2020 Presenter Biographies


Selena D. Valentine 

Selena D. Valentine is a Certified Hypnotist & Instructor, Founder of the HypnoBiz brand which includes HypnoBiz New York, HypnoBiz Canada, HypnoBiz Australia, and HypnoBiz Europe. HypnoBiz is the creator, organizer and promoter of personal and professional development training products and events within the hypnosis segment of the wellness industry. She is also the founder of Women Hypnotists & The Women Hypnotists Summit & Retreat. Women Hypnotists is an international community that helps women hypnotists connect, share, learn, and grow in a supportive environment.

Caryn Bird

Caryn holds her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UW Parkside. Prior to finding her passion for hypnosis, she worked in the sales and marketing field. She specializes in Sports Performance Hypnosis/Mental Toughness Training and is the author of ATTITUDE OF A CHAMPION and HYPNOS-NICHE. Caryn’s career in hypnosis began when she found HypnoBirthing as a natural way to birth a child.  Encouraged by the results, she became a practitioner in HynoBirthing and a Consulting Professional Hypnotherapist. In 2004, she started her practice – Win With Hypnosis.

Caryn is married to a former collegiate wrestler and coach of 25 years and has raised champion athletes, so she embraced hypnosis and mental training as a gold-medal tool for confidence and peak performance. She has since coached Olympic Trail Athletes, Ironman Winners, college athletes, marathoners, adults and youth to help them reach their goals and dreams. Caryn is also the co-organizer of the Women Hypnotists Summit & Retreat.

Dr. Shelley Stockwell Nicholas

President of the International Hypnosis Federation, Shelley is the author of 22 books including Hypnosis: Smile On Your Face and Money In Your Pocket and contributing editor of McGill’s Hypnotherapy Encyclopedia. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and television broadcasts and in newspapers and magazines worldwide. Her teaching style is hands-on and highly experiential.

Christine Alisa MS, LMFT 

Christine Alisa is a traditionally based clinician, an international trainer of therapists, a past life regression therapist, an energy teacher, and a shamanic practitioner. Her innovative work with adults, families, children as well as therapists moves people through an effective transformational process clearing issues of abuse and trauma. 

As a Marriage Family Therapist in private practice for over 25 years, she facilitates a process that stretches the boundaries of conventional therapy and opens pathways to new methods and solutions for impactful healing results. 

Degrees and Credentials: •B.S. in Sociology from California State University of Long Beach, 1969 •Masters in Counseling from California State University of Long Beach, 1983 •Licensed Marriage Family Therapist License, 1986 # 21144 

Jolana Andre

Jolana Andre had no clue what hypnosis was and then in 2005, she saw her first show. Now she is Marketing Director, Stage Manager and Hypnotist for The Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis Show doing 300 shows a year since 2007 in theaters, comedy clubs, cruise ships, and colleges. She is also a Certified Hypnotist and Trainer.

Jenny Bitner

Jenny Bitner has an MFA in creative writing. She has been a writing teacher and writer for twenty years and has a special interest in the genesis of creativity and the creative process. She has published short stories, poetry, and articles widely. She is also a certified hypnotherapist with a practice in San Francisco

Lydia Bogert

DIPLOMA IN COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL HYPNOTHERAPY (Dip CBH) – Accredited by NCH, GHR, REBHP, NCFE – Approved by the British Psychological Society Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner (The Mongan Method) Double Honours Degree from The University of King’s College in Journalism and Russian Studies (2006)

Liza Boubari

Liza’s knowledge of the corporate world is due to years of experience in law offices as a paralegal and legal assistant. It was her own powerful healing experience through hypnotherapy that led her to this science. Changing course, she chose this path to help others heal. In 1997 she founded HealWithin, Inc., a Healing Center for Mind-Body Therapy and has been growing since. In 2013 Liza founded and is the lead organizer for The 3E Event, where in June 2019 she celebrates the 7th Annual 3E Event. This is an event dedicated to empowering and inspiring women.

