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Biography for Shirley Strauss Vinock, CHt

Make positive choices and create life change from the inside out! First you see it and then you do it! Imagine the possibilities. Make life choices to change habits. Stop smoking, release unwanted cravings and anxiety for weight or stress management, improve your work, home life, healthy habits and sleep or sports performance.

Shirley believes we have the capacity to make positive life choices to improve our daily lives. How good it is to have the freedom to bring balance, relaxation and harmony back. Our unique personalities and choices result in an internal script. Sometimes our automatic responses are not exactly what we desire.

Good news! You have the capacity to change it. Shirley guides your journey as you bring forward the creative potential and inner strength from deep within your subconscious, opening space for healthier habits, thoughts and relationships. Relax, release anxiety and increase motivation with focus on achievement. Release procrastination and overwhelm through self-hypnosis and focus in individual or group sessions available in your office or by phone.

It is my pleasure and passion to help others fulfill their goals working together to create success, happiness and prosperity in all areas of life. International phone, group or individual sessions and training available. Visit one of my West San Fernando Valley offices or call to schedule a relaxed session of hypnosis by phone. Hypnosis and therapeutic imagery is delivered by voice with your eyes closed to work just as effectively by phone as in person. Many find hypnosis by phone, in the privacy and comfort of your own surroundings, to be even more powerful and pleasurable.

Visit for resources and tools or to schedule a special speaking or handwriting presentation for your group. You may also order a full session personal self-help SmartPhone App, CD or MP3. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about Hypnotherapy, Imagery or NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) call Shirley today at 818-347-4472.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Assist Healing
  3. Career Success
  4. Change Habits
  5. Fears
  6. Improve Health
  7. Improve Sales
  8. Motivation
  9. Nail Biting
  10. Overeating
  11. Pain Management
  12. Procrastination
  13. Reach Goals
  14. Relaxation
  15. Self Confidence
  16. Self Hypnosis
  17. Sleep Disorders
  18. Stop Smoking
  19. Stress
  20. Weight Loss


Shirley was not always a Hypnotherapist. Now, she incorporates knowledge from her extensive training into your successful sessions. In her twenties, she first joined Toastmasters to overcome shyness in public speaking. Then on to a 25 year career, incorporating skills learned during her extensive executive management career as a Fortune 500 National Title Insurance Executive Manager, Corporate Training Director for a firm of 10,000 people and Human Resource Executive Team Leader with a national retailer. You, too, can achieve your goals while maintaining healthy balance.

This practical experience coupled with achievement of a MBA and BS in Management at traditional Colleges and Universities (while flying 20 days a month for over a decade) provide applicable pragmatic experience to guide achieving your goals. Extensive teaching experience in private industry as Chair of the Statewide CLTA Education Committee and Regional Training Director for seven states and as an instructor at a variety of venues (including the Hypnosis Motivation Institute) provides concrete results for success through awareness, stress reduction and focus.

Using a range of techniques to clarify communication, you learn how to make positive life choices to turn negatives into positives, enhance daily lives and discover your own inner wisdom. She is passionate in her belief that each of us has the ability to improve our lives and become our very best selves. She believes each individual should be treated with respect and without judgment. What you focus on you will achieve.

Changing careers did not mean Shirley left the knowledge and experience behind. Coming from a corporate background, Shirley understands how pervasive work and career related issues can affect people. She has walked in their shoes. Shirley guides and inspires an executive who develops a fear of public speaking, anxiety resulting in poor sleep, nail biting or weight gain, or fears of flying, driving on the freeway, a manager who does not see opportunities in a tough economy, a writer with writer's block, a student who is consumed with fear blocking successfully passing the bar or real estate exam.


  • Human Resource Executive Team Leader
    Executive Business College - Target - 800-394-1885
    Date Started: 03/01/2006 - Date Graduated: 03/31/2006
    Total Weeks: 4
  • Associate in Arts General Education
    Pierce College
    Total Years: 2
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 07/05/2007 - Date Graduated: 08/05/2008
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Masters of Business Admin and Bachelors of Science in Management
    University of Phoenix - 800-366-9699
    Date Started: 02/01/2003 - Date Graduated: 06/13/2007
    Total Years: 4

Continuing Education

Incorporating national team management and motivational skills learned during her extensive executive management career as a Fortune 500 National Title Insurance Executive Training Director and Manager and Human Resource Executive with a national retailer, she can help you achieve your goals while maintaining healthy balance.

Extensive teaching experience in private industry, and as an instructor at a variety of venues (including the Hypnosis Motivation Institute) provides concrete results for success through awareness, stress reduction and focus.

Shirley speaks before professional groups requiring continuing education credits (such as the Fraud Prevention Seminar for 400 Attorneys and Escrow Owners, Easy Self Hypnosis to MFT Installation Dinner, Real Estate Professionals (Southland Regional Association of Realtors) and medium and large group journeys like Pain Management (as visiting professor at Pierce College attended by 80 Seniors). Call for details.

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Love, Sex and Intimacy - 01/2024


  • Smoking Cessation
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute
  • Certified Master In Therapeutic Imagery
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute
  • Master NLP Practitioner
    NLP TransWorld
  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 011979
    Certification Valid To: Jan 18, 2025

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and ADHD - 02/2015
  2. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 01/2016
  3. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 02/2010
  4. Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - 02/2017


  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/21/2008
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/01/2008

Professional Memberships

  • Toastmasters
    Member Since: 1991
  • California Land Title Association
    Member Since: 1985
  • Warner Center Business Professionals
    Member Since: 2007
  • Inside Track
    Member Since: 2008
  • Viva Group
    Member Since: 2008
  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2008


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Shirley Strauss Vinock
Shirley Vinock Hypnotherapy
Woodland Hills, California 91367, United States