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Online Hypnotherapy Courses & Hypnosis Training

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Our comprehensive range of hypnosis & hypnotherapy courses will teach you all that you need to know, in order to become a confident and highly effective hypnotist.

The Hypno-Dough Technique Course


Create powerful subconscious change!
£ 89
  • 3.5 Hours Video Training
  • 59 Page Course Manual
  • 5.25 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Qualification Available

Online Hypnotherapy Certification Course


Fully Certified & Accredited!
£ 1795
  • Over 60 Hours Online Training
  • 1,000+ Page Course Manual
  • 275 Total Study Hours
  • Insurance Eligible Qualification

Hypnotherapy
101 Course


The ideal course for beginners!
£ 159
  • 26 Video Modules
  • 150 Page Course Manual
  • 13 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Become a Confident Hypnotist Course


THE course for building confidence!
£ 37
  • 1.5 Hours Video Training
  • 35 Page Course Manual
  • 3 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Ego Strengthening 101 Course


Boost self-esteem with hypnosis!
£ 49
  • 2 Hours Video Training
  • 70 Page Course Manual
  • 4.5 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Engaging Your Client Course


Get better success with your clients!
£ 27
  • 49 Minutes Video Training
  • 37 Page Course Manual
  • 2 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Goal Setting for Hypnotherapists Course


Laser-focus your therapy work!
£ 27
  • 38 Minutes Video Training
  • 37 Page Course Manual
  • 2 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

HypnoDemo - Hypnosis Demonstrations Course


Use demos to get attention & clients!
£ 99
  • Over 4 Hours Video Training
  • 67 Page Course Manual
  • 6 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Hypnotherapy Metaphors 101 Course


Create change with hypnotic stories!
£ 27
  • 44 Minutes Video Training
  • 35 Page Course Manual
  • 2 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Hypnotic Suggestibility Testing 101 Course


Learn 16 powerful suggestibility tests!
£ 149
  • Over 6 Hours Video Training
  • 160 Page Course Manual
  • 12.75 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Improve Your Communication Course


Become a master influencer!
£ 27
  • 49 Minutes Video Training
  • 40 Page Course Manual
  • 2 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Learn Self-Hypnosis Course


Improve your life with hypnosis!
£ 67
  • Over 2.5 Hours Video Training
  • 57 Page Course Manual
  • 4.75 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Monetise Your Therapy Practice Course


Take your business to the next level!
£ 49
  • Over 1.5 Hours Video Training
  • 72 Page Course Manual
  • 4 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Pain Management for Hypnotherapists Course


Use hypnosis to eradicate pain!
£ 89
  • Over 3 Hours Video Training
  • 75 Page Course Manual
  • 5.75 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Performance Palace Protocol Course


THE performance anxiety technique!
£ 159
  • 4.5 Hours Video Training
  • 146 Page Course Manual
  • 11 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Rapid-Fire Rapid Inductions Course


Lightning-fast induction training!
£ 27
  • 50 Minutes Video Training
  • 26 Page Course Manual
  • 2 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Rapid Hypnosis101 Course


Learn to hypnotise FAST!
£ 49
  • Over 1.5 Hours Video Training
  • 1.75 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access
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Rapid Therapy Approaches Course


Create lasting change in minutes!
£ 67
  • Over 2.5 Hours Video Training
  • 88 Page Course Manual
  • 8.75 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Stage Hypnosis 101 Course


Learn to be a comedy hypnotist!
£ 49
  • 2.5 Hours Video Training
  • 2.5 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access
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Working With Beliefs Course


Replace unwanted beliefs with hypnosis!
£ 27
  • 48 Minutes Video Training
  • 52 Page Course Manual
  • 2.5 CPD Points & Certificate
  • Lifetime Access

Interested in Live (in person) Hypnotherapy Training?

If, you would like to become a fully qualified hypnotherapist, our trainers (Kate & Rory) run a live Hypnotherapy Diploma course in London (UK) twice a year. This training course meets and exceeds the UK Core Curriculum standards for hypnotherapy training, and is internationally recognised with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).  For full details about this amazing training opportunity, check out this video, then click the button below:

New online Hypnotherapy training courses coming soon!

