Low Fee Clinic

Individualized Sessions in Hypnotherapy, EFT and Reiki.
$40 per individualized session or $140 for four sessions (prepaid).

Email us at hch@hypnotherapytraining.com or call 925-283-3941 for an appointment. Please provide us with your availability and what you would like support with.



  • Weight Management
  • Stop Smoking
  • Career Issues
  • Habit Control
  • Pain Management
  • Skill Enhancement
  • Relationships
  • Inner-Child Healing
  • Grief and Loss
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Self-healing
  • Self-hypnosis Training
  • Intuitive Development
  • Spiritual Emergence
  • Spirit Releasement
  • Past-life Regression

All Hypnotherapists are graduates certified by HCH and supervised by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith, D Min, MA, MFT, Clinical Director.

Free Reiki Clinic

Evenings on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Facilitated by Tamara Nakhjavani, CHT, Reiki Master Teacher.

Days on the second Friday of every month from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Facilitated by Dianna Acompo, CHT, Reiki Master Teacher

Email us at hch@hypnotherapytraining.com or call 925-283-3941.
Reservations required.

Learn about the laying of hands healing technique of Reiki by experiencing a mini Reiki session while lying on a massage table with clothes on. Guests may receive a treatment and leave, or stay after sessions when there will be an opportunity to share about your Reiki experience and time for questions and answers.

Monthly Meet-Up Groups

Women's Spirituality Group-Soul Stirring

Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7PM to 9PM. Cost $30.00

Have you ever desired to be part of an ongoing women's group? Have you been seeking a community of women you could connect to and develop trust with? Have you been wanting to be in sacred space with like-minded women to speak about that which is on the top of your heart?

Imagine a gathering of women of all ages, from all walks of life, holding sacred space for their inner wisdom to emerge. By settling into our bodies and our hearts, we will bring forth our deepest intuitions, awareness, hopes, and desires. It will be a shared discussion on inspiring and insightful topics to stir up the imagination and soul. Gathering in circle, we will be supporting and revealing our deeper truths while developing sisterhood and community. All are welcome and are encouraged to participate to whatever depth or level feels right for them.

We have room for ten people, so please RSVP to reserve your space. Pre-reservation is required.

Summer MacCool has been facilitating Women's Groups for over 18 years. She received her certification through the transpersonal therapy institute, HCH in Lafayette, CA. Since training as a clinical hypnotherapist, Reiki master, and shamanic practitioner at HCH, Summer has a private practice in Lafayette and Concord. You can contact Summer directly at www.SummerMacCool.com.
Reserve your space by emailing or calling Summer MacCool. maccoolsummer@gmail.com or (209) 993-7102. Voice & Text.

Past Life Therapy & Psychospiritual Integration

Held on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Cost $30.00

Have you ever wondered why you have a fascination to a certain place you have never been? Have you ever met someone for the first time and feel you have known them before, almost like you could pick up the conversation where you left off?  Do you have unexplained phobias, physical or emotional issues?

Do you have a curiosity for understanding how a past life might contribute to what you are experiencing in your life now?

Past Life Regression can resolve experiences from our past that are blocking our progress, happiness and the ability to live life now to our full potential.  Past Life Therapy can regress you back to to the original event that occurred so that you can understand and release the block, bringing closure to that lifetime.

Past Life Regression leads to understanding the purpose of that lifetime, the lessons learned and how it effects or plays out in the current life.  Most importantly you will also uncover the personal strengths and gifts you bring to your current incarnation.

In this class series we will also explore other Psychospiritual processes that will give you tools and resources to help you to navigate this beautiful word we live in!

Susan Lyons is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner. Throughout her life she has always been in some kind of a “helping profession”. Several years ago Susan found herself at an impasse. She felt she had so much more to offer the world and on a much deeper level. For Susan, Hypnotherapy and the HCH Institute has been a blessing both personally and professionally. Hypnotherapy has opened up a whole new beautiful world to her and dramatically changed her perception on life.

