George Bien is the world's 1st recipient of the National Guild of Hypnotists President's Award, the world's 1st recipient of the Rexfold L. North Memorial Trophy (the "Oscar of Hypnosis"), and the world's 1st recipient of the Charles Tebbetts Award. He is the recipient of the IACT President's Award, the IACT Distinguished Service Award, and the only person twice honored with IACT's Educator of the Year Award. George is the former Principal Trainer for the National Guild of Hypnotists and the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and is presently the Principal Trainer for the International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT). He created and conducts the IACT Master Trainer Program. George also created and taught the first Stress Management Consultant Certification Seminars (CSMC) in the U.S. and Asia. They were sponsored by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. His training videos are used by hypnosis instructors worldwide.
George is also a F.I.R.E. Certified Firewalk Trainer (trained by Tolly Burkan), and a Certified NLP Gold Master Trainer. He served as Clinical Director of Dynamic Changes—during their operation, they were the world's largest and most successful hypnotherapy centers. George has been featured on the covers of professional journals, magazines, in scores of books (including Gary Null's "Encyclopedia of Natural Healing," and the best-seller, "Just A Breath Away," by Rev. Ed Tabbitas), and on numerous radio and TV programs, including: Donahue, Good Day NY, First Edition, America's Talking, Alive and Wellness, Fox 5 News, NBC News, WWOR TV Channel 9, CNN and Inside Edition. He has been called the "21st Century Hypnotist,". His list of former students reads like a "who's who" in the field of hypnosis, many of whom have gone on to become international hypnosis celebrities. George also led Firewalks at numerous conferences (including the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention, the American Board of Hypnotherapy Convention, Head Start, and others). He also lead numerous public Firewalks in New York, New Jersey, and California. George Bien's Firewalks were featured on the popular TV News Show, “Good Day New York” (featured on four different shows!). Channel 9 News also televised segments of George Bien's Firewalking seminar, Also, NBC News, Mind Light, Heyer Insights, and others. George was trained and Certified as a Firewaking trainer in 1990 by Tolly Burkan, founder of the Firewalking Movement in America.
George hosted the prime-time NYC TV show, "Unlimited Possibilities", on public cable TV. Guests included therapists, body workers, hypnotists, musicians, doctors, authors, healers, psychics, and more. Over 100 shows! He also co-hosted "Health Beat" with Mara Alexandru, a holistically-based, weekly "Talk Show" on New York's WEVD, 1050 talk radio. Format: Mainstream discussions about holistic health and the mind, body, spirit connection. Guests included leading Doctors, Authors, and Practitioners in related fields.
George was inducted into the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame in 1989. He conducts seminars on Hypnosis, Public Speaking, Persuasion, and Stress Management, internationally.
George Bien also worked as a professional guitarist for over 20 years. He performed with many major stars, including Shirley Bassey, Rowan & Martin, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Nancy Wilson, Prentice Minner (Mr. Sunshine), Leon Bibb, The Fifth Dimension, Bobby Humpfrey, Valerie Simpson, Les DeMerle, Lorna Luft, Joe Pesci, Dawn Wells (Maryann from the TV Show, Gilligan's Island), and many other stars. He has played in the pit orchestra with numerous Broadway shows including: New Vaudevillians, Pajama Game, Grease, and They're Playing Our Song. George was also an integral part of the Show Group, "Rainy Days" (Guitarist/Arranger), performing in the Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Reno, Hotel circuit. He also toured the Playboy Club circuit, performing at numerous Playboy Clubs throughout the United States. He worked as "Staff Studio Guitarist" for Sanders Recording Studios, during their operation in NYC, and was a staff columnist for the Music Paper. He has had over 100 guitar-related articles published in various Music Magazines. George taught at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Five Towns College, and at the City University of New York (CUNY). He was the creator and Head of the Jazz Guitar Program at York College, of the City University of New York (CUNY). The "Music Paper" called him . . . . . "a true virtuoso, possessing enviable technical facility."
To hear George play, visit: http://www.GuitarEnergy.com