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Biography for Richard Gourel de St-Pern, CMC, CMH

Richard is an Honors Graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute since 2011, and a Certified Master Coach from the Behavioural Coaching Institute since 2008. He has a successful HypnoCoaching practice to help individuals be at the peak of their unique powerful self.

Using the best of behavioural, NLP and hypnotherapy tools, techniques and approach, Richard helps hundreds of clients from age 7 to 88 improve their quality of personal and professional life. He helps in stop smoking, anxieties and fears, sports performance, PTSD, enuresis, intimacy, relationship crisis, weight loss and more.

Married for the last 21 years with 4 Children from 11 to 19 years old, Richard knows that everyday is an opportunity to grow, learn and evolve to become the best version of us we can be. And that it is okay to struggle and go through pain, fears, anxiety and hurt. But Hope is the winner, and he wants his practice and his relationship with his client to be that space where Hope being restored, new possibilities are experienced.

Richard is also a recognised figure in the business world in Mauritius where he leads impactful organisational people and change enablement actions as a consultant and trainer in the Human Side of Business. He intervenes regularly on local TV and radio shows and has been published for his coaching articles. He holds several certifications from the American Hypnosis Association of which he is a proud member.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Bed Wetting
  3. Career Success
  4. Change Habits
  5. Child Birth
  6. Communication
  7. Death or Loss
  8. Fears
  9. Pain Management
  10. Panic Attacks
  11. Phobias
  12. Relationship Enhancement
  13. Self Confidence
  14. Sleep Disorders
  15. Sports
  16. Stop Smoking
  17. Stress
  18. Tics
  19. Trauma
  20. Weight Loss


  • 2001 to Present: Consultant, Business Coach and Trainer in the Human Side of Business with missions in Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Africa
  • 2008 to Present: Private Practice as Life Coach
  • 2011 to Present: Private Practice as Certified Hypnotherapist. Practice includes interventions in clinics in ICU and emergency rooms. Does Internet based Hypnotherapy sessions.


  • Master of Science in HRM
    University of Surrey
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 02/25/2011 - Date Graduated: 11/15/2011
    Total Hours: 300 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 01/2012
  2. Rapid and Instant Inductions - 07/2011
  3. Stage Hypnosis - 03/2012


  • Certified Master Hypnotist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 012483
    Certification Valid To: Apr 18, 2025
  • Certified Master Coach
    International Coaching Council

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and ADHD - 04/2011
  2. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 04/2011
  3. Hypnosis and Tinnitus - 06/2024
  4. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 01/2012
  5. Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - 06/2024
  6. Hypnosis for the Caregiver - 06/2020
  7. Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis - 09/2011
  8. Smoking Cessation - 03/2011

Other Certifications

  • Certified NLP Practitioner, CIANLP, UK - Nov 28, 2010
  • MBTI Step 1 Qualifying Programme - OPP, UK - Sep 5, 2008
  • Master Trainer, Master Trainer Institute, France - May 11, 2001

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2011
  • International Coaching Council
    Member Since: 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Contact Information

Richard Gourel de St-Pern
Vacoas, Plaine Wilhems 73401, Mauritius