About Hypnosis Training, Individual Hypnosis Sessions
and More

Hypnosis training, private sessions and transformational events at the Institute for Transpersonal Studies in Santa Cruz California offer "tools for transformation" to individual clients and students seeking personal or professional development and/or certification in the field. The Institute provides skills and services grounded in the technologies of Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Voice Dialogue and more.

Why explore Hypnosis, NLP and Voice Dialogue?

  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Prosperity
  • Manifesting Dreams
  • Motivational Strategies
  • Business Performance and Increasing Wealth
  • Envisioning a Bright Future and Living it
  • Relationship Transformation
  • Sports Performance and Vibrant Health
  • Infertility and Childbirth
  • Career and Personal Confidence
  • Empowerment to Accomplish Anything
  • Creative Expression
  • Contacting Inner Wisdom, Your Spiritual Nature, Your Higher Self


  • Stress
  • Physical Pain, Illness, Surgery
  • Health Issues
  • Emotional Burdens
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Divorce
  • Boundaries
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Anger, Fear, Sadness, Depression
  • Unwanted Habits and Addictions (Smoking, Codependency, Food)
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Procrastination
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Tantra
  • Forgiveness
  • Adolescent Challenges

Individual Hypnosis Sessions with Rainya Dann by phone or in-person:

We recommend that you begin with a free phone consultation or attend a complimentary workshop. Once you begin your personal sessions, you will receive tailored guidance. Personal sessions by phone are highly effective and afford you the comfort and convenience of staying at your own home or office. Or, as always, you are welcome to have sessions at the inspiring setting of the Institute. You may receive your own customized, personal CD recording, created specifically for you during a session to listen to at home, to help you reprogram your subconscious.

Old fears will drop away as you dismantle the cage of the past. You will begin to experience inner strength, better health, abundance and more happiness. During each session you will receive simple, powerful tools that you can incorporate into your everyday life. As you naturally relax you will experience more joy, contentment, self-love, and clarity. Contact Director Rainya Dann at 831-425-7837 for your free, individual 15 minute consultation or email the Institute.

Hypnosis Training for Certification and/or Personal Enrichment

The Institute offers comprehensive certification training programs in Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Voice Dialogue and more. These are appropriate for professionals or anyone with a desire to learn the techniques for personal transformation. At the end of the programs, students receive official certificates from the Institute for Transpersonal Studies. Certified Hypnosis Training with Rainya Dann. Refer to our web page about Certification Training for more details.

What is Hypnosis?

Contrary to common belief, Hypnosis is a very natural phenomenon of the body and mind. You naturally go into Hypnosis two times a day: as you drift off into sleep and before you awaken in the morning. In this state you hear and know what is going on, but you would rather not move. Natural states of Hypnosis can happen in other ways during your day, too. For example, ever drive on the freeway deeply absorbed in thought or music and miss your exit? That's "highway hypnosis." The hypnotic state is similar to becoming completely involved in T.V. show or a movie -- that's "T.V. hypnosis." In these examples you are in a highly suggestible state sometimes called trance.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a dynamic, empowering process of personal transformation which brings about lasting and meaningful changes in life. Through Hypnosis you will experience a state of deep physical and mental relaxation. As you relax you experience a heightened state of suggestibility with direct or indirect suggestion. This type of suggestion is a technique of communication that can bypass the analytical factor of the mind and connect with the subconscious mind. It's good to know that you can not be hypnotized to do anything against your moral or ethical code of behavior. You have a subconscious safeguard that will disregard all suggestions that you do not want to accept. The form of Hypnosis we teach at our institute ensures that the client is ultimately in control. Our philosophy is one of empowerment - YOU have the power for change and hold the answers within you. We believe that the hypnotherapist's role is to support you in discovering the rich inner resources within yourself to bring forth nourishing, lasting changes and to manifest your dreams.

Hypnosis is a gentle, yet powerful way to access buried negative feelings, beliefs, habits, imprints and old identities that no longer serve you. Traveling into the subconscious mind you recognize the old pattern, then change it at the core level, into positive, healthy choices. Giving your subconscious pictures, sounds, and feelings of what you do want to create is empowering. Your thoughts and visions shape your destiny. Hypnotherapy guides you to make peace with internal conflicts, transform doubt and fear into love, which is your true nature. When you relax, the veil lifts and you recognize what you are looking for..... you are the love you seek.

Our philosophy is to create a safe and nourishing place for you to explore the depth of your being, to accept all parts of yourself, and to remember who you truly are. If you feel ready for a shift in your inner and outer worlds, join us for a private session or workshop, or enroll in our Hypnosis training program.

Try this simple four-step self-hypnosis Process: "Your Inner Clock"

First, clearly define in your mind how you want to utilize this self-hypnosis process: you want to have a "power nap" (and sleep for 10 minutes), or to just release the stress of the day, or to do this before bedtime to wake up in the morning feeling great, or maybe to take a moment to envision a future goal.

Next, decide how long you intend to relax. Take 30 seconds to do the following four-step visualization then simply let yourself go into deep rest. As you do this you may want to feel the rhythm of your breath taking you deeper into relaxation. When you feel the urge to move....that's your inner alarm clock waking you up! Go ahead and sit up and stretch.

The four-step visualization process is:
1. Visualize a clock set for a particular time.
2. See and feel yourself resting very, very deeply.
3. See that same clock set for the time you want to awaken.
4. First, clearly define in your mind how you want to utilize this self-hypnosis process. You might want to have a " power nap" to release the stress of the day, or use it before going to sleep, awakening in the morning feeling great. Some people use it to access their creativity to envision a goal.

If your subconscious wants to sleep, you will. It is the bigger part of your brain. It can take practice before you are able to relax yourself. But it's worth it: research shows that 95% of illness is stress related. This is a wonderful method to release tension. As Bruce Lipton says "everything in your brain will fix everything in your body."

Contact us about Hypnosis training

Hypnosis not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any physical or psychological aliment or disease, and should not be used in place of treatment by a licensed physician or accredited mental health professional.


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"I love the CD's Rainya creates for me during our private sessions. I continue to receive the benefits long after the session is over by listening as I go to sleep. I now have better study habits, more confidence with friends, and my allergy to cats is gone! "
~ C.T. student Los Gatos, Ca
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than to curse the darkness."