Atlanta Hypnosis

Actors Hypnosis Coach

Awakening the Creative Mind

Soothing the Wounded Spirit.


People do not come into therapy to change their past but their future. —Milton H. Erickson, M.D.

Our fast-paced world makes many demands on all of us. You push yourself to make life better and often find barricades of stress blocking the way to your success. You are not alone, every walk of life finds this stress taxing on their very soul. In addition to big business, Atlanta is a hub for the arts. Trends in film and music are set as examples for other creative craftsmen of the world.

Everyone is creative. We all create and our creations are all unique. Artists and business professionals alike need to have solutions that fit their own unique creativity. You need a unique approach that will lift you to new heights of success.

Atlanta Hypnosis is designed to help you remove stress from you life’s journey and open the road to your dreams. We can present you with the tools to help you excel in your creative pursuits. Your time with us will allow you to discover and/or hone your unique vision through techniques involving role-play, past-life regression, Deep Character Identification and more.

As studies have proven, 80% of the American workforce is gripped by overwhelming, creativity-stealing stress. Atlanta Hypnosis is here to loosen that grip and transform suffering into relief.

Our ideal clients are people with life and work problems that need solving in order to enjoy a more creative and prosperous life. Is this you? Whether artists, actors, musicians or businesspeople, Atlanta Hypnosis is here to help you to find the answers to your life’s questions that will lead you to higher success and allow your work to stand above the crowd.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are very powerful tools that can treat a vast array of issues and conditions.

It would be nearly impossible to list every possible application in detail, but here is a partial list of the common applications that we can assist you with using our techniques.

Hypnotherapy is a natural and organic process of tapping into the power of your own mind to achieve your self-improvement goals.  Many people think of hypnotherapy only for use with habits such as stop smoking or losing weight.  While it certainly is good for those, the power of the mind has no limits for personal application.

As Hypnotherapists, we work with an almost endless array of personal achievement goals.  In some cases a medical referral may be required for issues of pain management and other medical related issues.  If you are working with another counseling professional already or have goals beyond personal self-improvement then we may ask for a referral from the appropriate psychology professional.

The list below can give you the general idea of the possible applications of hypnotherapy at Atlanta Hypnosis.

The Givens Technique for Artists awakens creativity that can lead to unforgettable and career-changing performances and work.

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It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS. – Good Morning America


Hypnosis for weight loss re-educates your subconscious mind, affecting cravings and impulses, giving you back real choice in what you eat.

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Journey to a time and place where your creative spirit was born. Re-live through your subconscious mind and unravel the mysteries. 

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Understanding fears and phobia is the first step to overcoming it. They are common and treatable. We can help you to start living the life you deserve.

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Heartbreak: the genesis of the greatest songs, film and poetry. Why? Because we all suffer it at least once in our lives. Whether it’s the loss of a spouse, lover, child, parent or friend, it is debilitating. Let’s find you a way home.


Dreams are the stuff life is made of. Dream therapy can help you to fulfill goals, enhance your creativity, and solve problems. Dreams can help you to understand your deeper self.


Hypnotherapy is a powerful support tool for addiction treatment. It helps success rates by easing withdrawal, changing behaviors and creating a stronger balance of emotions.


Those who suffer from stress and anxiety, know how dark the feeling can be. Stress and anxiety blocks your life-giving creativity. Anxiety overrides rational thought, leaving you as though you have no control. You can take your life back.

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Our Team

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Michael Givens, C.Ht. has been helping actors create memorable performances globally for over 40 years. From his on-set use of hypnosis with actors, Michael has become known as “The Hypnotist to the Stars.” Michael developed an exclusive technique to help actors in their work and he also uses his skills to help relieve people of stress, heartache, trauma, grief, anxiety/depression, addiction, smoking cessation, and many more life-stealing issues. He now makes his practice available to the public through Atlanta Hypnosis.

Michael began a life-long study of hypnosis at a young age and discovered the connection between acting and hypnosis while attending Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, Ca. in 1978. Michael’s hypnotherapy certifications come from two separate schools; International Association of Counselors and Therapists, Laceyville, Pa. (IACT) and Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Los Angeles, Ca. (HMI).

Nona Jedelle Givens, C.Ht, studied psychology at Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC. A veteran of the film industry, Jedelle studied at MGA, Acting and Film Institute for five years where she became interested in the advantages of hypnosis. Jedelle then traveled to Los Angeles to enroll in the certification course for clinical hypnosis at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. She graduated with honours.

Atlanta Hypnosis is the work and talents of Michael and Jedelle Givens, brought together to offer people the tools to enhance their lives, heal their wounds, and awaken their true creative spirit.

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Turn Your Life Around

Call for your free 30 minute consultation.

Have your questions answered about how our program works and can help you

Private sessions are One-on-One sessions designed just for you. Appointments can be 60, 90 or 120 minutes in length. Private sessions may be In-Person or via Telephone or Skype.

The sessions consist of talking, hypnosis, imagery, learning, goal setting, and more.

The first step in our work together is to gather information, discuss your goals and obstacles, discover the power of your subconscious mind and together plan a treatment strategy that helps you achieve your goals as comfortably and efficiently as possible.

We welcome you to give us a call for a free phone consultation to ask questions and to explore whether our hypnotherapy services is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hypnosis is a heightened state of focus and suggestibility in which the body and conscious mind are in a relaxed, natural state while the subconscious mind remains very alert and receptive to positive suggestions for change. People often refer to hypnosis as a “trance-like state,” where one can concentrate intensely on a specific thought, memory, feeling or sensation while blocking out distractions.

