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Biography for Paula Getty-Shearer, CHt

Paula Getty-Shearer is an honors graduate of HMI and has a successful private practice in Chatsworth, California. She specializes in working with illness, surgery preparation and pain control.

Paula has extensive personal experience working with cancer patients, their family members and end of life issues through her work with Hospice of the Conejo. She is also a facilitator at the Wellness Community teaching relaxation and imagery. She has a deep sense of compassion and understanding for others along with a strong sense of commitment to assisting her clients through these life passages.

Paula also specializes in sports performance and helping others achieve the optimum in intellectual achievement and personal growth. An elite athlete in high school and college, as well as a distinguished member of the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame, she has the knowledge and the ability to help others achieve the pinnacle of performance that they desire in their lives.

Paula enjoys speaking to others about the many ways hypnosis can improve quality of life on all levels. She has worked with clients on a variety of concerns, including stress reduction,test anxiety, habit modification, fears and phobias, motivation, as well as self confidence and self esteem. Everyone has moments of challenge and it is Paula's commitment to assist those who are in need.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Assist Healing
  2. Death or Loss
  3. Exam Anxiety
  4. Fears
  5. Improve Health
  6. Panic Attacks
  7. Postsurgical
  8. Presurgical
  9. Self Esteem
  10. Sports


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 11/01/2004 - Date Graduated: 12/01/2005
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Teaching Credential
    California Lutheran University
    Date Started: 09/01/1992 - Date Graduated: 06/14/1993
    Total Years: 1
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology
    University of Idaho
    Date Started: 08/15/1983 - Date Graduated: 06/12/1988
    Total Years: 5

Continuing Education

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Reiki
  • Weight Control
  • PTSD and Hypnotherapy

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advertising and Promotion 1 - 05/2018
  2. Advertising and Promotion 2 - 10/2018
  3. Advertising and Promotion 3 - 10/2018
  4. Advertising and Promotion 4 - 10/2018
  5. Advertising and Promotion 5 - 10/2018


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 011188
    Certification Valid To: Aug 17, 2024
  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    National Guild of Hypnotists - 603-429-9438
  • Certified Master Therapeutic Imagery
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2730

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and ADHD - 02/2020
  2. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 11/2018
  3. Hypnosis and PTSD - 02/2018
  4. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 11/2011
  5. Hypnosis for the Caregiver - 02/2023
  6. Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - 02/2016


  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 10/07/2005
  • Hall of Fame Inductee
    Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame - 06/19/2004

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2004
  • Hospice of the Conejo
    Member Since: 2003


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Paula Getty-Shearer
Simi Valley, California 93065, United States