IA 501 Foundations of Psychic Development

Janet Decker is the dean and an instructor at the International Metaphysical University, an online college that offers degrees in metaphysicsInstructor:

Janet I. Decker, C.Ht

Course Description:

Psychic ability is your birthright. Each one of us is endowed with psychic gifts and each person has at least one of them. In Foundations of Psychic Development you will discover what your strongest psychic gift is and you will be developing that one as well as others using hypnotic suggestion, guided visualization, practice with card decks, tea leaf reading, psychometry and other tools.

In this course we will take a look at the rather lengthy list of the many different aspects and modalities of what is called psychic ability. We will look at the many different tools that can be used to help a person develop and utilize their various psychic gifts and we will discuss under what conditions one might put these gifts to use. We will also talk about psychism in various cultures and organizations with a more in depth look at it in regards to spiritualism and metaphysics.

Through audio lectures, research, daily hypnotic suggestion, journaling, card reading, interviews with psychics and practice sessions you will hone your ability to pick up on, and translate, vibratory patterns and psychic and intuitive impressions.

Upon completion of “Foundations of Psychic Development” you will have a thorough knowledge of all psychic modalities and you will enjoy a heightened and more developed psychic and intuitive ability which you can put to good use helping yourself and others.

Required Text and Learning Materials:

MP3’s or CD’s by: Janet I. Decker, C.Ht. (1) Hypnosis for Psychic Development (2) Hypnosis for Cultivating Intuition (3) Hypnotic Awakening for Spirit Contact. All available through my web site at www.hypnotherapyservices.com.

Course Objectives:

To familiarize the student with all psychic and intuitive concepts in their many aspects and to develop and increase the students psychic abilities

Course Topics:

  • What are the various psychic gifts, how are they different?
  • What to expect when giving or receiving a psychic reading
  • A history of spiritualism
  • Prominent people in spiritualism
  • Overview of each psychic/intuitive modality and how they are used.
  • Exploring various psychic paths in order to find yours
  • Becoming consciously competent as a psychic
  • Becoming unconsciously competent as a psychic

Course Format:

Audio Lectures and Online research


Research, written reports, listening to MP3’s/CD’s, journaling on your progress, psychic readings, interviewing psychics/mediums/intuitive’s, etc. and submitting a report based on what you have learned from them. Participation in forum.


Forum participation, research with written reports, short answer questions, doing a psychic reading for staff at IMU

Course Calendar:

Rolling enrollment. Self-paced. Students have twelve weeks to complete this course.


90- 100 = A, 89-80 = B, 79-70 = C, 69-60 = D, 0-59 = F

Janet Decker, Dean of Metaphysics and Instructor

Janet Decker, in addition to holding the position of Dean of Metaphysics at the Metaphysical University, is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a certified Hypnoanesthesia therapist, and a qualified forensic hypnotist. She is also a hypnotherapy instructor and author.

Janet Decker received her training from the Institute of Ethical and Clinical Hypnosis in Washington DC. She received her specialty certification in hypnotic anesthesia from the National Board of Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Anesthesiology in Arizona. Ms. Decker is qualified in 2 Energy Therapy techniques, EFT and BSFF and is a Master Reiki practitioner. She has lectured extensively on the topic of “Hypnosis, Myth or Magic” and she has been published in “The Journal of Hypnotism”. She is an ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church in Modesto, CA. and was ordained into the Melchizedek Priesthood – Circle of the White Dove, June 2008.

Ms. Decker is a past member of the Board for the Development of the Mind/Body and Women’s Programs at Hagerstown Community College in Hagerstown, MD. And a past member of the Development committee for the “Certificate of Energy Healing” Program at Hagerstown Community College. She is a Faculty member holding a position of instructor and mentor for the Maryland Seminary for Holistic Studies.

Ms. Decker has been an Instructor of Hypnosis/hypnotherapy, meditation and other spiritual practices, spiritual development, psychic and intuitive development within various mind/body/spirit programs in educational systems at both the high school and college/university levels in MD, PA, VA, WV and Washington, D.C. for over 25 years.

She is a Co-creator of the “Angel Guidance Board” (The Angel Guidance Board is no longer in production however it may be viewed on the “Museum of Talking Boards” Website: http://www.museumoftalkingboards.com/gal7.html).

She is a Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the American Association of Behavioral Therapists and the United Metaphysical Churches.

Ms. Decker is currently in private practice in Jackson, Maine. She continues her work in the creation of new Hypnosis CD titles for the retail market as well as teaching, mentoring and lecturing. Visit her website at: www.hypnotherapyservices.com.

4 Responses to Psychic Development Certification, Level 1

  1. carol breen says:


    Is it possible to take this course using written textbooks, only
    through the mail? I own a ten inch netbook, which is limited in
    its abilities.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thank you,


    • admin says:

      Hi Carol,

      I received your question today regarding whether or not the class could be done via mail. In that regard, I have bad news and I have good news.

      The bad news is that, no, the class is an online class and you would have to work online.

      The good news is that you should very probably be able to do the class with some ease over your notebook.

      You see most of the class is audio based and experiential so you don’t have to be staring at a small screen or trying to type long papers on a small screen. So here’s how it works. You will get into the class the read the assignment ,which is usually only a few lines long. Certainly not more than a few paragraphs. Within that assignment will be a link to that week’s audio lesson. You’ll click on that link and listen to the class.

      From there you’ll have an assignment where you’ll have to apply what you learned. So maybe you’ll have to journal your dreams, or something like that (I’m not sure if that’s an actual assignment or not). Then you’ll have to go back into the class and report on your progress. It might be in the actual assignment or it might be in what is called a forum where the instructor and other students can read about your experience and even comment. Then you’ll be graded.

      So as you can see, most of it doesn’t even need the computer.

      Does this help? Have you signed up for the test drive?

    • Janet Decker says:

      Hi Carol, thank you for your interest in the Psychic Development Course at IMU. There are no textbooks for this course. Each class, there are 12 classes, had an audio class that is about 45 minutes to 55 minutes long. Can you download an audio file that long? One idea would be to buy a flash drive that has maybe 8 GB or larger to download to. At least I think that can be done. Janet Decker

  2. Carol Breen says:

    Can this course be studied using mail-in (post office)
    studies? I have a ten inch netbook which is limited in its abilities.

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