Susan graduated from the HCH Institute in Lafayette, Ca. She also completed a 6 month long internship and advanced training in Past Life Regression. In addition to Hypnotherapy she is also a Level II Reiki Practitioner.  

Susan has witnessed profound and heartfelt transformations in her clients which has confirmed her belief that Hypnotherapy is an excellent empowerment model. She is dedicated to  working with her clients so that they may break free from their limitations and discover their true self! Susan schedules one on one sessions at the HCH Institute. 925-360-9767; www.DiscoverYourTruSelf.com.

Hypnotherapy Meet-Up

Come join us for the Free Monthly HCH Hypnotherapy meet-up for hypnotherapists. On the first Monday of every month we will cover a new topic with a short explanation and quick demonstration. Afterwards there will time to split up into pairs and give you the opportunity to practice and refine your skills. With the time remaining we will give everyone a chance to share any insights or experiences they would like to share.


Steff Drotter-Seidell, CHT & MA, will facilitate the Meetup. After almost 20 years of helping large organizations and executives navigate change, Steff is now navigating her own change. A recent graduate of HCH's hypnotherapy training, she's now beginning a new journey...back home to herself. Her desire for continued community and support on this new career path led her to the Hypnotherapist Meetup. She is honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the beautiful community that is HCH.



Diana L. Acompo, CHT, has a diverse background including finance, law, small business owner and entrepreneur. However, her most fulfilling and heartfelt work has been in the area of mind, body, and spiritual empowerment. Diana is passionate about the curriculum at HCH Institute and has completed her Certified Hypnotherapy, Reiki Master / Teacher and Energy Therapy Certifications, as well as advance hypnotherapy studies in Past Life Regression, Sandplay Therapy, and EFT. She is currently working towards completing her Clinical Hypnotherapy hours and Shamanic studies certification. When not studying at HCH, Diana continues her work as an Animal Reiki Practitioner while establishing her hypnotherapy practice and coaching fellow hypnotherapy and wellness practitioners in building and marketing their own businesses.


Monthly Reiki Remote Healing Circle

You are invited to participate in a Reiki healing circle at HCH, Lafayette on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. All are welcome whether you are a Reiki practitioner or interested in this healing modality. There is no cost to attend. As a group we will send Remote Reiki to whatever focuses to which the group wants to offer healing.

Originally this group came together to offer healing after the Fukushima earthquake. Moving into the new year, is has become clear that a more global healing is needed. As we offer remote Reiki healing, our focus is earth centered including citizens and places. Participants may bring their own issues to the group. We work with Reiki guides and their energy.

Please arrive by 7 pm as we will begin at 7:15 pm. We will meditate 45 minutes then have a brief sharing or grounding.

The Remote  Reiki Healing Circle is facilitated by Maggie Metcalf, a Reiki Master who earned her Energy Therapy Certification at HCH Institute.  With a background in healthcare and a keen interest in art, she volunteers at local agencies and is fortunate to be able to combine doing what she loves with service.

Crystal Bowl Meditation


Join us on the 4th Monday of each month from 7:30-8:30 pm to enjoy the wonderful healing vibrations of 18 quartz crystal singing bowls. There is a $15 fee to attend.

Sound is an ancient and universal form of healing used in many cultures and spiritual traditions around the world. Crystal singing bowl therapy is a form of healing which uses the powerful sound waves of quartz crystal singing bowls. Quartz vibrations are one of the purest sounds known and they resonate in our physical body with the effect of (a) detoxifying the body from the disharmonious effects of the urban environment, (b) re-harmonizing the frequencies within the physical and emotional body, (c) cleansing and balancing the chakras, and (d) inducing profound relaxation by changing brain-wave states. For more information about crystal singing bowls, visit www.soundhealingtherapy.net.

Playing the bowls is John Thatcher, Ph.D. CCHT  a certified clinical hypnotherapist, sound therapist, and certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition.

