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Hypnosis Schools


Links to Professional Hypnosis Schools with 150+ hours of Professional Instruction

This page lists hypnosis schools and instructors offering hypnosis courses with at least 120 hours of instruction, and/or who offer specialized training in advanced hypnotherapy techniques (by alphabetical order within each geographical location, starting with the USA).

NOTE: Instructors presenting only ADVANCED specialty training courses to professionals already trained in hypnosis are preceded with a double asterisk (**). Also, read *important note near bottom of page.

Instructors teaching Roy Hunter's Professional Hypnosis Course are in purple.

United States


Awareness Hypnosis Center (480) 218-1347 
Michelina Harding, CH
reiki classes

Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training; Hollywood, CA (877) 288-4022
Mary Elizabeth Raines

Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis 
David Quigley, Director
Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis
567-A Summerfield Rd
Santa Rosa CA 95405 
David is the creator of Alchemical Hypnotherapy and
Somatic Healing, now offered in many hypnosis trainings around the globe - training and certifying Professional Hypnotherapists since 1983.
Local:  (707) 537-0495  Toll free:  (800) 950-4984

California Hypnotherapy Academy
Katherine Zimmerman, Director
2110 K St.
Sacramento, CA 

Hypnosis 2000, West Hills, CA: (818) 884-5156
Teresa Van-Zeller, CH
PO Box 4146
West Hills, CA 91308

Hypnotherapy Training Institute; Santa Rosa, CA 
(707) 579-9023
(Includes accelerated classes of 50 hours per week in San Francisco area)
Randal Churchill
4730 Alta Vista
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

St. John's University
Pamela Winkler, Ph.D., President
E. Arthur Winkler, Th.D., Ph.D., Founder

Temecula, CA
Offering Hypnotherapy training & support materials since 1970.
International Distance Learning: 3 tiered Certification (350 hours), Master of Arts, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Degree Programs in Hypnotherapy/Spiritual Healing


Eastburn Hypnotherapy Center, Denver: 
Drake and Lynsi Eastburn, Directors
NOTE: Roy Hunter is on their faculty for teaching Parts Therapy workshops.


Solution Alternatives: (860) 916-4232
Aline Hoffman, CI, CPTT
Main St.
Coventry, CT


Dottie Ward, CMT, CPTT: (773) 972-3789
Morton Grove

Alternative Practitioner Academy: (847) 760-5000
Michael Smith
125 South Wilke, Suite 101
Arlington Heights, IL 60006

Mitchell Institute: (800) 662-3040
William Mitchell
2700 W. Lawrence Ave., Suite J-4
Springfield, IL 62704


Alpha University (251) 545-7345 
Alpha Motivation (225) 924-0604 
216 Lobdell Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806 
Conrad Adams, PhD


Clinical Hypnosis Institute (Sterling Heights): 
Cheryl Beshada, CMHt, and Frank Garfield, CMHt

Infinity Institute, Royal Oak, MI (near Detroit): 
Anne Spencer, Ph.D.


ChangeWorks Hypnosis Center
Cindy Locher and Jody Kimmel

7570 W. 147th St., Suites 301 & 302
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Hypnosis Research and Training Center: 
(612) 707-1898
Kevin Hogan, Ph.D.

New Jersey:

Unlimited Potential Institute: (973) 325-0900
Roxanne Louise, Director
623 Eagle Rock Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052
Classes in West Orange and in Manhattan (NYC) *

New York:

Brookside Center: (516)868-2233
Maurice Kouguell, Ph.D., Director
997 Clinton Place Baldwin
New York, NY 11510

The C.Ht. Hypnosis Center
Ralph Allocco, Ph.D. (516) 974-3445
Hicksville, NY

George Bien International: (718) 886-8007
George Bien, Ph.D., Director
PO Box 580041, Station A
Flushing, NY 11358

North Shore Hypnosis: (631) 757-7647
Carol Denicker, Director
PO Box 593
East Northport, NY 11731

NY Hypnosis Institute LLC: (877) 800-6443 
Eli Bliliuos, Instructor

Unlimited Potential Institute: (973) 325-0900
Roxanne Louise, Director *


Fidelity Hypnosis Center: (615) 972-8124
John Ward, Ph.D.

