If you're not doing what you love, you're wasting your time.
If you ask Traci Kanaan what she does for a living, she’ll tell you she’s an irrepressible creative and Renaissance broad. It’s shorter than having to explain she’s a Certified Hypnotist & Hypnotherapist, a double entrepreneur with a hypnosis business and property management company, a former 18 year internationally touring musical comedian, and the author of a mediocre selling book. She brings real world experience to her diverse hypnosis clientele, integrating her hypnotherapy training with 24 years as a business owner/entrepreneur, 18 years as a stand up comedian, and 50+ years of creative problem solving.
As a Hypnotist, she freely incorporates any number of 50+ hypnosis and healing modalities in her sessions. Thanks to her comedy and improv training, she can easily switch gears on the fly to cater to her client’s needs, frequently personalizing sessions according to their interests. That comedy training also comes in handy when a client needs to “break a bad trance.” There is no better “pattern interrupt” than laughter! Traci now teaches other hypnotists how to bring the gift of laughter to their sessions through her signature technique, The Hilarity and Hypnosis Approach.
As a comedian, Traci found a niche entertaining swingers, nudists, and those in the BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism) lifestyles. These connections led her to becoming a leader in the field of Erotic Hypnotherapy for “Sexually Adventurous Adults.” Traci frequently works with people wanting to achieve specific sexual goals or alleviate symptoms of kinks or fetishes gone wild.
Traci brings “hilarity and hypnosis” into every aspect of her life. Her property management company buys and fixes up condos, then puts them on AirBNB. All but one of those condos is in the nudist resort where she lives. Each of the condos has a fun theme, like “Go Ask Alice,” “Boogie Nights,” and “CU@R2D2’s” Star Wars themed condo. She and her boyfriend Doug also run monthly golf cart parades for the resort, as well as throw holiday potlucks for all of the residents. Traci and Doug are therapy humans for Thelma and Louise (Siamese furballs of indifference) and Macauley (the glo betta that actually greets them when they get home, unlike the furballs).
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
This is the basic training for any hypnotist. You learn what hypnosis is, how to hypnotize someone, put them into trance, give them basic suggestions, and get them out of trance. I received two Certified Hypnotist trainings, my first through The National Federation of Neuro-Lingustic Programming in Venice, FL and my second through Virginia Hypnosis in Franconia, VA.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
I’ve been trained to use hypnosis and teach others how to hypnotize themselves for pain management, including but not limited to dental work, hypnosis for child birth, and chronic pain relief. I received my training from The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy in Tampa, FL.
Virtual Gastric Band and Weight Loss Specialist
If you’d like to lose a few pounds, then you may want to consider my Virtual Gastric Bypass Protocol. Instead of surgically putting a lap band around your stomach and risking all the unpleasant and often dangerous side effects of physically altering your body, I perform a gastric bypass hypnotically, thereby reducing your appetite. Subsequent appointments work on controlling your food cravings and encouraging movement and exercise. If you want to change how you look, you HAVE to change your mind. I received my training from Virginia Hypnosis.
NLP Basic, Master, and Trainer Certifications
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programing. Basically, this is the study of re-programming your mind for maximum effectiveness. Successful people think differently than unsuccessful people. By studying how successful people think and emulating those thoughts, we all can achieve success in our own lives. I can put someone into a hypnotic state and giving them suggestions, but if I don’t word the suggestions correctly then the time was wasted. Training in NLP ensures I give my clients powerful suggestions for maximum impact and effectiveness. I received all of my training in NLP from The National Federation of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and supplemental training from The San Diego Institute of Hypnosis.
Certifed Hypnotist: Hypnotic PresentationSkills
This certification taught me how to incorporate hypnotic language when I give a talk or presentation. I received this training from The San Diego Institute of Hypnotherapy in San Diego, CA.
Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist
I’ve studied Macro and Micro-cosmology, Reincarnation, Karma, Dharma, Past Life Regression, Life Between Life Regression, Out of Body Experiences, Remote Viewing, Spiritual Growth, Meditation, Mindfulness, Alien Abduction, and Entity Release. I work within the belief systems of my client and honor where they are in their spiritual journey. I received my training from The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy in Tampa, FL.
Smoking Cessation Specialist
If you’re tired of smelling like smoke, being controlled by cigarettes, worried about your health, and want to be around a little longer to enjoy your loved ones, I have a smoking cessation protocol where you quit smoking forever in 2 hours. Same process works for chewing tobacco, cigars, pipes, vaping, and pot. My smoking cessation program comes with a lifetime guarantee. In the unlikely event you start smoking again, come back any time for a booster session. I received my training from The North American Academy of Hypnosis in Sacramento, CA.
Ordainer Minister with The Universal Life Church
Being an ordained minister allows me to legally “touch” my clients (taps on the wrist, occasional hugs), whereas “touching clients” is typically a no-no in mental health practices. I also use it to lead non-mainstream ceremonies, such as honoring newly formed polyamorous families, renewing vows for married couples at swinger conventions, or Collaring ceremonies.
I’ve had 300+ hours of training in facilitating childhood regressions with my clients. Childhood is where most issues begin, so being able to take a client into the past and transform an experience into an empowering future is often significant in helping my clients get from where they are now to where they want to be. I received my training from The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy in Tampa, FL.
Sexual Freedom Hypnosis Practitioner
In addition to my 10 years experience working with swingers and the BDSM community, I’ve had additional training in working with the LGBTQA community: lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers, and asexuals. There are only a handful of Sexual Freedom Hypnosis Practitioners in the US. I received my training from Sexual Freedom Hypnosis in the UK.
Face Reading: Chinese Medicine and Hypnotherapy
Face Reading first appeared in China in the 6th Century B.C. Doctors in China have used the ancient science of face reading since the time of Confucius as an aid to diagnose their patients. Close observation of the face provided deep knowledge of the personality of their patients as well as insight into the state of their health and the impact of their unique experiences on their journey through life. The Chinese believe that the face represents the energies, health, and tendencies of a person. I’ve been studying Chinese Face Reading for several years now and use these skills to communicate more effectively with my clients and to help identify deeper issues my client may not be aware of consciously. I received my training from The San Diego Institute of Hypnotherapy in San Diego, CA.
What can I say? I'm a huge Star Wars fan. It was only $10 more to become a Jedi Knight when I became an Ordained Minister. I even have a Star Wars blanket in my office. May The Force be with you!