Calm Sea

By the idea that with the right knowledge and tools, you can evolve into the best version of yourself. When you heal from your past and align with your gifts, talents and passions, you live better and you make the world a better place for everyone.


Hypnotherapy and its frameworks are simple, accessible, empowering, and provide you with immediate benefit.


To your success and your transformation.


About how you think, how you feel, your health and well-being. I've been on my own personal journeys for many years. Years of exploration, discovery, and healing. And then years of sharing healing and transformation with my clients. I'm here to share the best of what I've learned with you.

My Philosophy is Simple.
It's your birthright to experience well-being, calm, and your personal power

Our work is to empower you with tools to heal yourself, be free of what doesn't serve you and to connect with your own natural, open, clarity and wisdom. 

In the words of a recent client, "I have learned that I have the power to let things go on my own. I have the power to really relax my body, to express love and gratitude where I would otherwise find it difficult, and overall to connect with myself and my potential."

This is what our work together is all about.

Michael Nolan

From an early age I've been fascinated with how people can harness their creative power to change their lives for the better. The intersection of psychology, spirituality, and holistic approaches to healing continues to move and inspire me. My work is targeted, multidisciplinary and effective.

My over two decades of study and experience in the healing arts, coupled with my intuitive, holistic and multi-dimensional approach to health and wellness consistently brings powerful breakthroughs to my clients. Hypnotherapy sessions with me include a robust educational component, whereby I give my clients biochemical and physiological perspectives on their psychological and emotional experiences.

In alignment with my integrative approach, I’m a certified hypnotherapist with both hypnotherapy and advanced hypnotherapy certifications, I’m a certified Kundalini yoga instructor and am trained in permaculture design. Hypnotherapy sessions with me include  all of these perspectives and a robust educational component, whereby I give my clients physiological perspectives on their emotional experiences.


My background in Permaculture Design also lends an expanded framework for healing that includes the interrelationships between the health of the individual, the family, society, and the environment.  Concrete, simple ways for you to build a more naturally sustainable and lower impact relationship to all aspects of your life makes a huge difference in your healing journey.

By bringing in an integrative approach to the issues you are working with, you are better empowered to take healing actions from multiple angles. I incorporate the best perspectives of mind-body healing approaches from around the world to support, enrich, and deepen my clients’ results. This approach to hypnotherapy is ideal for understanding and bringing about the deepest transformation possible for you.

Educational, training, and experiential highlights:

  • 2010 – Hypnotherapy Certification, Center for Hypnotherapy, Oakland, California.

  • 2011 – Advanced Hypnotherapy/5-PATH Certification, Banyan Hypnosis Center, Los Angeles, California.

  • 2012 – Permaculture Design Training. Permaculture Design Studies at the Sonoron Permaculture Guild, Tucson, Arizona.

  • 2013 - Chi Nei Tsang training with Master Mantak Chia, Healing Tao Centre, Doi Suthep, Thailand.

  • 2014 - Co-Founded Consciousness Based Solutions, Inc.

  • 2017 - present - Teacher of Inner Power Series at Upper Canada College's Summer Horizons Program

  • 2018 - present - Teacher of 10-Day Transformational Hypnotherapy program

  • 2019 - Co-facilitator of 12-Day Youth Enrichment Program Winter Camp, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut


We are committed to helping build healthy communities.  

San Francisco Hypnotherapy is part of a larger mission to help build healthy communities. As part of Consciousness Based Solutions, Inc. my partner and I  are sharing our vision and and collaborating with different thought, community, and political leaders to develop innovative new approaches to healing that are based on grassroots, holistic mental health frameworks accessible to everyone.

Michael Nolan and Andrew Gentile leading a sleep clinic at the Horizons Program. Upper Canada College, Toronto.

We are sharing skills through conversations.

We are in dialogue constantly learning, teaching, building networks of people committed to a holistic vision of healing for everyone everywhere.  This year again we are honoured to  be able to continue these conversations through our work with the Municipality of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (an Inuit Community located in the Arctic Circle) and their Youth Enrichment Program

We are supporting and empowering youth.

By nurturing teens' emotional resilience and wisdom, we are helping build the elders of tomorrow today. 

In Toronto, we are excited to be continuing this building through our multi-year collaboration with the Horizons Program at Upper Canada College, teaching stress reduction, emotional intelligence and self-regulation skills to youth from priority (at-risk) neighbourhoods. 

We are committed to helping build healthy communities.  

With the Toronto Inuit Association, we are sharing our holistic mental health frameworks and collaborating with local Inuit leaders to develop innovative new approaches to healing that are aligned with and build on traditional Inuit values.​ 

A group of teens taking part in the Youth Enrichment Camp in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. (Kate Kyle/CBC)

Andrew Gentile with Susan Aglukark and the Arctic Rose Foundation team receiving a 2020 Arctic Inspiration Prize.

We are serving other Leaders in fulfilling their vision.

Andrew Gentile, Co-Founder of Consciousness Based Solutions, Inc., serves as Holistic Mental Health Specialist for the Arctic Rose Foundation's Messy Book Program.  This program trains senior high school students as CALM (Community Artist Liaison and Mentor) Workers leading after school therapeutic arts programs in their home communities in the Territory of Nunavut, located in the Arctic North of Canada. 

In February 2020, The ARF was awarded a grant from the Arctic Inspiration Prize to expand on its programming and services.