So you want to become a Hypnotherapist?
Perhaps with the recent popularity of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, you have considered the possibility of taking on a new career in hypnotherapy. Why not? After all it gives most people the opportunity to help many people in many different issues, whilst earning a respectable income.
Many hypnotherapy courses are relatively short in duration and give you enough to get out there and work with weight loss clients and people who wish to stop smoking. Admittedly, some courses are much better than others and pretty much all of them have strengths and weaknesses.
Over 15 years in hypnotherapy and hypnosis, I’ve had the pleasure and displeasure of working with many colleagues, some who are excellent therapists, whilst others who are clearly in it just for the money.
Like any career I guess, you’ll always have people trying to take advantage of others and, like me, there are those wishing to help others with little regard to monetary incentive.
In this day and age with everyone trying to make a buck at someone else’s expense, it is important you take certain risks in order to get anywhere in life.
When you make the decision to take a hypnotherapy course in order to become a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, it would serve you well to do the following:
- Investigate the course thoroughly
- Are they accredited
- Is the diploma their offering certified nationally
- Or, Is it an in-house home printer job-type credential.
- Does the person teaching the course have the sufficient knowledge and experience to teach the components they are in charge of?
- Does the cost justify the education on offer?
- By this, is the price on the excessive side for the minimal ongoing training the course offers?
- Does completing the course come with any national association accreditation?
- WARNING: Some Organisations utilise the politics of associations to sneak association accreditation under the radar, check with the association – not the training organisation as to the standings.
- Or do you get to join a group of people who are all affiliated with the same training college? (Hint: in-house groups are not worth the paper they’re written on)
- Does the training institution have qualifications in education?
- Or is that expensive course slapped together haphazardly like some ice cream sticks and glue?
If you discover that the course is being taught by somebody who really doesn’t know anything, or doesn’t have sufficient education in teaching, or the course lacks ongoing support, or even worse the National Association won’t even sign off on it, then that is your indication to avoid it like the plague.
Of course, there are exceptions to these points however, with the latest outbreak of random people slapping up websites and offering hypnosis training when they themselves are second-grade hypnotists, then warnings such as these need to be heeded.
Stay tuned to this website for more information about hypnosis and hypnotherapy and if you have any questions at all feel free to contact us. Thank you