Dr. Judy Pearson is a speaker, author, Licensed Professional Counselor, and life coach, a clinical hypnotherapist and certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She owns Motivational Strategies, Inc., located in Springfield, Virginia. She speaks to local organizations, associations and at conferences. As a Distinguished Toastmaster in Toastmasters International she has earned recognition for competitive speaking and leadership skills. She is the Executive Director of the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and a member of the Association of NLP, London. Her CV is available upon request.


 For General Audiences

Transform Fat-Thinking into Slender-Thinking

Stop the Habits You Hate and Start the One’s You’ll Love!

Stop The Self-sabotage and Get the Results You Want!

Write Effectively, Write Hypnotically

Strategies for Self-Motivation

Remarkable Rapport Skills

The Questions to Ask to Gain Clarity and Promote Understanding

Communication Skills for Persuasion, Motivation, and Influence

 For Mental Health and Medical Professionals and Coaches

NLP Skills Training

Secrets of Effective Rapport

Getting Client Commitment

The Language of Reframing

Hypnotic Communication

What Medical Professionals should know about Clinical Hypnotherapy

 One-day and Half-dat Application Workshops

for Hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners

Stress management and anxiety reduction

Pain reduction

Sports/Performance psychology

Weight Reduction

Smoking Cessation

Goal setting and motivation

Time Line Methods

Belief Change Methods

The NLP Meta Model

Hypnotic Language Patterns

Core Transformation (conducted with Don Pelles)

Audiences Where Judy Has Presented or Taught

(Well, a few of the more impressive ones):

The NLP Conference, London, England

American Hypnosis Training Academy (Assoc. Trainer since 1992)

Webster Univ. M.A. in Counseling Program (Adjunct Faculty 2004 – 2006)

Brittainia Naval College, Dartmouth, England

Northern Virginia Society for Clinical Hypnosis

Virginia Hypnosis Conference

Baltimore Behavioral Health, Baltimore, MD.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Managers’ Training, Albuquerque, NM

Toastmasters International Convention, Washington, D.C.

Toastmasters Region 7 Conference, Greenbelt, MD

Toastmasters District 36 Conference, Arlington, VA

Toastmasters District 29 Conference, Fairfax, VA

Mitre Corporation Lunchtime Series

Defense Communications Agency, Women’s History Month

Communicating Today Fairfax County VA Cable Access TV


Judy’s consistently patient, optimistic approach builds confidence and brings out the therapist’s innate skills. With her abundant knowledge of NLP strategies and methods, she has taught me how to apply the appropriate procedure for every situation.

Claire Caines, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Caines Center For Psychotherapy, Newton, New Jersey 

 Judy Pearson has been my hypnotherapy and NLP teacher for over ten years. During that time she’s taught me how to refine the basics of hypnosis and NLP added to my repertoire of knowledge and practice. She’s introduced me to new techniques and approaches and has made sure that I’ve understood and am able to practice the skills. She’s practices with the best ethical standards of a mental health clinician and makes sure that these standards are upheld by her students. She has an intuitive manner that brings out the positive in her students and she applauds their successes. In all of the trainings and study groups I’ve attended, she’s well-prepared, flexible as to her audience’s needs and is a superb public speaker.

Stephanie Tracy,

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Cross Junction, Virginia

 Judy’s training is informed, energetic, and very well planned. She knows exactly where’s she’s going, and has fun getting there–you’ll be glad you came along for the ride.

David P. Levin, M.S., LPC, NBCCH

Outpatient Therapist,  Lancaster City Office, Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Lancaster Pennsylvania

 Judy makes her material come to life! At the end of a class, I’ve learned something I can use in my practice!

Mary Hafey, LSCS 

Springfield, Massachusetts

 When it comes to training in NLP and Hypnotherapy, Judy really knows her subject matter. Even more importantly, she is skilled practitioner with over 20 years in practice—and she shares that experience on the platform—her own unique perspectives on helping others heal and grow.

Muriel Prince Warren, Ph.D.

The Warren Institute, Orangeburg, New York

 Judy is a dynamic teacher who teaches her love of hypnotherapy. Her enthusiasm and her belief that this is a method that works are evident in every class she teaches. “Knowledgeable” is an adjective that describes her teaching method.

Patricia M. Fahey L.C.S.W.

Director, Family Therapy Associates of Alexandria Inc., Alexandria, Virginia