Randal Churchill was the first President of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and completed his most recent term in January 2012. He is Founder (1978) and Director of the Hypnotherapy Training Institute, one of the oldest and largest licensed hypnotherapy schools, drawing students from around the world to accelerated classes in San Francisco, California. He is known as "The Teacher of the Teachers™", since many state-approved
hypnotherapy instructors were trained by him. A veteran of over 40,000 hours of an exceptional hypnotherapy practice spanning 44 years, he received his degree in Psychology with Honors from Sonoma State University.
Randal Churchill has received international acclaim for his creative and comprehensive therapy and teaching skills. An intuitive, highly supportive therapist, he is originator of Hypnotic Dreamwork™ and has been a pioneering leader for 40 years of Gestalt therapy, regression, and advanced ideomotor methods. He has been a featured teacher at many International Hypnotherapy Conferences, and has instructed at numerous institutions in the US and overseas, including teaching psychiatrists at Napa State Hospital.
Churchill's Regression Hypnotherapy, which teaches his transforming work in overcoming the effects of trauma, has been called the definitive text on the subject of regression. His seminal Become the Dream was the first book about the integration of dreamwork and hypnotherapy. Both books won the Founder's Award for Excellence in Professional Literature. His new text, Catharsis in Regression Hypnotherapy, has received rave reviews. He is author of numerous professional articles, ranging from many American publications to the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
A Lifetime Member of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, Randal is a Charter Member of the International Gestalt Therapy Association and on the Board of Advisors of the Gestalt Institute of Austin. The subject of a television documentary about his extraordinary work, he has been interviewed by many media sources including the BBC, PBS, and the popular Japanese educational television program, Banbutsu Soseiki.