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Biography for Melissa Echelberger

Melissa Echelberger, Certified Master Hypnotist

As a Certified Master Hypnotist, Melissa Echelberger invites you to join her on a journey of exploration into the natural healing properties of your mind, body and spirit. Whether it is the achievement of a personal improvement goal or the urgent need to find a healthy more fulfilling life path, the therapeutic use of hypnosis, imagery and mindfulness is a powerful tool to comfortably and efficiently assist you to achieve your goals.

Melissa’s journey of understanding the healing powers of the mind began when a friend encouraged her to try hypnotherapy. In those private sessions, she experienced spiritual and personal breakthroughs unlike anything else she had tried previously. It was hypnotherapy that helped her discover – and more importantly access – the powers within her own mind that offered her the ability and path to transform her life. One by one, from personal goals and habits to deeper issues of self-esteem, self-love and fear of success, hypnotherapy delivered an organic, rapid, yet comfortable, path to the life goals and purpose she was seeking.

Melissa was guided to study at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute’s Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy. She enrolled in and completed the self-paced 300-hour program as a distance student from her home in South Orange County. When COVID-19 forced HMI to retool their 720-hour program, Melissa seized the opportunity to continue her hypnotherapy education and enrolled in HMI’s 720-hour interactive distance education program. The additional year of interactive classes and supervised clinical practice provided her with many wonderful and fascinating tools to assist people with empowerment and personal transformation.

During her clinical hypnotherapy internship, she had the good fortune to work directly with the Director of the Institute and key Senior Staff Instructors to learn to integrate her prior learning experiences into her hypnotherapy practice, combining everything she had learned on her own path with the clinical hypnotherapy skills she had acquired at the College.

Today, Melissa has found her life’s passion, reaching out her hand to others who are on or looking for the path of personal transformation. Nothing fills her heart more than to witness a soul releasing its pain, discovering its power, and finding its purpose. That’s what happened to her and she welcomes the opportunity to witness it happening to you.

Call or message her if you would like a free phone consultation to ask questions and explore further the potential of hypnotherapy for you.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career Success
  • Change Habits
  • Fears
  • Improve Health
  • Insomnia
  • Motivation
  • Past Life Regression
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Public Speaking
  • Relaxation
  • Self Confidence
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss


Amongst her other expertise, Melissa is Certified in Therapeutic Imagery, Past Life Regression Therapy, Grief and Loss, and Weight Loss. She also offers effective solutions for habit control, smoking cessation, stress management, career enhancement, sleep disorders, and more.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 07/21/2020 - Date Graduated: 08/30/2021
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles - 213-740-1111
    Date Started: 01/01/1986 - Date Graduated: 12/01/1989
    Total Years: 3

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Body Syndromes - 09/2020
  • Clinical Case History Package 1 - 11/2020
  • Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 02/2019
  • Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 08/2021
  • Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 08/2017
  • Imagery for Life Passages - 03/2021
  • Intimate Conversations with Dr. John Kappas - 10/2020
  • Introduction to Positive Psychology - 08/2021
  • Introduction to Somatic and Parts Work for Healing Trauma - 08/2021
  • Intuitive and Energy Healing - 09/2020
  • Intuitive Healing and Development - Level One - 03/2021
  • Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two - 06/2021
  • Kappasinian Hypnosis - 07/2021
  • Metaphysical Imagery - 03/2021
  • Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 02/2021
  • Rapid and Instant Inductions - 01/2018
  • Subtleties of Hypnotherapy - 01/2021


  • Certified Master Hypnotist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 57925715
    Certification Valid To: Jan 21, 2022

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Imagery - 02/2021
  • Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 08/2021
  • Handwriting Analysis - 09/2019
  • Healing the Inner Child - 01/2018
  • Hypnosis and ADD-ADHD - 05/2017
  • Hypnosis and Grief Recovery - 06/2021
  • Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 07/2018
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 01/2021
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 08/2018
  • Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 06/2019
  • Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy - 08/2021
  • Past-Life Regression Therapist - 04/2020
  • Past-Life Regression Therapy - 04/2021
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 01/2021
  • Therapeutic Imagery Master - 04/2021


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/30/2021
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/30/2021

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2019
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2021


Contact Information

Melissa Echelberger
Sea Breeze Hypnotherapy
San Clemente, California 92673, United States