All About Your Hypnotist/Coach

this-is-it-smaller-xoxoxoHypnosis Columbia was established by Racquel Knight in October 2013. After a lifelong passion for helping others and conquering her fear of public speaking in 2011 with hypnosis, Racquel certified as a Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest and largest, professional hypnosis organization in the world. Racquel later Certified with the International Certification Board of Hypnotherapy (ICBCH) as a Hypnosis Instructor. Racquel also has extensive training in rapid recovery techniques, trauma, pain control/elimination, addiction relapse prevention, and much more. Racquel is also a Certified Integrative Life Coach (with the International Association for Counselors and Therapists). 

Growing up overseas and travelling the world as a U.S. Air Force “brat”,  Racquel joined the Air Force herself in 1987, and served as a Russian Linguist in East Germany during the Cold War. After the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1991, she retrained as a Turkish Linguist, and then later as an Intelligence Analyst. Racquel served during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and retired from the Air Force in 2007 at Fort George G. Meade. Racquel employs a client centered approach and recently trained with Jon Conelly in Rapid Resolution Therapy. Racquel offers a unique ability to co-create solutions with her clients to help them to experience their best lives, a sense of inner peace, freedom, power and joy in the present moment.

Racquel utilizes some of the latest processes, tools, and techniques in neuroscience to guide clients to live healthier and more deeply satisfying lives. Racquel has helped clients overcome addictive behaviors, release anger, weight, eradicate physical and emotional pain, clear out traumatic experiences and imprints, self-limiting beliefs and behaviors, and to create positive life long changes. Racquel also has volunteered hundreds of hours working as a substance abuse recovery coach, helping children and survivors of domestic abuse and work place violence. Racquel’s deep compassion and commitment to helping her clients shines through in all her work.

Originally from California, Racquel has lived in Columbia since 2002. She has a phenomenal daughter, Rhian, who graduated from Atholton High School and is now a law enforcement officer in North Carolina.


Certified, Rapid Resolution Therapy, 2019

Certified Consulting Hypnotist, National Guild of Hypnotists, 2013

Certified Integrative Life Coach (IACT & Center for Integrative Hypnosis, Melissa Tiers), June 2018

Certified ICBCH Train-the-Trainer (Dr. Richard Nongard), October 2018

Certified Steven Blake’s OldPain2Go Methodology, 2018

Certified Neurolinguistic Programming (National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programming), 2014

Certified Psychosensory Techniques and Principles, Kevin Laye, 2017

Certified Relapse Prevention and Addiction Freedom (Addiction Freedom Project), 2016

Certified Medical Support Hypnosis (Michael Ellner and Alan Barsky), 2016

Certified Virtual Gastric Band Protocol Practitioner (Sheila Granger & Marc Carlin), 2014
Certified, Depth Model for Weight Loss (Tom Nicoli), September 2013
Certified, Pain Management (Sean Michael Andrews), 2014
Certified, Age Regression (Roy Hunter), September 2013
Certified, Past Life Regression (HMI), 2016

Reiki Training II


Current Master of Arts Student, Health and Wellness Coaching, Maryland University of Integrative Health

Certified Health Coach, American Council of Education, 2017
Masters Level Coursework – Loyola University, Maryland, 2006-2013

  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
  • Individual counseling, Group Therapy,  Marriage and Family Counseling, Crisis Counseling.

Bachelors of Science, Liberal Arts with a focus on Russian & Turkish Language Studies, Excelsior College, Albany, NY