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Learning and Change Navigation Services Disclaimer

Please note:  The services provided by Joel R. Montgomery are not therapy as defined by the several professional licensing organizations in Illinois.  These services are self-help and educational—designed to enhance learning and individual and group performance.  Under the supervision of your licensed medical or other therapy professional, these services may be an adjunct to enhance the therapy they provide you. These services are not licensed by the state. The services do not include the practice of medicine or psychology or any other healing art, since Joel R. Montgomery not a licensed physician or therapist.


Pursuant to Illinois Business and Professional Code, Joel R. Montgomery, makes the following disclosures: "I am a professional who provides services that are alternative and complementary to the healing arts services licensed by the state. Each client will be interviewed and if it is determined that the services I provide can be of benefit, I will provide services in accordance with the education, training, and experience I have."


Joel offers the following self-help and education services:


 Learning and Change Navigation for individuals, groups, teams, and organizations.  This can include coaching and consulting services in the areas of goal formation, understanding learning and communication, steps to accelerate the learning and change process, and the areas of interest mentioned in the list of services available at


As determined by the needs of the client, Joel work with many tools and resources, often of his own creation developed over his years of work in this field.  Three of these potential tools are:


1.      Integrative Learning— Integrative Learning represents a new understanding of learning developed during Joel's dissertation research for his doctorate degree in education.  It is a meta-model of learning developed from the best work of researchers in the areas of psychology, learning, education, reflection on experience, individual and organizational change management.  This model forms a background and structure which allows for the development and achievement of individual and organizational learning and change goals.


2.      Hypnosis — Hypnosis is a learning state in which we can optimize our thinking and refine our strategies. Of course, that sometimes happens automatically.  It is accomplished by creating an atmosphere where the client can relax and move into a learning state to clarify and anchor pre-defined learning and performance goals.


3.      NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) NLP is a reflective-learning model working with experienced-focused behaviors.  By reflecting on experience and by creating new, more positive associations, the client can modify behavior and achieve behavioral and learning goals in a more effective and positive way.


It is your responsibility to inform your physician that you are seeing Joel R. Montgomery for hypnosis-supported learning. It is assumed by you signing this release that you have either notified your physician that you are seeing a learning coach/hypnotist for assistance in achieving your goals or that you have elected not to inform your physician at this time.


Joel has the following education, training, experience and other qualifications regarding the services provided:


Master of Education in Adult Education, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1992

Doctor of Education in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1992

Master of Arts in Teaching, Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois 2008

Certified T-Group Facilitator, Advanced T-Group Facilitator, Group-Leader-Educator, Experiential Educational Designer, Organizational Development Consultant, Mid-Atlantic Association for Training and Consulting, Washington, DC 1979

Certified Advanced Hypnotist, American Alliance of Hypnotists, Savannah, Georgia 2012

Certified Master NLP Practitioner, Certified NLP Trainer, American University of NLP, 2012

Member of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, Savannah, GA 2012

More than 40 years of experience in providing learning and change navigation services to adults, groups, teams, and organizations.  Six years of full-time experience in K-12 bilingual (Spanish) teaching.


If you have any concerns or complaints about the services provided, please speak to Joel. If he cannot resolve your concerns, you may contact the American Alliance of Hypnotists at 107 Picket Row, Savannah, GA 31410.


List of Services

Follow this link to see the list of Learning and Change Navigation services offered by Joel R. Montgomery