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FAQís for Hypnosis Course

Is this the only training I will need for my state?

A: You are encouraged to check your local and state lawsto see if there are any regulations concerning hypnosis and you are also advised to seek legal advice when in doubt.

I live outside the US, is this training still valid for me?

A: You are encouraged to research the laws in your area. We do not have a list of legal requirements by country. We do however have graduates of this program practicing in many countries around the world.

I have no prior experience as a hypnotist, are you saying this program will prepare me to be a practicing hypnotist?

A: Yes. Many programs try to make hypnosis something that it is not. They will tell you that you will need to study for a certain number of hours or even years. In Steveís 20+ years of teaching hypnotism, he has found that the basics of hypnosis can be taught in a very focus manner in a short period of time.

I think this training is great, but how will I market myself and make any money after my training is complete?

A: You will receive a copy of Steveís book Business Guide for Hypnotherapists. This will cover subjects such as setting SEO (search engine optimization) for your hypnosis website, advertising free on YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, and other social networking sites. Additionally, Steve will show you, in his book, many other free and inexpensive avenues of advertising your services.

Some programs I have seen online are 300 hours or more. This training is much shorter. Is it just as good as those other programs?

A: This program is superior to any other hypnosis training currently available. In our extensive study of other training programs, we have found that the majority of programs available waste a considerable amount of time training hypnotists to perform procedures, which are generally reserved for licensed professionals such as psychologists or psychiatrists. Aside from creating a legal liability for the hypnotist, these programs also waste the money of the unsuspecting hypnosis student.

Who actually teaches the program?

A: The program is taught online and in person by Steve G. Jones. Steve personally trains every student whether online or in a classroom setting.

What are Steve G. Jonesís qualifications as a hypnotherapist and as an instructor?

A: Steve G. Jones has over 20 years experience as a certified clinical hypnotherapist, both teaching hypnosis students and working with clients. His list of former clients includes: Danny Bonaduce, Jeraldine Saunders (creator of the Love Boat TV series), Tom Mankiewicz (writer of Superman the movie), and many other celebrities. Steve has served on the board of directors of the American Lung Association in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, founder of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, member of the International Registry of Clinical Hypnotherapists, has presented his hypnotherapy research at the American Council of Hypnotists Examiners, received the Presidentís appreciation award for his outstanding contributions to the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, is a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, member of Whoís Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education, member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, member of the Golden Key Honor Society, recipient of the National Leadership Award from the United States National Congressional Committee, received a bachelorís degree in psychology from the University of Florida, received a masterís degree in education from Armstrong Atlantic and State University, received the educational specialist degree from Georgia Southern University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in education at Georgia Southern University.

Questions about the Course

Q: Does this course teach self-hypnosis or hypnosis?

A: This course teaches you hypnosis so that you can perform hypnosis on other people. You will be able to apply what you have learned if you wish to use self-hypnosis.

Q: How exactly is the course conducted?

A: The course is a self-study program based 100% online and correspondence will be through email or mail, whichever you prefer. Upon enrollment, you will be provided with the following pdf’s and forms:

  • Basic Hypnotherapy for Professionals- Hypnosis Book by Steve G. Jones, M.Ed.
  • Hypnotherapy Inductions and Deepenings Volume I - Hypnosis Book by Steve G. Jones, M.Ed.
  • Hypnotherapy Scripts Volume I - Hypnosis Book by Steve G. Jones, M.Ed.
  • Business Guide for Hypnotherapists (Office set-up, websites, forms, advertising online, and more!) by Steve G. Jones, M.Ed.
  • HIPPA Form
  • Client Ledger
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Intake Form
  • Parental Consent Form
  • Progress Notes
  • Record Sheet

Q: How many modules and exams are a part of this course? How long are we given to complete them?

A: The course consists of 7 modules with the 8th module being the final exam. It generally takes 1 week for students to complete a module, but you can go at your own pace. Module 2-7 have homework that must be completed.

Q: How is the final exam conducted and how long do I have to complete it?

A: The final exam consists of 11 questions. You can use any material to answer the questions and you can go at your own pace.

Q: How long after completing the program will we receive our results?

A: Within a few days.

Q: I understand that the class is a recommended minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 1 year. What if I would like to complete the class in a shorter time period of 8 weeks or longer than 1 year?

A: If you want to complete it in shorter than 8 weeks, send your assignments in when you have completed them. 8 weeks is only a suggested time period for people to pace themselves in a stress-free manner. We welcome course work turned in prior to 8 weeks. If you need to take longer than a year to complete the program, simply email Steve and request an extension. Extension are always granted as long as the situation warrants it.