We’re currently in the process of filming and editing a whole bunch of different hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses. So, keep your eyes peeled for updates, and if you haven’t already, sign up to our mailing list below to receive an instant notification when new courses are released, as well as free videos and hypnosis tips!

Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Training Frequently Asked Questions

As a student hypnotist, or as someone looking to develop their hypnosis and hypnotherapy skills further, there are many routes forward. But how do you know what you need to do in order to succeed? To learn hypnosis and hypnotherapy, you benefit from asking questions, so we’ve put together a list of some of our most frequently asked questions below. These, we know, will help you to reach your hypnotherapy and hypnosis training goals.

Use the ‘Browse FAQ Questions’ dropdown below (click on the down arrow) to search for your question, or simply scroll down to read through all of our FAQs. If you have a question that isn’t featured below, contact us directly, we’re here to help!

Browse FAQ Questions

Can anyone be a hypnotist? Can I learn hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a skill, not a gift. We’re often asked, “can anyone be a hypnotist?” and the answer is yes! You do not need any prior training in psychology, NLP, CBT, or any other therapies and modalities to become a hypnotist. All you need is the ability to learn and the right motivation for doing so! So, as a ‘hypnotherapist’, you’ll need to be motivated to help people. As a ‘stage hypnotist’ or ‘street hypnotist’, you’ll need to want to entertain people with hypnosis!

We have successfully taught our powerful hypnosis approaches to people from all walks of life, from school leavers to retirees, and who have worked in various non-hypnosis and non-therapy fields (office workers, builders, taxi drivers, adult entertainers, teachers, doctors, artists, bar staff, magicians, shop assistants, and the list goes on…)

At the end of the day, we’re confident that at hypnosis-courses.com, we can help you to become a hypnotist. However, if you’d like an even more detailed answer to this question, check out our blog on the topic, here: https://hypnosis-courses.com/can-anyone-become-a-hypnotist/

Can I learn hypnosis online?

How do you train to learn hypnosis? Well, just as you can use books to learn hypnosis, you can learn hypnosis online too! In fact, it can often be easier to learn hypnosis online rather than from books, because you get to watch as well as read! All the best online hypnosis courses include training videos AND course manuals, meaning you get to read the theory as well as watching the practical aspects of how hypnosis works. This means you can learn how to do hypnosis just as easily online as you could at an in-person hypnosis training course.

Because we get asked this question SO often, we even wrote a blog on the topic – check it out if you’d like to learn more: https://hypnosis-courses.com/is-online-hypnosis-training-worth-doing/

Otherwise, if you’re ready to learn hypnosis online, check out our range of hypnosis courses by clicking here.

What’s the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are two different things, yet one makes use of the other.

‘Hypnosis’ is all about the skill of creating the hypnotic state. A hypnotist hypnotises someone. They are then in a state of hypnosis (sometimes known as a ‘hypnotic trance’). The state of hypnosis is not therapeutic by itself; that’s where hypnotherapy comes in. However, ‘hypnosis’ is used within both therapy and entertainment settings. Stage hypnotists make use of some of the same methods to create the ’state of hypnosis’ that hypnotherapists do. It’s what they do when someone is in hypnosis that makes it different. We cover these differences below:

‘Hypnotherapy’ (sometimes referred to as ‘clinical hypnosis’ or ‘clinical hypnotherapy’) is the use of therapy approaches with a client who has been hypnotised. So, hypnosis + therapy = hypnotherapy. There are many different types of therapy approaches a hypnotherapist might use. We’ve got a great blog about the types of hypnotherapy you can learn here: https://hypnosis-courses.com/types-of-hypnotherapy/

(If you want to learn hypnotherapy, we have a range of FAQs about hypnotherapy specifically just below this question.)

‘Stage hypnosis’ (and ‘street hypnosis’) is the use of hypnosis to create fun experiences and scenarios for the hypnotised participants. Stage hypnotists do not perform ‘therapy’ on stage, and their shows are solely entertainment-focused. A stage hypnotist will be experienced in how to utilise ‘hypnosis’ as well as specific techniques and suggestions that are used after hypnotising people, in order to create a ‘hypnosis show’ or similar performance

(If you want to learn stage hypnosis or street hypnosis, we have some more FAQs about those specific topics further on down the page

What is clinical hypnotherapy / What is clinical hypnosis?

