We have successful graduates throughout the US and all over the world:

"In my career as a psychoanalyst, I have had the reputation of being willing to take on cases no one else would touch, being able to find a pathway for growth and healing where no one else could. Now I'm finding that the same thing is happening as a hypnotist. I'm amazed and gratified by the outcomes of hypnotic treatments in instances where clients themselves have said that previous hypnosis did no good, treatments where the prospects of growth and healing seemed slim, yet it happened anyway. I continue to be awed by the power of the subconscious mind, and I thank you for enabling me to locate and cultivate further skills for tapping into this wonderful power."

-Dr. Gary Ahlskog, Psychologist
New York, NY
Director Randal Churchill, "The Teacher of the Teachers"™
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Clinical Hypnosis Certification
with Randal Churchill, "The Teacher of the Teachers"™ & Cheryl Canfield

    Serving the world with accelerated courses up to one month long
    Serving Northern California with classes meeting on weekend days

    Become a Certified Hypnotherapist - Career Training in Hypnotherapy
Various Diplomas, including for Clinical Hypnotherapy
Approved for Certification by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners

    • Professionals - Develop hypnosis skills to increase your effectiveness
Approved by various agencies, including for CEUs by the State Board of Behavioral Sciences and the Board of Registered Nursing

In-depth teaching of the most effective forms of hypnotherapy
including demonstrations and practice of:
Transpersonal Hypnosis
Transforming Therapy™
McGill MasterMind Hypnosis™
Clinical Guided Imagery
Advanced Ideomotor Methods
Emotional Clearing
Inner Child Processes
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Parts Therapy
Analytical Hypnotherapy
Ericksonian Techniques
Hypnotic Dreamwork™
Advanced Systematic Desensitization
Models of Transformative Regression
Plus the integration of many effective modalities into hypnosis, including :
Gestalt therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, intuition, rapid inductions, music... and much more!

Originality, Integrity, Leadership… Our World Leading Hypnotherapy School

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Randal Churchill demonstrates uncovering work in
hypnotherapy with a volunteer in a Level 4 class.

Randal Churchill founded Hypnotherapy Training Institute, as one of the first licensed hypnotherapy schools in 1978. Many now consider HTI to be the world's leading hypnotherapy school, drawing many students each semester from throughout the United States and the world. The expanding success of our classes occurs because we are continually improving a well-organized, selectively eclectic, highly experiential program, taught by exceptionally skilled, creative, experienced instructors who care deeply about our students.

We have also been leaders in the field, developing new therapy and teaching methods, writing leading texts, frequently educating through the media about the benefits of hypnotherapy, and leading legislative battles to protect and strengthen our profession. Randal Churchill has provided visionary leadership as the first and subsequent President of the original Hypnotherapy Certification organization, the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, which has repeatedly raised its high certification standards.

Our personalized attention with each of our students goes a long ways. We appreciate the opportunity to assist our students to develop their abilities to achieve profound change in themselves and others. With our tradition of excellent student satisfaction and success (including through our teaching of innovative business and marketing strategies), we continue to strive to make our highly practical program even better.

Many hypnosis schools have been developed over the years. Many instructors have been trained by us. We invite you to come to a source of continual development of transformational therapy, which respects your experience, talent and creativity, and encourages the further blossoming of your healing capabilities.

Forging New Directions in an Emerging Healing Field

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Cheryl Canfield leads a powerful hypnotherapy demonstration
in Level 3. This volunteer is coming out of her hypnotic state.

Including powerful live demonstrations, practice and group processes in an intimate, supportive setting, we teach safe and effective ways to do many forms of hypnotherapy in our highly practical courses. The integration of many modalities including Gestalt is also covered. Your skills are further developed by homework assignments which include outstanding texts (including award-winning cutting-edge texts designed for our program), many important class materials which are provided, and further practice. These fascinating courses are carefully designed to give you extensive training to either practice hypnosis as a career or integrate these skills within another profession in the health or counseling fields.

The supervised practice sessions are a vital part of our program. All participants practice hypnotic techniques with each other, beginning the first day of class. We encourage you to develop your own creative induction and therapy styles and to explore many facets of giving and experiencing hypnotherapy.

We do our utmost to create a safe environment for the option of powerful growth opportunities within the context of a well-organized training. On the way to becoming Certified Hypnotherapists, many of our students report dramatic improvements in their lives.

Every new season we update and develop our dynamic program, evolving along with our discoveries and insights and those of others in the field. We listen to our students, and continue to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our teaching methods.

Our commitment to teaching an eclectic array of methods is grounded in HTI instructors' many years of successful experience using many forms of hypnotherapy. We focus on the most important issues and modalities in substantial depth. Emphasizing comprehensive solutions to achieve lasting change, we work interactively with the whole person, clearing underlying causes of unwanted attitudes, emotions and behavior. And we teach how to tap into many forms of wisdom and healing capabilities of the subconscious. A combination of appropriate hypnotic methods over a series of sessions will usually yield the most profound, lasting results for your clients.

