Hypnosis for Nurses

Two Part Certification Course

Part 1: Advanced Communication Made Easy
Part 2: Accelerated Hypnosis Certification

Hypnosis for Nurses: Certification Course

Have you ever wished for that magic wand that could dissipate stress, worry, fear, and pain for your patients?

Think beyond the drugs, because we know drugs do nothing to empower or tap into the patient’s own resourcefulness.

Introducing hypnosis-derived communication! By incorporating hypnosis-based language into your interactions with patients, you can establish instant rapport, quickly relieve anxiety and pain, and save time and energy in your busy day.

Hypnosis has been proven to effectively manage discomfort, prepare patients for surgery, enhance the healing process, provide comfort and support in hospice or palliative care, lessen emotional trauma, and assist individuals in achieving their own health goals.

Hypnosis for Nurses: Program Overview

Hypnosis and NLP are emerging in Business, Personal Development, Therapy and Relationships, Education and Learning… and Everyday Life.

Nurses can take this new perspective and models of excellence for instant application to their unique situation, whether their own relationships (or self-development), workplace, coaching situations, or community service arenas.

Hypnosis has transformed from primarily being a therapeutic art into a broader science that has much to offer the nursing profession. Its list of meaningful contributions is ever expanding across health care disciplines and in cognitive neuroscience.

Hypnotic language patterns and clinical uses of hypnosis bring a limitless bag of techniques into the hand of the professional nurse, who will be impressed and motivated by the number of possibilities it offers.

Hypnosis for Nurses participants will learn to effectively use language and hypnosis techniques to empower, communicate with anyone instantly, build deep and lasting rapport with others at the unconsciousness level, eliminate emotional baggage to move forward, and purposefully embed hypnotic language for clinical related situations or in coaching, teaching, facilitating, or leading.

Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can be used by nurses to effectively dissipate stress, worry, fear and pain for both their patients/clients and themselves.

Combined with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis enables professional nurses to access an expansive repertoire of communication methods that they can use to empower those under their care and promote positive change.

By utilizing this approach, one has the capacity to build deep connections at the unconscious level while simultaneously eliminating psychological barriers, allowing the individual to move forward confidently into new opportunities.

Hypnosis’ applications transcend beyond clinical care as well; it reaches business models, personal development initiatives, educational practices and life skills.

Through embracing such perspective changes combined with innovative models nurse practitioners may then apply its multifaceted benefits towards any situation.

Nurses can play a key role in promoting the use of complementary therapies in healthcare settings. By advocating for their patients’ access to these therapies and incorporating them into their own nursing practice, nurses can help to create a holistic approach to patient care.

By utilizing hypnosis, for example, nurses can help to reduce patient anxiety, alleviate pain, and promote relaxation during medical procedures.

Overall, the incorporation of complementary therapies into nursing practice can help to improve patient outcomes and enhance the quality of care provided. As the field of nursing continues to evolve, it is important for nurses to stay up-to-date on the latest research and trends in complementary therapies in order to provide the best possible care to their patients.

The time is ripe for professional nursing to further embrace this training in hypnosis due to its unique therapeutic possibilities. It allows for interventions that are not achievable through other means.

These interventions are based on a skilled and suggestive communication with an individual within the context of a therapeutic alliance, which is essential in every therapeutic intervention, whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

Hypnosis also provides solutions to fundamental elements of nursing practice, such as how to establish a therapeutic relationship and build positive expectancy for therapeutic interventions.

Therefore, this evidence validates the need for hypnosis and NLP training for nurses and should be integrated into their career paths options, if not at the point of entry into the profession itself.


Part 1
Advanced Communication Made Easy

68 Contact Hours | 12 Weeks | 100% Online
Part 1 can be taken without Part 2

Part 1 of Hypnosis for Nurses will equip participants with the knowledge and tools to incorporate hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming techniques into their professional practice.

Hypnosis-based language establishes immediate rapport and has been scientifically proven to aid in managing discomfort, preparing for surgery, enhancing healing, and more. Nurses will be able to utilize hypnosis and NLP to empower patients to take charge of their health.

