About Paula

Biography for Paula Getty-Shearer, C.Ht., B.S

Paula Getty-Shearer is a Certified Hypnotherapist. She is also certified in Therapeutic Imagery. She received her training at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a nationally accredited school for hypnotherapy. She received her degree in Psychology from the University of Idaho in 1988. She now has a successful private practice in Chatsworth, California.

Paula specializes in working with people that are ill or those that have  cancer. She has extensive personal experience working with  patients, their family members and end of life issues through her work with Hospice of the Conejo. Paula teaches Relaxation and Guided Imagery classes at The Cancer Support Community in Westlake and The Foothills (a retirement and assisted living facility) in Simi Valley. She has taught Introduction to Hypnotherapy and Stress Reduction workshops at The Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank. She has a deep sense of compassion and understanding for others along with a strong sense of commitment to assisting her clients through these life challenges.

Paula also specializes in sports performance and helping others achieve the optimum in intellectual achievement and personal growth. An elite athlete in high school and college, as well as a distinguished member of the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame, she has the knowledge and the ability to help others achieve the pinnacle of performance that they desire in their lives. Paula  worked with the boys and girls basketball teams at St. Genevieve High School for 3 years as their “Mind Coach”. She does guided imagery and visualization with teams to help them perform at their best.

Paula enjoys speaking to others about the many ways hypnosis can improve quality of life on all levels. She has worked with clients on a variety of concerns, including stress reduction, test anxiety, panic attacks, fears and phobias,  quitting smoking, weight loss,emotional well being, as well as self confidence and self esteem. Everyone has moments of challenge and it is Paula’s commitment to assist those who are in need.

Hypnotherapy Specialties


Certified Hypnotherapist at Healing with Hypnotherapy and at The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator at the Cancer Support Community (a cancer center in Westlake) and at The Foothills in Simi Valley. Volunteer-Hospice of the Conejo, High School Varsity Basketball Coach for ten years. Mind Coach at St. Genevieve for 3 years.


Continuing Education

Smoking Cessation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Reiki, Weight Control, Pain Management, Sports Performance, PTSD.




Hypnotherapy offered in Chatsworth, Westlake Village, the San Fernando Valley and Conejo Valley.