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Biography for Elaine Tassy, CHt

Elaine Tassy, Certified Hypnotherapist

Elaine Tassy is a Certified Hypnotherapist whose practice focuses mainly on helping clients manage and resolve medical issues shown in academic research to respond to hypnotherapy.

She works with clients who are managing issues including chronic pain, tinnitus, IBS, Bell’s Palsy, cancer, ADD, and immune disorders. She also works with clients who are preparing for surgery and childbirth, and clients who are recovering from surgery.

Additionally, Elaine provides hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis training for improved wellness to caregivers, and to people dealing with PTSD, anxiety, grief and trauma.

Her office is in Albuquerque, New Mexico and she works with patients both on-site – using state-mandated social distancing rules – and all over the world online, using high-tech devices for optimum sound and video quality and high-speed online connectivity.

Prior to becoming a Certified Hypnotherapist, Elaine was an award-winning daily newspaper reporter and college journalism instructor whose career met a fork in the road when she faced a series of medical issues that required five surgeries and dozens of therapy treatments over the course of three years.

Using some of the same the principles taught at HMI in her own healing, her recovery amazed her doctors – one surgeon discharged her from the hospital much sooner than was typical, and another surgeon did a double-take at her file when he saw how much vision she had recovered after three delicate eye surgeries.

Elaine integrates other modalities into her hypnotherapy work so she can serve clients typically unable to relax into a state where hypnotherapy is possible. She is a certified yoga instructor and trained, pre-certified craniosacral therapist as well, and she uses restorative yoga poses and a cranio-sacral therapy technique called stillpoint induction, done on a massage table, to treat clients who might otherwise be unable to arrive in a state of relaxation that allows for hypnotherapy to work.

Having recovered from chronic migraines she faced during her days in the newspaper industry, and from numerous surgeries, Elaine brings to her medical hypnotherapy practice the personal knowledge of its effectiveness. She also brings an enthusiasm to help her clients that is rooted in her personal understanding the symptoms of pain, which are real even without visible manifestation.

Her goal in her practice is to help others in optimizing the speed and completeness of their healing process.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Anesthesia
  • Anxiety
  • Assist Healing
  • Biofeedback
  • Child Birth
  • Chronic Pain
  • Death or Loss
  • Headaches
  • Immune System
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pain Management
  • Phobias
  • Postsurgical
  • Presurgical
  • Self Hypnosis
  • Stress
  • Tinnitus
  • Trauma


Elaine completed her foundational hypnotherapy training in 2019, and then worked with her Hypnosis Motivation Institute mentor to craft an advanced study program in medically oriented hypnotherapy.

She completed that advanced study in 2020, and received her certification from the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 that same year. After practicing her skills on enough people until she felt fully confident, Elaine opened her private practice, Body Freedom Medical Hypnotherapy and Natural Healing in 2020.

She brings to her new practice the enthusiasm and freshness of a newcomer, the professionalism of a person with a long-term successful prior career, the thorough study, understanding, practice and application of the detailed coursework offered exclusively at the Nationally Accredited HMI College of Hypnotherapy, and the knowledge of its effectiveness, based on her own personal use of hypnotherapy principles in recovering from surgeries and resolving chronic pain.


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 01/29/2019 - Date Graduated: 06/21/2019
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - Nov 2019
  • Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Sep 2020
  • Hypnosis for Managing Chronic Health Conditions - Oct 2019
  • Hypnosis in History - Jun 2018


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 55953647
    Certification Valid To: Aug 19, 2021

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Healing the Inner Child - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis and ADD-ADHD - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis and Childbirth - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis and Pain Management - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis and PTSD - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis and Tinnitus - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis and Transgender Clients - Sep 2020
  • Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis for the Caregiver - Nov 2019
  • Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - Nov 2019
  • Trauma Recovery Hypnosis - Nov 2019

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2020
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2020


Contact Information

Elaine Tassy
Body Freedom Medical Hypnotherapy and Natural Healing
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, United States