• Columnist: The Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, NY) January 2016 – April 2017. The Truth About Hypnosis.
  • Columnist: Your Valley Magazine (Fishkill, NY) April 2015 – February 2016. The Facts About Hypnosis.
  • Ulster Publishing (Kingston, NY) March 26, 2015. Better Living Through Hypnosis
  • Saugerties Post Star (Saugerties, NY) January 1, 2015. Conquer Your New Year’s Resolution with Hypnosis.
  • Poughkeepsie, NY Public Library, Hypnosis for Stress Management and More
  • Red Hat Society, Orange County Chapter, NY, The Truth About Hypnosis
  • Rhinebeck, NY Public Library, Hypnosis for Stress Management
  • Saugerties, NY Public Library, Hypnosis for Stress Management and More
  • 2015 and 2016 Women's Health Expo, Lake Katrine, NY, Managing Stress Effectively with Hypnosis
  • 2013 National Guild of Hypnotists Westchester Chapter, Need for Cognition, Need for Affect and Their Relationship to Hypnotic Susceptibility

Michael Salerno

Michael Salerno is a Certified Hypnotist, writer, speaker and teacher.

He earned his certification through the National Guild of Hypnotists. He has had a practice at The WellTree in Red Hook, NY since 2014. He works with clients in a variety of areas including smoking cessation, weight management and stress reduction. His clients also seek his services for goal-setting, overcoming fears, improving athletic and academic performance and enhancing their self-confidence.

Salerno has authored a number of articles about hypnosis in newspapers and publications such as The Poughkeepsie Journal, The Saugerties Post and Your Valley Magazine.

During his time as a certified hypnotist, Salerno has also been a speaker at Wellness events and for organizations throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley. In both 2015 and 2016 he presented a Stress Management Workshop at the Women’s Health & Fitness Expo in Lake Katrine, NY. He has also given lectures and demonstrations on hypnosis to organizations and libraries throughout the region.

Salerno is also a member of the Continuing Education Faculty for the Town of Red Hook and teaches a self-hypnosis course throughout the year.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and Theatre Arts from Western Connecticut State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz. His master’s thesis examined the relationship between an individual’s personality and their ability to be hypnotized.

A native Monroe, Connecticut, Salerno now makes his home in Saugerties, NY.

Read his published works here.

Published Works & Speaking Engagements

  • Certified Hypnotist (NGH – National Guild of Hypnotists Approved Training)
  • Certified Best Practices of Dave Elman (Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute)
  • Certified Self-Hypnosis Instructor (Mottin & Johnson Institute of Hypnosis)
  • Instructor – Self-Hypnosis Course (Town of Red Hook, NY Continuing Education)
  • Instructor – Self Hypnosis Course (Rhinebeck Library)
  • Certified Hypnotic Age Regression (Banyan Hypnosis Center)
  • Certified Golf Specialist
  • Bachelor of Arts Communication and Theatre Arts (Western Connecticut State University)
  • Master of Arts Degree, Psychology (State University of New York at New Paltz)

Certified Hypnotist

Serving the Mid-Hudson Valley (NY)

Credentials & Training