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Adding Hypnotherapy Training to Your Credentials

Jul 30, 2019 10:44PM ● By Matthew Brownstein, CCHt

Many people who enjoy holistic health magazines, such as the one you are reading right now, are already healers and teachers in their own unique way. Those who read this type of material are usually already on a spiritual path, know how to work with energy, eat consciously, are environmentally friendly, and enjoy helping others within the scope of their credentials. However, many people have not yet tapped into the power of the subconscious mind for facilitating deep change in people’s lives. Not only can you be more effective in what you do, you can bring in far more clients as there are many people looking for deep subconscious change which gets to the root cause of their problems while being remarkably safe and effective.

Hypnotherapy as Adjunct to Your Existing Occupation
Perhaps you are a Reiki practitioner, life coach, acupuncturist, massage therapist, nurse or energy worker, and perhaps you did not know just how much having legitimate credentials in hypnotherapy could significantly enhance your profession. Changing people’s behaviors is great, yet when their behaviors are motivated by emotion, we need to get to the root cause and transform that. We can rebalance energy, change diets, tend to wounds or relax people with healing hands, yet when their subconscious mind is deeply disturbed by hurt, sadness, fear, anger, guilt and/or shame, we need more tools in our bag of tricks. Having a state-licensed diploma in the field of hypnotherapy, with over 500 hours of training, can forever change the way you work with people.

Do I need other credentials to be a hypnotherapist? No. Hypnotherapy is its own occupation as acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. Of course, there are simple trainings in hypnosis, yet we encourage any sincere seeker to find a state-licensed career school that offers true diplomas and certifications in the field. It is legal for you to learn hypnosis and to practice it, but schools must be licensed to offer career training or they are operating illegally. Be sure to look for the highest industry standards, and to be thoroughly trained in proper semantics, ethics, law and professionalism.

The spiritual side of a hypnotherapy practice. When working with altered states, we get to tap into aspects of the mind that were previously unavailable to us. There are deep metaphysical components of hypnotherapy training for students who want profound personal and spiritual growth. The beauty of this is you not only get to understand who you are on deeper levels and clear the blocks to the love and light within, but you get to help others to open to that as well. When you realize that this can be a full-time profession, a part-time profession or an adjunct to an existing career, you tap into remarkable ways of increasing your income while helping others to connect spiritually and to find out who they truly are.

The Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy continually works to raise the standards of hypnotherapy and NLP training. They encourage you to do your research and to only support state-licensed schools that are in compliance with the law and offer the credentials that you truly deserve. For more information, call 800-551-9247 or visit See ad right.

Matthew Brownstein, CCHt is the author of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and The Sutras on Healing and Enlightenment. He is the CEO of Anahat Education Group, Inc., the executive director of the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy, and the founder and president of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists. He has been in the field for over 25 years and continues to offer trainings, lead annual hypnotherapy conferences, and empower teachers and students to actualize their highest potentials.