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.
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
entering the practice of hypnosis very competently after completing
our training course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
has determined that 100 hours is sufficient to train new hypnotists,
and awards graduates with the title "Certified
Hypnotherapist." Our Academy requirements meet and surpass those
requested by NGH. The learning doesn't stop there. Continuing
education is a yearly requirement for maintaining NGH certification.
is a field in which even the experts admit that no one has yet
learned all there is to know. The majority of our students continue
their education and exploration in this magnificent field. Attending
the Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training is simply the first
step of a magnificent journey!