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Biography for Joseph P. Nix, CHt

Joseph is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and has served honorably at MCAS Miramar as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter. With humility, he openly embraces a personal testimony of overcoming homelessness, addiction, and trauma, but uses those experiences to provide genuine care and compassion towards people from all walks of life. In the same light, he is a proud member and advocate of the LGBTQIA+ community.

After spending much needed time in recovery, Joseph came to find Hypnotherapy as a means repairing and restoring the light within himself. Knowing the power of the mind, Joseph seeks to share the source of empowerment with others.

As a visionary leader, Joseph runs a private practice that helps clients restore healthy lifestyles through compassion, honesty, and accountability. He firmly believes that his rooted connection with divine source allows him to work from a place of love, while holding sincere respect for his clients’ well-being and autonomy.

Most of all, Joseph values integrity and maintains authenticity in his work, following the principle of doing no harm.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Addictions
  2. Change Habits
  3. Exam Anxiety
  4. Insecurity
  5. Lack of Direction
  6. Motivation
  7. Procrastination
  8. Public Speaking
  9. Resistance to Change
  10. Responsibility
  11. Self Confidence
  12. Self Esteem
  13. Self Forgiveness
  14. Self Image
  15. Stop Smoking
  16. Substance Abuse


Joseph brings a unique blend of experiences and skills to his practice as a Certified Hypnotherapist, with over a year of dedicated service in guiding individuals towards personal transformation. Drawing from his background in acting, Joseph seamlessly incorporates techniques in communication, empathy, and intuition into his hypnotherapy sessions, fostering a deeper connection with his clients. His journey into hypnotherapy was fueled by a desire to understand and fulfill his life’s purpose, echoing his own personal journey of self-discovery and resilience.

As a former United States Marine Corps Veteran and Aircraft Rescue Firefighter, Joseph’s military background instills in him a profound sense of discipline, integrity, and adaptability. His experience in high-stakes environments and crisis management equips him with the ability to remain calm under pressure and effectively navigate complex emotional landscapes with his clients. Furthermore, Joseph’s identity as a gay, black male, adds a layer of cultural competence and sensitivity to his practice, allowing him to create a safe and inclusive space for individuals from diverse backgrounds to explore their innermost selves without judgment or prejudice.

With unwavering dedication and a deep commitment to his clients’ well-being, Joseph continues to harness the power of hypnotherapy to facilitate profound and lasting change in the lives of those he serves. Through his holistic approach and genuine empathy, Joseph empowers individuals to embrace their authenticity, cultivate self-compassion, and embark on a journey towards personal growth and fulfillment.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 01/24/2023 - Date Graduated: 01/24/2024
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Body Syndromes - 06/2023
  2. Creating a Professional Zoom Room - 05/2023
  3. Elaine Perliss/Joe - Curious About Hypnosis - 10/2023
  4. Emergency Hypnosis - 08/2023
  5. Emotional and Physical Sexuality 1 - 03/2023
  6. Emotional and Physical Sexuality 2 - 07/2023
  7. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 06/2023
  8. Getting Your Zoom Room Approved - 10/2023
  9. Heart Medicine: Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom - 07/2023
  10. Hypnosis in History - 12/2022
  11. Imagery for Life Passages - 04/2024
  12. Introduction to Somatic and Parts Work for Healing Trauma - 07/2023
  13. Intuitive Healing and Development - Level One - 02/2024
  14. Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two - 03/2024
  15. Is Our Soul a Secret Problem Solver? - 07/2023
  16. Master the Arm Raising - 06/2023
  17. Mental Bank Seminar - 03/2023
  18. Metaphysical Imagery - 04/2024
  19. Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 03/2024
  20. Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - 07/2023
  21. Research Articles Course - 07/2023
  22. Subtleties of Hypnotherapy - 06/2023
  23. The Art of Wish-Making - 03/2024
  24. Thirteen Breaths to Freedom - 08/2023
  25. Understanding the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous - 12/2023


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 012246
    Certification Valid To: Aug 21, 2024

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Imagery - 03/2024
  2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - 10/2023
  3. Handwriting Analysis - 12/2023
  4. Healing the Inner Child - 12/2023
  5. Hypnosis and PTSD - 01/2024
  6. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - 09/2023
  7. Hypnosis for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders - 10/2023
  8. Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success - 12/2023
  9. Past-Life Regression Therapy - 11/2023
  10. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 10/2023
  11. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 02/2024


  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 01/23/2024

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2023


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Joseph P. Nix
Pasadena, California 91106, United States