Liza earned her Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification from the Hypnotism Training Institute of Glendale in 1996 and has since been practicing in her hometown, Glendale CA. 

Liza considers her biggest achievement to be the start of her non-profit organization established in 2018 named HealWithin International – an afterschool program offering integrative holistic therapies for motherless children ages 8-17. 

Linda Campbell

I have been working as a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist since 1999.

Having been a teacher in my “former life”, I opened the Horizon Center in 2004.

 In 2015 I started my own Hypnotherapy Association, The Canadian Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists and Educators (CACHE). At CACHE we are working hard to create a high standard of training and qualification for Hypnotherapists.

Karen Paolino Correia

Your Trainer Karen Paolino Correia is a Certified Hypnotherapist since 1997, Certified Past Life Regressionist, Spirit Medium, and Certified Angel Messenger and she is the founder and trainer of Soul Entrainment®. Her passion is to empower others to connect and heal with their loved ones in spirit through the higher consciousness of the soul. For almost two decades she has been helping people through Soul Entrainment® and Soul Mediumship® and is now teaching others from all over the world to facilitate this powerful work

Jo-Anne Eadie

Jo-Anne Eadie is Board Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified Instructor, Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band Practitioner and Trainer and Author of Exhale Weight. She is also the Co-organizer of HypnoBiz Canada.

Sandra Grace

President of Integrative Lifeworks, Inc., she has been teaching since 1992. Sandra is certified and has trained certified hypnotists, massage therapists, life coaches, Reiki practitioners & master teachers, reflexologists, aromatherapists, sales associates, instructors, public speakers, actors, and many additional modalities. 

Jan Haldane

Jan has a background in education at all levels and love running workshops on Mind and Spirit topics. ​She trained as a Life Coach in New Zealand and internationally with Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes. She is an Advanced Crystal Master, Certified Angel Intuitive, Certified Past Life Healer, Certified Advanced Life Coach, Author, and Co-Author, Speaker and Workshop Leader.

Linda Herrick

Linda Herrick is the owner of Alternative Solutions. She teaches Hypnosis and has been a Reiki Master and teacher for over 25 years. Linda is an approved continuing education provider through NCBTMB for massage therapists. Linda is also an instructor for Continuing Education at Joliet Junior College and has taught classes at Governors State University to help others gain a deeper understanding of our energetic systems and how they work.

Ayse Hogan

Ayse Hogan is a Holistic Transformation Coach, Master Clinical and Metaphysical Hypnotherapist & Instructor, Reiki Master/Teacher. She has Developed an Enhanced Energy Communication protocol and is an Ordained Spiritual Reverend.

Dianna Jerrybandhan

As an Ordained Healer, Minister, and Hypnotist, Dianne focuses on helping people connect with the deepest part of themselves.

Her qualifications include Certified Hypnotist, BA Psychology CSULB, MA Sociology, ASU Mastery University, Tony Robbins, Licensed Massage Therapist.

Sharon Jurd

Sharon is a highly respected international No. 1 best-selling author as well as a seasoned Business Executive, Entrepreneur, Growth Strategist and Success Coach.

Sharon is the Director of her own international franchise ‘HydroKleen’, now in over 30 countries. She is the founder of SMJ Coaching Institute where she teaches, coaches and mentors speakers and coaches to grow their businesses. Sharon is Director of 9 companies and her professional achievements have been recognized by winning over 36 industry awards including the most sought after, Australian Franchise Woman of the Year. 

Leanna Lapidus

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life-Coach, Addiction Treatment Specialist. Master NLP Master Therapeutic Imagery Inner Child Healing Trauma Healing In practice for ten years.

Peg Losee

Certified Hypnotherapist through ACHE since 2017, Master Hypnotist, Past Life Regression Specialist, Reiki Master/Teacher, IET Master/Instructor, Crystal Energy Healer, Angels Energy Healer, Teacher of the Deaf/Sign Language Instructor for over 30 years in NY and Maine.

