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Biography for Kristen Luman, CCHt

Kristen Luman earned her BA in Psychology from Portland State University where she focused her studies on Paranormal Psychology and Human Development. She then went on to study at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute College of Hypnotherapy where she became a Certified Hypnotherapist and a member of the American Hypnosis Association.

Kristen’s fascination with psychosomatic conditions (field of psychology that focuses on how behavioral, psychological, and social factors influence bodily processes) led her to continue her education and receive certifications in Pain Management and Energy Healing. She is an avid user of NLP and the Eriksonian school of thought. She believes all can be achieved with the power of belief.

While preparing to go on to graduate school I was introduced to hypnotherapy. I thought “I should look into this, if I’m going to help people, I should learn all the possible tools.” I actually met with a hypnotherapist myself and was astounded by the simplicity and the effectiveness of the process. Our mind is a lot more powerful than we give it credit for.

I decided after only one visit that this is what I should be doing if I truly wanted to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We use about 88% of our subconscious mind compared to the 12% of our conscious mind. So, it made more sense to me that since hypnotherapy works directly with the subconscious mind this is how I should be helping people.”

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Motivation
  3. Presurgical
  4. Self Confidence
  5. Weight Loss


Although graduated, Kristen is a constant student always wanting to learn more and continues to work in and with HMI. You can find her presenting the news and upcoming events for the college as well as hosting American Hypnosis Association seminars.


  • B.A. in Psychology
    Portland State University - 503-725-3000
    Total Years: 4
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 09/15/2011 - Date Graduated: 09/15/2012
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Mind-Body Psychology with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 02/06/2023 - Date Graduated: 02/12/2024
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Child Hypnosis - 03/2016
  2. Child Hypnosis - 08/2022
  3. HMI Student and Graduate Tips for Creating More Ease and Success - 01/2024
  4. Hypnosis in History - 09/2012
  5. Research Articles Course - 01/2024
  6. Taming the Critical Inner Voice - 01/2024


  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010085
    Certification Valid To: Mar 20, 2025

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Imagery - 05/2016
  2. Healing the Inner Child - 05/2015
  3. Hypnosis and Childbirth - 03/2016
  4. Hypnosis and PTSD - 04/2015
  5. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 11/2023
  6. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 05/2015
  7. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 05/2016

Other Certifications

  • Advanced Training in NLP - American Hypnosis Association


  • Clinical Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/15/2012
  • Honors Graduate - AOS Degree Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 02/12/2024
  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/15/2012

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Kristen Luman
Los Angeles, California 90069, United States