Staff & Credentials

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Staff and Credentials

IIH works to maintain the highest standards possible in Hypnotherapy Education with licensure and compliance with the US Department of Education.. We therefore work very closely with many individuals, boards and organizations to ensure excellence in all of our Hypnotherapy Programs.

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Department of Education – Commission for Independent Education

IIH is licensed (#3448) as a Hypnotherapy School through the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education. This ensures that IIH maintains very high standards and signifies that its diplomas and certifications are valid and backed by the State. This link contains important information about choosing a quality education.

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Department of Education – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

IIH is an official vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation (VF#202535784001) through the Department of Education. Prospective students with disabilities first need to be client’s with the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Visit www.rehabworks.org to learn more or call the school directly to understand proper protocols for eligibility.

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International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists

The mission of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists is to set the standard for the education and ethical practice of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists worldwide. Through the efforts of Board and Association Members, IAIH intends to continue to raise the standards of Hypnotherapy training in a way that nourishes the unique qualities of an Interpersonal Hypnotherapist. Through public awareness, high ethical standards, compliance with Federal and State standards of education, transparency, continuing education and synergistic growth, IAIH works to lead the way in global transformation through honoring the importance of relationships in every aspect of the human experience.

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Florida Association of Post-secondary Schools and Colleges

IIH aligns with FAPSC, which works to provide leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. IIH participates in the high educational standards of FAPSC which assists in the constant improvement of Admissions, Compliance, Education, eLearning, Financial Aid, Management, Marketing, Operations, Placement and Retention.

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Anahat Education Group, Inc.

A Florida Sub-Chapter-S-Corporation with corporate headquarters located in Tampa, Florida. This diverse group of individual professionals and companies make for a powerhouse of professionalism, research and high-educational standards. Anahat Education Group operates or works in conjunction with The International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists, The Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and Silent Light Publishers.

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Matthew Brownstein, CIHt – Executive Director, North Carolina Location Instructor

Matthew Brownstein, CIHt is the CEO of Anahat Education Group, Inc. (AEG), President of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists (IAIH), and the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy (formerly the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy), Florida’s first State-Licensed Post-secondary Vocational Hypnotherapy Institute through the Florida Department of Education. Matthew is also the founder of Silent Light Publishers.

Matthew began as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in 1997 and since then has logged over 18,000 hours of clinical and classroom experience. In 2007 Matthew opened as the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, which has since expanded and grown into multiple cities across the nation with graduates now spanning the entire globe.

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Monica Watermann – Admissions Director

Monica possesses a strong background in sales, marketing, leadership, and business relations management. She brings experience in real estate, education, and management. Her areas of expertise include consultative sales, business relations management and leadership.

Monica received her Computer Networking administration degree from Keiser College in 2000, earning her MCP that same year. She was retained by the Dean to stay on as a Computer Networking faculty member, and admissions advisor at the Keiser College campus in Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Tanveer Chaudhry – Board Certified Psychiatrist, IIH Chief Medical Officer

Doctor of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Miami, School of Medicine – June 2001Residency, General Adult Psychiatry, University of Miami – 07/1998 – 06/2001Internship, Internal Medicine, Wayne State University – 07/1997 – 06/1998M.B.B.S. Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan – 08/1991 – 08/1996Pre-Med, Islamabad College for Boys, Pakistan – 08/1989 – 08/1991.

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Renukha Arjoon, CIHt – South Florida Location Instructor

Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Certified Instructor, Examiner, Location Director, Shamanic Practitioner.

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Dee Woolridge, CHIt – Texas Location Instructor

Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Certified Instructor, Examiner, Location Director.

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Patricia Acerra, DOM, LMT, CIHt – Naples Location Instructor

Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Certified Instructor, Examiner, Location Director.

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Andrew Green, CIHt – Utah Location Instructor

Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Certified Instructor, Examiner, Location Director.

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Rene Brent, CIHt – Orlando Location Instructor

Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Certified Instructor, Examiner, Location Director.

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Julie Matthews, CIHt – Tampa Location Supervisor

Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Certified Supervisor.

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Dr. Martha Weiskopf, CIHt – Boad of Advisors

IAIH Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. Martha has previously graduated from Medicine School and has specialization in Pediatrics with an active license to practice in her country of origin, Panama.

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Patricia Muesse, CIHt

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Location Director

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Aradia Robertson, CIHt

Virginia Beach, Virginia Externship Location Director, Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Certified Supervisor and Examiner.

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Peter Arizu, M,Ed., CHt – Mind-Fitness Guest Lecturer

IIH Graduate, Masters in Education, Creator of MindFitness, Board of Advisors.

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Tina Bubb, MBA

Chief Financial Officer, IAIH Guest Lecturer, Anahat Education Group Student Business Services

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Mary Hayes – Intuitive Counselor, Guest Lecturer

IIH Instructor and Guest Lectuer regarding Intuitive Counseling