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Biography for Allan Elder, CHt, PhD

Allan Elder, Certified Hypnotherapist

Allan Elder is a Certified Hypnotherapist with a passion for applied medical hypnosis and helping those suffering from stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, and chronic pain. Living within a medical family and serving as a combat medic in the National Guard, Allan has seen too much suffering and is determined to help people overcome the barriers that limit them.

With a Master’s Degree in Project Management and a PhD in human behavior, Allan has a focus on reaching goals and changing behavior surpassed by few. Goals cannot be reached by good intentions alone, they must be earned. While good planning and willpower are helpful, they are often not enough (just ask anyone that’s tried to lose weight or stop smoking). To reach our goals we must engage the whole power of our mind and this can be accomplished with hypnosis. If you want to reach your goals, Allan’s experience and education go far beyond just planning. He can help you remove the mental blocks that sustain unwanted behavior.

With nearly 10 years of military service, three grown children, two grandchildren, and working as a college professor for nearly 20 years, Allan knows stress, anxiety, fear, and emotional distress. These not only can destroy our lives but often are at the root of chronic pain. Allan has specialized in discovering how to uncover the emotional distress that holds pain in the body and has worked with bedridden clients, stroke victims, those suffering from tinnitus and others suffering from debilitating pain only to find that once the emotional hurts of life are released, not only can pain be reduced or eliminated, but people can regain the lost vigor of their lives and once again enjoy each day.

Allan’s mission is to heal the whole person so every client will feel empowered to achieve excellence living. Allan provides care with warmth, friendliness, passion, and in the spirit of love.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Change Habits
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fears
  • Insomnia
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Public Speaking
  • Reach Goals
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Phobia
  • Stage Fright
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Worry


  • Hypnotherapist and Behaviorist for Sage Health Care
  • Educator and Professor for nearly 20 years at Mt. Sierra College and the University of Irvine California
  • U.S. Army and National Guard


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 08/22/2017 - Date Graduated: 08/07/2018
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate
  • Diploma in CBT for Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic Attacks
  • Diploma in Depression Counseling
  • Diploma in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Psychology and Therapy of Addictions Certificate

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Advertising and Promotion - Aug 2018
  • Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - Oct 2017
  • Body Syndromes - Dec 2017
  • Body/Mind Imaging - Creating Powerful, Personal Presence - Oct 2017
  • Clinical Case History Package 2 - Dec 2017
  • Doing Time - Rehabilitating the Incarcerated - May 2018
  • Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - Jan 2018
  • First Consultation - Sep 2017
  • Hypnosis and Anxiety - Aug 2017
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss Part 2 - Jan 2018
  • Hypnosis in History - Jul 2017
  • Hypnotic Remedies for Three Productivity Poisons - Oct 2017
  • Important Dynamics in Creating Successful Relationships - May 2018
  • Intimate Conversations with Dr. John Kappas - Dec 2017
  • Is it Intuition, or is it NLP? - Aug 2017
  • Kappasinian Hypnosis - Aug 2018
  • Master the Arm Raising - Nov 2017
  • Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy - May 2018
  • Rapid Inductions - Feb 2018
  • Research Articles Course - Mar 2018
  • So you want to write a book?! - Oct 2017
  • The Client Drought, A Shift in Perspective Can Shift Your Experience - Aug 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - Nov 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - Nov 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Feb 2018


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 42815481
    Certification Valid To: Dec 02, 2020

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Jun 2018
  • Hypnosis and Pain Management - Feb 2018
  • Hypnosis and PTSD - Dec 2017
  • Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Apr 2018
  • Hypnosis and Sports Performance - Feb 2018
  • Hypnosis and Tinnitus - Dec 2017
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss - Jan 2018
  • Past Life Regression Therapy - Oct 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Jan 2018
  • Therapeutic Imagery Master - Apr 2018
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Feb 2018

Other Certifications

  • Time Line Therapy
  • NLP Practitioner


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/07/2018
  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/07/2018

Professional Memberships

  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2017
  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2018


Contact Information

Allan Elder
Sage Life Institute
Mapleton, Utah 84664, United States