The Therapist

As a professional musician, it was my desire to go further into my musical interpretation that led me in the first place to Sophro-analysis.  I then trained in Hypnotherapy and combined both techniques to help clients become their Inner True Self.

I have always looked for a way to associate the benefits of music with a therapy that could harmonize the body and mind. After resuming my studies in Psychology at the university of Paris VIII, I sought a more practical technique in which different theoretical currents merge.

As I continued my own path of self development, I was aware of the need to change my subconscious beliefs about myself and my relationships.  I then understood that I needed to take full responsibility for my own emotions and behaviors. This realization led me to a dynamic therapeutic approach aimed at autonomy: the sophro-analysis of the prenatal, birth and childhood memories.

By reaching a higher self-presence, I was finally able to take full control of my own life resulting in improved relationships with others. Sophro-analysis has had a lasting impact on my life, providing  me with new sustainable skills that accompany me every day. I feel a clear sense of before and after.

I am passionate about guiding my clients towards their own enlightenment and witnessing their empowerment. Thanks to my double profession, I have had the opportunity to accompany many different types of artists on their path to fully liberating their expressive potential.

Following my training in Sophro-analysis with the remarkable teacher and therapist Christine Louveau, the founder of the technique, I defended my thesis and received the diploma in Sophro-analysis. I highly recommend her program if you live in Paris: Émergence harmonique

In August 2018 I completed my Hypnotherapy training at the Hypnotherapy Training Institute in Corte Madera (CA). I am certified as a Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist  and am a certified member of the ACHE, American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. 

My interest in the Inner Child and the infinite potential that results in healing this precious part of us resulted in studies with the Centre of Excellence and a Diploma in Inner Child Healing.

In 2020, I did a specialization training in Medical Hypnotherapy to address Chronic Disease. More info: MINDbasedHealing. 

After a training in Biomagnetic Pairs Therapy, I have recently developed a powerful combination of hypnosis and Biomagnetic Therapy to help rebalance the organs and tissues of the body on a deep cellular level.

I have seen clients in my private practice since 2012, first in Paris, France and since 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Client bill of rights and office policies 


Virginie d’Avezac, Hypnotherapist CHt. Main location:  216 E 39th Street, Norfolk, VA, 23504. 

Sessions can still be scheduled in advance at the location 3685 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90034.

You can contact me by Phone (925) 405-5965, email:, or through my website: Office hours are by appointment only


Payment is due in full at the time of service by cash, check or credit/debit card. A $25 fee will be assessed on all returned checks. The fees will be discussed with you prior to your first session, either by email or during the free 30 min phone consultation. Fees may be subject to change according to specials or discounts. 


Please arrive promptly to obtain your full session. Your time slot is reserved exclusively for you. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required or you may incur a fee equal to the full cost of the session. If you must cancel or reschedule due to an emergency, please notify me as soon as possible. 

If you decide after arriving that you do not wish to complete your session, you are still responsible for the full payment of the session. Your appointment may be cancelled and designated NO-SHOW if you are 20 or more minutes late. No-Shows will be charged the full fee for the missed session. 


I will not release any information to anyone without a written authorization from you, except as provided for by law. You have a right to be allowed access to my written record or a summary of my record about you. 


I do not file insurance or any other third party claims. Insurance companies usually consider Hypnotherapy as alternative therapies and therefore do not cover it. Some Flex Spending accounts or Employer Wellness Programs may reimburse employees. Upon request, a statement will be provided for you to submit for possible reimbursement. Please consult your health insurance provider for benefits information and reimbursement procedures. 


Hypnosis is effective in relieving some medical conditions (i.e., pain management, migraines, IBS, allergies, chronic pain etc.) but will require a signed release from your doctor or appropriate health care professional to avoid masking symptoms before proper diagnosis and/or medical treatment has been obtained.



Prescription medications will not negatively affect your hypnosis sessions; however, please refrain from the use of alcohol or recreational drugs prior to your hypnosis session. If you arrive intoxicated/high, your session cannot be conducted and you will be charged for the session. 


Hypnotherapy is a safe and non-invasive process. The services that I provide include mind-body healing, motivational coaching and education. I do not represent any of my services as any form of health care,or psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for psychological or medical care. If you have an ongoing physical or mental health problem, please consult a licensed professional. I use hypnotherapy to motivate my clients to eliminate negative beliefs and habits, facilitate the learning process, improve memory and concentration, develop self-confidence, eliminate stage fright, improve athletic ability, reduce/manage stress, focus on positive thoughts and desired outcomes, and for other social, educational and cultural endeavors. In general, I help people cope with the normal problems of everyday living by utilizing various techniques of hypnosis and progressive relaxation. Although most hypnotherapy is of a non-medical nature, it has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, which is a beneficial adjunct for many medical and mental health disorders. Relaxation self-care techniques can be learned which can reduce discomfort and improve certain health issues. 


I may give you “homework” in the form of journaling, thoughts tracking, self-hypnosis or simply practicing with your recorded hypnotic session. 

The key to a lasting change is commitment, repetition and motivation. Hypnotherapy involves inner work, which means you need to be willing to participate actively, and practice in between the sessions to attain your goals. 


The undersigned Client acknowledges that they have been informed of the following information: 

Virginie d’Avezac-Hypnotherapist agrees to provide professional services in accordance with acquired training and experience giving undivided attention during scheduled consultations to facilitate Client’s benefits. 

