About Stephanie Jourdan
Director and founder of Higher Self Communications, Inc. and the New Focus Institute in Woodland Hills (suburb of Los Angeles), California, Stephanie Jourdan, Ph.D. established the school in response to therapists seeking to understand and implement the techniques she had demonstrated at various lectures.
Stephanie also consults with clients privately. Click on the Private Sessions button on the right for more information about astrological readings and hypnotherapeutic sessions.
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Dr. Jourdan is recognized in the 1995-96 and 1999-00 Who’s Who in America for her contributions and in psycho-immunology.
The Other Side, a morning talk show on NBC, featured Dr. Jourdan as a regular guest and solicited her to create one of their shows. As a regular feature writer for the Conscious Living Guide Magazine, she shared her philosophy regarding the power of failure and fear.
A pioneer in archetypal therapy, Dr. Jourdan has written a new book coming out in the summer of 2018. It is a guide for hypnotherapists who want to use aromatherapy as part of their practice. The book is based on Dr. Jourdan’s work with students and clients in identifying the archetypal natures of essential oils.
Stephanie Jourdan, Ph.D., is a second generation hypnotherapist, astrologer, archetypal therapist, NLP practitioner and aromatherapist. She received certification as a clinical hypnotherapist from HMI College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana, a nationally-accredited college and went on to receive her doctorate from American Pacific University.
Her earliest experience of hypnosis was as a young girl using Roy Masters’ mindfulness meditation in 1962 which utilized a self-induced hand-raising technique.
In the early 70’s, she began studying astrology, numerology and tarot through The Builders of the Adytum, a Western mystery school based in the teachings of the Hermetic Order and the Kabbalah.
In 1984, Jourdan began formal astrological and archetypal therapy training with the late Edwin Steinbrecher, author of The Inner Guide Meditation.
She began full-time practice as a hypnotherapist, astrologer and Inner Guide Initiator in 1987. That same year, she studied with the late Don Campbell, a leading expert in sound therapy and author of The Mozart Effect and added sound therapy to her practice along with aromatherapy in 1992.
She and her husband, Raphael, have two daughters, who share their interest in the body-mind connection. She maintains a private practice encompassing astrology, tarot and archetypal therapy, tarot, accelerated learning, and regression. They all share a love for dogs. Pictured here are Zephyr, a Tibetan Terrier, and Hermia, a Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier.