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Testimonials From Our Banyan Hypnosis Center Graduates of 2009

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NGH Approved Banyan Hypnosis Certification Course with 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®

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October 2009
Tustin, California Held in Tustin
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

“The course is very informative and enlightening. Confidence is built into the course. The grand surprise was the effectiveness of 7th Path. 7th Path alone is worth the cost of the course. I feel blessed that i've had the opportunity to be here. Thanks.”Bruce Alston M.A.

“This course has been life changing. I came in a neophyte and leave a pro. Both the 5-PATH® hypnosis course and the 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® are succinct, well crafted, and revolutionary. I personally have gone through mind blowing personal growth in 2 weeks. Gains I would have expected in years of self work. I also am excited by the business structure given in this class. I have all the tools and techniques I need to hit the ground running as soon as I get home. Thank you for the life changing weeks.”Carla Boynton M.F.A.

“The course was very informative. 7th Path was THE surprise. It is a roadmap to self mastery. It brings light to ones life. No matter how spiritually developed, on gains more insight and understanding than they come in with, which improves their life and their relationships with those around them.Taly Viner

“Absolutely the best return of my money and time and that is real rare these days. After this course, if you haven't got a giant head start on the rest, ten you must've missed it, because everything you need from step by step instruction to relentless drilling and practicing is a basic fundamental of the Banyan Hypnosis Center. Thank you Cal and Maureen.Jon Wiebold

“Cal Banyan is an amazing teacher with valuable information that is presented in a way that accelerates learning. The Finale is having great tools along with confidence that I can take the systems home and use them right away with my clients.Carol Rains

“I attended the course with an open mind and I came away with much more than I could have ever imagined. There are things that I thought I really understood that I now understand even better. I only wish I had taken this course years ago. However, I'm sure I attended the course when I was supposed to.Joseph Jackson Jr.

“An incredibly powerful and productive way to spend 10 days. Arrived wondering if I would have the ability or confidence to help people, and left knowing that I can and will help people. What a powerful approach to healing! The instructors and staff are excellent at what they do, friendly and approachable. Cal gets through a ton of information in a clear, effective & efficient way. Plenty of practice time was allotted and was so important to help me build confidence in the skills taught & my ability to implement them.”Elissa Brinkerhoff

“This course is only for serious students. Cal Banyan has a strict business policy of producing the very best students. The public deserves the very best treatment in resolving their every day issues. Hypnosis is the best way to treat these issues with excellent results. As a professional equestrian coach, I use hypnosis to help my students become champions.”John Kosck, B.S.

Live Online Student

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this course and its work. I went into this class expecting to learn "how to do" hypnosis but I am coming out of it a changed person. The experiences have been educational, transformational and worth every penny and moment spent. Cal Banyan is an excellent instructor. I would recommend anyone to this class or any other classes taught by Cal Banyan and his team of professionals.”Debbie DeFreece

“Very good class. I've never learned more in only two weeks. Very strict but but benefits the focusing on the important things we are here to learn to be good at doing this and be able to help other people. I feel more peaceful and complete. I have more confidence because I know I can help others now.”Annika Lundqrist

Live Online Student

“An intense, fast-paced program -- especially wearing headphones and looking at all those little screens for two weeks. Thanks to Taylor's expert hand, the technology is up to the task. I would do it all again! I sat on the edge of my chair most of the time, holding my breath, waiting to see what would happen next. WOW! The materials are well-organized and ample. Cal and Elron are both experts and yet have contrasting styles, demonstrating that everyone can successfully apply the techniques. Both 5-Path and 7th Path are elegantly systematic and unbelievably powerful. The supervised practice sessions were a real confidence booster. I came away charged up and ready to go help people!”Ruth E Schneider, BA, MS

7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Teachers Course
- Ultimate Recognitions

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August 2009
Marlborough, MA Held at the NGH convention in Marlborough, MA
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

“This course was significantly better than 20+ years of therapy because it gives a simple path and technique(s) to assist in eliminating the many "distractions" that have taken over my life.” Lynette Zacchera

“I've always wanted to teach a self-hypnosis class but I've always felt they were lacking something. I came to this class looking for something full and meaty for my clients. I struck gold taking this class. Cal really knows what he's talking about and 7th Path™ is truly ingenious. Thank You!” Alanna Jackson, C.H.

“Amazing course - Amazing instructor. I've been looking (searching) for my path in life outside of myself. 7th Path™ points me to my path within. Now that I know where my path starts, i look forward to filling my cup.” Clay Dinger, C.H.

