Need to Find a Professional Hypnotist in Your Area?
This article is a resource to help you find a local hypnotist in your community for hypnotherapy or hypnosis coaching services.
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Video: How to Find a Hypnotist Near You
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”
While some people choose to do it anyway, it’s incorrect to refer to a Certified Hypnotist as a “Hypnotherapist.” That’s misleading unless they actually are 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’re 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. While it’s your physician’s decision, it’s a common thing to provide your Hypnotist with the appropriate medical referral authorizing the use of hypnosis services.
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.
Option #1: Google Search for Hypnotists in Your City
For example, I’d do a Google search for “Hypnotists in St Petersburg, FL“.
If you’re in a big city, there may be several Hypnotists working in your area. As part of the search results you MAY see a listing of the “top 3” Google Business listings for “Hypnotherapy services” in your area. If available, remember to click on the “More places” link at the bottom to see even more listings.
Outside of Google, there are also private online directories designed to help you find a Hypnotist in your area.
Option #2: National Guild of Hypnotists Referral Service
The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) is probably the largest association of practicing hypnotists in the world. They maintain an international directory of their members specifically to help people find Hypnotists near you.
They have a “dead simple” Consulting Hypnotist referral service that provides you the contact information of NGH professional hypnotists working in your area. You take it from there!
Click Here: NGH Hypnotist Referrals
As with all professions, quality of training and experience varies considerably. You’ll still need to use your best judgement, and do your own research to find the right person for you.
Option #3: Directory of 5-Path Certified Hypnotists
Some 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. Here’s one such national directory for finding Certified Hypnotists near you:
Click Here: Directory of 5-PATH® Certified Hypnotists
Option #4: Psychology Today Therapists Directory
Psychology Today magazine maintains a very broad directory of Mental Health Professionals. This directory contains Therapists, Psychiatrists, and Counselors of all types. SOME of these professionals offer hypnosis sessions as part of their repertoire.
Consider this directory to find a hypnotist licensed as a therapist to work with diagnosed mental health disorders.
Click Here: Psychology Today Find a Hypnotherapist
Since most of the mental health professionals listed in this directory are NOT trained hypnotists, here’s what you need to do. In the sidebar on the left side of the directory, look for the subheading “Types of Therapy“.
Underneath that, click on the option for “Hypnotherapy,” and you’ll see filtered results showing ONLY professionals that offer Hypnotherapy services as part of their practice.
Option #5: More Hypnotist Directories
The following Hypnosis Associations also maintain online directories of their members.
How to Contact 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.
Hypnotists Are NOT 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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