Atlanta Hypnosis and EFT Tapping Classes

Jean Hobgood is a retired special education teacher who specialized in children and teens with emotional and behavioral problems. She has taught a variety of self-help and spiritual classes, including stress management, self-hypnosis, EFT tapping, visualization, adjusting to divorce or becoming widowed, and child management classes for parents. Since becoming certified as a hypnotist in 2001, she has been guiding children and adults to lasting positive changes. She brings intuition, warm acceptance, patience, and extensive experience and training to her clients. A very spiritual person, she incorporates the individual's own spirituality in her approach wherever appropriate.

In addition to workshops, Jean is a long time member of Toastmasters International and gives talks to organizations that inspire attendees to realize their power to change their minds and lives.

Please contact Jean at 770-662-8169 if you would like to learn more about attending a class or arrange for her to give a workshop or talk in your setting. 


"My session with Jean was wonderful! I was able to clear negative emotions to help me move forward and believe in myself. In addition, I was able to release pain that had been a problem for the last few months! I will be recommending Jean to family and friends and I will work with her in the future! Yvone, 1st time EFT practitioner attending Tapping 101 class.

Classes Available on Request

The Tapping Solution Movie: offered at no charge

Would You Like to Learn a Method You Can Use to Clear Away the Barriers To Your Success?  This movie features experts like Jack Canfield, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joseph Mercola. Bob Proctor of The Secret, Dr. Norm Sheely, and other experts in the field of meridian energy techniques, also called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), or tapping. This technique has been called emotional acupuncture. Ten people who attended a 3 day group used tapping techniques to change longstanding health, emotional, and habit problems with remarkable results. You will learn to “tap” for your own issues while watching this film. Research at Harvard University has shown that stimulating acupuncture points works by calming down the amygdala, the part of the brain that controls the fight-flight response. For a longer preview of this film, go to

Tapping Your Way to Success Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn and practice using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also known as tapping. This method is often called psychological acupuncture, or acupuncture without the needles. The individual taps lightly or applies mild pressure on the acupoints, while saying phrases that allow relief from unwanted thoughts and emotional responses. This leads to “aha moments” and clarity that allows them to release the underlying beliefs driving their problem. When one person volunteers to address an issue, other group members learn the process by tapping along with them. By keeping an issue of their own in mind, they often experience improvement for themselves. This happens so often it’s called “borrowed benefits.”
Typical Issues addressed in tapping circles:
food and other cravings; anxiety; sadness or grief; procrastination; pain; difficulty forgiving self or others

Includes 19 page tapping workbook

Self-Hypnosis for Growth and Change

Learn how to achieve your goals and dreams using the power of your own mind. Anyone who would like to achieve their personal best, whether that involves letting go of self-limiting beliefs and behaviors or enhancing already existing talents and skills can benefit from mastering the art of self-hypnosis. Participants will learn practical ways to achieve health, wellness, and emotional well being. Attendees will learn to easily enter and maintain a state of relaxation, then use sensory rich visualizations and self-suggestions to reach their goals. A student manual and self-hypnosis CD will be provided. This class is a series of 4 classes.

Stress and Pain Management, A Mind/Body/Spirit Approach

Do you struggle with stress and chronic pain? Both stress and chronic pain have profoundly negative effects on a person's mental, physical, emotional, social, and economic well being. It is possible to cope effectively with both and live a joyful, satisfying life. This six week workshop is excellent for those who struggle with managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, Lupus, and others which limit full functioning. The techniques taught, hypnosis and EFT tapping, will assist in management of all chronic conditions.

After setting specific goals for change, participants will learn and practice a variety of techniques to change limiting thoughts and beliefs, quiet the mind, relax the body, release emotional distress, and make lasting changes. Specific techniques include breathing, mindfulness, progressive relaxation, hypnosis, self-hypnosis, visualization, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, a method to shift energy), affirmations, and mental techniques to stop persistent thoughts and challenge erroneous beliefs. A workbook and a CD of guided hypnosis and mindfulness exercises is provided.

I began personally using these techniques in my twenties because of the stressful aspects of my career as a special education teacher, being a divorced single mother, and health conditions causing chronic pain. I taught Beginning and Advanced Stress Management to other teachers as part of In-service Training in the Escambia County Florida Public Schools.

I took courses in rehabilitation Counseling, including a course in graduate school in medical aspects of Rehabilitation Counseling. This course was taught at the Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida, and including all the body systems, including function and disorders that affect that system. Each system was taught by a medical school physician specializing in that area. I worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor for 2 years, including medical management. In addition to basic and advanced hypnosis certification, I have further hypnosis certification in Chronic Pain Hypnosis and Complementary Medical Hypnosis.

If you would like to learn more about how hypnosis and tapping can help  transform your life, call Jean Hobgood at 770-662-8169 for your free, no pressure, 30 minute consultation.  Video Services Via Skype Available.