Therapists are welcome to refer a suitable client for a brief course of
hypnotherapy to revitalize an ongoing course of psychotherapy.  Often, there is a
difficult-to-identify obstacle interfering with the progress towards the client's
goals, the stage of ''stuckness''. Talking about a difficult emotion is often helpful,
but sometimes the greatest resolution comes from working with the emotion
directly, and sometimes by someone else.  
Many therapists practicing the less ''experiential'' therapies, such as
cognitive-behavioral and psycho dynamic, can find that the regular process can
get bogged down around identifying, revivifying and resolving difficult emotions.  
Talk based therapy procedures don't generally gain easy access to the historical,
childhood or somatic held complexes.  There have been many recent theories
and procedures that claim to be more efficient, or at least more direct, by working
with current experience.  
Experiential therapies such as
hypnotherapy, which includes gestalt  and
psychodrama processes, can identify and work with the troublesome emotions in
the present, and push to completion those old experiences that haven't yet
responded to insight through talking about them.

Consider referring your client if and when;
-issues have solidified around resistance,
-transference problems arise,
-a faster method is necessary for a given issue,
-the client is curious about hypnosis and experiential methods,
-there is a need to deeper investigate old memories or experiences.

With the client's permission, and if appropriate, the therapist is welcome to join
our sessions as an observer.  

For interested therapists, there are many resources for learning experiential
methods, starting with
The National Guild of Hypnotists,, The American
Society of Clinical Hypnosis
,, and The Hudson Valley Psychodrama
For Therapists
As specified by the NYS Education Department;
On certification, you can practice as an unlicensed
''consulting hypnotist"  or to add to your licensed therapy
practice, OR  ''hypnotherapist'',  for the [LMHC, LCSW,
LMSW, PHD, MD, RN, MDiv].  
Consulting Hypnotist offers many non-clinical services
around weight/habit improvement, confidence, quit
smoking, stress management, forgive the past, time focus
management, managing discomfort among many other
Hypno-therapist is already a licensed therapist who
adds hypnosis theory and practice to the practice of
Either training joins and is certified by the
National Guild of
"......If you find yourself feeling spacy, constricted, adrenalized, or
overwhelmed, it is helpful to intensify and release the way you are
organized physically to undo the shock organization in your body.  This
will get the energy wave moving again and establish more staying
connected to oneself.  In general, I stress how crucial it is to stay
grounded when doing this work.  "Staying grounded" means that one
feels connected to one's self and to the ground, that there is some
expansiveness in the body tissue rather than constriction.    One's
breathing is open, and there is a fluidity and movement throughout the
To ensure that I stay grounded and stabilized, I meditate for an hour in
the morning, I go to a health club where I exercise and detoxify in the
sauna and the hot tub, and develop very good boundaries in my contact
with survivors.  Instead of feeling tired at the end of the day, I often feel
more energized than at the beginning.
Marianne Eckberg, Victims of Cruelty
"...Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.  We think that the point is to pass
the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved.  They come
together and they fall apart.  They come together again, and they fall apart again.  It's just like that.  The
healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen; room for grief, for relief, for misery,
for joy. ".....
Pema Chodron,
When Things Fall Apart
2017 Course Outline
posted below;
Professional Hypnosis Instruction and Certification
The National Guild of Hypnotists

Once a year, I offer professional certification hypnotist training for non-licensed students, titled ‘’consulting
hypnotists’’, and licensed therapists, titled “hypnotherapists’’.   Both titles may use hypnosis theory and
techniques in their practice.  
Consulting hypnotists offer important client services, including smoking cessation, weight management, and
stress reduction to individuals and groups.   Many other services include attention training, self-hypnosis,
Gestalt and theatre techniques, confidence building with public speaking and other challenges.  
Hypnotherapists, as licensed therapists, may use the same hypnosis theory and techniques, offer the same
services, and are often on health insurance panels as their license allows.  Hypnotherapists add a mental
health dimension to diagnose and treat mental disorders using hypnosis techniques when indicated.      
Upon completion of hypnosis training, both consulting hypnotists and hypnotherapists, are National Guild of
Hypnotists members and will receive the certification certificate, the NGH membership card, the quarterly
Journal of Hypnotism, the HypnoGram, and many additional resources that go with Guild membership.   
The 2016 professional training is scheduled for 5 specific weekends in from January to May.  The course
requires 100 hours and costs $1800.00.   

Look at our local chapter website,
Look at our national chapter website,
Extensive use of training videos and popular movies to illustrate points about the hypnosis experience, practice
and theoty.
In class demonstrations and rehearsal, theatre and scripts
Later workshops through the guild offer unlimited opportunities for advanced training in specialties
Local chapter has monthly meetings with ongoing educational presentations and speakers
2017 Class Schedule;
Module 1; February 11, 12
Module 2; March 4, 5, 18, 19
Module 3; April 1, 2,
22, 23, with possible make-up on Saturday, May 6th.  
Hypnosis Course Outline

Training days;
1.        Day 1, intro to hypnosis, inductions, purposes and values, Begin with Scent of a Woman DVD, issues of
the technology, etc.    The ‘’pre-talk’’.  Reviewing the 2 manuals from NGH, lessons 1-5.  
2.        Day 2.   Begin Stress Management,   videos.  Anchoring, triggers, compliance, post-hypnotic
suggestions.   The Elman Induction to memorize.   
3.        Day 3….Begin Meet Joe Black, Trauma relevant to Stress management con,t’d, Habit control; Smoking
and Weight, Compulsions.  Gil Boyne and "The Case of Lee", ''The Case of Bud".  
4.        Day 4…Leading and pacing, Affect Regulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and hypnosis, affect
bridge, Bradshaw’s On Toxic Shame and healing from shame
5.        Day 5…Begin Devil’s Advocate,  Learning, practicing and teaching self-hypnosis.  .   Hypnotic coma and
the Esdaile state.   Emotional Freedom Technique and hypnosis. Mindfulness.   Meditation as hypnosis.  Roger
Woolger’s Deep Memory Process.  
6.        Day 6…The Problem of Evil;  continue and finish  Devil’s Advocate, sociopaths, body memory, Babette
Rothschild, LCSW and Peter Levine PhD trauma treatment and hypnosis.  Mass hysteria, evil, Scenes from The
Sacrament, scenes from Jonestown Massacre.   Conversational  hypnosis.   Boyne’s ‘’How to Visualize’’
7.        Day 7….Begin with movie; Prince of Tides.    The Genogram as hypnosis.   The Divided Mind.   Hypnosis
for pain and Ron Eslinger’s work.  NLP and videos.   
8.        Day 8…Age regression, Fears and Phobias, Forensic hypnosis, Hyperemperia and hypnosis for
pleasure and self-esteem.   The trance of love.   
9.        Day 9….Movie Somewhere in Time.   Transpersonal Psychology Hypnosis as a treatment modality.    
Parts Therapy by Roy Hunter.  Prep/intro for final exam…
10.        Finish Somewhere in Time.   ‘’Past-life’’ metaphors.   ‘’Spirit releasement/exorcism’’ metaphors.   
Forrests’,  ‘’Prenatal Suffocation Syndrome’’.  Final Exam.   Graduation will be on the next Capital Region
Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists meeting.