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Biography for James Pyra, MA, CCHt, CAHA

Professionally, Jim Pyra, MA, CCHt, CAHA, has worked in large and small businesses in research and development, software and system integration, management, and as a consultant. He completed graduate work in computer science and as a senior manager in a large consulting firm, sought ways to improve his own health and life balance. He formally studied and practiced Zen and Shambhala Meditation before completing transpersonal psychology studies at the graduate level.

Jim’s academic work introduced him to Integrated Imagery Regression Hypnosis and he then studied more general Hypnotherapy at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute to broaden his ability to help others. He has also completed training in Reiki and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Protocols and can apply a broad spectrum of tools and techniques to your vocational and avocational self-improvement needs.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Biofeedback
  2. Career Success
  3. Change Habits
  4. Creativity
  5. Exam Anxiety
  6. Exercise
  7. Fears
  8. Frustration
  9. General Practice
  10. Past Life Regression
  11. Performance Anxiety
  12. Relationship Enhancement
  13. Resistance to Change
  14. Self Awareness
  15. Self Confidence
  16. Self Esteem
  17. Self Mastery
  18. Sleep Disorders
  19. Sports
  20. Weight Loss


Using my training from Atlantic University, the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute and the American Hypnosis Association, I have worked with dozens of clients to help them overcome specific issues, seek higher wisdom and guidance and understand themselves better. I believe in using the right techniques and the right modalities to maximize the potential benefits to you, the client.

I can help you understand yourself better, become more aware of what underlies your own behaviour, and consider ways that can help you improve yourself. I have completed dozens of handwriting analyses that can reveal what your subconscious says about who you really are. In practicing hypnosis, I have helped my clients and can help you with self improvement and making changes for both vocational and avocational improvement for school, work, sports, or personal growth. Having conducted dozens of Integrated Imagery Regression sessions, I can help you understand why you feel and act the way you do and what your underlying purpose truly is.


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 05/10/2014 - Date Graduated: 12/23/2014
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Graduate Certificate in Integrated Imagery Regression Hypnosis
    Atlantic University
    Date Started: 09/09/2013 - Date Graduated: 04/24/2015
    Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • MA in Transpersonal Psychology
    Atlantic University
    Date Started: 09/09/2013 - Date Graduated: 04/24/2017
  • Transpersonal Hypnotherapy
    Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute - 303-384-0043
    Date Started: 03/11/2015 - Date Graduated: 04/01/2015
    Total Hours: 150
  • Master of Computer Science
    Dalhousie University
    Date Started: 09/01/1987 - Date Graduated: 05/01/1989

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique - 04/2017
  2. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 02/2017
  3. Imagery for Life Passages - 12/2020
  4. Metaphysical Imagery - 03/2017
  5. Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 01/2016
  6. Rapid and Instant Inductions - 03/2022
  7. The Power of Releasing Guilt and Shame - 12/2023
  8. Therapeutic Journaling - 06/2019


  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 011335
    Certification Valid To: Jan 02, 2025
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    Association for Transpersonal Psychology & Hypnotherapy - 303-384-0043
  • Transpersonal Hyponotherapist
    Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute - 303-384-0043
  • Integrated Imagery Regression Hypnotist
    Atlantic University - 800-428-1512

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Handwriting Analysis - 01/2015
  2. Hypnosis and PTSD - 03/2016
  3. Hypnosis and Seniors - 07/2019
  4. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 10/2014
  5. Hypnosis and Transgender Clients - 07/2015
  6. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 02/2015
  7. Past-Life Regression Therapist - 07/2014
  8. Trauma Recovery Hypnosis - 05/2016

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2014
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2015
  • Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Hypnotherapy
    Member Since: 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

James Pyra
Park Corner, Prince Edward Island C0B 1M0, Canada