Specialties: Medical Hypnosis, Sports Performance
Specialty Training: Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI): Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy
Medical Hypnotherapy Certifications:
- Pain Management
- Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis
- Smoking Cessation
- Sports Performance
- Trauma Recovery
- Weight Loss
- Handwriting Analysis (Advanced)
- Life Coach
- Sports Performance
Everyone has something in their life or about themselves that they want to change or something comes up and change is forced upon a person. Sometimes it is difficult and sometimes it is frightening, but the good news is that no matter what, from controlling anxiety to having medical procedures performed, you don’t have to go through it alone.
Melvin S. Marsh is a certified hypnotherapist in Augusta, Georgia with particular specializations in medical hypnosis, phobias, and anxiety. While attending medical school, hypnotherapy was suggested to him to deal with his own anxiety problem caused by a residual medical phobia. As hypnotherapy started to relieve the symptoms, he realized he could use hypnosis to help his future patients. Eventually, he realized he liked hypnotherapy more than biochemistry and left medical school to pursue studies at HMI College of Hypnotherapy where he graduated with honors, won the Director’s Award, and is a member of the Founder’s Club.
Melvin became a certified hypnotherapist (C.Ht.) under the guidelines of the Hypnotherapist’s Union, the strictest certifying agency in the country requiring an additional 80 clinical hours over that of the National Guild. He is also a certified advanced handwriting analyst (C.A.H.A.) and certified life coach. He is insured as a mental health counselor by the American Professional Agency and is a member of the American Hypnosis Association.
Melvin’s educational background also includes a B.S. in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University, a M.S. in Space Studies (focus on aerospace psychology) from the University of North Dakota, and has completed many hours of study on Webyeshiva and is a licensed and experienced EMT.
As someone who has worked since 2009 in health care and as one of the only certified hypnotherapists in the United States to have his own medical license (EMT), Melvin is often called upon to work with and perform both emergency hypnosis and medical hypnosis in order to benefit the client. Having his own license helps assure that the client or patient is always in capable hands both as a medical and mental health care provider. On top of his EMT license, he is also a certified specialist in several medical hypnosis specialties. His next goal is to earn an additional license in mental health in order to expand the practice.
Having grown up in an interfaith/interethnic family and then being trained as an anthropologist, Melvin appreciates and respects client cultural diversity of all forms. He recognizes that no two people experience healing in the same way. With that in mind, Melvin attempts to use what each client brings to their session in order to facilitate healing and change. He particularly welcomes the LGBT community in his practice.
Melvin has been interviewed by top podcasts, including being interviewed by the famous Adam Eason of Hypnosis Weekly and is much in demand as a speaker and teacher.
When Melvin is not seeing clients, he can be found playing with his dogs, sitting on various film festival selection committees, and cooking gourmet food. He can also sometimes be seen attempting to complete crazy things on his Bucket List and fighting off the cries of “Eat me” from the mountain of chocolate in his pantry, proving that even hypnotherapists have to fight temptation.