This article is a resource to help you find a local hypnotist in your area for hypnotherapy related services.
I’m going to show you:
- How to quickly find Hypnotists near you. (Directories included!)
- Types of issues a professional hypnotist can help you with.
- How to go about contacting a Consulting Hypnotist for a session.
Certified Hypnotist vs. “Hypnotherapist”
A professional hypnotist is usually referred to as either a “Consulting Hypnotist” or a “Certified Hypnotist.” These titles are interchangeable and often represented by the initials “C.H.” after the hypnotist’s name. For example: Erick Känd, CH.
Certified Hypnotists are Not “Therapists”
It’s incorrect to refer to a Certified Hypnotist as a “Hypnotherapist,” unless they are actually a licensed therapist. Most Certified Hypnotists are NOT licensed therapists, and therefore not authorized to perform services that are appropriately performed by a licensed mental health professional.
Certified Hypnotists are Not “Doctors”
A Consulting Hypnotist is NOT a doctor, so they are not qualified to diagnose or treat medical issues.
However, a Consulting Hypnotist can work with your physician under the authorization of a medical referral to provide complementary services that support your treatment. This is very common, and your hypnotist can arrange to get this referral directly from your physician.
Why Find a Hypnotist?
The mission of a Consulting Hypnotist is to help real world people resolve real world problems. Here’s a few of the typical issues that you can address with the help of a hypnotist professional:
- Weight Loss
- Smoking Cessation
- Stress Management
- Self Confidence
- Pain Management
- Sleep Problems
- Test Anxiety
- Habits and Behavior Modification (example: nail biting)
Hypnosis is not a magic bullet. However, if you’re highly motivated to make specific behavioral changes in your life, then hypnosis sessions are a worthwhile avenue for you to explore.
National Guild of Hypnotists Referral Service
The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) is the largest association of practicing hypnotists in the world.
They have a “dead simple” Consulting Hypnotist referral service that provides you the names and phone numbers of professional hypnotists working in your area. You take it from there!
You can use it right now! Simply fill out the online form, and the NGH will consult it’s vast, international membership directory to find Hypnotists near you. The information is emailed to you. Expect a response within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.
Find a Hypnotist Online Directories
Two of the top Hypnosis Training schools in the country maintain online directories of their graduates in order to help potential clients find local hypnotists working in their area.
These directories are national, so check them both to find the Certified Hypnotists near you:
- Directory of 5-PATH® Certified Hypnotists (best for West coast, USA)
- Directory of Omni Hypnosis Certified Hypnotists (best for East coast, USA)
Contacting Prospective Hypnotists
After finding the Hypnotist professionals working in your area, you’ll need to pick up the phone and contact them directly. They’ll be happy to talk with you personally to discuss:
- Their experience working with your type of issue,
- An estimate of the number of sessions you’ll need, and
- The total investment required.
Not All Hypnotists Are Created Equal
If possible, call several Hypnotist professionals to find the one that feels most comfortable for you.
Talk about what you’d like to achieve if you both choose to work together. Find someone that gives you a strong feeling of professionalism and integrity.
If your issue involves a medical condition, expect them to request a medical referral from your physician before your first session.
This could be the beginning of a productive, long term relationship. After all, if your Hypnotist is able to help you achieve a goal that’s on your radar today, why not continue the working relationship with future goals as well?
Think of the other professionals in your life that you consult periodically as needed: doctors, dentists, optometrists, lawyers, CPAs, plumbers, real estate agents, etc. Your Consulting Hypnotist is another professional on “your team” of valued service providers.
This Website is NOT a Hypnotist Referral Service
Several resources to find a hypnotist near you are listed above. There are thousands of practicing hypnotists. YOU need to do your own homework!
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