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Biography for Natalie C. Candela, PhD, CCHt

Natalie Candela, M.Ed, Ph.D., CHt has over 20 years of experience in higher education, where she developed academic support strategies for students experiencing stress, general and test-taking anxiety, self-doubt, indecision about career choices, and such conditions as ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. Hypnosis has given her tools to bring about profound transformations.

Helping people has always been Natalie's passion. In addition to assisting young adults with finding their footing, Natalie works with people of all ages to reconnect with their inner spiritual wisdom. She is trained in past life regression and Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT), which she uses to assist her clients with finding answers and solutions to a wide variety of issues.

In 2015, Natalie started Awakened Hypnosis, a professional practice that helps people in all walks of life to clear personal roadblocks and awaken to their potential. Her approach is to combine conscious education with subconscious motivation in order to promote healing at all levels.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Dreams
  3. Exam Anxiety
  4. Fears
  5. Improve Health
  6. Indecision
  7. Lack of Enthusiasm
  8. Pain Management
  9. Past Life Regression
  10. Phobias
  11. Problem Solving
  12. Procrastination
  13. Reach Goals
  14. Relaxation
  15. Self Esteem
  16. Self Mastery
  17. Stop Smoking


Natalie is a Hypnotherapist and a professional educator with 20+ years of experience in teaching and academic support. She is trained in Time-Line Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Past Life Regression (PLR), and Dolores Cannon's Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT). She focuses her practice on helping people clear unwanted habits, fears, and beliefs; develop effective goals and behaviors; and find a connection with their own inner wisdom.


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 10/07/2014 - Date Graduated: 07/28/2015
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Higher Education Concentration)
    Nova Southeastern University
    Date Started: 10/01/2004 - Date Graduated: 08/01/2011
    Total Years: 7
  • Master's Degree in Education
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Date Started: 01/01/2000 - Date Graduated: 05/01/2001
    Total Years: 2

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Biofeedback 1 - 11/2018
  2. Biofeedback 2 - 11/2018
  3. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 10/2019
  4. How to Give a Dynamic Hypnosis Speech - 03/2023
  5. Integrating Hypnosis and Energy Healing - 08/2015
  6. Love, Sex and Intimacy - 05/2017
  7. Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 06/2018
  8. PsychoNeuroPlasticity and Hypnosis - 07/2015
  9. The Power of Placebo and Nocebo Effects - 07/2015
  10. Women and Aging - Hypnosis, Support and Celebrating - 08/2015


  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 011347
    Certification Valid To: Jun 26, 2023

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Handwriting Analysis - 08/2015
  2. Advanced Imagery - 09/2015
  3. Hypnosis and Transgender Clients - 05/2015
  4. Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 11/2020
  5. Past-Life Regression Therapist - 09/2015
  6. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 08/2015

Professional Memberships

  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2015
  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2015


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Natalie C. Candela
Awakened Hypnosis
Columbus, Ohio 43232, United States