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Biography for Cher Bodner

Cher Bodner

I am a proud graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. My life-long passion of connecting with people, along with my deep sense of understanding and compassion led me to a meaningful career in Hypnotherapy. I feel that through all of my life experiences, next to raising my family, having my private practice is my most rewarding accomplishment. I believe that everyone has the ability to change their life for the better... I DID!

A life changing experience happened to me while attending HMI. As I was learning to become a hypnotherapist specializing in pain management and many other issues, I learned that pain is only a perception... and when you change your belief system about it you can virtually get rid of it! I use to believe that pain was my "jailor." Sometimes it would let me out to play but most of the the time it was torturing me. Once I learned WHY I was in pain for so many years, I learned to deal with my "jailor" and it eventually started to give me more and more freedom.

Today I live an enormously better life than I did a year ago. I am so thankful for the knowledge I have achieved personally and am excited to help you receive the results you want. If you have one issue or many, a life that is full, balanced and functional is one that is absolutely obtainable! I KNOW!

With my extensive knowledge of Kappasinian Hypnosis, Therapeutic Imagery and Energy Healing, I can assist you in overcoming the obstacles in your life. Whether you lack drive and motivation, doubts of self-confidence and worth, overwhelming health issues or just want to improve your athletic abilities, let me help you get on track in obtaining your sense of self. Think about this... What you are aware of you are in control of; but what you are not aware of is in control of you!

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Career Success
  • Creativity
  • Exam Anxiety
  • Pain Management
  • Sports


I was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended UCLA and graduated from Woodbury University with a degree in Graphic Design/Advertising. Working in that field for many years gave me the unique understanding of how the creative mind works, which is so invaluable to the hypnotic process.

I graduated with honors from HMI in 2013 and I am a recipient of the prestigious Director's Award. I have over 2000 curriculum and electives hours and I am up to date on all of the latest techniques. I am also a Reiki and EFT practitioner, and when combined with Imagery, a very unique session of healing or just general wellness can be achieved.

When working with me, we will focus on the present and future rather than the past. I find working this way gets you to your goals faster. My knowledge and skills will have you getting the results you need to live your life the way it was meant to be... happy, fulfilled and balanced.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 06/14/2012 - Date Graduated: 06/18/2013
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - May 2013
  • Coping with Loss - May 2013
  • Emergency Hypnosis - May 2013
  • Hypnotherapy for Clients with Cancer - Jul 2013
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - May 2013
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - May 2013
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - May 2013

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Jan 2013
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss - Jan 2014
  • Pain Management Hypnosis - Aug 2013
  • Reiki Level Two - Jul 2013
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Feb 2013
  • Therapeutic Imagery Master - May 2013
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - May 2013


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 06/14/2013
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 06/14/2013

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2013
  • National Organization of Women
    Member Since: 2013

Contact Information

Cher Bodner
Woodland Hills, California 91367, United States