Rickey Bauman, CHT

Hypnosis 4 Health® | San Francisco Hypnotherapy


Rickey Lee Bauman, MA and CHT, is a practicing Clinical Hypnotherapist.  In 2022, Rickey took over Hypnosis for Health from friend and mentor, Ken Steinmetz, who had been practicing hypnotherapy for more than 25 years.

In 2007, he graduated on the Dean’s List from San Francisco State University with a degree in German. This led him to living and working as an English Teacher in Germany for more than 3 years.  Upon his return to the states, he began his graduate studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  In 2017 he graduated with a Master of Arts in East-West Psychology.  His area of focus was Jungian Depth Psychology, Mythology, and Eastern Metaphysics.

He has also worked in assisted living facilities in San Francisco, where he used guided imagery, story, and activities with those with end-of-life memory and cognitive disabilities. 

He went on to study with Randall Churchill and Gaye Gibson at the Hypnotherapy Training Institute, receiving his diploma in 2021. The scope of his practice includes Traditional and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, NLP, Psychosynthesis, Gestalt Therapy, Dream Work, and Regression techniques. His Stop Smoking NOW! Programs meets the educational requirements for inclusion as a community resource by the SF Dept of Public Health’s Tobacco-Free Project and on the 1-800-NO-BUTTS California Smoker’s Helpline for the city of San Francisco.

He is currently certified (#CHT 721-127) as a Clinical Hypnotherapist by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE). 

Meanwhile, he still finds time to practice Yoga and write and preform poetry. He has published poems in academic journals and The Poet’s Choice.

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