WHY THE ACADEMY FOR PROFESSIONAL HYPNOSIS TRAINING
OFFERS A 100+ HOUR HYPNOSIS PROGRAM
The hypnosis program at the Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training moves faster than most other hypnosis courses, with more material covered in a shorter time. By the time they completely fulfill their graduation requirements, our Academy graduates have invested the equivalent of 120-150 hours in their training. Approximately 85-90 of those hours are spent in class.
Certainly the more hours one studies hypnosis, the better. At some point, however, we have determined that an individual must "leave the learning nest" and begin conducting actual unsupervised hypnosis sessions. Experience has shown that our students are capable of conducting hypnosis very competently after completing our training course.
Even though sharing the same marvelous profession, bitter arguments and rivalries sometimes exist between various hypnosis groups and schools as to how many hours a student must train before receiving certification. It is certainly an issue of concern. No universal guidelines exist for the training of hypnotists. Each hypnosis association chooses its own guidelines, as well what titles it bestows on its graduates.
There is no national licensing of hypnotists, and even though a few groups or hypnosis schools would like to make it seem as though they are the chosen authorities in the field, this is simply not so.
None of the existing hypnosis associations of which we are aware is operated by the corporate body of its members. Instead, these groups are run by one or more individuals, often for profit, and follow the agendas of the people who run them.
In spite of this, the great majority of hypnosis organizations are excellent and most of their leaders are very well-intentioned. We count a number of them among our friends, and hope for the day when all hypnosis groups can work together in harmony and mutual support towards our common aim of helping people.
The dilemma remains: how many hours of education does one need before one can practice hypnosis competently without supervision? Some organizations believe that hypnosis can be taught in a weekend. Others demand many hundreds of hours of expensive study, with months of internship; some even include topics such as handwriting analysis or astrology to help fill the required hours. Our course offers a balance between the two extremes.
Each hypnosis association bestows its own arbitrary titles or degrees. These titles and degrees have little meaning outside the various organizations. Some titles are truly indicative of an individual's credentials and study. Others are embarrassingly self-inflating and scorned by the academic world. It is important for the prospective student to be discriminating.
We are friendly with a number of hypnosis organizations and schools who approve of our training. The Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training has elected to affiliate with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).
Here's why: NGH is the world's largest professional hypnosis organization. In our opinion, this organization offers the most benefits to its members of any hypnosis group.
Among its offerings:
- a supportive and world-wide hypnosis network of thousands of professionals in our field, including the world's top hypnotists;
- two hypnosis conventions a year, offering a superior continuing education program;
- constant monitoring of legislation concerning hypnosis;
- counsel regarding legal advice, if needed;
- members receive quality magazines, opportunity to participate in insurance plans and other discounts, useful information and much more.