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Biography for Irene J. Merring, CHt

Irene J. Merring, Certified Hypnotherapist

Irene Merring is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Doctoral of Clinical Psychology student at The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant. Her journey to becoming a healer started in childhood when she first became aware of her own intuition and innate connection with the metaphysical.

In her early adulthood, she attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She continued to work as a professional singer/songwriter and voice over artist until her true path, to become a healer, was revealed to her. Irene still believes that there is a healing nature to music and therefore, connects her knowledge as a musician with her knowledge as a therapist.

Irene was called to do hypnotherapy after a cathartic experience led her into a self-induced past-life regression. Her love and unwavering determination to understand human behavior led her back to school to acquire a degree in Psychology from Argosy University. Once completing her doctorate degree from Alliant, Irene looks forward to combining her extensive knowledge of personality/mental disorders with her specialties as a hypnotherapist.

Irene graduated with honors from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in the fall of 2017. She is a Certified Imagery Master and uses this technique to facilitate an array of hypnotic uses spanning from past-life regression to relationship strategies. She is also Certified in Advanced Handwriting Analysis and as a Past-Life Regression therapist (her specialty).

Irene’s gratitude for finding her true path inspires her to help others find their place in the world. She is here to guide you on your journey toward fulfilling your soul’s purpose. As her childhood idol, Kurt Cobain once said, “Find Your Place and Speak the Truth”.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Creativity
  • Dreams
  • Exam Anxiety
  • Forgiveness
  • Pain Management
  • Passive-Aggressive
  • Past Life Regression
  • Rejection
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Blame
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Expression
  • Self Image
  • Sexual Problems
  • Social Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trauma


Irene has been an empath for her entire life. She uses this ability to create a compassionate, and nonjudgmental relationship with her clients. She attended Berklee College of Music after high school, and has used her love of music to create connections with others. She also holds a Psychology degree from Argosy University where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA in 2016. Irene also graduated with honors from Hypnosis Motivation Institute in the fall of 2017.

She is now a doctoral of Clinical Psychology student at Alliant International University. Irene also has a certification of training in eSETT 3.0 from the Paul Ekman Group, LLC. This training taught her to read microexpressions and subtle expressions. This knowledge allows for her to connect with clients on a deeper level to help invoke the answers they seek directly from the subconscious mind.

In her hypnotherapy sessions, Irene uses a variety of Imagery journeys to induce a peaceful, and safe state of calm and relaxation in her clients. This technique has allowed for many spiritual revelations, and closure of past traumas to occur. Her kind and gentle nature contributes to her dedication to the growth and progress of her clients.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2745
    Date Started: 08/25/2016 - Date Graduated: 08/23/2017
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    Argosy University, Los Angeles - 866- 505-0332
    Date Started: 04/01/2013 - Date Graduated: 08/01/2016
    Total Years: 3
  • Bachelor of Music
    Berklee College of Music - 617-266-1400
    Date Started: 09/02/1996 - Date Graduated: 05/01/2001
    Total Years: 5

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Body Syndromes - Jun 2017
  • Cancer: The Path of Diagnosis to Hypnosis - Aug 2017
  • Clearing up Traumas at the Energy Level - Aug 2017
  • Connecting With Your Spirit Guides - Aug 2017
  • Creating Easy and Effortless Hypnosis Workshops - Jan 2017
  • Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - Jul 2017
  • Healing the Child Within - Feb 2017
  • Hypnosis in History - Aug 2014
  • Hypnotherapy and Rehab: An Inside Look - Aug 2017
  • Imagery for Life Passages - May 2017
  • Jumpstart 2017 Jamboree! - Jan 2017
  • Live Hypnosis Stage Show - May 2017
  • Say What?! Using Radio, TV, Writing and Talks to Build Your Practice - Jan 2017
  • The Basic Understanding and Principles of NLP - Jan 2017
  • The Incredible Power of the Mind/Body Connection - Feb 2017
  • The Insider Secret to Generating and Retaining New Clients - Feb 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - May 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - May 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Apr 2017
  • Working with Children and Children on the Autism Spectrum - Feb 2017


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 38083177
    Certification Valid To: Mar 18, 2021

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Mar 2017
  • Hypnosis and PTSD - Nov 2016
  • Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Mar 2017
  • Past Life Regression Therapy - Feb 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Mar 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Master - Jun 2017
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Apr 2017

Other Certifications

  • Certificate of Training in eSETT 3.0 from Paul Ekman Group, LLC


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/23/2017
  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/23/2017
  • HMI Honor Society
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/23/2017
  • Honors Student
    National Society for Collegiate Scholars - 07/04/2016
  • Summa Cum Laude
    Argosy University, Los Angeles - 12/11/2016

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2016
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2017

Contact Information

Irene J. Merring
Find Your Place Hypnotherapy
Tarzana, California 91356, United States