About The Founder of Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis, David Quigley
David Quigley is the founder of Alchemical Hypnotherapy and author of the popular textbook "Alchemical Hypnotherapy." He is a graduate of Duke University in comparative religion and transpersonal psychology, and of the Hypnotherapy Training Institute in Corte Madera, California. David has extensive training in Gestalt, primal therapy, group process and Jungian psychology, as well as courses in Ericksonian and clinical hypnosis and NLP. David teaches throughout the United States and Europe, including speaking at the United Nations Enlightenment Society and numerous hypnotherapy conferences. David speaks about his program:
"Since I created Alchemical Hypnotherapy in 1983, over 2000 students have graduated from our institute as professional hypnotherapists from all over the world. There have also been over a dozen hypnosis programs opened nationwide based on the Alchemy system of training. I am excited to connect with my students during their struggle to learn this complex technology and watch them succeed in their personal and professional lives. Just the other day, I met one of my recent graduates by chance at the local video store. She was pleased to share with me how her session rate has climbed to $120 per session. She was so excited about her new calling. That is what makes my training and my life worthwhile."
I am grateful to my inner guides for a life of fulfillment, joy, and insight. I hope that you too can experience the life-changing power of Alchemy."
David is available for private hypnotherapy sessions either in person or by phone.
Call (707) 539-4989 for a free 15-minute phone consultation.
Patricia Haggard CCHT, is Co-Director of the Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis and the person who will most likely speak with you when you call our Santa Rosa office. Patricia wholeheartedly supports the past, present and future of Alchemical Hypnotherapy around the world, in the most positive way possible.
She is responsible for all operations at the Institute including external communication, marketing, advertising and staffing, financial and other reporting, enrolling and supporting students, clients and alumni.
Pat has over 30 years of professional experience in the financial and insurance industries, is a lifelong practitioner of a smorgasbord of complementary care modalities and energetic practices, and has been federally awarded for volunteerism. As an Alchemical Hypnotherapist, she loves the effectiveness and practicality of the Alchemist's impact as tour guide to the internal world, through uniquely profound processes. Pat is co-author of the text book, Alchemical Scents – Integrating Hypnosis and Essential Oils. Pat is also certified as Sound Therapist, Astrologer, Reiki Master/Teacher, Reflexology and Tian Gong Qi Gong practitioner, and in partnership with her husband offers private sessions in advanced sound, light and mind technologies at their clinic in Sebastopol, CA. www.PracticalAlchemicTherapies.com
Contact Pat at the Alchemy Institute offices in Santa Rosa, CA:
Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis Staff
Gayla Larson, BA, CCHT wears several hats within the Alchemy Institute. As Assistant Coordinator Gayla provides guidance and support to the gifted alumni who intern as Assistants during the basic training (as well as the to students in training) helping each build confidence and further refine their Alchemical skills. Gayla ensures that the experiential practice sessions run smoothly and are enriching for everyone. As Office Manager Gayla thoroughly enjoys responding to the daily needs of alumni, students and sponsors. She is passionate about cultivating and spreading the riches of Alchemy and likes to consider herself an “alchemy fairy”, sprinkling the gold dust of Alchemy over each and every person she encounters.
Prior to training with David Quigley in 2001, Gayla applied her natural gifts of clairsentience in her work as a medical office nurse, a substance abuse counselor and a women's crisis counselor. Particularly interested in the mind-body connection, she began meditating in the mid 1970's and studied and practiced tantra, yoga and energy psychology along way. For over thirty years she has also enjoyed exploring the subconscious mind through dreams, the tarot and astrology.
Gayla brings a balance of science and spirit to her private practice in Alchemical Hypnotherapy, drawing on her academic training in nursing and biopsychology from the University of Texas. As an Alchemist she has facilitated hundreds of clients to move into greater health, freedom and vitality addressing issues across a broad spectrum including addiction, weight loss, sexual abuse, phobias, chronic pain and cancer. Gayla is also a Certified Medical Hypnosis Practitioner and a Certified Massage Therapist.Read more about Gayla’s personal journey in these articles:
Gayla Larson, BA, CCHT
Certified Medical Hypnosis Practitioner
Raven (Olga) Osborne, RN, AA, CCHT has been Assistant in our trainings, empowerments and workshops since 2011. A Registered Nurse since 1969, Raven has over 15 years experience in Recovery Work plus extensive training in grief, loss, anger and emotional release. She received her AA degree with a psychology focus from San Francisco City College in 1981 and has studied widely in the work of Elizabeth Kubler Ross, John Lee, Angeles Arrien, and Michael Harner. She loves Native American Indigenous Ways and attends Inipi (Lodge) Ceremonies whenever possible. Raven feels honored to witness the sacred inner world of the Alchemical Hypnotherapy students, supporting their courageous journeys to transform their lives, meet their goals and graduate as Hypnotherapists. Her favorite Rumi lines are, “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there” and "The wind at night has secrets to keep --- don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want -- don't go back to sleep!"
