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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 23 years ago, working as a Mental Health Specialist at 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 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, a certificate in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and am currently completing a certificate in Wellness Counseling from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.

Throughout my career, I have completed thousands of hours of advanced training, hundreds of hours of clinical supervision, and helped thousands of people achieve their personal and professional goals.

I am a member of the American Hypnosis Association, the College of Medicine and Integrated Health (UK), and an Associate Member of The Royal Society of Medicine (UK).

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Change Habits
  • Chronic Pain
  • Death or Loss
  • Fears
  • General Practice
  • Improve Health
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Panic Attacks
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Sadness
  • Self Confidence
  • Skin Problems
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stop Smoking
  • Stress
  • 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 90212, United States