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Hi, I'm Gary Schwantes and I'm a Certified Clinical  Hypnotherapist, Since 2010, I've been using Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive Skill Building techniques to help my clients improve their performance and free themselves from unwanted emotional responses and unwanted behaviors. I've trained with the best in the field and I'm constantly learning, improving and refining my work.


I do online or in person hypnotherapy sessions with individuals as well as groups.  My approach to hypnosis is practical and solution-oriented, utilizing powerful techniques that deliver great results. I use language that's easy to understand and you'll always be treated with respect. You’ll be an active participant in the hypnotic process and empowered with the tools you need to continue the positive transformation long after our hypnotherapy sessions are over.

Not only have I helped numerous clients with hypnotherapy, but I have personally benefitted from these techniques as well. They are incredibly valuable and effective and I can’t imagine life without them.

People have sought my services to help them achieve goals, to overcome performance anxiety as a musician, to prepare for and recover from major surgery, to change habits, for relief of chronic pain, to prepare for exams, to prepare for difficult life challenges, to get rid of disabling fear and anxiety, to overcome grief and loss, to get in the “flow” state for presentations and to improve performance in many areas. I have helped my clients in all of these areas and more.

What area of your life would you like to improve?


Find out how hypnotherapy can benefit you by booking a free evaluation or reaching out by phone, e-mail or text. I look forward to speaking with you!


Clinical Hypnotherapist

NLP Master Practioner

California Teaching Credential



  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy CCH 3211

  • ​Professional Hypnotherapy Diploma, Jacquin Hypnosis Academy

  • Trance and Deep Changework Certification, Stephen Gilligan, Bill O'Hanlon, Tim Hallbom, NLP Institute of California (NLPCA) 

  • Psychological Illusion Model, Jorgen Rasmussen

  • Impromtu Hypnosis, James Brown

  • ​Mindscaping, Mike Mandel

  • NLP Practitioner/Master Practitioner Certification-NLP Institute of California (NLPCA)

  • Arrow Technique Certification, Jacquin Hypnosis Academy

  • F.A.S.T. techniques training, Karl Smith, Kevin Laye

  • Hypnosis Skills Training, James Tripp​

  • Mirroring Hands Certification, Richard Hill, Ernest L. Rossi

  • The Bengston Energy Healing Method®, Bill Bengston

  • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy for Pain Control, John Parke, HCH Institute

  • Working with Cancer Patients and Caregivers, Don Mottin, National Guild of Hypnotists

  • Stop Smoking Certification, Don Mottin, National Guild of Hypnotists

  • Weight Loss Certification, Don Mottin, National Guild of Hypnotists

  • Extensive Teaching experience, K-Adult, Reading Comprehension and Music

  • California Teaching Credential, Music, K-Adult, San Francisco State University

  • MFA, Music, Mills College, Oakland, CA

  • Certified Member, National Guild of Hypnotists

  • Certified Member Jacquin Professional Hypnotherapy Association

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