Foundational Hypnotherapy Certification
Four Weekends, 100-hours
What Sets This Training Apart?
Grounded & Experienced TeacherYou are learning from a full-time medical hypnotherapy practitioner. The course content reflects Tracy’s work with thousands of clients as they’ve achieved lasting changes in behaviors, and created physical and emotional comfort. Tracy spends time with each student to help you identify and tap into your strengths as a person and a practitioner.
Positive ApproachWithout reliving trauma or pain, you’ll be able to help clients resolve issues at the deepest levels. This course will equip you to utilize hypnosis to gently move beyond past hurts from a position of resourcefulness and strength, making the most of the brain’s neuroplasticity to galvanize new choices.
Flexible MethodsNo cookie cutter systems here. Because no two people are alike, there is no “one size fits all” hypnosis method. And yet, it doesn’t have to be complicated. This course will equip you with a versatile hypnotic skillset. You’ll learn principles and techniques from many schools of thought, preparing to meet each client as an individual.
Paced for ConfidenceOver four weeks you’ll practice reliable methods for using hypnosis ethically, safely, and effectively. This course is intense, yet there is a balance of breathing room to let it all sink in. The weekends are saturated learning through lecture, demonstration, and supervised practice. Your independent work each week will refine your skills and build layers of learning, so with practice and feedback, you’ll make the process your own.
65 Hours In-Person Classroom Training
We’ll cover theory, and then quickly translate to practical application. In this experiential setting, you’ll be thoroughly grounded in techniques and hands-on practice.
- Hypnotic Induction & Deepening
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Autogenic Training
- Deepening Procedures
- Structure of a Session
- Using Language in a Session
- Direct & Indirect Suggestion
- Metaphor & Storytelling
- Hypnosis & Neuroplasticity
- Conversational Hypnosis
- Techniques to Fit the Client
- Specific Applications (Smoking, Weight Loss, Anxiety, Phobias, more)
- Introduction to Medical Hypnosis
- Introduction to Ethics, Law, Scope of Practice
- Introduction to Business and Practice Management
35 Hours Video Training and Independent Work
Expect about eight hours of “homework” between weekends, covering material in video courses, independent study, practice, and projects.
- History of Hypnosis
- Distinction Between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy for Change
- Hypnotic Vocabulary
- Introduction to Ericksonian Hypnosis
- Introduction to Contextual Hypnotherapy
- Introduction to Guided Imagery
- Introduction to Sub-modalities
- Ethics and Law
- Business and Practice Management
- Scope of Practice
- Final Project
Optional Mentoring Program
Need accountability and support for your learning and launching? If you plan to enter the hypnosis profession, this follow-up program is a great way to streamline your transition from training to clinical practice.
The mentoring program includes 12 weekly group online meetings. Each call will include a progress report, then guidance and encouragement to help you keep certification on track. Depending on the needs of the group, we’ll review techniques, and questions about practice, business, and marketing.