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Biography for Todd Sandman, CHt

Todd Sandman began his journey at HMI College of Hypnotherapy in 1998. Having completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of Washington, he found that spending another four years and $40K getting another Master's Degree in Psychology just was not an option. He found a much more exciting path at HMI.

After graduation in 1999, Todd flourished in private practice and was able to transition from his previous career as an actor/waiter into a helping profession that provided the fulfillment he was looking for.

Later, Todd went on to accept a position as Director of Admissions for HMI Resident School while maintaining a part-time private practice as well. He found the experience of helping others discover HMI and the rewards of a career in hypnotherapy as rewarding as he did helping others in private practice.

Today, 20+ yeas later, Todd has transitioned to Director of Admissions for HMI’s Distance Education school where he now has the privilege of assisting individuals from around the world discover the wonders of hypnotherapy and the benefits of HMI College of Hypnotherapy as their education provider.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Career Success
  2. Motivation
  3. Performance Anxiety
  4. Public Speaking
  5. Relationship Enhancement
  6. Stage Fright


Todd has worked in so many different areas in the field of hypnosis, from MS and HIV to weight loss, but finds that many of his clients come to him for "lifestyle makeovers", especially dealing with career, financial and relationship issues.

Client Testimonial

To Whom It May Concern;

This is to refer Todd Sandman as an absolutely amazing hypnotherapist! I have been seeing Todd, weekly, for almost two years and he has completely changed my life!

I have been able to lose and keep weight off, stabilize my finances and stop "hobby shopping," realize a serious relationship, marry (after 27 years of being single!) and a host of other benefits. I cannot imagine how all of this, plus much, much more, could have been accomplished without Todd's therapy.

I have referred him to several people including my business partners and my own daughter! Todd has a sensitive side that is balanced with a unique ability to pinpoint the problem. Almost psychic, I would say but much, much more than this! His insight is incredibly accurate and he has the tenacity and patience to begin, continue and properly end therapy, as needed with each client. I have never, ever felt pushed to continue when I thought I may have needed a break (as I did when I was busy planning my wedding!).

Todd Sandman has my highest recommendation as a therapist. I give him a 100% rating and have recommended him to scores of people in need of help in any area: from quitting smoking to solving life long problems with relatives. Todd can help.

Please feel free to call me should you wish to discuss this, further. I will always make time to recommend Todd Sandman to the fortunate person who uses his services.

Melodee Cole
Licensed Real Estate Broker and
Consultant to the Los Angeles International Airport


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2745
    Date Started: 10/24/1998 - Date Graduated: 10/24/1999
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  • University of Washington - Master of Fine Arts - Acting
  • Ball State University - Bachelor of Science

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 02/2018
  2. General Self Improvement - 04/2018


  • HMI Clinical Achievement Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 10/21/1999

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Todd Sandman
Sandman Hypnotherapy Services
San Diego, California 47302, United States