About Us

Robert Sapien SapienWellness Hypnotherapist
Robert Sapien


Robert E. Sapién, MD, MMM, FAAP, FIBH is a Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics and serves as Chief Medical Officer for sapienWELLNESS.


Dr. Sapién, a native of NM, received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, and a Master of Medical Management at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. After Pediatric training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Emergency Pediatric training at LA County-USC, he returned to NM and established the only Pediatric Emergency Department. He has been a practicing physician since 1986. Dr. Sapién completed hypnotherapy training at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in 2005 and is a co-founder of the International Board of Hypnotherapy.


SapienWellness Christian Raphael Hypnotherapist
Christian Raphael


Christian serves as Chief Executive Officer of SapienWellness. He has 25 years of professional experience in various corporate positions. He began his career at Williams-Sonoma headquarters in San Francisco as an Analyst, and spent 4 years there before moving to Seattle to work for Eddie Bauer as a Buyer and then a Catalog Circulation Manager. After several years with Bauer, Christian gained increasingly higher levels of responsibility in Database and Internet Marketing with West Marine IncMarketLiveDrapers and Damons Fashions and Excelligence Learning Corporation where he led teams in the development and implementation of sophisticated database marketing systems, managed and successfully grew a revenue budget in excess of $180 million dollars with full P&L responsibility and several direct reports. Comfortable in break-rooms and board-rooms, Christian understands the unique pressures of Hourly Employees and C-Level Management.  While in corporate, Christian regularly used self hypnosis and positive visualization  to improve his health, well-being and professional skills in his successful career.  Mr. Raphael is a Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a Fellow of the International Board of Hypnotherapy.