“Wonderful, amazing experience. Experienced joy, sadness, grief, anger. Would like to teach this to other people. Wanted to be a nurse when I was a child, but didn't follow that path. Now I feel I can heal other people by sharing this experience with them” Irene Fuchs

“Its as big as the sky - Unending and overwhelming. Preaching the good has been tried since the beginning of time but preaching is forcing of opinions on others. This allows everyone and anyone the opportunity to discover all of the energy and good and guidance that is available to them personally. Absolutely amazing.” Elizabeth Marian Kilkenny, C.H.

“This was one of the best courses that I participated in! Cant wait to lean more from Cal in the future... and I am very happy to be part of the Banyan family. This is self hypnosis like none other. This course is a "journey of self". All I can say is that when you finish this course you will leave being more in touch with the real you before you entered.” Geraldine Boudrot, C.H.

“As a 5-PATH® hypnotist for 5 years, I knew this was the last puzzle piece I needed to move my work on to the next level. But to do that, I needed to go through a transformative process, to let go of my own blocks. I feel ready now - I have experienced releasing negative emotions. I know I can do that for myself and for others too. My goal is to help groups and increase the number of people that can access these most powerful transformative processes. I have been searching for many years, only 7th Path™ has helped me find the spiritual connection U have been looking for.” Christine Hill, PDCHyp, MBSCH

“This was an incredible journey! I went through every emotion in the world, revisited all kinds of old problems I thought I had dealt with and at the end have never felt as fulfilled in my life. If you need to feel connected with yourself and with the whole universe and also be able to pass it over in a very easy structure to follow this is definitely the course to take.” Henriette Gezundhajt

“I didn't understand what expectations and hopes I had for this class until I felt anger and frustration when I did not have full understanding at the end of the first day. The relief and joy I felt during the second day when things started to become clear was grand.” Alan Zerla, B.A., M.A.m Ph.D., C.H., C.I.

“Cal displayed considerable patience in some ways that were unexpected. The course was well organized and presented, which seems a huge challenge given the materiel. Thank you Cal, for believing in your materiel and sharing it with us. For recognizing the importance of the material. This gives me great confidence that I can offer valuable help to such a large variety of people. What's next?” Lisa Weaver, Ph.D.

“A great opportunity to learn more about who I am and how I can better help others in learning more about themselves. It is more than hypnosis, I appreciate Cal's passion and professionalism. I will be learning more about myself each and every day.” A. Sid Acker, B.S., C.H.I., B.C.H., L.M.T., M.T.I.

“I didn't take the course the course took me - To creation itself and I was there - to the continuation of the journey the hills and valleys of life. For we are, all no better, no worse - in spiritual connection - grateful - for a continuous life - time life - line - total recognition - in 9 steps.” Beryl Comar M.A., Med. M.N.L.P., C.I.

“This has been a wonderful course and a fertile field for self growth and facilitating the growth of others. The start of a healing journey! Thank You!” Therese Baumgart

“Cal Banyan is one of the most compassionate best instructors that I have studies with. This journey can be fulfilling and life changing.” Mary-Lousie M. Bulmer

“I didn't know what 7th Path was, I just knew I needed to take this course. Cal Banyan lives up to his reputation, he is fabulous and a gift to the world. I am so glad, and fortunate I took this class. There was so much more then I could have ever expected. Thank you for giving me a way to be a better person, and have a more fulfilling life. And teach this to others.” Sue Syrek, C.H.

“I had been wanting to do this class since 2008 after” Sue Syrek, C.H.

NGH Approved Banyan Hypnosis Certification Course with 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®

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July 2009
Tustin, California Held in Tustin
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

“Simply WOW. Took this particular course because Cal was teaching it. Go to the source. His background gives him unique insight to hypnosis and he is gifted at sharing his experience. Tough course. Wouldn't have it any other way 5-PATH® & 7th Path™ plain powerful. I love having a procedure to follow and plenty of support. Thanks Awesome!” David D'Aiuto B.A.

“This course is exactly as advertised. It is tough and draining but absolutely worth it. Without hesitation I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn hypnosis or improve their existing skills.” Casey Conner

“Excellent course. It provided a great base and structure for helping a wide range of clients and set the foundation for future learning in the field.” Michael Bueti

“This course has exceeded my expectations. I came in to learn hypnosis and learned so much more. I am now confident that 5-PATH® is an excellent source to help all clients. I am excited to start helping people. Thank you for everything.” Scott Comer

“The Banyan Institute training was exceptional - in terms of the system itself, the teaching, the whole organization. Having devoted two decades to studying various psychotherapeutic self-growth modalities, I was impressed by the sheer power & simplicity of the 5-PATH® & 7th Path™ systems. The magnitude & profound effects will continue to reverberate for me personally, as well as strengthening & unifying my psychotherapeutic practice. This is a life-changing experience!!” Cynthia Williemsen, Dip, Psych, EMDR prac, M.A.

