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Biography for Susie Kappas, CCHt, EFT Master

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. She brings to her practice, her own personal experience in working to overcome chronic illness, chronic pain, and early childhood challenges and birth defects corrected by surgeries. She knows the value of clearing away physical and emotional pain, using hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique, energy work, spiritual connection, and nourishing foods to allow the body, mind, and spirit the opportunity to come into balance and heal.

Susie has had great success in working with clients with challenges such as weight loss, health and healing (both physical and emotional), 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, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), General Self-Improvement and Low Blood Sugar (physical and emotional effects). In addition, she developed and teaches the Hypnosis and Weight Loss Certification Course at HMI and educates students in working with clients seeking weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals. She also teaches seminars on Emotional Freedom Technique and Advanced EFT. Emotional Freedom Technique 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.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Anxiety
  2. Assist Healing
  3. Career Success
  4. Change Habits
  5. Chronic Pain
  6. Communication
  7. Cravings
  8. Creativity
  9. Death or Loss
  10. Fears
  11. Improve Health
  12. Motivation
  13. Relationship Enhancement
  14. Relaxation
  15. Resistance to Change
  16. Self Confidence
  17. Self Image
  18. Stress
  19. Trauma
  20. 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 pain, chronic health issues and physical and emotional pain from being born severely clubfooted – birth defects affecting both legs and feet, corrected with 8 major reconstructive surgeries.

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 31 years she has been an active member of AA and continues to work 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.


  • Certified Hypnotist
    Alchemy Institute of Healing Arts - 916-445-3427
    Date Started: 08/03/2002 - Date Graduated: 08/16/2002
    Total Hours: 100
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 08/07/2003 - Date Graduated: 08/05/2004
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Mind-Body Psychology with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 09/13/2021 - Date Graduated: 10/05/2022
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

Susie is also a Certified Master Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator, Certified Master EFT Practitioner, and Certified NLP Practitioner (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). In addition, she has studied Energetic Medicine and is a Certified Reiki 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

  1. Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique - 11/2010
  2. Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 02/2010
  3. Body Syndromes - 08/2007
  4. Business Practices - 04/2019
  5. Clinical Case History Package 2 - 11/2015
  6. Clinical Case History Package 3 - 06/2019
  7. Counseling and Interviewing - 02/2019
  8. Energy Healing Qi Balancing - 04/2012
  9. General Self Improvement - 07/2013
  10. Habit Control - 07/2013
  11. Hypnosis and Nutrition - 01/2017
  12. Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 06/2016
  13. Hypnosis and Weight Loss Part 2 - 07/2020
  14. Hypnotherapy for Clients with Cancer - 03/2017
  15. Neuro Linguistic Programming 1 - 10/2018
  16. Neuro Linguistic Programming 2 - 10/2018
  17. Research Articles Course - 08/2022
  18. Therapeutic Journaling - 12/2018


  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010021
    Certification Valid To: Jan 01, 2100

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Advanced Imagery - 05/2005
  2. Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 11/2017
  3. Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 09/2022
  4. Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming - 01/2022
  5. Healing the Inner Child - 11/2011
  6. Hypnosis and ADD-ADHD - 09/2015
  7. Hypnosis and ADHD - 05/2010
  8. Hypnosis and Pain Management - 12/2014
  9. Hypnosis and PTSD - 12/2014
  10. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 07/2009
  11. Hypnosis for Immune Disorders - 12/2018
  12. Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy - 01/2022
  13. Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy - 07/2022
  14. Reiki Level One - 09/2016
  15. Smoking Cessation - 01/2012
  16. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 03/2005
  17. 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Susie Kappas
Tarzana, California 91356, United States