How and why to become a Certified Hypnotist?

Here some definitions of Hypnosis.

Hypnosis is a technique that takes you into the Hypnotic State, some times called trance, a state where you are able to access your subconscious mind more easily and accept suggestions more easily.

Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness where the subconscious level of the mind is in a state of hyper-suggestibility.

Hypnosis refers to a state or condition in which the client becomes highly responsive to suggestions.
It is the use of Hypnosis in therapy.

Depending of the country, or state, or province, where you live there are different rules and laws regarding who can practice hypnosis or hypnotherapy.

Usually Hypnotists practice Hypnotism and Health Care Professional practice Hypnotherapy. Again … usually, not always, different countries have different laws regarding who can call himself hypnotherapist.
This title was created by The National Guild of Hypnotist, Inc. (NGH).

It refers to a person certified in Hypnosis but he or she is not a Health Care Professional.

Consulting Hypnotist is a title by the NGH to replace Certified Hypnotherapist. To distance the professional of Hypnosis from the ranks of professional counselling such as Psychiatrists and Psychologists.

The idea is to clarify that a Consulting Hypnotist practices Hypnosis, called consulting hypnotism, but do not practice therapy … hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis can help you understand better the mind-body balance.

A Hypnosis Training will give the tools to do that.

Of course you can even learn hypnosis by watching some videos in YouTube, but it is not the same as learning from a professional organization.
There are many excellent profesional organizations, groups and individuals that teach hypnosis. The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. (NGH) is one of them.
Location, prestige, reach, experience, years, curriculum, and price.
It goes from several hundreds to thousands of dollars. Some around $700, others around $2,000 or $3,000. Or even more, depends on the number of hours.
Most, between 80 to 300 hours. NGH is 100 hours.
There are many reasons. Some do it for business, or to add to their practices. Or just for knowledge and/or to help friends and family.
Demonstrate expertise. Qualified Trainers. Curriculum. Amount of real practice.
In most countries is a self-regulated profession. Meaning Organizations regulated their members.

Than being said some countries, provinces or states have very specific regulations of who can call herself a hypnotherapist or practice hypnotherapy.
Totally. It is very important to ask for it. Do you want a basic training? A more in depth training? In this point is important to learn the basic first. If you are starting go for the basic first … basic but in depth training and practice.
We believe that you should start in-person. Many courses include a combination of in-person, course work and online.

The NGH Hypnotism Certification is 100 hours, at least 75 hours in-person and the rest course work. Actually son NGH Certified Trainers do the 100 hours in-person.
Actually you can learn the basic technique in a few hours. Now if you really want to be a professional, we will suggest to go for at least a 100 hours hypnosis training certification.
Yes, you can, and there are some vey good professional in hypnosis in YouTube. That being said, learning is one thing, applying it in a way that it is safe for your clients is another. You must get a Profesional Certification to work with clients.
Yes. Let me ask you … would you drive a car given to you for free, without know why is free, or one you know why you paid the amount you paid. Free is good to learn the basic, for curiosity. A profesional certification is better, for you and your clients.
The key are curriculum, organization and trainer. Let's say 100 hours of training at $2,500. Basically it costs you $25/hour for a Professional Training, which is very inexpensive.
Our Hypnotism Certification is 100 hours, 80 in-person, 20 course work and online training.

Curriculum approved by NGH. Taught by Olivier Hidalgo, NGH Certified Trainer.

Your regular investment is $2,500 includes all training materials and taxes, membership for one year. All at a cost of $25/hour which is very inexpensive for a Professional Training.

Now, for a limited time, we have reduced the price a lot ...

C$1,737+225.81(HST)=C$1,962.81. Includes all materials, exam and membership for year.
Student manuals 1 & 2. Scripts. Master Marketing DVDs. Pendulum. Motivation for Hypnotist(CD). Demonstrations of NGH Scripts. Welcome to my office(DVD). Hypnotic Recollections(Book). 1 Year Membership and Benefits.
11x14 Personalized Consulting Hypnotist Certificate. NGH Membership Card. The Journal of Hypnotism(quarterly). The HypnoGram(quarterly, E-Zine). Member-only DVD Rental Library. Products specials.
The NGH Hypnotism Certification means credibility. In-depth knowledge. Practice. Networking and support.
NGH. The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. Established in 1950. Over 14,000 members in 82 countries.
Olivier Hidalgo. NGH Certified Instructor. Certified Consulting Hypnotist. Master in Hypnosis, NLP and Mindfulness Meditation.
In reality there is not a specific number or amount. It depends on several factors, like cost of living in your city, successful marketing. Some do it part-time and others full-time.
In the majority of countries the practice of hypnosis, Consulting Hypnotism, is self-regulated, which means no need for license.