“Cal is very thorough, he is passionate about what he is teaching and wants all who take the class to represent the highest standards in the hypnotherapy industry. His goal is top create 1%ers and he is determined to help you succeed by providing tools after the course is over to help you continue to grow professionally as well as personally. He has provided on line groups to help you by having experienced hypnotherapists available to help answer your question and support your continued development. It was a pleasure to take the class and look forward to continued growth within the Banyan Hypnosis Training center.” Gary Vollhoffer

“I found the class to be extremely encouraging. Very informative, valuable information from which I have benefited tremendously and will continue to benefit in my future. Cal makes these courses such fun.” Caroline Schilling, Aliso Viejo, CA

“I've been through undergraduate school and law school. This has been the most valuable, demanding and comprehensive course I've ever had. Not only that, its elements are universally applicable. I thoroughly enjoyed it. For me, Cal had the perfect temperament and combination of experience, and was able to include not only anecdotal, but also theoretical elements.” Alberto Ordonez, B.S. JD. Miami, FL.

“Dear Professor Banyan,
Yes, this is the start of my commentary about the 5-PATH® & 7th Path™ course. The salutation, "Dear Professor so fitting and appropriate. My explanation is as follows:

  1. DEAR - applies to Cal Banyan perfectly! Because he is unconditionally, committed to imparting a "humanistic, loving manner of "Love" to all. He feels that it is every human being's undeniable right to feel loved, respected, and secure. 7th Path cements these ideas.
  2. PROFESSOR - He is a distinguished scholar whose main purpose is to impart knowledge and caring to all. This is achieved through 5 & 7th Path™.
  3. BANYAN - How appropriate his last name is. Like the Banyan Tree in nature...he is elegant, ruthlessly kind, and universally respectful of nature and the Universe. 5 &7th Path is a profound system developed by Cal Banyan to live dynamically.

In closing, I would enthusiastically state...that isn't it just wonderful, fabulous, dynamite, incredible, out of this world...when the Universe provides a scholar like Cal Banyan, and he imparts the 5 & 7th Path system to have mankind experience "unconditional love". Wow! It truly doesn't get better than that. Thank you! Thank you!

So in closing, "Gracias! Estimado Profesor Banyan. Que Dios siempe te Bendica a ti, a ta familia a tu 5th - 7th path sistemce. God bless you always.” Sally Ordonez, BS, Miami, FL.

Live Online Student

“I truly enjoyed every aspect of the course and felt Cal teaches it with right amount of sarcasm and wit!! His true life experiences and life history bring the concepts of the course into reality, and make the students feel that they too can jump straight in and get better and better with practice. Doing it online with the time difference had its challenges but Cal brought us into the classroom at all times. it felt like we were there and have had the same experience as those in the actual classroom. Supervision with Elronn was very valuable and he gave us great encouragement and tips. Taylor deserves a big mention for helping us get started with the tech side in the first place and sorting out our problems everyday! Thank you Taylor.” Carly Nair, Malasia

Live Online Student

“I think this course is awesome, and I agree with Cal about what it is worth, but with the currency exchange that's about how much it cost, and I still think it is priceless. Cal's professional and personal experience makes this course absolutely amazing and so much better than any hypnosis course out there. It's too bad this is not part of the mainstream Psychology curriculum, I honestly think it should be. I loved everything about it!” Chitra Karthigeyan, MA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CPHI in Training

“Cal as before - sharp - knowledgeable and rammed the information down my throat. A very different experience as a CPHI trainee, not only is the information going in - at the same time, Elronn was doing his magic and then 7th Path came and tidied up.” Piers Day, Suffolk, UK

7th Path™ Ultimate Recognitions of the 9th Degree Teachers

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May 2009
Tustin, California Held in Tustin
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

“I came to this class with high expectations given the outstanding training experiences I had already experienced at the Banyan Center. The 7th Path Ultimate's far, far exceeded anything that I could have imagined... It was a transformative, life-changing, paradigm-shifting, grace-filled two day journey. It is my deepest desire that everyone have an opportunity to experience the grace of this journey. This is an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary teacher. It will change your life forever for good forever.” Susan Gallaher, C.H., Huntington Beach, CA

“This course has transformed my life on levels that I know have yet to be revealed to me. For the first time in my life I know how to purposely connect to delta, and be filled and healed by delta's love. This experience has changed the course of my life - or rather clarified my true path. I am eternally grateful to Cal fro bringing 7th path into my life. At age 40 I feel healed for the first time in my life, something I had been working on for the past 25 years.” Danielle Hering, C.H., M.S., Yuma, AZ

“Gratitude! Gratitude! Gratitude! I am so grateful to have given myself the gift of the Ultimate Recognitions, and to Cal for sharing them!

