Phillip Gowins is an initiate and representative of the Sufi Order. He had a brief carrier in military intelligence serving in Korea, Hawaii and at various state side training centers. After a short time in credit collections, he spent the next 35 years as a carpenter and cabinet maker. In 1979, after extensively researching Sufi teachers, he found Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and became one of his many devoted students. While living in a Sufi community in New York City he met his wife Dawn. They married in 1981. In 1987, he and his wife were named representatives of the Sufi Order and were authorized to give spiritual practices and advise and to initiate people into Sufism. In 2000 they both realized that their desire was to help people heal directly. In looking for a medium with which to accomplish this, they discovered hypnosis. In 2002 after extensive training with the National Guild of Hypnotists, they were certified to practice hypnotherapy. Phillip currently lives in Scranton, PA where he and his wife run a hypnosis office, Hypnosis Horizons, Inc.