  1. Define hypnosis.
  2. Myths and truths about hypnosis.
  3. Recall key clinical contributors to modern hypnosis.
  4. Evaluate the impact of learning hypnosis on personal and professional growth.
  5. Differentiate between hypnosis and imagery techniques.
  1. Apply different contexts for applying hypnosis in different patient and clinical settings.
  2. Differentiate the capabilities of both minds and how they work together & independently.
  3. Define how language/communication create the model of the world.
  4. Critically evaluate the psychology of suggestibility and how it relates to hypnosis practice.
  5. Explain how the brain, mind, and subjective experience of hypnosis shape clinical practice.
  6. Variety of suggestibility tests for assessing the clients ability to utilize hypnosis.
  1. Students will be able to explain the basics of the Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) communication model.
  2. Students will be able to analyze how the “map is not the territory” concept applies to real-world situations, such as intercultural communication or personal relationships.
  3. Critique your own language use in both conscious and unconscious communication and identify areas for improvement and use of presuppositions.
  4. Recognize the importance of adapting language to effectively communicate with others and develop strategies for adapting language to communicate with different audiences.
  5. Understanding the Hierarchy of Ideas and Language Adaptation
    1. Understand the concept of the hierarchy of ideas in language.
    2. Identify the different levels of language in the hierarchy of ideas.
  1. Apply the concept of hierarchy of ideas to create a range of content or ideas, from general to specific, that effectively communicate a message or topic to a target audience.
  2. Explain what is meant by the term “sensory acuity” in the context of interpersonal communication.
  3. Apply techniques for developing their sensory acuity to improve their ability to understand the emotions and state changes of others.
  4. Recognize and identify state changes in others through observation of tell-tale signs.
  5. Understanding Rapport and Matching/Mirroring:
    1. Know what rapport is and why it’s important in healthcare.
    2. Identify different techniques for building rapport with patients.
    3. Understand what matching and mirroring are and how they can help build trust with patients.
    4. Explain the impact of matching and mirroring on patient trust and comfort.
  1. Explain the NLP internal representational system and how it relates to the way individuals process information.
  2. Analyze the use of predicates in language and identify how it affects communication and the perception of information.
  3. Synthesize the concepts of the NLP internal representational system, predicates, and eye patterns to create a more effective communication strategy.
  4. Analyze written or spoken language to identify instances of presuppositions and explain their impact on communication.
  5. Explain what Milton Ericksonian language presuppositions are and how they can be used to influence behavior and communication.
  1. Recall the key concepts and elements of Milton Ericksonian hypnotic language patterns, including the use of indirect suggestion, metaphors, and ambiguity.
  2. Explain the principles and techniques underlying Milton Ericksonian hypnotic language patterns, including the importance of rapport, pacing and leading, and utilizing the client’s own experience.
  3. Apply Milton Ericksonian hypnotic language patterns in a variety of contexts, including therapy, coaching, and communication, in order to induce trance, elicit positive changes, and enhance motivation and creativity.
  4. Analyze the effectiveness of different Milton Ericksonian hypnotic language patterns in achieving specific therapeutic goals, such as reducing anxiety, improving self-esteem, or managing pain.
  1. Evaluate the ethical considerations and potential risks associated with the use of Milton Ericksonian hypnotic language patterns, and determine when and how to use these techniques appropriately and responsibly in a professional setting.
  1. Explain how the practice of taking different perceptual positions can help individuals gain new perspectives, improve communication, and resolve conflicts
  2. Analyze the different types of reframing techniques (e.g., context reframing, content reframing, and outcome reframing) and their effectiveness in different situations and contexts.
  3. Recall the definition and basic principles of transformational metaphors, including the use of symbols, stories, and imagery to create positive change.
  4. Apply the technique of designing metaphors in a variety of situations, such as during care planning, coaching, or communication, in order to facilitate positive change and growth.
  5. Explain how the design of metaphors can help individuals overcome limiting beliefs, increase motivation, and improve problem-solving skills.
  1. Analyze and evaluate the principles of hypnosis and identify the specific needs and goals of the client to create an effective hypnosis session.
  2. Develop a plan for the hypnosis session that includes appropriate language, pacing, and relaxation techniques to achieve the desired outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Ericksonian hypnosis techniques through practical application.
  4. Evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of various Ericksonian techniques for specific client needs and goals.
  5. Analyze and evaluate the underlying principles of Ericksonian hypnosis and how hypnosis techniques can be used in nursing.
  1. Identify the principles and techniques of hypnotic language used in a clinical or coaching setting.
  2. Analyze the effectiveness of using hypnotic language to improve patient outcomes or coaching goals.
  3. Apply hypnosis techniques to guide the creation of SMART goals with clients or patients.
  4. Apply NLP techniques to identify a patient’s real values and align them with their goals and treatment plan.
  5. Analyze the impact of uncovering a patient’s real values on their motivation and engagement in their treatment plan.
  1. Recall the professional ethics and standards that are expected of a certified hypnotherapist.
  2. Explain the importance of proper training and certification for a hypnotherapist.
  3. Demonstrate how to recognize and respond to unexpected reactions in a hypnosis session.
  4. Evaluate the potential causes of strong emotional reactions in hypnosis and develop strategies to manage them.
  5. Assess the effectiveness of different approaches to dealing with resistance in hypnosis and choose the most appropriate one for a given situation.
  1. Recall the professional ethics and standards that are expected of a certified hypnotherapist.
  2. Explain the importance of proper training and certification for a hypnotherapist.
  3. Demonstrate how to recognize and respond to unexpected reactions in a hypnosis session.
  4. Evaluate the potential causes of strong emotional reactions in hypnosis and develop strategies to manage them.
  5. Assess the effectiveness of different approaches to dealing with resistance in hypnosis and choose the most appropriate one for a given situation.
  1. Explain how self-hypnosis differs from hypnosis performed by a hypnotist and describe the role of the unconscious mind in self-hypnosis.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to induce a self-hypnotic state and utilize self-hypnosis techniques to achieve a specific goal or desired outcome.
  3. Evaluate the benefits and limitations of self-hypnosis and compare it to other forms of self-improvement techniques, such as meditation or positive affirmations.
  4. Experience different self-hypnosis techniques and determine the most effective method for achieving a particular goal or outcome.
  5. Design a personalized self-hypnosis script or technique that incorporates the principle that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis and is tailored to address a specific issue or area of personal growth