Clinical hypnosis, sometimes known as clinical hypnotherapy, refers to the use of hypnotherapy for clinical/medical conditions, or in clinical/medical settings. So, a hypnotherapist working with a pain management client is performing ‘clinical hypnotherapy’ as pain is a clinical condition. Similarly, a hypnotherapist working with a patient in a hospital would also be working as a ‘clinical hypnotherapist’, as they are in a clinical environment. However, just because someone is trained in clinical hypnosis, it doesn’t mean that they are always practicing as a clinical hypnotist.

As an example, if the same hypnotherapist mentioned above was helping someone with a non-clinical condition, or in a non-clinical environment, such as seeing a ‘confidence’ client in their own therapy office, this would not be deemed as clinical hypnotherapy, as there’s no clinical component.

As you can see, the meaning of the term clinical hypnosis is actually very simple. However, many hypnotherapy schools and trainers use the term clinical hypnosis as a marketing strategy rather than to truly reflect the content and purpose of their courses. There are a lot of ‘clinical hypnotherapy’ courses’ out there, the problem is, usually, only a small portion of the content on those courses relates to clinical applications of hypnotherapy. The majority of what’s taught on ‘clinical hypnotherapy courses’ is, in fact, just standard hypnotherapy. By adding the word ‘clinical’ in front of their course name, it makes it seem better than just a ‘standard’ hypnotherapy course.

We recommend doing your ‘due diligence’ and checking the contents of a course before you sign up, rather than just looking at the ‘label’ of the course and searching for ‘clinical hypnotherapy training’, or ‘clinical hypnosis training’. This blog has a number of different considerations and questions you can ask your trainers before you commit to join a course: https://hypnotc.com/clinical-hypnotherapy-diploma-certificate/

What is solution-focused hypnotherapy?

The term ‘solution-focused hypnotherapy’ is a global term used to describe the way in which a hypnotherapist is taught to work with a client. The goal of solution-focused hypnotherapy is to help a client move towards a solution (goal), as opposed to ‘problem-focused hypnotherapy’ which is a less effective way of working.

There are many types of hypnotherapy techniques and approaches that can be used within the solution-focused hypnotherapy session, however, not all schools teach the ‘solution-focused’ element, and teach from a more problem-focused perspective.

If a hypnotherapist is ‘problem-focused’, they may be able to help a client to reduce unhelpful aspects of the client’s problem (e.g. unhelpful behaviours, thoughts and symptoms), but reducing the problem is only half of what a client needs from us as hypnotherapists. The solution-focused hypnotherapist will help a client to reduce the unhelpful aspects of their problem, whilst also giving them more helpful ways of responding (solutions).

The solutions provided within a solution-focused hypnotherapy session are often tailored to be bespoke to the client, as all clients are different, with different needs and goals. The solution-focused hypnotherapist will be taught how to figure out exactly what a client needs, and what solution will be best for them. This makes solution-focused hypnotherapy a highly sought-after therapy option. All of our hypnotherapy training courses, from our practitioner-level qualification, through to our shorter CPD courses, are solution-focused in nature, as it’s the best way of getting fantastic results as a hypnotherapist.

To learn more about why goals (solutions) are important in the therapy session, check out our Goal Setting for Hypnotherapists course: https://hypnosis-courses.com/entry/goal-setting-for-hypnotherapists/

Otherwise, if you’d like to become a solution-focused hypnotherapist, join us on our next solution-focused hypnotherapy training, the live-online hypnotherapy certificate course: https://hypnosis-courses.com/live-online-hypnotherapy-certification-ngh/

What is Ericksonian hypnotherapy?

Ericksonian hypnotherapy is a style of hypnotherapy based on the work of renowned psychiatrist and psychologist, Dr Milton H. Erickson (1901-1980). Milton Erickson’s hypnotherapy approach was drastically different to other hypnotherapists at the time, many of whom took a very direct, commanding and authoritative approach to delivering hypnotic suggestions.

