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Trina Swerdlow, CCHT

199 E. Linda Mesa, Ste. 4
Danville, CA 94526

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Trina Swerdlow is a certified clinical hypnotherapist. She is not a nurse or a physician. Offering hypnotherapy services in California is a certified credential that can be alternative or complementary to licensed healing arts, such as psychotherapy.

All testimonials appearing on this site reflect real life experiences of those who have used our services or products. These testimonials, and all professional endorsements for our services or products, were volunteered by the makers without an offer of compensation. The results referred to in these testimonials are individual results and results do vary. We make no claims that the individual results are typical results that all clients will achieve. Goal-reaching success is often related to a client’s motivation level to consistently utilize our tools or products and follow the suggested guidelines.

What People are Saying…
Weight Loss
Stop Smoking
About Trina's Book…

What People are Saying...

“A few years ago, I did hypnotherapy sessions with Trina in preparation for surgery that I needed. Not only did the hypnotherapy work help me to let go of my fear before the surgery, I actually made peace with needing the procedure. The surgery and recovery went beautifully. Thank you for your help Trina!”

Janet Lee Velasco

“I first came to see Trina Swerdlow during a stressful career transition. Using hypnotherapy and her other valuable methods, we focused on my work life. She assisted me in clarifying what made my heart sing and could be financially rewarding. I learned skills working with Trina that will help me for the rest of my life. I am joyfully living my dream today teaching piano to children and adults.”

Annette Schmidt
Licensed Simply Music® Piano Teacher
Walnut Creek, California

“Kind, strong, and gifted, Trina Swerdlow is a remarkable person. She is well-educated in her field, is an excellent listener, and provides insightful feedback. I personally grew in ways that I did not know were possible from my work with her. Thank you Trina!”

Nancy Lucas
Stay-at-Home Mom

“I’ve always been good at being strong—whether I was in my health care professional mode, wife mode, or mother mode. However, when I came to see Trina, I was stressed and exhausted. I learned through our work, that in addition to caring for others, I had a vulnerable part of myself that also needed my care. I’m extremely grateful for the stress management tools that I received from Trina. As a result, I have more balance in my life today.”


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“Several years ago, I went to see Trina with a goal of losing weight. I appreciate how she took me deeper in our individual sessions—beyond the ‘making healthy choices,’ ‘strengthening will power,’ and other self-hypnosis exercises that are on her weight loss CDs.

"During one of my private sessions with Trina, I discovered the link to my mother and grandmother's way of leaving life…by not eating. This new awareness beamed a light through a window that I didn't know was closed! What I realized was: I thought of dieting as 'not eating' and I thought of 'not eating' (unconsciously) as leading to death. For that reason—I couldn't diet. When I recognized the faulty connections in my conscious and unconscious, the overeating challenges disappeared.

"Now, as I continue to watch my weight, I quickly notice when my waistband feels tighter, and I realize that it's time for a booster shot of listening to Trina's weight loss CDs. I know I have the tools to maintain my desired weight and I have. Thanks Trina!”

Babs Bee

"Last year, during an extremely stressful time in my life, I used food to comfort myself. Food became my best friend. As a result, my weight shot up 20 pounds and then I realized that food had become my worst enemy.

When I first listened to Trina Swerdlow's weight loss CDs I felt like she was holding a mirror up to me and I hated what I had let myself become. Just like she says on the CDs, some people emotionally eat to push down sadness, anger, and loneliness.

Bingo—she named exactly what I was doing.

I worked with Trina in private sessions and listened to her weight loss CDs several times a day. Her CDs gave me willpower and inspired me onto a healthier path—a path where I now have boundaries regarding what, when, and why I eat. Committed to this new path, I hired a personal trainer, exercised, lifted weights, and learned about nutrition.

I've currently lost 26 pounds and lost six inches around my waist. Today, thanks to Weight Loss: Powerful and Easy-to-Use Tools to Release Excess Weight, I know that food is only fuel and that there is a direct consequence from what any of us put into our bodies.

