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
services.   A
Hypno-therapist is already a licensed
therapist who adds hypnosis theory and practice to the
practice of psychotherapy.  Either training joins and is
certified by the
National Guild of Hypnotists,

visit my site;
"......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 201
8  professional training is scheduled for 5 specific weekends in from January to May.  The course
requires 100 hours and costs $1800.00.   

Visit my website devoted to the course:
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
8 Class Schedule to be posted in summer.

Possible Hypnosis Course Outline:
   see my updated outline on my new website;
Training days;
1.        Day 1, intro to hypnosis, inductions, purposes and values, Begin relevant movie, videos and text.  The
‘’pre-talk’’.  Reviewing the 2 basic Training 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…trauma relevant to Stress management con,t’d, Habit control; Smoking and Weight,
Compulsions.   Review professionally made case example videos.
4.        Day 4…Leading and pacing, Affect Regulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and hypnosis, affect
bridge, John Bradshaw’s theories on Toxic Shame and healing from shame.
5.        Day 5    Learning, practicing and teaching self-hypnosis.  .   Hypnotic coma and the Esdaile state.   
Emotional Freedom Technique and hypnosis. Mindfulness.   Meditation as hypnosis.
6.        Day 6…The Problem of Evil;  sociopaths, body memory.  Essential stress-tolerance and trauma
assessment and treatment decisions.  Mass hysteria, evil.   Examination of religious abuse and manipulation.  
Conversational  hypnosis.   ‘’How to Visualize’’
7.        Day 7... The Genogram and family history as hypnosis process.   The body-mind question.  Hypnosis for
pain management.  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… Spiritual belief and Transpersonal Psychology Hypnosis as a treatment modality.    Parts
Therapy and ego-state therapy.  Prep/intro for final exam…
10.      ‘’Past-life’’ metaphors.   ‘’Spirit releasement/exorcism’’ metaphors.   Healing  ‘’Prenatal Suffocation
Syndrome’’.  Final Exam.   Graduation will be on the next Capital Region Chapter of the National Guild of
Hypnotists meeting.  

    Popular movies often attempt to identify, illustrate, and attempt a resolution to life-problems that most of us
can identify with.    We will appreciate how movies hypnotize the viewer and how the movie characters often
hypnotize each other.    Movies used, in whole or in part, in this course;   
Scent of a Woman, Prince of Tides, Devil's Advocate, The Sacrament, Jonestown, Meet Joe Black,
Somewhere in Time, and many others.   We will also be using parts of movies from u-tube as well as hypnosis
instructional videos by leaders in the profession.  

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, having met the standards for practice set by the National Guild
of Hypnotists,
each student will receive a free membership in NGH for 1 year and also the year's free
membership in our local chapter,
Capital Region Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists.   The local chapter
meets regularly on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.   Guests and students are all