John Kalinowski CH, CTA - Hypnocounselor


I am certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest, largest and most respected professional association of non-clinical hypnotists in the world, with 17,000 members throughout 80 countries.


American Federation of Musicians Local 16-248


National Federation of Hypnotists


National Association of Certified Hypnotists

National Guild of Hypnotists Certified Hypnotist

Learning Resources Network Certified Teacher of Adults

 John Kalinowski graduated magna cum laude from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) with a B.S. in electrical engineering and a computer science minor. He designs scientific instruments for industry and aerospace applications, and has patents in signal recovery and electronic imaging cameras. He was president and owner of ElectroSolutions Inc. The company manufactured electronic scientific instruments of his own design which were sold to researchers and scientists in the US and overseas. He established Mindshift Media LLC to produce and distribute his hypnosis and relaxation audio recordings and publications.

John is also a professional musician. He played bass in bands which entertained at concerts, weddings, parties and night clubs throughout NJ, NY and PA. He now performs on trombone with the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band. Not limited to the performing arts, he explores the visual arts as an aspiring metal sculptor.

He studied client-centered hypnosis and hypnotic techniques at the Academy of Professional Hypnosis and has attended numerous continuing education workshops offered through the National Guild of Hypnotists. John has advanced training in hypnotic methods for resolving inner conflicts through subconscious release and relearning. His main fields of interest are techniques and methods for improving performance and enhancing creativity in the performing and visual arts through self-hypnosis.

He also studied methods for teaching adults—with special emphasis on generational learning styles—through the Learning Resources Network under Bill Draves, a leading expert in lifelong learning and online learning.

John is an Academy of Professional Hypnosis Certified Hypnocounselor, a National Guild of Hypnotists Certified Hypnotist and a Learning Resources Network Certified Teacher of Adults.

He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, National Association of Certified Hypnocounselors, The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and American Federation of Musicians Local 16-248.

Along with teaching an advanced self-hypnosis course that is offered through adult and community education programs during the school year he is also an adjunct instructor at the Academy of Professional Hypnosis. John teaches the art of self-hypnosis with the heart of a musician, the science of self-hypnosis with the mind of an engineer and ties both elements together with the soul of an artist.



As a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists I am required to conform to the following ethical principles, and will be held accountable for any departure from these principles, which may include revocation of my membership.

The Code of Ethics of the National Guild of Hypnotists

Revised January 2016

  • Client Welfare: Members shall make the physical and mental well-being of each client a prime consideration.
  • Client Safety: Members shall not engage in verbal, physical or sexual abuse of any client.
  • Practice Limits: Members shall use hypnotism strictly within the limits of their training and competence and in conformity to the laws of their state.
  • Advertising: Members shall be truthful in their advertising.
  • Credentials: Members shall always be honest about the nature of their titles and degrees when referring to them to the general public, the media, and within the confines of our profession.
  • Complementary Practice: Members shall neither diagnose, treat nor prescribe for clients regarding issues related to medical or mental health conditions. Members shall work with clients only with the intent to enhance the client's own natural restorative and coping abilities, and will make no therapeutic claims.
  • Reasonable Practice: Members shall withhold non-referred hypnotic services if a client’s behavior, appearance or statements would lead a reasonable person to believe that the client should be evaluated by a licensed health care professional. Members shall provide services to such clients only after evaluation and with the approval of the licensed health care professional.
  • Colleagues: Members shall treat hypnotist colleagues without public defamation.


Contact: National Guild of Hypnotists, POB 308, Merrimack, NH 03054, (603)429-9438,