Consulting Hypnotist Online Course Syllabus
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Consulting Hypnotist Online Training Program

Course Description

"Consulting Hypnotism Methods" is designed to teach people how to hypnotize other human beings and use hypnotic suggestion for a variety of health, wellness, and personal development outcomes.  Students will learn a body of core content about hypnotism, and will also be taught the skills of hypnotism itself.

The course is taught entirely online.

Recommended Pre-Course Reading:

We do not require it as part of the course, but we highly recommend that you read Hypnotherapy by Dave Elman.

Overview with Learning Objectives

Module One

What is Hypnosis?

  • learn working definition of hypnosis
  • understand hypnotizability vs. suggestibility
  • understand common misconceptions about hypnosis

Favorable and Unfavorable Influences

  • create a proper physical environment for client work
  • identify unfavorable signs in clients
  • cultivate confidence as a hypnotist

Cautions of Hypnosis

  • learn how to avoid possible physical injuries to subjects
  • identify and deal with hypnotic hysteria
  • understand age regression techniques

History of Hypnosis

  • develop a timeline of hypnotism’s professional development
  • identify significant contributors to hypnotism theory

Module Two

Preliminary Suggestibility Tests

  • understand purposes of testing suggestibility
  • know authoritative vs. permissive operating style
  • learn six suggestibility tests

How to Hypnotize

  • explore an overview of the hypnotic process
  • develop a working knowledge of induction, deepening, utilization, and emergence
  • learn four possible components of Inductions

Trance Depth

  • learn the Arons Depth Scale for judging trance depth
  • identify the difference between mnesic and amnesic stages
  • learn four criteria for judging trance depth

Deepening Techniques

  • learn deepening through realization
  • understand the concept of pyramiding
  • understanding fractionation

Module Three

Suggestion Management

  • learn how reinforcement and encouragement affect outcomes
  • learn positive suggestion management
  • learn how to create post­hypnotic suggestion

The Conscious and Unconscious

  • learn the difference between conscious mind and unconscious mind

Mechanical Aids

  • learn a variety of mechanical aids that can assist hypnotists

Additional Inductions

  • learn instantaneous induction methods
  • learn progressive relaxation induction
  • learn non-verbal inductions

Bonus Lesson: Simple Video Production

  • learn to produce short, simple video to promote your practice
  • learn the various distribution methods for video

Module Four

Anesthesia Management

  • learn common uses of hypnotic anesthesia
  • learn how to produce hypnotic anesthesia
  • discover ways to maintain hypnotic anesthesia

Smoking Cessation

  • learn four­-session approach to smoking cessation

Age Regression (Uncovering Techniques)

  • learn three popular age regression techniques
  • identify the difference between true regression and pseudo­regression
  • identify areas of caution in performing age regression

Module Five


  • learn three­-session approach to weight management


  •  learn how to help clients identify their stress indicators
  •  learn stress management techniques
  •  develop a stress reduction action plan

Module Six


  •  become familiar with the NGH Code of Ethics
  •  develop a Client Bill of Rights
  •  identify language to be avoided vs. to be practiced

Session Structure

  •  create a strong client intake sheet
  •  learn to assess client behaviors and how they contribute to the presenting problem
  •  learn how to help client articulate goals for working with you
  •  give a pre­talk to set client up for success
  •  be able to develop a session strategy that meets the client’s needs

Image Psychology and Hypnosis

  • learn four major categories of imagery techniques

Module 7

Additional Scripts and Techniques

  •  explore the concept of hyperemperia
  •  discuss John Hartland’s ego­ strengthening method
  •  learn the G.I.F.T. technique

Do You Want to Be Certified as a Consulting Hypnotist?

In an effort to keep costs down for our students, we have separated the pure learning of hypnotism from the certification process.  If you're interested in a career in hypnotism, and wish to be certified, we do offer certification as well.

Credentials of Faculty and Administrators