Are you interested and becoming a hypnotherapist? Do you want to learn a great skill that can change your life and the lives of your clients? When it comes to learning a new skill, we need to do research before investing any time and money. We compiled this guide to choosing the best hypnotherapy course because we understand that it can be difficult to navigate this world.
The best training is the one that provides you with the right skills to become a successful hypnotherapist. it can be delivered in person or online with live classes.
The best classes are delivered by experts in their fields who are passionate about training others. They put together strong curriculum and they make the training impactful.
Finding a well-rounded hypnotherapy curriculum is your first step towards becoming a great hypnotherapist. Some training courses focus on a particular technique. While this hypnotherapy technique might be valid, in our experience the most successful hypnotherapists can master different methods and adapt to their clients’ needs.
Nobody is the same. Some clients will respond to some methods better than others. In addition, as a hypnotherapist you will feel more comfortable seeing clients knowing that she can use different techniques if needed. A specialized training can be great if you want to dive into a particular method. We believe that it is better to have strong foundations before specializing in one tool.
For example, helping children with hypnotherapy is different from supplying hypnosis sessions to adults. Both groups will respond better to different sets of methods. So, we recommend that you check the curriculum in detail. A good curriculum will build upon skills gained through earlier modules.
We learn by doing hypnosis not by attending classes and listening passively. A good therapy certification course can have an online part. In some cases, we can even have our recorded videos. But the course must make room for enough practice during the training and outside the classroom.
Because confidence comes only through constant practice, it is essential that you start practicing very soon. One of the biggest mistakes we see some students make is postponing their skills after they graduate. If you have had enough practice embedded in the course, you are more likely to jump right into seeing clients. And the more experience you gain, the better you would serve your clients.
You can make a great living by offering hypnosis services. There are a few ingredients you need to create a successful career.
In our experience, we have seen students from the same school earn vastly different salaries. The first thing you need is a great training. And we have worked hard to put together such a comprehensive training. It includes strong foundations in theoretical knowledge and practice.
The second biggest predictor of financial success is the dedication you put in honing your skills during and after the training. There is so much we learn in a hypnotherapy course. Really! And that means you will have to constantly refresh your knowledge. Some clinical hypnosis techniques are much easier to apply than others. And you might use them more often. But you will need to go back to the least used techniques because they can help your clients.
Second, a successful hypnotherapist can advertise her services through word of mouth. But the truth is you will need to do a bit of marketing. The Renewed Edge Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy center is the only school in Asia to offer a module about setting up your own business.
A great teacher needs two qualities. She needs the expertise and the passion to share her experience and knowledge with her students. As a minimum the instructors should be practicing hypnotherapy full-time to impart their knowledge. They should have also practiced for long enough to have dealt with various cases. And they should be able to convey orally the gist of that message.
We all know that being knowledgeable in one field can be quite different from knowing how to share this knowledge. Our lead instructor, Christine Deschemin, trained in France and the US. She is also a founder of the UpNow self-hypnosis app. In addition, she brings her corporate experience in high stress environments such as engineering and banking to relate to real and current problems. As an athlete, she learned to build resilience to reach peak performance. We invite you to check our reviews and see for yourself.
It sounds obvious and yet the sad truth about the hypnotherapy profession is that non-evidence-based therapies are being used and taught. As most medical and mental health practitioners are interested in the field, we believe that hypnosis will be regulated at some point in the future. Many countries already require a license or have at least put in place a registration system. By being aware of that trend, you can make better decisions and choose a training that will allow you to continue practicing.
Being part of a certification body is a sign that you take your continuing education seriously. It signals to clients that you keep abreast of trends and changes. When we started on that journey, we found it incredibly difficult to understand the differences between many certifications. Sadly, there are quite a few. Some tend to be attached to a school. We chose the National Guild of Hypnotists because it is the oldest and largest hypnosis certification body. The guild organizes yearly conferences.
When you come across such an institution, we strongly recommend that you do your research and check the governance behind the institution.
The duration of a hypnotherapy course ranges from a few days to about 500 hours. We strongly believe that you cannot get the skills of a successful hypnotherapist in a few days. We also strongly believe that the training needs to be targeted. Some portions of the training like the history of hypnosis can be learned outside the classroom. So, we will go back to our first point: check the curriculum.
In our view, a training course of 200 hours is enough to equip you with great skills.
Many prospective students cannot attend hypnotherapy training in person. For them, a live online hypnotherapy training is their passport to a new your profession. Others prefer to be in the same room as the instructor. It is a matter of preference. Both methods are here to stay. bear in mind that each one has pros and cons.
With an in-person course, you can build relationships with other fellow students. Because you can develop a sense of accountability, you can track your progress and learn from your peers.
If you decide to follow the live program online, you might have to deal with distractions and you will have fewer opportunities to interact with others.
We cannot emphasize enough that you should check the local rules where you intend to practice. some countries would require you to register or get a license. They will have rules in place to approve applications.
There is no regulation for any mental health service in Hong Kong. There is no registration system for psychologists, counsellors, or hypnotherapists.
In Singapore there is no regulation in the field of hypnotherapy. But affiliation with a professional body shows that you abide by a code of ethics and meet the requirements set by the certification association.
There is a huge difference between hypnotherapy certification and licensing. To make an informed decision you need to consider the implications that each system entails. An official body grants a license. A certification is provided by a third-party group with often no affiliation with a regulator.
In some places a certification will not be enough. You will have to abide by the local rules and laws. A certification can still be particularly useful. Many licensed therapists and doctors also followed certified training.
Before you settle on a particular hypnotherapy training, you will have to do some research. We know it is not easy, but we hope we make it easier through this guide for you to choose the best hypnotherapy course.
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