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Frequently Asked Questions

How are you different from other hypnotherapy schools?

Our Clinical Hypnotherapy Training includes in-depth business training on how to set up your hypnotherapy practice for best results. We have owned and operated a 6-figure hypnotherapy clinic, and we have published several books on how to set up your hypnotherapy business systems, how to sell, and how to market yourself.

Does the hypnotherapy school I choose need to be accredited?

No. There is no universally recognized regulatory body that governs and controls hypnotherapy certification standards. If hypnotherapy were universally regulated, a licensing commission would exist to require hypnotherapists to maintain a license, just like regulated disciplines require licenses for psychiatrists, accountants, lawyers, etc. This is why you can only earn certifications (not licensures) with many alternative and holistic disciplines, and certifications are sufficient to practice most alternative and holistic modalities.

Do I need state board approval in my state to be a clinical hypnotherapist?

Most states do not require approval, but some do, such as Colorado. So be sure to check with your respective state to see if there’s anything additional you need to practice hypnotherapy.

What professional credentials will I earn by taking your program?

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner (abbreviated as CHT).

What’s included in my training? What resources will I receive?

Online self-paced training via video and audio modules, four live Q&A Zoom calls (scheduled monthly), downloadable resources as workbooks and PDFs, a Clinical Hypnotherapy textbook, a hypnotherapy script book, and several supplemental books we have written and published on how to set up and run your practice as a business. Also, a hangable professional certificate with your name. You will receive instant access to the modules and resources in the course, and we will mail you the print books immediately after you enroll. 

How long will it take me to get certified with your hypnotherapy school?

If you want to work hard, you could complete the self-paced training modules in a full week, depending on when the mandatory live training is scheduled. However, We recommend that you pace yourself to complete one module per week and give yourself three months to develop a firm understanding and practice of the content. 

Why is it possible to complete your course in a few months when other hypnotherapy school programs may take a year or more to complete?

Our hypnotherapy school training program is the equivalent of many one-year hypnotherapy school programs, but ours is condensed into concentrated modules that you can consume consecutively without having to wait as a one-year program would require. This condensed format is in public demand, so we created our intensive self-paced program because students want the same value as a one-year course but delivered faster so that they can get started in their practice sooner.

What do I need to do to get my certification?

First, you must complete all of the online modules. Second, complete the live training. Then, take our test, write two hypnotherapy scripts, and give us five recorded hypnotherapy sessions where you have practiced with clients.

Do you teach Ericksonian Hypnotherapy?

Yes. We love Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. Conversational hypnosis is a key teaching component at our school. You can use hypnosis in your day-to-day life to help yourself as well as your clients.

Do you teach NLP techniques?

Yes, in your hypnotherapy training. We use a variety of approaches from Dave Elman Induction Styles to Bandler and Grinder NLP Techniques. NLP is an incredibly effective way to get your client to more resourceful emotional and mental states. Teaching these go-to techniques will help you stand apart from other hypnotherapists. We do not offer NLP Certifications.

Do you teach Past Life Regression?

Yes. We offer the first level of Past Life Regression. PLR is becoming more and more popular, and hypnotherapists who don’t know this fundamental strategy are leaving big opportunities on the table. We will help you get the fundamentals you need to do a working session with your clients. We also have stand-alone advanced PLR training, which integrates timeline therapy with a life-between-lives approach. 

Do you teach stage hypnosis? 

No, but we do teach rapid inductions.

Does your program cover specific treatments? (i.e., anxiety relief, smoking cessation, weight loss, etc.)


Do I need a degree, prior education or other credentials to apply?


What kind of support do you offer? 

We offer email support only. You can email us anytime at connect @ hypnotherapy school . net, and we will respond within 24 hours.

What if I miss a day of the course?

The course is self-paced, so you may set your own schedule for completing the online training modules. Once you’ve completed the modules as a prerequisite, you may then schedule your mandatory 3-day live online training (via Zoom). Completion of the 3-day live online training is one of the requirements to receive your hypnotherapy certification. The 3-day live online events are scheduled quarterly, and if you miss one, you may attend the next training. 

Do you have any hidden fees?

No. Your tuition pays for everything you need to become a successful hypnotherapist, and all of your textbooks are included with your tuition.

How long will I have access to the online Hypnotherapy certification course?

You will have lifetime access for as long as the course is actively offered.

Is there anything you would recommend that I read in preparation for your training program?

As soon as you enroll, we will mail you physical copies of your primary textbook and several other supplemental books that you will need to read and refer to throughout your training course modules.

How successful is hypnotherapy compared to other forms of therapy?

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are rooted in science with evidence-based results that have been reported for decades. Here are the astounding results from a comparative study released in 1970:


  • Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions

  • Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions

  • Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions

According to this study, hypnotherapy can be more effective and faster than other traditional approaches.

What types of things can I work with my clients on using hypnotherapy?

Anxiety, stress reduction, personal development, self-help, fears and phobias, confidence. You can help clients get into a resourceful state with anything the brain manages. 

How much money can I make being a hypnotherapist?

It depends on how many clients you can see in a week and what you charge per session to each client. Once you get up and running, it is possible to make a comfortable living as a hypnotherapist.

Do I need to have a brick-and-mortar business to be a clinical hypnotherapist?

No, you don’t. You can see clients over the phone, over the internet, or in person.

I have a high voice / low voice. Will that make a difference in becoming a clinical hypnotherapist?

No, it does not matter. You can have a high voice or a low voice. 

I’m a fast talker / slow talker. Will that be a problem if I become a hypnotherapist?

No. Not a problem at all. Both voice speed types are very useful in hypnosis in their own ways. We will help you discover the perfect cadence for your style of hypnosis.

Do you offer a student discount for any of your other courses if I have graduated from your hypnotherapy certification program?

Yes! Our hypnotherapy student graduates may also attend any of our non-hypnotherapy training courses for a 20% student discount on the listed price.

Where are you located? Can I visit your offices?


Our school is currently online only, Which means we do not have a physical location. However, we will potentially do live training in the future in different cities across the US.

Can I take your courses from anywhere?


Yes. All you need is a stable internet connection and a computer. No travel is required. Everything can be done online.

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