The Integrative Nurse Coach Academy is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17700 for 68 contact hours.

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Part 2
Accelerated Hypnosis Certification

74 Contact Hours | 8 Full Days in 2 weeks | Live on Zoom
Part 2 cannot be taken without Part 1

Part 2 of Hypnosis for Nurses is an 8-day Intensive, Live Hand-On Experience that uses Interaction, Practice, and Feedback that will leave you feeling confident to take hypnosis into your workplace or even a new business model for you.

Marketing and building a successful practice are built into the course and you will be able to offer group sessions, corporate workshops, or 1:1 client experiences immediately upon completion.

  1. Recall the various definitions of hypnosis.
  2. List the factors that can influence hypnosis in a positive way.
  3. Describe how hypnosis can be influenced by negative factors.
  4. Explain the risks and benefits of hypnosis.
  5. Perform various suggestibility tests.
  6. Rehearse and practice using different voice techniques to induce hypnosis.
  7. Utilize effectiveness of different methods to induce hypnosis.
  8. Critique the use of indirect and direct methods of hypnosis.
  1. Describe the importance of pre-talk in establishing a rapport with the client.
  2. Demonstrate your pre-talk technique.
  3. Assess trance depth using appropriate techniques.
  4. Explain the implications of the Law of Reverse Mental Effect in hypnosis.
  5. Explain how suggestions are managed during hypnosis sessions.
  6. Perform the behavioral assessment tool used in hypnosis and describe their purpose.
  7. Analyze the impact of imprints, anchors, and triggers on a client’s behavior.
  8. Design a set of suggestions tailored to a specific client’s needs.
  1. Describe the meanings and uses of commonly used hypnosis terms.
  2. Create a hypnosis script that incorporates goal setting techniques to address a specific issue or challenge for a client.
  3. Explain the importance of goal setting in hypnosis.
  4. Design a regression-based hypnosis session to discover past happy event for a client.
  5. Use Ericksonian hypnosis techniques tailored to the personality or your client.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to set goals with a client during a hypnosis session.
  7. Analyze the effectiveness of different induction methods in specific client situations.
  8. Develop a record keeping system for tracking client progress and outcomes in hypnosis.
  1. Define the terms “analgesia” and “anesthesia” in the context of hypnosis.
  2. Explain the importance of preparing the patient for hypnosis to manage pain and discomfort.
  3. Describe how self-hypnosis can be used to manage pain.
  4. Explain the principles behind smoking withdrawal programs in hypnosis.
  5. Describe the intake process for new hypnosis clients and how to task them for habit change.
  6. Develop a personalized plan for a client to reach the depth level needed to achieve analgesia or anesthesia.
  7. Design a smoking withdrawal hypnosis program tailored to the needs and preferences of a specific client.
  8. Develop a client-specific plan for the intake process that includes tasking them for habit change and achieving specific goals.
  1. Identify the different strategies for stress management using hypnosis.
  2. Explain the principles behind image psychology and how it can be used to release fear.
  3. Describe how the goal-image focusing technique can be used to achieve weight loss goals using hypnosis.
  4. Evaluate different hypnosis techniques for weight loss and stress management, and identify which ones are most effective for different individuals.
  5. Compare and contrast different approaches to image psychology in hypnosis, and analyze the benefits and drawbacks of each.
  6. Design a personalized hypnosis program for a specific client to achieve their weight loss goals.
  7. Design a personalized hypnosis program for stress management..
  8. Explain the ethical considerations involved in using hypnosis.
  1. Define the term “imprints” in the context of hypnosis and identify how they can impact clients.
  2. Define the term “resourcing” in the context of hypnosis and identify how it can help clients.
  3. Explain how to connect with a client’s emotions using hypnosis.
  4. Practice the steps for releasing imprints using hypnosis.
  5. Demonstrate how to effectively resource clients using hypnosis.
  6. Develop a personalized hypnosis script for a specific client to connect with their emotions.
  7. Identify common mistakes in marketing a hypnosis practice and analyze how to avoid them.
  8. Evaluate different ways of utilizing hypnosis scripts, and identify which methods are most effective for different types of clients.
  1. Recall the key figures and events in the history of hypnosis, including the origins of hypnosis and its development as a therapeutic technique.
  2. Define the term “self-hypnosis” and its application in different contexts.
  3. Describe the different approaches to hypnosis that have emerged over time, and how they have evolved over time.
  4. Explain the basic principles of self-hypnosis and how they can be applied in a therapeutic context.
  5. Analyze the key factors that have contributed to the development and evolution of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique.
  6. Develop a personalized self-hypnosis script that can be used to achieve specific therapeutic goals.
  7. Evaluate the effectiveness of self-hypnosis in achieving therapeutic goals, and identify factors that may impact its success.
  8. Design a self-hypnosis workshop that covers the basic principles and techniques of self-hypnosis, and includes practice sessions for participants.
  1. Recall key concepts and definitions covered in the course material for the exam.
  2. Explain the benefits and potential risks associated with past life regression as a therapeutic technique.
  3. Use past life regression techniques to guide clients through an exploration of their past lives.
  4. Evaluate the potential causes and meanings of experiences reported by clients during past life regression sessions.
  5. Use future focused hypnosis techniques to guide clients through a visualization of their desired future state.
  6. Evaluate the potential obstacles and challenges that may arise during the process of achieving a desired future state.
  7. Assess the effectiveness of future focused hypnosis as a therapeutic technique, and identify factors that may impact its success.
  8. Practice seeing presence techniques to improve focus and awareness in different settings.
National Guild Of Hypnotists