It is important that you check or ask your hypnosis trainer in your city about the specific laws and regulation regarding Consulting Hypnotism.

In London, Ontario. Canada we always recommend our students to call themselves Consulting Hypnotists and make clear that they are not practicing hypnotherapy, unless they are Health Care Professional. No need for license in London, Ontario.
Be trained by a NGH Certified Instructor. Do the 80 hours In-person and 20 hours/course-work/online training. Past the practices/demonstrations/test.
No. We do an interview first. We want to make sure our Professional Hypnotism Certification Training is the best option for you. is one of the websites of NLP Hypnosis Training.
NLP Hypnosis Centre is a company registered in Ontario, Canada. Olivier Hidalgo, NGH Certified Instructor is the owner of NLP Hypnosis Centre.
151B York Street, London, Ontario. Canada. 519-495-6405
At NLP Hypnosis Centre,, we practice Non-Therapeutic Hypnotism which is the independent use of the hypnotic arts and sciences to help clients inculcate positive thinking and the capacity for self-hypnosis.
Yes, we do. It is always 100 hours. 80 hours in person. 20 coursework, presentations, online.
The maximum is 8 students. We also do individual training.
We follow the NGH curriculum for 100 hours, 80 in classroom, 20 coursework, presentations, online. It could be 10 days in two weeks or 5 weekends.
That' is the reason we do the interview, to make sure we are the best for you.

Our guarantee, If by noon of the first day of training you feel it is not for you for any reason, just return the books and materials and we will give you a full refund.

We only ask you to give us some feedback on what we did wrong so to do better next time. Besides that no questions asked.
No. Obviously we could mention it during the training, if everyone agrees, but it is not part of the curriculum of The National Guild of Hypnotism.
First it is important to answer the following questions?

What is a Certified Hypnotist?

What is a Certified Hypnotherapist?

Do they all use the same hypnosis, or it is different?

Let’s begin answering the last one … they all use the same technique, hypnosis.

Hypnosis, in a simple definition, is a technique that takes you into the Hypnotic State, some times called Trance, a state of total concentration, a state of high suggestibility.

The Nation Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. (NGH) created the title “Consulting Hypnotist” for those who practice hypnotism, in this case called Consulting Hypnotism, used for Non-Therapeutic hypnosis.

A Hypnotherapist is usually a Health Care Professional that practices Hypnotism, as therapy and is called Hypnotherapy.

A Consulting Hypnotist, a Hypnotist, do not do therapy.

This is very important to clarify to clients. A Consulting Hypnotist has clients. A Hypnotherapist has patients.

So, How long it takes to learn Hypnosis? How do I become a Hypnotherapist?

The technique is very easy to learn, you could learn it in a few hours, learning how to use it in a safe and professional way takes more time, training and experience.

You will find hypnosis training certifications that are between 100 and 300 hours, and some more than that.

At NLP Hypnosis Centre, we use Consulting Hypnotism. We offer a training in Hypnosis, in Consulting Hypnotist, that is 100 hours and it follows the National Guild of Hypnotists curriculum and it is taught by a NGH Certified Trainer.

In my case for, example, it is important to clarify that I, Olivier Hidalgo, practice Consulting Hypnotism, Non-Therapeutic Hypnosis, because my father Olivier Hidalgo, is a Doctor, a Health Care Professional, and some times people who ask me about hypnosis think that they are calling my father.

Is we are taking about practicing Hypnotherapy, using hypnosis as therapy, then of course you must first become a Health Care Professional and we all know it takes much longer.

Olivier Hidalgo.

NGH Certified Instructor.

NGH Certified Consulting Hypnotist.

NLP Hypnosis Centre.

London, Ontario. Canada.