Dave Berman, C.Ht. is a Clinical and Medical Hypnotist, Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Life Coach. His private practice, Manifest Positivity, is based in Arcata, CA where he sees clients in person and via Skype.
Dave has completed comprehensive advanced hypnosis training on a full tuition scholarship to the prestigious Hypnosis Practitioner Training Institute, learning from such world-renowned instructors as Scott Sandland, Roy Hunter, Michael Watson, Brian David Phillips, Richard Nongard, Stephen Odom and Michael Ellner. He previously studied Hypnosis, NLP and Life Coaching with Kevin Cole of Empowerment Quest International.
Dave holds a B.S. in Communication from Cornell University and received certification as a community mediator from Humboldt Mediation Services, one of many non-profit organizations with whom he volunteers. Dave’s diverse experience includes being a radio DJ, advocacy journalist, customer service maven and successful entrepreneur who has co-founded, built and sold an international manufacturing company.
Dave is devoted to jogging, yoga, laughter yoga, meditation, Law of Attraction, and a vegan diet. His passions include drumming, hiking, backpacking, playing Scrabble, and dancing at concerts with a “Free Hugs” sign. Some books that have greatly influenced Dave include: “Pronoia” by Rob Brezsny; “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle; “Clarity” by Jamie Smart; “am I being kind” by Michael J. Chase; “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz; and “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor. Dave’s mantra is “Live to love as much as possible.”
Dave is certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and he is an affiliate member of the North Coast Association of Mental Health Professionals. In September 2012, Dave also became a certified laughter yoga class leader.