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How would you describe this clean, pristine training for professional hypnotists?

Teaching NGH-Certified Hypnosis. No surprises.

Teaching NGH-Certified Hypnosis. No surprises.

A clean, pristine approach to becoming a professional hypnotist.

And if you are local to metro Washington, D.C. and work Monday – Friday, you will need to take just four days off from work to earn the full professional credential.

What a great way to achieve the gold standard of training in the field of hypnotism!

I’m glad to have figured out a way to make the first three days of training a choice — either attending in person for three extra days, enjoying the power of the group — or studying conveniently at home, no travel  required whatsoever. With that learn -at-home  option, you schedule where to fit in the hours, spreading out the first block of Foundations training in a way that fits with your regular work schedule.

That time-compression part makes the hypnosis training I offer extra-convenient. The idea is simple to communicate and may be appealing to some of you.

Is it unusual though? Probably not. Other hypnotism instructors may have figured out something similar, as the official nine-day training is mandatory for professional training certified with the National Guild of Hypnotists. And nine days is a lotta days.

Struggling with the trickier part to explain

It’s the clean, pristine part that I struggle to describe, the part that may make my upcoming hypnosis training somewhat unusual. Because I believe I have found a need to fill, a desire that some people have for learning professional skills within hypnotism.

Definitely a need that I have. A need that you might have, Blog-Buddies. And a need that might be shared by people you know who have been interested in learning how to become a professional hypnotist.

So I’ll explain as best I can. Then I’ll seek your feedback and help for communicating better. Yes, use the COMMENTS feature below. Blog-Buddies, and share your reactions.

I’m seeking your help because this latest way of talking to people may be new within the hypnosis field. It is certainly new to me, and I feel shy discussing in public some topics that might seem taboo.

Well, here goes.

In my humble opinion, there are two big problems with hypnotism as it is widely taught today at a professional level. Each of these problems seems to me mutually exclusive. Surely some other NGH-certified hypnotism trainers have avoided both problems. But I haven’t seen mention online of either type of problem-solving among my fellow hypnotism instructors.

A tricky part in noting the following problems is that they are problems for me. In no way do I mean to judge hypnotists who do things differently. Some of the top leaders in the National Guild of Hypnotists have a very different comfort level from mine, and they do a superb job. What I describe below as a problem might be an ADVANTAGE of studying with them.

That said, this hypnotism trainer expressly aims to overcome both these problems. Boldly, I’ll call them out by name and tell you how I aim to solve each of them.

Problem #1. The tough side of hypnotism

Old-school hypnotism is what many of us first learned about, back in the day, when being introduced to hypnosis. There was the slightly sinister guy in the movie, always a white male, who relished his role as authority figure.

“You are getting sleepy,” he would proclaim. While putting his patient “Under.” (Note the compelling finger movements in the photo below. Gee, in that picture, which of these two people do you think is supposed to be the hypnotist? Hard to guess?)

There's more than one way to hypnotize a client.

There’s more than one way to hypnotize a client.

Today’s NGH-certified hypnotism instructors do not speak of “Putting you under.” None of us do. Our professional obligation is to teach a range of techniques and methods. Some clients really do want a more authoritarian style while others (maybe most?) seek a more permissive, collaborative style.

Beyond that choice of style, a tough side of hypnotism remains. Some very effective hypnotists include little nuances here or there whereby a client can be nudged or tricked, supposedly for that client’s own good.

This manipulative quality can be matched with some questionable patterns in the hypnotist’s chakra databanks, like the Throat Chakra Databank for Verbal  Integrity.

Frankly, hypnotism can be slick and showy, a bit like a certain kind of used car salesman.

Usually not. But I feared that questionable quality for a long while, when making up my mind about hypnotism. Surely I am not alone in the desire to be ethically impeccable while helping my clients as a hypnotist.

Solving Problem #1 when I train professional hypnotists

What if you seek to learn hypnotism and you are ethically very scrupulous? What if you are a Highly Sensitive Person.? What if you have the ultra-high sensitivity of a born empath?

