Welcome to The American Hypnosis Training Academy (AHTA)


   Teaching professionals to better help

       their clients heal the past, live fully in

          the present, and shape healthier futures.


Ron Klein and the staff of the AHTA invite you to explore the extraordinary realm of Ericksonian Hypnosis, Brief Psychotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming TM .  


AHTA training programs lead to Certification as a Practitioner of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Advanced Practitioner of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and Practitioner and Master Practitioner of NLP. Additionally, numerous Brief Solution-Focused workshops  are scheduled on our training calendar  throughout the year. 


Browse these pages to learn the various training programs and workshops offeredAs you browse you’ll get your questions answered about  traditional and Ericksonian Hypnosis, Brief Psychotherapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  You can  register for the programs online and by phone. 


To request brochures and to be added to our database CLICK HERE .  You will receive timely invitations to all the AHTA events via email and/or U.S. Postal Service.   


AHTA TRAINING IS UNIQUE! What’s unique about AHTA training is that the instructors are fully committed to teaching.  Therefore, the focus is on preparing you to do Ericksonian Hypnosis & Brief Psychotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming well —- not just demonstrating how well the trainers can demonstrate the methods.  We at AHTA look forward to having you join us and a group of your colleagues for  these exciting journeys in learning. To read what past participants say about this training, Click Here


YOU WILL BE TAUGHT to utilize the generative approaches of Ericksonian hypnotherapy & Brief Psychotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help clients reduce anxiety, conquer phobias, change problem behaviors, handle difficult relationships successfully, quit smoking, lose weight and more. You will learn to  induce hypnotic trance with ease, and to use verbal and nonverbal multilevel hypnotic communication and metaphor to bring about rapid and lasting changes for your clients and for yourself.


ERICKSONIAN APPROACHES TO HYPNOSIS and BRIEF PSYCHOTHERAPY are a powerful set of clinical interventions with which to promote profound personal growth and achieve therapeutic objectives. NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING is now a main-stream set of highly effective psychotherapeutic techniques.  The acquisition of these highly effective methods will reinforce your professional expertise, and can have a profound effect on your personal life as well.


YOUR TRAINING will consist of lecture-demonstrations and exercises in small groups, where you will practice each of the skills and techniques as they are presented.  Immediate feedback from the training staff and your colleagues will enhance your learning experience.


AS THE OLD SAYING GOES you can tell a lot about people by the company they keep. You can also tell a lot about therapists by the training they take and what they say about the skills they learned. When you attend the American Hypnosis Training Academy you’ll gain the important skills you need to help your clients heal themselves by effectively utilizing hypnosis, brief solution-focused psychotherapy and NLP.  As one  our students say: 


             After 35-plus years in private practice and many, many workshops

            and seminars this program was by far one the most challenging,

            provocative and rewarding I have ever attended”.

                                                                                           John Wortley, Ph.D.


             “The combining of trance (Ericksonian Hypnosis) with Brief Solution

             Focused Psychotherapy and NLP was so skillfully done and beautifully

             modeled.  I also especially valued the  coaching in the group circle

             exercises that Ron provided”.

                                                                                           Mary Vanderwart, Ph.D.




YOU WANT EXCELLENT TRAINING —- this is excellent training. We have provided outstanding instruction for more than twenty-five years, and we have more than 6700 satisfied trainees who agree. We look forward to having you join a group of your colleagues for some exciting journeys in learning and skill development.

Professional Training in Ericksonian Hypnosis , Brief Psychotherapy & NLP

Ericksonian Hypnosis & Brief Psychotherapy and

Neuro-Linguistic Programming Participants

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Text Box: “I began the seminar with the belief that Doctor Milton Erickson was a mystifying presence.  I concluded the seminar with clarity, understanding and respect for the tools that Dr. Erickson so wonderfully utilized.  I now know that the magic Dr. Milton Erickson worked can be duplicated as a result of the powerful learning offered by Ron Klein and his dedicated, caring approach and his thorough understand of those tools”.           
        Fran James Vita, M.Ed.
Text Box: “Kay and I attended the "Intermediate" week of training at the Erickson 
Institute in Phoenix this past week.  The presenters were Brent Geary, Jeff Zeig, Steve Lankton, and Sonya Benson.  
Our consensus is that, although there was some good material, our training experiences with you, Ron, gave us far more in skill building. In fact, our knowledge and skills were second to none among the more than 30 participants.  
This is the first time we have had a chance to make a comparison with any other training program, and we are both satisfied that yours is 
far ahead of this one, at least. Thank you” !

         Ben Bogia, M.Div., Ph.D.

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Ron Klein and Associates, Inc.

Text Box: I am very grateful for this training, I learned  skills that will be of great benefit to myself personally and professionally.  Ron Klein is a wise, caring and skillful teacher. 

       Jillian B. Foster, LCSW
Text Box: The seminar was great.  I learn so much more about myself, my family and clients each time I open up to the possibilities.  And, you have a way of presenting myriad possibilities that come to me, like popcorn, when I least expect them.  Gladly, many present themselves when I am facing my most challenging clients.  Thank you for the popcorn!    Ruth Jacobson, M.S., LMFT
Text Box: August 15, 2016.  Ron, I completed your certificate course in December, 1995 and remember that it was the best training I have ever attended.  I have also earned 2 PhD's and practice as a mental health professional.  Attending your class in hypnotherapy...learning the techniques and origins of hypnosis was like weaving a grand tapestry beginning with the first piece of fine silk thread.  You are the master of this discipline.  Milton Erikson would agree.
								Beverly J. Anderson, Ph.D.