Due to contracting polio at a young age, Erickson’s speech was affected. Also, he spent a long period of time recovering, throughout which he developed keen observational abilities. Erickson would study those taking care of him, noting how they interacted with him and others. This time recovering from his disease meant that Erickson was able to employ what he learned to create a new and different approach to what other hypnotherapists of his time were doing.

Fast-forward to the current day and Milton Erickson is a key figure in hypnosis history, with an entire model of hypnotherapy named after him; Ericksonian hypnotherapy. He led us to the use of more indirect and permissive hypnotic suggestion and was integral in the development of solution-focused brief therapy, strategic family therapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and conversational hypnosis approaches.

The key Ericksonian hypnotherapy approaches consist of indirect suggestions, metaphors and use of symbology, with an overarching view that the client’s subconscious mind has the answers, even if they’re not consciously aware of them. Many hypnotherapy courses cover the use of Ericksonian hypnotherapy methods, especially focusing on the use of indirect hypnotic suggestion and therapy metaphors. To learn more about indirect, Ericksonian-style suggestions, a great start towards getting Ericksonian hypnotherapy training check out this blog: https://hypnotc.com/ericksonian-language-patterns-indirect-hypnotic-suggestions/

What is cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy?

Cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy, as the name suggests, is used to work with cognitions (thoughts and beliefs) and behaviours (actions and habits). Cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy approaches form the foundation of the majority of hypnotherapy sessions, and are taught by almost all hypnotherapy schools.

Most hypnotherapy clients have behaviours and thoughts that need addressing in order to help them reach their therapy goal. However, as you’ll learn below when you read the ‘What type of hypnotherapy model is best?’ FAQ, you’ll notice that there are two additional therapy models that are very useful when used alongside cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy approaches. Though cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy is very effective, the cognitive-behavioural therapist can benefit from adding analytical and regression therapy approaches to their toolbox too, for optimum flexibility when working with clients.

If you’d like cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy training, these topics are both covered on our practitioner-level course, here: https://hypnosis-courses.com/live-online-hypnotherapy-certification-ngh/ as well as on our in-person hypnotherapy diploma course: https://hypnotc.com/hypnotherapy-diploma-course/

What is Hypno-CBT?

Hypno-CBT can be thought of as the use of CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy) alongside hypnosis. CBT is a common form of talking therapy that occurs out of hypnosis. This may seem similar to cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy (mentioned above), however HCBT is more focused on incorporating the traditional CBT process into the hypnotherapy session with the aim of boosting the effectiveness of the CBT approaches using hypnosis.

Again, as with cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy approaches, an additional knowledge of analytical and regression hypnotherapy approaches can benefit the Hypno-CBT practitioner, although these topics are not usually taught within a Hypno-CBT training course. Another useful component to learn when using HCBT is ego-strengthening, as the ‘disputing’ phase of CBT can cause a client to feel ‘attacked’ if they do not have the sufficient resources to cope with the challenge.

To learn more about ego-strengthening, check out this blog: https://hypnotc.com/ego-strength-hypnotherapy/

Though we do not offer a formal Hypno-CBT training course, our hypnotherapy diploma course covers the use of REBT alongside hypnotherapy. REBT is similar to CBT, yet we find it to be more flexible and adaptable within the hypnotherapy session. Learn more about our diploma course here: https://hypnotc.com/hypnotherapy-diploma-course/

What is Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)?

Rapid Transformational Therapy, sometimes called RTT, is a particular model of therapy that uses some elements of hypnotherapy alongside some other therapy modalities and techniques. As you might have realised if you’ve looked into Rapid Transformational Therapy, a fundamental element of the RTT process is ‘regression’ (you’ll learn more about regression in the next FAQ; ‘What type of hypnotherapy model is best?’).

The RTT sales website suggests that; “breakthroughs are achieved by understanding and fixing the root cause, rather than just addressing the symptoms of the presenting issue”. RTT focuses less on ‘current’ aspects of a client’s problem (such as their current behaviours and their limiting beliefs), and instead works towards ‘resolving significant past events’. Unfortunately, as hypnotherapists ourselves, we see many clients that do not have any significant past events relating to their problem. Many problems are solely created and maintained in the present, therefore, taking a highly regression-focused therapy approach is absolutely not recommended for all clients (and, in fact, could cause unnecessary disturbance or even traumatisation).

