The following list  of practitioners is compiled by first name chronology. Unless otherwise stated, therapists are available in the Winnipeg, Manitoba area.

Ann (Morgan) Willacy Comrie
Catherine Holmes
Diane Aird
Gaylene Douglas
Ion Ursatanu
Jake Schmidt
Kaila Morden
Marie-Anne Bisson
Roman Buchok
Tannis Butters
Tanya Blais
Terry Harapiak
Taras Machula
Veronika Eliasova

Ann (Morgan) Willacy Comrie, BA, CHt, EFT pract.

MHA Member 2001-1
Phone: (204) 781-1233

Morgan has been active on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Hypnotherapists Association for the past fifteen years, and is president of the Association and certified examiner for the MHA.

Certified as a Clinical Counselling Hypnosis Therapist, and as an Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner, Morgan also is a certified counsellor and crisis counsellor, has trained groups in personal growth seminars and counselling and does group presentations and workshops in hypnosis and stress management in business.

If you are living with fears, phobias, anxiety, stress, weight issues, smoking, pain management and learning difficulties and if you have decided to make changes in your life…..making the change is easier with hypnosis.

Catherine Holmes, Phd

MHA Member 1996-1
Phone: (204) 888-7053

Catherine received her Doctorate through The American Institute of Hypnotherapy with the University of California. Studied and examined by the National Board for Hypnotic Anesthesiology and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Studied Client-Centered Clinical Application and Advanced Concepts in Clinical Practice. Certified Hypno-Anesthesia Therapist in 1987. Studied with Steve Davis, neuro-linguistics at the University of Winnipeg. She is certified by the University of Manitoba Applied Counselling Skills

She has appeared on radio and television and presented papers and conducted workshops at conferences in San Diego, Atlanta, New Orleans, Tucson, Chicago and Canada. Taught at St. Johns University in Slidell, Louisiana and at University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for first year medical students.


Diane Aird, Self Empowerment Coach

Phone: 204-415-5510

Diane is certified as a Master Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and Time Line Therapy.

She is a newcomer who has dedicated her time over a three year period studying Hypnotherapy, Shaman training in the Hawaiian tradition of Huna and additionally has completed the 80 hour requirement of Klinic’s Crisis Intervention and has worked as a Crisis/Suicide Intervention volunteer phone counselor for a year. Diane is a member of the Manitoba Hypnotherapists Association, Professional Board of Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy Association and the American Board of NLP.

Diane’s previous career was in Business Administration, while being involved, 20+ years, in the elected Union leadership that helped members in distress, contract negotiations, etc for a local union that represents 3,000+ members. She specializes in working with clients to be self-empowered by guiding clients how to “clean up the junk” in their head which can include eliminating negative self-talk and/or breaking negative chains to the past. Her goal is to assist clients to be able to envision a future following their passion and to create new positive habits and beliefs.

Gaylene Douglas, RN, ACC, CHt., EFT practitioner

MHA Member 2015-7
Phone: 204-229-1914

I am a retired registered nurse with 40 years’ service in the healthcare and human services fields, working with people to improve their lives. I have a certificate in addictions counselling from the U of M, and have training in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as well as training in hypnotherapy through the Manitoba Hypnotherapists’ Association.

Ion Ursatanu B. Tech, BA, Cht.

MHA Member 2019-3
Mental Toughness Coach

Mental Toughness Coach and Sport Hypnosis

Ion has been providing his Sports High Performance/Mental Toughness Training program for over 25 years in Winnipeg. He has added hypnosis to his skills to better help athletes program their minds for success and mental toughness while helping young athletes and their parents to deal with emotions regarding sports, stress management and wellness.

His program converts mental knowledge into physical knowledge, bringing sport and exercise psychology, along with synchronization of body, mind and spirit, which is designed to help participants to achieve the ideal state of performance programming the mind for success, mental toughness, development of personality for high performance and relaxation for emotional strength.

Ion is looking to help those who are seeking to enhance their skills and performance levels in Sports and life.

Jake Schmidt

MHA Member 1996-2
Phone: (204) 338-3339

In private practice since 1975, has trained under a number of leading practitioners in individual, couple, and family therapy. Jake’s experience includes pastoral ministries, adult and juvenile corrections, employment counselling, staff training, and group facilitation.

Jake is a Master Practitioner in Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Kaila Morden

MHA Member 2019-7
Phone: 204-750-2669

As a Certified Hypnotherapist with the Manitoba Hypnotherapist Association, Kaila is pleased to have opened a private practice located in Carman, MB.

Kaila is a member of several committees and board of directors and has been very actively involved with the services and fundraising within her community to make it a better place for all.

