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My name is Tanya, and I first tried Hypnotism as part of my search for lasting relief from chronic muscle tension (including TMJ) and mental and emotional stress (and their side effects, such as IBS). While therapies like massage and chiropractic brought some relief, I was frustrated to return to my original state the very next day after treatment. Osteopathy helped my body to function optimally, but my state of mind remained locked in worry. Psychotherapy helped me to better understand my habitual emotional and thought patterns, but I still had little success in changing them. Practicing Hatha yoga and the Alexander Technique helped somewhat, but I was convinced that deeper, more lasting relief was possible. After one session of hypnotism, I felt more light and calm for an entire week. After six sessions, I felt like I was permanently on my way to being the me I was born to be before “life happened”. I was so blown away by my personal results that I had to learn more:

I am certified to practice hypnosis by the National Guild of Hypnotists (, of which I am a Member in Good Standing (this means I have maintained their continuing-education requirements and I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice). I am also a member of the National Federation of Hypnotists OPEIU-AFL-CIO, the union that represents physicians, nurses, chiropractors, podiatrists, acupuncturists, midwives and other health care workers. I was trained and certified at the Ontario Hypnosis Centre School where I also learned about Gestalt-based coaching. (More about Tanya…)

Tsu-Ching Yu (pronounced like “Sue-Ching”) is the first hypnotist who’s ever guided me to release past-life burdens (not because others weren’t skilled, but rather because I am the most resistant client ever!). Our training is similar (she is also a master hypnotist). She sees clients in the same location at their convenience.

“I trained with Debbie Papadakis who was featured on Oprah in October 2008. Debbie is simply incredible.  I was completely transformed during the basic training through learning and experiencing powerful techniques that I continue to use with my clients.  This passion is nurtured through continuing education, working with clients, and practicing with fellow hypnotists. I completed my master hypnosis and past-life regression certification course again with Debbie. To this day, I love assisting clients to attain their highest possible outcome.

Scope of Practice
We are trained and authorized to “use hypnotism with clients to motivate them to eliminate negative or unwanted habits, facilitate the learning process, improve memory and concentration, develop self-confidence, eliminate stage fright, improve athletic abilities, and for other social, educational and cultural endeavors of a non-medical nature. Except where state law provides otherwise, members shall use hypnotism with clients regarding a medical or mental disease only on written referral from a licensed medical or mental health professional.”

Hypnotism cannot replace Psychotherapy or Psychiatry, nor are such therapists who use hypnosis with clients to be considered as offering equivalent services as those of Certified Consulting Hypnotists, who are specialists in the use of hypnotism.

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Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.


Hypnosis changed my life. (There – I said it. It’s true!)