Ron Klein and the staff of the American Hypnosis Training Academy (AHTA) invite you to explore and learn the extraordinary approaches of Ericksonian Hypnosis, Brief Solution-Focused Psychotherapy and  Neuro-Linguistic Programming TM


YOU WANT EXCELLENT TRAINING —- this is excellent training. We have provided outstanding instruction for more than twenty-five years, and we have more than 7800 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.


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 Solution-Focused Psychotherapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  You can  register for all 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 SOLUTION-FOCUSED PSYCHOTHERAPY are powerful clinical interventions with which to promote profound personal growth and achieve therapeutic objectives.


NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING has also become 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. 


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.





Professional Training in Ericksonian Hypnosis and

 Brief Solution-Focused Psychotherapy

Ericksonian Hypnosis & Brief Solution-Focused Psychotherapy and

Neuro-Linguistic Programming Participants working in class.

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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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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. 
Text Box: I received my training and several certifications for numerous programs from the American Hypnosis Training Academy, 
I contacted the National Board of Certified Counselors and found out that there were only two trainers teaching hypnotherapy in the United States that the NBCC accepted for continuing education credits and one of the trainers was Ron Klein. The training I received at AHTA has changed my life personally and professionally.      Suzanne Messina, LMHC, CGC

   Training professionals to rapidly help

        clients heal the past, live fully in

          the present, and shape healthy futures.