What is the location of the training?
The training will take place in Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas is an easy to get to location with inexpensive accommodations and sensational activities to entertain you or your spouse outside of the training.
Is it a credited course with certification?
If you are asking if the course is accredited as in university accreditation the answer is no. Most hypnotherapy training is considered post-secondary or vocational. As for certification, just like a physician or psychologist that is granted a license to practice by a board, Hypnotherapy Certification is granted through certifying boards that are separate from the school. The National Guild of Hypnotists- one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations overseeing hypnotherapy- is an example of such a certifying body. This training meets or exceeds the National Guild of Hypnotists requirements for certification as a hypnotherapist. Our graduates will receive Certificates of Completion, which can then lead to certification by the NGH.
Certain states have hour requirements for hypnotherapy, how many hours will this course be?
The course is 160 clock hours.
Will it meet all state requirements in the US? Would it meet Canadian requirements? Or international requirements?
States or Provinces rarely regulate requirements that govern hypnotherapy. On the other hand cities, counties and some state governments may have regulations about who can or cannot practice hypnosis. It is best to check with your local agencies and check with the National Guild of Hypnotists to see what information they may have on the practice of hypnotherapy in your area.
How long is the course?
Will it be ongoing weekends, or an intensive? The course is 160 clock hours. Dr. Zulli and I have taught the course in both formats. Each format has its benefits. Weekend training allows the student to digest the material and to practice. Intensives give the student the experience of total emersion in the subject. Intensive training can also make a greater and lasting impression on the student and will often lead to profound personal insight and growth. Currently we are offering intensive training exclusively. The training will run Saturday through the following Saturday for 2 separate times, totaling 16 days of training with some take-home reading material and exercises as well.
Will there be an exam?
Do we detect some test anxiety issues? Hypnotherapy is great for that! We have found that written tests are a poor way to judge whether a person has internalized the information from the training and can use hypnosis or apply the techniques. Written tests on things such as terminology and the sequence of procedures are part of the training but the vast majority of your testing will be practical skill demonstration with other students. Our goal is to see you succeed with the information, not fail. Before, during and after the testing process you will get ample time to work with the instructors and practice until you feel comfortable navigating your way through the material.
How is this course different than another I might find?
Great question! 160 hours of training may sound like a long time but it will fly by. Most schools offer training in dozens of different personal growth theories and scores of processes and approaches. While we do encourage you to learn about the founding fathers of psychology and absorb other techniques such as NLP, our focus will be on teaching hypnosis and hypnotherapy. When you leave this training you will have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of hypnosis and how to use hypnotherapy to create change and growth in your clients. Our focus is to see you succeed in business as a hypnotherapist. For example, many students graduate from hypnotherapy training without knowing how to properly do a first session. The fact is that the first session of hypnosis is one of the most important because it sets the stage for all the therapy that will follow. Because these students fail to deeply hypnotize the client or don’t properly lay the ground-work for success, at least 50% of their clients never return after the first session. When you leave our training, you not only understand what hypnosis is but you will fully understand the dynamics that allow you to hypnotize anyone and in any circumstances. You will know how to build rapport with the client that build trust and lead to change and growth. You will be able to use the major tools of hypnotherapy such as age regression and inferred suggestion to effect positive change and create results. And you will be able to know how and when to apply powerful and specialized techniques when dealing with the most common issues that bring paying clients into hypnotherapy. These are the issues people include things such as habit control and weight loss, sports improvement, bedwetting, phobias, panic and anxiety, pain control and much, much more. Please see our course outline for a complete list.
I already have my hypnotherapy certification from somewhere else; do I have to take the basics over again?
Skipping courses is not recommended as this course is designed so that each new section builds on the previous material. However special discounts can be made for current practitioners and students who have received previous training at respected institutions and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
What is the cost?
Part 1 (Hypnotherapy 101, and 201 combined) is $2,499.00 USD. Part 2 (Hypnotherapy 301 and 401 combined) is $2,499.00 USD. Total Tuition - $4,998.00 Registration Opens August 1st, 2016. Register and pay in full for both Parts 1 and 2, BEFORE September 30th, 2016, and save $1000 on your tuition for a total price of $3998.00.
Will there be payment plan options?
The course is quite moderately priced especially when you compare it to the income potential. Hypnotherapists typically make $60 to $150 dollars a session. We will offer a payment plan broken up into 3 payments, but the last payment made MUST be before the first class starts.
Will there be hypnotherapy classes online available? Online training maybe offered in the future. Currently the course is offered as a combination of live training and homework.
Will there be continued support for students who complete the training such as marketing support or other questions that might come up? If so, who would run that support line? Our goal is for you to be a successful hypnotherapist. Our training will include a section on best business practices for a start-up practice and how to promote your services on a shoestring budget. We have never failed to respond to a former student who has a question or a problem. In addition, arrangements can be made for formal coaching or mentoring at an hourly rate.
Would this course be creditable for CEUs for organizations such as American Speech and Hearing Association, or other organizations?
No. We have not applied for CEU status from any organization.
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Your comments, observations and questions are used to evaluate our course and
your comprehension of the material. Your skill level will be evaluated during the practice sessions. You will be required to participate in class, practice hypnotizing others, and be hypnotized yourself. Listening to your feedback and watching your induction technique allows your instructor to determine your personal strengths and weaknesses. The instructor will then be able to show you how to make the process fit your style!
Arrive between 8:30am – 8:45am to check in. You will receive your course materials during this time. After a brief orientation and introduction the class will begin at 9:00AM.
Casual attire is appropriate. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. These will aid in your training because we will be moving around the class.
Recording the class in any manner is strictly prohibited.
Our time together is limited. We require that cell phones remain off during training sessions, and all messages be checked during breaks and personal time.
You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages. Water service will be provided.
Lunch will be at 1:00pm and will last one hour.
We will bring out your best! Your classes will be high-energy, information packed learning experiences, and teach you everything you need to further your hypnosis career. We are dedicated to the growth and success of every student. We will listen carefully to your concerns and questions and take the time ensure you understand the information and how to use it.Most of all you can expect to have fun!
We expect you to come give your very best effort! This will guarantee a high level of instruction for you and all of your peers. Rest and proper nutrition go a long way toward enhancing the learning process. Please bring a clear mind and refreshed body into class each day.
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