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Biography for Norman Plotkin, CHt

For 25 years I had a lobbying practice representing clients before the state legislature. But after surviving cancer in my 40s, I took a comprehensive review of my life and my priorities. I decided to view the devastating diagnosis of cancer as a blessing by using it as a catalyst for uncovering my life's purpose. I turned my passion for advocating for others into being a force for helping people make positive changes in their lives by putting the awesome power of hypnotherapy to work for them.

My journey and my experiences have equipped me to understand life issues my clients face. Through technique, expertise and life experience, coupled with my unconditional positive regard for each individual, I am able to provide clients with the tolls they need to find their own answers from within.

My utmost desire is to provide a safe and secure environment where clients can explore inner thoughts and feelings in order to get to the root of what is holding them back from complete inner happiness and self fulfillment. Moreover, because hypnotherapy has such a wide application and is growing as an integrative medical component, I'm dedicated to helping clients with pain, trauma, surgery and dear to me, cancer.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anesthesia
  2. Anxiety
  3. Assist Healing
  4. Career Success
  5. Change Habits
  6. Child Birth
  7. Chronic Pain
  8. Death or Loss
  9. Fertility
  10. Immune System
  11. Improve Health
  12. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  13. Pain Management
  14. Panic Attacks
  15. Postsurgical
  16. Presurgical
  17. Self Confidence
  18. Self Defeating Behaviors
  19. Stop Smoking
  20. Stress


Norman brings a deep understanding of the human condition to clients based upon a 25 year career in politics and lobbying where the public and their problems are hashed out on a regular and ongoing basis in the public forum.

Creating a private lobbying practice from scratch and helping clients navigate the rough and tumble political arena was a valuable training ground for developing an understanding of the power of the mind and the fruits of motivation.

But it was the perspective that only someone who has survived cancer can fully appreciate that not only expanded an steadfast belief in the power of the mind, but also created an unwavering desire to act in the service of others.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 12/04/2014 - Date Graduated: 12/04/2015
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Coping with Loss - 12/2015
  2. Hypnosis in History - 11/2014
  3. Hypnotherapy for Clients with Cancer - 05/2015
  4. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - 05/2016


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010161
    Certification Valid To: Feb 26, 2025

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and PTSD - 08/2015
  2. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - 08/2015
  3. Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - 05/2016

Professional Memberships

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


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Norman Plotkin
Norman Plotkin Hypnotherapy
Sacramento, California 95814, United States