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03-29-2005, 02:41 AM
Hi,im keen to learn hypnosis & have found courses for home study & workshops.Would appreciate reading from any trained hypnotists as to which was their prefered way of learning the skill.
03-29-2005, 06:18 AM
Professional training. Nothing is better.
03-29-2005, 08:22 AM
Everyone's "preffered way" is no doubt the way they learned themselves I imagine. The best way is of course to take training in a hands on way, followed by membership in a group dedicated to hypnosis, and meeting monthly to share experiences, and listen to speakers on various subjects.
I think there are two aspects to learning hypnosis: practical and theoretical. The theoretical can be learned through books and home study. The practical, in my opinion, requires professional, in-person training.
Good luck in your studies! Keep up the work and you will succeed.
03-29-2005, 08:02 PM
I think it depends on your own learning modalities.
Some people can learn easily from a book.
Others do better with Audio recordings.
Still others do best with video recordings.
Others just can't get it unless they 'do' it.
You know what works and doesn't work for you.
03-30-2005, 03:08 AM
training. training. training. :D
learn, practice, learn, practice
03-30-2005, 04:42 AM
Someone in another thread a long time ago said that hypnosis can't be taught, only learned.
I prefer to say that knowing your destination is as good as knowing the route.
A good way to begin your journey is to experience deep hypnotic trance yourself. Book a session with a hypnotherapist and ask him to simply demonstrate some of the profound changes that become possible.
That's the state you're trying to induce in others.
All you need do then is work on ways that allow you personally to best induce it in others.
Willing sinners, practice and study. You know the destination. Find your path towards it.
03-30-2005, 09:59 AM
I would study a lot of NLP books since NLP seems to be the only new wave of hypnosis, the organization who really seems to devote themselves to update the field.
I would also study Mesmer (German) and Erickson (American), two incredible hypnotherapists in history.
Not to mention Richard Bandler personally, but Bandler learned from these guys a whole lot so satrt with them.
03-30-2005, 10:52 AM
Thankyou v much for input guys,v much appreciated.Now the hard work begins!!
04-01-2005, 10:30 AM
I am interested in getting trained in hypnosis . My aim is to get qualified to do it for a living . Helping people stop smoking . lose weight etc .
I am In england uk in the northwest and at present in fulltime employment with possibility of redundancy coming in a years time (roughly). I wish to train without my employer knowing as i dont trust them and i'm concerned that my request for time of for training might be seen as a oppurtunity to push me off ship so to speak. I work Mon to friday so weekends free.
I have looked on internet for courses and boy im confused , I am lead to believe from what i have read that there is no formal recognised qualification but several Bodys offer Qualifications ( Hope i worded that right ).
1 So where do i start in my quest .
2 Is it a reasonable course of action or am I fooling myself in thinking I can train and start a business in the Field .
3 How do I ensure i'm legit and any training is legit and of good quality to fit my ambitions also fit for any legal requirements.
4 Any other advice plz
5 Please go easy on me , please stay on topic and not to indepth and explination . we Newbies are not as far down the path you journey and what may seem as clear sense to you journey men can at first seem complicated to us from our position. So please remember how it was when you first started on this path and explain it as you wish someone had or did for you .
Thank you for your Time and Attention
I will Pop back every day or so to see if i have any reply.
04-01-2005, 11:40 AM
Are you wasting your time? I have no idea since I don;t know you or your present skills.. Can you learn sufficient to run a business full time in one year? I have grave doubts, but could be wrong....
How to begin...... Take a business course, which will stand you in good stead regardless of the path you choose.
Then take a course in the skill you choose in order to earn money...
Finally, advertise your business, and wait for clients to contact you, or find other methods of promoting your skills....
This is exactly what you would do with any business, and hypnosis is no different. Now, you perhaps have other skills that would earn you money already, so why have you chosen Hypnosis, something you will need to learn from scratch? I suspect this has not been well thought out, but you are casting around, and if this be so, I strongly suspect you are wasting your time in this area, and should be looking closer to home and assessing your present skills rather than looking to new ones......
04-01-2005, 01:28 PM
I trained in Scotland some 13 years ago so this is a very reputable course with experience behind it. The course covers all aspects of being a professional therapist - including some ideas on setting up in business, the history, theory and lots of practical experience. I would say it is an excellent foundation for working as a therapist to earn a living - and some within my professional society say they do successfully work full time. Personally I work part time although I did start with a full time practice.
After a two week practical course, you have home study for theory, an exam then some case studies. After this you have the benefit of a Mentor to help in the first steps of being a working therapist.
It sounds tough - and it is - but you will have the knowledge, experience of techniques and support to go into practice.
If you would like more info please send me a personal message - I don't want to advertise the course on the forum as it might break rules.
I can only speak from my personal experience and I hope this helps.;)
04-01-2005, 02:12 PM
just a quick tip - once you're done with the professional training, take a very good practice management and marketing class in a near college. You'd save a whole lot of money and time this way.
04-02-2005, 12:49 AM
I thank those who have commented so far and I appreciate your time .
Any advice on how to evaluate a course
What legalities do i need to consider . I take it i will need insurance as a Practitioner and do the insurance companies lay down certain requirements etc
I dont Mind Building a business part-time while working .
04-02-2005, 10:01 AM
>What legalities do i need to consider
That depends on where you are.
UK, US, Brazil, etc.
04-03-2005, 02:43 PM
I am in the Nort West of the United Kingdom (England)
04-05-2005, 12:46 PM
The Professional society that does the training will help you in all aspects of insurance and legal requirements. Some of the bodies in the uk do require you to be either practicing or with a bit of experience behind you.
Insurance is not too expensive and it is a great idea if you can start working part time while still employed full time. I don't take any more than 3 clients a week after my work leaving time for personal time as well as business development etc.
Check out the associations that the training school is linked with. Check out their therapists - get their opinions on the training and how it prepared them for working with clients. Also check how long the school has been running.
Hope this helps.
My first suggestion is that you contact the National Council for Hypnotherapy - www.hypnotherapists.org (http://www.hypnotherapists.org) and check on courses which you may do at weekends with an accredited organisation. There are several schools in the NW.
The NCH has an NCFE accredited (government) qualification called the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma which you can add to your school diploma and thereby get insurance quite easily.
Advice - Don't look upon hypnotherapy as an easy option and a rapid money spinner - it's not. It will take you several years to become skilled at what you do and a similar number of years to earn a decent living from it. Then, ask yourself the hard questions about why you want to do this. If you are happy with your responses then contact the NCH.
I should mention that 80% of qualified hypnotherapists are no longer practicing after the first year and another 10% leave the profession in year two (in the UK). No-one knows where the other ten percent go, but new schools are springing up all the time, so make sure that the school you choose has experienced hypnotherapists teaching and not just failed ones.
If you are not put off, then go for it and the very best of luck!
04-09-2005, 05:52 AM
I much appreciate the time and trouble people have taken to respond to my request. Your answers have been informative and helpfull to me .
I appreciate the information on the fallout rate mentioned above and anyone willing to expand on this as to why ? ( why such a high rate of leaving ) also where was the statistic gathered or come by ?
Hypnosis appeals to me and attracts me because of the aid it is able to give people with regard to over coming fear and other problems . I am also interested in the idea of improving or gaining better memory retention or speed reading . I often wonder if i can improve my memory use and retention through hypnosis and just how far it can be taken .
~Thank you again People !:)
Ps before i rudely forget, Thank Thank you Thank you for the advice about training and insurance etc . Very much appreciated .