If you are looking to learn hypnosis, then you do want to consider doing it right. There are books on Amazon, weekend workshops and online courses. Yet what are the highest standards in our profession, and do you actually have legitimate diplomas in our field?
For some people it does not matter how they learn hypnosis. They are happy to call themselves a hypnotist and try, to the best of their limited abilities, to help others.
However, there is so much to learn about hypnosis and very high standards have been set to create professionals who make our occupation respectable and worthy of taking note. Read more here about how to learn hypnosis at a level that you can truly be proud of…
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Let’s face it, in this day and age, you can go on the internet and learn anything. You can watch a few YouTube videos on how to hypnotize someone and then call it a day. Perhaps you might even spend some money on a basic course to learn hypnosis and have a simple email sent saying that you are now a certified hypnotherapist. Fortunately, after the decades-long dedication and work of leaders in our field, a path has been forged making hypnotherapy a legitimate profession.
It is from those elevated standards that we therefore recommend that you obtain at least 300 hours of training from a State-Licensed Hypnotherapy School and ideally that you strive for 500 hours or more of training offering legitimate diplomas backed by the Department of Education.
Can you learn hypnosis online?
Yes and no. A lot of theory can be learned online and exercises can be reviewed online, yet nothing can replace the value of in-house instruction under the mentorship of qualified instructors and supervisors. Therefore, the primary way of learning hypnosis through our school is with 70% of the training done online and 30% of it completed in-house. The online library is always available, even after graduation, for students in good standing with the school, and students can even repeat in-house hours to keep learning more.
If you truly want to help people by learning how to effectively hypnotize others, then we recommend that you utilize the benefits and convenience of distance learning and also commit to learning from certified and qualified instructors with many years of experience.
How quickly can I become a hypnotherapist?
Our 500-hour training takes about nine months to complete. We prepare you to take a qualifying final examination through the IAIH that demonstrates that you are truly ready to use your skills as a professional. During your training, you will learn all about not only how to hypnotize and how to transform lives, but also about business and practice management, advertising and marketing, semantics, ethics, law, and professional codes of conduct.
Without rushing this process, you will then learn very important techniques and comprehensive training, everything it takes to be a true professional in this field.
Call us at 800-551-9247 or visit us online at www.InstituteofHypnotherapy.com to learn more about a career that changes lives.
Matthew Brownstein, CCHt is the author of the books “Interpersonal Hypnotherapy,” and “The Sutras on Healing and Enlightenment.” He is the CEO of Anahat Education Group, Inc., the Executive Director of the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy, and the Founder and President of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists.
Matthew has been in the field for over 25 years, and continues to offers trainings, lead Annual Hypnotherapy Conferences, and empower teachers and students to actualize their highest potentials.