We all need help sometimes, but many of us don't know how to ask for it. So, don't give up on weight loss—just get the right tools for the job.

Working with Trina and her CDs gave me a powerful foundation to reach my goals!”

Ron Shafer
Danville, California

“I listen to Trina’s Weight loss CD-Set almost every day, to maintain my current weight and as a wellness tool. Track 3: 'Increase Your Exercise and Willpower' and Track 5: 'Experience Your Personal Power,' relax me and get my mind and body in the zone for peak performance. It works!”

Dean Suzuki
Financial Advisor

Stop Smoking

“I smoked 20-30 cigarettes a day for 32 years and was the really 'chemically addicted' type of smoker. I’d tried everything to quit—gum, patches...but was convinced I did not have the willpower to ‘overcome the beast.’ My allergist referred me to Clinical Hypnotherapist, Trina Swerdlow, for help in quitting. Trina provided me with four great tools to achieve my victory over nicotine.

First and foremost were the visits under hypnotherapy to important places deep inside myself. In this very relaxed state, I reconnected with those in my life who have loved me the most. Those experiences alone were worth the fee—never mind the smoking issue!! This inner work provided me a source of courage to stand up to my addiction and to nurture the health-loving and smoke-free person inside of me.

Second was a self-hypnosis tape to use at home so I could revisit the empowering thoughts and refocus my courage. This tape was very helpful in the first and second week after quitting when cravings were at their worst.

Third was the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) that included tapping an acupuncture meridian point while at the same time verbalizing the self-belief that I am healthy and stronger than nicotine.

Fourth, Trina made herself available by phone and e-mail the first week for once a day, 'in-the-moment,' moral support and encouragement. Likewise, in our first strategizing session, we identified several close friends of mine who could also offer support. Positive feedback works!

My allergist recently showed me that, since quitting smoking, my lung function is normal again and has improved 30% from when I smoked. I feel so much better now! And, just a few months after quitting, I am biking up Mount Diablo—something I could not have dreamed of awhile back.

Finally, if I can win this lifelong struggle with Trina’s help…so can you!”


About Trina's Book…

"Trina Swerdlow's Stress Reduction Journal is no small stuff. It's a remarkable stress-reducing system which should be used by anyone who is experiencing stress. Highly and enthusiastically recommended."

Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
Author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all small stuff

"This book is a winner for anyone dealing with stress. Trina Swerdlow combines great writing, moving imagery, useful tools, and real examples to make this book easy to read and easy to use. In today's stressed out environment, whether at work, raising families, or just getting through the ups and downs of life, her tool: "The Relaxation Response," meditation techniques, and guidance on journaling are among the stress busters that make this book a worthy read."

Gloria Dunn, Organizational Development and Management
Consultant for Wiser Ways to Work and Author of From Making
a Living to Having a Life

“In the flood of recent self-help books, Trina Swerdlow’s Stress Reduction Journal emerges as a jewel. Its straightforward, practical, and user-friendly style provides all the tools every stressed-out person desperately needs.”

Loren E. Pedersen, Ph.D., Jungian psychoanalyst and author of
Dark Hearts: The Unconscious Forces That Shape Men’s Lives,
Sixteen Men: Understanding Masculine Personality Types,
The Soul Grows in Darkness

“In a powerful testimonial to her authenticity, Trina Swerdlow has combined what she has learned through her own personal life challenges with a lifelong commitment to helping others. In Stress Reduction Journal she provides tools to help us explore who we are—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This wonderful resource can empower us to own both our power and vulnerabilities, thereby claiming our own authenticity.”

Len Saputo, M.D.
Founder and Director of the Health Medicine Forum and
Health Medicine Center in Walnut Creek, California

"This book is filled with stress-reducing tools that effectively guide readers down a path leading to increased self-awareness, authenticity, personal power, and fulfillment. Trina shares her insightful wisdom through poignant examples and easy-to-follow exercises. I highly recommend this comprehensive book."

Naras Bhat, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Author of Reversing Stress and Burnout

Trina Swerdlow, CCHT
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
(925) 285-5759

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