Welcome to a form of professional hypnosis training that will help you to clarify choices. Because you have them at every step of the way.

Along with teaching all the techniques and beautifully tested methods in the two NGH manuals that are standard for training hypnotists, it is definitely possible to help nt students to think, to evaluate, to find their personal way of helping clients with hypnotism.

So this is part of what I call “Clean and pristine.” What is the other part?

Problem #2. Avoiding Add-Ons

In a way, it’s a very sweet problem to have connected to teaching hypnotism. The potential is so vast, once you learn how to harness the power of the subconscious mind in order to help ordinary people solve ordinary problems.

It’s so tempting to mix in other techniques, so a hypnotism training becomes more complex than the standard NGH training.

What sorts of things have I heard about being added on for hypnotist trainings?

  • Angel readings. Tarot readings. Psychic messages.
  • Channeling. Sending healing energies.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique. Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
  • A bit of training in past-life regression.

Perhaps these would count as a bonus for you. Personally, I prefer for hypnotism training to be just that. Hypnotism training.

Now you may have heard that I am a big fan of doing past-life regression. Well, yes, that is my specialty in the field of hypnotism. I do favor Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis(TM). And I will be teaching it later this year, but separately.

It is lovely when hypnotism training adds something extra you choose to learn. I do encourage all of you smart consumers to do research online. Find out who is teaching what. You might prefer working with a different hypnosis instructor.  Click here for a current listing of instructors who are authorized by the National Guild of Hypnotists to offer professional training.

Be proactive as a consumer. Read what is described online for that particular hypnosis training. You can even call the workshop coordinator for that particular instructor and ask what will be included that is NOT part of the standard NGH training.

If you call my Workshop Coordinator, Mitch, his answer to that question will be: “Nothing.”

Solving Problem #2 when I train professional hypnotists

Yes, my solution is pretty simple. When I train you as a hypnotist, you will learn the skills of a hypnotist.

That’s all, folks.

The National Guild of Hypnotists offers professional training for you that includes a rich set of tested techniques, relevant topics, and a huge assortment of teaching materials.

Well, that’s plenty for me, teaching hypnotism. My commitment is to respectfully teach this body of work as best I can.

If you are interested in learning, I will teach you. The hypnotism training will be especially good if you live in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia, as the Sterling, VA location is quite convenient to anyone in the metro D.C. area. Some of you Blog-Buddies have already signed up to come from out of town, which is really an honor. And, for you especially, it is convenient to do Foundations at home and travel here just for the final six days.

Why do I make a point of this refusal to teach different skills during a hypnotism workshop? Maybe you would be more impressed if I threw in some psychic messages or told you the purpose of your life. Maybe you would enjoy my doing that kind of add-on for someone else in the class.

Okay, maybe some of you Blog-Buddies know that won’t happen because I do not bring through psychic messages, or announce to any client or student, “This is the purpose of your life.” Sure, it might be impressive , a  lovely surprise. It could seem like quite a bargain to get all these extras for free.

Or maybe it wouldn’t be a great bargain for you at all. Maybe a student would feel uncomfortable and out of place in the group, while hiding that reaction. 

Not everyone who aims to use hypnotism has the same belief system. With each decade of teaching within mind-body-spirit, I have improved at creating a space where everyone feels safe and accepted.

It will be safe for you to bring your personal belief system to the Hypnotism Instruction.

I can promise you this. During your training in hypnotism, there will be no surprises with adding on “Extras” that you may not want.

Clean and pristine and focused on the official course content. That  can help everyone in the group to gain hypnotism skills, trust the learning process, and blossom as the kind of professional hypnotist you choose to be.

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  1. 1
    Elaine says:

    Well thought out article Rose and not surprising. I’ve found all your techniques and training are done in a top notch, ethical manner.

  2. 2
    David.. says:

    Thanks, Rose. I know little about hypnotism and until recently probably would have said I’d never been hypnotized – until I found out guided meditation and prayer are forms of hypnotism.

    In many cases I’ve seen, the people leading the “prayer” don’t even realize they’re using hypnotism and have no training as such. Can’t say that’s out of integrity exactly but it’s certainly not wise.