Ellen Asherah, BA, CCHT, CMT has been an approved Instructor of Alchemical Hypnotherapy since February 2011. Ellen is a dynamic teacher with deep passion for passing on useable and practical transformational skills. Also a certified teacher of Qigong, Massage, and Reiki, Ellen has received certified training in Herbology, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Cranio-sacral therapy and Aromatherapy. Ellen loves teaching Alchemical Hypnotherapy, as it is the best hypnotic form for healing and transforming deep root causes of illness, emotional upset or compulsive habits. Living close to nature in the fragrant green foothills of Mount St. Helena supports, nourishes and informs her shamanic travels into connection and oneness. Offering private sessions in Alchemical Hypnotherapy since 2006, Ellen meets each client and student where they are at, in order to open new doorways to healing, insight, peace and connection, empowering her students with the best possible Alchemical tools for long-term change, healing and transformation. www.ellenasherah.com
Born in Switzerland in 1948, Brigitta D'Amato grew up in a small village less than an hour's walk from the homes of renowned therapists CG Jung and Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross.
After a traditional European education, which force-fed her brain and left her heart hungry, she ran off into the world. In retrospect, Brigitta is clear that she lived, loved and worked on five continents in desperate starvation for 'the meaning of life' and ideally, her authentic self. Little did she know that after years of trial and error, deep inquiry into most world religions plus Primal (and non-primal) Therapy, she would end up being the very therapist and facilitator she had been looking for!
In 1995, Brigitta became a Certified Clinical and Alchemical Hypnotherapist and has enjoyed teaching with and for David Quigley for over a dozen years.
Brigitta is more than an exuberant teacher and passionate motivational speaker who imparts information to the Brain - she is that rare breed of facilitator who leads her students and participants to their own "Inner Wisdom" and thus anchors information in their Hearts.
After all, Brains can forget - Hearts do not!
"Of course you need to know intellectually," she concedes, "but that alone will never make anyone a great therapist. The true 'Healing Energy' resides in the Heart, and that is the only place where life-liberating therapy work is done." Brigitta is a firm knower that your life is only as good as your relationship with your many inner selves. She has devoted her life to opening up her clients to their hidden Treasure Chest and unmasking their authentic Greatness!
P.S. Brigitta’s husband of 27 years, George Richard D'Amato, was utterly inspired by Brigitta's tangible transformations after her "Quigley Training". A retired international Banker, he followed in her footsteps and became not only a gifted Hypnotherapist but also the co-facilitator of their Empowerment Worth-Shops.
Visit Brigitta on her website: www.empowerments.net.
RABIA ERDUMAN CHT, RPP, CMP
Born in Turkey, raised there and in Germany, Rabia Erduman has a BA in Psychology, is an Alchemical Hypnotherapist, a Registered Polarity Practitioner, a Visionary Craniosacral Worker and is author of Veils of Separation: Finding the Face of Oneness. She teaches Intuitive Touch, Polarity Therapy, Tantra, Alchemy of the Chakras, the Alchemy of Tantra and Spiritual Awakening workshops, assisting both individuals and groups in the process of self-discovery.
Rabia has been in private practice and teaching since 1983. She customizes her approach to each client’s needs. Out of her commitment to her own spiritual awakening, Rabia assists clients in going beyond their conditioned identity. Currently, she practices in Monterey, California. To those wishing to understand her work, Rabia says, "My life and work are about being in the moment, free of fear and the feeling of separation. Deep joy is a natural outgrowth of this process As we explore the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies they come into alignment, allowing us to step back into who we are. When enough of the conditioned responses to life have peeled off, two things remain: ecstasy and stillness…”
To learn more about Rabia http://www.wuweiwu.com/
ALLAN HARDMAN began his career in the healing arts in 1989, when he trained as a hypnotherapist with David Quigley at the Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis, in Santa Rosa, CA. He went on to study with many other teachers and modalities, and returned to instruct professional trainings with the Alchemy Institute for several years.
In 1995, Allan met Miguel Ruiz, Toltec Nagual and author of the best seller, The Four Agreements. For the next ten years, Allan studied and traveled with don Miguel, until he had completed his intensive apprenticeship in the Toltec tradition.
Allan combines this multi-discipline background in emotional healing and spiritual counseling with his love, piercing insight, and humor, to create a powerful and safe environment for his students. He is an expert in revealing and healing the hidden belief systems that limit and sabotage our lives—and freeing us to be all that we can be.
Allan Hardman is the co-author of The Heart of Healing and Healing the Heart of the World -- co-authored with Deepak Chopra, Caroline Myss, Dr. Andrew Weil, Prince Charles, and others, and is the author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book. His extensive website describes his journeys, events, and consulting programs at www.joydancer.com.