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S. Bilsker and Associates

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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S. Bilsker and Associates

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Lin Taylor

10 May 2019

Sheldon is a gifted, kind and caring practictioner, who has over the last 30 years given his all to his students and clients.

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Sandra Wall

10 September 2018

If you are looking for high quality Counselling Hypnotherapy training then I highly recommend The Orca Institute! I took my Counselling Hypnotherapy training online and I am currently taking the Ethics course online. The quality of the courses offered is excellent. I looked at many other schools before enrolling in ORCA classes. No other schools compared to the in-depth training offered by ORCA! More...

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Scott Starke

10 September 2018

As a new student looking to enter the field of hypnotherapy it can be an intimidating process. The Orca Institute not only made getting acquainted with the subject easy to follow, their wealth of experience and knowledge gives you all the tools to advance your skills the quickest way possible. Sheldon and Diane provide a friendly, supportive environment, while at the same time challenging you to optimize your learning. With the easy to use online course format, you can study from anywhere, and whether you're new to hypnotherapy or looking to deepen your practice, this course is a great fit for anyone wanting to explore this exciting therapeutic modality. More...

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Camcorder q Ox

10 September 2018

I trained with Sheldon in 1993 and have been using the skills and techniques taught in my private practice since that time. Sheldon is an expert in his field and is always available to help and guide his students. The training provided is both professional and creative. If you are a therapist looking to employ hypnotherapy in your practice, you will find that trance work is an exceptionally valuable tool that enhances other modalities and has a deeply beneficial effect for your clients. I highly recommend the Orca Institute and Sheldon Bilsker. Cam Oxendale RTH MPCP MTC More...

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Linda AK Thompson, PhD

10 September 2018

Background late 80's, as a mid-life professional in career transition pursuing university at-a-distance courses and applied clinical training opportunities to learn the art of hypnotherapy skill sets, specifically Eriksonian techniques, did not exist.I was fortunate indeed to meet, register and be trained by Sheldon Bilsker, a master hypnotherapist, who remains devoted to the promotion, development and advancement of clinical counselling hypnotherapist training and certification requirements. We are fortunate Sheldon Bilsker and the Orca Institute is located in Canada with a global interest and outreach on an international scale providing opportunity for students pursuing clinical counselling hypnotherapy course materials and skill sets.Bravo to Sheldon and the Orca Institute for remaining true to the cause - the advancement of certified counselling hypnotherapy excellence! Linda AK Thompson, PhDOwner, Matrix of Trauma [MOT]Director, Special Projects More...

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K.B. Hanna Tasire

10 September 2018

Why did I choose to study with Orca Institute? It was a dream come true for me. I longed since late 1990's to add hypnotherapy to my tool chest of skills. I was not satisfied with the many programs I investigated over the years. I was interested in learning how to facilitate and support my client's healing in a manner that was deeply client-centered and specific to their needs. After bachelor's studies, I worked a social service worker and desired to learn a deep intuitively informed manner of working with clients. I went on to a master's program in clinical psychology with an emphasis in family psychology. I learned about Carl Rogers, Virginia Satyr, and Milton Erickson. This helped in developing a more intuitive skill base to work with families. Yet, it did not seem complete.How do I apply deep empathy and a deeply intuitive sense of knowing in helping my clients? Spiritually I was getting images in my mind of what my clients experience. How do I use this intuition in serving my clients? After graduation, I served as a senior family specialist working with families struggling with abuse and addictions. It was here that I learned that a deep spiritual component, a deep knowledge is important to pay attention to while working with clients. I began to look, where can I learn these skills at a deeper level. I set out with driven intent reviewing all the schools I could find. which one will teach me the skills I desired?I found what I was looking for at Orca Institute, signed up for the Complete Diploma program. Orca has opened a new personal awareness, taught me the clinical hypnotherapy counseling skills I desired and taught me how to use my deep intuitive awareness and response with deep empathy while working with my clients. I am well pleased with Orca Institute and plan to nature a continued relationship with gratitude throughout the remaining years of my career.Thank you staff of Orca Institute. Thank you for personal growth, knowledge, skills, support and new confidence. Thank you for the transformations that will open in the clients I will serve. Thank you for the support, the caring and the one-on-one one care mentoring.Are you considering Studying hypnotherapy? If you are considering learning hypnotherapy, I highly recommend Orca Institute. You will learn a full range of hypnotherapy counselling skills, enabling you to become an effective professional Clinical Hypnotherapy Counsellor. I grateful to be prepared to make an effective difference in the lives of my clients; a difference within my community and within the world, we live.Keiya Hanna Tasire, M.S., RMT More...

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Margaret Petrany Lock

10 September 2018

I attended Orca a number of years ago. The counselling training provided, has helped me both professionallyand personally and certainly has expanded my self awareness.The teachers are amazing and very well informed and are most willing to share their knowledge.The certification that I received through Orca Institute's counselling hypnotherapy training course has been invaluable to me both in my career and my personal life. More...

