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Biography for Maria Petrenko

Maria Petrenko, Certified Master Hypnotist

Maria Petrenko is a Certified Hypnotherapist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is genuine in her interest in her clients, knows how to listen, and tailors her sessions to her clients’ personal comfort. She pays attention to what is being said, as well as, what is being omitted. She is very professional, and very approachable.

Having trained on three continents, and studied with energy masters, shamans, and healers, she offers a unique way of assisting people in their quest for self-discovery, deepening awareness, and reconnecting to who they are meant to be, restoring balance and bringing more joy into their lives. She also has a graduate degree in linguistics, that helps in crafting just the right message for every person.

Maria teaches her clients various meditation techniques and self-hypnosis. She is also an expert in dealing with fears and phobias, releasing old trauma, healing old wounds, letting go, learning how to trust again, and breaking free from negative blocks and limiting beliefs. It’s never too late, and no issue is too insignificant to experience and enjoy transformative power of hypnosis. With Maria, you are in good hands.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Assist Healing
  • Career Success
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dreams
  • Exam Anxiety
  • Fears
  • Forgiveness
  • Lack of Direction
  • Motivation
  • Pain Management
  • Perfectionism
  • Reach Goals
  • Relaxation
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Hypnosis
  • Sports
  • Stage Fright
  • Stress
  • Stuttering


Before graduating from HMI, Maria studied philology at St. Petersburg State University. She has also received graduate degree in linguistics from the University of Minnesota. As a linguist, she has traveled the world assisting various groups of professionals, as well as interpreting for witnesses from all walks of life in Minnesota Courts as a supreme court certified court interpreter.

After graduating from HMI, Maria specializes in helping people achieve career and personal growth, free themselves from fears, trauma, and wounds of the past. Maria enjoys helping her clients heal themselves, and transform their lives, so that they can find the inner strength for any endeavor.


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 11/09/2015 - Date Graduated: 10/31/2016
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • M.A. in Linguistics
    University of Minnesota - 612-625-5000
    Date Started: 09/01/2005 - Date Graduated: 06/01/2008
    Total Years: -3

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Biofeedback 1 - 05/2018
  • Biofeedback 2 - 05/2018
  • Creating Easy and Effortless Hypnosis Workshops - 02/2017
  • Emergency Hypnosis - 06/2020
  • Hypnosis in History - 05/2018
  • Imagery for Life Passages - 03/2018
  • Rapid and Instant Inductions - 11/2017
  • Say What?! Using Radio, TV, Writing and Talks to Build Your Practice - 02/2017
  • Stage Hypnosis - 09/2016
  • The Basic Understanding and Principles of NLP - 02/2017


  • Certified Master Hypnotist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 38661985
    Certification Valid To: Jun 28, 2021

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Handwriting Analysis - 01/2018
  • Hypnosis and ADD-ADHD - 02/2020
  • Hypnosis and Childbirth - 05/2019
  • Hypnosis and PTSD - 04/2016
  • Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 12/2016
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 08/2017
  • Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - 11/2016
  • Past-Life Regression Therapist - 12/2018
  • Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - 06/2020
  • Smoking Cessation - 02/2017

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2016


Contact Information

Maria Petrenko
Office of Hypnosis
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406, United States