Who We Are

Michael Arndt – C.Ht, BCH, MNLP. has his doctorate in hypnotherapy and is well known as a personal empowerment coach, consultant, NLP Trainer, TV personality, and speaker.

Over the years he has not only nurtured a very successful private practice which as helped clients overcome huge personal challenges when other techniques and methods yielded little results, he is the founder of Designed Thinking. Established in 1999, Michael has held many successful self help seminars around the country where participants learn to positively influence emotional and cognitive processes.

As a certified and respected NLP trainer, clinical hypnotherapist, timeline therapist, Neuro-Semantics practitioner, Michael continues to incorporate holistic and spiritual perspectives to empower and create remarkable changes in even the most extreme cases. Narrative therapy, mindfulness and other cognitive and emotional based therapies are used.

  • Member: American Board of Hypnotherapy
  • Member: National Guild of Hypnotist
  • Member: American Board of NLP
  • Bachelor degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Certified Practitioner, Master Practitioner, and Trainer of NLP
  • Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Semantics
  • Certified Time Line Therapist
  • Certified Erickson Hypnotherapist


  1. DeAnn Sakotas

    I live in the San Francisco Bay area and wonder if you can refer a good school for hypnotherapy certification here?

    Thank you

  2. I live in Knoxville,Iowa.I suffer from physical abuse,emotional abuse,anger issues,mental health,sexual abuse. I have NO self esteem,anger,depression ETC start ing@the age of 5.I’m 39 now&@the end of my rope. It’s not a good place for me to be…

    • Amanda, thanks for writing, it is a good first step, but you want to work with someone and I don’t know what is available in your area. With the advent of the internet, finding help in your area or at least people that can point you in the right direction should not be too difficult. I know there is more to your situation, so you will want to speak with someone about this


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