Susana Burns, CHt, CH


For Susana Padilla-Burns, Certified Hypnotherapist and Consulting Hypnotist, time and the quality of life have always been of importance. Her professional career began in Hotel Management and Innkeeping along the Pacific Coast. Paying attention to the details of the moment and creating “stages for life to take place” was a part of every day. In the interaction with guests and staff, she came to realize that most people want true relaxation and to enjoy life in health. As she moved along the coast and in life, she discovered new passions and ways to bring relaxation to people who couldn’t always getaway for those long trips.

After nearly ten years in Hospitality, she studied Interior Design at IDI in Newport Beach, CA where she was quickly taken on as an intern for RG+A, a design firm that specialized in hospitality and spas. While there she noticed there was still something missing in the mind-body connection.

It was during that time that she decided to go back to school to learn more about healing and wellness – Hypnotherapy was the decision. Previously, while in design school, she learned about dimensions in space, but what really appealed to her were the dimensions within the mind space, establishing the mind-body connection and creating true spaces of wellness from the inside out. Within a year, she was an Honors Graduate, a Therapeutic Guided Imagery Master and was asked to mentor students at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

Some of the specialties she is certified in include Guided Imagery Master, Hypnosis for Tinnitus, Hypnosis for Weight Loss, Release Technique, Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction, Hypnotherapy for Clients with Cancer, Hypnosis and ADD/ADHD, as well as Hypnosis and Pain Management.

During her 1,000-hour training and clinical residency, she operated three locations for Hypnosis Haven in Southern California. She has now moved to Brookfield, CT where she is happily seeing clients at Healthy Weighs Wellness Center where she can use her training to help clients manage their challenges and improve life, change behaviors and achieve goals for self-improvement. It is her goal to bring balance and wellness to all for a well-designed life, and in doing so, she became the group leader for the Holistic Moms Network chapter of Greater Danbury.

Additional Specialties and Certifications

Hypnosis for Immune Disorders
Hypnosis and Childbirth
Hypnosis for Weight Loss
Hypnosis and Tinnitus
Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer
Hypnosis for Loss
Hypnosis and ADD/ADHD
Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Hypnosis and Pain Management
Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction
Release Technique
Past Life Regression
Neurolinguistic Programming
Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator
Therapeutic Imagery - Mythic & Archetypal
Advanced Therapeutic Imagery
Therapeutic Imagery for Life Passages
Therapeutic Imagery - Metaphysical
Therapeutic Imagery Master
Handwriting Analysis
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors

Certified Hypnotherapist - Consulting Hypnotist

In order to be a Certified Hypnotherapist, the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 requires successful completion of 200 supervised hours as a Certified Hypnotist followed by 300 hours of Hypnotherapy instruction provided by a nationally accredited school to become a Master Hypnotist. Upon completion of that time, 200 more hours of supervised time must be completed by seeing clients or in school before becoming a Certified Hypnotherapist.

To be a Consulting Hypnotist, the National Guild of Hypnotists requires 100 hours of studies in hypnosis.

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