Best Practices of Dave Elman at DEHI NC or Zoom Nov 9-10


Dave Elman 2 day Hypnosis Course
Best Practices of Dave Elman
Nov 9-10, 2019

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at Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute

Henderson, NC   

 with Col. H. Larry Elman   CHt, CI, CMT

Cheryl J Elman   CH, CMT

both MAHC 2014 Educators of the Year

and  Global Dave Elman Instructors and Speakers

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When pioneers and new talent meet…
This is an opportunity to meet and study with the son of one of the worlds most known personas when it comes to hypnosis.  H Larry Elman studied alongside the physician and dentists who attended Dave Elman’s Medical Hypnosis Course.


Who was Dave Elman? 

When people talk about great hypnotists of the 20th century, two names come to mind. Milton Erickson… and Dave Elman. They have equal stature.

This is surprising because Erickson published dozens of books and papers on hypnosis and was actively promoted by his followers who wrote dozens of books about Erickson, but Elman published only one book, “Findings in Hypnosis” (later published as “Hypnotherapy”). Why is Dave Elman held in such high esteem? His induction is that good!

Erickson’s inductions could take a very long time, but Elman would place a subject into deep trance in less than a minute!

Elman published only one book, but that ONE book had such an impact that many consider Elman to be the greatest hypnotist of all time. There is very little accurate information out there about Dave Elman but this new site and our products are going to change all that!

Dave Elman (1900-1967) was born David Kopelman in Park River, ND in May 1900, and grew up in Fargo, ND. He died in 1967.

He was inspired to research hypnosis because his father, dying of cancer, received pain relief from hypnosis which enabled him to play with Dave one last time.

Dave toured with a number of vaudeville troops, serving as a musician, a comedian, a bit player, and in several other capacities.

It was in this period that he began using the name Dave Elman because the extra three letters of Kopelman prevented getting better billing on theater marquees. In this period, he also was billed as “The World’s Youngest and Fastest Hypnotist” because his research in hypnosis after his father’s death had led him to discover means of hypnotizing subjects in mere seconds. This was an important discovery in the fast-paced world of the vaudeville circuit where slow acts bored audiences and were fired for that. It was several decades later that he realized that this speed of hypnotic induction also made hypnosis useful in medicine.

In the 1920s, Dave worked as a songwriter for W. C. Handy while still also playing as a jazz musician. This led him into radio, his primary career from the mid-1920s into the early 1950s. In 1937, he created the program “Hobby Lobby” which was carried coast-to-coast for over a decade—an unusual achievement for that era. He also created “War Bond Auction,” a program which generated very large amounts of money for the war effort. He received many awards for this from the Government.

In 1949, he demonstrated his rapid induction methods and knowledge of pain control to doctor friends. As a result, he was asked to provide a course on hypnosis to physicians and dentists. He insisted that he not practice medicine but only teach the techniques of hypnosis. His students often researched further medical applications and reported these back to be described in the course. His courses on hypnosis taught more physicians this subject than any other teacher before or since. The audio recordings of the classes and his book HYPNOTHERAPY are regarded as classics in the field of Medical Hypnosis. (Courtesy of his son, H. L. Elman)


H. Larry Elman, CH, CI, CMT graduated from his father, Dave Elman’s Course in Medical Hypnosis three times and of a brief career as a stage hypnotist while in high school and college. He then went on to an engineering career (MIT, the US Air Force, and the Defense Industry) eventually retiring as Colonel, USAF. He is now a lecturer and writer on several subjects and has been a presenter globally at Conferences and Conventions teaching Dave Elman’s methods.

Larry Elman has received

  • 2009 Presentation Award from the NGH (National Guild of Hypnotists)
  • 2011  IHF ANGEL Award (International Hypnosis Federation)
  • 2013 Humanitarian Award from IACT (International Association of Counselors and Therapists)
  • 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from HypnoseKongress, Zurich
  • 2014 Educator of the Year Award from Mid-America Hypnosis Conference
  • 2017 Life Fellow in Hypnotherapy from IMDHA (Internation Medical & Dental Hypnosis Association)
  • 2017 Appreciation Award Portugal Conference

Larry brings to this course tremendous insight into the transformation of his father’s methods during the years from 1949 into the 1960’s – which were based on collaborative efforts of Dave Elman and the doctors and dentists he was teaching.  Larry then adds insights into the additional changes from then until now, which accompanied the development of the modern profession of hypnotherapy.