Hypnotherapy work is Client-centered. Therapeutic process utilizes induction of hypnosis, and methods and principles used to help clients discover their inner creative abilities to develop positive thinking and feeling and to transform undesirable habits and behavior patterns. Therapeutic goals are to achieve freedom from restrictive thought and belief systems, to assist in solving personal problems, developing motivation and achieving goals. The Client may be

taught the use of self-hypnotic techniques to assist in achieving goals and resolving issues that have been mutually agreed upon by Client and Hypnotherapist. 

Hypnosis is not a state of sleep, but is a natural state of mind that can produce extraordinary levels of relaxation of mind, body and emotions. The principles and theories upon which hypnotherapy is based are accessing and utilizing the power of one’s inner resources. Hypnosis can transcend the critical, analytical level of the mind, and facilitate the acceptance of suggestions, directions and instructions from the inner mind. 

The Hypnotherapist utilizes interviews, discussion and hypnotic methods dealing with underlying issues whenever appropriate, with the goal of achieving ef ective and lasting results. 

Services to be provided do not include the practice of medicine, as Hypnotherapist is not a licensed physician. These services are non-diagnostic, and are complementary to the healing arts services that are licensed by the state. Both the Virginia and California State Legislature have determined that state licensing may not be conferred upon an occupational group for purposes of status or prestige. The primary purpose of licensing laws for legally defined Healing Arts and Mental Health Professionals is to protect public health and safety. Accordingly, Hypnotherapists are not issued licenses by any state governmental agency to engage in their professional services. 

I, Virginie d’Avezac, have acquired the following education, training, experience, and qualifications to perform the services offered to my clients. 

For complaints not resolved by Virginie d’Avezac – Hypnotherapist, 

Contact the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, 

700 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91204 

I, the undersigned Client, acknowledge that I have been advised of the foregoing information, and that I have been given a copy of this “Client Information Disclaimer” form. 

Client’s Signature ___________________________ Dated: ___________________

Virginie d’Avezac is a certified member of The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. She practices in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. She studied and received her Certification at the Hypnotherapy Training Institute in 2018. 

About the ACHE, American Council of Hypnotist Examiners 

In 1973, the Hypnotist Examining Council was created as a non-profit professional organization engaging in self-regulation of all who utilized hypnosis/hypnotherapy as an integral part of a professional practice. The primary focus was on formal and appropriate education and training followed by a written exam and a practical demonstration of hypnosis skills before a Designated Examiner. A code of ethics and principles of practice were formulated and adopted. 

Shortly afterward, Gil Boyne was elected President of the organization and, in 1980, he founded the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, a national organization that now has certified more than nine thousand hypnotherapists worldwide, including numerous physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and representatives of the healing arts, counseling and allied professions. 

The A.C.H.E. is the primary organization that has been responsible for the recognition and regulation of hypnotherapy training in the USA. This organization is a state-chartered, non-profit professional corporation that has established standards for specialized education and maintains standards of practice and a code of ethics. 

In addition, the A.C.H.E. provides examinations for hypnotherapists who have met the qualifications for specialized education, training, and experience. Successful completion of the written and practical demonstration examination before a Designated Examiner and signing the A.C.H.E. Code of Ethics leads to certification. 

For examination and certification by A.C.H.E., a Hypnotherapist must be trained in a school approved by the A.C.H.E. The A.C.H.E. only approves schools that have programs of at least 200 hours of training in hypnotherapy that is almost entirely in the classroom. 

The A.C.H.E. has developed a membership in over 40 countries throughout the world. Graduates of approved schools are eligible to receive certification and, if they provide hypnotherapy services to the general public, are considered to be professional hypnotherapists. Also, our membership includes many professionals in the health and counseling fields who have integrated hypnotherapy into their practices after receiving training at A.C.H.E.-approved schools.

Consulting Agreement – Client 

In requesting professional consultation and assistance, I understand that to be successful I must be entirely willing to: 

– Recognize that my health and well-being depend directly on how well I care for myself emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually 

– Acknowledge that my feelings, thoughts, images and desires- conscious or subconscious ultimately determine the course of every action and relationship in my life 

– Realize that blaming anything or anyone, including myself, is totally useless and that the only person I can take charge of in my life is me 

– Accept responsibility for myself, my choices and actions, and for life’s outcomes as from day to day I, knowingly or unknowingly, create them 

– Agree to be on time for my appointments, meet my financial obligations promptly (including any sessions missed without 24-hour notice), and participate wholeheartedly in the work I am undertaking. 

I know my heartfelt commitment is an important first step in my work here, and my signature below underscores that commitment. If, in all good conscience however, I cannot align myself fully with each statement above, I have initiated each acceptable item rather than signing at this time and agree to discuss in detail any reservations I may have. 

Client ________________________________ Date ___________________ 

Consulting Agreement- Hypnotherapist 

In order to support you in deriving maximum benefit from our scheduled time together, I agree to: – Use the best of my abilities and expertise to facilitate such changes as are mutually agreed to be in your interest and in no way harmful to you 

– Work diligently to ensure as best I can that all suggestions given are positive in direction, beneficial in nature, and presented within a context of health and well-being 

– Refrain from using you or your trust to satisfy any personal needs that I may have outside the working relationship established here 

– Offer you my undivided attention and professional assistance during our scheduled consultations – Inform you immediately if, in my judgment, you would be better served by another professional or an alternative means of reaching your objectives 

I am professionally committed to assisting you – in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost- in mobilizing your resources to achieve maximum results. 

Therapist _______________________________ Date ______________