School Catalog


Best Hypnosis Training

783 Loudon Ridge Road

Loudon, NH 03307


Mission Statement 

Our mission is to empower human beings through online hypnosis training.


This school is exempted from being licensed by the State of New Hampshire, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education as a post­secondary vocational school with a primary purpose of educating individuals for a professional job/career.  


This is a non-­accredited school.

General Description of Available Space, Equipment, and Facilities 

All courses are taught online.  We use a combination of resources to provide multi-modal learning to our students:

  • Archived digital text units
  • Archived videos.
  • Live video webinars.
  • Private Facebook groups.

The school operates in a digital format, delivering content in such a way that students can learn at their own pace, yet still have access to the instructors for questions and clarification.

School Policies and Procedures

Entrance Requirements

For certification programs, applicants must have an interview with school personnel and applicants must be a high school graduate or hold a GED.

Transfer of Credits 

The school does not accept transfer credit nor allow credit for prior experience.

Grading System

Hypnotist certification is awarded on a pass/fail basis.

Standards for Satisfactory Progress

One hundred percent attendance and completion of all tests at an 80% level is required for certification.

Standards for Satisfactory Progress for Financial Aid Programs

Financial aid is not available for this program.


No scholarships are available for this program.

Academic Probation

There is no academic probation in this certification program.

Academic Suspension or Termination

See “Student Conduct and Conditions for Dismissal.”

Student Conduct and Conditions for Dismissal

Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to dismissal from the course.


There is no re­entrance if you are terminated from the program.


The school requires one hundred percent (100%) completion of class hours in order to receive a certificate of completion from the course. Students are expected to be on time and attend all scheduled classes.

Leave of Absences

Students may request a leave of absence at any point during their studies for illness or family emergency. If a student fails to notify the school director of their leave of absence, the student will be held to the standards discussed in the Attendance section. Students wishing to return to the course after a leave of absence must contact the school director. The school director and student will both determine when and if the student will return to the course.

Certification Requirements 

Students must attend all classes.

Students must pass the final exam with a minimum of 80%. The final examination consists of a combination of both practical and written parts. Should the student fail to pass the test, they will be given an opportunity to take a refresher course in their area(s) of deficiency and subsequently be allowed to retake the final examination at no extra cost to the student.

Student Records 

All student evaluations and grades are maintained by the school for a period of five years.

School Calendar 

The school operates on a non-­traditional term. We do not utilize the conventional academic calendar of quarters or semesters. 

For all classes, the holidays of New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, or Christmas will be observed. If you have a religious holiday that requires you to be exempted from class, please let us know and we will work it out.

Enrollment Dates 

A student may enroll at any time prior to the start of a new class.


Schedule of Fees 

We have two tiers of service:

  1. Learn only (avocational).
  2. Certification.

In an effort to offer flexibility of access, we have designed multiple payment options for the programs.

The "learn only" tier provides online access to educational content and the option to attend live webinars with an instructor.  The date schedules for the various online courses are listed in the individual course info areas in this course catalog.

Certification is for individuals who intend to perform hypnotism as a career option.  In our certification programs, additional hours must be spent on tasks and projects that demonstrate the student's proficiencies in fundamental hypnotism areas.  These tasks and projects will be reviewed and feedback given by an instructor.  Given that additional teaching and mentoring is occurring in the certification track, there is an additional fee for this tier of service:

Consulting Hypnotist Certification $2,500

Stage Hypnotist Certification $5,000


Students must notify the administrator, in writing, of a withdrawal.  Please see the Refund Policy for terms of tuition refunds. 

Refund Policy

(1)  All refunds shall be paid within 30 days upon written notification from a student of cancellation or withdrawal; and

(2)  Students receiving benefits from federal programs shall be subject to federal refund policies, rules and regulations;

Full Refund. A school shall provide a student with a full refund if:

(a)     The student withdraws from the program or course before the first day of instruction.

Other Refunds.

(a)  A school shall provide a student with a partial refund if:

(1)    A student who withdraws or is dismissed before 50% of the instruction period shall receive

a pro-rata refund, less an administrative fee of $160

(2)  A student who withdraws or is dismissed after more than 50% of the instruction period shall

receive no refund.

