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About Dr. Cathy Chargualaf

Dr. Cathy Chargualaf received her Ph.D. in Metaphysical Humanistic Science, Summa Cum Laude, specializing in Spiritual Counseling and Transpersonal Coaching.

Dr. 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. She includes multiple modalities and metaphysical approaches, such as HeartMath® methods and techniques, Stress Management, Biofeedback, Guided Imagery, Relaxation Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Life Enhancement Training, and much more. 


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, HeartMath Trauma Sensitive Care Practitioner, 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.  

Call to schedule a FREE consultation 

(626) 893-0340

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)

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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:

Life Esteem with Dr. Cathy Chargualaf is featured on the #1 positive talk network,

streaming live on and


Life Esteem "Rise & Transform" with Dr. Cathy Chargualaf


You can listen to Dr. Cathy Chargualaf where she hosts podcasts that take you through a deep dive into self-discovery that will forever expand what you believe is possible for your life!

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  • Ph.D., Doctor of Metaphysical Humanistic Science, Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science (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


  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies - Private Practice providing non-pharmacological therapies specializing in self-care that brings about self-discovery and personal change to awaken a meaningful life and existence. She partners with nonprofit or for-profit organizations, including schools, community and social-service agencies, government institutions, and hospitals to provide a broad range of wellness programs for adults, teens, youth, and children. 
  • 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) 
  • Health Coach, The State University of New York, New York
  • Integrative Health & Lifestyle Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), New York
  • Transpersonal Counseling and Coaching, Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science (IMHS)
  • HeartMath® Trauma-Sensitive Certified Practitioner - HeartMath™ Institute 
  • HeartMath® Clinical Practitioner for Stress, Anxiety, and Self-Regulation - HeartMath™ Institute
  • HeartMath® Stress & Well-Being Assessment - HeartMath® Institute
  • 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))
  • InterStrength™ Method Practitioner - InterStrength™ Institute
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - Myers Briggs Company
  • Strong Interest Inventory® Assessment - Myers Briggs Company
  • Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®) - Myers Briggs Company
  • California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™), CPI 260 Leadership Assessment - Myers Briggs Company
  • Certified Change Management Professional & Trainer - Prosci
  • Change Management Practitioner - Colorado State University
  • Kotter Organizational Change Management Methodology - John Kotter 
  • Conflict Management Trainer - Mediation Training Institute
  • Manager & Employee Mediation - Mediation Training Institute

Mind Body Medicine:

  • Bioenergy Therapy, Level I and II, Domancic Method of Bioenergy Therapy
  • Reiki Level I, II, and Master Trainer, Usui System of Natural Healing
  • Chow Integrated Healing System, by Dr. Effie Chow Qigong Grandmaster, world-renowned Qigong Grandmaster Energy Healer, East West Academy of Healing Arts
  • Advanced Energy Healing, Dr. Robert Ibrahim Jaffe, MD, founder of the School of Energy Mastery

Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis Training:

  • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, American Institute of Hypnotherapy

  • Advanced Hypnotherapy, American Institute of Hypnotherapy

  • Hypnosis and the Law, American Board of Hypnotherapy

  • Hypnotic Anesthesia, American Board of Hypnotherapy

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

  • Master Hypnotist, Advanced Neuro Dynamics

  • Hypnotherapist, Advanced Neuro Dynamics

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy, American Institute of Hypnotherapy

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

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

  • Practitioner in Design Human Engineering®, Richard Bandler

  • Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy, Advanced Neuro Dynamics

  • Practitioner of Time Line Therapy, Advanced Neuro Dynamics

  • Time Line Therapy Techniques, American Board of Hypnotherapy

  • Master Practitioner of NLP, Advanced Neuro Dynamics

  • Practitioner of NLP, Advanced Neuro Dynamics


  • 2016 Women of Distinction Magazine as one of the top ten women in the Health and Wellness industry. 
  • 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


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