Sharron Magyar

Sharron Magyar, a certified hypnosis consultant, and instructor is a multi-dimensional hypnotist, artist, and writer whose work connects with people on conscious and subconscious levels. She is the author of “My Golden Heart; Putting the Pieces Together Again. CH,CI,BFA

Ulrike Milner

Naturopathic doctor, a certified hypnotherapist and Trainer. A master trainer for NLP and a certified hypnocoach. 

Suzy Prudden

Suzy Prudden is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed speaker and seminar leader, a New York Times Best Selling Author (from before the internet), an Amazon Best Selling Author – she has authored 14 books, having worked with William Morrow, Grosset & Dunlap, Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, Workman Publishing, Harcourt Brace, Harper San Francisco, and Hay House. She is a Fitness Expert, Body/Mind Pioneer, Master Hypnotherapist, Success, Empowerment and Business coach, and strategist and Publisher.

Rebekka Putnam

Rebekka is a Certified Hypnotherapist, EFT practitioner and Creator of SmokeFree Success®. Resourcing 20+ years of therapeutic training and 15 years of private practice, she empowers her clients to real and lasting change. 

Tina Sanders

Massage Therapist for over 15 years  & Hypnotist for 10 years.

Desiree Holmes Scherini

Desiree Holmes Scherini, CHt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from the University of California. She is an award-winning Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP and Mindfulness Life Coach, Speaker and Facilitator with multiple other certifications as well. 

Desiree is the author of “Journey to Joy- The written path” and a member of the teaching faculty with Transformational TV. Her podcast “Intuitive Journey with Desiree” can be found on Apple iTunes.

Lisa Sigsworth

An RN with over 25 years of experience in end of life care, ELNEC train the trainer at the end of life education, CHt, CHI, Life Coach and 2nd degree Reiki.

Kerry Tuschhoff

Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI Founder and Director of Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis, Kerry Tuschhoff is a nationally renowned speaker and writer on a wide range of women’s pregnancy and childbirth concerns. Her subjects include prenatal and childbirth choices, informed consent issues, health, and low-risk status concerns, comfort in childbirth, the power of birth language and midwifery advocacy. As a childbirth educator for 30 years, a doula and hypnotherapist, Kerry has developed many educational programs for birthing mothers, medical and childbirth professionals, and hypnotherapists.

Patricia Eslava Vessey

Patricia Eslava Vessey, BA, PCC, CHT, is a PCC credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and certified mentor coach, clinical hypnotherapist, master practitioner of NLP, certified fitness trainer, health coach, and author. 

Patricia created Integrity Coaching & Training Systems in 2004 after working 30 years in social work and in the health and fitness field.

Nicole Weber

Nicole holds a Diploma Degree in Social Sciences (Social Psychology, Sociology, Politics, and Business Administration)and works in her hypnosis and trauma therapy practice in Hannover, Germany. She is a Certified Instructor and hypnotherapist as well as a Centered Riding Instructor and Reiki Master Teacher.

She is also trained in European Shamanism, Alternative Animal Healing, and Animal Communication. Nicole developed Equi-hypnose® to help horseback riders overcome anxiety, gain a better seat and a harmonious relationship with their horse. 

Tracy Riley

Tracy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Auburn University. She obtained her Master’s Degree from Florida State University and has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Tracy is a published author, she’s certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy, and she has a special certification through Colorado State University in Death and Grief Studies.

Suzanne Norman

Suzanne Norman is a transformational wellness and integrative life coach. She is also a writer, trainer and spiritual teacher. She has over twenty years experience in the fields of complementary and alternative therapeutic practices and personal development Suzanne is a Life Coach certified by the Life Mastery Institute. She is also trained in the Natural Health Sciences, with degrees in Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, Holistic Nutrition, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Her specialty is Mind/Body Medicine.