2506 North Mount Juliet Road
Mount Juliet, TN 37122


**Advanced Forensic Hypnosis Training Course: 
(512) 836-4700
(Use with witnesses and victims to refresh memory) Prerequisite: basic understanding of hypnosis
Inspector Marx Howell (retired)


HypnoSolution 1-801-319-8885
502 South State St.
Orem, UT 84058
Aaron Aldridge, CHI


Eastern Institute of Hypnotherapy, Goshen, VA: 
Dee Chips

Genesis Hypnosis School, Virginia Beach: 
Terri Richmond, Owner
337 Edwin Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Omega Hypnosis Institute, Abingdon, VA: 
Tim Stewart, CHI

468 E. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24212-2014

Self-Empowerment Education Center: 
Kay F. Walkinshaw, PhD
7361 McWhorter PL #300
Annandale, VA 22002

Virginia Hypnosis
703-341-6655 or 800-857-8581
Jason Linette  

Washington State:

Aldebaran Hypnotherapy Training Center: 
253-473-4575 or 253-927-8888
Instructors: Joni and Ray Zukowski
Occasional Guest Instructor: C. Roy Hunter, FAPHP
312 10th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA 98372

Bellingham Technical College: (360) 738-0221
Instructor: Jami Ingholm, CH, CHI 

(phone: 1-360-599-2825)
NOTE: Bellingham Technical College is FULLY ACCREDITED!

Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training 
Mary Elizabeth Raines
Phone: (877) 288-4022
Weyauwega, WI


Academy of Hypnotic Science
Richard Porter, Managing Director
Phone: (03) 9532 4433

Carlos Delmond, Dip.Hyp.
Phone: 0412408620
2/23 Marlowe St.
Campsie, 2194, NSW

Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, Australia (EICH)  
Belinda Hulstrom, Principal Tutor

Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and 
Psychotherapy (ICHP)
Peter George, Principal (
Phone: 61 8 8260 6907
ACORN LifeSkills Centre
615 Main North East Rd.
Gilles Plains, South Australia 5086

Peter McMahon (ICHP)
Phone: 3833 6735
Montserrat Day Hospital
Level 2/ 35 Astor Tce.
Spring Hill, Queensland 4000

Susy Hall, BA Psych, CH
Counselling and Hypnosis Center, Beaudosert
Queensland, Australia, 4285


Sherry M. Hood, M.H., C.Ht. (
Pacific Institute of Advanced Hypnotherapy
New Westminster, BC

Leslie McIntosh: Coastal Academy
Surrey, BC

Mona Saunderson, CCHT 
Crossroads Training Institute
Phone: 1-888-720-0316
Vancouver, Victoria, and Nanaimo


Hypnotherapy Training Ltd.
Ingibergur Thorkelsson

Also see:
Training also available in Scotland


Irish School of Ethical and Analytical Hypnotherapy (ICHP)
Joseph Keaney, Ph.D.
Therapy House
6 Tuckey St.
Cork City, Ireland
New Zealand:

Alpha Hypnosis Training
Principal: Roger Saxelby
PO Box 90-902
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
0800 278 2233 OR (Int.) 64 9 837 7877


Hypnotherapy Training Ltd.
Ingibergur Thorkelsson 
84 Balgreen Road 
Edinburgh EH12 5UB
+44 (0)141 416 1027
South Africa:

South African Institute of Hypnotism (SAIH)
Owner and Principal: Claudia Klein CHT,
CPTT, HNLP (non-medical) 
Johannesburg Enquiries:
Cape Town Enquiries:

United Kingdom:

The Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, London (APHP): Phone: (44) 01702 434431
Principal: Terence Watts 
Clarence Road, Southend on Sea
Essex, SS1 1AN, United Kingdom
Note: Terance Watts periodically brings in Roy Hunter to teach parts therapy and give other presentations.

Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
Principal: Lorraine Gleason 
Tel: 02392 658341
Note: Roy Hunter teaches parts therapy annually for this school.

United Fellowship of Hypnotherapists, England:
Richard Rzymski
PO Box 74
Corby, Northants

Chrysalis Courses
Courses in hypnotherapy and counselling
30 Angel Crescent
Bridgwater, Somerset 

*IMPORTANT NOTE: The schools listed on this page represent themselves to teach a course of hypnosis instruction with at least 120 hours of instruction. Most schools listed here have longer programs and are credentialed by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) and/or the APHP, and/or are credentialed by associations with stricter requirements than either the IMDHA or the APHP.

**The double asterisk is for ADVANCED TRAINING available only to certified hypnotherapists.

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Last update: July 15, 2019