this-is-it-smaller-xoxoxoRacquel Knight established Hypnosis Columbia in October 2013. After a lifelong passion for helping others and conquering her fear of public speaking in 2011 with hypnosis, Racquel decided to certify as a Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest and largest, professional hypnosis organization in the world. Racquel later became a Certified Life Coach, and an International Certification Board of Hypnotherapy (ICHBC) Certified Hypnosis Trainer. Furthermore, Racquel has extensive training in pain control, addiction relapse prevention, weight loss hypnosis and numerous holistic modalities, such as mindfulness, energy tapping and Reiki. Currently, Racquel is enrolled in a Masters Program in Health & Wellness Coaching at the Maryland University in Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching.

Growing up overseas and travelling the world as a U.S. Air Force (USAF) brat, Racquel entered the USAF in 1987 and served as a Russian Linguist in East Germany during the Cold War. After the Fall of the Berlin Wall and retraining as a Turkish Linguist, Racquel served during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. She retired from the Air Force in 2007at Fort George G. Meade in 2007, and then served as an Information Analyst until 2018. Racquel embraces differences and a client centered approach to her work and has a special place in her heart for the military and veterans. Racquel offers a unique ability to co-create solutions with her clients to help them change, release old habits, feel better, and to heal.

Racquel has trained and worked with some of the best hypnotists and change-workers in the world and utilizes the latest processes, tools, and techniques to guide clients to live healthier and more deeply satisfying lives. Racquel has helped clients overcome addictive behaviors, to lose weight, sleep better, eradicate physical and emotional pain, release traumatic experiences, self-limiting beliefs and behaviors, and to create positive long-term changes. Racquel also has special experience working hundreds of hours as a substance abuse recovery coach; helping children of substance abusers; and women and child survivors of domestic violence. Racquel’s deep compassion and commitment to helping her clients shines through in all her work.

Racquel is originally from California and has lived in Columbia since 2002. She has a phenomenal daughter, Rhian, who grew up in Columbia and is now a law enforcement officer in North Carolina.


Raised an awesome daughter – kind, compassionate with a drive to serve a higher purpose, in service to her community. This by far is my greatest joy and “accomplishment.”

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

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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