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- Become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with Randal Churchill and Cheryl Canfield
- Hypnotherapy as a Career
Continuing Education Courses for Health and Counseling Professionals
- Serving the World with accelerated intensives up to 4 weeks long
- Serving Northern California, including with classes on weekend days

Come to the Source! One of the original institutes teaching hypnotherapy, HTI has the largest alumni of any hypnotherapy school.
People have come from 50 countries and all 50 states to take our comprehensive trainings. Discover what makes us world leaders.

Hypnotherapy Course Brochure now available for download

Announcing the newest book by Churchill & Canfield, just published

As we celebrate 51 years in the field and 41 years as a leading school, hypnotherapy is transforming many aspects of the health professions and is truly revolutionizing the counseling professions. We are honored to have a major role in this, leading the way with powerful, innovative therapy methods and by using the insights and therapy methods of ourselves and others to train thousands of graduates from 50 countries, including many leaders in the field.

New internationally valid Certification Programs begin four times a year, as we continue to forge new directions in an emerging field. See our course schedule.

Current Milestones

  • Founded by Randal Churchill in 1978, HTI has been a leading pioneering hypnotherapy school for 41 years.

  • Randal Churchill celebrates 51 years as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

  • After her dramatic recovery from advanced cancer chronicled in her book Profound Healing, Cheryl Canfield celebrates 26 years as a Clinical Hypnotherapist & Wellness Counselor.

  • Our class location has been established at the beautiful five acre resort-like Corte Madera Inn for 31 years.

Regarding the photo of the full class, people came to this Accelerated Class from many states plus 15 from other countries - from every continent except Antarctica. In our intimate, supportive classes, Randal Churchill, The Teacher of the Teachers, will recognize you and know your name by the 2nd day of class.

Testimonial from 2 European Physicians in Honor of HTI's 40th Anniversary
     "You, Randal Churchill, founded HTI as one of the original four licensed hypnotherapy schools and you continue to be a pioneer of the newest hypnotherapy and teaching methods. HTI has grown uniquely vast, sustained by a large web of relationships and thousands of grateful hypnotherapists worldwide. You can be proud to have personally woven a worldwide web of excellent masters of their professions for which you laid the cornerstone as "The Teacher of the Teachers."
     "You have given us:
-An in-depth introduction to hypnotherapy over a broad range of influences
-A deepening in methodological backgrounds and new formats
-Fantastic, unique and empathic demonstrations and intimate sessions
-Open-minded, benevolent and stringent "hands-on-teaching"
-Examples to every therapist and prospective therapist how to pace and lead in difficult or confusing situations with those reaching for help
-Priceless books for every prospective and working hypnotherapist
     "Not to forget about the one and only, the fabulous Cheryl Canfield. We have so much respect and admiration for her deep understanding, empathic and very personal style of transforming therapy as shown so deeply and affectionately. An extraordinary woman and a therapist of outstanding abilities spanning 25 years.
     "Congratulations Randal. Lots of respect for how far you've gone and will surely go further. You did and you do it your way. Thank you!"
Uwe Dockhorn MD and Christiane Dockhorn MD
Neuwied, Germany
Submitted at graduation, Spring 2018


The following person had completed years of graduate school plus substantial hypnotherapy training at various schools before he took our 200-hour program in 2013. He was so impressed that he returned in 2015 and took our training again. Here's his response after completing that. Since he wrote this, he completed our graduate clinical courses twice plus our hypnotherapy training a 3rd time, and is planning to take our training for a 4th time in 2020!

     "This is to thank you for allowing me to take the 4 full Level classes again and be a diligent analyst of your unparalleled methods. Taking the full course again has been most insightful and rewarding on both professional and personal levels. Although the program foundation is similar, the cases and studies in class have been rewardingly new and inspiring to me.
     "In order to attempt a similar education it took me over ten years and I had still felt I needed more. Your classes have it all, direct, indirect, Ericksonian, NLP and mostly RESULTS at such a comprehensive level. There is never enough education especially in this field and having taken highly regarded classes elsewhere, I can definitely attest to and endorse the highest standards of your school. Going over your books under your supervision and guidance is limitless. I will definitely come for your graduate program and also plan to get there again for another accelerated intensive when this is possible."
-Giulio M. Bianco CHT
New York, NY

Mission Statement

The comprehensive application of hypnotherapy can be an extraordinarily powerful and effective tool for personal growth and healing. Personal healing helps facilitate planetary healing. Our Mission:

  • To provide comprehensive training with high standards for excellence in the field of hypnotherapy, for use as a primary career and as an adjunct to all other professions in the healing arts;

  • To provide comprehensive training for self-empowerment and personal growth for oneself and friends;

  • To graduate well-trained hypnotherapists, professionals and researchers who can use hypnosis with profound impact in their work;

  • To provide the highest level of instruction centered in compassion, service & sincerity;

  • To assist in the development of inner healing capabilities for our students and their work with others, which will help promote planetary healing;

  • To encourage high standards of comprehensive training in the field of hypnotherapy.

Major Book Announcement

The updated and expanded 480-page 2nd Edition of Randal Churchill's definitive classic Regression Hypnotherapy was recently published. It features the newest, most comprehensive methods for overcoming the long-term effects of trauma by deeply healing underlying issues, to yield profound lasting results. 

Further development of your inner healing capabilities, for yourself and others, will help promote planetary healing. Inner peace helps facilitate world peace. Be inspired to inspire others!

Further development of your inner healing capabilities, for yourself and others, will help promote planetary healing. Inner peace helps facilitate world peace. Be inspired to inspire others!

     "When I started I was taking it for a thesis topic and only expected to complete the first level. The more I learned, the more I realized this is what I really wanted to do. By the time of my Level 4 Graduation, I felt this could be my profession. I quickly developed a full-time hypnotherapy practice, with at least 6-8 clients per day. I have referrals referring referrals!
     "You are both such wonderful teachers. Your wise and tested methods have allowed me to work with the most basic issues and the very complex, with outstanding success."
-Norma Gilli-Callahan, N.D., CHt,
Deland, FL

     "Never in my life have I felt so close to peace and to God as I did during your course. You gave me the most fantastic tool anyone could ever find... you taught me to be able to go deep within myself to find the answers and find myself. Now my only objective is to help people with what you have taught me, so they may also find that wonderful world that comes from inside...."
-Carolina Sevilla, CHt, 
Quito, Equador

The following email is from a graduate who came to our school from Africa.
     "I feel now I am ready to express an experience that has transformed my life and in the process the lives of lots of people! To begin with, I could not have imagined that I would no longer feel my (formerly) chronic backache. I have learned to relax the muscles and actually pass on the healing thoughts and energy to the pain areas. The changes in my life are nothing short of a miracle. Healing my personal relationships has been the highlight....
     "Bringing the learning to Africa, where such methods are treated as esoteric, unacceptable and a taboo - I have managed to get people to experience the healing and believe in the modern "miracle" of Hypnotherapy. A "miracle" which anyone can perform with his/her ingrained abilities"With your unique ability and wide experience, you certainly are leaving a legacy in this world. Your passionate and committed approach to focus on the healing aspect touched my heart. You have sown the seeds of this unique healing methodology and I consider myself very fortunate and blessed. Thank you very much for everything and keep on inspiring and healing the world. We need you."
-Deen Nathwani, CHt
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Gestalt News & Notes

People have traveled from 50 countries to study hypnotism in our professional courses. Within the United States, our graduates have come from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

We also serve Northern California with hypnosis courses meeting on weekend days. This includes the urban areas of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, and beyond. This includes the Greater San Francisco Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.