With the above in mind, a Rapid Transformational Therapy course will not give you the same broad range of hypnotherapy skills as a traditional hypnotherapy training course. In fact, we have welcomed some RTT-trained therapists onto our own hypnotherapy courses in order to help them ‘fill in the blanks’, covering the elements that they felt were not included on their RTT courses, and that they had identified as necessary for them to practice more effectively.

If you have taken an RTT training course or any of the other types of hypnotherapy courses mentioned above, and feel that you still need to learn more about hypnotherapy, we have a fantastic ‘upskill training’ discount available for our Hypnotherapy Diploma Course via our sister-company, HypnoTC. You can learn more about that here: https://hypnotc.com/hypnotherapy-diploma-course-qualified-hypnotherapist/

What type of hypnotherapy model is best?

The term ‘hypnotherapy model’ refers to the specific type of approaches or techniques that a hypnotherapist may use with their clients. We’ve mentioned some of the different hypnotherapy models that you might have already found online in the FAQs above. However, the majority of hypnotherapy models (including the ones above) fall into four key categories:

  • Behavioural hypnotherapy approaches
  • Cognitive hypnotherapy approaches
  • Analytical hypnotherapy approaches
  • Regression hypnotherapy approaches

Behavioural hypnotherapy approaches are focused on working with the current habits and behaviours of the client, and to help them develop new, healthier and more appropriate habits and behaviours. Almost all clients coming to see a hypnotherapist will have a behaviour relating to their problem/goal that needs addressing, whether they would like to stop doing an unhelpful behaviour, develop a new, healthy behaviour, or both!

Cognitive hypnotherapy approaches are focused on working with any negative, unhelpful, inflexible or otherwise limiting beliefs that a client has. These beliefs can be directly relating to the problem/issue, or they can be beliefs that are less directly related, yet are still stopping the client from reaching their goal.

Analytical hypnotherapy approaches are focused on two different things; insight generation and subconscious change. With analytical hypnotherapy techniques, the hypnotherapist can generate therapeutic change on a subconscious level, without the client needing to consciously engage in the process. Insight generated during the analytical hypnotherapy process can be incorporated by the client in order to get a deeper understanding of their problem, to connect to their resources, and because of this, analytical hypnotherapy can enable powerful and long-lasting changes to occur.

Regression hypnotherapy approaches (sometimes known as ‘regression to cause’ or ‘hypnotic age regression therapy’) are used by many professional hypnotherapists as a ‘last resort’, this is because regression is the most ‘intrusive’ of the four key hypnotherapy categories. Also, due to the potential for re-visiting unpleasant memories, the regression hypnotherapist must be highly experienced in dealing with emotional clients and emotional abreactions, which are more common with regression therapy. As mentioned in the FAQ above, in most cases regression should only be used when a client has undergone behavioural, cognitive and analytical hypnotherapy beforehand. Also, contrary to what you may have heard about regression, it can also be used from a positive ‘resource-focused’ perspective, and not just to ‘go looking for past traumas and significant negative events’.

Regression is a very powerful hypnotherapy approach when used correctly and at the appropriate point in the therapy process. As such, it is recommended to gain a thorough grounding in all four hypnotherapy approaches, rather than just relying on regression therapy.

We teach a range of popular ‘models’ and ‘techniques’ within our practitioner-level hypnotherapy courses and also within our shorter online CPD courses. When teaching hypnotherapy, we focus on helping you to develop a wide range of skills and underpinning knowledge across all key modalities (behavioural, cognitive, analytical and regression). For many therapists, this works better than having to follow one specific ‘therapy model’, which, in some cases, can limit your efficacy as a hypnotherapist, and reduce your confidence in your ability to work effectively to meet your clients’ needs.

Can I learn hypnotherapy online?

Just as you can learn hypnosis effectively online, you can also learn hypnotherapy online! The skills that a hypnotherapist uses can be taught both in person or online with equal depth and, most importantly, both theoretical and practical experience. You can even get your full hypnotherapy certification online too!

