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I have been in private practice as a consulting hypnotist since 2008, after training with Ron Eslinger, RN, CRNA, APN, MA, BCH, CI. In 2015 I did advanced training with Jerry Kein and Hansruedi Wipf of OMNI Hypnosis.

I am certified as a hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), and OMNI Hypnosis. I am on the General Hypnotherapy Register and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Register in the UK. I am a hypnosis instructor with OMNI and NGH and have been teaching hypnotist certification courses since 2011.


From 2015-2018 I held an appointment as an adjunct Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Dentistry, working as a hypnotist in the Comfort Center, a clinic for patients with dental anxiety.

I am a UK-registered Human Givens psychotherapist in the UK. Please note I am not legally able to offer psychotherapy to clients in the US. 

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

  • APA Division 30 (Society for Psychological Hypnosis)

  • Human Givens Institute, Registered Member (UK)

  • International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association

  • National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)

  • Advanced Integrative Therapy Institute

  • Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (UK)

  • General Hypnotherapy Register (UK)

Credentials & Education

  • 2022: Hypnosis for Cancer Pain workshop, Mt Sinai Medical School, New York

  • 2022: OMNI Designated Certification Instructor training

  • 2021: Single Session Therapy workshop

  • 2021: Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervision

  • 2020: Human Givens Diploma (Practitioner), Human Givens Institute

  • 2017: Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Practitioner certificate

  • 2016: Certificate in Medical Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy for Health

  • 2015: Domestic violence support group facilitator training

  • 2015: OMNI Hypnosis Training Institute Advanced Training

  • 2012: PhD (Educational Psychology), University of North Carolina with a dual concentration in Online Learning, and Child & Adolescent Development and Disability

  • 2011: Certified Instructor, National Guild of Hypnotists

  • 2010: Transactional Analysis Practitioner (TAP) certificate

  • 2008: Hypnotherapist, National Guild of Hypnotists

  • 2000: MSIS (Master of Science in Information Science), University of North Carolina

  • 1986: BSc (General Science), University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK



2023 How to Help Someone Who is Dissociating published in

2023 My Child Has Tourette's Syndrome: Here's My Advice for Parents published in

2022 Healing from Dissociation and Integrating the Self published in

2019 Addressing Teen Anxiety in the Digital "Village" published in Health & Healing in the Triangle

2017 Hypnosis Entertains and Helps Local Residents published in The Daily Tarheel, UNC


2024  de la Varre, C. (January 19-21). Rewind Your Mind: The Evolution of the Rewind Technique.  Presented at the Dave Elman Legacy Conference (virtual).


2023 de la Varre, C (July 21-23). Introducing Human Givens Therapy. Presented at HypnoThoughts Live, Las Vegas.

2023  de la Varre, C. (January 20-22). Who knew? Making hypnotic pain management even more effective.  Presented at the Dave Elman Legacy Conference (virtual).


2022 de la Varre, C (July 29-31). The Importance of Clinical Supervision for Hypnotists and Hypnotherapists. Presented at HypnoThoughts Live, Las Vegas.

2021  de la Varre, C. (June 11-13). Incorporating Dave Elman's techniques when working with children and teens. Presented at the Dave Elman Legacy Conference (virtual).

2021  de la Varre, C. (April 22). The surprising connections between sleep, dreaming, anxiety, depression and hypnosis. Information and strategies for hypnotists. Presented at the Carolina Hypnosis Network monthly meeting.

2020  de la Varre, C. (August 6-8). The Human Givens: Integrating hypnosis techniques into a solution-focused brief psychotherapy. [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. 

2018  de la Varre, C., Beck, J. Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, and Other Nonpharmacological Techniques for the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain in Dental Patients. Diagnosis and Management of Acute and Chronic Orofacial Pain, UNC School of Dentistry, June 22.


2015  de la Varre, C. (August). What you should know about tinnitus before accepting tinnitus clients. Annual Convention, National Guild of Hypnotists, Marlborough, MA.

2014 de la Varre, C. (August). Parts therapy: Using Transactional Analysis and Internal Family Systems Theory to help your clients. Annual Convention, National Guild of Hypnotists, Marlborough, MA.

2014 de la Varre, C. (August). Listening to the Voice of the Heart. Annual Convention, National Guild of Hypnotists, Marlborough, MA.

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