Can Anyone Learn To Become A Hypnotist?


Since I do offer hypnosis training on a regular basis, the question often comes up — can anyone learn to do this and become a hypnotist?

Sometimes when people ask me if hypnotists have a special hypnotic power, I reply “Yes, and no.” And that’s a truthful answer!

The answer is “Yes” in the sense that I can teach you the techniques on how to do hypnotic inductions, or the knowledge of how to perform a specific NLP technique or a set of steps.

It’s “Yes”, anyone can learn to become a hypnotist, in the sense that we can even talk about how to gain rapport, how to do a proper pre-talk, and how to test for suggestibility (we also call them imagination games). You CAN learn all of that, and in fact you can be very effective with it.

And for most things, you can learn to do hypnosis by having no innate talents before you came to the training.

However… the answer is also “No,” in that it’s difficult to teach intuition, and true persistence, and thinking in abstract ways. These are all skills needed by someone who wishes to become “the best in the world” type of clinical hypnotist.

And it’s a quality that is difficult to quantify. It requires thinking on another level — getting rapport on another level. Not being a “yes” person, and getting deep rapport with the subconscious mind. Of course, our main course teaches you how to become damn good at clinical-style work.

So why then, if it is so easily taught, do I stubbornly insist that the answer to the question “Can anyone learn to become a hypnotist” is both Yes, AND No?

It’s because everything looks rosy until you’re dealing with a hard case. And when someone’s training gets exhausted, where do they go THEN? That’s the type of grit that you only get from actually doing it, and not giving up. Sheer persistence and confidence that you will get somewhere. Putting yourself on the line.

When someone comes into our office, we “read” them within a few minutes. We ask them specific, targeted questions which are designed to elicit what their actual problem is. It’s not uncommon for a client to begin talking, and about 5 minutes into the conversation we’ll say “Ok, I already got what the thing is. You ready to go into hypnosis?”

I honestly don’t think this is quality that can be taught, because it’s who you ARE. If you’re not grounded in yourself, then your results in supporting and empowering others might be sporadic at best.

However, I also believe that someone can go through a deep change themselves, and they will eventually develop the personality traits necessary to do “the real work” and become a hypnotist – not just do hypnosis.

But can wisdom be taught over a hypnosis weekend? Not really. It requires being actually out there in life, discovering who you are. And that’s what it takes sometimes to get past the critical factor.

By the way Contact Us to learn when our next Training event is happening and learn to be a Hypnotist.

How Hypnosis Can Help You?


It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been struggling with an issue or
thought you’ve tried it all and have given up change is possible.
Hypnosis can help by putting you in control of you to make the
necessary changes to achieve your goal. It gives you an “I can”
attitude and if you think you can, you will find a way to solve your

Hypnosis opens the door to your own power to take control
of and manage your own life.

Would you like to make changes in any of these areas? Hypnosis can

Weight Management – If you’ve been over eating and putting on
weight you know how that makes you feel. You might feel it’s out of
your control. Hypnosis can help with your attitude to feel in control.
That you can change. Hypnosis can help you to increase energy,
motivation and confidence. Hypnosis can help you to eat only when
you’re hungry, enjoy smaller amounts of food and stop eating as soon
as you feel satisfied. You’re not on a diet, your simply watching what
you eat and how much. Developing good eating habits to create and
maintain your ideal weight shape and size for the long term.

Stop Smoking – Everyone knows the risks of smoking causes
cancer, emphysema and takes years off your life. It is an expensive,
deadly habit. Every smoker knows it’s killing them and has to lie to
themselves to continue to smoke. Smoking is an addiction and a
habit. It’s not your fault you became a smoker but only you can
make the choice to quit
. Over 40,000,000 people have quit
smoking, you can too
. Hypnosis can help you stop smoking by helping
you to change the association’s in your mind, changing the way you
think and feel about cigarettes. From one of pleasure to one of pain,
naturally avoiding what is painful. Hypnosis can help with the
cravings associated with withdrawal from nicotine by helping you to
remain calm till they pass. Hypnosis can help you develop new
strategies to deal with life without smoking.

End Fears – If you’ve been experiencing irrational fears you know
how debilitating that can be. Hypnosis has been shown to be
effective in overcoming irrational fears and developing confidence.

Manage Stress –hypnosis can help you to be more stress resistant.
By developing the ability to be calm through difficult situations.

Improve Confidence – to accomplish any goal you need confidence
with hypnosis you will gain and I can attitude.

