IACH Executive

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Sheldon Bilsker is a practicing Counselling Hypnotherapist and Registered Clinical Counselor with 38 years experience in private practice. He is past President of The Canadian Hypnotherapy Association and is a former member of the Legislative Review Committee of the BC Association of Clinical Counselors. In 1986, Sheldon began training students in hypnotherapy and other therapeutic approaches. It was at this time that he founded Orca Hypnosis Seminars, now The Orca Institute. These training programs are well known throughout British Columbia, Canada and now becoming known worldwide for their practical application, broad perspective and high standards. He is the founder of the IACH.

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Diane has a private practice in Vancouver and has been practicing Hypnotherapy for 14 years. She is currently a hypnotherapy teacher with the Orca Institute and a Registered Professional Counsellor. Stories and Metaphors are one of the ways Diane enjoys using hypnotherapy. "Hypnotherapy is such a powerful way to help a client connect with the unlimited resources within, to find a strong foundation upon which to stand." Her practice specialized in trauma and sexual abuse counselling. Her passion and additional focus is in creative therapies such as using art in therapy and hypnotherapy. The newsletter is the perfect outlet for the creative sharing of the wisdom and skills of the members of the IACH. An association is only as good as its members and ours is of the highest standard.

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Angie Bain, BSW, CH

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My belief is that everyone is unique and has unique needs. I tailor my sessions to meet your individual personality and goals.