Hypnotist’s Secrets to
Gia Brainerd. Ph.D.,author of the Pinnacle Award Winning book, “A
Hypnotist’s Secrets to Creating Charisma,” was born in
Chicago and grew up in the Chicago suburbs. Influenced by an
older sister who was active in theatre arts, Gia organized the other
kids on her block and regularly produced, directed, and participated in
neighborhood variety shows and plays, as well as writing and co-writing
skits and one act plays.
Throughout the 1970s, she studied psychology, including the works of
Ben Sweetland, Carl Jung, and Abraham Maslow, and published a magazine
entitled Creative Mind Power. She studied at Columbia College
in Columbia, Missouri and Colorado Women’s College (now part of Denver
University), earning her undergraduate degree in Music Industry (a
combination of the Music and Business Management programs) with a minor
in psychology. During this time, she surveyed around 200
performing artists, performing art instructors, and coaches, completing
a psychological study on stage fright. She also began her
meditation studies. In 1979, she moved to Southern California
In the 1980s, Gia became involved in Huna (a form of Hawaiian
mysticism), studying with Kahuna and psychologist Serge Kahili
King. She also became involved in the Los Angeles/Hollywood
music scene where she published and wrote for the publication Behind
the Music (predating, and not associated with, the popular television
series), interviewing people in the Los Angeles music industry.
In the 1990s, Gia studied the psychology of vision improvement with
pioneer Gloria Ginn, whose system was an outgrowth of the Bates Method,
founded by Dr. William Bates. After reading that a client of
Dr. Bates’, who regained perfect vision, had a relative who suspected
that the client was merely hypnotized into believing his eyesight had
been cured, Gia became curious about the prospect that perhaps vision
could be improved using hypnosis. This led her to begin her
doctorate studies at the American Institute of Hypnotherapy, where she
studied with masters in the field, including A.M. Krasner (creator of
the Krasner Method of Clinical Hypnotherapy, which is used in many
hypnotherapy programs around the world), Richard Neves (at the time
president of the American Board of Hypnotherapy), Tad James (creator of
Time Line Therapy), Shelley Stockwell-Nicholas (founder and president
of the International Hypnosis Federation), and Richard Sutphen (world
renowned hypnotist and metaphysician). She eventually
transferred to American Pacific University, where she earned her PhD in
Clinical Hypnotherapy. At this time, she also studied energy
medicine, including Donna Eden’s system of energy healing, Reiki,
Pranic Healing, and Spring Forest Qigong.
Subsequently, Gia has focused on the psychology of charisma, presence,
and personal power, returning to her passion for the performing
arts. Her book A Hypnotist’s Secrets to Creating Charisma
draws on her studies in psychology, hypnotherapy, Huna, Time Line
Therapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), meditation, and working
with the body’s energy system. Gia is a member of The American Board of
Hypnotherapy and The International Hypnosis Federation.
Here is what readers are saying about her groundbreaking new book...
“A Hypnotists’s Secrets to Creating Charisma is a very well-rounded
book. It’s obvious how much research was done to show different
perspectives.” Drew Racine, Telecom
“This is a very timely book. I have read other books on Charisma but
this one covers aspects that many others have not touched on. Joan D.
“This guidebook to creating charisma is mesmerizing, loaded with
information and always fun to read,” Lucy Arant, Attorney, former
“I get so much energy every time I read from this book. I love that the
chapters are short, so I can pick the book up and read a chapter here
and there when I have time. I also appreciate the large, easy to read
type. Karen S.
To order your copy of “A Hypnotist’s Secrets to Creating Charisma,” and
to find out more information about this life changing book, visit http://www.giabrainerd.com.
Bookstores can place orders through Baker & Taylor. Gia
Brainerd,Ph.D. is also available for radio and TV interviews. Send her
an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.