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Biography for Susie Kappas, CHt, EFT Master

Susie Kappas, Certified Hypnotherapist

Susie is an Honors graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the first Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy, and has had a successful private practice in Tarzana, California since 2004. She has a deep sense of compassion and understanding for others, and a strong commitment to assist her clients in accomplishing their goals and attracting what it is they truly desire in life. Her passion is helping clients to create more health, vitality, success, and happiness.

Susie uses a holistic approach in therapy, paying attention to her client’s mind, body, heart and soul. Susie brings to her practice, her own personal experience in working to overcome chronic illness, chronic pain and birth defects. She knows the value of clearing away physical and emotional pain, using hypnosis, EFT, energy work, and nourishing foods to allow the body and mind the opportunity to come into balance and heal.

Susie has had great success in working with issues such as weight loss, health and healing (both physically and emotionally), relationships strategies, confidence, self-esteem, success, motivation, healthy habits, clearing away negative self talk, fears and anxieties, and helping to create a happy, fulfilling life.

Susie is also a Senior Staff Instructor at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute teaching classes on Hypnosis, Theory of Mind, Habit Control, General Self-Improvement and Low Blood Sugar (physical & emotional effects). In addition, she has developed and teaches the Hypnosis & Weight Loss Certification Course at HMI and educates students in working with clients seeking weight loss and health lifestyle goals. She also teaches seminars on Emotional Freedom Technique and Advanced EFT (Tapping). EFT is considered acupressure for the emotions and allows us to clear away the blocks to emotional freedom.

She is a member of the American Hypnosis Association (AHA), and the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 since 2004.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Assist Healing
  • Career Success
  • Change Habits
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication
  • Cravings
  • Creativity
  • Exercise
  • Fears
  • Weight Loss


As a Certified Hypnotherapist Susie draws on her own personal experience with using many healing modalities and tools that helped her overcome chronic health issues, chronic pain and birth defects. She as well, draws on her experience in having worked for years with psychologists and MFTs, assisting at therapeutic, personal growth seminars.

Susie was also in the martial arts for five years, taught Ki (energy) Principle Seminars and toured as a member of the "World Class Karate Demo Team". For the past 26 years she has been an active member of AA and Al-anon and continually works with others. Susie brings years of personal and professional experience in helping herself and others to live a healthy, fulfilling, joyous life and creating more success.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 08/07/2003 - Date Graduated: 08/05/2004
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Certified Hypnotist
    Alchemy Institute of Healing Arts - 916-445-3427
    Date Started: 08/03/2002 - Date Graduated: 08/16/2002
    Total Hours: 100

Continuing Education

Susie is also certified as a Master Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator and a Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). In addition, she has studied energetic medicine in the form of "Emotional Freedom Technique" and is an Advanced EFT Practitioner, and a Reiki Level Two Practitioner. She continues her studies on a regular basis, keeping current with the latest techniques available to assist her clients.

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique - 11/2010
  • Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 02/2010
  • Body Syndromes - 08/2007
  • Business Practices - 04/2019
  • Clinical Case History Package 2 - 11/2015
  • Clinical Case History Package 3 - 06/2019
  • Counseling and Interviewing - 02/2019
  • Energy Healing Qi Balancing - 04/2012
  • General Self Improvement - 07/2013
  • Habit Control - 07/2013
  • Hypnosis and Nutrition - 01/2017
  • Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 06/2016
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss Part 2 - 07/2020
  • Hypnotherapy for Clients with Cancer - 03/2017
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming 1 - 10/2018
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming 2 - 10/2018
  • Therapeutic Journaling - 12/2018


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 4258136
    Certification Valid To: Aug 15, 2021

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Imagery - 05/2005
  • Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 11/2017
  • Healing the Inner Child - 11/2011
  • Hypnosis and ADD-ADHD - 09/2015
  • Hypnosis and ADD-ADHD - 05/2010
  • Hypnosis and Pain Management - 12/2014
  • Hypnosis and PTSD - 12/2014
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 07/2009
  • Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - 12/2018
  • Reiki Level One - 09/2016
  • Smoking Cessation - 01/2012
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 03/2005
  • Therapeutic Imagery Master - 02/2006


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/05/2004
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/05/2004
  • Academic Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/05/2004
  • Special Recognition Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 11/05/2004

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2003
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2003

Instructor at HMI – Classes Taught

  • 4-2 - Habit Control
  • 4-3 - General Self Improvement
  • 4-4 - Low Blood Sugar
  • 6-5 - Emotional Freedom Technique

Contact Information

Susie Kappas
Tarzana, California 91356, United States