CIHAS Reviews. Real Stories From Real Graduates!

Our students say it best! Real reviews from graduates that have graduated from CIHAS!

Real Reviews From CIHAS Graduates 

  • “I feel that I have learned how the importance of balance is needed in every day life. Basic understanding of the Wisdom Center and how self-healing and self-empowerment can really change the course of ones’ life, as well as understanding technique in use, along with the application.

    “I like the idea of allowing one’s own subconscious level of the mind to direct and set the correct course to one’s own healing.”

    Trilla Ortega

    Sacramento, CA

    Personal Banker

  • "The information taught at CIHAS has a tremendous capacity to positively affect the lives of others. The system taught is one that I believe I can use with integrity and faith.

    Furthermore, class is structured so that one has many opportunities to learn and flourish; lectures and interactive experiential experiences are a key foundation to the learning.

    'I am thankful to have this experience and knowledge in my life – personally and professionally.”

    Lea’ Rathbun

    Placerville, CA


  • “I don’t know any way to thank  Carol enough for sharing the Wisdom Center Technologies®. I came hoping to learn a way to help myself and others and that hope had easily been fulfilled.


    'More over, my deep and profound experiences here have transformed my life and are beginning to transform the lives of those around me in a most beneficial way. WCT“ is the best method I found for making vast progress in the important matters of life; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I highly recommend it for those seekers of higher things.”

    Lynda Green

    Oregon House, CA


  • I highly recommend Wisdom Center Technologies® for hypnotherapy training. It has made a more significant difference in my life that anything else I have ever done. I enrolled in the course looking for a career change and specific techniques for helping others.

    “My expectations have not only been met, but were far exceeded. This course has inspired me to make some very empowering changes in my life. Carol genuinely cares about all of her students, and it shows. Carol is a very good teacher and she obviously puts a lot of thought into each class.”

    Dianne Roed

    Sacramento, CA

  • “I have received so many benefits from this training, but of greatest significance to me would be the discovery of the “Healer Within”. I can think of no greater gift to be given than this. I’ve awakened in me a longing I had only barely glimpsed at and actually actively denied.

    “In the short time I’ve been enrolled in this course I have completely accepted “my path” and I could not be happier. What joy I have seen missing, and what joy, peace and happiness await. To discover who one is and what one is to do for their life’s work brings great happiness. I am very grateful for this most precious of gifts.”

    Kevin Quinn

    Carmichael, CA

    Behavioral Therapist

  • “This training program goes far beyond the simple, surface level treatment offered by other training programs. My experience has been that most standard approaches to hypnotherapy are inappropriately focused on inductions and suggestions, rather than instructions that energize self-healing.


    "In many important respects, this approach, using WCT® returns the individual to themselves where they regain their inherent capacity to inspire and empower themselves.

    I believe that real learning, growth, enlightenment, etc. takes place only in the presence and under the tutelage of learned, enlightened people. This latter description aptly characterizes this school. It has been my great and good fortune to report that this is perhaps only the second time in about 25 years that I have been able to experience learning in this kind of environment!”

    David Pannell

  • "I have practiced behavior modification since 1979 and have studied an numerous institutes. In June of 1994 I was introduced to Wisdom Center Technologies®, developed by Carol and Jim DiGirolamo. WCT® who taught me a unique approach to remove conscious resistance, yet validate behavior modification simultaneously through a process called the Interactive Process® .

    “I have since used this process as my main approach in therapy. This process is fast, gentle, and very respectful to the client. In this style of removing resistance and modifying the specific behavior, the client is gently being guided to their own discovery, which creates a safe and secure feeling of empowerment. The client is not self-doubting the therapist for any second-guessing. This process takes responsibility off the therapist in the way of the client not trusting the style of therapy.

    “My clients respond very well to this technique, which has proven to be the most effective for their own self-discovery and liberation.”

    If you are thinking of becoming a Healer, this school is the best!   These Mind-Body techniques literally  take minutes to affect a personal transformation in your client!

    Vivian Grant

  • "I graduated from the California Institute of Healing Arts & Sciences in 1995, and have been working as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Behavioral Therapist ever since


    When I first signed up to take courses at the institute, I knew nothing about Hypnotherapy except that it sounded intriguing.  I sat in on a class for an evening, and was so impressed with the teaching style, knowledge being imparted, and positive environment that I signed up right away. The school director, Carol DiGirolamo made enrolling easy, with her helpful and considerate manner.   During the time period that I attended the institute, I never missed a class. The instructor, James DiGirolamo provided such well rounded training that I wanted to make sure that I didn’t miss a thing.”

  • “The school is unique in that the technology it offers is one of a kind. California Institute of the Healing Arts and Sciences provides an atmosphere of learning that is not found in most institutions; the student is free to discuss his/her questions without fear of being talked down to.


    “Where most other forms of therapy require the client to relive trauma, Wisdom Center® Technologies allows the trauma to be removed without pain. The therapist is relaxed knowing he will not have to deal with those things face-to-face. In this environment, both the client and therapist can profit from a healing experience.”

    Warren C.

    Sacramento, CA

  • Namaste Jim & Carol,

     Sorry this took so long to get to you.   It is long overdue. . .

    The California Institute of Healing Arts and Wisdom Center is a multi-faceted course of study that transformed my approach to healing myself, as well as my clients and family members.

    The program contains just the right balance of theory and practical application to ensure a stress-free learning environment. The wisdom center approach impacts and heals those difficult, and often stubborn, deep seated issues.

    Whether your goal is to obtain a certification in the many areas of holistic therapy the school offers, or to simply heal yourself, you are in good hands!

     The course was fantastic, my client base has tripled and Jim & Carols’ knowledge and patience create the perfect learning environment. Plus, the continued support that the school offers is invaluable.

    Jeanette Dvorak

    Behavioral Therapist/Life Coach

    ‘08 Graduate


    PS. l will drop into class soon... l'm looking forward to revisiting. Thanks again!

  • Curriculum included methods of inducing hypnosis, the multitude of reasons to use hypnosis as a holistic therapy, specific instructions to use with clients, as well as a recommended reading list, and live, in-class demonstrations.  Classes also included hours of technique utilization, so that students could work with what we had just learned while it was still fresh in our minds, and receive instruction as needed.   Also and very importantly, curriculum included innovative marketing ideas, and instruction about how to relate to clients, as well as how to coach clients to be more successful in their endeavors. 


    As a successful graduate of the California Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences, I am in gratitude in both my professional and personal life for the training I received.  I use the techniques, knowledge, and skills gained at the institute on a daily basis.  I am also proud to report that I have been able to refer several of my clients to the institute over the years, which I believe to be the best measure of the success of my training.

    In Gratitude,

    Maude Schellhous, CCHT, CBT

    Sacramento Hypnotherapy

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CIHAS is an Alternative Holistic Training School offering courses in Clinical Hypnotherapist, Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Behavioral Therapist, Master Herbal Practitioner, Life Coach & Herbal Healing Workshops. Serving: Sacramento, Gold River, Fair Oaks, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Chico, Northern California and all surrounding areas.

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