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Biography for Steven Lee Stinnett, CHt

Steven Lee Stinnett, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

I’ve always been a quiet, peaceful guy. As a kid I read a lot. I also obsessively built and painted model airplanes. I think I had the largest private air force in the world.

In painting all those models, I discovered that I really liked painting. So I become a fine artist and illustrator. I made a living with graphic art and illustration for 25 years.

 And I read a lot. To draw something well you learn about its structure, its history, or purpose. For instance, if you understand how a skeleton fits together you can draw a believable body.

Some of the books I read were about hypnosis and the subconscious mind. They said essentially the same thing, that if you understand how the brain processes the information it perceives you can better understand how it builds a pattern and that all behaviors are driven by patterns of subconscious thought! They also claimed that you can change those patterns.

Eventually reading and illustration bought me a condo in Tarzana, California which happened to be right around the corner from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. I wandered in one day just to check it out and instantly connected to the ideas they presented. I signed up for their training. About two months into the year-long course I felt as though I’d been handed the secret instruction manual for life. It was that profound. It was the manual they should have given me in art school, if not in the third or fourth grade.

Now I do Hypnotherapy professionally as well as illustrate. I’ll always love art, but the cool thing about Hypnotherapy, aside from its almost magical power to transform, is that, like art, it’s very quiet and peaceful. Which is why it suits me right down to the bone. As I mentioned, I like quiet and peaceful.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Breathing
  • Career Success
  • Chronic Pain
  • Creativity
  • Headaches
  • Immune System
  • Lack of Initiative
  • Motivation
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Procrastination
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Hypnosis
  • Stop Smoking
  • Study Habits
  • Weight Loss
  • Writers Block


Much of the experience behind my training comes from dealing with, and helping others deal with, addiction. Which is to say, dealing with fear, and all of it's debilitating and corrosive effects. Even the quickest glance of the country confirms that it's not an isolated problem. Even in it's lighter shades – procrastination, mild anxiety, avoidance – fear is still the name of the beast.

My training, in and outside of HMI, my experience within myself and in working with others, feels like ongoing match of wits between our higher selves and that street-fighting primitive emotion – fear. Luckily, there is a solution.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 09/19/2017 - Date Graduated: 09/26/2018
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Anxieties and Fears - Feb 2018
  • Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - Jul 2018
  • Body Syndromes - Sep 2020
  • Build and Enhance your Hypnotherapy Practice with Group Hypnosis - Nov 2018
  • Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - Jul 2018
  • Healthy Boundaries - Aug 2019
  • Helping Hypnotherapy Clients with Driving Anxiety - Nov 2018
  • How Forgiveness Impacts Brain Functioning - Mar 2018
  • Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Jan 2018
  • Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Jun 2020
  • Hypnosis in History - Sep 2017
  • Hypnotic Scripts - Jan 2018
  • Introduction to Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) - Aug 2019
  • Marketing Mastery - The Basics of Building your Practice - Mar 2018
  • Master the Arm Raising - Feb 2018
  • Rapid Inductions - Feb 2018
  • Release Technique - Nov 2018
  • Research Articles Course - Sep 2018
  • Spoon Bending - Come to the PK Party! - Nov 2018
  • Taking Positive Psychology to Corporations - Mar 2018
  • Teens - Managing Stress in this Fast-Paced Competitive World - Aug 2019
  • The Power of Releasing Guilt and Shame - May 2018
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - Mar 2019
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - Mar 2019
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Feb 2019
  • Uplifting Depression - How Hypnotherapy Can Help - Aug 2019


  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 44323468
    Certification Valid To: Sep 20, 2021

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Dec 2018
  • Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - Jun 2018
  • Hypnosis and Pain Management - Feb 2019
  • Hypnosis and Seniors - Oct 2020
  • Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Mar 2018
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss - Jun 2018
  • Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - Dec 2018
  • Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy - Jun 2018
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Feb 2019
  • Therapeutic Imagery Master - May 2019
  • Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Feb 2019


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/26/2018
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/26/2018
  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/26/2018
  • Clinical Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 09/26/2018

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2017


Contact Information

Steven Lee Stinnett
Tarzana, California 91356, United States