Dress in loose comfortable clothing and come well hydrated.

HCH's address is: 3746 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite #200, Lafayette, CA. Go to the HCH web site link below for directions. If you get lost please call John on his cell phone prior to the start time: 510-219-4157.

Reserve your space by emailing or calling HCH at 925 283-3941. Cost: cash or check for $15.00

Monthly Dream Exploration Meet-up  

Held once a month on a Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. See all dates below. Cost $40.00 or $200 for the 6 month series paid in full. There will be no refunds for missed meetings.


We spend approximately one third of our lives asleep. Dreams happen most often during REM (rapid eye moment) sleep, which is the deepest stage of sleep. This stage makes up about 20 to 25 percent of adult sleep and occurs in intervals that can last anywhere from a few minutes to 30 minutes. Dream work supports us in uncovering and honoring the wisdom of our dream time and opens us to the magic and gifts of expanding our personal consciousness and accessing the collective consciousness. 

There is an impressive historical record of the way dreams have served as vehicles of great inspiration. This record also demonstrates that dreams speak a universal language of metaphor and symbol. When we take the effort to remember, record and re-examine our dreams , it is often results in startling insights, creative ideas, and a more conscious understanding of confusing emotions.

The intentions for this ongoing monthly dream group is that members will continue to attend to build a cohesive circle where we can work together to understand our dreams. Each month we will build upon and expand on previously learned material. Beginners and new members are welcome.

In this first group learn tips on how to remember your dreams, about the different types of dreams and how to work with your dream symbols. You will also have a hypnotic experience to "Meet your Dream Weaver" (your dream guide). Please bring a dream (if you can) a journal and an open mind.

Dream Exploration Dates: 

Wednesday March 21 Meet your Dreamweaver (Dream Guide)
Wednesday April 18 Understanding and Working with a Dream
Wednesday May 23 Manifesting a Healing or Teaching Dream
Wednesday June 20 Re-entering an Unfinished Dream
Wednesday July 18 Lucid Dreaming Part I, Skill Rehearsal
Wednesday August 22 Lucid Dreaming, Part II, Sleep Hypnosis

Facilitated by Susan Lyons, CCHT

Contact HCH by phone or email:
925 283-3941
Please contact Susan if you have questions about the Dream Exploration Meet-up. 925-360-9767

Sandplay Workshop


Four Consecutive Thursday evenings: March 22, 29, April 5, 12   7pm to 9pm  Cost: $200

This workshop is for anyone who would like to tap into his or her creative process in a playful and profound way. Sandplay helps us to accesses our child self, our higher self, our problem solving self, our wise and compassionate soul that knows what we need; it can help us to heal our past and find a way forward when we can't see our way. 

Sandplay is a Jungian therapy, working with our subconscious, our creative problem solving selves, sand and play. Whether you are new to Sandplay or have experienced it before this class is for you. The more you practice it the deeper you go.  


Come play with us! Each session will have a theme and time for each of us to make a tray and share our experiences. Class size limited to 8 participants.

Annie Blackstone was first certified as a hypnotherapist in 1992, at Harbin Hot springs with teacher Sarah Stewart. Annie practiced hypnotherapy, past life regression, jin shin do acupuncture and massage in Oakland for 8 years. After taking a break to raise 5 children and founding and serving as CEO of a non profit organization in Haiti, for the last 20 years Annie has returned to her true calling as a hypnotherapist and energy worker. She was re-certified as a hypnotherapist at HCH institute in 2017. Annie is a clinical hypnotherapist, a Reiki master teacher, she is also trained as a Past Life Regression Therapist, EFT practitioner and sand play therapist.  Annie has her own practice at HCH and is available for private sessions.


Contact Annie if you have any questions at: Annie Blackstone annie.blackstone@gmail.com. or call  510-301-0705.
To register contact HCH: 925 283-3941 or email HCH@Hypnotherapytraining.com

Classes are held on site at HCH Institute 3746 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Suite 200 Lafayette, CA 94549