Mending the Mind is Integral to Healing the Body 

As a Consulting Hypnotist it is my mission to help everyday people with everyday problems, no matter how big or how small they seem to be, to change their lives for the better by the use of suggestion therapy or Hypnotherapy.


My name is Michael Hopkins and I am a Certified Hypnotist, and I am certified in Complementary Medical Hypnotism by the National Guild of Hypnotist, Inc.

To make an appointment for a free consultation I may be reached at or by my I-phone at 563-564-1434. If you are not able to come in for an appointment at my office, here in Dubuque, IA, I am experienced and capable of conducting phone hypnosis, facetime or skype hypnosis.


I completed training and was awarded membership to the National Guild of Hypnotist as a
Certified Consulting Hypnotist. I received my training from Rev. Dr. William Mitchell, a board certified instructor of the National Guild of Hypnotist, at the Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis. His office is located at 2700 West Lawrence, Suite N, Springfield, Il 62704. Phone 800-662-3040

I am also, Certified, in Complementary Medical Hypnotism through a joint Curriculum of the National Guild of Hypnotist and the Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles, a Diplomat and Board Certified Instructor of the National Guild of Hypnotist. For reference Dr. Giles office is located at 1211 Pershing Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois 60189-6735. Phone 630-668-1141


Rev. Dr. Giles has been teaching Complementary Medical Hypnotism for well over a decade. “The curriculum is based on the understanding that what brings the medically ill client to a Consulting Hypnotist is primarily fear, worry and loss-of-control. While pain management may remain an important tool for the Consulting Hypnotist, the vast majority of clients consult a practitioner in order to obtain relief from fear, worry and loss-of-control rather than a specific symptom. Interestingly, by helping such emotions to lift, the hypnotist encourages an improvement in the medical condition".

"Rev. Dr. Giles has developed the first medical approved hospital based program in America using hypnotism as an adjunct in the treatment of cancer patients. It is a cooperative venture of La Grange Memorial Hospital in La Grange, Illinois, and Dr. Giles and was the first approved program of its kind in America. Patients have been helped since 1991 with spectacular results. Published outcomes research on this program show that participants have an average ten-year survival that is better than the estimated five-year survival for their cancer when compared to the national cancer outcomes database".(ref. above website)

As for myself I first took an interest in Hypnosis in 1977. Back then there was not much known about hypnosis so my interest was that of a hobby. I did mostly self hypnosis and occasionally hypnotized others for the fun of it. A few years ago I rekindled my interest in hypnosis and have seriously applied myself to the modality ever since. Having several diverse professional backgrounds including being a Vietnam veteran and maturity gives much to draw on and enhances my abilities to do hypnotherapy.

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