Is becoming a hypnotherapist right for me?
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How to become a Hypnotherapist
There are different types of certifications available, therefore it is important to know which one you should train for. This will depend on what your aspirations are. Do you want to have a serious hypnotherapy practice and help others? Do you just want to help yourself change some negative thoughts, feelings or behaviours? Or are you simply curious and want to get entertainment value?
In order to become a hypnotherapist that will be taken seriously by potential clients, proper training and certification is required. There are many hypnotherapy courses that you can take online, but it is recommended to have certification from an accredited school and take the course in person, especially if you are serious about making this your career. Also make sure to take a course that will allow you to become a member of a professional organization. The biggest in the world is the National Guild of Hypnotists. They have a code of conduct and a complaints process that removes anyone doing unethical work. They also have a requirement for ongoing training in order to be re-certified every year.
You will want to be affiliated with a school that is internationally recognized as a quality provider of hypnotherapy training, and that has produced many competently trained graduates that have opened their own successful businesses. Also check to see if the school you are considering is certified with the International Medical and Dental Association.
Getting certified can take anywhere from a few weeks (full time) up to a year (part time).
When you are considering this kind of career, you have to think about how comfortable you would be around different people and how patient you are. Hypnotherapy involves a lot of talking and your presentation will either help or hinder your career.