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Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Training

Below are some commonly asked questions about hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and our state-licensed training and certification programs. If you have additional questions or would like to speak with someone in person, click here to contact us or call us at (800) 551-9274. We look forward to speaking with you.

At the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy, we offer over 500 hours of State-Licensed training to help you become a certified hypnotherapist. We are passionate about our profession and about training people to become hypnotherapists, therefore we are dedicated to understanding the laws which govern our work and to letting others know the truth about practicing responsibly, ethically, and legally. To learn more, give us a call at 800-551-9247.

We recommend a total of 500 hours or more to get enough education to truly help others as a professional. We always require that our hypnotherapy trainings are State-Licensed and that students get online and practical training. Graduates of state-licensed schools have legitimate credentials, are far better trained based upon Department of Education standards, and are expected to maintain much higher levels of professionalism and ethics.

Hypnotherapy is not a licensed profession as it has been determined time and time again that it is generally safe and does not require the regulations and restrictions of government oversight. After all, you are not ‘diagnosing,’ and most certainly not ‘prescribing.’ The profession is self-regulated, and true hypnotherapy schools need to be licensed while practitioners are considered to be certified.

Being an Interpersonal Hypnotherapist is about living from love, teaching love, and facilitating forgiveness as a return to love. This path is so much more than just hypnotizing people to stop smoking and to lose weight, it’s truly about empowering others with careers that help them to fulfill their own personal missions and to heal the world in the process. Interpersonal Hypnotherapy is all about our relationships – with our clients, with ourselves, and with the relationships within our own subconscious minds. Interpersonal Hypnotherapy has very specific protocols which are unique to our Institute. Interpersonal Hypnotherapy honors the sacred nature of all relationships and uses powerful modalities to create changes within individuals and in society at large.

Anyone can become a hypnotherapist, however, to work on medical conditions you need to get a referral from the appropriate licensed practitioner. This is where we find the distinction between clinical and non-clinical hypnosis. Anyone can use hypnosis for non-clinical issues, such as raising self-esteem, finding inner peace, sleeping better at night, stopping unwanted behaviors, and hundreds of other such topics. Clinical hypnosis involves any diagnosed medical, dental, or mental health condition. In those cases, our graduates are trained to work with licensed professionals to get referrals to keep operating within the parameters of the law and to keep our clients safe.

Yes. The Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy has been licensed by the Department of Education to offer legitimate career diplomas in this field since 2007.

We offer 4 different hypnotherapy certifications; Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHt), Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist (CTHt), and Certified Interpersonal Hypnotherapist (CIHt).

Hypnosis is simply the altered state of relaxation where the subconscious mind becomes open and receptive to suggestions. Hypnotherapy is much more than just inducing the hypnotic state and telling the subconscious to act or feel differently. A well-trained hypnotherapist can work wonders through powerful transformational techniques like Parts Therapy, NLP, Core Transformation, Regression Therapy, Breathwork, Past-Life Regression Therapy, and Life-Between-Life Regression Therapy, that talk with the subconscious mind and not only at it.

NLP uses perceptual, behavioral, and communication techniques to make it easier for people to change their thoughts and actions. Developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in 1972, NLP is designed as a toolbox of learned skills that can be used by anyone interested in self-improvement.

NLP is a powerful adjunct to an existing Hypnotherapy practice but it is not the same thing as hypnosis. NLP benefits mental health professionals, physicians, salespeople, Hypnotherapists, and anyone who communicates regularly with others both professionally and in everyday life. NLP therefore can benefit anyone who wants to reach their goals, help others to reach their goals, and to simply be a better and more effective communicator.

Yes. While we still offer in-person training at our various locations, we have worked hard to make our entire 500+ hours of training and practicals available online. No prior degrees are required and almost anyone can start at any time.