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Gerri Levitas is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a graduate of our program. She began her professional career as a music therapist. Gerri holds an MBA in health care and is a former hospital administrator. Her private practice, Bay Healing, is located in Walnut Creek. She also offers hypnosis workshops throughout the Bay Area. Her main areas of focus are in wellness and performance enhancement. In addition to hypnotherapy, she is a practitioner in both Reiki and sound healing. Gerri is dedicated to working in an honored partnership, helping each person along their journey towards personal growth, transformation and fulfillment.

To find out more about Gerri, please contact her at 925-935-2502 or visit her web site.


Seth-Deborah Roth, CRNA, CHT has had many years of experience in the medical field as a Nurse Anesthetist. She graduated from our center in August of 2000. After graduation, she received masters certifications in NLP and Reiki, and she became a practitioner in Time Line Therapy and HypnoBirthing. She has also been certified with special training in Pain Control, Cancer Hypnosis, Medical Hypnosis, Pediatric Hypnosis, Habit Control and Weight Loss. Her practice "Hypnotherapy for Health" is located in both Castro Valley and Pleasanton, California where she specializes in Medical Hypnosis. She has been a speaker at conferences and on the radio. She produces hypnosis CDs and specializes in customizing CDs for different medical issues or surgical procedures.

For more information please go to her web site at or browse her blog at


Dianne is a teacher and workshop leader at the Center for Hypnotherapy Certification and assistant director of our center. She developed an interest in healing at age seven when she had an emergency appendectomy. From this fierce learning, she developed a deep compassion and understanding for those in pain, fear and confusion. This healing path eventually led Dianne to hypnotherapy over 16 years ago. Shortly after certification, she met Marilyn Gordon and they have been working together ever since.

Dianne's private practice is in Pinole, California where she is currently specializing in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and HypnoBirthing®. Dianne has advanced training in pain relief, medical hypnotherapy, habit control, childbirth education, compassionate healing, success and prosperity, shamanism, dream hypnotherapy, Focusing, transformational healing, energy therapies, relationships and healing, sacred sound healing and death and healing. With her mellifluous voice, she has produced a series of magnificent tapes and CDs that comfort and support anyone suffering with the challenges of life and interested in self-healing. Dianne is also a highly skilled Certified Reflexologist. Director of Reality Productions, Dianne has been mentioned in the International Who's Who of Professionals. You can contact her at (510) 741- 7727.

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Beverly Taylor graduated from the Hypnotherapy Center in August 2000. She has created numerous CDs for sale and is a regular guest on radio shows such as KEST 1450 Seeing Beyond in Northern CA. Beverly has her own unique hypnotherapy program called, "Clutter to Clarity," which helps people clear out the clutter in their lives. She has spoken at the National Guild and the International Hypnosis Federation about this program, in addition to selling her new books called "Clutter to Clarity" and "Client-Focused Smoking Cessation". She has even obtained an endorsement of the clutter book from John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women from Venus! Beverly is also authorized to teach our Transformational Healing Method. She is a skilled, sensitive and highly effective hypnotherapist.

For more information about Beverly, visit


Susanne West, M.A., CHT is a personal coach, hypnotherapist, and workshop leader. She is a Professor of Psychology and is on the faculty of the School of Education and Liberal Arts and the School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University. Susanne is the recipient of the 2007 Harry L. Morrison Distinguished Teaching Award at JFKU. In addition, she was a graduate advisor at the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center and served on the faculty of the Psychosynthesis Institute for seven years. She has presented psycho spiritual development programs in colleges, community organizations and private settings for over 25 years.

For more information about Susanne, visit
or e-mail Susanne at or phone 415 721-0766


Marilyn Gordon BCH, CI is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist, teacher, speaker, healer, school director and author with thirty years experience both teaching and healing in such areas as language arts, meditation, yoga, and hypnotherapy.

She works in the area of profound mental-emotional-spiritual transformation. She does her best to bring compassion, inspiration and love to all she does. Her purpose is to work with love to amplify the good and talents in others, to help them heal mind and body and empower their lives.

To learn more about Marilyn Gordon, click here.

We currently have eight teachers in our Hypnotherapy Certification program.