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Biography for Catherine Coleman, MA, CHt

Meet Catherine Coleman, a Certified Hypnotherapist, Success Coach, English and ESL instructor, and published author. She is committed to assisting individuals to reach their aspirations in academic pursuits, career progression, and personal development. Catherine's approach is understanding, supportive, and personalized, meeting you exactly where you are to guide you toward where you aspire to be.

Her journey has been adventurous, from a humble town in Oklahoma to serving as a volunteer alongside doctors in Mexico. She then transitioned into educating English and ESL in prestigious language institutions in California, encompassing private schools, community colleges, and universities. She is pursuing an AOS degree from the Hypnosis Motivational Institute (HMI) while concurrently cultivating her private hypnotherapy practice, Change, Grow, Evolve, LLC. Throughout this diverse journey, Catherine’s enduring passion has always been to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Catherine is an Honors Graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute’s 720-hour program, where she acquired an in-depth understanding of the subconscious mind and the practice of hypnosis. Her extensive training also includes Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Guided Imagery, among other specialized methods. These competencies equip her to help clients catalyze significant changes in their lives. Currently, her continued studies in the AOS program are enriching her knowledge of mind-body psychology, promising to bolster her capacity to foster personal transformation.

Catherine’s approach is rooted in kindness, empathy, and a deep respect for each client’s journey. She strives to establish a safe and supportive environment where clients can delve into their inner world, surmount limiting beliefs, and unlock their full potential. Recognizing that each individual's journey is unique, Catherine customizes her approach to cater to the specific needs of every client.

Catherine is here to accompany you on your journey if you are grappling with a particular issue or merely seeking to evolve and grow in your life. Her extensive training, experience, and compassionate approach equip her to support you in achieving your objectives and living your most fulfilling life. Guided by her motto, “Nothing is ever wasted. We can learn from every experience!” Catherine is dedicated to helping you extract value and growth from every experience as you navigate your path toward your goals. Whether you aim to overcome a limiting belief, enhance your academic or professional performance, or evolve personally, Catherine stands ready to assist you on your journey to success.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Attitude Adjustment
  3. Body Image
  4. Change Habits
  5. Communication
  6. Concentration
  7. Creativity
  8. Exam Anxiety
  9. Lack of Direction
  10. Lack of Initiative
  11. Motivation
  12. Perfectionism
  13. Performance Anxiety
  14. Procrastination
  15. Public Speaking
  16. Self Confidence
  17. Self Mastery
  18. Stress
  19. Study Habits
  20. Writers Block


Catherine Coleman’s journey of versatility has seen her take on various roles, from volunteering abroad to serving in the hospitality and banking industries and managing retail. Her academic pursuits led her to earn an MA in Linguistics from CSULB and two postgraduate certificates, one in ESL and the other in Teaching Reading. These credentials paved the way for her to instruct and mentor students from across the globe in various California colleges. As an author, she has published four books, with two currently available on Amazon under her pseudonym, CC Undertree.

Catherine now seamlessly merges her teaching and coaching prowess with her knowledge of the power of the subconscious mind through hypnosis garnered from the HMI 720-hour program, where she graduated with honors receiving the Academic Achievement Award, Directors Award, and Clinical Achievement Award, and her ongoing studies in the AOS mind-body degree program with the powerful tools of mind-body psychology such as CBT, ACT, Somatic Therapy, and Positive Psychology. Using this unique blend of skills and knowledge with the transformative power of hypnosis, Catherine fosters a cooperative relationship with her clients to help them achieve overall success. Catherine’s empathetic and unbiased approach ensures a judgment-free environment, preparing her to effectively guide you through any academic, career, or personal challenges.

