I'm Mark Hilyard, a Certified Hypnotherapist currently working in the Buffalo-Rochester region of Western New York combining a lifelong interest in the boundries of the psyche with three decades of IT experience identifying and modifying patterns in data, systems and people.
I came to hypnotherapy late but the concepts behind the practice have been of interest to me all my life. When I was young I was empathetic to the suffering of others, which took me to fantasy and fiction to satisfy a need for justice. In college I settled onto Computer Science, designing and creating models of real-world events and behavior, but continued my search for the nature of humanity through philosophy, psychology, theater, religion and magic (both stage and belief).
My self discovery has taken many forms, including the pursuit of two martial art black belts resulting in a better understanding of how frame of mind contributes to the limits we accept or overcome. Fiction writing, a hobby since high school, has expanded my ability to create and explore alternatives while guiding clients through personal development. My tendency towards humor and metaphore allow me to envision and share a better way, brighter future, compassionate reflection and peaceful heart.
Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
Certification Number: 60493906
Member American Hypnosis Association
Graduate Hypnosis Motivation Institute