John Koenig BCH, CI John Koenig BCH, CI

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John Koenig BCH, CI
Warwick Medical Center
400 Bald Hill Road
Rhode Island
United States of America

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Specialist Areas:
  • Certified Instructor of Hypnotists (National Guild of Hypnotists)
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking cessation
  • Habits
  • Fears (Flying, Driving, Social Fears)
  • Confidence
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Career Development
  • Hypnotic Coaching
  • Anytime you want to change the way you think, act or feel
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  • In-Person Sessions

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About John

My ideal client is someone who is ready for a big change in some area of life such as smoking, weight, stress, career, health or relationships. My Possibilities Process TM is designed to help you turn thoughts into reality through hypnosis and hypnotic coaching. I will guide you through hypnosis and inquiry to create new possibilities: become a non-smoker, lose weight and keep it off, better able to handle life’s stresses and deal with many, many other issues.

I wrote the book The Hypnotic Coach to explain how it works. You’ll receive a free copy at our first session.

How did I get into Hypnosis?

I was always fascinated by the mind and consciousness. Earned a Bachelors in Psychology, but also read widely, meditated, studied. In my early 30s I was working as a Madison Avenue copywriter (Duncan Hines Cakes, Crisco Shortening, Jeep Vehicles) and a colleague went to a hypnotist for creativity. He got great results. I went. I got great results. And I just had to know more about this hypnosis thing. I took courses and became a Certified Hypnotist. That was over 30 years ago. Today, helping people change, heal and grow is my passion and life. I see myself as a catalyst for people who are ready for a big change in their lives. Smokers. Those suffering with weight, alcohol, drug, other destructive issues and habits. My question to you will be are you ready for a change? If the answer is yes, I will do everything in my power to help you make that dream a reality.

I am a board certified hypnotist who has practiced hypnosis for over 25 years (Rhode Island and Massachusetts) since 1998. My certification is by The National Guild of Hypnotists, the world’s largest professional hypnotist association. It requires ongoing education and demands rigorous ethics.

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology (Hofstra University, 1970) , a MA in Anglo-Irish Studies (University College, Dublin, Eire, 1971) and was inducted as a member of Rhode Island Mensa.


I am a former award-winning advertising copywriter (Duncan Hines Cakes, Crisco Shortening, Jeep Corporation) and was founder and CEO of Catalyst Marketing Communications in Providence, Rhode Island.

Here are some highlights of my career as a hypnotist, hypnotherapist and coach:

1976 – Attended the American School of Hypnosis in New York City. Certified as a hypnotist by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

1983 – Developed Hypnovision™ Video, the first video program to use both hypnosis and subliminal messages. Hypnovision was featured on NBC and ABC national news and in many national magazines and distributed nationally by Waldenbooks, Barnes and Noble, B. Dalton and other outlets in the mid-1980s. Thousands of people have benefited from these programs through rentals, libraries and treatment programs. Weight Loss, Stop Smoking, and Stress Release Hypnovision programs were published in the 1980s. I added New Millennium Stress Release Video in 2000.

1988 – 1998 – Training as a coach in Landmark Education’s Self Expression Leadership Seminars.

Since 1998 – Full-time practice of hypnosis and HypnoCoaching helping people (particularly in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Connecticut) lose weight, stop smoking cigarettes, reduce stress and make many other personal and career changes. Advanced coursework in hypnosis and hypnotherapy at New England Institute of Hypnotherapy with specialized courses at other schools. Tobacco Cessation Specialist training at Massachusetts General Hospital and “Foundations of Addiction Counseling” at RI’s D.A.T.A. program.

2007 – Co-created with Jane Jansen of the Tree of Life Wellness Center the InControl Weight Loss Program, a seminar series that is helping participants lose weight and keep it off. For the InControl Program I produced 9 new hypnotic CDs on topics such as Night-time Eating, Exercise Motivation, Eating Healthfully at Restaurants, Body Image and other weight loss topics.

2009 – Created and lead “Out-of-Work but In-Control”, a free public service group combining hypnosis and coaching for unemployed. Featured locally Channel 10 with Brian Crandall and Channel 6.

2010 – Board Certification by the National Guild of Hypnotists. One of fewer than 300 Board Certified Hypnotists in a national organization of over 7,000 professional members.

2015 – Co-wrote and published The Hypnotic Coach – available on

2015 – Certified as Hypnotist Certification Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists

Here is some more about me (probably more than you want to know)

I don’t claim to have all the answers in any aspect of life. But I am clear that I am an effective catalyst in helping people find their own best answers.

Here is a bit about my background:

Corporate and executive coach for a wide variety of industries and employee categories. My corporate clients have included divisions of many Fortune 500 companies.

Trained by Landmark Education Corporation as a Self Improvement and Leadership Coach coaching people from all walks of life and all income levels.

Experienced at coaching and developing advertising writers, art directors, producers and other creative people as a Creative Director at advertising agencies. I understand and honor the creative process in myself and in others.

Former advertising agency owner/creative director. I am someone who has a clear understanding of what it takes to be in a business and the steps needed to make it a success.

Developer of many motivational and content-based training programs. These include development and implementation of Total Quality Programs.

My personal experience – I have thrived despite my own diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder – I have a track record of turning ADD into a personal asset. Also, I am someone who has benefited and still benefits from being coached to achieve my goals.

That is enough about me. From now on, it is all about you. So, are you ready to start living your dream? Whether it is becoming a non-smoker, lose 50 pounds, get over a bad breakup, start a career, live life alcohol or drug free or simply end the crippling effects of procrastination, let’s talk and see if hypnosis is not the answer you have been looking for.

You are an amazing “active listener”

“What a fantastic session! I honestly feel this is going to work! You are an amazing "active listener". How you fit all of my individual needs and concerns into that hypnosis session is unbelievable! You were right on the money with everything you said and the way you framed it in the context of the session...impressive!!! It was VERY personalized and individualized to me. WELL worth the money spent!! THANK YOU!!!”

D.R. (Swansea, MA)

Practising Since: 1998

Professional Body Memberships
  • National Guild of Hypnotists

Training & Qualifications

American School of Hypnosis (New York City, 1980)

New England Institute of Hypnosis (1998)

National Guild of Hypnotists (Certification in Complementary Medical Hypnosis and HypnoCoaching)

National Guild of Hypnotists (Certified Instructor Training)

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