When you are inspired with some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds, your consciousness expands in every direction, your mind transcends all limitations and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents come alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far then you ever dreamed yourself to be" Patanjali 300-500 BC

“For me, this has been conveyed thoroughly the first 2 days of the Ultimate's. Now I have a powerful tool to guide and maximize my life's journey to bring forth that which is within myself and others. What a blessing. Thank you!” Jim Osborn, C.H., Tasmania, Australia

The Week of Power - Advanced Hypnosis Certification with 5-PATH® & 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®

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April 2009
Tustin, California Held in Tustin
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

“This course has been a peak experience for me, all my journey over the last 10 years has brought ne to this place. It allows me to access all the work I want to perform in a professional and effective manner. I say this from a background of studying hypnosis for many years. The spiritual content at depth and effectiveness.” Raymond Newman, BA, MA, Psy.D, Adelaide, Australia

“The class was just as good perhaps even better the second time around and I highly recommend sitting thru the course again to seal in the learnings from the first time. Mr. Banyan is an excellent teacher! Not only in how it is taught, but the quality of what is being taught. Not only in how it is taught, but the quality of what is being taught. He does not hold back and provides us with everything that we need to be successful. The course covers everything from marketing to successfully performing age regression and forgiveness with all of the tips and techniques developed from the numerous clients that he has seen. The training model used, as well as the practice sessions, are conducive to the optimal learning environment. The added bonus is 7th Path™, self-hypnosis sessions that are weaved into the trainings and used as a model on how to teach along with 5-PATH®” Kimberly Saxon, BS, NLPP, Lorton, VA

“A jam-packed week of information that can be put into practice immediately.

  • Cal shares his knowledge in a timely method that is easy to learn and absorb. At the same time, Cal pushes each student to be the best they can be and go home ready to use what is learned the next day at home.
  • The mandatory practice times morning and afternoon, were invaluable.
  • Resources are readily available for sale and some were generously shared with us. So convenient!

“The entire staff couldn't have been more helpful. Thank-you so much.” Jo-Anne Eadie, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

“I am a psychotherapist in private practice for nineteen years. I have been on a continuous quest for therapeutic methods that work. 5-PATH® training delivered more than I ever imagined. The structure, logic, and power of this training is amazing. Cal Banyan had a reason for every technique and concept. His presentation was intense. If you sign up, get ready for a ride.” William Deacon, Sarasota, FL

“The Advanced Hypnotherapy Training course was transformative for me both personally and professionally. A lot of courses might promise to give you the tools you'll need to be successful as a hypnotherapist, but this one really delivers. Cal is a dedicated and driven instructor, making every moment of the course valuable during the entire seven days. Furthermore, 7th Path™, as a personally-transformative spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical practice - has brought surprising new insights about myself. I love it. Take this class! You'll be grateful that you did.” Richard Blake, M.I.T., Bellingham, WA

“I expected a good course from Cal Banyan and this course exceeded my expectations 10X. Technically, the course was excellent, and the most professional course I have attended to-date. 5-PATH® will change my practice and my clients, however, 7th Path™ will change my world. This class is experiential and transformational. It receives my highest recommendation.” Tracy Krauthamer, BS, MNLP, Portland, OR

“The Week of Power was awesome, illuminating and rich with practical tips and tools. I love the mind, body spirit integration of 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self Hypnosis® and look forward to sharing it with my clients. Cal is a gifted teacher who generously shares his knowledge about all aspects of his 5-PATH® hypnosis and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®.” Rebecca Jeffers, M.Ed. LPC, Fort Worth, TX

“This course was one of the toughest I have ever attended - both emotional and physical and it was worth every moment. You do not return home the person you came to this course as.

