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Who Is Tom Silver?

With over 35 years of experience developing powerful, proven therapeutic hypnosis methods, Tom Silver, the Founder and Director of University Hypnosis, is considered to be a world-leading expert, instructor and educator in what has become known as Scientific Hypnosis.

Meet Tom Silver

Tom is a clinically trained and certified Hypnotist, and past member of the American Counseling Association, American Hypnosis Association and the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).

From years of knowledge gained from his lucrative Southern California hypnotherapy practice, coupled with his passion for researching the history and development of hypnosis, Tom founded The United States Board of Clinical Hypnosis (USBCH)®and The Tom Silver Institute of Hypnosis.

As founder and creator of the Tom Silver Institute of Hypnosis, Tom has dedicated his life to advancing the field of hypnosis through education and the development and implementation of his own scientifically verifiable hypnotic induction methods and ground-breaking hypnotherapy techniques.

In what he has termed “EEG Scientific Hypnotism”, Tom discovered that, by using an electroencephalogram (EEG) during a hypnosis session, he could visually confirm the very moments when his “subject” reached the “theta” and “delta” states of brainwave activity. These are the brainwave frequency states where the “subject” proves to be the most susceptible to hypnotic suggestion and achieves the most effective results from applied hypnotherapy.

Listen to this recent Podcast on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Hypnotist Tom Silver:


As a pioneer in hypnosis research and methodology, Tom is the creator of Emotion Replacement Therapy® (ERT), and he continues to advance the development and teaching of EEG Scientific Hypnotism, touring the world conducting seminars, lectures, and live demonstrations of his latest scientifically verifiable hypnosis techniques.

For many years Tom has successfully trained thousands of students of hypnotism and other therapists, and is currently teaching his advanced Scientific Hypnotherapy courses in America, England, Australia, Holland, China and around the world.

As a result, he has become established as a world-leading expert in the education and instruction of these exciting and effective new methods and techniques to the next generation of aspiring Scientific Hypnosis professionals.

“If you would like to learn just how E.R.T.® works and how it is applied in practice, I encourage you to attend one of my One-on-One Training & Certification Courses.” – TS

Tom Silver has also worked with the Medical Doctors in Holland to teach them hypnosis and also to show the amazing effects that can be created with hypnosis for pain and sensitivity removal during surgical procedures.  Hypnosis is now being used as a form of medical and psychological treatments in many hospitals in the United States and around the world.

TV’s Favorite Hypnotist

Tom Silver is not only a world-renowned hypnosis trainer and innovator, he is also dedicated to reaching the masses about hypnosis through entertainment.

He believes that Hypnosis has the benefit of not only being an effective tool for psychological therapies, but, in a broader spectrum, can also be of significant and legitimate value as a form of entertainment – much like music.

World renowned and TV’s favorite hypnotist Tom Silver in Southern Oregon.

Whereas music is viewed primarily as entertainment, it is also widely recognized as an effective therapy (American Music Therapy Association). Inversely, Hypnosis is viewed primarily as a therapy, but is also recognized for its established use in the Entertainment Industry through what has been termed “Stage Hypnosis Shows.”

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Suzanne Silver

Author of Kill The Hypnotist and Corporate America Screwing You

“From the moment I met Tom Silver, not only did true love abound between us, but a fascination for his work and his life story captured me. Having been married to him for over a decade, and having studied his unique methods of hypnosis, I now have the privilege and ability to tell his story. This novel is written from the standpoint of knowing this man, understanding this man, and providing not only the difficulties of his life, but the uplifting nature of his survival. Individuals of all walks of life can learn from his experiences and will be inspired by him, and will ultimately be able to understand and relate to this unique and incredible man.”

Having come from a long line of great story- tellers, she was the perfect person to write Tom Silver’s story.