How to Get Certified as a Hypnotherapist – 20 FAQs

Updated: Nov 22, 2021


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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions by people searching for answers related to getting certified as a hypnotherapist, along with our straightforward answers.


Table of Contents: How do I become a certified hypnotherapist?

Do hypnotherapy schools teach on the business aspect of being a hypnotherapist?

Do you need a certification for hypnosis?

Can you be a hypnotherapist without a degree?

What qualifications do I need to be a hypnotherapist?

Can you do hypnotherapy without a license?

How much does it cost to become a certified hypnotherapist?

What is the best way to become a hypnotherapist?

Is hypnotherapy regulated in the US?

How long is a hypnotherapy course?

Do hypnotherapists make good money?

Is hypnosis a good career?

Is there a demand for hypnotherapists?

Can anyone become a Hypnotist?

How hard is it to learn Hypnosis?

Can I learn hypnosis on my own for free?

Can you study hypnosis?

Can I learn hypnotherapy online?

How is hypnosis taught?

What happens during hypnotherapy?


How do I become a certified hypnotherapist?


You can become a certified hypnotherapist from many hypnosis schools, such as ours, right here at www.hypnotherapyschool.net. Many hypnosis schools are exclusively online, and some are in person.


Do hypnotherapy schools teach on the business aspect of being a hypnotherapist?

Most do not. But if you plan on going into business as a hypnotherapist and starting a practice, it is highly recommended that you receive business marketing training to ensure you are profitable. Since most hypnosis certification schools do not offer business training, you may want to choose one that does, such as our school, where business marketing training is included in your hypnotherapy certification tuition investment.


Do you need a certification for hypnosis?


Every state has different requirements for the practice of hypnosis. Some states require certifications, and some do not. Some require registration or additional testing before legally practicing hypnosis in their states, so be sure to check with your state’s laws and regulations. Some states have other requirements as well, such as registering as a non-licensed therapist, for example.


Can you be a hypnotherapist without a degree?


Yes, you do not need a degree to practice hypnosis.


What qualifications do I need to be a hypnotherapist?


None! There are no qualifications to become a hypnotherapist. Anyone can become a hypnotherapist.


Can you do hypnotherapy without a license?


Historically, the practice of hypnotherapy has never required a license. However, every US state has its own laws, regulations and requirements related to practicing hypnotherapy. Many states do not require a license, but many do require certification. Since these laws change frequently, be sure to check with your state of residence where you plan to practice hypnotherapy. No universal regulation exists for hypnotherapy.


How much does it cost to become a certified hypnotherapist?


Depending on the school you attend and what’s included in their respective curriculums, it can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.


What is the best way to become a hypnotherapist?


Find a hypnotherapy school that meets your needs and goals for how you want to use your certification, and choose one that you feel good about attending. If you plan to go into business for yourself as a hypnotherapist to provide for your financial needs, it’s recommended to find one of the few schools that teach you how to open your practice and manage your business as a part of your certification tuition.


Is hypnotherapy regulated in the US?


The short answer is no. There is little to no regulation over hypnosis or hypnotherapy in the United States. However, each state will have its own requirements, rules and regulations for how hypnotherapy may be legally practiced, so be sure to check in with your state.


How long is a hypnotherapy course?


Most high-quality hypnotherapy school curriculums that teach you how to become a hypnotherapist can be completed within a 90-day intensive, or up to a year if you prefer a slow pace.


Do hypnotherapists make good money?


A hypnotherapist typically charges anywhere from $65 to $200 per hour/session. Other factors that may impact how a hypnotherapist sets their rates may be environmental such as rural vs. urban communities, for example, and what customers might expect to pay for professional services in a given area. Another major influence is how a hypnotherapist sets up their practice and conducts business. Since most hypnotherapy schools do not offer business marketing training (although we do), they tend not to make a profitable living with it. Having a holistic/alternative certification does not equate to running a profitable business; they are two very different skill sets.


Is hypnosis a good career?


If you enjoy helping people, hypnosis is a very fulfilling career. Depending on how you set up your practice, it can be a very profitable career also. When we practiced hypnotherapy in our clinic years ago, every year was a six-figure year (after the first two years).

Is there a demand for hypnotherapists?


Post-2020, more people have quit their jobs and are looking for more fulfilling careers than ever before. Not only that, many people are looking for effective and affordable therapy. Current data shows that many people are searching for hypnotherapy to deal with stress and their changing circumstances, so the need for new hypnotherapists is growing.


Can anyone become a Hypnotist?


Yes, anyone can become a hypnotist, and anybody can learn how to hypnotize another person. It’s pretty easy to do hypnosis, but hypnosis schools offer various levels of training and specialization depending on where you enroll.


How hard is it to learn Hypnosis?


It’s not difficult to learn, but it does take time and commitment.


Can I learn hypnosis on my own for free?


Yes, you can. If you want to experiment with hypnosis recreationally, YouTube videos can teach you about it for free. However, if you plan to go into business to help people, and you want to earn a living using hypnosis, obtaining a respected hypnosis certification is considered standard practice, and paying clients prefer that you have a certification.


Can you study hypnosis?


You certainly can study hypnosis! There are a variety of schools willing to teach you hypnosis where you can study it in-depth, learn all about it, and even get certified as a clinical hypnotherapist. In fact, the website you’re on right now is a hypnosis school, and we can certify you as a hypnotherapist. Many courses exist for hypnosis, both for free and for pay, depending on how deeply you want to learn it and how you want to apply it.


Can I learn hypnotherapy online?

Yes. Many hypnotherapy schools host online and self-paced courses, such as our school. In fact, the majority of ways to learn hypnosis will be online.


How is hypnosis taught?


Hypnosis is taught just like any other thing you might learn in a school program: video, audio, quizzes, reading materials, live interaction. In addition, our hypnotherapy school teaches you how to become a certified hypnotherapist online with self-paced modules and live online training.

What happens during hypnotherapy?


The hypnotherapist uses various relaxation techniques and tools to help clients drop into a deeper brainwave state where their subconscious mind can hear and accept healthy suggestions to produce positive change. Typically, a client hears everything the hypnotherapist says during the session but often doesn’t remember it after the session due to the change in brain waves caused by relaxation and heightened receptivity.


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