National Guild of Hypnotists

When you complete this parts 1 and 2 of Hypnosis for Nurses, you’ll be a certified hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and your first year of membership is included with your investment*:
  • NGH is the oldest educational certifying Guild for Hypnosis.
  • NGH is over 14,000 members strong in over 80 countries worldwide.
  • NGH has the most thorough and comprehensive training curriculum.
  • NGH offers educational conferences, journals, peer-reviewed Board Certification process, regulatory guidance, professional collaboration, networking system, and more.

Part 2 includes training materials from the official National Guild of Hypnotists and more:

  • 2 Manuals
  • Interviews with Renown Consulting Hypnotists
  • Motivation for The New Hypnotist
  • Hypnomotivation by Dr. Dwight Damon & Patricia MacIsaac
  • Hypnosis Client Forms
  • How to Build a Successful Practice (E-Book)
  • Master Marketing (3 DVDs & Workbook)
  • Getting Started in Business (2 DVD set)
  • From Scratch on a Shoestring by Arthur Leidecker (E-Book)
  • Benefits of NGH Membership
  • All the basic scripts you’ll need to start working with clients:
    Smoking Cessation, Weight Release, Pain Management, Ego Strengthening/Self-Confidence, and many more.

Upon completion of the Part 2 of Hypnosis for Nurses, you’ll also receive:

  • Hypnosis Certification from the NGH (the oldest and largest Hypnosis organization in the world)
  • Your Official NGH Diploma (suitable for framing)
  • A 1-Year Complimentary Membership to the NGH
  • Subscription to both The Hypnogram and The Journal of Hypnotism

The Integrative Nurse Coach Academy is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17700 for 74 contact hours.

Hypnosis for Nurses Course Creator & Faculty

Christy Cowgill

Christina Cowgill

Christy Cowgill is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Nurse Coach, Anesthetist, and Trainer of Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy®, and Hypnosis. With decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Christy has spent much of her career using hypnotic tools to help people when they need them most.

In 2020, Christy founded Enter Into Calm, a company that serves patients who want more control over their own healing journey. Her mission is to inspire others who find themselves stressed out, overwhelmed, and exhausted, as she once did. She teaches the techniques that she used to recover from provider burnout, deal with a disabling chronic back injury, help with the stress of infertility and subsequent childbirth, and build better interpersonal communication skills.

