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Biography for Barbara Ann Devico, CMH

Barbara DeVico brings a diverse background to her company, Healthy Body Healthy Mind. This experience helps facilitate her ability to communicate and understand the multiple and diverse backgrounds of her clients who seek her help.

As a child, Barbara survived a life threatening and very rare spinal tumor, which led to unremitting pain throughout most of her childhood. As a result of this experience, she has an uncanny understanding of pain, especially that of children. Barbara has successfully recovered from post traumatic stress disorder which helps her to relate to the many diverse experiences of her clients. Diversity, understanding, and empathy are main ingredients in Barbara's work to facilitate the healing process of her clients.

Barbara has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Social Work from California State University at Long Beach. She has also completed graduate work in Educational Psychology, and received her Special Education teaching credentials.

Barbara DeVico has spent the last eight years working with clients experiencing issues with many different symptoms from post traumatic stress, compulsive eating, smoking, anxiety, fears, exam anxiety, addictions and others. She spent two years working at an eating disorders clinic helping clients build and maintain a healthy relationship with food. The years of experience working with all these complex issues, common to many people, have shown Barbara the consistent thread running throughout these symptoms; which are poor self esteem and feelings of unworthiness and self hate.

Teaching people to connect with feelings that they have never been accessed before is the focus of her hypnotherapy and the beginning for people to start their healing journey. Hypnotherapy was the primary tool Barbara used to recover from her post traumatic stress disorder, as well and all the underlying symptoms that had prevailed in her life as well.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Addictions
  2. General Practice
  3. Stop Smoking
  4. Trauma
  5. Weight Loss


Barbara has completed her Hypnosis and Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) training from A Bennett/Stellar University, The American Institute of Hypnotherapy,The American Board of Hypnotherapy, Holmes Center of Hypnotherapy, International Hypnosis Federation, New Focus Institute for Hypnotherapy and the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

She is also a certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Wellness Forum. Additional certifications include Time Line Therapy, Life Coach, Reiki and Nutrition, as well as several specialty certifications in Imagery, pain control, fibromyalgia, IBS, hypertension, weight management and smoking cessation.

Barbara is a member of the American Hypnosis Association and the Medical League of Hypnotherapy.


  • Clinical Hypnotherapist
    Holmes Center for Hypnotherapy - 323-817-8888
    Date Started: 08/30/2003 - Date Graduated: 12/15/2003
    Total Hours: 150 - Total Weeks: 15 - Total Years: 0
  • Practitioner, Certified Personal Coach, Reiki
    Bennett/Stellar University - 818-432-1122
    Date Started: 08/09/2002 - Date Graduated: 08/17/2002
    Total Hours: 150 - Total Weeks: 11/2 - Total Years: 0
  • Hypnotherapist, Time Line Therapist, NLP Practitioner
    Advanced Neurodynamics - 888-823-4823
    Date Started: 06/26/2001 - Date Graduated: 07/03/2001
    Total Hours: 130 - Total Weeks: 1 - Total Years: 0
  • Certificate Advanced Hypnotist
    American Board of Hypnotherapy - 888-823-4823
    Date Started: 08/08/2000 - Date Graduated: 08/10/2000
    Total Hours: 20 - Total Weeks: 0 - Total Years: 0
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2745
    Date Started: 01/22/2008 - Date Graduated: 07/22/2008
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  • International Hypnosis Federation November 6-9, 2003, 54 hours training Advanced Hypnotherapist
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator
  • Certifications in Weight Loss, Pain Control, Smoking, Child Hypnosis, Trauma, Hypertension, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 05/2009
  2. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 09/2023
  3. Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 08/2015
  4. Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - 09/2023


  • Clinical Hypnotherapist
    New Focus Institute - 818-340-4099
  • Certified Master Hypnotist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 012251
    Certification Valid To: Sep 03, 2024

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Past-Life Regression Therapist - 09/2009
  2. Smoking Cessation - 01/2010

Professional Memberships

  • Medical League of Hypnotherapists
    Member Since: 2003
  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2008


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Barbara Ann Devico
Healthy Body Healthy Mind
Torrance, California 90505, United States