As expert hypnosis and hypnotherapy trainers, our online hypnotherapy courses have been specifically created to give you the best possible learning experience, with comprehensive course videos and manuals, and even (optional) homework tasks that you can use to really get to grips with the practical skills required to become a successful hypnotherapist.

To learn more about the benefits of joining an online hypnotherapy training course, check out this blog on the topic: https://hypnosis-courses.com/hypnotherapy-training-online/

Do you need a degree to be a hypnotherapist?

The short answer to this question is no, you do not need a degree to become a hypnotherapist.

Hypnotherapy is a therapy approach which utilises a range of therapeutic models and modalities in a specific way, so everyone learning hypnotherapy needs to start with the basics, whatever your background.

A good online hypnotherapy course will teach you all that you need to know in order to successfully help people with hypnotherapy. This is true even if you have no previous experience of hypnotherapy, psychology, or other therapies. Practitioner-level hypnotherapy training will teach you ‘from the ground up’, building your skills, no matter what your starting point. Whether you have additional therapy or psychology training already, even to degree-level, or if you have no experience whatsoever, a good online hypnotherapy training school will teach you every aspect of running a successful professional hypnotherapy practice.

To find out exactly what you’ll learn on a top-quality online hypnotherapy course, check out our live-online certificate course prospectus here: DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS (PDF)

How long does it take to learn hypnotherapy?

To tell you how long it takes to learn hypnotherapy can be a bit like the old adage, ‘how long is a piece of string?’ – this is because there are so many different hypnotherapy training options out there. Some courses are just a few days long, others are spaced out over a period of months or even years. So, the duration will depend entirely on which hypnotherapy training provider you choose.

The above answer refers to the duration of a hypnotherapy course, but doesn’t factor in the ongoing learning that you will have when practicing as a professional hypnotherapist. As hypnotherapy trainers, we teach our students to continue their learning process beyond their initial training (even though our training is VERY thorough). As hypnotherapists ourselves, even with decades of experience, we are STILL learning. Every client that you see as a hypnotherapist will help to develop your knowledge, skills and overall ‘learnings’ and understanding of hypnotherapy. You may choose to add new techniques and therapy modalities into your existing hypnotherapy practice to learn how to help people in a range of different ways.

So, to answer the question fully, your initial training as a hypnotherapist may only take a period of weeks or months, but your ongoing learning and development will (and should) last a lifetime!

What qualifications do you need to be a hypnotherapist?

Depending on the country (and state) that you live in, your hypnotherapy qualification requirements may differ. In some countries, you are only allowed to practice hypnotherapy if you are a doctor or psychologist, such as in Israel and Norway. In other countries (such as the UK), there are few regulations about who can practice hypnotherapy, and what hypnotherapy qualifications are required.

With the above in mind, if you live in a country/state where you are allowed to practice hypnotherapy, one of the most widely recognised hypnotherapy certificates is offered by the National Guild of Hypnotists, giving you the title ‘Certified Hypnotherapist’ (or ‘Certified Hypnotist’ if required depending on your location), and the post-nominal letters C.H. after your name. This is the qualification offered with our own Live-Online Hypnotherapy Certificate Course, and you can learn more about that here: https://hypnosis-courses.com/live-online-hypnotherapy-certification-ngh/

In the UK, though not legally mandated, there is a ‘Core Curriculum’ and ‘National Occupational Standards’ for hypnotherapy training, that some of the best in-person training schools follow. However, online courses are not eligible to meet those criteria, as face-to-face, in-person training is a mandatory requirement of the Core Curriculum. To learn more about the UK Core Curriculum and in-person training, check out this blog from our sister-company, HypnoTC: https://hypnotc.com/hypnotherapy-core-curriculum-regulation-training-standards/

And if you’re based in the UK and you’re looking for a practitioner-level hypnotherapy course that DOES meet the Core Curriculum, check out the HypnoTC Diploma Course here: https://hypnotc.com/hypnotherapy-diploma-course/

How do you become an accredited hypnotherapist?

