Gerald F. Kein
1939 - 2017
Founder of the
Omni Hypnosis Training Center®
Gerald is the founder of the Omni Hypnosis Training Center® in DeLand, Florida. Having trained thousands of hypnotists and hypnotherapists in over eighty countries, he is widely recognized as one of this country’s leading instructors of clinical hypnotism.
For many years, Jerry listened to the issues of both new and veteran hypnotism practitioners. In a strong voice they indicated that after completing their hypnotism courses, they still felt unsure of how to resolve the many issues for which clients schedule sessions. They wanted and needed “Step-By-Step, How-To” instruction to create success for the client and for themselves in this helping profession.
Considering this need for highly effective training, Jerry decided to place on video the finest, undiluted, pure hypnotism training courses available today. In 1988 he started monthly “How-To” seminars at the Omni Hypnosis Training Center® for his students. Each month he would focus on instructing, “Step-by-Step”, how to deal with a particular issues requested by the students. When the attendees left these seminars, they were prepared, confident and ready to approach the problem area effectively.
These professional courses, seminars and workshops have been placed on download files live, as they were happening, not in a glitzy studio with scripts and rehearsals. Some are live sessions with clients, as indicated in the descriptions of each training. To our knowledge, Omni Hypnosis Training Center® was the first hypnotism training center to offer these “How To”, “Step-by-Step”, exciting, confidence building, continuing education training programs.
Professionals from around the world in varied disciplines; such as, physicians, psychologists, dentists, nurses, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, hypnotists and hypnotherapists have written Jerry acclaiming these programs as the best training, live or distance learning, they have ever received in hypnotism. They have stood the test of time and deliver the finest, most advanced, practical training available.
A graduate of Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, Jerry helds a degree in education. He served as Executive Director of the National Board of Hypnosis Education and Certification. He co-authored “Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy: Basic & Advanced Techniques For The Professional” with his former student, Calvin Banyan. Jerry was also a contributing author to The Journal of Hypnotism, served on the Advisory Board of the National Guild of Hypnotists and on the Certification Board of the National Guild of Hypnotists.
A very thoughtful and sentimental Gerald (Jerry) Kein on the positive future of OMNI. He realizes that what he started in 1979 became a global product. He is deeply greatful to see this in his lifetime. Shortly after this interview Jerry passed away.