About Elaine Perliss

Meet Elaine

Elaine Perliss, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Elaine Perliss is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and State Board Certified Instructor who assists her clients in achieving success. Her passion is helping people overcome roadblocks, create positive changes and develop life-long strategies for personal and professional well-being.

Elaine is a top-honors graduate of Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the only nationally accredited college for Hypnotherapy. In addition, she holds a Master Practitioner Certifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Therapeutic Imagery.

In Elaine’s words, “Helping people is not as much what I do… it’s who I am.

Elaine helps her clients in-person at her Sherman Oaks and Tarzana offices or by telephone and Skype with clients worldwide. Among her areas of expertise, Elaine helps individuals and families struggling with the negative effects of addiction as well as creating personal growth through Mindful Awareness practices. Other specialty areas of focus include career challenges and transformations, overcoming negative emotions such as fear, anxiety and anger, dealing with profound loss, letting go of negative habits like smoking, procrastination, overeating and much more.

Prior to her career as a Certified Hypnotherapist, Elaine spent many years as an Entertainment Industry executive, where she combined the art of multitasking with her high-paced and stress-filled career and her life.

Today, she combines her rich and rewarding hypnotherapy practice with her life as a wife, mother, doting aunt, caretaker for her menagerie of pets, avid gardener, runner and lover of all things in nature.

Empowering is when you help someone do something they cannot do for themselves… Enabling them is helping them with something they can.

Elaine Perliss

If I can live in the now, then I can know that whatever is to be… is right for me.

Elaine Perliss


Certified Hypnotherapist
Hypnotherapist’s Union Local 472
Certification/License Number: AL011909
Since 2002


Board Certified Postsecondary Education Instructor
California State Department of Consumer Affairs
Certification/License Number: COAFS-04-375046
Since 2004

Director of Distance Education
Hypnosis Motivation Institute (1st nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy)
Since 2002

Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner
NLP Transworld
Since 2003

Therapeutic Imagery Master Facilitator
American Hypnosis Association
Since 2002

Advanced Handwriting Analysis Certification
Developer and Course Instructor
Since 2005

Time Line Therapy Master Practitioner
Since 2003

Reiki: Level One
Since 2003

Hypnosis and ADD/ADHD
Since 2011

Healing the Inner Child
Since 2011

Seeing isn’t always believing; it’s what you believe that allows you to see.

Elaine Perliss


Kappas Memorial Award Presentation

Lifetime Achievement in Hypnotherapy in the Private Practice of Hypnotherapy
Dr’s John & Alex Kappas Memorial Award – 9/2011

President: AFL-CIO Hypnotherapist’s Union Local 472 – HU472

Award of Excellence for Service to the Profession of Hypnotherapy
International Hypnosis Federation – 8/2005

Professional Achievement Award for Top Achievement in Private Hypnotherapy Practice
Hypnosis Motivation Institute – 10/2002

Clinical Achievement Award for Top Achievement during Residency
Hypnosis Motivation Institute – 10/2002

Director’s Award
Hypnosis Motivation Institute – 10/2002

Award for Support on behalf of Battered and Abused Women and Children
Na’Amat U.S.A. – 6/2004

Most Business Referrals Generated
BNI (Business Network International) – 1/2006-6/2006

Comeback Chapter of the Year
LeTip Business Networking Organization – 2009-2010
Recognition for growing Encino Chapter from 23 members to 41 in one year while President

Award of Service
LeTip Business Networking Organization
Recognition for service above and beyond without expectation of return – 1/2010
Silver Badge recognition for bringing 10 new members to organization – 3/2014

Every single situation we encounter is a priceless opportunity to increase our success for today, tomorrow and into the future.

Elaine Perliss

If I can just focus on helping another with their challenges, I can take a break from obsessing on my own.

Elaine Perliss


Past President: AFL-CIO Hypnotherapist’s Union Local 472 – HU472
Since: 2002


American Hypnosis Association – AHA
Since: 2002

International Hypnosis Federation – IHF
Since: 2003

LeTip Business Networking Organization
Since 2008
President – 2009 and 2012
Mentor – 2010
Vice President – 2011
Membership Director – 2010
Tipmaster – 2013, 2014 and 2015


Na’Amat USA
Life Member, Since 2005

I strive for a greater understanding of myself and my purpose, because I matter to me.

Elaine Perliss

Instructor Specialties

  • ABC’s of Success – Essential tools to Launch and Grow your Business
  • Body Language – Reading People’s True Behaviors and Thoughts
  • Build your business – Online and Social Media Marketing Strategies that Work
  • Business Practices – Writing an Effective Business Plan
  • Explode your Practice with Phone & Skype Sessions – Working with clients worldwide
  • Fears and Anxieties – How to Face them, How to Overcome them, How to Help your Clients do the Same
  • Fears and Phobias – Understanding the Differences and Employing Effective Tools to Release them
  • Grief Recovery through Hypnotherapy – Coping with loss
  • Handwriting Analysis – Beginning and Advanced Certification Courses
  • Public Speaking – Communicate with Confidence
  • Stages of Loss – Understanding the natural process of recovery

Some of our most profound learnings can be said in five words or less.

Elaine Perliss

Education/Continuing Education

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy

Evaluator Training program for Accrediting Commission Evaluators
DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission)
2003 and 2007

Ongoing Continuing Education Including:

  • Positive Affirmations – 2004
  • Integrating Treatments for PTSD (Louise Gaston) – 2004
  • Psychotherapy with the Brain in Mind (Dr. Dan Siegel) – 2004
  • Attachment Temperament and the development of personality – Freeing of Self conference (Dr. Dan Siegel) 2004
  • Anxieties, Fears Phobias and Obsessions in Children and Adults (R. Cassidy course) – 2006
  • Mindful Brain Psychology conference (Dr. Dan Siegel) 2006
  • Collaborative Therapy: Turning fights into intimate conversations (Daniel Wile, PhD)
  • Neuroscience Meets Addiction Recovery conference (Dr. Robert Scarer, Dr. Dan Siegel, Cardwell Nuckols PhD, etc.) – 2007
  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Well-being in the Present Moment conference (UCLA – Thich Nhat Hanh, Tara Brach PhD, Jack Kornfield PhD, Dr. Dan Siegel MD, etc.) – 2007
  • IPNB: Interpersonal Neurobiology course (Dr. Dan Siegel) – 2007 through 2012
  • Awakening to Mindfulness conference – 2010
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – 2011
  • Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families (John Bradshaw) – 2012
  • Building Personal Boundaries (John Bradshaw) – 2012
  • Diving into Interpersonal Neurobiology (Dr. Dan Siegel) – 2012
  • Hypnosis and Weight Loss – 2013
  • Mindfulness: Compassion and Wisdom conference (Dennis Tirch PhD, John Maransky Phd, etc.) – 2014

When you tend to today’s challenges in an empowered and healthy way, trust the weeds from your past will wither away.

Elaine Perliss