Hypnotherapy accreditation (and certification) is a process that starts at the ‘training course’ you choose. All good hypnotherapy training schools offer externally accredited qualifications. This means that an external organisation, such as the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), have verified that a training school is delivering the appropriate course content in the correct way, so as to meet their own objective quality and content standards.

Once you have completed training with an ‘accredited hypnotherapy school’, you will then usually be eligible to join the accrediting organisation as a member. This accredited membership is often a very useful addition for the professional hypnotherapist, as it demonstrates that your training has been sufficient to your potential clients (you can even use their logo on your website).

To learn more about accredited hypnotherapy courses and how to become an accredited hypnotherapist, check out our blog on the topic: https://hypnosis-courses.com/accredited-hypnotherapy-courses/

How do I become a certified hypnotherapist in the UK?

The term ‘certified hypnotherapist’ simply refers to a hypnotherapist with a certificate. Unfortunately, due to the fact that in the UK there is no mandatory legislation relating to hypnotherapy training standards, any certificate that you gain can allow you to say you are a ‘certified hypnotherapist’. Whether it’s an internationally recognised NGH certificate, a level-4 hypnotherapy diploma certificate, or a home-made certificate that you’ve designed yourself and printed off.

Rather than searching for ‘which certificate is best’ or aiming to get as many hypnotherapy certificates as you can, going for quantity over quality, we have a better solution. We recommend that you engage in good quality hypnotherapy training. By joining a hypnotherapy course that makes you work for your certificate and pass exams in order to get certified, this means your certificate will truly mean something, both to you and to your future clients.

We go into more detail about the differences between ‘hypnotherapy certificates’ and ‘good hypnotherapy training’ in this helpful blog: https://hypnosis-courses.com/hypnotherapy-training-vs-hypnotherapy-certification/

How much does it cost to train as a hypnotherapist?

Your hypnotherapy training can vary in cost, depending on whether you’re looking to do a comprehensive training course, or if you’re just looking for a low-cost hypnotherapy training option. Your cost may vary depending on what certification and accreditation it gives you, as well as the duration of the course, and many other factors.

As an example, to illustrate the potential variations in hypnotherapy training cost, here are some of our own hypnotherapy training options to give you an idea. We’ll start with the highest priced, through to the most inexpensive:

In-person hypnotherapy training (via HypnoTC.com) – £3,795

  • 20 days training in person, in London (UK)
  • 450 hours total study time
  • Meets UK Core Curriculum
  • 3 x exams
  • Gives you 3 qualifications (Level 4 HPD, Diploma, and NGH Certificate)
  • Practitioner-level
  • Externally accredited by various professional organisations
  • https://hypnotc.com/hypnotherapy-diploma-course/

Live-Online hypnotherapy training – £1,795

Hypnotherapy 101 online training – £159

Beginner’s Guide to Hypnotherapy book – £20

As you can see, our training options range from £20 up to £3,795 (at time of writing), and there are some courses out there that cost a lot more than ours. So, when considering hypnotherapy training, ask yourself how much you are able to invest, and what you want to get from your investment. If you have a passing interest, a cheaper option is probably preferable. However, if you’re starting a career, it’s important to get the best possible start you can afford, as this will be the catalyst for your success as a hypnotherapist!

Check out this blog that goes into more detail about hypnotherapy training and costs: https://hypnosis-courses.com/hypnosis-training-costs-and-options/

Is there a demand for hypnotherapists?

As with all types of therapy, there is a growing demand for hypnotherapists, both in the UK and internationally. We have thousands of students all over the world, many of whom are running thriving hypnotherapy practices (with client waiting lists)!

There are around 8-billion people in the world, many of whom are struggling in one way or another. Whether they want to change a behaviour, be rid of unhelpful thoughts and emotions, or work towards a positive goal, a great many people could benefit from your help as a hypnotherapist.

With the ever-growing use of online platforms, as hypnotherapists, we are now able to reach potential clients far beyond our own locations. Many hypnotherapists work online with international clients all over the world, and as such, have an almost limitless number of prospective clients and a continuous high demand! Couple that demand with the powerful marketing strategies you’ll learn on our practitioner-level hypnotherapy courses (or even our ‘Monetise Your Hypnotherapy Practice’ course), and you can make a very good living as a professional hypnotherapist.

