Atlanta National Hypnotherapy Institute in Atlanta, Ga.
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The mission of ANHI is to engender in society an appreciation of and to provide for a solid, scientific knowledge base, and foundation for the understanding of the human mind, through study, research, and teaching, especially in hypnotherapy techniques as an alternative complimentary healthcare method utilized to effect positive changes for the good of the individual, the family and the community.

Dr. Laura LaRain> Founder and Director of ANHI

Laura LaRain Ph.D.
Founder and Director of
Atlanta National Hypnotherapy Institute

Dr. LaRain is a Clinical Hypnotherapist who has been teaching and applying the science of Hypnotherapy for over 35 years.

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Atlanta National Hypnotherapy Institute
4268 Canton Road
Marietta, GA. 30066
(770) 928-0394


Some of our Successful Graduates

Lori Sugarman

Working as the director of a Senior Center program, Lori sought to improve her ability to help older adults deal with anxiety and chronic pain. This search led her to the Atlanta National Hypnotherapy Institute, where she graduated in 2006. Becoming a certified Hypnotherapist not only helped Lori ease the lives of the elderly. She has helped people to quit smoking, change their destructive eating habits, sleep restfully, relieve stress and anxiety, overcome powerful fears, and enhance their motivation and goal achievement.

Outside of her classes at ANHI, Lori teaches yoga training to parents of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, and is a certified state trainer for Bright from the Start, a program that teaches yoga movements and poses to child care center employees. She is a yet unpublished, but enthusiastic writer of two completed children’s books, and several volumes of whimsical poetry.

“The training I received with ANHI has proved invaluable. I find myself using the principles taught at ANHI in every aspect of my life, including interaction with my coworkers. The teachings of John Kappas’ Relationship Strategies have helped me view personal relationships with greater clarity and understanding. After 20 years of marriage, my perspective of communication styles has considerably broadened. My husband has also been a grand benefactor of my training!”

Lori was recently featured in an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. View the article here

Paula Fanelly

Paula has been a personal enhancement coach for 25 years, Paula decided to open The Center For Motivation And Self Improvement in November of 2000 after graduating from ANHI. She resides and practices in Forsyth County. She is active in community services and legislative issues concerning the rights to practice alternative health care in the state of Georgia. In addition to Forsyth.

Paula serves clients from Fulton, Gwinnett, Dawson, Hall, and Cherokee counties, as well as clients from around the country. Paula graduated from the University of Akron, AA., Marketing BS. Technical Education and received a Master's in Clinical Hypnotherapy (C.Ht) from Atlanta National Hynotherapy Institute. Additionally she is a Certified Handwriting Expert, Certified Integrated Energy Therapy™ and a good standing member of the following Associations: National Guild of Hypnotists, National Federation of Hypnotists, The Behavioral Health Association of Forsyth, National Handwriting Analysts Foundation, Cumming/Forsyth Chamber of Commerce, Cumming Kiwanis - 2006/07 President and board member, Women In Networking - past president and board member.

David Allan Cruz

David attended Atlanta National Hypnotherapy Institute (ANHI), where he studied for three months and became certified as a hypnotherapist by the State of Georgia before entering Hypnosis Motivational Institute (HMI) in Tarzana, CA. At HMI, David studied and completed the twelve-month program, graduating with honors as a Certified Hypnotherapist.

David is the author of The Theory of the Mind and is the founder and director of L.I.G.H.T. Institute (Life Institute for Growth Healing and Transformation.), which is dedicated to the study and creation of life enhancing techniques, strategies and methodologies offered to the public through lectures,seminars and workshops.

David is an award winning member of Toastmasters International and is a qualified professional public speaker. David is currently seeing clients in Burbank, California.

Read more about David Allan Cruz here.


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