There are lots of hypnotherapy training courses but which one is right for you? Get informed by reading this article. And don’t forget to try one of our FREE online courses before you buy anything!Susan Wallace, Professional Hypnotherapy Trainer and Lifelong Therapist
Hypnotherapy Training Courses are becoming increasingly popular as people
Hypnotherapy – The Original Positive Psychology
Did you know that hypnotherapy is one of the oldest and most researched models of therapy? Despite being so old it has never dated. It keeps up to date with every major movement in psychology. When it is properly taught it should contain modules on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy,
A well chosen hypnotherapy training course can greatly increase your chances of success in your therapy career. But to find the course that is right for you, you have to ask yourself one important question.
What do YOU want to achieve by learning hypnotherapy?
#1 Do you simply want to learn hypnotherapy for your own personal development?
#2 Or are you taking a hypnotherapy training course to develop your career so you can give more value to your clients?
Well, if you simply want to learn hypnotherapy for your own self-development, then a local hypnotherapy course by a local therapist will probably work out fine.
But, if you are thinking of hypnotherapy as a career, then you’ll need to pick a professional hypnotherapy training course.
The big mistakes trainee therapists make that can cost them their career
Many newcomers don’t realize that the content of hypnotherapy training courses can vary considerably from school to school.
The most important things to consider is the psychology that underpins each school. You see there are many different styles of hypnosis. You’ll need to learn from a teacher that teaches a style that will match you goals.
Ask yourself, do you want to learn hypnotherapy from…
- a stage hypnotist
- a hypnotherapist in practice or
- a school that hires external hypnotherapist to teach different modules
- or a professional hypnotherapy trainer who is also in practice
It’s important to realise, the school you choose could make or break your therapy career further down the line. So let’s take a closer look at the options so you can make an informed choice.
Schools Run by Stage and Street Hypnosis
At the lower end of the market (where the prices are often the highest), you’ll find hypnotherapy training schools that teach what they call a clinical version of stage hypnosis or street hypnosis. Very often the trainer will be an ex-stage hypnotist who has had some success working with therapy clients. He or she is using their stage skills in a therapeutic or clinical setting. They use the word clinical
These courses can be great fun because they will teach you some cool stage hypnosis skills. However, it’s unlikely they will give you the accreditation you need to obtain professional indemnity insurance. You
Schools Run by Hypnotherapists in Practice
Next up we have hypnotherapists who have worked as professional hypnotherapists. Often they have developed their own system to help their clients get results. They use their system as the core modules of their hypnotherapy training. course together with evidence of their success with their own clients.
We call this kind of evidence ‘anecdotal because it isn’t actually scientific nor is it truly ‘
Anecdotal evidence is interesting because it doesn’t have to be validated by scientific research. For example, if a school claims to have a 100% success rate, how does the school measure success? What feedback was collected from students? How often was it collected? How successful was that student 6, 9 12, 18 and 24 months after therapy?
Stories of their success with clients often
The downside to learning hypnotherapy from hypnotherapists in practice is they may not be aware of the research and development in the field of hypnosis research. Therefore you might not get the depth and scope of training you deserve.
Schools That Employ External Hypnotherapists to Teach Their Students
Another version of schools run by hypnotherapists, are schools that are run by hypnotherapists who hire other hypnotherapists to teach different lessons or modules.
This has all the advantages and disadvantages of schools run by hypnotherapists but there are other things to consider.
For example, having different teachers for different modules means you might get to learn from therapists who are particularly good at something such as regression hypnotherapy. However, you might find that the lack of continuity between lessons means you don’t fully understand how it all works. The benefits of having one teacher thoughtout
If you are investing in hypnotherapy training, you’ll need to find a teacher that you will get on well with. Someone who understands your goals and will encourage you and support you though the learning experience.
Schools Run by Professional Teaching Therapists Who Are Also In Practice
#1 Well Established, Well Respected
These schools are well established. The principal of the school will have a lot of experience
#2 Learn How To Work With ALL Suggestibility Types
This kind of school will also be able to teach you how to work with all suggestibility types. They will show you how to provide real value to all clients regardless of how suggestible they are to hypnosis. This means they should also be able to teach you the brand new form trance free hypnosis called Mind Coaching
#3 Learn Trance Free Hypnosis
Mind Coaching is the newest form of hypnotherapy, similar to Neuro Linguistic Programming it delivers great results without the need to put people into a hypnotic trance.
#4 Systems – To Build and Manage a Successful Therapy Practice
Another thing is they will have developed systems to make it easier to deliver hypnotherapy, manage a hypnotherapy practice and to deal with the difficulties that might arise from time to time.
#5 Continued Professional Development – Shared With You!
Additionally, these teaching therapists will have made a big investment in their professional development. These attend lots of therapy training courses and will bring that knowledge into the classroom with them.
It’s unlikely you’ll be able to presentSusan Wallace, Double Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Mind Coaching
a professionalteaching therapist with a problem or a challenge that they haven’t met before.
Evidence Based Curriculum – Proven, Effective Therapy
Professional Teaching Therapists are grounded in
#7 Professional Level Supervision
Schools at this level will offer you professional external supervision that is run by professional, multi-disciplinary supervisors. Take
Questions To Ask Before Booking
So now you know that there are many different hypnotherapy training courses to choose from and you can make an informed decision. So what’s the next step? Create a short list and get in touch with each school.
- Who teaches the course?
- Will I have the same teacher throughout?
- Can I speak to the teacher in advance of booking?
- Do they teach an
- Is the course accredited?
- Do they teach the curriculum laid down by the proper accreditation board? For example, do they teach the GHSC and CNHC approved curriculum?
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