Are you thinking about a career path for adding new skills to your holistic healing toolset? Learning the art of hypnotherapy may be for you. In this post, I’ll share tips and advice for you to figure out how to become a hypnotherapist.

Maybe in your heart you already know the value of the hypnotherapy approach to wellness. Perhaps you have experienced hypnosis or know someone who has.

I’ve practiced and taught hypnotherapy and past life regression for years and am excited to share my hypnosis training experience with you. 

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • More about my experience as a hypnotherapist
  • Key insights into holistic healers
  • How to become a certified hypnotherapist 

My experience as a hypnotherapist 

I never set out to become a hypnotherapist. I followed the energy, walked through the doors that opened, and found myself in this most gratifying and enriching career!

Thirty years ago, I was a housewife in a large home with all the amenities. I had acquired everything that I was told was required to create my dream life. Still, I was unhappy, felt disconnected, and had no idea about my purpose. I had an interest in psychology, consciousness, and spirituality, but no way could I see myself working in an institution.

I wanted an independent career, where I could create a lifestyle that gave me the flexibility to take time off for travel or give myself a raise. I wanted a career that would leave a positive mark on the world.

Then I discovered hypnotherapy and past life regression. My own experiences with it took me deep into my higher consciousness where I could discover who I was and what I was meant to do with my life. Now, as a practicing hypnotherapist, I can provide that same enriching experience for my clients. In turn, they open my mind to vast wisdom and rich experiences.

I’m excited to get up and go to work. I’m thrilled to see clients come to the office with their lives in a tangle, and leave with peace and purpose in their hearts.

When I realized I could gain a deeper understanding of humanity, 
transform lives, and create permanent positive results for people, 
I was hooked!

I always knew I would make a difference in the world. I wasn’t always sure how it would come about, but once I stepped into the world of hypnotherapy, the possibilities were wide open to me!

Time and again, clients would come in with their relationships in a tangle or concerned about their continual health issues. Some were addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, food, or drugs, and others wanted to understand their life purpose. In the beginning, it seemed like a daunting task to be the one to make much-needed changes. But soon I realized that with the techniques I had learned, along with the ones I eventually developed, my clients would show the way to their own healing and would be delighted with their rapid transformation.

It is a deep honor to play this part in the lives of so many people, 
and to fulfill my destiny in making such a valuable difference in the world.

Your story may be similar. You, too, may know that you are capable of making a profound difference in this world and the people that inhabit it. Maybe you, too, have been searching for a pathway to start making that happen.

Who should study hypnotherapy

The skill of hypnotherapy can benefit just about anyone in any field.

People who study hypnotherapy come from all walks of life from medical professionals, holistic healers, intuitives, lawyers, dentists, parents, artists, coaches, counselors, police officers, salespeople, and more. There are no prerequisites, and everyone can benefit from this education.

But the “Why” is important. Why would you like to learn the skills and techniques of hypnotherapy? How do you imagine it will enhance the quality of your life and the lives of your friends, family, and greater circle of influence?

Maybe you imagine putting your children to bed using hypnotic language or helping them to overcome test anxiety. What if you had the tools to get to the deeper root of your aches and pain and improve your quality of life—and that of others around you?

Imagine starting your own business where you call the shots, name your fees, and determine your hours and vacation time, while being witness to the most amazing experiences as your clients transform their lives from unmanageable to Wow!

I personally really think that the question is not why would a person want to learn hypnotherapy, but why not?

How hypnotherapy benefits clients 

By adding hypnotherapy into your skillset, you’ll be able to dive deeper with your clients. As a holistic healer, this can bring great returns for your business and have a positive and lasting effect in your client’s lives. 

Holistic practitioners realize that to be healthy, it is best to have all the parts working in unison. Rather than focusing only on the body or the mind, the holistic approach to healing considers the whole being as an integrated system of body, mind, emotion, energy field, and spirit.

For example, if there are emotional or mental reasons why the body is gaining weight, it will be frustrating to focus on treating the body alone. This is why so many diet and exercise plans don’t work in the long run.

Using hypnotherapy, the client/patient is guided into a relaxing altered state of mental focus where they are able to access the wisdom of their own higher consciousness. Here they can explore the deeper causation of pain, unwanted habits and traits, depression, anxiety, and more. With hypnotherapy, we get to the roots of the issues, and correct the course at the point of origin.

Use a client-centered approach to achieve healing

In offering hypnotherapy to your clients, as a holistic practitioner, you can offer your clients deep, effective, and sustainable relief and resolution. 

I’m not talking about the kind of hypnotherapy where the practitioner uses prefab and generic scripts and implants suggestions based on their own perspective of what the client needs to do in order to heal. I am talking about a client-centered approach where the client accesses the wisdom already within their body, mind, and spirit, to realize the unique way this issue has developed, and discover the exact solution that will be perfect for them. This approach is what gets results, and quickly!

Help your clients break through using past life regression

In my practice of over 20 years, it has become apparent that the lack of self-knowledge is at the core of nearly every presenting problem that my clients bring to the office. From addictions to fears, dysfunctional relationships to disease, the deeper causation of these symptoms reside buried in the lack of self-awareness and the failure to blossom into the most brilliant version of ourselves.

People feel lost and without purpose, using coping methods to deal with life instead of authenticity and self-empowerment.

This is where going even deeper is required. Awareness at a greater soul level is only achieved by exploring the purpose and character of who you were in other lifetimes. By learning to facilitate masterful past life regressions, you will guide your clients in gaining deeper self-awareness and alignment with the fullness of their soul.