  • CEO of DEHI, the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute
  • Certified Instructor (NGH) National Guild of Hypnotists
  • Certified Master Instructor (IACT) International Association of Counselors and Therapists
  • Instructor for DEHI which is a Certified Hypnosis School for the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association (IMDHA)
  • Life-time Member (ASCH) Australian Society of Counselors and Hypnotherapists
  • Lifetime Honorary Membership of the Asociatia Romana De Hipnoza
  • SB of Aeronomical Engineering-  MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)
  • MS of Aeronomical Engineering-  University of Oklahoma
  • Partial Doctorial program- RPI    (Renssaleur Polytechnical)


 Cheryl J. Elman, CH, CMT, BS Ed is President of the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute, practices as a hypnotherapist, co-instructs, and is in charge of the DEHI marketing both domestically and abroad.  Her unique background as an artist/teacher,   HS Special Ed teacher, business/marketing executive and entrepreneur helps to build DEHI and adds creativity to her hypnosis sessions.

  Cheryl presented at the Hypnothoughts Live! (HTL) (2014-2018), MAHC (2011) (2014), an Education panelist at IHF (2011), presenter at the VA Annual Conference (2013), at the ASCH (2012 Sydney, AU), and ANHR/AACHP/Goulding Institute Conference (2012 Melbourne, AU),  IACT/IMDHA (2013-2018), ACHE (2013), HypnoKongress (2013 Zurich) and NGH (2014, 2016), Canadian Conference (2014) Brazilian Conference (2018), and Portuguese Conference (2017).  She has trained consultants in the Goulding SleepTalk for Children Course on three continents plus helped Joane Goulding with her Global Expansion.

  • 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from HypnoseKongress, Zurich
  • 2014 Educator of the Year Award from Mid-America Hypnosis Conference.
  • BS in Elementary Ed and Special Education K-12 from Syracuse University
  • Certified Master Trainer for IACT International Association of Counselors and Therapists
  • Instructor for DEHI which is a Certified Hypnosis School for the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association (IMDHA)
  • Lifetime Honorary Membership of the Asociatia Romana De Hipnoza
  • President and Marketing Director of DEHI (Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute)
  • Co-Producer of DEHI Training Products
  • Goulding SleepTalk® for Children Consultant and International Trainer


  • History of Dave Elman’s Course and Methods
  • The Dave Elman Induction
  • Waking Hypnosis
  • Hypnotic Semantics
  • Teaching Clients Self Hypnosis
  • Hypnosis for Children
  • Hypnotic Anesthesia & Pain Management
  • The Esdaile State
  • The Hypnotic Seal (Lecture only)
  • Age Regression
    • And much much more…

Larry Elman will bring depth and understanding of his fathers methods, obtained through attending his course three times, and growing up watching the evolution of the course as it changed with the feedback of its physician and dentist students.

  • Cheryl and Larry Elman create an energetic and dynamic duo which makes this class both fun and informative. Time flies by.
  • You will leave this class with confidence in your mastery of the Dave Elman Induction and other methods.
  • You will understand and improve all your inductions, and be able to modify and re-create yours to meet the client and the situation, becoming Client-Centered.
  • You will receive a book of the course which will continue to be a reference for years to come.
  • You will learn how Waking Hypnosis allows you to use your hypnosis skills in locations and situations where trance states are not appropriate, including giving presentations to civic groups or schools.
  • When you know the subtleties of hypnotic semantics the effectiveness of your suggestions, your deepeners, and your other procedures become much more reliable and effective.
  • Also included are hypnosis for children, the Esdaile state, regression, pain management, Process Method technology, and other items to improve your interface with the medical community, and much more.
  • History of Dave Elman’s Course and Methods


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Register for just  $ 695         $ 595

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* Lodging and Meals not included.  Snacks, coffee, and tea served daily.

Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute 

920 Barker Rd                Henderson, NC  27537

(for google maps…use Oxford, NC)     252-432-2205

Hotel accommodations:  Several local hotels starting at $69.95/night including breakfast:

               Red Roof Plus              Baymont                  Hampton Inn

Airport:   (Raleigh-Durham   about 48 miles from the airport)

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