Hypnosis is a tool used to bypass the critical analysis of your mind so that the suggestions can be accepted and then incorporated into a new “automatic” behavior. While hypnosis can be used for personal benefit, it cannot cause you to do anything against your free will or ethics.

Therapeutic hypnosis is used to improve your health and well-being and is different from stage hypnosis that is used for entertainment purposes only.

There are two key concepts for understanding why hypnosis is such an important tool for creating positive changes in your life.

Homeostasis: Homeostasis is our innate unconscious drive to “stay the same”, that is to say, resist all changes at a subconscious level.  While we may desire a change in our feelings, reactions or habits, at a deeper level our subconscious defense mechanisms seek to preserve the status quo, ie… resist all efforts to change.  So while talking, planning, discussion and rational understanding of behavior are all important concepts, they do not address our subconscious need to sabotage our success and/or efforts to change.

Neuroplasticity:  On a personal, spiritual and behavioral level, neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change throughout an individual’s life. Our ability to changes beliefs, emotional responses and behavioral habits is dependent on the flexibility of our mind.  Hypnosis, Therapeutic Imagery, NLP, mindfulness and more are the tools used in hypnotherapy to facilitate the internal, emotional, behavioral flexibility needed to overcome homeostasis and release our subconscious needs to sabotage our success or resist our desires for change.

Think of a Hypnotherapist as a Life Coach for the Subconscious Mind.

We welcome you to call or message us for a free phone consultation to ask questions and explore whether our hypnotherapy services might be right for you. 

Due to theatrical depictions of hypnosis in movies and TV, people often fear that being in the hypnotic state means being under the control of the Hypnotherapist.

This is not what hypnosis is in the therapeutic setting.

In fact, you are in a heightened state of self-control, accessing associations within your subconscious mind, and re-aligning them with your own conscious desires.

In the therapeutic setting, a qualified Hypnotherapist leads you through your hypnotic journey, and provides a comfortable, safe, and confidential environment to assist you in reaching your goals. 

Therapy is often a matter of tipping the first domino. —Milton H. Erickson, M.D.


I am an actor who has seen my career blossom due in large part to the hypnotic techniques used by Michael Givens. I could speak for days about the advantages of working with him in any artistic or business endeavor, I’ve done it for years. But one evening, I suddenly suffered a heart attack. I was rushed to the hospital and was quickly scheduled for a triple by-pass. I called Michael and he came right to the hospital. He asked me and the staff a lot of questions, then he sat with me and talked me into a much needed peaceful state of relaxation. He calmed my nerves and made me ready for what was to come. I was then taken into surgery. Michael had recorded the hypnosis session and left instructions for me to listen to it everyday after the procedure. When I awoke after surgery, I had no pain. That day I listened to the recording three times. I listened everyday. I remained calm and just as Michael said, I healed fast. My surgeon was astonished at my recovery and he told me that I was healing faster than any patient he had seen in his whole career. I attribute this to the great work of the medical team and Michael’s care and understanding of the problem. A few years later, I found myself on the surgeon’s table again for a gall bladder issue. I used Michael’s recording again and enjoyed similar results. In both cases, I was back to work and feeling great in no time.  I can honestly say, Michael’s work is not just a game-changer, but a life-saver. —John Quick (Charleston)

I was the lead on a movie that Michael was directing. One day I had a very emotional scene to play and was having problems finding my core. I asked Michael if he could do his “thing” for me. He asked me a few things about influential people in my life. Then, he set up the shot, hid in the middle of the set behind some furniture and literally hypnotized me during and through the scene. We did it in one shot. It was a beautiful and moving scene, that I’ll never forget. —V. Bloom (Los Angeles)

Smoking was my go-to demon. I had traded cigarettes years earlier for the new craze, vaping. I wanted to quit but I just couldn’t shake it. I didn’t live near Jedelle but wanted to work with her, so she offered to work with me via telephone and Skype. I loved her sense of calm and could tell that she really cared. She showed me ways to replace cravings and set myself free from the grip of smoking. It was wonderful to be able to do all this from my own home. I enjoyed the process with Jedelle and look forward to living a more full life. Thank you. —Devin Jenkins (Asheville)

Michael is that special sort of being that seems to be able to hear a word not spoken, a note not played, a cry not cried. I went to him to tackle my smoking addiction and discovered what was truly holding me back. It was much more than smoking. He led me to a place where I could see the monsters that had been tearing at me for years. His manner allowed me to relive some situations that were affecting my life poorly. I began to see things differently. My life changed for the better. It was a wonderful experience. Brett Kanea (Greenville)

Jedelle gave me a new perspective to my life. The weight I lost was great but the new person I’ve become is the real change. Thank you for lighting my darkness. Life is good. —Nona Cash (Charleston)

I had been biting my nails since I was a child. It was embarrassing, but I had tried to stop many times, with no luck. One hour with Michael and I’ve been bite-free for over two years now. Cheers! —Cassiano Pereira (Los Angeles)

While making a movie with Michael Givens, I was suffering from a block. We really did not have much time as we were just about to shoot. I had heard about Michael’s work with hypnosis for actors and ask him if he could help me. We went to a quiet room, he spoke words that totally relaxed me. Then gave me a series of hypnotic images that put me right on track. What an amazing gift. I hope to go deeper into his techniques sometime soon. —Conner Floyd (Los Angeles)

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People who accomplish a great many things are people who have freed themselves from biases. These are the creative people. —Milton H. Erickson, M.D.


Certified Hypnotherapists

Atlanta Hypnosis

Awakening the Creative Mind — Soothing the Wounded Spirit.


The Old Fourth Ward Atlanta, Georgia 30312