BIO – Dr. Shannon Dominguez, DCH

and Hypnotherapy®


Dr. Shannon Dominguez DCH, Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy, is certified in clinical hypnotherapy and in private practice since 1993. Dr. Dominguez is a certified professional member with the National Guild of Hypnotists, International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, National League of Medical Hypnotherapists, International Hypnosis Federation and International Society for Investigative and Forensic Hypnosis.  

Each year she attends professional hypnosis conferences to stay up-to-date on the latest hypnosis techniques and innovations. She specializes in medical hypnosis by physician/therapist referral, helping people manage pain, symptoms and side effects from the treatment of chemotherapy and radiation, symptoms from anxiety disorders, digestive disorders, and assists clients in preparation for surgery and transplantation – pre through post hospital stay. She is highly trained in numerous disciplines of hypnotism and offers consulting services and supervision to other hypnotists, hypnotherapists and medical professionals.  Dr. Dominguez donates approximately 300 hours of her time yearly to clients seeking hypnosis support for cancer and/or other medically diagnosed issues.

Professional and amateur athletes have been booking appointments for Sports Hypnosis to create peak performance enhancement of their game, focus, and confidence during tournaments and competitions for all sports (golf, tennis, surfing, and more). Please refer to the “Sports Hypnosis” section for more information.

Dr. Dominguez has worked with thousands of clients in her 30 years in the field of hypnosis, and enjoys helping a wide variety of clientele, including adults and children, entertainment industry professionals and celebrities, best selling authors, professional and amateur athletes, private industry CEOs/staff, fortune 500 companies, law enforcement and veterans. She works with clients from around the world who come to Maui or request phone, Zoom, FaceTime, Skype and WhatsApp sessions seeking out her specialized services and techniques.

She is a gifted intuitive, sensitive to the needs and concerns of others, and has always been drawn to helping people from children to the elderly. Giving back to the community is a big part of her life. When time permits, Shannon enjoys volunteer work, training therapy dogs and animals, evaluating and testing therapy dogs, emotional support and service dogs and riding horses in the emerald green pastures of upcountry Maui. Her love for animals was complemented by her retirement of 22 years as the non-profit Director of Haku Baldwin Center and Founder of Maui Therapy Animals 501(c)(3) non-profit working in the field of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) visiting over 500 patients monthly, and teaching Humane Animal Education to thousands of preschool and middle school students.

Shannon proudly and personally served over 200,000 patient visitations along with her employees, numerous volunteers, and 75 therapy animals. She also developed and directed a world renown international AAT internship program teaching physicians, healthcare professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists the benefits of AAT and how to develop similar programs in their respective countries and field of work.  Her greatest accomplishment in this field concluded with her 10 year AAT Research titled, “Traumatic Brain Injury AAT – Therapy Animals as a modality to awaking, consciousness and rehabilitation from traumatic brain injury,” showing the medical community that therapy animals awakened two patients clinically diagnosed as permanently vegetative and receiving no other rehabilitative care.

Shannon’s dedication, expertise and insight helped to improve these patients’ quality of life and treatment/care plan until her patients passed away due to complications of their condition. – In Memory of Michael Besch and Sandra Fatholy. Rest in love and mahalo nui loa (thank you with all of my heart) for being such beautiful gifts of light in Shannon’s life. “The Love of animals is transformational.” – copyright© Shannon Dominguez 2019-present


Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy
American Institute of Hypnotherapy, Irvine.

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
University of California, Irvine.

Associate in Arts
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa.


Clinical Hypnotherapy
American Institute of Hypnotherapy, Irvine.

Advanced Hypnotherapy
American Board of Hypnotherapy, Irvine.

Time Line Therapy®/NLP
American Board of Hypnotherapy, Irvine.
American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Fibromyalgia Specialty
International Hypnosis Federation, San Pedro, CA.

Forensic Investigative Hypnosis
Texas Department of Safety, Austin, TX.
Texas Association for Investigative Hypnosis
(TCLEOSE 50 hour training for law enforcement)

Medical and Dental Hypnosis Specialty
International Hypnosis Federation, San Pedro, CA

Reiki I and II 
All is One Reiki, Maui, HI


Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – American Board of Hypnotherapy
Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification – American Board of Hypnotherapy
Medical Hypnosis Studies – American Institute of Hypnotherapy
Doctoral Training/Studies – American Institute of Hypnotherapy
Time Line Therapy®/NLP Certification – American Board of Hypnotherapy and American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming
Pain Management Training – American Board of Hypnotherapy
Forensic Hypnosis Studies –  Inspector Marx Howell (ret)
First Aid/CPR – Red Cross (recertification  every 2 years)
Emotional Release Therapy© Training – Paul Ian Mostman, Ph.D.
Fibromyalgia Specialist Certification – International Hypnosis Federation
Medical Hypnosis Training/Certification – International Hypnosis Federation
Forensic Investigative Hypnosis Certification Course – (50 hours – TCLEOSE) with Texas Department of Safety by Invitation Only (Inspector Marx Howell, FBI, TDS ret)
Reiki I & II – All Is One Reiki, Master Reiki Teacher, Allison Chun, Ph.D.       


FEMA Courses (Federal Emergency Management Association)

  • IS-100 – Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-200 – Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
  • IS-700 – National Incident Management System
  • IS-800 – National Response Plan
  • IS-10 – Animals in Disaster, Awareness and Preparedness
  • IS-11 – Animals in Disaster, Community Planning
  • IS-111 – Livestock in Disaster       2007

Maui County Civil Defense County Emergency Response Team (CERT)  2011 – present
6 day, 30 hour training taught by Maui Fire Department. Emergency disaster/event deployment to: identify, assess and anticipate hazards, reduce fire hazards in home and workplace, extinguish small fires, assist emergency responders, conduct light search and rescue, set up medical treatment areas, triage assessment, apply basic medical techniques, report to operations section chief and/or branch director.


Member, National Guild of Hypnotists   (2011 – present)
Member, International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association   (2011 – present)
Member, International Hypnosis Federation  ( 2004 – present)
Member, National League of Medical Hypnotherapists (2001 – present)
Member, International Society for Investigative and Forensic Hypnosis  (2012 – present)
Member, Texas Association for Investigative Hypnosis  (2008 – present)
Member, American Board of Hypnotherapy  (1993 – present)


International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association   (2011 – present)
HYPNO-EXPO Annual Conference
Daytona, Florida

International Hypnosis Federation Annual Conference (Attendee)  (2006 – 2011)
Palos Verdes, California

American Board of Hypnotherapy Annual Conference (Attendee)
Newport Beach, California             (’93-’94, ’97-’02, ’04-‘06)


“A Comprehensive Hypnotherapeutic Approach for the Treatment of Trichotillomania.” Healthy Outlook, National League of Medical Hypnotherapists, Volume VIII, Spring 2003, California pp.1-5.

“Increase Well-Being through Human Animal Interaction in the Clinical Environment,” Healthy Outlook, National League of Medical Hypnotherapists, Volume VIII, Spring 2003, California pp.7-9

“Animal Therapy,” International Hypnosis Federation Hyp-News of the Day, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2007, California, pg.8


Lifetime Member – National League of Medical Hypnotherapists    (2007)

The Logan Award – For exceptional bravery and spirit in the face of great odds. Co-honoree with 2 others for rescue and rehabilitation of Mana the horse. – Maui Humane Society (2010)

Outstanding Service Award Tester/Trainer – Tails of Aloha  (2013-2014)

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