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Biography for Briana Gardela, CHt

Briana is a Los Angeles based Hypnotherapist providing a safe space for people to embark on a journey of purposeful transformation to achieve personal improvement goals and live a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

Briana’s passion has always been taking care of and encouraging those around her. However, growing up in Los Angeles, she took advantage of the incredible career opportunities offered to her in the industries of fashion, music, sports, and finally, hospitality. Briana developed a passion for hospitality because she got to take care of people, and she loved it. Yet, perhaps like you, she reached a point where she questioned whether she was living her best life and achieving her full potential.

For everyone, 2020 was a year like no other. Briana watched friends and family lose their jobs and sense of security as they learned to navigate their dark times while being isolated at home. As she continued to work throughout the pandemic, she began to long for something more. She had become complacent and was merely going through the motions, she knew her spark had gone out. Her career was no longer fulfilling, despite working for a family and company she loved like her own. Sitting on the sidelines of a worldwide pandemic and seeing so many people struggle with loneliness, depression, anxiety, fear, phobias – Briana wanted to help them all. But with millions of people out of work, felt guilty even considering leaving a job for which she should be grateful to pursue something that she would consider more meaningful. After a long hard look in the mirror, Briana realized that there would never be a “right” time to take a giant leap of faith, throw caution to the wind, and pursue a career path where she could genuinely help people.

Over the past decade, as a single mom, Briana has sought out environments and people that supported her aspirations, successes, and personal development, while holding her accountable. For this reason, Briana strives to provide a company culture with an emphasis on inclusivity, where people have a safe space to feel supported, nurtured, and connected to kindness. It is within this space, that individuals can begin the work necessary to ultimately reach their highest potential.

Briana’s enthusiasm for Hypnotherapy as an organic and effective healing modality makes her confident in her role as a facilitator for positive change. In fact, it is not just what she does, it is the essence of WHO she is.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Assertiveness
  3. Career Success
  4. Change Habits
  5. Creativity
  6. Indecision
  7. Insecurity
  8. Lack of Enthusiasm
  9. Motivation
  10. Past Life Regression
  11. Performance Anxiety
  12. Procrastination
  13. Reach Goals
  14. Rejection
  15. Self Confidence
  16. Self Criticism
  17. Self Esteem
  18. Self Mastery
  19. Sports
  20. Stress


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 12/15/2020 - Date Graduated: 01/31/2022
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - 02/2021
  2. Hypnosis in History - 11/2020
  3. Imagery for Life Passages - 09/2021
  4. Intuitive and Energy Healing - 02/2021
  5. Intuitive Healing and Development - Level One - 03/2021
  6. Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two - 06/2021
  7. Kappasinian Hypnosis - 02/2021
  8. Love, Sex and Intimacy - 09/2021
  9. Metaphysical Imagery - 09/2021
  10. Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 08/2021


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010621
    Certification Valid To: Jun 26, 2024

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Imagery - 08/2021
  2. Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 03/2022
  3. Hypnosis and ADHD - 01/2022
  4. Hypnosis and Grief Recovery - 06/2021
  5. Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 01/2022
  6. Hypnosis for the Caregiver - 09/2021
  7. Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy - 12/2021
  8. Past-Life Regression Therapy - 04/2021
  9. Smoking Cessation - 01/2022
  10. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 07/2021
  11. Therapeutic Imagery Master - 10/2021

Other Certifications

  • Soulkey Therapy Basic Therapist and Practitioner
    International Society of Advanced Hypnotherapists - 2022
  • Trauma Collapse Technique Specialist
    International Society of Advanced Hypnotherapists - 2022
  • COACH Practitioner (Castorian and Overdurfian Advanced Conversational Hypnocoaching)
    International Society of Advanced Hypnotherapists - 2022


  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 02/01/2022

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2021
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2021


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Briana Gardela
Tica B Hypnotherapy
Pacific Palisades, California 90272, United States