How to become a certified hypnotherapist

So you want to know how to become a certified hypnotherapist? This Blog will tell you everything you need to know!

Training to become a certified hypnotherapist

A hypnotherapists is only as good as their training.  Here are the most important things to consider before you book a training course.

  1. Classroom time? – These days theory can be pretty well delivered online,live or pre-recorded. But, hypnotherapy is a practical skill and requires supervised classroom time to practice. Most courses won’t allow you to pass with anything less than 100+ hours of contact time.  Anything less than this should raise concerns.
  2. Is there any 1-2-1 or small group time? – Small groups and 1-2-1’s can be essential in preventing your learning needs from becoming lost. A good course will offer this, often with external tutors who can give you their context and experience.
  3. What accreditation does the course have? – In the UK you should be looking for a statement of formal academic level (usually 3 or 4).  Be careful; terms such as ‘Certificate’ can be deceptive as they may mean an in-house qualifications with no external validation.
  4. Is the course associated with a professional body? – Professional bodies exist to maintain standards after you have qualified. They deal with ongoing issues of Continuous Professional Development (CPD), ethic, and legislative changes and professional conduct. If there isn’t a professional body associated with the training course then be very wary. In the UK Professional bodies should also be accredited with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH).
  5. Insurance? – Most professional bodies will be able to direct you to an insurer, such as Insurance is important to protect you professionally.  It is rarely  mentioned on websites, but a training provider should be able to tell you a little about insurance for the industry.


how to become a certified hypnotherapist


Matt Krouwel has 20 years experience as a hypnotherapy teacher both in the UK and abroad . He also researches hypnotherapy for Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at the University of Birmingham.