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Biography for Leslie Bouche, CHt

Within you is the power to change your life for the better - starting right now!

Leslie Bouché works with issues ranging from negative thinking and negative self-talk, to stress and anxiety, pain control, weight control, relationship issues, surviving divorce and break-ups, changing negative habits, and embarking on new life paths. Leslie believes strongly in the innate ability of all people to connect deeply within, to recreate themselves, change their lives, and uncover their vast reservoirs of inner resources and inner guidance.

It gives me great satisfaction to work in partnership with my clients to support and facilitate being active participants in their own transformation. My desire is to help clients cut from the negatives of the past, and then move forward in their lives in positive, constructive, and joyful ways, learning to treat themselves, and others, with love and respect. Each one of us has the ability to overcome our obstacles, build self-confidence and self-esteem. We can have stronger relationships, be more effective at home and in the workplace, and learn to trust our own inner guidance. By connecting to this deep inner wisdom, we learn to honor ourselves and live healthier and happier lives, this is true self-mastery.

In her private practice, one on one and over the phone, Leslie uses Hypnotherapy, Therapeutic Guided Imagery, and Cutting the Ties That Bind (The Phyllis Krystal Method) to assist her clients in taking significant steps forward, experiencing success in their desire for lasting change. Offering calm and compassionate encouragement, Leslie provides comfort and safety for her clients to release the past, face their fears, find their inner strengths, and achieve greater balance and clarity in their lives.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Abandonment
  2. Anxiety
  3. Attitude Adjustment
  4. Change Habits
  5. Fears
  6. Insomnia
  7. Negativism
  8. Pain Management
  9. Phobias
  10. Postsurgical
  11. Presurgical
  12. Resistance
  13. Sadness
  14. Self Awareness
  15. Self Confidence
  16. Self Criticism
  17. Self Esteem
  18. Self Mastery
  19. Stress
  20. Worry


Leslie has had a lifetime of commitment to the spiritual path and to doing inner imagery work. She has traveled throughout the world, and has pursued in-depth spiritual studies in India since the early 1970's. She studied for over three decades with respected therapist and author Phyllis Krystal (Cutting the Ties that Bind), learning inner imagery techniques and dream therapy. Leslie earned her Diploma in Hypnotherapy at Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

Leslie was a successful business owner for many years. She is also a parent, and committed to service to the community. As a result, she has a full understanding of the challenges inherent in balancing work, family, and spiritual life. Her experiences have taught her the great value of combining a passion for life and compassion for others with a lively sense of humor. In her Hypnotherapy Practice, Leslie is able to bring together all these elements to help her clients become empowered in their own lives.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2720
    Date Started: 01/03/2006 - Date Graduated: 01/31/2007
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Control
  • Cutting the Ties that Bind - Advanced Techniques
  • Therapeutic Imagery
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Hypnosis and Parenting
  • Past Life Regression
  • Advanced Handwriting
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • Dream Therapy
  • Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis
  • Healing the Inner Child
  • Rewind Technique for Trauma

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Emergency Hypnosis - 06/2016
  2. Rapid and Instant Inductions - 01/2012


  • Certified Master Therapeutic Imagery
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2730
  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. - 603-429-9438
  • Minister
    Universal Life Church - 209-527-8111

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Healing the Inner Child - 03/2012
  2. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 05/2014
  3. Hypnosis and PTSD - 06/2013
  4. Hypnosis for the Caregiver - 11/2014
  5. Past-Life Regression Therapist - 08/2017
  6. Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - 07/2011

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2006
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2006
  • World Family Foundation - Board of Directors
    Member Since: 2007
  • Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Member Since: 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Leslie Bouche
Ojai, California 93023, United States