Trina Swerdlow, BFA, CCHT, is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, an Artist, a nondenominational Minister, and the Author of Stress Reduction Journal: Meditate and Journal Your Way to Better Health. She is a Meditation Teacher with over twenty-five years of personal meditation experience.
Trina is a contributing writer for Alive magazine and she authored the 2-CD Tool Kit, Weight Loss: Powerful and Easy-to-Use Tools for Releasing Excess Weight.
She has a private practice in downtown Danville, California. Trina soulfully shares her creative approach to personal growth and passionately supports her clients in reaching their goals. The stress reducing tools that she offers address the mind, body, and spirit.
"My personal experience with stress comes from being a survivor of childhood abuse," Trina shares. "Unfortunately, my adrenal glands learned at an early age to be on red alert. Stress has been both a thorn in my side, and a profound teacher for me. I've learned a great deal about compassion and self-love from having such an intimate relationship with trauma-related stress."
In addition to her private practice, Trina teaches workshops at John Muir Women's Health Center in Walnut Creek, California. Throughout the year, she teaches her inspiring workshop: "Managing Emotional and Compulsive Eating."
Before graduating from HCH Institute and becoming a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Trina received her BFA (Bachelor in Fine Art) from Art Center College of Design. As a professional artist for several decades, she designed and art directed hundreds of greeting cards as well as illustrated numerous books. Her designs sold internationally.
Author Naras Bhat, MD, and Trina created a workbook, Reversing Stress and Burnout. She was the book’s editor, creative director, cover designer, and illustrator. In addition, a method Trina developed to counter high anxiety is included in this stress-reversing book.
Finally, her hypnotherapy skills, meditation experience, art, and writing come together as the transformational tools that Trina soulfully shares with her clients today. The innovative methods she offers in her private practice are 12-step compatible.
She says, "I love sharing practical tools that empower my clients, help them find 'their authentic voices,' and move toward their personal and professional goals."