"…far exceeded my wildest expectations…"
   "Little did I know when I answered your ad that I had just set foot on a journey that would turn my life around forever. In my blind assumption that this was merely a fine school for the training of hypnotherapists, I found myself walking willingly into a safe and loving cocoon, formed by the spoken word, the warm embrace and the gentle spirit of both of you as well as the additional special teachers you brought in from time to time. In this place, I experienced and witnessed spiritual transformation and personal growth unparalleled in any other single event of my life. The depth and breadth of the wisdom and knowledge offered to your students far exceeded my wildest expectations and the deep bonding I accomplished with the class I will carry in my heart forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
-Catherine Hershon,
Certified Hypnotherapist,
Sausalito, CA

Level One Course Includes:

Nature of Hypnosis and Suggestion
Misconceptions About Hypnosis
Brief Relevant Historical Information
Pre-Induction Interview & Assessment
Establishing Realistic Goals
Induction and Deepening Techniques
The Inner Sanctuary
Developing Hypnotic Rapport
Structuring Hypnotic Suggestions
Hypnotic Testing
Post-Hypnotic Reinduction
Semantics of Hypnosis
Neo-Elman Methods
Measuring Hypnotic Depth
Ideomotor Signals
Stress Reduction Strategies
Comprehensive Weight Reduction
Smoking Cessation
Addictions and Habit Control
Accessing Subconscious Wisdom
Ericksonian Modalities
Extraordinary States of Consciousness
Hypnotic Metaphors
Transforming Resistance
Hypnotizing Children
Healing the Inner Child
Directive vs. Permissive Styles
Indirect Suggestion
Insights from Traditional Cultures
Discovering Underlying Issues

Level Two Course Includes:

Hypnotic Age Regression
Conducting Group Hypnosis
Suggestibility Testing
Empathetic Listening Skills
Advanced Induction Methods
NLP Overview
Representational Systems
Pacing and Leading
Producing Analgesia, Anesthesia
Hypnosis for Childbirth
Post-Hypnotic Amnesia
Producing Somnambulism
Overcoming Fears and Phobias
Vital Energy Generation
Abundance Hypnosis
Intuitive Hypnotherapy
McGill's MasterMind Hypnosis
Chronic Pain Relief
Therapy for the Critically Ill
Systematic Desensitization
Hypnosis and Psi Phenomena
Hypnosis and Dentistry
Emotional Clearing Strategies
Grounding & Centering Methods
How to Teach Self-Hypnosis
Hypnosis and Spirituality
Transpersonal Hypnosis
Receiving Physician Referrals
Ethics, Semantics and the Law

Level Three Course

This advanced course has a strong emphasis on live therapy demonstrations. We carefully explore a wide range of comprehensive regression strategies, both detached and potentially cathartic, clearing underlying issues for powerful lasting results. Various modalities are integrated as appropriate, including protective ideomotor methods, the affect bridge, Gestalt, inner child work, hypnoanalysis and subconscious re-education. Our expertise is shared in working with recovered memories and avoiding false memories.

We demonstrate therapy for health issues in greater depth, and teach Hypnotic Dreamwork™, exploratory ideomotor methods, Crossroads Therapy, Transforming Therapy™, and hypnosis for emergencies. As with the other levels, the subject matter is carefully augmented by supervised practice.

Aspects of developing a practice covered in this level include disclosures, insurance coverage, insurance reimbursement, business licenses, trademarks, and further legal issues.

Developing from the foundation set in Levels One and Two, Level Three graduates receive a Master Hypnotist diploma.

Level Four Course

Like Level 3, this course emphasizes powerful live demonstrations, including comprehensive regression strategies. Advanced ideomotor uncovering techniques include Churchill's Imprint Method for transforming subconscious beliefs.

The course includes advanced hypno-healing methods methods, hypnotic susceptibility, glove anesthesia, the Hypnotic Induction Profile, overview of medical hypnotherapy and psychopathology, future envisioning processes and transformative goal setting. We take EFT-based therapy even further with the Gaye Wilson's Emotional Balancing Process.

Various practice sessions will further ground and inspire you with your wealth of options as a hypnotherapist. A wide vaariety of creative business and marketing strategies are explored.

Level 4 graduates receive a diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy from our prestigious school. Completion of Levels 1 through 4 also satisfies A.C.H.E. requirements for Hypnotherapist Certification.

Hypnotherapist Program

Level One..... 50 Class Hours .....Tuition: $995
Level Two..... 50 Class Hours .....Tuition: $995
Level Three.... 50 Class Hours .....Tuition: $995
Level Four..... 50 Class Hours .....Tuition: $995

See Hypnosis Class Schedule for dates and location of classes. Sign Up For Class

The $750 deposit for accelerated programs, or $250 deposit for a weekend level of class, is credited toward class tuition. Since most of our programs fill to capacity, early registration is strongly recommended.

You can use our secure Sign Up Page to reserve your place in class. Please print and use the sign-up page if you are mailing your deposit. You may also email welcome@hynotherapy.com or call 800-256-6448 or 707-579-9023 to reserve by VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card. The tuition balance is due upon the first day of class.