Q: Some programs I have seen online are 300 hours or more. This training is much shorter. Is it just as good as those other programs?

A: Yes. In fact, this program is superior to any other hypnosis training currently available. In our extensive study of other training programs, we have found that the majority of programs available waste a considerable amount of time training hypnotists to perform procedures, which are generally reserved for licensed professionals such as psychologists or psychiatrists. Aside from creating a legal liability for the hypnotist, these programs also waste the money of the unsuspecting hypnosis student.

Questions about the Certification

Q: Will I be properly trained if all I take is your online certification program?

A: Ideally a hypnotist would be trained in a classroom setting with an instructor physically present. Unfortunately, this luxury is not practical for many people. When we factor in airfare, hotel, time away from work and family, etc. the costs both monetary and otherwise quickly add up. For this reason, many institutions have turned to online training as a viable alternative to meeting modern day needs. In fact, Columbia, Harvard, and Cornell have extensive online programs. Also, Penn, Dartmouth, and Yale offer online classes. Steve G. Jones, while working on his doctorate in education, extensively studied the online programs offered by Ivy League schools. He then was able to model the hypnosis training program to offer a similar level of training.

Q: When I complete the program, what will my title be?

A: You will be a Certified Hypnotist

Q: Which organization grants the certificate and certifies my training?

A: The American Alliance of Hypnotists.

Q: I live outside the US, is this training still valid for me?

A: You are encouraged to research the laws in your area. We do not have a list of legal requirements by country. We do however have graduates of this program practicing in many countries around the world.

Q: Is the certification recognized by any universities?

A: Although our program is taught in several universities and the main text book, Basic Hypnotherapy for Professionals, is a class text book designed for classroom instruction, we are not aware of any universities that recognize credits for this program.

Questions about the Certificate

Q: Will I receive a certificate?

A: Upon completion of this program, you will receive a beautiful certificate sent via email, which you can print out and proudly display for your clients to see. It will have your name, title (Certified Hypnotist), and your certification number.

Q: What will the certificate look like? Is there a sample?

Q: How will I receive my certificate?

A: You will be able to download and print your certificate upon successfully completing the program.

Questions about Steve

Q: Who actually teaches the program?

A: The program is taught online and in person by Steve G. Jones. Steve personally trains every student whether online or in a classroom setting.

Q: What are Steve G. Jones’s qualifications as a hypnotist and as an instructor?

A: Steve G. Jones has over 20 years experience as a certified clinical hypnotist, both teaching hypnosis students and working with clients. His list of former clients includes: Danny Bonaduce, Jeraldine Saunders (creator of the Love Boat TV series), Tom Mankiewicz (writer of Superman the movie), and many other celebrities. Steve has served on the board of directors of the American Lung Association in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotists, founder of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, member of the International Registry of Clinical Hypnotists, has presented his hypnosis research at the American Council of Hypnotists Examiners, received the President’s appreciation award for his outstanding contributions to the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, is a member of the American Board of Hypnosis, member of Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education, member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, member of the Golden Key Honor Society, recipient of the National Leadership Award from the United States National Congressional Committee, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida, received a master’s degree in education from Armstrong Atlantic and State University, received the educational specialist degree from Georgia Southern University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in education at Georgia Southern University. Steve has recently been featured on TruTV, CNN, and is under a development contract for his new television series on hypnosis.

General

Q: What is the minimum age requirement to be enrolled in your course?

A: 18.

Q: Does the American Alliance of Hypnotists help its hypnotists by promoting them online?

A: Yes. You will be listed on the international online list of Certified Hypnotists.

Q: Can I ask former graduates what they think of the program?

A: Yes. Feel free to contact anyone on the online list of Certified Hypnotists.

Q: How will I market myself and make any money after my training is complete?

A: You will receive a copy of Steve’s book Business Guide for Hypnotists. This will cover subjects such as setting SEO (search engine optimization) for your hypnosis website, advertising free on YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, and other social networking sites. Additionally, Steve will show you, in his book, many other free and inexpensive avenues of advertising your services.

Q: I am a layman with no hypnosis background. Will this program actually take me from the ground floor up and teach me everything I need?

A: Yes. This program is extremely thorough and it will teach you everything you need to know to be a hypnotist and help you run your own practice.

Q: Is covert hypnosis taught in this course?

A: No, but Steve has an in depth course called Ultimate Conversational Hypnosis: http://www.HypnosisToControl.com.