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Biography for Stuart Hellebrand, CHt

My experience as a hypnotist began in 1965; however, it was in 1967 when I began teaching self-hypnosis classes at California State University Northridge. In the field of hypnotherapy, I maintain a private practice. As well, I have worked in a regional medical center’s Craniofacial Pain Clinic, as a Senior Clinical Instructor, and have taught hypnotherapy subject matter classes to licensed therapists at CSUN and throughout California.

My areas of specialization include, but are not limited to stress management, sleep improvement, self-esteem building, test taking anxiety, goal(s) oriented self-improvement, fears and phobias, athletic performance enhancement, personal fitness motivation, smoking cessation, and dental, medical, and psychological hypnotherapy by referral. Additionally, I teach self-hypnosis to each client, as an empowerment tool to self-manage many of life's common issues.

My practice serves the residents of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, and Coachella. Additionally, by way of Zoom, I am available to work with distance clients throughout the United States. In this regard, I have worked with clients from as far away as New York, Oregon, and Illinois. Internationally, I have worked with clients in Canada, England, and Germany. It is important for you to note that I use a HIPAA compliant version of Zoom to protect the confidentiality of my clients.

In California, my service area for teaching has ranged from San Francisco to San Diego. Additionally, again by way of Skype, I have trained licensed therapists from as far away as Chicago, Illinois.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Change Habits
  3. Exam Anxiety
  4. Fears
  5. Motivation
  6. Pain Management
  7. Panic Attacks
  8. Past Life Regression
  9. Performance Anxiety
  10. Procrastination
  11. Public Speaking
  12. Reach Goals
  13. Relaxation
  14. Self Confidence
  15. Self Esteem
  16. Self Hypnosis
  17. Sleep Disorders
  18. Sports
  19. Stage Fright
  20. Stress


My professional background and ongoing work experience is extensive. For 32 years, I worked in counseling and treatment programs through employment with Los Angeles County. In addition to being in private practice, I am a Senior Clinical Instructor in the Craniofacial Pain Clinic at White Memorial Medical Center. I also teach a continuing education classes to licensed therapist. My continuing education workshops have been approved for credit by California's Board of Behavioral Sciences and the American Psychological Association.

40% of my clients are medical referrals, dental referrals, and referrals from a broad range of licensed therapists. My work at White Memorial Medical Center has involved teaching self-hypnosis techniques and otherwise working with medical referrals who suffer with chronic pain.

My decades of experience and training in counseling and hypnotherapy, the fact that I am qualified to work as a hypnotherapist in a regional medical center’s craniofacial pain clinic, and the fact that I have the ability, background, and knowledge to be an educator of licensed therapists speaks volumes about my ability to help you achieve your goals.

For additional information, as well as to learn about the relatively short time it takes most clients to achieve their goals, please visit my website. Thereafter telephone or email me at your convenience.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 01/02/1981 - Date Graduated: 12/30/1981
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • BA Anthropology
    California State University Northridge
    Date Started: 01/16/1967 - Date Graduated: 06/25/1969
    Total Hours: 72 - Total Years: 2.5
  • MS Pain Management
    WMMC - Craniofacial Pain Clinic Internship
    Date Started: 01/12/2003 - Date Graduated: 01/21/2006
    Total Hours: 60 - Total Weeks: 156 - Total Years: 3
  • AA Anthropology
    Pierce College - 818-719-6401
    Date Started: 01/10/1965 - Date Graduated: 01/15/1967
    Total Hours: 60 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  • Dale Carnegie School Graduate
  • Harvard Business Management and Skills Training
  • Peace Officers Standards Training
  • Approximately 1,500 hours of Standards and Training in Corrections Classes
  • ABC’s of Success
  • Basics of Body Language
  • Better Sleep through Hypnosis
  • Utilizing Group Hypnosis
  • Weight Loss Certification
  • Eight Hours of Monthly Continuing Education at White Memorial Medical Center’s Craniofacial Pain Clinic, Department of Otolaryngology

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 06/2012
  2. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - 11/2012
  3. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - 11/2012


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 011190
    Certification Valid To: Apr 28, 2034

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and ADHD - 06/2012
  2. Past-Life Regression Therapist - 03/2013
  3. Smoking Cessation - 07/2012

Professional Memberships

  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2004
  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2004
  • American Academy of Pain Management
    Member Since: 2005
  • American Institute of Stress
    Member Since: 2010


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Stuart Hellebrand
Hypnosis Motivation Counseling and Education Company
La Quinta, California 92253, United States