Laurie Senauke’s Hypnotherapy Practice

Greetings! I wish for you to experience ease, joy, and meaning in your life every day.  A little about my background:

COVID-19 Update:  I’m available for phone and zoom sessions. Contact info below.

In April of 2018 I was ordained as a Zen priest, and in Fall 2018 I served as shuso, or head student, at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.  Previously, I received Lay Zen Buddhist teacher recognition at Berkeley Zen Center in 2005 after more than 25 years’ study of Zen and Buddhist Psychology. I completed my hypnotherapy training and certification in 2012 from HCH Institute in Lafayette, CA. I study hypnotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and “coaching the unconscious mind” with Melissa Tiers in New York ( In my work I weave together ancient wisdom, discoveries of brain science, and a wide variety of Ericksonian hypnotherapy processes.

Sessions are $60, or $150 for three. Sliding scale option available. To make an appointment, please contact me at 510-495-5818 or at

I enjoy working with all different kinds of people; particular areas of exploration for me are getting to know parts, parenting overwhelm, learning styles in children, aging, pre- and post-surgery processes, and unconscious limiting beliefs.

Recent discoveries in brain science have confirmed what healers through the centuries have known: relaxation and imagination offer tremendous possibilities for healing. Read more about what hypnotherapy can do.


“I was almost giving up my goal of getting a State License when Laurie offered her services.  In a few sessions Laurie helped me tremendously in decreasing my anxiety. Laurie’s hypnotherapy skills plus her mastery in Zen Buddhist practice bring together deep intuition and compassion. I recommend her highly.”  C.P., MFT, Berkeley

“I recommend Laurie very highly as a centered, harmony-seeking, genuine and adaptive hypnotherapist!”  J.F., MD, Moraga