(b)   All efforts shall be made to refund prepaid amounts for books, supplies and other charges unless the student has consumed or used those items and they can no longer be used or sold to new students, or returned by the school to the supplier, unless the student has consumed or used those items and they can no longer be used or sold to new students, or returned by the school to the supplier.

Student Grievance Procedure

Any student who has a grievance with the school or an instructor should first discuss the problem with the instructor or school director. If a resolution is not reached, the student

should make a written complaint and submit it to the school director asking for a written

response. When a satisfactory resolution of the problem is not obtained, the student may contact:

Office of Career School Licensing

101 Pleasant Street

Concord, NH 03301


You may call the state office at (603) 271-6443. 


Certification Program Requirements

  1. Prerequisite Courses for Certification:
    1. Beginning Hypnotism
    2. Consulting Hypnotism Methods
  2. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a core group of hypnotic techniques demonstrated by instructors during the class:
    1. Basic client intake procedure
      1. Ability to formulate a hypnotic approach based on intake outcomes.
    2. Suggestibility Tests
      1. Guided Imagery Lemon Test
      2. Hand clasp
      3. Arms rising and falling
    3. Hypnotic Inductions
      1. Progressive relaxation
      2. Dave Elman induction
      3. Seated shock induction
    4. Emergence technique
    5. Management of hypnotic hysteria
  3. Consulting Hypnotist Certification Students must pass the final exam with a minimum score of 80%.

Certification Program Objective

The objective of both the Consulting Hypnotist certification program and the stage hypnotist certification program is to prepare students for a career in professional hypnotism. 

The certificate will come directly from Best Hypnosis Training, which is the DBA for Ramsay Media, LLC.


Beginning Hypnotism Online Course

This course is intended for people who are just beginning to learn about hypnotism.

This course is comprised of:

  • 30 hours of online coursework
  • Four live “classroom” webinars in which the instructor covers key concepts and takes questions from students.

 Click Here to See the Beginning Hypnotism Online Course Syllabus

This course does not prepare you to work with clients as a consulting hypnotist.  No certification will be given.  This class will provide a basic understanding of how hypnotism works and how one can hypnotize other people safely and effectively.


Consulting Hypnotist Online Course

This course comprises:

  • 40 hours of online training.
  • 25 hours of coursework that is completed outside of the training meetings. (Pre-­course reading, video review, and written work.)

This is not for hobbyists; it is for individuals who are committed to developing a serious skill set as a hypnotist and want to pursue a career in hypnotism. 

Click Here to see the Consulting Hypnotist Course Syllabus



Stage Hypnotism Online Course

Course Description 

The stage hypnotist online course teaches all the necessary concepts and skills required for stage hypnotism, but it does not assume that the learner wishes to pursue stage hypnotism as a career.  Therefore, certification is not attached to the consumption of the content.

  • Ten hours of online course content.
  • Eight online “classroom” sessions (one hour each).
  • Seven hours of project work that is completed outside of class. 

Therefore, your total commitment to this class is 25 hours.

Stage Hypnotist Certification Requirements

Certification as a Stage Hypnotist is an additional program, to be completed after taking the online course for stage hypnotists.  It's an additional 75 hours on top of the initial 25 hours of the online course. In the certification program, students are coached through a process that involves practical assessment of skills, but also a significant amount of time exploring the craft of performance hypnotism. The idea is to bridge the concepts and skills learned through the online course to each students real world application of that learning, with guidance and mentorship from an experienced instructor.  As a way to document that you have proficiency in the core skills of stage hypnotism, the certification program requires:

  1. Submission and approval of a recorded pre-talk performed by the student.
  2. Submission and approval of three video recordings of the student performing suggestibility tests.
  3. Submission and approval of three video recordings of the student performing three separate induction methods.
  4. Submission in writing of a show outline of the student's own creation.
  5. Submission of three performance scenarios that demonstrate hypnotic phenomena.

Click Here to See the Stage Hypnotist Online Course Syllabus


Credentials of Faculty and Administrators

Paul Ramsay, Board Certified Hypnotist, NGH Certified Instructor.  

Paul is a former high school teacher with a Master of Arts in Secondary Education.  He has been a practicing hypnotist since 2004. Paul is one of the top hypnotists in the college market, and he has also been part of corporate events for major brands like Pepsi and Bud Light.