Dr. Cathy Chargualaf, Ph.D., DCH

Life Esteem LLC     (626) 893-0340

About Dr. Cathy Chargualaf

Dr. Cathy Chargualaf provides Complementary & Alternative Therapies, Training, Mentoring, and teaches Building Personal Resilience skills that help you to find your path and connection to your true potential. This includes a collection of multidisciplinary and metaphysical approaches, such as;  Stress Management, Hypnotherapy, Biofeedback, Guided Imagery, Relaxation Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Life Enhancement Training, and HeartMath® methods and techniques, and much more. 

 

She served as an instructor, teaching human and team performance, communication skills, decision making, conflict management, stress management, and career counseling at California State Universities and Local Colleges.

 

Her experience in the community ranges from California State Certified Counselor for the Orange County Sexual Assault Network, Certified Rape Hot Line Counselor for Anaheim’s Community Services Program, Counselor for the Youth Leadership Program for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, and served on the boards of local charitable organizations.


Dr. Chargualaf combines over two decades of accelerated human performance expertise and transformational change management. Her extensive experience and compassionate approach will help you create the life you want.   

Your always one decision away from a totally different life. The best time for new beginnings is NOW.  

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(626) 893-0340

BOOKS

Authored by Cathy Chargualaf

Finding My Way Home - To Who I Really Am

by Cathy Chargualaf​

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Finding My Way Home: To Who I Really AM    $24.99

Life Esteem Living Journal

by Cathy Chargualaf

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Life Esteem Living Journal    $18.99

My Life Esteem Journal

by Cathy Chargualaf

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My Life Esteem Journal    $13.95

My Bioenergy Journal

by Cathy Chargualaf

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My Bioenergy Journal    $12.95

Animal Storybooks No. 1: Building Self-Esteem through Animal Stories

by Cathy Chargualaf

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Animal Storybook No. 1 (book)  $13.99 (book)

Animal Storybook No. 1 (eBook)   $3.99 (ebook)

Animal Storybooks No. 2: Building Self-Esteem through Animal Stories

by Cathy Chargualaf

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Animal Storybook No. 2 (book)   $13.99 (book)

Animal Storybook No. 2 (eBook)    $3.99 (ebook)

Dr. Cathy Chargualaf featured on:

News Highlights & Hayhouse Events:

Power of Pink Event:


Guest speaker on STRESS and CANCER: The key to emotional healing 

Balbo Press Book Signing:

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Metaphysical Humanistic Science, Humanistic Sciences, IMHS, Florida  

  • DCH, Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy, American Institute of Hypnotherapy, California  

  • Psychology, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California,  
  • Communication, National University, Westminster, California, 
  • Instructor of Professional Resource Development, Certified by Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education

EXPERIENCE & ADDITIONAL TRAINING

EXPERIENCE 
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies - Private Practice since October 2000, providing non-pharmacological therapies specializing in Biofeedback and Hypnotherapy for the treatment of stress related illnesses, pain, and peak performance. Assists clients in learning how coping skills and other strategies can reduce secondary effects of pain and stress. Multidisciplinary approach includes: HeartMath® methods and techniques, Guided Imagery, Relaxation Therapy, Stress Management Training, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Life Enhancement Training programs, Biofeedback, Hypnotherapy, and much more. Treatment is tailored to the individual needs of each client. 
  • Mt. San Jacinto College Instructor – Stress Management, Strategies for Reducing Stress, and Communication

  • California State University of Fullerton Instructor – Variety of courses

  • California State University of Riverside Instructor – Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

  • California State Certified Counselor/Advocate U.S. Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Education Office - Orange County Sexual Assault Network (OCSAN) and Rape Crisis Hot Line

  • Counselor and Director of Fundraising - Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation  
  • Speaker/Advocate for the Special Projects - Alternatives to Living in a Violent Environment (ALIVE) 
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis Training:

  • Certified Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, American Institute of Hypnotherapy, 2003

  • Advanced Hypnotherapy, American Institute of Hypnotherapy, 2003

  • Hypnosis and the Law, American Board of Hypnotherapy, 2002

  • Hypnotic Anesthesia, American Board of Hypnotherapy, 2001

  • Board-Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy, American Board of Hypnotherapy, 1999

  • Certified Master Hypnotist, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, 1999

  • Certified Hypnotherapist, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, 1999

  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy, American Institute of Hypnotherapy, 1998

Neuro-Linguistic Programming Training:

  • Board-Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer, American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, 1999

  • Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, 1999

  • Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, 1999

  • Time Line Therapy Techniques, American Board of Hypnotherapy, 1999

  • Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, 1999

  • Certified Practitioner of NLP, Advanced Neuro Dynamics, 1999

  • Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP, Richard Bandler, Co-creator of NLP, The First Institute and the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, 1997 

  • Certified Practitioner in Design Human Engineering®Richard Bandler, 1997

Other Professional Qualifications:

  • Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), New York

  • Health Coach, The State University of New York, New York
  • Certified HeartMath Clinical Practitioner for Stress, Anxiety, and Self-Regulation - HeartMath™ Institute
  • Certified Provider for Personal Well-Being Assessment - HeartMath™ Institute 
  • Certified HeartMath Coach/Mentor/Trainer for Building Personal Resilience - HeartMath™ Institute 
  • Professional Biofeedback Practitioner - The Stens Corporation and the Biofeedback Training Institute - (Approved by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA))
  • Certified InterStrength™  Method Practitioner InterStrength™ Institute
  • Certified Facilitator of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - Myers Briggs Company
  • Certified Facilitator of Strong Interest Inventory® Assessment - Myers Briggs Company
  • Certified Facilitator of Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®) - Myers Briggs Company
  • Certified Facilitator of California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™), CPI 260 Leadership Assessment - Myers Briggs Company
  • Certified Organizational Change Management Professional - Prosci
  • Certified Change Management Practitioner  - Colorado State University 
  • Certified Consultant in Kotter Organizational Change Management Methodology - John Kotter's 8 Step Change Model
  • Certified Conflict Management Trainer  - Mediation Training Institute 
  • Certified Manager & Employee Mediation - Mediation Training Institute 

HONORS

  • 2015/2016 VIP Woman of the Year Circle Award, National Association of Professional Women
  • 2013/2014 Professional Women of the Year Award, National Association of Professional Women 
  • 2014 Empower the Spirit Award, International Society of Metaphysical Humanism - In recognition of life and work exemplifying the empowerment of others, especially children
  • 2007 Excellent Project Management, Ouellette & Associates Consulting - Excellence in project management by developing a service oriented, client-focused philosophy
  • 1999 Honored for her contribution to the community for her program, Life Esteem™,  YWCA of Greater Los Angeles 
  • 1997 Honored for bringing innovative ideas in an organization dealing with constant change, Los Angeles Commerce for Women

Memberships, Certifications, & Licenses