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About Brenda J Bentley

Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Author, Cognitive Hypnotherapist 
MSc Mindfulness, DipCHyp, HPD, Sr. Clincian  MNCH (Acc.), PNLP, EFT Practitioner

Brenda is founder of Mindfulness Missouri, inspiring groups and individuals to live their best lives! She teaches people strategies and tools for unravelling problematic patterns of behavior by addressing root causes and dealing with symptoms in a practical, compassionate way. She brings over 15 years of personal meditation practice, a degree in Mindfulness Studies through University of Aberdeen, Scotland, USC San Diego Mindfulness Center, Oxford University, UK, Bangor University, Wales, UK.


Brenda is a comprehensively insured member of the Mindfulness AssociationNational Guild of Hypnotist (USA), National Council for Hypnotherapy (UK) and Master NLP Practitioner. Her training conforms with the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy -- the highest standards for practice in the UK. She trained at the internationally-recognized Quest Institute, which teaches a science-based approach that applies the latest discoveries to help clients even more effectively. As a former member of the Executive Board at the National Council for Hypnotherapy, she understands and respects the ethical framework and standards and strives to uphold them with each individual. 



Brenda has been in private practice since 2005 helping clients to overcome their difficulties by addressing the root cause of both conscious and unconscious patterns which keep them stuck. She has recently returned to USA from living abroad in the UK for last 20 years after divorce and is starting a whole new chapter in her personal and professional life back in the states. A mother of one son, two dogs, two cats, two birds and five fish! She enjoys music, cooking, meditation, yoga, breathwork, painting, drumming, nature and slow living.


Sessions with Brenda offer you more than just therapy -- you learn how your mind works, how you are creating your experience of life and what you need to create the life you want to have.

Brenda believes that everyone has everything they need to be successful and happy inside of themselves -- sometimes, we just need a little help finding it.


Brenda offers:



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She holds a Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnotherapy and has the further diplomas in:-

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

  • Compassion Based Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Confident Child Birthing

  • Brief Therapy

  • Phobic Response

  • Anxiety & Panic Response

  • Positive Psychology

  • Mind-Body Healing

  • Addiction Masterclass

  • Drum Circle Facilitator

  • Medicine Painting Facilitator

  • Sound Therapy Practitioner

  • Shamanic Journeying Practitioner

  • Medicine Painting Facilitator

Brenda has trained with some of the coolest people in the field of Mind-Body Healing:- Dr. Kristen Neff, Christopher GermerPaul McKenna, Rubin Battino, Sandra Ingerman. Dr. Richard Bandler, Carolyn Myss, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Nick Baylis, Dr David Hamilton and Bill Harris.


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