William Mitchell has conducted over 400 funny and clean stage hypnosis events for various school assemblies, after-proms, after-graduation parties, colleges, company parties, conventions and private social parties. Clients include New York Life Insurance, McDonalds, Pioneer Seed , Bank of Quincy, Student Council Conventions in MO, TX, and IL. University of MO, St. Louis University, University of IL, Culver Stockton College, Lone Star College, Sacred Heart Griffen High School, Chatham Glenwood High School, Beardstown, IL Fall Festival, Richland, MO Tri-County Fair and many others.
In 2009 the Mid America Hypnosis Conference awarded him
“Hypnotist of the Year 2009”
In 2010 ,William was the featured Stage Hypnotist at the Mid America Hypnosis Conference where his friendly and professional show even had hundreds of his peers in hypnotism both laughing hysterically and absolutely fascinated by the hypnotic depth and ability he inspired among the volunteers ( William refers to his volunteers as the true STARS of the Show!) with his skillful suggestions. William’s positive and respectful style of presentation reassures the audience and brings individuals out of the crowd that most people assumed would not volunteer to be in a show.
With two successful clinics in Illinois, he is often called upon to consult with other hypnotists that wish to replicate his model for clinical practice. Because he combines clean humor with expert knowledge, Dr. Mitchell is a sought after and popular presenter at professional conventions each year. William Mitchell is a Board Certified Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists. He is also a former adjunct faculty member at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL serving on their Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Panel.
Rev. Mitchell is also the Bi-Vocational Pastor of First Baptist Church (Affiliated with the moderate American Baptists Church, ABC) in Stonington, IL. At the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention he received the “Religion and Hypnotism Award”.
Academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts from Culver-Stockton College with a Missouri Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies and graduate theological education at Texas Christian University Brite Divinity School and Phillips University Graduate Seminary in Oklahoma with an earned Master of Divinity. While serving congregations in Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Texas he did doctoral work at TCU and has now completed a Professional Doctorate of Hypnotherapy from Madison University.
As a professional, William Mitchell is as an instructor, motivational speaker, pastoral counselor, business owner, and hypnotist. Out of this varied background he offers an alternative and inspiring perspective on motivation, change, and success.