Welcome to Inner Balance Hypnotherapy

Gateway to a life free of anxiety, stress, unhelpful habits, addictions, and behaviors that block inner peace

Semra Weathered



My path started during 1992, with Yoga in Southern California

It all happened because a close friend asked me this question,"What kind of work would fulfill your soul if money wasn’t an issue." and without a thought and with a beaming smile, I said, "I would teach Yoga."  Thus began my yoga and meditation practices, and through them I launched onto a path that evolved into a deeply felt intention; to gain the knowledge and experience necessary for creating a wellness center.

Along the way coincidence and synchronicity guided me to Southern New Jersey, and while there, after training as a hypnotherapist, I decided to continue and get my doctorate on Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Off to Istanbul, Turkey

After ten years of learning, practice, and teaching in the United States,  I set off toTurkey, my home country and realized my intention by founding Inner Balance – the Center for Healthy Living in Istanbul, and operated it from 2003 until 2017.

At Inner Balance Center a variety of methods were available to help clients discover the joys of a life in balance, including the disciplines of yoga and meditation and the processes of reiki and reflexology as well as hypnotherapy.

To my yoga and meditation classes at Inner Balance Center I brought my experience teaching yoga at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Orange County in Irvine, CA,  E-RYT 500 Hour Certification, C-IAYT membership, mentoring for the Himalayan Yoga Tradition Yoga Teacher Program of the Swami Rama Ashram, Intensive Meditation Training for Yoga Teachers, Himalayan Institute, association with Vanamali Ashram in Rishikesh, India, and former membership in the Yoga Research Society affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Additionally, I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy, a Masters of Science in Wholistic Health Science & Nutrition, a Diploma in The Science and Art of Herbology, board certification for reflexology by the American Reflexology Certification Board and through the Virtua Health Care System of New Jersey, I am a certified Reiki Master and Instructor.  I have also completed certification for the Tai Chi for Arthritis Teachers Course of Dr. Paul Lam.

Offering an integrated approach to healthy living has made it possible for many of the people who came for hypnotherapy, perhaps to stop smoking, to find a variety of new resources for preventive approaches to health and stress reduction that have bought them to new levels of emotional and physical well-being.

What goes around, comes around

After fourteen and a half years of conducting hypnotherapy sessions for clients coming from all over Turkey, Europe, and the United States, I have moved back to the United States to be of service through opening a new business, Inner Balance Hypnotherapy, LLC.

While in Istanbul I never had a website.  I was able to rely on word of mouth alone based on the unique relationship of trust  instilled between therapist and client. Under the present circumstances, having built a clientele from both near and far, I feel an obligation to create a way for those clients to reconnect with me.

I bring almost 20 years of experience to Old Town Alexandria, VA

Working toward helping people discover the power of their own unconscious mind to achieve remarkable changes in their lives. To give one example: over the years hundreds of clients who didn’t think they could stop smoking came to Inner Balance and achieved freedom from the addiction and habit in usually just two sessions.  Similarly, clients attained release from unwanted anxiety, stress, phobias, lack of confidence, insomnia, concentration issues, nail-biting, excessive weight, and many other behavioral issues, all Through preventive measures to enjoy a balanced and healthy life.

My Memberships and Associations

National Guild of Hypnotists

International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association

American Board of Hypnotherapy

International Association Yoga Therapists    C-IAYT

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500

Himalayan Yoga Traditions

Himalayan Institute

American Reflexology Certification board

Scheduling appointments

When you feel you are ready, contact me to schedule a session

And begin to sense an inner balance with less agitation from the turbulence of daily existence, to a way of “Being” we all strive for.

Inner Balance Hypnotherapy

218 North Lee Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, United States

(202) 830-8823


Tuesday -  Saturday: 1pm - 6pm

Sunday and Monday: Closed