William Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis

Our mission is to provide training in the ethical and professional use of hypnosis in order to prepare students to become a professional in the field of hypnosis or to add to professional skills they already possess. The professional focus and experience of our instructors gives the student both the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to become a professional in the field or add this set of skills to an existing profession. Certification is available through the National Guild of Hypnotists and the Mitchell Institute of Professional HypnosisStudents that earn our Certificate of Completion in Hypnosis are eligible for certification by the National Guild of Hypnotists – the largest professional hypnosis organization in the United States. After the basic course for certification (100 hours), we offer advanced courses for practicing professionals to increase their practice.

Why Choose the Mitchell Institute for your hypnosis certification needs?

  • William Mitchell is not only an NGH Certified Hypnosis Instructor, but he also runs 2 successful clinics in where he sees hundreds of one-on-one clients each year.
  • Not only will the courses provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to start your career in hypnosis, but William Mitchell and his faculty will provide you with the foundation needed to run a successful and profitable practice.
  • All of the Mitchell Institute’s instructors are experienced hypnosis professionals who are there to pass their experience on to you!

William Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis Classroom_Intensive Certification Class

Hypnosis Certificate Training Hypno 101 thru 103

Hypnosis certification program. This Hypnosis certification training class is taught by William Mitchell, a NGH certified instructor and the Founder of the Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis. Learn hypnosis and hypnotherapy in this course.

This is the entire hypnosis certification program including Hypno 101 through 103.  After successful completion of this program the student receives a certificate of completion from the Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis and certification through the National Guild of Hypnotists.  Refer to course descriptions Hypno 101, 102, and 103.  There are no prerequisites for this course. (NOTE: Students must complete Hypno 101, 102 & 103 to Receive Certification)

Basic Hypnosis: Hypno 101

This hypnosis class, course starts with a thorough yet understandable explanation and discussion of hypnosis, hypnotism, hypnotherapy and its ethical use.

Primary and secondary suggestibility are introduced. The purpose and types (authoritarian and permissive) of suggestibility tests are discussed, demonstrated and practiced to better help students recognize necessary qualifications of a prospective subject. This discussion also includes common fallacies and susceptibility classification through occupation, age, impression, and emotion. A basic induction and awakening methods will be demonstrated, discussed, practiced and critiqued. Students are also introduced to the six depth stages of hypnosis and the criteria for judging and testing depth of trance.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

25 hours

Advanced Hypnosis: HYPNO 102

Hypno 102 builds and expands on information from Hypno 101.  Students will learn the rationale for using self-hypnosis and how it can influence all phases of their lives.  A three step method for self-hypnosis is a demonstrated.  In addition, they will be introduced to the world of “suggestion management” and learn six important criteria for formulating action suggestion.  Mechanical aids, post-hypnotic suggestion deepening techniques and topics such as negative word traps are discussed.  More advanced induction techniques are demonstrated and practiced.  Students will also go over the correct use of the provided scripts.  The necessity and practice of the pre-induction talk between hypnotist and client, used to better cater to a clients individual needs, is introduced and discussed along with Convincers, methods by which clients upon awakening can recognize that they were in fact hypnotized.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Hypno 101

35 hours

Master Hypnosis: HYPNO 103

The successful completion of Hypno 103 qualifies students for a Certificate of Completion from Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis and certification by the National Guild of Hypnotists.  This course starts by introducing through interactive discussions and application exercises, the methodology to develop a treatment plan for most presenting problems.  Students will learn the BASIC assessment model and a format for developing goal setting skills and reinforcement scripts.  The appropriate use of Rapid Inductions is discussed, practiced and critiqued.  The timing and structure of the first hypnosis session with a client is outlined and practiced – how to explain hypnosis to a client; which induction method to use, and how to incorporate suggestibility testing and depth setting when appropriate.  Students are then taught to structure all additional sessions with clients.  The practical applications of using imagery in conjunction with proven ego strengthening techniques are explored and practiced through the use of case studies, role play activities and illustrations.  The varied possibilities and options open to enhance a profitable hypnosis practice are explored.  This includes how to start, expand and market one’s private practice including presentations, advertising, and media.  Those issues which hypnotists are legally allowed to work with vary from state to state.  These issues are introduced and discussed.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Hypno 101
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Hypno 102

40 hours..

Special Note: Conference, students are required to come to Springfield or Decatur, IL to do clinical sessions with clients . These “clinicals” will be supervised by William Mitchell or another faculty member. These additional hours in practice with actual clients will also count to fulfill the 100 hours required by National Guild of Hypnotists . The dates are by arrangement.

 

Cozette Devlin Testimonial for the Mitchell Institute of Professional HypnosisWhat an experience! This course, with the Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis, was well constructed, informative, and very easily understood. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in developing skills in hypnotherapy.  William Mitchell is an excellent teacher; very professional, ethical and dedicated.  I thank you for a beautiful start to a wonderful profession!
~ Cozette Devlin
C.H. Hypnotist
SunPrairie, WI
Scot Giles, D.Min, CH Testimonial for the Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis“William is one of the best hypnotism instructors in the United States. His practice is ethical and his work always well-researched. I find him forthcoming as a person and insightful. I have a lot of confidence in his skills and in the quality of the training he provides.”~
Rev. Dr. Scot Giles
D.Min
Advisory Board member of the National Guild of Hypnotists

 Your Registration Fee Includes NGH  Manuals and Materials , Scripts, etc.

Since this Mid-America Hypnosis NGH Certification is open to existing Professional Practitioners and Licensed Medical and Mental Health Providers, the students are required to obtain the following textbooks:

  • Trancework, 4th Edition Michael Yapko Ph.D.
  • The Handbook of Hypnotic Phenomenon in Psychotherapy, John and Janet Edgette Psy.D.
Textbooks may be purchased used online or from MIPH for an additional $200 for new books.

24 - 30Apr2017
13735 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Heartland Hypnosis Conference NGH Certification Classes

NGH Hypnosis Certification Training Combined with Heartland Hypnosis Conference - St. Louis

From 9:00 until 5:00

At Holiday Inn Express

13735 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis / 2700 W.Lawrence Ave, Suite N, Springfield, IL 62704

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Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis Introduction to Hypnosis Training: Basic Hypnosis Training ClassJust Announced!

Introduction to Hypnosis: Basic Hypnosis Training in St. Louis, MO

This course is perfect for students trying to decide whether hypnosis is a field they wish to pursue before committing to the full Certification Training.

The course answers the question “What is Hypnosis?” starting with an overview of the history of hypnosis up to present day and provides information on the practical and ethical applications of hypnosis and outlines many potential career opportunities in the field. Primary and secondary suggestibility are introduced. The purpose and types (authoritarian and permissive) of suggestibility tests are discussed, demonstrated and practiced to better help students recognize necessary qualifications of a prospective subject. This discussion also includes common fallacies and susceptibility classification through occupation, age, impression, and emotion. A basic induction and awakening methods will be demonstrated, discussed, practiced and critiqued. Students will see a demonstration of the six depth stages of hypnosis.

Students will practice a hypnotic inductions. 

The course provides introductory information regarding hypnosis training and opportunities in self-improvement arenas such as weight loss, smoking cessation, stress and anxiety management, clinical hypnosis, as well as in the lucrative and entertaining business of stage show presentation!  This course is not required, but recommended, for students pursuing Hypnosis Certification.

9-6 Saturday Nov.5 and Sunday Nov.6

Cost: $297

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