Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What will my certification enable me to do?
A: After you have successfully completed your training, you have earned your status as an NYHTC/NGH Certified Consulting Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist. You are entitled to earn your living, if you wish, in the field of hypnotism, in accordance with the laws in the state where you reside and practice.
Q: What kind of organization is the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)?
A: The NGH is the largest and most prestigious worldwide hypnosis certifying organization. It offers regular educational conferences in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Las Vegas, Nevada with well over 1500 participants attending annually.
Additionally, the Guild is highly supportive, having a lending library of videos and audio tapes, referrals, legislative support, regular local meetings, and much more.
Q: Why should I choose to train with NYHTC?
A: Many reasons, including the curriculum which is State approved and is based in time honored techniques in hypnotism.
Class size is kept to a maximum of 16 students, so you get a great deal of individual attention, and the training provides you with the opportunity to do work on your own self-improvement in the class, as well.
Many students are amazed that they not only learn to help others, but their own lives improve profoundly in the process by practicing the techniques they learn in their own lives. Small groups encourage a bonded community within your class, and this provides additional support for you.
When you complete the program, you'll have the tools you need to work with most of the challenges presented to hypnotists. You will also have the opportunity to gain more expertise and obtain your CEUs by attending advanced classes offered throughout the year.
NYHTC classes are held in Suite 5 at the Holbrook Wellness Center and provide you with a model of a professional, aesthetically pleasing and successful environment in which to learn as well as to fashion your own office after, if you choose.
NYHTC graduates receive continuing support and advice from their instructor via e-mail and telephone to help them promote and advance their careers.
Q: Can I earn a Ph.D. in Hypnosis or become a doctor of hypnotherapy?
A: At present, there is no such thing as an accredited Ph.D. in Hypnosis.
Q: Do I need a license to practice hypnosis?
A: Hypnotism is not a licensed profession in most states. Please check the requirements in your state. You do not need a license to practice hypnosis in NY.
Q: What are the annual re-certification requirements?
A: All CEU's for the NGH are calculated hour for hour (1 hour = 1 CEU) You need 15 CEU's per year.
Q: What kind of exam must I pass?
A: There are two exams, one at the conclusion of Level I, and a second, at the conclusion of Level II. Class participation and thoroughness of homework assignments submitted will also be evaluated and critiqued.
Q: How long does it take to get certified?
A: Your certification training requires 75 hours of face to face "classroom" instruction and supervised practice and 25 hours of homework assignments (which is completed in the month-long break between the first and second half of the course.