The expansion of our consciousness and the foundation of our spiritual growth is in the discovery of the full spectrum of our soul. To flourish in our grander nature, we must explore our past lives, resolve traumas there as well as here, and regain the perspectives, wisdom, knowledge, and skills earned, though not yet retained. It is the brass ring of the hero’s journey.

I like to use a diamond as a metaphor for the soul. This diamond has an infinite number of facets that create its luster, brilliance, and depth, revealing its true and most glorious nature.

Imagine if, in our soul, each facet represented a different lifetime. We each have infinite lifetimes, each with a set of knowledge, experiences, skills, traumas, strengths, weaknesses, relationships, lovers, and careers.  All of those lifetimes, combined, make up the nature of an individual’s soul. They all influence the present because they are all connected as a part of the greater being.

When we are aware of only one lifetime, it is like wearing a diamond that has only one facet. Think of how dull and disappointing that would be. It would lack the color, dimension, power, and brilliance that lies within its true nature.

In a recent session, my client came to me because she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She wanted to explore all the alternative approaches to healing possible before submitting to radical surgery or chemical treatments.

As we began, her subconscious mind presented her with a book. Exploring the book, it became clear that it contained legacies from her ancestors as well as from her own soul journey through lifetimes. As she was handling the book and absorbing the wisdom, she could sense many spirits doing healing work on her. The foremost of them, a Native American female shaman, told her that her health condition was due to not expressing her full nature. That she was hiding and making herself small compared to her true nature and capability.

While the spirits continued to work on her, I regressed her to a lifetime where she was a physician. She had no formal training, but had apprenticed under her father. This healing career was a legacy, and one that came naturally to her. She was excellent at what she did, but as the only healer in the community, was overwhelmed with the weight of holding life and death in the balance for so many people.

She wanted to give up, pleading with the gods, “Why me? Why do I have to carry this burden? I just want to go hide and get some rest.”

Yet, as we turned to guidance from her Native American healer, she was encouraged to look at the situation from a different angle. Why not train an apprentice in the way that she had been trained?

The lightbulb went on, and my client’s past life character sought out and trained an apprentice. Then, her life turned to joy and fulfillment, instead of despair and frustration. My client realized that, in this life too, she needed to reach out and collaborate with others in order to move forward more easily.

From here, we proceeded to another lifetime. Ancient Egypt. In that lifetime, she was a healer and mentor to a woman of royalty. Her life was peaceful and fulfilling. Her energy was expansive and powerful; her confidence was solid. In a conversation set up between my client and her past life counterpart, she was questioned why she was making it so hard on herself this lifetime. “Why neglect yourself in service to others? Why make yourself small and powerless when you were created to do your work from a position of high energy and confidence?”

My client had thought that submission was a part of service to others. She had been taught this by her mother from a childhood, and now realized that such training was convoluted and misguided. She immediately became aware that self-empowerment led to a greater ability to heal and serve. Blossoming and standing strong would be more effective than being frail and depleted.

This past life persona agreed to integrate into my client, and remain there anytime she was needed, in order to retrain her into the perspectives and countenance of her most powerful and effective nature.

In tying these past life experiences to her present diagnosis of cancer, she realized that at the root of this disease, for her, was that she was living from the perspective of self-sacrifice. She had a legacy handed down from her mother that connected to her despair in the lifetime as the physician. She, too, had a desire to escape, and in this case, even an unconscious death-wish.

The second past life showed her the resolution to her present condition: self-love, empowerment, being all that she can be, creating community, living life in ease and on purpose.

Treating the symptoms of a disease or condition is not enough. And living from the perspective of one facet of our souls will not create deep satisfaction, nor does it allow us to live in the fullest glory and brilliance of our true nature.

Through hypnotherapy and past life regression, holistic healers and practitioners can facilitate a safe and comfortable space that allows clients to get to the deep roots of their trauma and blockages, so that they can break through and live with purpose and free of fear. 

How to become a hypnotherapist

If you are called to become a hypnotherapist or facilitate past life regressions, it is likely that you are someone who loves helping your clients achieve personal self-awareness, spiritual growth, and breakthroughs to attaining their soul’s purpose as well as walking their best path.

It has become widely accepted that the body-mind-spirit connection is vital in all areas of healing and self-improvement. Assisting the healing of the body-mind-spirit connection, hypnotherapy and its accompanying healing protocols are rapid and effective approaches to understanding and modifying perceptions, beliefs, communication, and behavior, as well as accelerating self-awareness and change. The protocols can be applied for the healing and well-being of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies, and in all areas of life.

Remember, our clients don’t come to us because they are doing great and moving through life without a hitch. They come to a hypnotherapist because they have pain in some area of their lives, and have a deep longing for something better. They know things aren’t going the way they would like them to, and that the time has come to seek assistance in their quest for health, abundance, and a joyful balanced lifestyle.

Study hypnotherapy with me  

If you are already in a space where you are serving clients, or want to begin a practice to facilitate deep and lasting changes in people’s lives, learning hypnotherapy may be the path for you. 

I teach a comprehensive hypnotherapy course for those ready to learn to navigate the subconscious mind for freedom and success. The course will take you through all components to become a hypnotherapist, facilitate past life regression, and to set up your practice. You’ll receive hypnosis scripts and, upon completion of the course, receive a hypnotherapy certification

Ending thoughts on becoming a hypnotherapist

If you’re excited to assist others in their path to wellness, it may be time to add Certified Hypnotherapist and/or Past Life Regression Specialist to your credentials. You can start your career by learning this skill through an online course. 

Do you have any questions about becoming a hypnotherapist? If so, please share them below! 

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