Self Esteem– many problems have their roots in poor self esteem.
This leads to people thinking they’re not worthy or deserving of
success or any good things in life. You learn to appreciate your own

Improve Your Golf Game – learn the mental side of the game of
golf. Many golfers have used hypnosis to improve their game. Tiger
Woods understands the benefits of using hypnosis for the game of
golf. You can learn to slip into the zone at will, improve your swing
and putt confidently.

How Does Hypnosis Work?


Hypnosis has been accepted by the American Medical association
and the Vatican. Hypnosis works through the power of suggestion.
Using suggestion to guide you into a relaxed state allows access to
the unconscious mind. By bypassing the critical factor suggestions are
more readily accepted by the unconscious mind. What the
unconscious mind accepts it acts upon automatically.

Repetition is important because it compounds the effectiveness of suggestions.
The more the unconscious mind receives the message the more it
accepts it uncritically and acts upon it more automatically and naturally.
The more it acts upon the suggestions of the more they are accepted and
reinforced. There by growing stronger. The unconscious mind does
not discern between right and wrong, good or bad. What it accepts, it
acts upon automatically as it were real and true.

Suggestions are like seeds planted into your mind nurtured by repetition
and action. When you act on suggestions you are actually hard wiring them
into your nervous system.

Most professionals understand that human behavioural
changes cannot be guaranteed. Success using hypnosis is dependent
upon your cooperation, attitude and motivation.

It can take one or more sessions to be successful, everyone is different.
Most issues can be resolved in 1 to 5 sessions.

What is Hypnosis?

There are many definitions of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a tool to focus
your mind on what you want. It is a tool of self discovery. It is a tool
that will allow you to control your emotions and your beliefs.
Hypnosis is an ability everyone has and can learn to utilize to
accomplish personal and professional goals. As you learn to use this
tool of hypnosis, you open yourself to your own potential and go
beyond your own limits. A good friend once told me “a mind once
stretched can never return to its original shape”. In my experience
I’ve found this to be true. Use this tool to open yourself to your own
power, take control of your own life and joyfully go for what you want,
because it’s a journey worth taking.
You’re conscious mind is analytical. It contains what hypnotists call
the critical factor. You’re conscious mind analyzes the suggestions
and decides if they should be accepted or rejected. You’re conscious
mind knows real from imagined that your having a daydream you’re
conscious mind knows that it is only a daydream, not real. It knows
right from wrong, good from bad. It knows what you should be doing.
Hypnosis uses the part of your mind that deals with your imagination
and your emotions, these are part of your unconscious mind. Your
unconscious mind cannot tell what’s real or imagined. It is unable to
discern good from bad. What it accepts to be true is acted upon as if
it were true, whether it is true or not. We all act automatically from
our emotions and our beliefs. What we believe does not have to
have anything to do with reality. In the past people believed the earth
was flat. That was a commonly held belief. We know that is false.
Beliefs can be created by perceptions or experiences that seem to be
true and then are accepted as true. How we feel about things can be
programmed by the things we are told and accept.
Repetition is very important when using hypnosis to program the
unconscious mind. Repetition is the mother of all learning. To
accomplish your goal you can use MP3s, live sessions or a
combination of both to achieve repetition with hypnosis.

Bust through your limitations with Hypnosis


From what I have seen, most people do personal development or self-improvement only when it’s convenient. They do it only when they’re “on the money” and then when they aren’t feeling like it, they slip back into their own habits.

“Adults seem to want to learn everything at once. This approach will not work.” – Milton H. Erickson

Can you stick to your goals when you are tired, cold, hungry,  and sick?

You don’t stop until it’s time to stop. Maybe you’re doing pushups and you can’t do another pushup – that’s fine but you need to keep working at that next one until you get it.

If you’re like most people, you don’t stop to think about why you are here and what you’re doing. You just go through your life, a mysterious combination of motivations and loyalties and drives and desires.

We’re all here on this planet and we all have these things we want to achieve. What are your top 3 goals? For most people it’s a health goal, a wealth goal, and a relationships goal. In order to achieve these goals we have to do certain things and we have to do them consistently.

What stops us all from having our goals? Chiefly among them is our desire for consistency and comfort within ourselves; if we change then we might become inconsistent and we certainly will experience some (temporary) discomfort.

As a hypnotist I have seen that the reason people don’t stick to their goals longterm is that they rely on “willpower” which is kind of like mental adrenaline – it gives you a burst in the moment but doesn’t last over time. To truly change our goals, we need to change the underlying subconscious programming that is there.

This is where Hypnosis can help us re-program your mind and habits and make a change for the better! Contact us today and let’s get started!