Cheryl Canfield counsels individuals and groups. She is an author, peace proponent (inner as well as outer), and nationally-known speaker and workshop leader.

With our conscious minds we can reason and decide to change certain patterns and behavior, but without changing subconscious misconceptions and disempowering beliefs, deeply ingrained habit patterns can sabotage our efforts.

As we learn to access the deeper parts of our mind we can uncover and uproot disempowering beliefs in the subconscious, the seat of memories, emotions and habit patterns; and gain confidence and direction from the superconscious, a source of intuition, inner guidance and wisdom, for the attainment of positive change and transformation.

An instructor at the Hypnotherapy Training Institute in Corte Madera, near San Francisco, Cheryl has a wide range of expertise in the field. A clinical hypnotherapist and wellness counselor since 1993, she has taught at many International Hypnotherapy Conferences. Her book, Profound Healing, won an award for excellence in professional literature at an American Council of Hypnotherapist Examiners conference in 2011.

Cheryl’s areas of specialization include:

  • Self-empowerment for healing
  • Relaxation
  • Emotional clearing
  • Meditation
  • Developing positive attitudes and beliefs
  • Relationships
  • Regression
  • Trauma and stress reduction
  • Achieving goals
  • Gaining confidence
  • Gestalt dreamwork
  • Overcoming fears and phobias
  • Parts therapy
  • Overcoming habits and addictions
  • Discovering your life mission
  • Body image
  • Weight control
  • Chronic pain
  • Self-motivation

Her books include the award-winning Profound Healing: The Power of Acceptance on the Path to Wellness, a down-to-earth account of her journey as she confronted a diagnosis of advanced cancer in 1989. Turning down proposed radical surgeries, she focused her attention on attempting to come to a place of inner peace before dying. In the process she experienced complete healing and a return to radiant health.

Her subsequent reflections on physical, emotional and spiritual healing are summarized into twelve unique self-help practices so that others may use her hard-earned insights as a source of hope, inspiration, and practical advice. The story of her inspiring recovery from advanced cancer is valuable for therapists and individuals interested in personal growth and healing. It has received rave reviews from Joseph Chilton Pearce, Wayne Dyer, Caroline Myss, and Gerald Jampolsky.


Guidelines for a Happy and Healthy Life

  1. A means of livelihood which is useful to society—something you enjoy doing.
  2. Inspirational things in your life—things that lift you up. It might be uplifting music or inspirational words or the beauty of nature.
  3. Good living habits—regular exercise, sunshine and fresh air, food that nourishes the body, plenty of rest, and good thoughts. (Junk thoughts will affect you even quicker than junk foods!)
  4. A path of service—something you do with an outgoing motive to be of service, without thought of receiving something in return.
  5. Time spent alone each day in meditation or receptive silence.