Type of Entertainment: Hypnotist   Rating: Everyone

Founder of the Mitchell Institute for Professional Hypnosis and Personal Motivation Hypnosis Clinics. 

With four successful clinics in Illinois, he is often called upon to consult with other hypnotists that wish to replicate his model for clinical practice.   William Mitchell is a Certified Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists. 

Since 1997, he has hypnotized thousands in group seminars, conducted over 250 stage hypnosis events, and currently, works with several hundred one-on-one clients each year.   He is also an adjunct faculty member at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL serving on their Complementary and Alternative Medicine Panel.   Currently, Mr. Mitchell is a regular host of a VoiceAmerica.com Internet Talk Show - Mind, Body, and Spirit. 

Academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts from Culver-Stockton College with a Missouri Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies and graduate theological education at Texas Christian University Brite Divinity School and Phillips University Graduate Seminary in Oklahoma with an earned Master of Divinity.   While serving congregations in Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Texas he did doctoral work at TCU and has now completed a Professional Doctorate of Hypnotherapy from Madison University. 

Rev.Mitchell is currently the Pastor of a small congregation, The First Baptist Church of Stonington, IL affiliated with the moderate American Baptists. During his active pastoral ministry, he served as President and Moderator of several religious groups. With Rev. Mitchell's interest in psychology, he consults with businesses and schools utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and serves as a Presenter and Trainer for New Leaf Resources, a grief-recovery company. Mr. Mitchell professional memberships include: 

  • Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine 
  • Member of the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts 
  • Member of the Association of Psychological Type 
  • Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists 
  • Member of the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association 

William has performed for hundreds of Companies, Colleges, Festivals, and Fairs that include:

  • Anheuser Busch in St. Louis,
  • Win Trust Bank, Rosemont, IL
  • New York Life Insurance Company in Tampa, Florida,
  • 3M Company in Brookings South Dakota,
  • City of Joplin (MO) employees party,
  • and The Multi-District Rotary Convention in Chattanooga, TN
  • As well as Colleges that include
  • University of Georgia at Athens,
  • Catholic University of America, Washington, DC,
  • Iowa State University Ames, IA
  • Kansas State University at Manhattan,
  • Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK.
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS,
  • Texas A&M University, Galveston TX,
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton GA
  • STRASSENFEST in Jasper, IN
  • Lucas County Iowa Fair
  • Beardstown Illinois Festival
  • Virginia Illinois Fair
  • TRI-County Fair in Richland, Missouri
  • Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Illinois

Each spring William and his team of hypnotists perform over 60 High School After-prom and Project Graduation events in 6 states.

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