James Metcalf

James Metcalf


James is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and a certified Master Hypnotherapist . He is the founder of QC Hypnosis, a hypnotherapy practice, situated along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River in the Quad Cities.

“At the age of 16 I was diagnosed with a rare esophageal condition known as Achalasia. It is a motility disorder of the esophagus, whereby the nerves become damaged and the muscles are unable to push food or liquids down towards the stomach. For over half a year the doctor’s were stumped by my condition and I lost nearly 50 pounds. During that time I was depressed and in severe pain from esophageal spasms.

While waiting for an answer to my peculiar problem, I began taking my disease into my own hands and trying out self-hypnosis. What I realized was that I had already been using different forms of hypnosis for pain control such as time distortion, reframing, and dissociation, but in a very primitive and sporadic way. Once I put what I was reading to the test I experienced amazing results that allowed me to get through the suffering before a surgery was performed.

It’s been years eight years since my surgery and although it was a success, I experience chronic pain on a daily basis and still have issues related to swallowing. There is no alternative to conventional medical treatment, but there is a way for us to cope with our pain. It is my belief that pain is sometimes necessary, but suffering is not. Hypnosis has allowed me to live a rich and happy life without having to rely on pain medications and that is why I devoted my career to the craft.”

In addition to his expertise in the field of hypnosis, James is also a master life and success coach and utilizes the power of Neuro Linguistic Programming to elicit powerful and lasting success in the lives of his clients.

James is certified through the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners (IBCP) and a Consulting Hypnotist with the prestigious National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest hypnosis organization in the industry.

James’ Credentials

  • Consulting Hypnotist with The National Guild of Hypnotists
  • American Hypnosis Association Certified Specialist in Hypnosis and Pain Management
  • Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Certified Life & Success Coach
  • Certified Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Board Certification by the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners (IBCP)
  • BA University of Iowa
  • Former Direct Support Professional for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Featured in Reader’s Digest

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