What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy that uses the subconscious mind to effect positive change in a person's thought and behaviour patterns. Past experiences are stored and locked away in the subconscious mind, influencing our words and actions. Rewiring the brain through hypnosis, a powerful tool that alters one’s consciousness to make it more receptive to positive suggestions, can improve a person’s life in leaps and bounds. Hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, including stress, chronic pain, nicotine addiction, substance abuse, binge drinking, weight issues, anxiety, depression, autism, trauma and phobias.

Membership in professional hypnotherapy organisations, such as the ones listed below, will provide Hervey Bay hypnotherapists with the support and tools they need to advance their careers, as well as keep them up to date on industry news.

  • Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA)
  • Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA)
  • Professional Clinical Hypnotherapists of Australia (PCHA)
  • Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH)

Hypnotherapy courses in Hervey Bay

Should you study hypnotherapy?

Whether you're new to complementary medicine or looking to expand your healing toolbox, hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for assisting your clients in overcoming barriers to health and a higher quality of life. Hypnotherapy training will also provide you with the top qualities of a hypnotherapist, which include:

  • Empathy is the ability to feel for others and see things from their perspective. It’s important to understand what they are going through so that you can apply the appropriate treatment approach.
  • People skills and authenticity will enable you to build trust and rapport with your clients.
  • Active listening skills will enable you to understand what’s bothering your client and what they hope to achieve from the treatment session.
  • Articulate and capable of communicating to the client what hypnotherapy involves, the myths surrounding it, and what they can expect.
  • Non-judgemental and open-minded about the fact that some people may remain sceptical of hypnotherapy, especially if they do not see immediate results.

If you identify with this list of qualities and believe strongly in the benefits of hypnotherapy, continue reading to learn how and where you can become qualified in the field.

What are the course and study options for hypnotherapy in Hervey Bay?

Hypnotherapy training programmes differ between schools. There are courses available for both beginners and health professionals looking to expand their arsenal of healing tools. Students are given the freedom to study where and how they want, which means they can take a course in person, online, or a combination of the two. You have the option of studying full-time or part-time. If you have a busy schedule during the week, you can study only on weekends or at night. 

Attending a short workshop can help you if you're just getting started and want to test the waters. Close-up demonstrations of hypnosis are provided in workshops. You can then decide whether or not to take your hypnotherapy education further.

If you want to become a professional hypnotherapist, a diploma qualification is the way to go. The course usually takes a year to complete, or longer for students who prefer part-time study. Some schools give students who have previously completed a relevant programme, such as counseling, advanced standing towards this qualification.

It's worth noting that some hypnotherapy programmes are designed to help current hypnotherapists meet their organisations' continuing professional education (CPE) requirements in order to keep their membership. Advanced courses are also a great way to find your niche in the industry, whether you want to specialise in smoking cessation, gastric band hypnotherapy, or the art of public speaking.

Scroll up to see the full list of Hervey Bay hypnotherapy courses and schools. You can contact your prefered provider to learn more about their curriculum, course fees, instructors, and delivery methods.

What happens after you complete your hypnotherapy course?

After earning your hypnotherapy qualification, you can pursue your dream job in a multidisciplinary clinic, rehabilitation centre, refugee camp, hospice or private company. You could also work with athletes, business owners, or political leaders. You have numerous career options. The only limit is your imagination!

Another option is to open your own hypnotherapy clinic. If you decide to go this route, remember that Natural Therapy Pages is here to help. Getting your company listed on the practitioner listing page is a great way to gain more clients and accelerate your path to success.

Taking relevant courses is another surefire way to improve your hypnotherapy skills. If you want to broaden your knowledge and skills in complementary therapies, consider programmes in the following fields: