About Cinda

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Cinda Roffman is a certified hypnotherapist, trained at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the only certified hypnotherapy school in the United States. Cinda has also completed and excelled in courses in weight management, emotional freedom technique, hypnosis and sports performance. She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a degree in sociology. She holds a certificate in paraprofessional counseling from the Wagner Program at the American Jewish University.  She has worked as a legal secretary and administrative assistant and has raised three children. She brings a wealth of personal life experiences to her successful hypnotherapy practice.



HANDWRITING ANALYSIS – a person’s handwriting gives clues about how they feel about themselves without having to be consciously aware of how they feel.  Some examples would be: If your letters begin on the line and then continue into the word, you are good at planning ahead,  if your letters start at the top of the letter with no intro stroke, you are not good at planning ahead. If your writing slants to the right, you tend to be extroverted, slanting to the left may indicate an introvert.  If words crowd each other on the page, no spaces between the words, a person may be unable to take risks or be conservative. Of course, we verify all of these indications with discussion with the client, but it is a good way to get clues as to what is going on in a person’s subconscious mind.     

NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP) – one of my favorite tools, it offers a way to “reframe” or look at behaviors or concepts from a different perspective.  Often looking at events differently can remove negative emotions from the event, taking away the power of the event to cause negative feelings or hold a person back from actions they want to take.  This can be especially useful in treating fears, I’ve used it successfully with fear of driving and fear of testing clients.

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT) – also a favorite tool – maybe because it really helped me deal with my weight issue and my relationship with my father.  EFT involves tapping on the body’s energy meridians and balancing the energy disruptions that can continue to trigger emotional and physical pain.  This technique looks very odd when you are doing it, but it does work (and I do it along with you so we both look funny…).

THERAPEUTIC GUIDED IMAGERY – In addition to the guided imagery that is usually a part of hypnotherapy, like finding a special place to relax and rejuvenate, therapeutic guided imagery can help you connect with your inner child or  find your inner guide.  Who wouldn’t want a personalized mentor to help  you succeed?

In addition to the specific advanced classes on the techniques above, I’ve also taken workshops in Smoking Cessation, Weight Management, Coping with Loss and Fears and Anxieties to name a few.  These classes teach specifically how to apply all that I have learned in my year-long certification program to each of these specific areas.