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Hypnosis Training Video #397: Did Your Hypnosis Instructor Cheat You & Can You Now Lose Your Certification?

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Cal Banyan in Did Your Hypnosis Instructor Cheat You & Can You Now Lose Your Certification?Brenda Titus in Did Your Hypnosis Instructor Cheat You & Can You Now Lose Your Certification?

Are Some Hypnosis Trainers Cheating Their Students? Unfortunately, Yes!

Are They Not Teaching the Required Number of Hours Because They Don’t Care About the Success of Their Students? Are They Just Lazy?

Do These Trainers Jeopardize Your Certification When They Cheat You By Not Providing Enough Training Hours?

Brenda and I are back!  Today we get deep into the subject of the “dark side” of hypnosis training today!

But, first, thanks so much to Brenda and Erika for putting together those no-Cal episodes and also to Dr. Rev.  C. Scot Giles for doing 4 episodes with me as well.  Thanks!  Now onward!

We police ourselves and that is one reason why we are doing so well as a new profession.

One of the things we have to do as a self-regulating profession is “weed out” those who are not doing good work.  AND, we have to promote “best practices” while also guaranteeing that minimum standards are always achieved.

Here is one of our great challenges at the moment and this is why this is a very important video.  Each hypnosis school or organization has a set number of training hours required for hypnosis / hypnotherapy certification.  And, some hypnosis instructors are not meeting those standards.  I believe that this is a dangerous situation for everyone in the profession.

I’m concerned when I see trainers or schools not doing what they are supposed to be doing, like for example, one nationally accepted standard is a minimum of 100 hours of training for certification (with a minimum of 75 hours of in-class training being taught by an instructor).  In some states it may be as high as 150 or 200 hours.

I’ve noticed that some schools are not teaching the minimum number of hours that their certifying organization requires.  How did this come to my attention, I’ll discuss this in the video.

Demand that your hypnosis certification instructor provides you with great training with at least the minimum number of hours.  If not, then go somewhere else and let their certifying organization know about it.

In this video, I ask an important question, “When hypnosis trainers short students on the number of hours, are they not cheating the student, are they not also cheating the certifying organization?”  I think so.  In fact, in the video I’ll explain why they are cheating the entire profession.

I highly recommend that before you take a course from anyone for hypnosis certification, that you contact their certifying organization, and find out what the minimum number of hours is, and then make sure that the trainers are fulfilling that obligation. It is up to you to check out your trainer before paying that tuition.  As a matter of fact, some trainers are not connected to any certifying organization!

One last thing, a big part of this problem is “false value”.  To the uninformed student, it looks like getting certified as a hypnotist in 3, 4, 5, or 7 days is a better value than taking a course that is 10 days long.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  Being cheated out of a minimum number of hours and perhaps jeopardizing your hypnosis certification is not a good deal.

Also, if this is left unchecked, and the cheaters are allowed to continue, it can cause the problem to spread.  This is because offering less hours, or shorter courses, can appear to some potential students to be a better value, it encourages other trainers to fall into the same trap of offering substandard courses as well, because they may fear losing students to instructors who are cheating and offering shorter courses.  More about this is covered in the video.

Having taught hypnosis certification courses for 15 years, I can tell you that the best way to graduate confident and competent hypnosis professionals is to take full advantage of the minimum number of hours that the instructor is supposed to teach the class.  Heck, I would love to have even more hours with each and every student.  That is why I have produced so many different training books, audio programs and video programs.  They are there to extend and reinforce what I teach in class.

I have been talking with some of the leaders in the profession and I can tell you that those at the top are as concerned as I am and are taking definite steps to make things a lot better.

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3 Reader Comments to Hypnosis Training Video #397: Did Your Hypnosis Instructor Cheat You & Can You Now Lose Your Certification?

  1. Brenda Titus August 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    I’m so glad that we covered this topic Cal, it seems to be very timely- I had someone express their concerns and fears about this very topic when we were at the convention. I hope this discussion begins to answer their questions and that students can contine to be better informed about certification requirements so that they ask the right questions.

  2. Mike August 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Like all things in life you get what you pay for.

  3. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH August 26, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Thanks for your comment. One problem though, some of these folks who are not fulfilling the required hours are charging just as much as those who are providing classes with the full training requirement fulfilled!

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