The Institute for Transpersonal Studies:
A Hypnosis School and personal transformation resource in Santa Cruz, CA since 1988

Founded in 1988, The Institute for Transpersonal Studies in Santa Cruz, California offers personal sessions, transformational events and professional Hypnosis Certification training which includes Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Voice Dialogue and more. This is a Hypnosis school and so much more, where you can acquire tools for healing, personal empowerment, spiritual growth and professional development.

About the Director and Instructors:

About Director and Founder, Rainya Dann:
Rainya Dann has been studying and teaching healing since the 1970's and co-founded the Institute for Transpersonal Studies in 1988. She has mastered a diverse and expansive set of skills in the healing arts and is certified to teach numerous personal transformation technologies including Hypnosis, Nero-Linguistic Programming, Voice Dialogue, Breath work and much more.
Click to read more about Rainya's professional credentials and her mission
for helping people create more joyful lives.

About Instructor Savarna Wiley:

Savarna Wiley, MA CMT CCHT, has enjoyed working in the healing arts since 1978. Trained as a Holistic Health Educator and Massage therapist in the 70's, she also earned honors in both a BA program in Art Therapy and a Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology. For 13 years she has worked as a Hospice Chaplain providing spiritual support to people of diverse backgrounds. She is a Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapist and Master level NLP Practitioner. Certified by The Michael Newton Institute, she offers 'Life Between Life Hypnosis' and is employed as a case reviewer for students in this specialty. Working with people to bring out their beauty, strength, talent and joy has become her passion.

About Instructor Janet Venturini:
Jan Venturini is a master teacher and healer has been involved in the healing arts for over 30 years. As a seminar leader and Clinical Hypnotherapist at the Institute for Transpersonal Studies, Jan brings the wisdom of her life experience as well as a vast healing arts background to this community. Jan is a minster and life coach and a Whole Life Integration Facilitator. She also has raised 3 boys and is a real estate business professional. Jan is an inspiring channel who focuses on core issues and will help you weave a creative and rewarding path for your soul's evolution. To be with Jan is to be in the presence of a wisdom keeper -- she is a "healer's healer."

Programs and resources at the Institute for Transpersonal Studies:

Private Hypnosis Sessions
With Director, Rainya Dann or Instructors Savarna Wiley and Janet Venturini

Learn self-hypnosis and experience deep personal transformation with Hypnosis and other techniques such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Voice Dialogue and Breath Work. Personal sessions by phone are highly effective and afford you the comfort and convenience of staying at your own home or office. Or, as always, you are welcome to have sessions at the inspiring setting of the Institute for Transpersonal Studies. The Institute also offers complimentary consultations with Director Rainya Dann by phone or in-person. All inquiries are welcome!

Certification for Professional and Personal Growth
The training and certification in Hypnosis is an important part of the mission of the Institute for Transpersonal Studies. Seeking Hypnosis Certification will reward people in many professions such as nurses, business professionals, parents, students, sports trainers, body workers, artists, psychologists, etc. This program provides carefully designed, in-depth training with an interactive, client-oriented approach. Some individuals choose to take the training solely for their own personal evolution. Students will receive skills that will enhance the potential happiness in their own lives and in the lives of everyone they know.

Internship Program
Students who complete the Hypnosis Certification may apply for internship opportunities.

Personal Transformation Events, Seminars and Workshops
Our event schedule includes FREE events, personal transformation workshops and seminars, certification training and more.

Personal Transformation Technologies at the Institute:

Hypnosis training, private sessions and transformational events offer "tools for personal transformation" to individual clients and students seeking professional development and/or certification in the field. The Institute for Transpersonal Studies provides skills and services grounded in the technologies of Hypnosis/Hypnosis combined with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Voice Dialogue, Breath Workshops, transformative seminars and other proven techniques for healing and empowerment.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) training and personal counseling at the Institute for Transpersonal Studies enables new ways of thinking and communicating toward health, happiness and growth. Experience the power of NLP!

Voice Dialogue
A major benefit of the Voice Dialogue method is to get a map of your own psyche to understand how you may be limited by it. As you stand back and see your own inner cast of characters you realize "Who" you are, as consciousness. It will increase your capacity to exercise more conscious choices during your life's journey.

The seminar is a two-day program that will change how you think about money, wealth and success. This is a practical skill-based program where you will learn cutting edge skills to identify and change the limiting beliefs that are holding you back! Your most important asset in achieving wealth is your mind. This incredible program shows you how to create the attitudes, behaviors and ways of thinking that deliver wealth, opportunity and happiness.

Breath Workshops
Breath Workshops are a powerful tool for personal transformation, healing and reconnection to the true essence of who you are. For thousands of years, mystical traditions of the world have utilized breathing techniques for healing and awakening to higher states of consciousness. The process itself is very simple and pure. A circular, connected, breathing rhythm will take you into self exploration and non-ordinary states of consciousness.

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My training with Rainya was such a growing experience both personally and professionally! Before the training in hypnotherapy, focusing primarily on talk therapy, I felt there was a ceiling over my work with clients, standing in the way of creating deep transformative shifts. Since the training I feel that ceiling has been lifted. I see the effects of the training on my clients, as they are able to access and process sub-conscious material that invites deep change, healing and growth in a new and profound way. I feel more effective as a therapist as a result of the training.
~C.H. LMFT, Capitola, Ca
"In a world of noise, confusion and conflict
it is necessary that there be places of silence,
inner discipline and peace. In such places
love can blossom."
~Thomas Merton