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Ann

10 September 2018

As a past student of Orca’s training I would highly recommend anyone interested in pursuing training in counselling hypnotherapy to take a serious look at Orca’s curriculum. I found the training to be extremely current, covered a wide variety of subjects related to hypnotherapy and was a lot of fun. I have been practising for over 16 years and still love my work. I feel that I received excellent value for money with this training. Sheldon is dedicated to his craft and his school. I still call Sheldon if I get stuck with an issue I need to brainstorm after all these years. I have no hesitation in recommending Orca Institute hypnotherapy training for those seriously considering a career in this field. More...

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Cyrous Sharifpour

10 September 2018

I have a privilege to know Sheldon since 1996 and I finished my Basic Hypnotherapy Certificate in the same year. Sheldon is highly knowledgable and passionate about Counselling Hypnotherapy. His Blend of Knowledge , Passion & Love adds a special essence and touch to Orca Institute . Sheldon ' s immense love and caring about his student s and his passion brought me back to Orca Institute to finish my Diploma In Counselling Hypnotherapy after 21 years at the age of 60 ..... I see the impact of his teaching in my personal and professional life .I have total trust to finish this course under his caring supervision very soon. In my opinion , Orca Institute is the leading Institute in the field of Counselling Hypnotherapy globally.Best Wishes to Sheldon & Orca Institute More...

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Byron Miki

10 September 2018

I am a practicing Hypnotherapist and have taken many courses and programs over the past 25 years. Orca and in particular Sheldon Bilsker, is the real deal. If you want real training in Counselling Hypnotherapy, then you should seriously consider his courses. Unlike many other schools, Sheldon created his courses based on real experiences and decades of practice. He does not take short cuts nor does he hype his material with marketing tricks. More...

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Charlene C Harrison

4 March 2018

I have gained considerable new skills from the Orca course work and my practicum. Combined, they have allowed me to connect with my clients in a deeper and more meaningful way; facilitating increased therapeutic progress and efficacy. I highly recommend this program !! More...

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Anna Mandziuk

5 December 2017

I attended The Orca Institute in 2015/2016 in order to gain a Diploma in Counselling Hypnotherapy. I found the course work, the instructors, and the knowledge that I gained through the program and through the school itself to be both relevant and applicable. I felt I learned a solid understanding of what a Counsellor Hypnotherapist is and does and I was able to apply it to my career once I graduated from the program. More...

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Tammi Snooke

18 November 2017

Counselling Hypnotherapy Training, This course covers everything. The staff are proficient in their field, down to earth, patient and strive to share their vast experience in this exciting career. I found the staff easy to talk to always happy to help with any questions. I found this course well worth it. If you want to excel. This is the course for you. Enjoy. More...

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Byron Miki

10 November 2017

I am a practicing hypnotherapist and over 25 years, I have taken many courses with some of the top Hypnotherapy schools in Canada and the United States. The Orca program is the most thorough, in depth program I've taken. The courses were all designed by Sheldon. His content and structure is based on real life experience teaching and practicing Counselling Hypnotherapy. He does not cut corners nor does he try to razzle dazzle clients with entertaining displays of magic. This is the real deal. No hype. More...

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Anna Stoklosa

8 November 2017

Hypnosis and Inner Energies were the interests of mine since I could remember. The Orca Institute was of great help opening the door to an actual Hypnotherapy Practice. Hypnosis is a tool to help individuals overcome their obstacles; however, before we use the “tool” of Hypnosis, we need the best instructor/school to guide us - I am glad for choosing Orca Institute to guide me in gaining my professional training. The School and Instructor provide the highest quality education and support. Sheldon Bilsker, an expert with years of practice is welcoming, always ready to assist, guides and helps. With experience from the Orca Institute, I highly recommend Orca Institute as a Hypnotherapy School and Training. Anna Stoklosa More...

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Steven White

3 November 2017

My time with Orca has been an amazing learning experience. The course content, the instructor(s), the classes, the administration and students have all been exceptional.There is no doubt in my mind both Diane and Sheldon bring to the table expertise in the fields of counselling and hypnotherapy that would be hard to match anywhere - nationally or internationally. If you are considering counselling hypnotherapy or wanting to add or tweak these skills for your current practice I highly recommend you become involved with the Orca Institute. It will be time and money well spent. More...

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Bonnie R.

1 November 2017

Sheldon is by far the best counselor I have ever worked with. He has always made himself available to help me when abroad and for a last minute session and I am so grateful to have met him while I was overcoming my depression. He is professional in every sense and has helped me tackle and overcome issues that I have struggled with for a lifetime. His experience and dedication makes him the first port of call if I need help and I highly recommend him to anyone. More...

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Cam Oxendale

27 October 2017

I trained with Sheldon in 1993 and have been using the skills and techniques taught in my private practice since that time. Sheldon is an expert in his field and is always available to help and guide his students. The training provided is both professional and creative. If you are a therapist looking to employ hypnotherapy in your practice, you will find that trance work is an exceptionally valuable tool that enhances other modalities and has a deeply beneficial effect for your clients. I highly recommend the Orca Institute and Sheldon Bilsker. Cam Oxendale RTH MPCP MTC More...

