Thomas Zinser, Ed.D. is a hypnotherapist, author, and international speaker with a private practice in Grand Rapids, MI. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame (B.A.), Xavier University (M.Ed), and received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University: Commerce in 1977.
After serving as a staff psychologist at a local psychiatric hospital, Dr. Zinser started a private practice in 1980. In 1987, he was specializing in hypnosis and the treatment of dissociative disorders when he met Katharine Mackey who channeled a spirit entity named Gerod.
Through Katharine, Gerod offered information about specific clients that was helpful in their treatment. He also offered information about spiritual and metaphysical realities in general. After several sessions with Gerod, Dr. Zinser established a clinical collaboration with him that continued for fifteen years.
In addition to helping clients, this collaboration led to an unprecedented mapping of psychic and spirit dimensions of the self. The result was an approach to healing which he called Soul-Centered Healing. Dr. Zinser tells the story of this collaboration, and the healing methods that emerged from it, in his book, Soul-Centered Healing: A Psychologist’s Extraordinary Journey into the Realms of Sub-Personalities, Spirits, and Past Lives.
A second book, The Practice of Soul-Centered Healing, Vol. I, was published last year. This book is written for hypnotherapists who wish to incorporate methods of SCH into their own work. It is an instructional manual describing the protocols and procedures and the different phenomena one can encounter. For the non-professional, but interested reader, the book presents a great deal more information on a number of phenomena.
Dr. Zinser offers spiritual counseling and hypnotherapy to individuals who wish to address these psychic and spiritual dimensions in their own healing process. Soul-Centered Healing accepts the validity and importance of what we currently know about the physical, emotional, and psychological levels of an individual. However, Soul-Centered Healing expands this framework and vision to include the psychic and spirit dimensions of a person as well.