Keith Menchel's
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About Keith Menchel

Hi, my name is Keith Menchel.  I have been involved with Hypnosis since my college days during the '70’s.  I received my Bachelors Degree in Geology and Education from Madison College (JMU) in 1976.  During that time I learned how to meditate:  breathing, focusing, clearing your mind.  After a few years as a 9th grade science teacher, I entered SUNY Binghamton Graduate School to earn my Masters Degree in Geography.  I returned to self hypnosis at this time to help me through the graduate school program.  I used self hypnosis help me stay focused for hours at a time in writing papers, etc.  I also would use a technique prior to class lectures.  By entering an alpha state, my retention of material seemed easier.


I started a company marketing outdoor cooking gear in the 1990's and by 1998 the stress of running a one man operation was getting to me.  It was then that I went to a Hypnosis Clinic for stress relief.  I was so impressed with the process that I attended the clinic's training certification program.  I have used hypnosis on an almost daily basis since then.  Studying on my own over the next seven years while working at my business, I attended the certification program offered by the National Guild of Hypnotists in August of 2007.  The NGH is the major professional organization for Hypnotists in the US.

I attend several Hypnotist Conferences throughout the year:  NGH Convention, NATH convention, along with weekend seminars on topics of interest.  I am currently Chairperson, Central Virginia Chapter of the NGH.  I also helped create the Virginia Veterans Hypnosis Project .
I recently studied with Michael McGee and have received certification from  NATH in Trauma Hypnosis.

Here is a list of the Books that I have read and studied in my persuit of knowledge about Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. 


Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Edited by Jeffery K. Zeig, 1982


Ericksonian Psychotherapy Volume II: Clinical Applications

Edited by Jeffery K. Zeig, 1985


War and the Soul

Edward Tick, PH.D


An OperatorsManuel for Combat PTSD

Ashley R. Heart


The Art of Hypnotherapy

C. Roy Hunter, M.S., C.Ht.


The Sleep Rx

Norman Ford, 1994


Essentials of Hypnosis

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D, 1995


The Phone Book

Richard A. Zarro & Peter Blum, 1993


William James,  Psychology; Henry Holt and Company, 1892


How to Stop Smoking through Self Hypnosis, Leslie LeCron, 1962

Parker Publishing Company, Inc.


Hypnosis for Change, Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher, 1989, New Harbinger Publications


Therapeutic Metaphors, David Gordon, 1978, Meta publications


Guide to Trance-formations, Richard Bandler, 2008, Health Communications


Open daily from 7AM to 8PM.            I am really open 24/7.            Whenever I am needed, I will be there

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