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Keiya Tasire

26 October 2017

Why did I choose to study with Orca Institute? It was a dream come true for me. I longed since late 1990's to add hypnotherapy to my tool chest of skills. I was not satisfied with the many programs I investigated over the years. I was interested in learning how to facilitate and support my client's healing in a manner that was deeply client-centered and specific to their needs. After bachelor's studies, I worked a social service worker and desired to learn a deep intuitively informed manner of working with clients. I went on to a master's program in clinical psychology with an emphasis in family psychology. I learned about Carl Rogers, Virginia Satyr, and Milton Erickson. This helped in developing a more intuitive skill base to work with families. Yet, it did not seem complete. How do I apply deep empathy and a deeply intuitive sense of knowing in helping my clients? Spiritually I was getting images in my mind of what my clients experience. How do I use this intuition in serving my clients? After graduation, I served as a senior family specialist working with families struggling with abuse and addictions. It was here that I learned that a deep spiritual component, a deep knowledge is important to pay attention to while working with clients. I began to look, where can I learn these skills at a deeper level. I set out with driven intent reviewing all the schools I could find. which one will teach me the skills I desired? I found what I was looking for at Orca Institute, signed up for the Complete Diploma program. Orca has opened a new personal awareness, taught me the clinical hypnotherapy counseling skills I desired and taught me how to use my deep intuitive awareness and response with deep empathy while working with my clients. I am well pleased with Orca Institute and plan to nature a continued relationship with gratitude throughout the remaining years of my career. Thank you staff of Orca Institute. Thank you for personal growth, knowledge, skills, support and new confidence. Thank you for the transformations that will open in the clients I will serve. Thank you for the support, the caring and the one-on-one one care mentoring. Are you considering Studying hypnotherapy? If you are considering learning hypnotherapy, I highly recommend Orca Institute. You will learn a full range of hypnotherapy counselling skills, enabling you to become an effective professional Clinical Hypnotherapy Counsellor. I grateful to be prepared to make an effective difference in the lives of my clients; a difference within my community and within the world, we live. Keiya Hanna Tasire, M.S., RMT More...

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Cyrous Sharifpour

2 October 2017

I know Sheldon since 1996. I finished my Resident Training in 1996 . Sheldon is highly knowledgeable and educated , loving and caring teacher . He is the most amazing teacher that I know . He loves what he does and as a result , Orca Institute has the best training programmes in North America . I recently decided to join the Diploma Programme . Very happy and excited to be back BUT WOW a lots of positive and amazing changes More...

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Fae Starchild Huxtable

10 August 2016

I am a former student of the Orca Institute. Since 2008 I have been endlessly fascinated and grateful for the thorough care, knowledge, professionalism, and extensive materials Orca Institute provided . Every day I am happy I chose this school ,these educators and Counselling Hypnotherapy as a profession. More...

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Angela Kraemer-Schär

7 August 2016

I have known Sheldon since the early 2000. I finally finished my Resident training in 2006. Sheldon is a highly educated, caring teacher with integrity. I loved the classes and his teaching style. I highly recommend the Orca Institute training programs to anyone thinking about learning Hypnotherapy. More...

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Margaret Mary Petrany Lock

6 August 2016

As a former student, I absolutely believe that Orca offers the best hypnotherapy training available anywhere. This is a client focused program that provides the individual with the tools and the skills necessary to make meaningful and permanent changes in life. This program is the hypnotherapist's gift to self in terms of being of assistance to others. More...

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Ginger Titchener

5 November 2015

this was a fabulous course which I recommend to any looking for quality hypnotherapy training

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Lisa Brown

10 September 2014

I chose The Orca Institute because it is important that a hypnotherapist have basic counseling training in addition to very high quality hypnosis training. The Orca Institute is the only hypnosis program I have ever found in the entire world that recognizes the reality of working with real people. In my program I'm taught how to create and manage a session involving trance work, not made dependent on reading other hypnotist's scripts. More than knowing what to do-I am taught why so that I can easily build my own sessions as a counselling hypnotherapist from the ground up. I am proud and very confident of my training because it is taught and managed by registered and trained counselors and hypnotherapists who do this work outside of only teaching it. I am training with people who care about their students, their clients, and about the field of hypnotherapy overall. That matters to me as a practitioner. More...

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Dennis Spottedwolf

6 March 2014

When I decided to acquire certification so I could practice my craft under a proper title I searched the internet for a business with a number of specific attributes. They began with a place oriented to a client-counselor centered approach because hypnosis is such a personally oriented experience. I was not looking for something which treats a client like a subject but encourages them to use this natural ability on a daily basis in a broad variety of ways. I am not 'new' to hypnosis and have used it for many years to delve into my own life and assist others. Orca's team impressed me with their backgrounds and their willingness to work with a student rather than teach a student. Milton Erickson was completely unfamiliar to me but I came to know the persona of this man through his history and Orca's methodology. I thoroughly enjoyed Sheldon and Byron Miki during my course. More...

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Jan Olson

26 August 2012

This is a great school and the instructors are highly supportive.

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