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Biography for Harley Sears, CHt

Harley Sears, Certified Hypnotherapist

Whether you’re struggling with emotional distress, unpleasant physical symptoms, or breaking bad habits ‑ I’m here to help you make changes that last.

My professional journey began over two decades ago, working as a mental health specialist at a psychiatric hospital. There I was first introduced to the idea of mind-body medicine and led weekly group sessions of guided meditation.

I graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Southern California. Additionally, I earned a Certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Throughout my career, I have completed thousands of hours of advanced training, hundreds of hours of clinical supervision, and exceeded the “10,000-Hour Rule” in my professional practice.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Change Habits
  • Chronic Pain
  • Death or Loss
  • Fears
  • Forgiveness
  • Headaches
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Sadness
  • Sexual Problems
  • Skin Problems
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stop Smoking
  • Weight Loss


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 04/29/2013 - Date Graduated: 10/05/2015
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

Continuing Education

  • Psychological First Aid - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Motivational Interviewing - Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine
  • Mindfulness - Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  • Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • The Skin-Mind Connection: Treatment of Skin Disorders - The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Law and Ethics - 03/2013


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    National Guild of Hypnotists

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Hypnosis and Pain Management - 04/2013
  • Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 06/2017
  • Hypnosis and Transgender Clients - 06/2016


  • HONcode Certified
    Health on the Net - 09/30/2019
  • Certificate of Excellence
    Bark - 01/01/2020
  • Best Business of 2020
    ThreeBestRated - 01/01/2020

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2006
  • The College of Medicine and Integrated Health
    Member Since: 2020
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
    Member Since: 2021


Contact Information

Harley Sears
Hypnotherapy with Harley Sears
Beverly Hills, California 90210, United States