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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.

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.

Hypnosis on the Jeff Probst Show
Hypnosis on th Discovery Channel
Hypnosis on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Hypnosis on the Doctors TV Show
Tom Silver hypnosis on SYFY Channel
Hypnosis on Dr Phil
Hypnosis on the Bill Cunninham Show
Hypnosis on Montel Williams Show



Hypnosis on he Ricki Lake Show
Hypnosis on Home and Family Show
Tom Silve Hypnotist on the Sally Show
Hypnosis on the Man Show
Tom Silver Master Hypnotist now in the Rogue Valley Oregon

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. 

eeg scientifIc hypnotism and e.r.t.®

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.

additional points of interest

Tom Silver was the first hypnotist in the world to create a procedure for mass-hypnotizing a large audience of subjects in a foreign language using an interpreter… a technique that has become known as “Interlingual Hypnotic Trance Induction.”

Tom Silver was honored with the “Gold Plate of Honor” from Taiwan’s Department of Defense in 1997 for his work in a high-level Investigation using his original methods of Forensic Hypnosis. Through this and other related experiences, Tom later authored the ground-breaking book, “The How-To Book of Forensic Hypnosis Investigation”.

Together with his personal friend and mentor Dr. Ormond McGill,the “Dean of American Hypnotists“, Tom has co-authored two books, “The How-To Book of Hypnotism” and “Hypnotism – A Hypnosis Training & Techniques Manual – The Real Questions & Answers.”

In addition to his world-wide outreach in educating the masses about Scientific Hypnosis, Tom has also continued his private hypnotherapy practice, which he conducts from his 40 acre wood-studded estate located in Medford, Oregon, and where, on a one-to-one basis, he helps a myriad of clients overcome their personal trials through Scientific Hypnotherapy.

Using his latest physical & shock hypnosis induction methods, Tom is able to achieve notable success through the application of E.R.T.® in removing fears & phobias, addictions, negative habits, PTSD, OCD, anxieties, depression and more, as well as helping to instill more self-confidence, self-esteem, focus & concentration, energy, discipline and a positive outlook.


entertainment - 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.

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.”

“Hi, I’m Tom Silver. Thanks for visiting my web site. I believe that the science of hypnosis is becoming one of the leading forces in changing people’s lives. My mission is to bring hypnosis understanding and knowledge to everyone, so that millions of people might benefit mentally and physically by the utilization of this wonderful and powerful science of the mind.


I am a Certified Hypnotherapist, Advanced Trainer in Hypnosis and Clinical Hypnotherapy, author and developer of state-of-the-art hypnosis tools, techniques & products. With over 35 years of experience in the field of hypnosis I know what I’m talking about.”

World Renowned Hypnosis trainer Tom Silver is now in Southern Oregon.



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