“I strongly recommend this course to every hypnotist or anyone thinking about becoming a hypnotist. The practice time and information is amazing and very worthwhile. This will change your life in ways you can't imagine when you start the course.” Rebecca Jeffers, Omaha, NE

“Great class - a lot of good information presented in an orderly and precise manner. This material really works. Thanks.” David Liberto, Menomonie, WI

NGH Approved Banyan Hypnosis Certification Course with 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®

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January 2009
Tustin, California Held in Tustin
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

“I found the course very enlightening and helpful. It has given me the confidence and the tools to begin my career as a hypnotherapist. Cal's method of teaching, inserting humor and discipline, along with his real world experience has been the cornerstone of the class. I am glad I made the investment to attend.” Gene Conley, Lake Forest, California

“Advanced Hypnotherapy Training with 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self Hypnosis® with Cal Banyan has been an incredibly enlightening experience in learning more about the nature of the mind and therapeutic application of hypnosis. An extremely valuable course. The staff and Maureen were very hospitable as well. Thanks.” Rob MacInnes, Bloomington, Minnesota

“I am very happy with both the practical training and comprehensive theory for starting my career as a 5-PATH hypnotherapist. I am completing this course with the confidence and knowledge I will need to open my own hypnotherapy practice.
But, that is what I was expecting/hoping to get. The 7th Path Self Hypnosis training blew me away. I cannot wait to begin teaching this powerful tool to my clients.”
Steven Drysdale, North Vancouver, Canada

“This was by far the best and most informative class I have ever taken. The material was presented in a very professional manner. There was a lot of information - it's still being processed, creating a journey to learn more and expand my knowledge of all that was presented. The staff was very supportive and assisted, helped, coached to help get the desired results that were being presented and practiced. Cal does an excellent job in the presentation of all the materials, very knowledgeable on the videos being presented. To me the way Hypnotism was presented was vastly different than what I had seen or heard from others that have taken different courses. The 5-PATH® process is simply the best way to do hypnosis on a client, getting to the core to solve the conflicts. 7th Path™, I can't describe it, the class has to be taken to experience the change it brings about in you. Thank you Cal.” Vern De Buhr, Sun City, California

“Not what I thought it would be, but definitely an interesting course. Much information for starting a hypnotherapy business. 7th Path™ is an interesting alternative to allow clients to rejuvenate and renew their lives. 5-PATH® is a systematic method of using hypnosis to help your clients. Combined, it will be hard to fail.” Dale Welch, Lompoc, California

“I have to say this was the most enlightening two weeks of my life. At this point, I feel as if I am capable of doing anything that I choose to do. I am confident in my abilities, but it is so much more than being just confident and capable, I have a knowing deep within me that I am going to be doing what it is that I am supposed to do. I am secure in the choices I have made. Thank you, Cal, Maureen and staff.” Mary Balchi, Brooklyn, New York

“This course has been much more than a Hypnosis Certification and Advanced Hypnotherapy course, the depth of information presented, the systematic 5-PATH® methodology will revolutionalize how you do hypnosis. 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® is the most powerful tool for personal transformation that I have experienced. Combining 5-PATH® with 7th Path™, provides a remarkably simple and elegant delivery system to produce deeply powerful and permanent changes in your clients. This class is remarkable, outstanding and life changing.” Susan Gallaher, Huntington Beach, California

“I got more out of this class than I expected. With 7th Path™, I have a practice to sustain me the rest of my life. Cal is an effective teacher. He could be a little more warm and fuzzy..maybe someday.” Michael Canterbury, Lafayette, California

“Definitely more than I expected. I signed up because I experienced 5-PATH® myself... and felt it was a very valuable tool that I wanted to incorporate into my psychotherapy practice. In addition to obtaining that valuable information, I experienced a life altering process through 7th Path™. I fell more alive and more grateful for the life I have. I feel a stronger connection to my creator... like the path to finding Heaven or Earth has been revealed to me. I am eternally grateful for the gifts I have received these past two weeks.” Danielle Hering, MS, LMFT, Yuma, Arizona

“Cal Banyan is at the pinnacle of his profession. He is genuine, unpretentious and full of wisdom. For those seeking to find answers, deeper understanding with clarity, gain a new perspective in an open, honest, caring, non-judgmental environment, this is the place to be.” Chuck White, Charlotte, North Carolina

“I thought this was an excellent program. The approaches themselves are very structured processes (i.e. 5-PATH® and 7th Path™). However, the training also had a nice blend of 'Tell, Show, Do' helping the student internalize learnings. As an instructor, Cal brings a wealth of practical experience which keeps things lively and brings key concepts to life. Very well done.” Mark B. Gamble, MBA, CFP, Bainbridge Island, Washington

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