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Biography for Carol Benton, CHt

Carol Benton, Certified Hypnotherapist

I was fortunate to experience of the power of hypnosis to easily quit smoking decades ago. This is what opened the doorway for me to become a hypnotherapist. That, and personal growth work which includes a dedicated daily meditation practice.

I believe in living in alignment with the mind body connection and that a life infused with JOY, LOVE and PEACE is available for us to reclaim as our rightful heritage. When we change our thoughts and our subconscious programming, our world improves and we move towards a life of expanded possibilities.

I help clients reach their goals by removing blocks, dissolving limiting beliefs and reinforcing positive motivating thoughts in their subconscious mind. I am passionate about helping people remove anxiety and improve their lives by shifting their perspective.

Hypnotherapy is quite effective from the privacy of your home. If interested, I am booking clients for online sessions via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. I also see clients in person at the HMI Clinic in Los Angeles and at my office in Encinitas, California. Please contact me if I can assist you in achieving your personal goals and optimizing YOUR life.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Improve Health
  3. Nail Biting
  4. Past Life Regression
  5. Phobias
  6. Relationship Enhancement
  7. Sports
  8. Stop Smoking
  9. Stress
  10. Weight Loss


A Certified Hypnotherapist with her own private practice in North County San Diego and Los Angeles, California, Carol graduated with Honors and Awards from the prestigious Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the first nationally accredited College for Hypnotherapy Training in the nation.

Carol is a Certified Therapeutic Imagery Master and a Certified Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Carol facilitates groups for hypnosis and well-being optimization in various Southern California locations.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 10/24/2017 - Date Graduated: 11/01/2018
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • B.A. Communications
    University of the Pacific
  • Counseling
    InterChange Counseling Institute
    Date Started: 10/07/2016 - Date Graduated: 06/11/2017
    Total Hours: 150 - Total Weeks: 8 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 12/2018
  2. Doing Time - Rehabilitating the Incarcerated - 05/2018
  3. Hypnosis and Weight Loss Part 2 - 07/2018
  4. Important Dynamics in Creating Successful Relationships - 05/2018
  5. Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy - 05/2018
  6. Rapid Inductions - 09/2018
  7. Release Baggage with Mental and Emotional Release (MER) - 08/2018
  8. Research Articles Course - 08/2018
  9. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - 09/2018
  10. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - 09/2018
  11. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 08/2018


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010243
    Certification Valid To: Dec 12, 2024

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 01/2019
  2. Hypnosis and Grief Recovery - 06/2022
  3. Hypnosis and PTSD - 07/2018
  4. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - 11/2018
  5. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 07/2018
  6. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 02/2018
  7. Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy - 02/2019
  8. Past Life Regression Therapy - 09/2018
  9. Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - 06/2020
  10. Therapeutic Imagery Master - 10/2018


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/04/2018
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/04/2018
  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/04/2018

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2017
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2018
  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
    Member Since: 2018


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Carol Benton
Optimize Life, LLC
Encinitas, California 92024, United States

Hypnosis Motivation Institute
Tarzana, California 91356, United States