Hypnotherapy Training - Certification Schools - 2017 Roundup & Reviews

Top Hypnotherapy Training Certifications 

By Louis Mesmer
Hypnosis Society

We are doing a round up and review of the top hypnotherapy training programs that come up first on Google search. We also use references from others who have attempted to reduce the hundreds of hypnosis certification schools down to a manageable list.

Do I need a license to practice hypnotherapy?

Note: to date, although hypnotherapy certification boards and programs may seem official, it is questionable what training if any is required in each U.S. state. This website says this about whether you need a license to practice hypnosis, " in America, hypnosis is an unregulated profession. You don’t need a license, you just need to meet certain criteria.That criteria can vary from one state to another, so it’s down to you to find out what the rules are where you live." (1) Here is a list (2) noting laws governing hypnosis for U.S. States.

Without further adieu, here is a list of the top ten hypnotherapy training schools & programs:

1. National Hypnosis Guild

National Guild of Hypnotists
P.O. Box 308
Merrimack, NH 03054-0308
Phone: 603.429.9438
Fax: 603.424.8066
Email: ngh@ngh.net
website: https://ngh.net

Review: this hypnosis training offers the certification but counts on its certified instructors to offer the instruction separately, wherever they reside. We have reached out and it looks like the general price is $1595 for six days of training, 100 hours.

2. American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Address: no address on the contact page (http://www.asch.net/ContactUs.aspx)  other than "Our office is located in Bloomingdale, Illinois, a Western Suburb of Chicago."
Phone:  (630) 980-4740, fax (630) 351-8490

Email: info@asch.net

Mailing address:

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
140 N. Bloomingdale Rd
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Approved Consultant:

The requirements for ASCH Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis are:
All of the requirements for Certification in Clinical Hypnosis, plus
Minimum of 40 additional hours of ASCH approved workshop training;
Minimum of 5 years of independent practice utilizing clinical hypnosis (5 years from the completion of the basic program); Minimum of 5 years of membership in ASCH, SCEH, or equivalent.

Registration link: http://www.asch.net/Portals/0/Certification/Approved%20Consultant%20Application%204.4.2016.pdf

Certification of Clinical Hypnosis are:

Hold at least a masters degree in a health care discipline considered appropriate by the Society and have licensure/certification in the state/province which they practice;
Membership in a professional society consistent with degree;
Licensure or Certification by the state of province in which you practice to practice independently;
Minimum of 40 hours of ASCH approved workshop training (20 hours each of beginning and intermediate workshops);
Minimum of 20 hours of individualized training/consultation with an ASCH Approved Consultant;
Minimum of two years of independent practice utilizing clinical hypnosis (2 years from the completion of the basic course).

Registration link: http://www.asch.net/Portals/0/Certification/Certification%20Application%204.4.2016.pdf

Review: Costs, $150 members, $300 non members, but it appears training must be from somewhere else, again very confusing.

3. Hypnotherapy Training Institute

Mission: Serving the World with Clinical Hypnosis Courses
Address: 4730 Alta Vista Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
phone: +1-707-579-9023, 1-800-256-6448
email: welcome@hypnotherapy.com website: http://www.hypnotherapy.com/hypnosis-certification
Review: another hypnosis school website that is difficult to navigate even though it is in the top ten search results.
Pricing: $995 per 50 hour level, but then there are a range of prices, so it is difficult to understand what the actual certification costs.

4. The Wellness Institute
No address listed.
No phone number listed.
website: http://www.wellness-institute.org/six-day-hypnotherapy-training-and-certification/introduction

Review: although this is one of the top ten search results, we've never heard of this hypnosis school, nor any feedback, so please comment if you are a student of The Wellness Institute and provide some feedback on your experience taking the hypnotherapy certification there, pricing, quality, etc.

Hypnosis Motivation Institute screenshot

5. Hypnosis Motivation Institute
Address: 18607 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 310
Tarzana, California 91356-4158 USA
Phone number: 1-800-479-9464 U.S. Only or 1-818-758-2747 Local and Outside U.S.
website: https://hypnosis.edu/training/

Price: not listed

Review: this hypnosis school is one of the top ten search results, and has a permanent physical location, but prices are not published on the web that we could fine. Instead those interested must call to inquire about their hypnotherapy training. 


1. https://hypnosistrainingacademy.com/do-you-need-a-license-to-practice-hypnosis/
2. https://ngh.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/StateLawGuide.pdf


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