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What qualifications do I need to train in hypnotherapy?
No formal qualifications are required to begin training as a hypnotherapist; for some people the aim is to help friends or family or just to satisfy their own curiosity - others go on to make a successful and rewarding career out of hypnotherapy. All you really need is a genuine interest and a desire to succeed.
How does the hypnotherapy training take place?
A large proportion of the course is written material with question papers to keep track of your progress and make sure that you fully understand the content. The course includes 8 text manuals, 4 audio CDs containing inductions/therapies/relaxation music and conversation, including a special "Confidence for Hypnotherapists" recording to get you started. You will also be offered the chance to receive additional individual training with our one-to-one trainers and/or small group tuition at our workshops. If you are not able to travel, then you may, if you wish, submit video recording(s) for assessment but this is not compulsory.
When does the course begin?
Because the course is largely distance learning based, you may begin the course at any time you wish and study it at your own pace. For registration options, please refer to Course Enrolment.
How long does it take to complete the course?
This depends on individual students and the time that they have to work through the modules. Students have completed the course in 3 months, while others will work through the course over a longer period. On average, students work at a pace of one module every 5 weeks, completing all 8 modules in approximately 9 months.
What if I don't understand any part of the course?
Students are assigned a personal tutor, who you can contact by email, telephone or post at any time for help with your studies. With your first lesson you will also receive a Glossary of Hypnotic Terms for you to refer to should you feel the need.
How can I meet other hypnotherapists?
Many students enjoy entering into discussions, debates and personal chat about hypnosis and hypnotherapy on www.hypnoticworld.com and other similar interest web sites. We offer a lively forum dedicated to course discussions in the online Students' Area and will also endeavour to put you in touch with other therapists in your area and hold workshops and meetings regularly.
How much does the Professional Hypnotherapy Course cost?
Modules 1-8 cost $104.99 each, totalling $839.99, or $755.99 (a 10% discount) when modules 1-8 are ordered together. This price includes all module supplements. There is no additional charge for examinations or exam re-sits. As one-to-one practical training and workshops are optional, the fees for these are separate - see Practical Training for further details.
I can't afford the fees at the moment, is there a less expensive way of paying?
The complete eight-part training program may be purchased as a home study "Pay-As-You-Learn Course". Students simply pay as they study, only ordering each module of the course as and when they are ready to progress to the next module level. This means that the course is open to, and within the availability of, anyone, regardless of their financial status, and may be achieved by our option to allow students to spread the cost of the training over a convenient period of time. For details of the Pay-As-You-Learn, click here.
I am interested in taking the course but will I will learn hypnosis by the end of it?
Each course module comes with a money back guarantee if returned in its original condition within 30 days. The course is very comprehensive and teaches you everything you need to know to become a proficient hypnotherapist. Previous course students have gone on to establish their own successful practice, and we are very committed to providing quality training materials and ongoing support. Students can attend our workshops as many times as they wish, or feel necessary, and in the unlikely event that, at the end of 8 lessons, you did not feel sufficiently competent to hypnotize someone, you would receive personal coaching from your assigned tutor until you felt ready to commence.
How does the combination of home-study and practical training help me to learn hypnotherapy?
The written material covers theoretical aspects of hypnosis and can be studied at your own pace, so you can spend as little or as long as you like working through the text. The material is easy to understand and the Glossary of Hypnotic Terms that accompanies lesson one covers any terminology you might come across. The lessons themselves are quite straightforward with question papers after each lesson to ensure you understand what you've learned. Some of these include case histories and often there are no right or wrong answers - just to help you think around different situations that you might come across.
Practical training (workshops and one-to-one training) is an optional component of the course and normally take place after module four or five, but this is flexible. The workshops are ongoing and varied in content, and you are welcome to attend as many as you wish. Where ever possible the gatherings are kept fairly small (between 8 - 12 people) as it is more personal and gives people a chance to get to know each other.
Students gain sufficient knowledge to be well equipped to offer hypnotherapy to the public after completion of the course (but if for any reason any student did not feel ready, they would be offered additional tuition).
Students with no knowledge of psychology may find it beneficial to read around the subject - an optional recommended reading list is included with Module One. Many people say that once they get into the course they find it so fascinating (the mind and hypnosis) that they want to read as much as they can about it.
Once you have learned how to hypnotize someone you will also understand how to hypnotize yourself. This means that you can 'work on' any areas of your own life (confidence building, for example) in order to become as effective as you would like to be.
What course examinations are there?
We ask students to complete an end-of-module test at the end of the first 7 modules so that we can ensure that you are understanding the course material and provide helpful feedback on your submitted answers. There is also a final written examination at the end of Module 8, which students must complete in order to receive a Diploma in Hypnotherapy. All tests are in a written format, but for the final exam, students are also asked to submit an audio recording of a hypnosis session. Tests can be completed at home and submitted to your course tutor via post or email.
What happens if I fail the exam?
Your understanding of the course is assessed at each level through question papers that are included with each lesson. If you do not appear to have understood any particular aspect of the course you will be guided in the right direction with valuable feedback. In the unlikely event of failing, students are given the opportunity to re-take exams free of charge.
Are there any exam re-take costs?
No. Should you fail any end-of-module test papers or the final examination, you will be offered the opportunity to re-take the test at no additional charge.
Qualification and Professional Memberships
What award or qualification do students receive?
Upon successful completion of the Final Examination, students receive a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and can use the letters DHP Acc. Hyp. in recognition of their studies.
Has the course been accredited or quality checked by a professional body?
The Professional Hypnotherapy Course has been quality checked by the National Hypnotherapy Society, the only organization whose hypnotherapist register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). The course has been accredited by the Guild for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists and the Guild for Smoking Cessation Specialists and Therapists. For more details, see Course Recognition.
Can I join a professional body upon completing the course?
Once you have received your Diploma in Hypnotherapy, you can apply for associate membership of the National Hypnotherapy Society. You will also receive 2 years' free membership to the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (PHPA).
Can I apply for National Hypnotherapy Society membership upon completion of the course?
Students who successfully complete the Professional Hypnotherapy Course may apply for associate membership of the National Hypnotherapy Society.
What support will I receive upon completing the course?
We believe in the importance of on-going support - upon completing the course, students can contact their personal tutor for help whilst setting up in practice as a hypnotherapist.
More Course Questions?
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