As a certified clinical hypnotherapist, Mary Lee LaBay reaches people in an
unconventional way. For thirteen years she traveled the world, settling in
places such as Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. She moved back to the United
States to raise her children in 1984 and the following year met her spiritual
teacher, who she has followed ever since. For three years Ms. LaBay ran her own
bookstore, the first metaphysical store in north-central Ohio.
Having graduated from the Ohio Academy of Holistic Health, she also became a
certified instructor of hypnotherapy at the Hypnotherapy Research and Training
Institute. This education has allowed her to expand her skills to include
ministering to mental, physical, and spiritual discomfort.
Ms. LaBay put her training to use as the founding president of the Lake
Washington chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists and, in addition,
currently runs her own practice in Bellevue, Washington. She writes and lectures
frequently, and coauthored, with Kevin Hogan, Through the Open Door:
Secrets of Self-Hypnosis before striking out on her own in her newest
book, Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach. Some of her
lecture topics including empowerment, finding your life purpose, past-life
regression, weight loss, smoking, and irresistible attraction and hypnosis
techniques for pain management. To expand her resources, she has her own Web
site at www.maryleelabay.com.