Train to be a hypnotist
Could you hypnotise anyone – anywhere?
I spoke to someone who had trained to be a hypnotist the other day; they didn’t know what I did for a living, so I asked them what hypnosis felt like. Well – I was given a very nice business card, told that I would have some relaxing music played whilst I lay down on a couch and they would talk to me in a very calming and relaxing voice. “Do I have to be relaxed?” I asked – “Oh yes,” they said, “And you need to be able to visualise as well…”
What a load of old nonsense………….. Give me a corner of a room and a few minutes be it in a pub or an office, and I will be able to hypnotise the vast majority of people within a few minutes.
I have been in the hypnotherapy business for over 12 years now and have a wide range of diplomas and certificates ranging from CBT through to NLP and of course hypnotherapy. So why teach others? Is it for the money?
Well, no, it’s very little to do with the money, to be honest. You see, despite having dozens of Diploma’s and Certificates, there are only 6 or 7 are worth anything in my opinion. I have been on training courses where the students have come to me to ask questions rather than the trainer, which was both awkward and embarrassing not just for me but the trainer too. However, there’s probably a reason why people made that choice……
The problem with so many training courses is that they don’t teach you to be a hypnotist. The hypnosis part of hypnotherapy that is, which is a bit odd considering that hypnotherapy is essentially therapy whilst in hypnosis.
Equally, some trainers will concentrate on the hypnosis and have minimal ideas on the therapy side of things. Getting someone into hypnosis is essential but is only a part of the story. Think about an operation in a theatre, for example; the hypnosis is the incision, it needs to be in the right place and to the right depth, the main work goes on inside that incision – that’s the therapy. The skills that I teach are getting the incision in the correct place, doing the work and repairing the wound.
Some schools will tell their pupils that they will earn mega-bucks and it’s all about the money, and make promises such as seeing 30 – 40 clients every week – really??
Think about it; not all clients can make daytime appointments due to work commitments, so a lot of clients prefer weekends and evenings. Sessions are around an hour with (if run ethically) an allowance for any run over time, add to that time to make notes, write letters etc. Oh then, of course, there are things like marketing, consultations, CPD, supervision, business planning etc.
In the long run, it’s up to you to decide if:
- You want to become a full-blown hypnotherapist.
- You want to do this for a living.
- If you want to do this out of a deep desire to help others.
- If you want to check out to see whether it’s for you before committing to a course.
If you answered yes to all those questions, then perhaps we could have a chat?
If you want to know how to hypnotise people then why not give me a call, I’ve already said this isn’t about the money which is why I offer low-cost courses, some starting as low as just £25.00
- There are one-day self-hypnosis classes here.
- Weekend courses are available here
- Details of the full Diploma are available here
If you want to know more please either give us a call on 01803 500300 and ask for Chris or fill out the form below.
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