Edmond R. Ratelle, RSW, CH, is a skilled therapist and hypnotist. He is sensitive and compassionate, yet he has also been described as street-wise. Ed has an extensive and successful history of working with people to heal life’s hurts. A social worker by training, he is a graduate of the Social Work program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, and is registered for professional practice in his home province of PEI with the PEI Social Work Registration Board and is a member of the PEI Association of Social Workers as well.
Ed holds a second degree in Religious Studies from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is a former chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces. His military experience led him to take part in United Nation’s peacekeeping missions, including coordinating humanitarian assistance in theatre. He has served with various military units, including infantry and artillery. Throughout his military service he was called upon to exercise his counseling skills with both military members and families, and to advise military commanders on matters concerning the well-being of all military personnel. He retired from the military with the rank of Major, his last position being that of Chaplain at the prestigious Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.
His work with people spans a period of over 30 years, and he
has had a broad exposure to the human condition. As part of his
long-standing practice as a social worker, Ed increasingly applied
hypnotherapy and found he became progressively impressed by the
benefits gained. Today, as a Certified Hypnotherapist and Member
of the National Guild of Hypnotists, he has a busy hypnotherapy
practice. His work also includes seminars and workshops, his most
popular, “Stop Smoking with Hypnosis”. Participants
enjoy a relaxed, safe and respectful hypnosis experience, empowering
them to let go of their smoking addiction painlessly, and without
irritability or weight gain.