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David Kohlhagen is a therapist in private practice, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. He is the founder of FORCE OF HABIT and TRANCEFORMATION THERAPY.

He has been a mental health professional for well over thirty years, providing individual, family, and marital therapy, hypnotherapy, and professional training and consultation. He developed Tranceformation and Force of Habit over fifteen years ago, when he became a practicing hypnotherapist

David lives, works, and plays in west county St. Louis. He has given numerous talks and training demonstrations on hypnosis, Force of Habit, and the rapid improvement of psychological and health conditions. He has been a co-trainer with Jon Connelly in several week-long hypnosis trainings in Delray Beach and Brookfield, Florida. He has also studied and practiced energy healing work on an advanced level. The as-yet unpublished manuscript of his book, Force of Habit: Get Well and Stay Well by Clearing up Your Negative Habits of Mind, Body and Spirit, received strong endorsements from Bernie Siegel, MD and Christianne Northrup, MD. You can read excerpts of the book—and the endorsements—on the this website at FORCE OF HABIT.

David is available to give workshops, training, and presentations to mental health, medical and allied health practitioners and to the public on a variety of topics related to mental health and mind/body healing. He can be contacted by phone (314-692-0702) and e-mail.


David Kohlhagen Video Segments 2013 HOPE Group at St. Anthony's Medical Center

This is an hour long full length video of a talk David presented to 35 members of the HOPE Group at St. Anthony's Medical Center on February 11, 2013. HOPE Group is a support group for families of heroin addicts. The talk is titled SOURCE VERSUS ADDICT: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADDICTION, CODEPENDENCE, and SELF WORTH.

The film was made, produced and edited with my permission by HOPE Group resource videographer Michael Meagher. Participants and organizers of non-profit public service organizations are encouraged to audio and video record David Kohlhagen's presentations for their own use by special agreement.

The outline of the talk can be accessed here.

David is available to give presentations on a number of subjects, including addictions and codependence.

Also see website article Addictions and Codependence.

David Kohlhagen Video Segments 2010 Annual Conference of the Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association

Professional training video segments presented by David Kohlhagen at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association at Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri on October 29, 2010.

Title: Force of Habit, Hypnotic Language, and the Rapid Resolution of PTSD Symptoms

Force of Habit Therapy and Hypnosis: Introduction and Overview

Realizing that you’re not where the Traumatic Stuff Happened Any More The Role of Fear in the Formation of Bad Habits of Mind Force of Habit, Hypnotic Language, and Healing

The Conscious Mind and the Subconscious Mind Mind: What it is Beliefs about what you are

David Kohlhagen - Think Responibly! Branded Graphic THINK RESPONSIBLY!


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8420 Delmar, Suite 501
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63124
(314) 692-0702