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Biography for Shelley Halpern, CHt

Shelley Halpern is a proud graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute and also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge.

She is currently working part time with children who have special needs in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, while at the same time maintaining her private hypnotherapy practice in Tarzana, California.

In her private practice, she empowers her clients, while helping them reach their goals in these areas: Stress and Anxiety Reduction, Habit Control, Enhancing Sports Performance, Exam Preparation, Increasing Confidence, Surgery Preparation/Recovery and, Overcoming Fears and Phobias.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Change Habits
  2. Exam Anxiety
  3. Imagery
  4. Presurgical
  5. Sports


Shelley incorporates a practical approach in her methods, integrating traditional Kappasinian methodology along with Therapeutic Imagery. Shelley respects each client as an individual and realizes that hypnosis and imagery are different experiences requiring individualization in treatment.
She is fully commited to helping her clients move forward and attain their immediate goals. She firmly believes in what she does and follows this philosophy, "You may only be one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person." Shelley's life reflects this attitude.
She is a wife, mother, long time member of a women's support group, gardener, great cook and lover of dogs, especially Rory, her golden retriever.
Phone sessions available.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 03/01/2004 - Date Graduated: 06/30/2005
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Loss
  • ABC's of Success
  • Certified Theraputic Imagery Facilitator
  • Advanced Imagery
  • Life Passages
  • Applied Behavior Analysis

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Advertising and Promotion - 09/2021
  2. Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 12/2014
  3. Business Practices - 04/2022
  4. Clinical Case History Package 3 - 04/2019
  5. First Three Hypnosis Sessions - 05/2009


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010149
    Certification Valid To: Jan 01, 2100

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Healing the Inner Child - 06/2013
  2. Hypnosis and ADHD - 05/2015
  3. Hypnosis and Childbirth - 08/2012
  4. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 08/2015
  5. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 01/2010
  6. Hypnosis and PTSD - 07/2013
  7. Hypnosis and Seniors - 06/2017
  8. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 11/2009
  9. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 06/2009
  10. Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 04/2016
  11. Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - 10/2010
  12. Trauma Recovery Hypnosis - 08/2017


  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 06/28/2005
  • Apple Award
    Las Virgenes Unified School District - 09/25/2005

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2004
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2004



Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Shelley Halpern
Calabasas, California 91372, United States