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Biography for Linda A. Matthies, CMH

Linda is a graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the first Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy, and enjoys a successful practice in Commack, New York.

She has a deep sense of understanding and compassion for others, coupled with her strong passion to guide her clients towards accomplishing their goals and attracting their best life. Linda is committed to helping her clients create the vibrant, healthy, successful and happy lives they deserve.

Through a holistic approach in therapy and focusing on her clients mind, body, and spirit, she brings to her practice her own personal experiences in working to overcome anxiety, perfectionism, body image, and self esteem issues.

She knows the value of releasing beliefs that no longer serve, clearing both physical and emotional pain, using hypnosis, NLP, EFT tapping, energy work, spiritual connection, and nourishing foods for the body, mind, and spirit to come into balance and heal.

Linda has had great success working with clients with challenges such as clearing negative self-talk, relationship strategies, confidence, motivation, healthy habits, fears and anxieties, weight loss, and helping to create a happy fulfilling life.

Linda is also a published author with two Pinnacle Book Achievement awards, a certified Health & Life Coach, as well as a Certified Reiki Master Healer. She is a member of the American Hypnosis Association (AHA) and the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 since 2021.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Abandonment
  2. Anxiety
  3. Body Image
  4. Change Habits
  5. Communication
  6. Creativity
  7. Exercise
  8. Guilt
  9. Motivation
  10. Panic Attacks
  11. Past Life Regression
  12. Perfectionism
  13. Problem Solving
  14. Self Blame
  15. Self Criticism
  16. Self Defeating Behaviors
  17. Self Esteem
  18. Self Image
  19. Self Mastery
  20. Shame


Linda began her journey into the healing modalities and hypnosis after thirty plus years as a hairstylist and color expert. Her love for people and natural curiosity for the subconscious minds affect on human behavior prompted her to action. No stranger to abandonment or the harsh realities of being a single parent, she sought to educate, forgive and empower herself to move forward through life with “practical skills” and grace.

After pursuing her Reiki healing journey and four certifications as a Health & Life Coach, she realized the true mind-body-spirit connection was deeply entangled with the subconscious mind. She sought to unlock this powerful force of human behavior with the “key” of hypnosis. Hypnosis Motivation Institute made this dynamic piece of the puzzle possible. Not only reinforcing modalities she had already been learning, but introducing a sea of amazing insights and new applicable techniques to her arsenal.

Linda is forever changed and grateful for her experience with the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, considering it an honor to share what she has been privileged to learn in serving her clients. Believing that we each have the birthright to choose our own destiny and sometimes a little help is all we need to get there.


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 02/08/2021 - Date Graduated: 09/26/2021
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  1. Reiki Master Healer - 05/2019
  2. TCM Mastery Coach - 12/2020
  3. TCM Transformational Coach - 12/2020
  4. Yale Course Certificate, The Science of Well-Being - 06/2020

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique - 06/2021
  2. Body Syndromes - 05/2022
  3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Hypnosis - 11/2021
  4. Crystal Singing Bowls and Hypnosis - 02/2022
  5. Healthy Boundaries - 11/2021
  6. Hoarding: How It Can Harm, How You Can Help - 12/2021
  7. How to Give a Dynamic Hypnosis Speech - 01/2022
  8. Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 04/2021
  9. Hypnosis in History - 01/2021
  10. Imagery for Life Passages - 12/2021
  11. Integrative Depth Psychology and Psychotherapy: Clinical Application - 11/2021
  12. Intimate Conversations with Dr. John Kappas - 11/2021
  13. jumpSTART 2022 Jamboree! - 04/2022
  14. Love, Sex and Intimacy - 11/2021
  15. Make Anxiety Your Best Friend - 02/2022
  16. Marc Gravelle - HMI Book Club - 04/2022
  17. Master the Arm Raising - 11/2021
  18. Mental Bank Seminar - 04/2021
  19. Metaphysical Imagery - 03/2022
  20. Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 12/2021
  21. Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - 02/2022
  22. Rapid and Instant Inductions - 04/2021
  23. Spiritual Tarot: Hypnotic Applications for the Archetypes of Tarot - 01/2022
  24. The Incredible Power of the Mind/Body Connection - 02/2022


  • Certified Master Hypnotist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 011706
    Certification Valid To: Apr 18, 2027

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Handwriting Analysis - 05/2021
  2. Advanced Imagery - 12/2021
  3. Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 10/2021
  4. Handwriting Analysis - 03/2021
  5. Healing the Inner Child - 12/2021
  6. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 11/2021
  7. Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy - 10/2021
  8. Past-Life Regression Therapy - 05/2022
  9. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 12/2021
  10. Therapeutic Imagery Master - 03/2022

Other Certifications

  1. HCI Certified Health Coach - 05/2019
  2. HCI Certified Life Coach - 06/2019

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2021
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2021


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Linda A. Matthies
Harmony with hypnotherapy
Commack, New York 11725, United States