Catherine’s diverse skills span a broad spectrum of educational and developmental sectors. From guiding pre-med students with their medical school applications to assisting MA and PhD candidates with their theses and dissertations, she is well-versed in the realm of academia. She aids college students in enhancing their study techniques, test-taking strategies, and overall academic aptitude. Additionally, she guides multilingual students seeking to bolster their English proficiency and minimize native accents and supports job seekers aiming to refine their resumes, hone their communication skills, and increase their employability. In our rapidly evolving and often stress-inducing world, Catherine assists clients in developing a wide range of essential healthy life skills. These include reducing anxiety, enhancing productivity, overcoming procrastination, managing relationships, and fostering healthy physical habits.

You can connect with Catherine through her website or via social media on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Watch for her upcoming YouTube channel and podcast, which are currently in the works!


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 10/19/2021 - Date Graduated: 11/17/2022
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Post-Secondary Reading and Learning Certificate
    California State University, Fullerton
    Date Started: 05/01/2012 - Date Graduated: 05/01/2013
  • TESL Certificate
    California State University, Long Beach
    Date Started: 01/01/2006 - Date Graduated: 05/01/2007
  • Master of Arts: Linguistics
    California State University, Long Beach
    Date Started: 08/01/2003 - Date Graduated: 12/20/2005
  • Bachelor of Arts: English Language and Linguistics
    California State University, Long Beach
    Date Started: 08/01/2001 - Date Graduated: 05/20/2003

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. A Primer on Transpersonal Psychology - 04/2023
  2. Advanced Advertising and Promotion - 03/2022
  3. Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique - 05/2022
  4. Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 03/2022
  5. Body Syndromes - 01/2022
  6. Creating a Professional Zoom Room - 02/2022
  7. Elaine Perliss/Shane - Test Taking Anxiety - 01/2022
  8. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 02/2022
  9. First Three Hypnosis Sessions - 04/2022
  10. Getting Comfortable with Silence - 11/2021
  11. Healing Power of Hypnotic Scripts - 05/2022
  12. Healthy Boundaries - 03/2022
  13. HMI Student and Graduate Tips for Creating More Ease and Success - 10/2023
  14. Holotropic Breathwork: A Teacher’s Perspective - 04/2023
  15. Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 02/2023
  16. Hypnosis Falsely Blamed - 10/2023
  17. Hypnosis in History - 09/2021
  18. Imagery for Life Passages - 08/2022
  19. Introduction to Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - 12/2021
  20. Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - 10/2023
  21. Introduction to Positive Psychology - 10/2022
  22. Introduction to Somatic and Parts Work for Healing Trauma - 10/2022
  23. jumpSTART 2022! - 01/2022
  24. jumpSTART 2023! - 01/2023
  25. Kappasinian Hypnosis - 11/2021
  26. Make Your Hypnotherapy Material Look Professional - 02/2022
  27. Mental Bank Seminar - 12/2021
  28. Metaphysical Imagery - 08/2022
  29. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) - 10/2022
  30. Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 04/2022
  31. Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - 12/2022
  32. Rapid and Instant Inductions - 03/2022
  33. Research Articles Course - 04/2022
  34. Stress Relief Techniques - 11/2021
  35. The Empty Leash - Hypnosis and the Loss of a Beloved Pet - 03/2022
  36. Truly Mindful Coloring - 06/2022
  37. Uplifting Depression - How Hypnotherapy Can Help - 11/2021
  38. When the Calling to Help Becomes the Obstacle - 02/2022
  39. Why Can’t Anyone See My Website? - 02/2022


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010931
    Certification Valid To: Jan 03, 2024

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Imagery - 08/2022
  2. Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 10/2022
  3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - 10/2023
  4. Healing the Inner Child - 08/2022
  5. Hypnosis and ADHD - 02/2022
  6. Hypnosis and PTSD - 02/2023
  7. Hypnosis and Tinnitus - 08/2022
  8. Hypnosis and Transgender Clients - 02/2022
  9. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 03/2022
  10. Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 04/2022
  11. Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success - 02/2022
  12. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 04/2022
  13. Therapeutic Imagery Master - 08/2022


  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/18/2022
  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/17/2022
  • Clinical Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/17/2022
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 10/27/2022

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2022


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Catherine Coleman
Lakewood, California 90713, United States