How do I start a hypnotherapy business?

To start a successful hypnotherapy practice, you need to be a great hypnotherapist as well as a smart and efficient business owner. During your hypnotherapy training, it’s important that the course includes information about how to start a hypnotherapy business. Learning hypnotherapy skills alone will not suffice – you need business setup and business management skills in order to build and grow your own hypnotherapy practice.

Hypnotherapy business building skills are something that we teach on both of our practitioner-level hypnotherapy courses, covering business setup, ethics, how to build your web presence (including social media), and even information on the less ‘glamorous’ elements of running a hypnotherapy practice (such as health and safety, and paying your taxes).

Ensure that when you’re choosing a hypnotherapy course that business setup and management is covered in detail, and not just as an afterthought!

What are rapid inductions and instant hypnosis techniques?

An ‘induction’ is a method used by hypnotists and hypnotherapists to hypnotise someone. A ‘rapid induction’ is, as you might have guessed, a fast way to hypnotise someone. Contrary to popular belief, the hypnotic induction process doesn’t have to take a long time, in hypnosis can be achieved in just a few seconds, with the right approach. The terms rapid induction and instant induction are used interchangeably.

There are many types of rapid inductions, some of which take a couple of minutes, others take as little as a couple of seconds. These inductions rely on shock, confusion, and interrupting unconscious patterns. To learn more about rapid inductions, check out this blog: https://hypnosis-courses.com/instant-hypnosis-rapid-inductions/

If you’re a hypnotherapist and you’re wondering whether rapid inductions are suitable for use within the hypnotherapy session, we have a blog on that topic too: https://hypnosis-courses.com/rapid-inductions-in-hypnotherapy/

Can you learn rapid inductions online?

Though rapid inductions are, more often, physical in nature, and require you to touch the person you are hypnotising, you 100% can learn the skills required to perform rapid inductions using an online course.

Our popular Rapid Hypnosis 101 course will teach you everything you need to perform some of the fastest instant and rapid inductions, as well as rapid deepeners, awakening, and suggestibility tests. You can learn more about the course here: https://hypnosis-courses.com/entry/rapid-hypnosis-101/

Otherwise, if you’d like a shorter introduction to using rapid inductions, learn four of the most powerful rapid inductions in under an hour, using the Rapid-Fire Rapid Inductions course, here: https://hypnosis-courses.com/entry/rapid-fire-rapid-inductions/

What is rapid induction therapy?

Rapid induction therapy is a type of therapy that employs rapid inductions (fast methods of hypnotising a client) in order to shorten the duration of the hypnotherapy session. It can also employ some Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and other traditional and non-traditional hypnotherapy approaches in order to affect rapid change.

Rapid inductions, NLP techniques and other rapid therapy approaches are something that we cover on our own practitioner-level hypnotherapy training courses. We also have a full course on rapid therapy approaches that, when paired with rapid inductions, creates a powerful rapid induction therapy approach: https://hypnosis-courses.com/entry/rapid-therapy-approaches/

If you’d like rapid induction therapy training, and you want to learn more about using rapid inductions in your hypnotherapy sessions, check out our blog, rapid inductions in therapy: https://hypnosis-courses.com/rapid-inductions-in-hypnotherapy/

Can you become a stage hypnotist online?

As with hypnotherapy training, stage (and street) hypnosis training is available online too! From picking your stage hypnosis volunteers, to hypnotising a group of volunteers, all the way through to having people dancing like ballerinas, forgetting their names, and much more, an online stage hypnosis course is the perfect introduction to the topic.

Check out this blog on how to become a stage hypnotist for more information: https://hypnosis-courses.com/how-do-you-become-a-stage-hypnotist/

Can you learn street hypnosis online?

The skills of the street hypnotist are very similar to those of the stage hypnotist. Therefore, many stage hypnosis courses will give you the exact skills required to hypnotise people in impromptu settings, whether in the street, a park, a bar, a party, or anywhere else for that matter!

To learn more about how street hypnosis works, check out this blog on the topic: https://hypnosis-courses.com/how-does-street-hypnosis-work/

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