Kristen Luman earned her BA in Psychology from Portland State University where she focused her studies on Paranormal Psychology and Human Development. She then went on to study at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute where she became a certified hypnotherapist also becoming a member of the American Hypnosis Association. Kristen’s fascination with psychosomatic conditions (field of psychology that focuses on how behavioral, psychological, and social factors influence bodily processes) led her to continue her education and receive  certifications in Pain Management and Energy Healing. She is an avid user of NLP and the Eriksonian school of thought. She believes all can be achieved with the power of belief.

“While preparing to go on to graduate school I was introduced to hypnotherapy. I thought “I should look into this, if I’m going to help people, I should learn all the possible tools.” I actually met with a hypnotherapist myself and was astounded by the simplicity and the effectiveness of the process. Our mind is a lot more powerful than we give it credit for.

I decided after only one visit that this is what I should be doing if I truly wanted to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We use about 88% of our subconscious mind compared to the 12% of our conscious mind. So, it made more sense to me that since hypnotherapy works directly with the subconscious mind this is how I should be helping people.”

Although graduated, Kristen is a constant student always wanting to learn more and continues to work in and with HMI. You can find her presenting the news and upcoming events for the college as well as hosting American Hypnosis Association seminars.

Kristen also leads classes in Guided Imagery Meditation at Unplug Meditation. In her classes she uses Imagery Meditation to stimulate relaxation, self discovery, and healing using the connection between the visual brain and the involuntary nervous system. Unplug Meditation has been featured on media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Vogue, and The Medical Daily.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Weight Loss
  • Anxiety Contro
  • Motivation
  • Pain Management
  • Self Hypnosis
  • Relaxation
  • Self Confidence
  • Success
  • Law of Attraction
  • Relationships
  • Fear of Doctors/Surgery


  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Hypnosis Motivation Institute
  • Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy – 818-758-2747
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
    Portland State University, Portland Oregon

Continuing Education

  • Certified specialist in Pain Management
  • Certified specialist in Healing
  • Certified specialist in Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss
  • Advanced training in NLP
  • Certified specialist in PTSD

Special thanks to the Hypnosis Motivation Institute staff especially video team for their amazing training and support. Also special thanks to one of the most amazing hypnotherapists I know who I’m proud to call a friend as well as a mentor Brian Green.

Hypnotherapy only works with avocational and vocational therapy (behavior modification). Unless under a psychologist’s or psychiatrist’s consent, I will not and cannot work with those who have been diagnosed with a mental or emotional disorder. I reserve the right to ask for such a referral if I find appropriate. I also reserve the right to ask for a medical doctor’s consent while working with clients who are seeking therapy for issues concerning their physical body. I want to make sure that all my clients are safe, healthy, and get the best help possible. Once you become a client your success and my success are dependent on one another. If I feel that you may benefit from another’s expertise I will not hesitate to refer out.
Results from hypnosis may differ and are not guaranteed.