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. Students 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!
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.
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
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
Rev. Dr. Scot Giles
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.