Michael Harris, PhD

is a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master/Health NLP Practitioner, Life Coach, and has practiced and taught hypnosis, NLP, and coaching for more than 25 years. Michael conducts educational and training seminars. Has a private hypnotherapy/coaching practice and has developed his own unique format of hypnosis. Which is a blend of ericksonian-style and conversational hypnosis. This helps ease the sigma, some people have about traditional hypnotic methods.
He has worked with people from a myriad of different lifestyles, from Olympic athletes to golfers, from CEOs to housewives, from returning veterans to children.
He is active nationally, and in the local community including private and public speaking on improving communication between the “academic” and “team sports” camps. He has been involved in many projects for the benefit of charity. Some of these associations include the Heart Association, Cattle Baron’s Ball, and the Black Tie.

When he’s not seeing clients, doing yoga, gardening, bee feeding, and raising bonsais; he is Dad, to an outgoing 14 yr-old daughter, who helps him with all the above activities and who is training to be the 2024 America Ninja Warrior

Philosophy, and Approach

Each of us is a spiritual being having a human experience. This means that problems, trauma, and illness are an interesting way for us to get to know others and ourselves at a completely different level.

There are many things that you can learn by holding a cat by the tail that you cannot learn any other way. – author unknown

I help people learn to understand that there is much to gain from their current situations that can be valuable and can be added to the list of resources. My other purpose is to reduce the amount of suffering that people may have while learning these lessons. Everyone has “experiences”, in their lives, that have been identified or called by others as a “problem”. My number one goal is to get the person through their individual experience as quickly as possible so they can get back to doing what they want, living their lives.

Education and Certifications

Sul Ross State University
Huntington Pacific University

Hypnosis and NLP Certifications:

Practitioner Certification/ NeuroLinguistic Programming
Master Certification/ NeuroLinguistic Programming
Health Certification/ NeuroLinguistic Programming
NLP Health Practitioner
Certified Master Hypnotist
Stage and Group Hypnosis Certification
Certified Advanced Personal Training Certificate
Certified Medical and Dental Hypnosis Certified Hypnotic Anesthesia

Professional Organizations and Associations

Institute for Advanced Studies of Health
Nation Guild of Hypnosis
International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association
The Ericksonian Institute
NLP California

Works in Progress

BSASFE diagnostic modeling
Hypnotic Exercise and Conditioning Training Manual for Gymnastic Athletes
Solutions for PTSD
Love and Relationship Weaving and Contracting
Guilt and Grief Resolution

Ongoing Work Projects

Personal Coaching Programming and Class Development
Private Clients – Hypnosis, NLP, and Personal Coaching
Sports Performance and Conditioning Coaching

Contributing Author: Health and Fitness Magazine
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