About The Borden Method

What Is The Borden Method?

The Borden Method is a form of hypnotherapy that’s been developed and refined over decades and successfully used with thousands of clients. Charles Borden is the founder and his sister / colleague, Gail Borden, has been a significant contributor in recent years.

Now, with The Bordens' vast experience in helping people better handle life’s challenges both big and small, you can get safe, effective, lasting help for the everyday human challenges we all face. You can get help – by letting us help YOU.


Think of it this way: Hypnotheraphy is best described as a form of very deep, concentrated, focused relaxation. It’s a way of communicating with your subconscious.

Your conscious mind is constantly dominating your thinking and your ideas. Through hypnotherapy, the conscious mind is temporarily quieted and communication occurs with the subconscious mind.

Hypnosis is not similar to a "deep sleep" – it's just a heightened state of relaxation.

But it is in this state that amazing transformations can develop and take hold.

Don't try to solve your problems alone. Let your subconscious help.

The Borden Method is a proven method for focusing your subconscious in the right way, to help you overcome problems and anxieties in your life and get the results you want.

The simple fact is, our conscious mind rules most of our thoughts, our lives and our days.

But the conscious mind, and the thoughts it has, can be our own worst enemy, in certain cases. It tells us self-defeating thoughts. It tells us anxiety-creating thoughts.

The Borden Method of Hypnotherapy is about engaging your subconscious mind to help you with the issues you face. It’s about bringing forth the power of the subconscious mind.

Let The Bordens help you help yourself.

About Charles Borden

Charles Borden

Charles Borden is a world-renowned, second-generation, Board Certified Hypnotherapist based in southern California. Charles began practicing in 1983 and has conducted thousands of individual sessions and hundreds of workshops.

One of the World’s pre-eminent hypnotherapists, he has taken his unique skills throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia to help literally hundreds of thousands of people.

As someone who believes hypnotherapy should be made much more available to people at all income levels, Charles has developed innovative ways to expose greater numbers of people to hypnotherapy – in years past, while running the world’s largest hypnotherapy practice with his father, he was a pioneer of conducting low-fee, easily affordable hypnosis sessions in group "seminar" settings.

Charles is a firm believer that hypnotherapy is for everyone, and can help everyone – and he has devoted much of his life to making it accessible to more people. He believes hypnotherapy is not just for the elite few who can afford high fees.

His life has been devoted to a single-minded goal: "Use hypnotherapy to help as many people as possible." His personal goal has remained the same over the years: To try to have a positive impact on people's lives and give them tools they need to enjoy their lives more.

About Gail Borden

Gail Borden

Gail Borden, also a second-generation hypnotherapist, has the benefit of two decades in private practice in her Florida clinic. During the last several years she has applied her unique hypnotherapy techniques staging group sessions in association with Borden Method.

Charles, commenting on Gail's service to Borden Method; "While she had an impressive track record of achieving effective results with clients in private session work, she had little group session experience when she joined us a few years ago. She was a quick study though on the nuances of group work and our and client feedback ratings show she is the most effective staff hypnotherapist in the history of the firm...in fact, Gail's contributions and results have inspired my own striving for excellence."

Although Gail has vast experience working with clients in many areas, she seems to particularly shine in the effective treatment of weight loss. In 2013 she helped a client lose 140 pounds with group hypnosis, which is an all-time Borden Method record. Gail is a long-standing member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and strictly adheres to their Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

The Charles Borden Foundation

Charles believes that hypnotherapy should be made available to as many people as possible, which is why he’s established the Charles Borden Foundation – a community service project formed to assist San Diego County residents who are disadvantaged and can benefit from the help that Charles Borden provides.

Current projects include the donation of audio recordings offering help with pain management and chemotherapy side effects to local cancer treatment centers. The Foundation also donates CDs, MP3 downloads, and other services to middle school and high school guidance counselors, to help teens who lack self-confidence and struggle with self-esteem issues.

The Foundation gratefully accepts donations, and matches every dollar donated on an equal basis with services or products.