ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Robert Saviola

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Robert Saviola is a master hypnotist with many years of extensive training in hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), practice building and business marketing.

Robert owns and is director of Buffalo Hypnosis in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo Hypnosis is one of the busiest and most successful hypnosis practices internationally in both the United States and Canada. Together with his staff, Robert conducts thousands of sessions each year, successfully guiding clients in achieving their desired results and ultimately improving their lives.

Certified by the NGH (National Guild of Hypnotists), Robert has been honored as a regular faculty member and presenter for over a decade at the most prestigious NGH National Convention held annually in Marlborough, MA. This is an honor held by a select few hypnotists nationwide. As a hypnosis professional, Robert takes great pride in sharing his vast knowledge by opening minds through hypnosis education.

Robert currently helps others in following their dream to become excellent hypnosis and NLP professionals. In 2006, because of overwhelming interest, Robert opened his own Hypnosis School. His students are trained to be excellent, successful, mature hypnotists who are qualified to assist others in reaching their own potential. His motto is "Maturity through God's consul and personal accountability."

Robert is a motivational speaker. He speaks at seminars held at various locations throughout the US and Canada. Robert offers mentorship programs where he is available to mentor various business owners in setting up and marketing their businesses to achieve financial success.

Robert owns and hosts a live radio talk show on WBEN in Buffalo, NY. His mission is to raise public awareness in order to improve his listeners’ quality of life through information on maturity, accountability, responsibility, family values, morals and ethics.

In his youth, Robert proudly served in our United States Air Force from 1977-81 as a B52 defensive aerial gunner in the cold war under the Carter and then Regan administration. To date he is believed to be the youngest B52 aerial gunner in US history.

Robert is available for corporate speaking, motivational talks, comedy stage hypnosis, group and personal mentorship, on-site consultations and more.

ABOUT THE STAFF:

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Danielle Calato - Hypnotist

Danielle Calato has been working with thousands of hypnosis clients over the past 8 years and is known for her excellent communication skills. Her melodic voice is extremely calming and soothing allowing people to quickly enter a peaceful hypnotic trance state.

Danielle is certified by the NGH (National Guild of Hypnotists) which is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious hypnosis organization in the world.

Her goal is to help people reach their ultimate potential through the use of hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).

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Clay Dinger - Hypnotist

Clay Dinger has been using hypnosis to help people for over 25 years. He is certified with the NGH (National Guild of Hypnotists) and is the president of the local NGH chapter for Buffalo & Rochester.

As a Consulting Hypnotist, Clay Dinger also works with psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, physicians, chiropractors and other medical and healing professionals. He is also developing a guided imagery program for people that need to take chemotherapy or radiation.

Mission Statement: To make a positive difference in peoples' lives.

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Emily Rudes - Front Office Coordinator

Emily Rudes is our front office coordinator who is a fabulous liaison for people to book their free hypnosis screenings or hypnosis sessions and facilitate communication between clients and hypnotists. Emily will be the first voice you hear when you call into the office and her angelic voice, quick wit, and thoughtful attitude will certainly make you glad you called. Emily is a wonderful multi-tasker, who pays close attention to detail and accuracy.

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Ray Watson - Hypnosis & NLP Instructor

Ray Watson has over 55 years of experience in the field of hypnosis and hypnotism. He is certified as an instructor in basic and advanced hypnosis by the National Guild of Hypnotists. Ray is an international speaker and accredited trainer in Hypnosis, NLP, T'ai Chi Chih, Qigong, Dowsing, Psychic Development, Past Life Regression, and Meta-Physical Counseling. His years of hypnosis experience & knowledge far exceeds most hypnotists practicing today.

Ray was the executive director of the Watson Wellness Center for over 25 years. He is a retired school teacher of 26 years having taught social studies, psychology, and family life. Ray served his country in the USMC and is proud to be a veteran of the USMC.

Melissa Barnes - Hypnosis & NLP Instructor, Speaker, and Stage Hypnotist

Melissa Barnes headshot Melissa Barnes has studied hypnosis for more than 20 years. She received both basic and advanced hypnosis certification from the NGH (National Guild of Hypnotists). She holds certifications in HypnoBirthing, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and complementary medical hypnotism.

Melissa owned two offices in Minneapolis, MN for four years where she often saw over 150 clients per week. After that experience, she worked directly with Scott McFall at his national training center in North Dakota before working here at Buffalo Hypnosis for four years. Now she owns her own practice in New Hampshire where she currently sees clients during the week, but she still returns to Buffalo Hypnosis as an integral part of our teaching staff during hypnosis and NLP trainings.

As a stage hypnotist, she has performed hundreds of shows across the country, including sold out shows at both the 1998 and 2007 NGH National Hypnosis Conventions, the first female stage hypnotist to have performed there, as well as numerous performances for the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference.

As a HypnoBirthing instructor, she has taught hundreds of clients how to have an easier and more comfortable birth, personally attending more than 50 births. She wrote the chapter on hypnosis in childbirth for Kevin Hogan's book: Through the Open Door: Secrets of Self-Hypnosis.

In 2000, the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference honored her with the title of "Hypnotist of the Year" for inventing hypnosis for the Deaf. In 2002, the NGH honored her with the Hypnosis Achievement Award for the same.