Certificate of Excellence in Hypnotherapy
Are you fascinated by the inner workings of the subconscious mind? If so, you’ve come to the right place. At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), we offer two levels of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy training – our Hypnotherapy 100 Hour program and our Clinical Hypnotherapy 300 Hour program. In just a few short months, you could launch a new career that positively impacts people’s lives!
OPTION 1: Hypnotherapy 100 Hour Program
Our Hypnotherapy 100 Hour program includes Hypnotherapy Foundations Levels I, II and III. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate of training and may begin a private practice. After successful completion of the 100 hours the student will be eligible for certification through National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH) or American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH). This option is also available online. Many of our Hypnotherapy Specialist graduates go on to sign up for the additional 200 hours of training in our Clinical Hypnotherapy 300 Hour program and become nationally certified Hypnotherapists.
OPTION 2: Clinical Hypnotherapist 300 Hour Program
Our Clinical Hypnotherapy 300 Hour program includes the full Hypnotherapy 100 Hour program with the addition of advanced techniques. Students will study fears, phobias and addictions, past-life regression, script writing, subconscious intervention, life coaching foundations and more. Finally, students will receive classes in entrepreneurial support and preparation for external certification through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE).
What Are the Benefits of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy?
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy has been proven effective in easing a wide variety of physical, emotional and psychological problems. Think of Hypnotherapy as a tool for bridging the gap between the body, mind and spirit. By using guided imagery and harnessing the power of the subconscious mind, powerful healing and transformation can take place. Some of the many reported benefits of Hypnotherapy include:
- Reduce physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue
- Control or overcome habits, addictions and cravings
- Quit smoking, lose weight, stop nail biting
- Deal with anger in a positive way
- Build self-confidence
- Improve attention, concentration and motivation
- Attract healthier people and relationships
- Realize life-long goals
- Program the mind to think in a more positive light
- Reduce and manage stress and anxiety
- Treat panic attacks and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
- Relieve debilitating fears and phobias
- And so much more…
"Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface."
~ Marianne Williamson
FAQ: Hypnotherapy Myths and Fears
Isn’t Hypnotherapy a form of mind control?
Hypnotherapy is a proven therapeutic treatment, but for some people the word "hypnosis" carries many unjustified stigmas. The fact is, no one can be hypnotized against their will, therefore all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The client willingly allows relaxation and the hypnotic state to take place, and may choose to stop the session at any time of their own free will.
Can the Hypnotherapist make me do things I don’t want to do?
This is a common fear of many people unfamiliar with hypnosis in a therapeutic setting. People picture the popular stage hypnotist with an audience of people doing funny and even embarrassing things. Again, you are in control at all times. The therapist simply guides you through the session with your highest good at the forefront.
What if the therapist leaves me in a hypnotic state? Won't I be stuck like that forever?
No. The hypnotic state is completely natural, and you enter it several times a day without even realizing it. Even if the therapist were to walk out of the room during a session, one of two things would happen.
- Due to the relaxed nature of the therapy, you might fall asleep but would soon wake up without assistance; or
- You would soon realize s/he was no longer talking, so would open your eyes and be awake.
What if I spill my innermost secrets during the session?
The therapist's goal is to guide your mind on the path you wish to take, and it is not possible for you to say or do anything against your free will during a session. Many patients seek Hypnotherapy to purposely retrieve repressed or forgotten memories. While the subconscious mind may retrieve these memories, it is up to the client whether or not to vocalize these insights to the therapist.
What if I can’t be "hypnotized?"
At the very core of hypnosis is relaxation. The hypnotic state is very natural and can be likened to being on the verge of falling asleep, without actually going over the edge. No matter how much stress one may be experiencing in everyday life, we are all capable of relaxing deeply should we choose to do so. Typically all that is needed to induce hypnosis is to make the physical body comfortable, eliminate environmental distractions, and offer guided imagery that assists the mind in letting go.
Is Hypnotherapy considered valid by mainstream medicine?
Absolutely. In fact, Hypnotherapy is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an officially recognized therapeutic model for healing. Hypnotherapy is a highly respected, incredible healing art whose practitioners truly make a difference in the world.
What is the career outlook for Hypnotherapists?
More and more, people are beginning to look outside the realm of traditional medicine, steering toward the path of holistic health care. The average person today is suffering from one or more chronic physical dis-eases and/or emotional imbalances. People seeking solutions to these problems may find prescription drugs either ineffective, full of unpleasant side effects, or downright dangerous. Therefore, the demand for more holistic health care modalities and practitioners is on the rise. For many of our graduates, Hypnotherapy proves to be a rewarding and profitable career.
Why Choose SWIHA for Hypnotherapy Training?
Thanks to our very own award-winning Transpersonal Hypnotherapy teacher and director Linda Bennett, our training programs are second to none. SWIHA is state licensed and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) as a private college for holistic health care careers and continuing education. We are honored to be an award-winning college, one of the Top 50 Arizona Companies to Watch, a member of the Arizona Small Business Association since 2008, and awarded the Best School of the Year by the Arizona Private School Association in 2004, 2005 and 2007.
As a spirit-directed sanctuary, we have a passion for helping you follow your bliss and realize your dream! Our goal is to assist you in discovering your Gifts and Graces. We’re dedicated to helping you take your skills and talents out into the world in a loving and profitable way. Our Success Center offers graduates life-long assistance with job placement, entrepreneurial and career coaching, resume writing and more. In addition, you will be listed alongside our other Hypnotherapy graduates on GreatTherapists.com.
Our entire Hypnotherapy 100 Hour program is now available online! Featuring dedicated instructor guidance, instructional videos, and discussion forums, these amazing classes can now be taken from anywhere in the world.
You may be thinking, “How can Hypnotherapy be taught online?” With today’s technology, the classroom can easily be brought to your living room. This video demonstrates teacher and director Linda Bennett conducting a real-life, non-staged Hypnotherapy session across the internet using webcams and headsets. The client is Dr. Luccia Rogers, one of SWIHA’s Hypnotherapy graduates and a practicing Hypnotherapist in her own right.
Experience the Power of Hypnotherapy Today!
Sometimes the best way to get a feel for what Hypnotherapy can do is to experience a session yourself.
We also invite you to join us for our Gifts & Graces presentation, held the first Friday of every month at 6:00pm here at SWIHA, where you can sample Life Coaching, Toe Reading, Reiki and more.
In addition, did you know that SWIHA allows prospective students to sit in on the first 4 hours of an introductory class. – if you are undecided, come try us! We’re sure you’ll love our school, our staff and our programs. For more information, just call 480-994-9244 and ask to speak with an admissions advisor today!