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As a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, I would love to help you achieve your goals; whether it is weight loss, smoking cessation, stress reduction, pain management, accelerated healing, relief from traumas and phobias, or an easy and comfortable childbirth.  All these issues and more can be addressed with hypnotherapy and/or EFT, (Emotional Freedom Technique, or “acupuncture without the needles"). 

Center of the Universe Hypnotherapy, LLC
Marilyn Buchanan, MA, CHt
600 N 36th Street, Suite 325 
Seattle, WA  98103

(206) 778-3997
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Optimize your mind, 
optimize your life.


Hypnotherapy has been recognized by the American Medical Association as a viable treatment since 1958.   In 1996 a National Institute of Health Panel ruled hypnosis as an effective intervention for alleviating pain from cancer and other chronic conditions. 


"I was in a great deal of pain prior to my total hip replacement surgery. Marilyn's kind, caring, and professional manner helped me with pain management, stress relief, relaxation techniques, sleep issues, and overall anxiety over surgery. I experienced better sleep, less stress, ease of pain in my back and hip and relaxation. I would recommend Marilyn for hypnotherapy." 

J.S., Social Worker, Seattle, WA 

My private practice is located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, the “Center of the Universe.”  I also occasionally offer classes in Hypnosis for Weight Reduction in Seattle.  Please check here for current class dates.

And if you’re looking for up-to-date information on hypnosis and hypnotherapy, you’ve come to the right place.  In these pages you’ll gain important knowledge about what hypnotherapy can do for you and for others. Please share this information with your family, friends, and health care practitioner. 

Some Common Issues that may be Addressed with Hypnotherapy:
Accelerated Healing
Pre- and Post-Surgery
Dental Work

Chronic Health Issues
Child Birth
Stress Relief

Fears and Phobias

Smoking Cessation
Weight Loss
Test Anxiety 
Sports Performance

Self Esteem

Grief and Loss

There are many more issues that can be addressed with hypnotherapy.  Feel free to call me at Center of the Universe Hypnotherapy, 206-778-3997, to find out how hypnotherapy can serve your particular needs. 

"I went to see Marilyn three months ago for help with quitting smoking.  I had tried many times in the past to quit and have made it as long as a year, but no matter how long I stayed away the cravings never left and the thought and smell was always pleasant.  I was an on and off heavy smoker for close to 15 years, at times smoking up to two packs a day.  My last few attempts at quitting lasted maybe a couple of weeks at a time, but I would soon be back puffing away at the first signs of stress or while socializing.  It seemed the more years I smoked the weaker my willpower became.

I had never thought of hypnotherapy as a solution to my nicotine addiction, but at the same time did not want to become reliant on the patch or nicotine gum. Marilyn was recommended to me by a friend and I decided to give this method a try.

After one session with Marilyn something changed in the way I felt and thought about smoking. The thought of a cigarette or the smell was no longer appealing, the craving that was ever present in my earlier attempts at quitting are non-existent.  It has been three months since that session and I remain free. It wasn’t just a release from the cravings, but a shift in the way I thought and felt about smoking."

M.G., Seattle

About Marilyn

I am a long time resident of Fremont, first putting down roots here in 1979.  I’m thrilled to continue to be a part of the community, with an office in the Fremont Space Building while living in the house I bought here 30 years ago.  As a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, I love to help people achieve their goals. 

Here is a list of my credentials:

  • Clinical hypnotherapy training from The Hypnotherapy Academy of America, Santa Fe, NM 
  • Certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotists, (NGH #42359) 
  • Certified Blissborn Instructor, teaching couples hypnosis for a safe, comfortable childbirth

  • Reiki ll Practitioner 
  • Psych-K Practitioner 
  • NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) 
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or “emotional acupuncture without the needles”) 

  • M.A.,  Mills College in Oakland, CA
  • B.A.,   University of Washington, Seattle 
I moved to Sante Fe, New Mexico to study hypnotherapy because The Hypnotherapy Academy of America offers the most comprehensive course on hypnotherapy and NLP in the U.S.  I studied with the renowned hypnotherapist and educator, Tim Simmerman.  Tim, a former paramedic and Robert Sapien, M.D., an instructor during the medical portion of my training; share the distinction of being among the few  hypnotherapy instructors trained in allopathic medicine.  Tim Simmerman is also the author of Medical Hypnotherapy Volume One, Principles and Methods of Practice.

My office is in the Fremont Space building in the heart of Fremont; 600 N 36th Sreet, Suite 325, Seattle, WA  98103; across the street from the Lenin Statue and next door to Kinko’s/FedEx.

Please visit here for information about my classes.  For timely articles on hypnosis, please visit my blog



Disclaimer: Before seeking hypnotherapy for medical conditions it is imperative that you see your medical practitioner first for a proper diagnosis.  The hypnotherapy services provided by Center of the Universe Hypnotherapy do not constitute the practice of medicine. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment, but is complementary to conventional medicine.  If you have mental disabilities or a mental illness, please seek psychiatric care.

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