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Biography for Nora E. Stefanescu, CHt

Nora had avant-garde ideas since she was an adolescent and as soon as she was old enough to leave the nest, she left her original homeland Romania in search for her creative expression in foreign countries. From a very young age, people were gravitating toward her kind and soothing demeanor, because she seemed to be able to put everyone at ease.

Nora is an artist and a healing facilitator committed to helping people transform their lives through hypnosis. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Life Coach, with formal education, training and expertise in linguistics, foreign languages, media design, and marketing.

In her practice as a Hypnotherapist, Nora is assisting clients in achieving their personal and professional goals in such areas as habit modification, stress reduction, smoking cessation, sports performance, past life regression, overcoming fears and performance anxiety, mental blocks and negative self-talk, increasing self-confidence and self-esteem.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Addictions
  2. Anxiety
  3. Attitude Adjustment
  4. Body Image
  5. Career Success
  6. Change Habits
  7. Cravings
  8. Fears
  9. Guilt
  10. Improve Health
  11. Insomnia
  12. Nail Biting
  13. Nightmares
  14. Past Life Regression
  15. Self Confidence
  16. Self Criticism
  17. Sexual Problems
  18. Shame
  19. Sleep Disorders
  20. Weight Loss


Nora graduated with Honors and received the Director's Award from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in March 2017. Since the beginning of her residency program in the Fall of 2016, Nora has been avidly working with clients on issues such as weight loss, procrastination, insomnia and reoccurring dreams, chronic pain, gum and nail biting, stress relief and habit change, confidence building and career success. In addition to being a hypnotherapist Nora is a life coach with over 10 years of experience in various life and career coaching modalities.

Previous to this career path, Nora has worked in the field of Media Design, Branding and Marketing for 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Humanities, and a Masters degree in International Business Management.

Nora is a firm believer in and practitioner of TM (Transcendental Meditation), a meditation technique developed by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1950's India. It is a method for relaxation, stress reduction, and self-development widely practiced around the globe. Meditation and hypnotherapy go hand in hand. Both have a calming and relaxing effect on the subconscious mind and body, helping the brain release unwanted and unnecessary overloading information.

Nora has devoted time to the study and research of language, neuro-science, neuro-plasticity of the brain, psychology, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and has experienced trauma-therapy such as EMDR.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Humanities and Philology
    University of Bucharest - 40-213-181-579
    Date Started: 09/01/1996 - Date Graduated: 02/01/2000
    Total Years: 4
  • Associate's Degree in Digital Media Design
    Johannes Gutenberg College for Print and Communication Stuttgart, Germany - 49-711-954-6220
    Date Started: 11/01/2000 - Date Graduated: 07/01/2002
    Total Years: 2
  • Masters in International Business
    California International University - 213-381-3710
    Date Started: 06/01/2008 - Date Graduated: 06/01/2010
    Total Years: 2
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 03/24/2016 - Date Graduated: 03/27/2017
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Healing the Child Within - 02/2017
  2. Help Your Clients Overcome Writer's Block - 07/2016
  3. Hypnotherapy for Clients with Cancer - 10/2016


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 011919
    Certification Valid To: Oct 24, 2024

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 01/2017
  2. Hypnosis and PTSD - 12/2016
  3. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - 04/2017
  4. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 02/2017
  5. Past Life Regression Therapy - 02/2017
  6. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 03/2017

Other Certifications

  • Handwriting Analysis - 10/2016


  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/19/2017
  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/19/2017
  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 04/25/2017

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2016
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2016


Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Contact Information

Nora E. Stefanescu
Muse Hypnotherapy
Playa del Rey, California 90293, United States