FAQs About Hypnosis and NLP Training

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 and/or NLP practitioner. You are entitled to earn your living, if you wish, in these fields, in accordance with the laws in the state where you reside and practice.

Q: What kind of organization is the National Guild of Hypnotists?

A: The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), with over 12,000 members worldwide, 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 recordings, 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 on time-honored techniques in the fields of hypnotism and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).

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 begin your work as a hypnotherapist.  You will also have the opportunity to gain more expertise by attending advanced classes offered throughout the year.

NYHTC classes are held 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, webinar, social media and telephone to help them promote and advance their careers.

You will receive training in marketing as well as the legal and ethical aspects of practicing hypnosis or NLP in your State.

Q: Do I need a license to practice hypnosis or NLP?

A: Hypnotism and NLP are not licensed professions in most states. Please check the requirements in your state. You do not need a license to practice hypnosis or NLP 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. The NGH provides opportunities to earn your CEUs at no cost.

Q: What kind of exam must I pass?

A: There is an open book exam at the conclusion of Level I. Class participation will also be evaluated and critiqued. After one year of practice, you are entitled to take the NGH Board exam which will entitle you to “Board Certified” status. The NLP courses each have an open book exam at the conclusion of each course.

Q: How long does it take to get certified?

A: Your hypnosis certification training requires 75 hours of face to face “classroom” instruction and supervised practice and we expect you to accomplish 25 hours of practice homework assignments. Each of the two levels of NLP training requires 32 hours of face to face “classroom instruction”.

Q: Are the courses tax deductible?

A: Treasury Regulation 1.1625 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses – including registration fee, tuition, travel, meals, lodging – for courses taken to improve or maintain skills required in employment or business.