Hypnosis Certification Organization

Hypnosis Certification OrganizationsIt is not uncommon for someone to ask about this Hypnosis Certification Organization or that Hypnosis Certification Organization. Often the question involves a specific organization they have been told about by another hypnotist. There are many options when it comes to hypnosis training, many schools and many teachers. There are also different Hypnosis Certification Organizations as well. While I feel it is important to select the right instructor, it is important to be aware of the organization that will provide your certification as well.

I look at all certification in general from 2 different points of view, regardless of the type of certification you are seeking. First it provides a goal for learning enough to not only qualify to become certified but also to be able to do the work. In addition it provides credibility to those who seek your expertise to be sure they are comfortable working with you. Again this applies to any sort of certification such as massage therapy, computer networking or hypnotherapy.

Speaking more specifically about hypnosis certification, it is important that you are certified with a Hypnosis Certification Organization that has been around for a number of years and will be around in the future. One test I have discovered to determine if an organization cuts the mustard is to check on the availability of an annual conference and also to check the history of their conferences to discover how long they have been holding them. There’s additional information detail in the links below to other pages in this site.

When people get specific in asking about this organization or that organization it is usually because they have been told by someone that they need to join a specific organization, typically the person sharing this information is a member of the group they suggest, and that makes sense. It is a good thing to be proud of your affiliation with your own Hypnosis Certification Organization. It is also good to know something about the others as well, and I have found that many people have blinders on and do not know much if anything about the other organizations.

In my opinion the major hypnotherapy certification organizations all provide a service and benefits to their members, though some may have unique benefits in one area versus another. The preference of one organization to another may make a difference to the hypnotist, especially if it is the organization who has certified them, however it is very rare for a client to make a choice based on the certification organization. They typically know very little about hypnosis, much less the alphabet soup names such as ACHE, IMDHA, IACT or NGH.

What matters to the client is that you are certified by a major organization, in other words they are looking for credibility. As long as you have the training and expertise to assist them along with the credibility that comes with a certification, there is really not a big difference between one Hypnosis Certification Organization or another to the client.

While I am not a Certified Instructor with NGH, it is my understanding that they, as well as the other hypnotherapy certification organizations, will grandfather you into their organization as long as your training meets the minimum requires in terms of classroom hours. This is usually reviewed on a case by case basis, but I know I was accepted in NGH back in 2008 based on my background. I also work closely with the IACT/IMDHA certification department and it is my understanding that this is how they make decisions on granting certification to people trained elsewhere.

My initial certification was with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, ACHE. I maintain that one since it was where I started. I am a Certified Master Trainer and a Certified Hypnotherapist with IACT as well. I joined NGH when I went to their conference back in 2008, that was a huge conference. These days the big conference everyone is talking about is called Hypnothoughts LIVE which is held in Las Vegas every August. I was a speaker at the IACT conference in 2017 and plan to speak there and at Hypnothoughts next year.

Here are a few links to related information included in this post:

Obtaining a Hypnotherapy Certification

Things to Think About When Selecting a Hypnosis School