Hypnotherapy Chapel Hill

Call 301-618-9801      Email  don@hypnosissilverspring.com



All hypnosis sessions are online.


I am Donald Pelles, Ph.D., Hypnotherapist certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), and a Spiritual Life Coach.


I guide my clients to resolve their short- and longer-term issues, so they can have more choices in their lives - their thinking, feelings, and behaviors - and don’t need to “settle.”


Are there things in your life that you don’t really like, but  you may have believed can’t be changed?



Our work is with both the conscious and unconscious aspects, guiding you to make the changes you desire, to find new possibilities and directions, new ways of being.

I began my practice of hypnotherapy in 2007, after many years as a software developer, and before that, a mathematics professor at UNC Chapel Hill. I have found in this work a life path that is fulfilling in ways that nothing previous had even approached.


Clients remark on the sense of calm they feel in my presence and my soothing and hypnotic voice - creating an aura of connection and rapport that enables resolution of their difficult and long-term issues.That same sense carries over to online sessions.


I also utilize techniques of NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming) - in particular the powerful paradigms of Core Transformation and Wholeness, which utilize profound altered states and spirituality to engender change and personal growth.


I lived in North Carolina for 17 years, in Chapel Hill and Durham. My spouse, Rosalyn, grew up in Winston-Salem and graduated from North Carolina Central University, and all three of our children were born in North Carolina. We spend part of every summer at Topsail Beach (see the photo below). We have family in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Swansboro and keep in close touch with friends in Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and Charlotte. 



I Can Help

You know you should quit smoking; you have tried everything – the patch, the gum, Chantix, even cold turkey, but nothing has worked. I can help. 


You’re starting to think you will never be the trim, fit person you want to be.  I can help. 


Is chronic pain – Fibromyalgia, IBS, or other something else – diminishing your enjoyment of life?  I can help. 


Do you  find yourself unable to drive over bridges, use elevators, get injections, or fly?  I can help. 


Are you sabotaging yourself or do you procrastinate?  Are you feeling that  you can be and do so much more, but you’re feeling stuck? I can help. 


Do you bite your fingernails, pull your hair out, grind and clench your teeth? I can help. 


Would you like to minimize the swelling, bruising, bleeding, and pain from your upcoming surgery, and heal quickly and easily?  I can help. 


Improve your dancing, golf or tennis?  Yes, I can help with that too.

Some of the issues Donald helps clients resolve are:

  • losing weight
  • smoking cessation and other addictions
  • handling stress
  • anxiety
  • phobias
  • grief
  • trauma
  • sleep issues
  • controlling and eliminating pain
  • "functional conditions": Fibromyalgia & IBS
  • pre- and post-surgery
  • bruxism (grinding teeth, clenching jaws)
  • improving relationships
  • performance enhancement: sports, dance, music, sex, etc.


I quit smoking with Hypnosis Silver Spring and now I'm seeing him as a life coach. Give it a try you won't regret it!

- Victoria Snider


I had a great drive with my kids to see their grandparents in NC. I did not pick at my scalp! Miracle. I continue to have great success. My head does itch and I do scratch it. I am able to recognize when it's due to having an actual dry scalp feeling or a reaction to stress. Luckily, if my hand goes up to scratch due to stress, it comes right back down. I don't get stuck scratching. I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you. Your work with me has really stuck with me, and I am so much happier because I have broken a bad habit. Miracle. Miracle. Miracle. I am amazed by the simplicity of the visualizations yet their impact is immeasurable!

- Kim Hughes, Maryland


Hypnotherapy sessions in North Carolina with Hypnosis Silver Spring, over the Internet
Son Malcolm Pelles on the beach at Topsail Island, NC




Donald listens attentively to your concerns. He skillfully utilizes hypnosis and NLP (Neurolinguistics) to empower you and enable you to make the changes you desire.


Hypnotherapy is a highly effective and efficient way to help you feel better and make lasting changes.

"I've never been hypnotized before and came in for a completely different issue. But Don realized my state and taught me techniques for mastering my power self and dealing with difficult situations in my life. This literally changed my life."

- Alex


"Dr. Pelles is fantastic. He is able to book appointments that fit my crazy work schedule, and is flexible if my schedule changes. I love that I learn exercises that I can do at home outside of office sessions, and they are all different. Additionally, I never feel like I’m in a cookie-cutter scripted program – each session is customized to me and what is going on in my life. If you’re thinking of trying hypnotherapy, I highly recommend it, and doing it here!"

- Dee B., Augusta, GA