Hypnosis Education and Hypnotherapy Counseling for Coachella Valley Residents

My experiences involving hypnosis and hypnotherapy have encompassed almost 50 years.  During these years, I also completed a 32-year career with the Los Angeles County Probation Department, working mostly in association with counseling and treatment programs. Additionally, I have maintained a hypnotherapy counseling practice, worked as a hypnotherapist in a regional medical center’s pain clinic, taught hypnosis and hypnotherapy subject matter workshops to licensed psychotherapists from San Diego to San Francisco, and taught workshops for the Department of Educational Psychology at California State University Northridge.

That which sets me apart from other hypnotherapists involves my diversified training, my education, extensive diversified experience with hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and the degree of recognition paid to me by dentists, physicians, licensed therapists, and colleagues, as found on the Professional Testimonials page of my website.

The foregoing said, when it comes to providing hypnotherapy services, I am uniquely experienced and qualified in the profession of hypnotherapy.

As a hypnotherapist, with close to 50 years of experience, I work with issues that do not qualify as medical, emotional, or psychological disorders.  However, as a hypnotherapist, I have long history of working, by way of referrals, with the patients of dentists, medical doctors, and psychotherapists.  Said work most often involves issues beyond the scope of self-improvement counseling.

Through hypnotherapy, I address the little things that the majority of Americans struggle with on a daily basis. It is safe to say that most everyone you know, yourself included, wants to improve in one way or another.  Improving your golf game, increasing your confidence and motivation, reducing your stress, improving your sleep quality, stopping smoking, addressing your fear of public speaking, and more are all specialties of a hypnotherapist.

Unlike psychologists and medical doctors, the hypnotherapist is the only professional specifically trained to work in most of these areas.

My goal is to help you achieve your underlying potential, while placing you on a path of personal growth and success.  Though we cannot change your past; we can work together to empower you to resolve the current challenges you face in life life.  By way of hypnosis and through hypnotherapy, we will work together to modify long-standing behavior patterns and or underlying negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, meaningful, productive, and rewarding life.

Stuart Hellebrand, M.S., C.Ht.

Certified Hypnotherapist

…hypnosis is not mind control. It's a naturally occurring state of concentration; it’s actually a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body.

-Dr. David Spiegel, Assoc. Chair of Psychiatry
Stanford University School of Medicine

Areas of Specialization

More customary to the work done by other hypnotherapists,  I work with sports performance enhancement,  stress management, sleep improvement, self-esteem building, test taking anxiety, self-improvement, fears and phobias, smoking cessation, weight loss, etc.  I also teach self-hypnosis to each client, as a self-empowerment tool to manage many of life’s challenges.

Before moving to La Quinta, I worked for many years as a Senior Clinical Instructor in the Craniofacial Pain Clinic at White Memorial Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA. where I taught self-hypnosis techniques and worked with dental referrals who suffered with chronic pain.  I remain affiliated with the clinic.  I also taught continuing education classes to licensed therapists through the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS), Psycho-Legal Associates, and the Department of Educational Psychology, at California State University Northridge (CSUN).  I also have taught a 12-hour continuing education class to dentists in California.

Historically, my practice served residents of Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, and the San Fernando Valley.  However, it was not uncommon for me to see clients from Santa Barbara, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles, CA.  I will continue to work with clients from these areas by way of Face Time and Skype.

In that I now am a full time resident of La Quinta, I look forward to the privilege of working with individuals who reside in the cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, and Coachella.