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HMI College of Hypnotherapy

Professor Johanna Hays, PsyD

Photograph: Professor Johanna Hays, PsyD

Dr. Hays has been an educator of doctoral students in clinical psychology at Antioch University Santa Barbara for a number of years. She has presented her work for Division 30: Society of Psychological Hypnosis at the annual national convention of the American Psychological Association and at Pacifica Graduate Institute, among others.

An alumna of HMI, Dr. Johanna Hays has a deep understanding of the benefits of hypnosis in psychological and physical health and wellness. She is a trauma specialist, as well as a body-based therapist and works closely with the symptoms and reactions in the body as well as with thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Her doctoral work involved post-Jungian, depth psychology approaches. In this approach, therapist and client gently explore feelings, dreams, unconscious processes, and motivations, and connect with the wisdom of the psyche.

Professor Randy Kasper, PhD

Photograph: Professor Randy Kasper, PhD

Randy Kasper, PhD, LCSW, BCD, has been a professor at the Graduate School of Social Work California at CSU (Dominguez Hills and San Marcos) for 12 years, where she specializes in clinical practice and internship supervision. She is on faculty as Clinical Supervisor with the American Institute for Mental Imagery where she studied and worked with the late Dr. Gerald Epstein for almost 30 years. She also taught Group Dynamics and Theory in Alliant International University’s doctoral forensic psychology program.

She has been a featured guest on various television shows and featured in print. She has led hospital-based programs for Addictive Disorders, Domestic Violence and Employee Assistance. She is/has been on boards of Imagery International, the Employee Assistance Program Association, Making Right Choices,, and National Repertory Theatre. She maintains a private practice as a therapist, trainer, and supervisor in Southern California.