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Biography for Octavio Medina, CHt

Octavio's hunger for knowledge inspired him to come to the United States to find answers to the many questions he had about science, technology, philosophy and psychology. He also wanted to learn about the most advanced knowledge in Microbiology, Computer Programming and Business Administration.

In his quest for knowledge, he went to East Los Angeles Community College where he enrolled in a certificate program in Electron Microscopy where he had the opportunity to learn about most of the diseases caused by bacteria and viruses, but he also studied DNA recombination. He wanted to be able to find a cure for cancer but due to a lack of background in medicine, he went to Cal State University Los Angeles where he pursued a career in Business Administration. He took Accounting, Marketing and Finance classes but none of these majors gave him any sense of purpose in life. He was more interested in helping people who have been diagnosed with a terminal disease or people who cannot find meaning to their life.

That's what led Octavio to HMI where he learned about the power of the subconscious mind and how to use it to help others. Octavio believes that fear is the cause of many physiological and psychosomatic diseases, as well as the main cause of failure in life. If a person knew that fear is nothing but a resistance or a defense that some of us develop unconsciously, then, success and happiness would be inevitable.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Addictions
  2. Fears
  3. Phobias
  4. Public Speaking
  5. Self Hypnosis


Sixteen years of coaching people with developmental disabilities gave Octavio enough time to observe and study the behavior, attitude and motivation of disabled and non-disabled individuals in the work place.

Now, with the new tools of hypnosis learned at HMI, he will be able to better help you to improve in any aspect of your life and he will also help you to overcome the fear of failure or fear of success which are the key factors that unconsciously hold us back from achieving happiness and success.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 800-479-9464
    Date Started: 07/19/2012 - Date Graduated: 06/11/2013
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. ABC's of Success - 03/2024
  2. Emotional and Physical Sexuality 1 - 12/2022
  3. Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - 02/2022
  4. Hypnosis in History - 11/2012
  5. Mental Bank Seminar - 12/2022
  6. Metaphysical Imagery - 09/2016
  7. Podcasting for Your Hypnotherapy Practice - 03/2024


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 012030
    Certification Valid To: Feb 20, 2025

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Handwriting Analysis - 03/2018
  2. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 12/2018
  3. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 10/2019
  4. Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 04/2023
  5. Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - 05/2017


  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 07/19/2013

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2013
  • Toastmaster International
    Member Since: 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Contact Information

Octavio Medina
Hypnosis Motivation Institute
Tarzana, California 91356, United States