Welcome to The Official Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute

Welcome to the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute

Cheryl and Larry Elman welcome you to the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute, a Hypnosis Training Resource Center based on the seminal teachings of Larry’s father, Dave Elman. 

Our mission is to provide you with the latest and most effective DVDs, Lessons, Books, Courses, Certifications, Presentations, Speeches, Seminars, and MUCH MORE based on the rapid induction and client-centered hypnosis methods pioneered by our namesake, Dave Elman. We also offer online and in-person Hypnosis Sessions with one of our experienced practitioners, who can help you conquer issues such as quitting smoking, increasing your confidence or focus, helping change habits or helping you manage your stress levels during these unprecedented times.

If you have any questions, want to schedule an appointment, or discuss exactly how the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute can help you achieve your goals, contact us today using the form below or call us at (252) 432-2205 and we will be happy to help you!

2014 MAHC Educators of the Year
2014 MAHC Educators of the Year
2014 MAHC Educators of the Year

Hypnosis Resources DEHI Offers

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Hypnosis Therapy Sessions

We offer one-on-one hypnosis sessions with our highly experienced and certified Hypnosis practitioners, both in-person at our North Carolina office and online globally via Zoom. Our practitioners and coaches can help with a variety of issues including Weight Loss & Management, Smoking Cessation, Public Speaking, Fears, Confidence, Academic and Athletic Focus, Habits, and Much More!

The Goulding Process of SleepTalk® for Children

The Goulding Process of SleepTalk® for Children helps parents to build their child's self esteem and emotional resilience in just two to three minutes per night. Cheryl Elman is an accredited SleepTalk® Consultant and International Trainer. She will teach you how to guide your children through difficulties such as Stress, Confidence Issues, Sibling Rivalry and has been proven to help with behavioral challenges like ADHD and OCD.

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Hypnosis Courses

Whether you are a beginner interested in learning more about becoming a practitioner of the art and science of hypnosis or already a hypnotist that wants to take your skills to a new level, we have the tools you need to achieve your goals! Cheryl and Larry Elman specialize in training Dave Elman’s client-centered techniques. As a teen, Larry, Dave Elman’s son, took Dave’s course several times alongside the physicians and dentists, and he shares his insights into the man and the evolution of the course.  Learning Dave's direct-suggestion approach will increase your ability to help your clients achieve their change and goals.

Become a DEHI Trainer

Are you an experienced hypnotist that’s interested in becoming a certified Elman Trainer? You can become a Certified DEHI Instructor and have the opportunity to organize and teach classes and workshops.  Share Elman's incredible hypnosis methods, which were taught to thousands of Medical Physicians and Dentists in the 1940's - 1960's. We will certify your students through the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute.

Who was Dave Elman?

The Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute is founded on the lessons and writings of the late Dave Elman. Born in 1900, Dave Elman was one of the most highly regarded and respected hypnotists of the 20th century, and with good reason. Dave was inspired to research hypnosis in his youth after seeing its effects firsthand when his father benefited from a pain relieving hypnosis session, and it eventually became the driving focus of his career.

Dave learned some basic hypnosis techniques from his father Jake, who was a hobbyist. After his father’s death, he inherited his father’s library. Dave was fascinated with H Bernheim’s concept that each time someone went into hypnosis they went deeper and more rapidly. Playing with this concept he experimented and had the basics of the Dave Elman Induction which he called his “three-minute routine” by the time he was approximately twelve. 

While working as a performer in Vaudeville, he played the saxophone and violin, was a comic, and did stage hypnosis. Dave was able to hypnotize subjects in less than 3 to 4 minutes, as opposed to his contemporaries at the time who would often take almost 20-40 minutes, which garnered the respect of his peers. 

After witnessing Dave’s rapid induction methods firsthand, a few doctors approached him to see how they could utilize his hypnosis methods to use for their medical, dental and therapeutic purposes, and the first class became a great success. Soon he was giving full-blown lectures on Medical Hypnosis to classes of physicians and dentists. He also wrote a book called “Findings in Hypnosis”, which was later published as “Hypnotherapy”. 

Despite the fact that his contemporaries wrote dozens of books on similar subjects, his single published work had such an impact that even today, many consider him to be one of the greatest hypnotists of all time.



The Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute features a wide variety of hypnotherapy materials by Dave Elman and our partners. We offer both digital as well as physical copies of products

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 Become a Member Today!

The Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute offers various memberships to world-class hypnosis organizations, including the National Guild of Hypnotists, the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, and the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Contact us Today to Find Out How We Can Help You Become a Member in One of These Prestigious Organizations and Achieve Your Hypnotherapy Goals!

 Contact DEHI Today!

Do You Have Questions About Courses or how hypnosis can help you?   Wish to Book an Appointment? Or Just Want to Learn More About The Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute?

Call us at (252) 432-2205 or click Contact Us tab to send message or sign up for updates!

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