    I recall the controversy around “false memories” where medical practitioners were planting ideas (sometimes intentionally, sometimes not) in patients heads. Not integrity and clearly crossing a boundary.

    While it’s common to gain new insights with practice of a new technique, alternative healing is full of people who essentially experiment on their patients. Traditional medicine has done the same.

    Part of instruction and part of any such practice should be very clear boundaries. What is appropriate and what is in integrity for you, the technique and the client.

    It will help when more healers are actually relatively healed themselves. Perhaps one day enlightenment will be a prerequisite for a full professional healing practice. 😉

  3. 3
    David.. says:

    It reminds me of a quote. To paraphrase, something like: Where there is integrity, knowledge will continue to grow.

    Similar to the Yoga Sutra (2-37): When non-theft is established, all wealth rises up.

  4. 4
    Isabella says:

    I love that first quote, David. I find it comforting.

  5. 5
    Tehya says:

    HUGE, sigh of relief reading this. The hypnotism training I took towards the end of last year had some EFT mixed in, along with some “Access Bars” thing (which was never truly explained to any of us), along with tons and tons and tons of law of attraction and new age-y lecturing. Beyond that, my in-depth questions got surface answers, kind of like an attitude of, “Oh just use the techniques and read the scripts and you’ll be fine.”

    I had a hard time explaining to people that I am very picky about my education (since meeting you) and didn’t feel ready to start giving hypnosis sessions, even after such a long, expensive course. Thank you for articulating many of the concerns I experienced firsthand, as I now have more clarity about what was not CLEAN and PRISTINE about it.

    I can hardly wait to take your course! Beyond grateful to have found a teacher with such high standards and ethics and true experience and knowledge. Thank you so much, Rose, for making your training more accessible to us out-of-towners (or out-of-country-ers, as the case may be).

  6. 6

    Thanks so much for your comments, ELAINE, DAVID, ISABELLA, and now TEHYA.

    Regarding your comment, TEHYA, less is often more in personal development.

    Often, in personal sessions, I help clients stop working so hard. Applying effort intelligently, taking official Technique Time each day and then getting on with your life — intelligent choices can help a person move forward much more rapidly along a path to Enlightenment.

    Sometimes a person has subconscious habits of positioning consciousness, like energetic sub-routines. These thankless jobs take a great deal of effort, and that’s where Vibrational Re-Positioning(TM) can help. But sometimes it is a lifestyle choice related to spiritual addiction.

    Voluntary simplicity is an appealing lifestyle. One I haven’t managed, although it seems so very, adorably sweet.

    When it comes to managing one’s own consciousness, or using practices for personal development, or learning the skill set of hypnotism…

    that is far more easily managed.

    It is very important (I think) to volunteer for simplicity. Or call it rigor. Or, hey, call it integrity.

  7. 7

    You did raise an important consumer point, TEHYA, in your Comment #5.

    Hypnotism instructors can mean so well, wanting to give students their very favorite add-ons.

    I understand that.

    I offer entire workshops on my add-ons. You can take Aura Reading Workshop or Empath Empowerment Workshop or the Cut Cords of Attachment Workshop.

    Valid skill sets surely deserve their own workshops. I don’t think it does anyone a favor to sprinkle in a bit of extra this or that.

    I figure, if you’re going to learn the skill set of hypnotism, why not learn it properly? Especially if you have signed up for training to become certified as a professional hypnotist?

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    Emotional Freedom Technique is a great example, TEHYA, of what can be bundled into training professional hypnotists.

    EFT could be a tempting choice to add into training in hypnotism because it is an energy-moving modality.

    EFT is a form of energy psychology. When used effectively, it can move out STUFF. While hypnotism, great though it is in many ways, does not move out STUFF.

    Personally, I favor other skill sets for moving out STUFF. One of them is Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis(R), a form of past-life regression that is unsurpassed for moving out major frozen blocks.

    The perfect preparation to learn that skill set is to take some clean, pristine training in hypnotism. So, again, TEHYA, thank you for the acknowledgment.

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