Having an interest in all aspects of hypnotherapy and in helping people make changes in their lives, Kaila is practicing as a generalist. Her main goal is to make every individual’s experience unique, rewarding, and with care.


id clients in self-healing and supporting positive change. Kelly’s advanced certifications and the focus of her practice are detailed on her website.

Marie-Anne Bisson, CHt., Reiki Master and licensed Spiritual Health Coach

MHA Member 2014-2

I want to reach those who feel that traditional treatments have not worked for them or would like hypnotherapy to work in conjunction with traditional treatments and to let them know that past life experiences may have left residual effects in their current lives.

Hypnotherapy can create positive changes on a subconscious level in a relatively short period of time.

Whether clients want to change unwanted habits, release anxieties, discover past lives, or are on a journey of self-discovery, I will help them to explore exactly what it is that they want to achieve. Each session is unique and personalized for their needs.


Roman Buchok

MHA Member 2010-3
Phone: (204) 880-0796
Address: 62 Roslyn Road

Roman Buchok of MindLife Hypnosis uses hypnosis and meditation: natural states of deep relaxation and focused awareness, to enable you to reduce stress, alter habits and improve performance and quality of life.

Roman is a certified hypnotherapist with the National Guild Of Hypnotists. He is also a member of the Association of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists.

In addition to ongoing studies in counselling he has been a Zen meditation practitioner and member of the Toronto Zen Centre for the last fifteen years. Roman has special interests in the areas of practical meditation and stress reduction as well as addiction issues and performance improvement in sports, academics and the arts..


Tannis Butters, Cht.

MHA Member 2019-2
Phone: 431-337-4880

Certified Hypnotherapist & EFT Practitioner specializing in helping clients build self-esteem & confidence and manage unwanted feelings, emotions and memories in a gentle, supportive way.


My practice supports inclusion of all people and is located in the Village of Dunnottar, steps from the beautiful shores of Lake Winnipeg, and short drive from Winnipeg and surrounding communities. In-home and internet sessions may also be arranged in some instances.

Email the address above to arrange your free consultation.

Tanya Blais

MHA Member 2014-1
Phone: 204-795-6096

Tanya is a certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master/Teacher Lightarian Level 3, Integrated Energy Therapist, Life Coach, and practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Techniques and Advanced Law of Attraction.

She is a member of The Manitoba Hypnotherapist Association and the National Guild of Hypnotherapists, helping people in many areas, including the shedding of destructive habits and behaviours, fears, pain control, anxiety, stress, performance anxiety, letting go of the past and other issues.

Tanya also does Past Life Regression hypnosis to help heal your soul by healing your past.

Terry Harapiak, MSW, ACC, EFT practitioner, Cht, SAP

MHA Member 2001-2
Phone/text: 204-402-0152

I have been a social worker, trainer, counsellor and therapist for more than 30 years, specializing in the relief of emotional trauma. I use both talk-therapy and complementary approaches such as hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques for a gentle, rapid, effective and confidential path to healing your life. If you have memories that you would rather not have, or nothing else has helped, you are invited to contact me. I have trained counsellors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses in new and effective ways to help people. I offer services in your home as well as by telephone.


Taras Machula

MHA Member 2002
Phone: 204-294-0925
Address: 21 Leslie Ave. Winnipeg

Taras is a graduate of the Manitoba Hypnotherapists’ Association Certification training.

His passion and area of expertise is past life regression and he has done extensive study with Dolores Cannon’s Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique, currently working as a Level One Practitioner. He has also taken courses in applying hypnosis to working with dementia, anxiety and depression, as well as life between lives.

Taras has completed his masters degree at University of Manitoba and has a certificate of English as a second language from University of Winnipeg. He is committed to continuous learning for his own growth and to help his clients.

Veronika Eliasova, BA (Hons)

MHA member 2020-4
Call / Text: (204) 290-8086

Veronika completed her degree in Sociology and Psychology at the University of Manitoba and currently works in the healthcare field. In addition to her MHA training, she was certified in Clinical and Intuitive Hypnotherapy by Dr. Catherine Holmes in 2018 and completed Dolores Cannon’s QHHT (Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique) level I in 2019.

“I have long been interested in the study of the mind-body-spirit connection and throughout my research, the mind emerges as a powerful tool that can either aid or hinder us in the creation of health, happiness, and meaningful life. Hypnosis works with the natural properties of the mind to help dissolve blockages to optimal functioning and promote a sense of balance and wholeness. I am especially interested in the use of hypnotherapy in facilitating the process of inner transformation, unfoldment, and simply ‘coming into one’s own’. To this end, I utilize various approaches including past life regression and accessing the wisdom and guidance within.”