Clear out old habits and negative emotions and reprogram for success.

About us


At Mind Wave Institute, we harness the natural healing power of the mind to help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Using techniques that tap into the usually inaccessible subconscious to release the mind's full potential, we help you eliminate old emotional baggage, get rid of limiting beliefs, and reduce stress and anxiety for a rich and rewarding life in the flow.


By using the proven techniques of Medical Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Emotional Technique, Self-Hypnosis Training, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Guided Meditation, and Lifestyle Coaching, we have helped clients lose weight, eliminate phobias, reduce stress, remove emotional blocks, improve performance, connect with passions, and achieve both their optimal health and their most heartfelt dreams.

Virtual as well as in person sessions are available.


Located right off of the Marsh Rd. exit from Highway 101, we are conveniently located for easy access from cities up and down the San Francisco Peninsula, including San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Mountain View.  Because of the excellence of our specialized services, some of our clients travel from as far away as Pleasanton, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz to get access to the power of their mind, to improve their thinking and eliminate their stress. And for those who are too far to reach in person, the power of technology allows access for clients all over the world through virtual sessions. 


Meet Dr. Cindy Sholes, Ph.D.


Dr. Cindy Sholes assists people, who really want to make a big impact on the world, to become more of their authentic, inspired selves. She supports them to achieve their goals by clearing out the old emotional baggage that clutters their minds and saps their energy.  She guides them to optimize their brain function, so they can be energized, passionate and empowered to make a big difference. She is available for individual appointments as well as talks, classes and workshops on choosing happiness, achieving greatness, inspired leadership, the mind-body connection, the mind game of weight control, and balanced brain wellness.


Dr. Sholes received her PhD. in Neuroscience from the University of California at San Francisco.  She is certified as a Medical Hypnotherapist, a Brain Health Coach, a Transform30 Lifestyle Coach, and an Extraordinary Coach. In addition, she has training and certifications in Muscle Testing, Neuro Emotional Technique®, Instant Miracle®, EFT, and Interactive Guided Imagery. She is a Les Brown trained inspirational speaker and educator.   As a neuroscientist, Dr. Cindy highly values continued education and is always finding the most outstanding and effective strategies and information. This continued training allows her to select the best and most effective approch for each individual client. She has been practicing since 2003. Dr. Cindy is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists the nation's premier hypnosis organization.




Hypnotherapist in Redwood City