Hypnotherapy schools are regulated and/or approved by the State in which they do business; and many hypnotherapy schools offer basic, intermediate and advanced certification courses. Presently, there aren’t any licensing processes for hypnotherapy, nor any accredited university degree programs. (Check with your state for rules and regulations pertaining to hypnotherapist practice.)
The field of hypnotherapy is continuing to expand and individuals have the opportunity to gain appropriate training at one of a number of hypnotherapy schools in some of the following disciplines: medical hypnosis, dental hypnosis, forensic hypnosis, sports hypnosis, business/education hypnosis, regression hypnosis, behavioral hypnosis, and hypnotherapy as a tool in psychotherapy.
Most hypnotherapy schools teach students how to administer hypnotherapy sessions that help clients with: smoking cessation, weight control, phobia elimination, habit extinction, personal growth, spiritual growth, performance enhancement, insomnia, past life regressions and behavioral change. Other topics that hypnotherapy schools offer frequently include communication skills, ethics, professionalism, marketing, and when to refer clients to a psychotherapist.
Foundational courses taught at hypnotherapy schools entail about 250 hours of training, and involve studies of the mind, its functions; brain wave activities, altered states, the brain and the hypnotic state, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), self-hypnosis, hypnotherapy techniques (memory improvement, quitting smoking, increasing physical/mental performance, etc.), and clinical training, among other subject matter. Students who successfully complete all required coursework in hypnotherapy schools, and who have passed the certification exam, earn Hypnotherapist Certification through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.
Ready to start helping clients through hypnosis and the effective power of persuasion? Applying to any one of several hypnotherapy schools affords you with the training and education to jumpstart your professional career as certified hypnotherapist.
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