I have always been fascinated by what motivates people. I began my professional life as a theater actress and delving deeply into the characters I played was the aspect I was most drawn to.
I worked in a theater company for over a decade and was fortunate to explore many different types of characters in that time. These lessons were really about psychology, were absolutely invaluable and stayed with me as I transitioned out of performing and into the role of an arts administrator. For 15 years I worked professionally for Young Audiences of Md., in the field of Arts-in-Education, coordinating performances and workshops to inspire thousands of young people across the state of Maryland. To do this, I worked very closely on a daily basis with a large roster of performing and visual artists and I began to discover my special talents in working one-on-one with people to navigate the twists and turns of a career in the arts.
My earlier experiences as an actress served me well as it formed in me a very deep empathy for all people. I can walk in someone else's shoes. I believe this is the single most important quality for any therapist working within any modality of healing.
In 2013, I decided to undergo training under the renowned hypnotherapist, Laura West, MCHt., in an IMDHA-certified training program in Washington, D.C.
I wished to explore a career in what still holds a very deep and unending fascination for me; what really motivates people both consciously and subconsciously.
My study of hypnosis and my growing practice has been and remains an incredible journey. It is a great honor for me to be able to assist people in the discovery of their own inner resources and power. I promise my complete and total commitment to anyone seeking assistance.
Donna Sherman, CHt