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Biography for Craig E. Richardson, MA

Craig E. Richardson

Craig Richardson is a highly intuitive hypnotherapist helping clients with behavioral transformations; relationship strategies; setting and achieving goals; and health, well-being, and recovery techniques. He has an innate ability to understand a client’s primary issues, and then collaboratively working with them to develop specific strategies for achieving their desired outcome.

Craig is a recent graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI), the leading hypnotherapy college in the United States. Prior to becoming a hypnotherapist, he spent more than thirty years in national politics and policy development, primarily in communications and press relations. This intense experience provided him with a unique perspective into the human psyche, and specifically, what motivates people to act in particular ways.

Craig lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, and younger son. His older son is attending Clemson University. He enjoys history, spirituality, and sports. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, has a Masters in Theology from Notre Dame Graduate School, and he is currently pursuing a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology from Atlantic University.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Assist Healing
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication
  • Helplessness
  • Improve Health
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Pain Management
  • Past Life Regression
  • Postsurgical
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Resistance to Change
  • Shame
  • Stop Smoking
  • Stress


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 06/04/2018 - Date Graduated: 09/14/2018
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Emergency Hypnosis - Apr 2019
  • Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - Nov 2018
  • Hypnosis in History - May 2018

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Handwriting Analysis - May 2020
  • Handwriting Analysis - May 2020
  • Hypnosis and Pain Management - Nov 2018
  • Hypnosis and PTSD - Apr 2019
  • Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Oct 2018
  • Hypnosis and Sports Performance - Apr 2019
  • Past-Life Regression Therapist - Nov 2018
  • Trauma Recovery Hypnosis - Dec 2018

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2018
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2018


Contact Information

Craig E. Richardson
McLean, Virginia 22101, United States