Catherine A. Edelson, MA, CH
INFOCUS HYPNOSIS AND COACHING
Catherine is a certified Hypnotist and Coach. She has studied under some of the best Hypnotists & Life Coaches in the US & continues to further her education as often as possible.
A brief passage in Law School in Paris France made her realize she preferred to focus on the psychology of people rather than the law and she changed orientation. Catherine gained a vast array of experience working for advertising and event agencies with various roles as copywriter, documentary author & director . This is where she saw first-hand how advertising and motivational speeches can influence people, triggering emotional responses. She holds a MA in Communications from Science Com Nantes where she was lucky enough to be taught by Communication pros rather than traditional academia.
During her time at San Francisco State University she studied Psychology, interned at a local children Hospital using Creative Art Therapy and worked as a freelance illustrator in Mountain View. She went to summer school at Stanford University where she focused on the Psychology of Peak Performance and Abnormal Psychology.
The media focus on Attention issues triggered her curiosity and she has focused her training on what is commonly referred to as ADHD – although, she would never call it a “disorder” but a trait while realizing that a form of disorder (meaning: not orderly/organized) does indeed exist in people who share that trait, whether emotional, logistical, intellectual, etc. Because Emotions are so fundamental in our lives, it seemed like a logical move to comprehend how these emotions could be channeled in an ecological manner, empowering rather than overwhelming the individual and Hypnosis became part of that logic.
Emotional Freedom Techniques and Hypnosis are used in her office to help people change bad habits or alter the way they feel because emotional distress occurs more on the “feeling level” rather than the “thinking level”. Yet it is understood that there are different thinking styles, cultures & behaviors which must be taken into consideration. Catherine’s international background enables her to best help her clients whether local or expatriates.
**Catherine is fluent in English & French and understands Spanish.
MA in Communications from Sciences Com, Nantes France
BA started at SFSU in Psychology, graduated from the Union Institute and University in Communication
Background in Advertising, Copywriting and Event Planning (Paris, France) , Writing for children (UK) Art Therapy and Illustration (SF) and Teaching (FL)
Summer School Stanford U: the Psychology of Peak Performance and Abnormal Psychology
Built a program entitled French Beginnings teaching Art and French to children k-8
Likes to use EFT, Coaching, Hypnosis, sketching and movement in her sessions
International Clientele, all walks of life, children, teens, adults
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