michael salerno, certfied hypnotist

Michael D. Salerno, Certified Hypnotist


Training & Credentials

  • Certified Hypnotist (NGH – National Guild of Hypnotist Approved Training)
  • Certified Best Practices of Dave Elman (Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute)
  • Certified Self-Hypnosis Instructor (Mottin & Johnson Institute of Hypnosis)
  • Certified Hypnotic Age Regression (Banyan Hypnosis Center)
  • Advanced Age Regression (Mottin & Johnson Institute of Hypnosis)
  • Certified Golf Specialist (Summit Hypnosis and Wellness)
  • Hypnosis for Passing Tests & Exams (Mottin & Johnson Institute of Hypnosis)           Bob Burns Swan and Hypnosis Masterclass 
  • Instructor – Self Hypnosis (Town of Red Hook, NY Continuing Education)
  • Instructor – Self Hypnosis (Rhinebeck Library, Rhinebeck, NY)
  • Instructor – Self Hypnosis (Orange County Community College, Newburgh, NY)
  • Member, National Guild of Hypnotists
  • Member, National Federation of Hypnotists (OPEIU Guild 104)
  • Master of Arts Degree, Psychology (State University of New York at New Paltz)
  • Bachelor of Arts Communication and Theatre Arts (Western Connecticut State University)

Published Works & Speaking Engagements

  • Columnist: The Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, NY) January 2016 – April 2017. The Truth About Hypnosis.
  • Columnist: Your Valley Magazine (Fishkill, NY) April 2015 – February 2016. The Facts About Hypnosis.
  • Ulster Publishing (Kingston, NY) March 26, 2015. Better Living Through Hypnosis.Saugerties Post Star (Saugerties, NY) January 1, 2015. Conquer Your New Year’s Resolution with Hypnosis.
  • Poughkeepsie, NY Public Library, Hypnosis for Stress Management and More.
  • Red Hat Society, Orange County Chapter, NY. The Truth About of Hypnosis.
  • Rhinebeck, NY Public Library, Hypnosis for Stress Management and More.
  • Saugerties, NY Public Library, Hypnosis for Stress Management and More.
  • Women’s Health Expo, Kingston, NY Managing Stress Effectively with Hypnosis
  • National Guild of Hypnotists Westchester Chapter, Need for Cognition, Need for Affect and Their Relationship to Hypnotic Susceptibility.


“It's important to find the best professional available when you really need to get work done. Michael Salerno is that hypnotist in the Hudson Valley. I've known Michael for nearly a decade and I can only say good things about his work, professionalism, and his care for his clients. Whether it's becoming a non-smoker, losing weight or getting over a debilitating fear, he has tackled them all. Without hesitation I would recommend and refer family, friends, colleagues and anyone seriously interested in utilizing hypnosis to overcome an issue to Michael Salerno. He is my go-to guy when it comes to professional hypnosis care."

– George Guarino, Hypnotist, Hypnosis Works Well

 Albany, Delmar and Clifton Park,  New York

testimonials from mid hudson valley clients


Hypnosis that changes lives

“Hi Mike! Thank you for helping me become ‘smoke free,' I am a non-smoker and I’m going to be a non-smoker for the rest of my life!” – Mary