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Professional Hypnosis Practitioner Training

March 27, 2024 - September 16, 2024

The Institute

This empowering four-month Training is balanced with teaching, demonstrations, practice sessions, and experiential learning. This dynamic training invites you to embrace your own healing and personal empowerment so you can be available to transform lives. Upon completion of all coursework, you will be a Certified Professional Hypnosis Practitioner. We will be meeting Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm every other weekend. 150 hours of training.

This Program includes:

Fundamentals of Hypnosis ~ May 27, 28, 2024.
Fundamentals of NLP ~ June 10, 11, 2024.
The Transpersonal Approach & NLP ~ June 24, 25, 2024
Healing the Wounds of the Past ~ July 8, 9, 2024
Healing The Body/Mind ~. July 22, 23, 2024
Past Life Regression ~. August 5, 6, 2024
Specific Protocols and Overview ~ August 19, 20, 2024
Setting Up a Professional Practice ~ September 2, 2024
Graduation ~September 16, 2024.

Fundamentals of Hypnosis Course includes:

History of Hypnosis, misconceptions about Hypnosis, functions of Hypnosis, suggestibility testing, different levels of trance, use of the voice, inducing and deepening trance, the inner sanctuary, stress reduction strategies, accessing subconscious wisdom, 7 rules of creating dynamic suggestions, personal scriptwriting, posthypnotic suggestion, Erickson metaphor, self-hypnosis. Students will be able to successfully take an individual into hypnosis and give post-hypnotic suggestions to support their goals. Students will be given many hypnotic inductions for self-hypnosis, group inductions, as well as developing competency in accessing inner resources for personal and professional transformation. Learn deep relaxation processes to reset the nervous system, enabling you to deal with stress in a much healthier way.

Fundamentals of NLP Course includes:

NLP presuppositions, rapport-building skills for clients, techniques in calibration, representational systems, and anchoring. Protocol for client interview for reaching achievable goals. Powerful NLP patterns to change unwanted habits, reduce stress, neuro-logical levels of alignment, and build motivation towards success.

Healing the Wounds of the Past Course includes:

Identifying core issues, clearing up unfinished business through age regression, emotional release processes, embracing the child within, and the Alchemical approach to dealing with resistance to feeling emotions. Transform traumatic memories into positive resources of safety, empowerment, and wisdom. Skills to create a relationship with the inner child.

The transpersonal Approach & NLP Course includes:

Hypnosis to contact inner resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual growth, finding the inner healer within, accessing the True Self, and expanding intuition. Learn the Alchemical journey to contact inner guides for rapid personal growth. Milton Erickson’s Model of language patterns, verbal reframing, Internal conflict resolution, change history, clear phobias, and applying NLP processes for health issues. Neuro-linguistic programming methods that integrate into hypnosis sessions.

Healing the Body/Mind Course includes:

The psychological component of disease, hypnosis to assist in releasing limiting beliefs, and pain control techniques for acute and chronic pain. Use metaphoric hypnosis to create a better state of health and greater success in healing. Learn NLP strategies for allergies and transforming illness.

Past Life Regression Course includes:

Hypnosis to access past lives to understand confusing relationships, unwanted patterns, and to discover hidden resources. Explore past life personalities to achieve greater personal empowerment, creativity, and healing abilities. Learn 5 past life theories and definitions of karma.

Specific Protocols and Overview Course includes:

12 processes to support weight loss reduction, smoking cessation, visualizations to support cancer clients, relief from insomnia, headaches, back pain, pre-operative and post-operative hypnosis protocol. Discussion of what process to use for the client’s specific needs and client intake forms.

Setting Up a Professional Practice Course includes:

Advertising, marketing opportunities, office management, ethical and legal aspects of business, conditions that warrant referral, transference and counter-transference issues. Evening zoom session Wednesday, 9/2/2023


Graduation includes:

Learning how to set up a therapeutic ritual to mark a change in a client’s life. Graduation ceremony to invite friends and family.

Required reading before taking the course: 

To be purchased separately:

Finding Inner Harmony with Hypnosis by Rainya M. Dann ($23.56)

Alchemical Hypnosis by David Quigley ($11.95) 


Certification Requirements:

  1. The Program requires a $150.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your place. This is a one time, non-refundable deposit for the seven modules of training.
  2. Attend 80% of the course sessions.
  3. Perform 10 Practice Sessions (given outside of class time) and document them.
  4. Two required reading books. A written summary of the key points to be submitted.
  5. Ten Personal Practices to be documented and turned in before Certification is granted. 


Payment Options:

  1. A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 (to be paid with submission of the Application form)
  2. “I have already paid my deposit, and wish to pay the remaining balance” $2,300.00
  3. “I want to pay in full now”  $2,450.00



March 27, 2024
September 16, 2024


Rainya M. Dann
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The Institute for Transpersonal Studies
420 Happy Valley Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 United States
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