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Biography for Melvin S. Marsh, MS, NREMT, CCHt

Everyone has something in their life or about themselves that they want to change or something comes up and change is forced upon a person. Sometimes it is difficult and sometimes it is frightening, but the good news is that no matter what, from controlling anxiety to having medical procedures performed, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Melvin Marsh is a practicing Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in Augusta, Georgia with particular specializations in medical hypnosis, phobias, and anxiety. While attending medical school, hypnotherapy was suggested to him to deal with his own anxiety problem caused by a residual medical phobia. As hypnotherapy started to relieve the symptoms, he realized he could use hypnosis to help his future patients.

Eventually, he realized he liked hypnotherapy more than biochemistry and left medical school to pursue studies at HMI College of Hypnotherapy where he graduated with honors and won the Director’s Award. He became a certified hypnotherapist under the strict guidelines of the Hypnotherapist’s Union, the strictest certifying agency in the country requiring an additional 80 clinical hours over that of the National Guild.

As someone who has worked since 2009 in health care and as one of the only certified hypnotherapists in the United States to have his own medical license, Melvin is often called upon to work with and perform both emergency hypnosis and medical hypnosis in order to benefit the client. Having his own license helps assure that the client or patient is always in capable hands not only psychologically but physically as well.

The rest of Melvin’s educational background includes a B.S. in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University, a M.S. in Space Studies (focus on aerospace psychology) from the University of North Dakota, a M.S. in Psychology from Georgia Southern University, and has completed many hours of study on Webyeshiva and is a licensed and experienced EMT.

Melvin has been interviewed by top podcasts, including being interviewed by the famous Adam Eason of Hypnosis Weekly and is much in demand as a speaker and teacher.

When Melvin is not seeing clients, he can be found playing with his dogs, watching bad vampire films, and cooking gourmet food. He also is an activist for transgender rights (he is ftm) and volunteers at his synagogue. He also enjoys harassing and embarrassing his partner and daughter. He can also sometimes be seen attempting to complete crazy things on his Bucket List and fighting off the cries of “Eat me” from the mountain of chocolate in his pantry.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Change Habits
  3. Child Birth
  4. Chronic Pain
  5. Fears
  6. Insomnia
  7. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  8. Pain Management
  9. Panic Attacks
  10. Performance Anxiety
  11. Phobias
  12. Postsurgical
  13. Presurgical
  14. Public Speaking
  15. Reach Goals
  16. Relaxation
  17. Sports
  18. Stress
  19. Trauma
  20. Weight Loss


Melvin had been interested in, and practicing, hypnosis since he was a child, primarily using biofeedback and relaxation techniques. As he grew older, he learned how to perform hypno-anesthesia which is how he went through childbirth and a root canal.

As a licensed EMT who has studied and worked extensively in the medical field, even attending medical school for a while, Melvin is particularly focused on various forms of medical related hypnosis such as cancer, pre and post surgical, hypnobirthing, etc. He also enjoys helping people with their general stress and anxiety.

Melvin is a proud graduate of HMI and looks forward to being your hypnotherapist.


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 10/07/2016 - Date Graduated: 12/20/2016
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Masters of Science - Experimental Psychology
    Georgia Southern University - 912-478-5152
    Date Started: 08/01/2019 - Date Graduated: 05/12/2021
    Total Hours: 3131 - Total Weeks: 104 - Total Years: 2
  • Masters of Science - Space Studies
    University of North Dakota - 701-777-3000
    Date Started: 08/01/2004 - Date Graduated: 08/01/2007
    Total Hours: 1950 - Total Weeks: 156 - Total Years: 3
  • Bachelors of Science - Anthropology and Human Biology
    Emory University - 404-727-6123
    Date Started: 08/01/1999 - Date Graduated: 08/01/2003
    Total Hours: 6262 - Total Weeks: 208 - Total Years: 4

Continuing Education

Yearly and ongoing continuing education includes:

  • Evolution of Psychotherapy
  • Erickson Congress
  • Medical Hypnosis
  • Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
  • Diploma, NLP, International NLP, 2016

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Biofeedback 1 - 01/2020
  2. Biofeedback 2 - 01/2020
  3. Clinical Case History Package 1 - 10/2017
  4. Emergency Hypnosis - 11/2017
  5. How to Give a Dynamic Hypnosis Speech - 06/2017
  6. Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - 03/2023
  7. Hypnosis in History - 10/2016
  8. Intimate Conversations with Dr. John Kappas - 12/2017
  9. Jumpstart 2017 Jamboree! - 01/2017
  10. Master the Arm Raising - 05/2018
  11. Rapid and Instant Inductions - 02/2021


  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 011383
    Certification Valid To: Dec 20, 2024

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Handwriting Analysis - 12/2016
  2. Healing the Inner Child - 12/2023
  3. Hypnosis and ADHD - 05/2017
  4. Hypnosis and Childbirth - 08/2017
  5. Hypnosis and Grief Recovery - 03/2023
  6. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 01/2018
  7. Hypnosis and PTSD - 12/2018
  8. Hypnosis and Seniors - 04/2020
  9. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 04/2017
  10. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 02/2018
  11. Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 12/2021
  12. Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - 11/2019
  13. Hypnosis for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders - 12/2023
  14. Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success - 12/2021
  15. Hypnosis for the Caregiver - 04/2019
  16. Past-Life Regression Therapist - 03/2017
  17. Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - 12/2016
  18. Smoking Cessation - 07/2017
  19. Trauma Recovery Hypnosis - 02/2017


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/22/2017
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 12/20/2016
  • Founder's Club
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/15/2017

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2016
  • Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
    Member Since: 2019


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Melvin S. Marsh
After Hours Hypnotherapy
Augusta, Georgia 30904, United States