Refund Policy: Aside from a registration fee ($250 for an accelerated program; $150 for a weekend level), deposits are fully refundable until one month before the class begins. Upon withdrawal within a month of class, another $250 for an accelerated program (or $100 for a weekend level) is retained but can be credited toward a future class.

Some students may find financial assistance through third party payers, including grants, and some employers pay for skill enhancement or required CEUs.

Additional experiential and reading homework for each course is given for days between class meetings, and at the conclusion of the program. We provide most of the texts at discounts, and the discounted cost of texts averages $49 per level plus tax through Level 4. They may be purchased from the Institute in class. No added texts are needed beyond Level 4.

Our programs are in the San Francisco North Bay area, ten minutes drive from the Golden Gate Bridge and with good access by bus from the airport and other Bay Area locations. Our accelerated courses can be essentially residential when students take advantage of our steeply discounted rates to stay at the Corte Madera Inn. And other accommodations are discounted for our students that are within walkng distance as well. We have information about accommodations and local transportation available.

Diplomas & Certification

Diplomas as a Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist, with the embossed seals of our leading school, are awarded upon completion of the Level 3 and Level 4 courses.

In addition to HTI's certification, upon completion of the Level 4 course, the student qualifies to receive further Certification as a Hypnotherapist by the primary certifying organization in the United States with over 9500 members, the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. A.C.H.E. Certification is discounted for our graduates, at $150 for two years.

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Certification and a diploma as a Regression Specialist is awarded at the conclusion of 5 levels and Certification and a diploma as a Clinical Hypnotherapist is achieved after 6 levels, each with the embossed HTI seal of our leading school. Upon completion of 6 class levels, the student is eligible to become A.C.H.E. Certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

From Russia with Love
     "It's very hard to find the words to express my profound gratitude and appreciation for everything I was privileged to witness in class. It was almost like a fairy-tale where miracles can be worked easily, effortlessly, and joyfully. Everything was performed with great skill, experience, feeling, respect, and deep love. The atmosphere was always friendly and pleasant. It's been so nice to be your student.
     "Randal, your approach is so full of energy, enthusiasm, willingness to share. I loved every moment of your teaching and demonstrating. You both complement each other in a most intricate and brilliant way!
     "You gave highly informative, brilliantly presented, very enjoyable lectures. The demonstrations were profound and inspiring, and the practice sessions were very useful. A big, big thank you! It's all in my heart and I know you feel it."
-Tanya Konyukhova, Hypnotherapist, Translator, Moscow, Russia


"…a major healing …"
   "Great work! A major healing took place in my life. This is much more than a hypnotherapy school. This is a life changing and profoundly deep spiritual experience."
-Robert Birk, M.A.,
Certified Hypnotherapist,
Vancouver, WA


"…obviously tremendous preparation…"
   "A wonderful course - shows caring, attention to detail, great and broad knowledge, and obviously tremendous preparation. Excellent lectures, demonstrations and practice sessions. This whole course is a banquet!"
-Christopher Pilot,
Certified Hypnotherapist,
Belleair, FL


"…human treasure…"
        "Randal has a heart of gold! Using his wealth of knowledge and healing skills, he is determined to create beneficial change. Very caring, yet lighthearted. Thank you!"
-Lon Garges,
Certified Hypnotherapist,
Vienna, VA


" …no greater gift…"
"Naturally I expected to acquire the skills necessary to become a well-trained hypnotherapist, which I most certainly acquired. But I received so much more. I received the gift of myself. Through your remarkable skill, sensitivity, love and peaceful energy you created a safe, sacred space in which I felt supported enough to delve into my inner world. You introduced me to me, and went on to show me the depth and breadth of my inner world ... of my inner being. There is no greater gift, and for this I am profoundly grateful! You truly do teach hypnotherapy from the inside out. And in my opinion, there is no other way to teach it!"
- Monica D. McDowell, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, San Jose, CA.

Further Advanced Courses for our Graduates

We offer 50-hour Level 5 and Level 6 classes, exclusively for HTI graduates. Any of these class can be taken as a means of receiving CEU's. As with our other levels, tuition for each class is $995. See our News for our Graduates page for further information.

Courses for Hypnotherapists

We offer continuing education for hypnotherapists. For most graduates of other hypnotherapy programs, our Level 1 course is the ideal place to start, even if for those with at least 200 classroom hours of previous training and substantial hypnotherapy experience. There is various advanced material in each of our courses. Please email or call us if you have questions.

Each level of class is A.C.H.E. approved for credit to upgrade your certification from "Master Hypnotist" to "Hypnotherapist," or from "Hypnotherapist" to "Clinical Hypnotherapist." Also, the courses are approved for CEU's for biennial renewal of your A.C.H.E. Certification as well as having CEU approval by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences and the State Board of Registered Nursing.

We occasionally may offer a special advanced seminar not listed in the brochure, but which would appear on our website if not exclusively for our graduates. Such seminars are also approved by the A.C.H.E. and other agencies for CEUs. There is also further information about advanced education at Hypnosis Class Schedule.