My name is Elena, and I practice as a certified hypnotherapist and wellness coach. I'm thrilled that you've taken the time to visit my page, and I'd like to share a bit about myself. Life has gifted me with the incredible roles of mother and grandmother, and I cherish dearly the frequent lessons and growth that come with them.
My happiest moments are often spent in nature, whether I'm breathing fresh air under the moon and stars or basking in the warm embrace of sunshine and clouds. I find comfort and joy in outdoor adventures, especially when surrounded by the calming yet powerful presence of water, whether it's the sea or a freshwater haven. I also have a deep affinity for woodlands, grassy landscapes, and mountain views.
In the long run my deepest desires are to be surrounded by loved ones—family and friends—sharing laughter, joy, and a commitment to serving humanity. I'm passionate about sharing with the world the personal power for transformation that exists within each of us and how love, gratitude, and compassion create a life of lasting health, comfort, and joy.
I am a first-generation American, born in New York City to Latin American parents. However, my most formative years were spent in Colombia, South America, where I became fluent in both English and Spanish. Following high school, I enlisted in the United States Navy as an aviation electronics technician. Over the course of my career, I earned a commission as a surface warfare officer and later joined the Navy's Medical Service Corps, specializing as an environmental health officer. During my 23-year service, I had the privilege of deploying with various battle groups, serving both on board ships and on the ground in locations such as the Persian Gulf and Camp Fallujah, Iraq.
Upon retiring from the Navy, I began a personal journey into holistic healing, embracing modalities such as hypnotherapy. These holistic techniques played a pivotal role in my own healing and transformation. I believe that the practices for self-care, love, and gratitude are simple and accessible, and I advocate for introducing them to everyone, starting from childhood. My mission is to empower individuals to harness the potential within their heart and minds to embark on a journey of holistic healing and self-discovery.
June 28, 2022
Certificate program with Diploma: Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate
Clinical Achievement Award
Academic Achievement Award
December 18, 2021
Certificate Program: Wellness Counseling Certificate
May 24, 2004
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Degree Diploma: Master of Health Science: Environmental Health Science
Certificate Diploma: Risk Sciences and Public Policy
January 29, 1999
Degree Diploma: Bachelor of Science: Secondary Science Education
Magna cum laude
March 2010 to April 2023
Association for Talent Development Certificates
Coaching: for individual, team, and organizational coaching initiatives.
Human Performance Improvement
Master Instructional Designer
Rapid Video Development for Learning
Evaluating Learning Impact