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Biography for Harley Sears

Harley Sears

My professional journey began 23 years ago as a Mental Health Specialist for a psychiatric hospital. There, I served as team leader to psychiatric technicians, led daily group sessions, and provided direct care to patients experiencing emotional, psychiatric, behavioral, and substance abuse problems.

I hold a Diploma in Hypnotherapy from HMI College of Hypnotherapy in Southern California. Additionally, I earned graduate certificates in Wellness Counseling from Cornell University, Positive Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and 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 helped countless people achieve their personal and professional goals.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Addictions
  2. Anxiety
  3. Change Habits
  4. Chronic Pain
  5. Death or Loss
  6. Fears
  7. General Practice
  8. Improve Health
  9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  10. Panic Attacks
  11. Performance Anxiety
  12. Phobias
  13. Relationship Enhancement
  14. Sadness
  15. Self Confidence
  16. Skin Problems
  17. Sleep Disorders
  18. Stop Smoking
  19. Stress
  20. Weight Loss


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 04/29/2013 - Date Graduated: 10/05/2015
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Wellness Counseling
    Cornell University
    Date Started: 06/01/2021 - Date Graduated: 10/28/2021
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Law and Ethics - 03/2013

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 04/2013
  2. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 06/2017
  3. Hypnosis and Transgender Clients - 06/2016

Professional Memberships

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


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Harley Sears
Hypnotherapy with Harley Sears
Beverly Hills, California 90212, United States