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Biography for Melvin S. Marsh, CHt, CAHA

Melvin S. Marsh, Certified Hypnotherapist

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 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, 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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Change Habits
  • Child Birth
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dreams
  • Fears
  • General Practice
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pain Management
  • Past Life Regression
  • Phobias
  • Postsurgical
  • Presurgical
  • Relaxation
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Trauma


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 - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 10/07/2016 - Date Graduated: 12/20/2016
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • 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:

  • Medical Hypnosis
  • Diploma, NLP, International NLP, 2016

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Biofeedback 1 - Jan 2020
  • Biofeedback 2 - Jan 2020
  • Clinical Case History Package 1 - Oct 2017
  • Emergency Hypnosis - Nov 2017
  • How to Give a Dynamic Hypnosis Speech - Jun 2017
  • Hypnosis in History - Oct 2016
  • Intimate Conversations with Dr. John Kappas - Dec 2017
  • Jumpstart 2017 Jamboree! - Jan 2017
  • Master the Arm Raising - May 2018


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 38032698
    Certification Valid To: Mar 12, 2021

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Dec 2016
  • Hypnosis and ADD-ADHD - May 2017
  • Hypnosis and Childbirth - Aug 2017
  • Hypnosis and Pain Management - Jan 2018
  • Hypnosis and PTSD - Dec 2018
  • Hypnosis and Seniors - Apr 2020
  • Hypnosis and Sports Performance - Apr 2017
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss - Feb 2018
  • Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - Nov 2019
  • Hypnosis for the Caregiver - Apr 2019
  • Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - Dec 2016
  • Smoking Cessation - Jul 2017
  • Trauma Recovery Hypnosis - Feb 2017


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 12/20/2016
  • 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
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2017


Contact Information

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