Hypnosis for Nurses Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions - Hypnosis for Nurses

While the course is taught through the lens of nursing and caregiving, the concepts and tools you’ll learn can be applied to a wide range of personal and professional contexts.

This program is open to anyone who is interested in learning the basics of hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming, regardless of whether or not they work in a nursing or coaching role.
Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a business leader, or simply someone who is interested in exploring these powerful techniques, you are welcome to enroll in this program.

If you’re an ambitious professional looking to gain a deeper understanding of how the unconscious mind can impact your ability to focus, change, and heal, then this course on hypnosis and NLP is ideal for you. By enrolling in this program, you’ll have the opportunity to explore both the ancient wisdom of hypnosis and the modern concepts of neuro-linguistic programming. This will equip you with a range of tools that you can start using immediately, regardless of your workplace or field of practice.

Learning the fundamental concepts of hypnosis and NLP, including clinical hypnotherapy and intentional language use, can elevate your nursing skills, leadership style, management capabilities, and overall well-being, as well as benefiting those you serve. The course material is presented in easily digestible segments that allow for practical application right away.

If you’re considering enrolling in this program, it’s important to understand that it’s not intended to be a source of entertainment. Rather than perpetuating common myths and misconceptions about hypnosis, this course focuses on providing evidence-based techniques that can be used to enhance your personal and professional life.


Whether you’re looking to overcome limiting beliefs, improve your communication skills, or achieve your goals more effectively, the techniques taught in this course can be immensely beneficial. It’s important to note, however, that in order to get the most out of this program, you’ll need to be willing to apply the techniques you learn to your own life. This means being open to new ideas, and being at a point personally where you can fully engage with the course material and apply it to your own experiences.

To take part in this program, you will need access to a computer and a stable internet connection. It’s also important to have a quiet space where you can go through the course materials without being interrupted.

Another important aspect of participating in this program is having an open mind and being willing to try the techniques you will learn. To get the most out of the program, it’s important to approach it with a sense of curiosity and a willingness to learn and apply new concepts.

Ultimately, playing at 100% and fully committing to the program is key to achieving your desired outcomes and reaping the benefits of the techniques you’ll learn.

During Part 1, there are three live Zoom meetings in this program that are scheduled for weeks 4, 8, and 12. Each of these meetings will be two hours long, and will involve interactive practice sessions. It’s important to note that attendance at these sessions is compulsory in order to receive full credit for the program.

If for some reason you are unable to attend one of these live sessions, with advanced notification, a recording of the session can be provided for you to view at a later time. In addition, a task will be assigned to ensure that you have a solid understanding of any material that was covered during the missed session. This way, you can still fully engage with the program and get the most out of it, even if you’re unable to attend all of the live sessions.

If you opt for certification (Part 2), we will meet live on Zoom for 8 full days over a two-week time period.

For centuries, nurses have been aware of the power of the mind on the body. Florence Nightingale, in her book Notes on Nursing, emphasized the importance of helping patients change their thoughts to aid in their healing. In 1906, nurse anesthetist Alice Magaw wrote about the use of hypnosis as a way to decrease stress during surgery and minimize the amount of anesthesia needed. Today, many nurses use hypnosis in their practice.

Nurses have a unique opportunity to enhance patient outcomes by using positive and therapeutic language. Hypnotic techniques can be easily learned by nearly all nurses, and can be used to build rapport with patients and enhance their healing process. Language is a powerful tool, and nurses can positively impact patients by using hypnosis as a means of reassurance and comfort during medical procedures.

Optimal rapport (hypnosis) between healthcare providers and patients has been shown to enhance the healing process. Nurses are in a prime position to use hypnosis as a nursing tool to build trust with patients and aid in their healing process. Just as Alice Magaw used hypnotic techniques in anesthesia, nurses can achieve the same benefits by understanding how they already use hypnosis in their daily nursing care.

In both parts 1 and parts 2, NLP techniques are incorporated into the knowledge base for which it overlaps hypnosis and hypnotic-derived communication approaches.

Although the content taught will be in standard NLP practitioner courses, taking part1 and part 2 will not lead to a completion of the requirements to use the title NLP Practitioner, nor will this course alone be recognized by the American Board of NLP for membership purposes.

As a nurse, NLP can be used in various ways to improve patient care. Firstly, it can be used to improve communication with patients, especially those who may have difficulty expressing themselves or understanding medical jargon. NLP techniques can help nurses use language that is more easily understood by patients and personalize their approach to communication based on individual patient needs. It can also be used to build rapport with patients and reduce anxiety, which can in turn improve patient outcomes.

As a leader or manager, NLP can be used to improve team communication and collaboration. NLP techniques can help in understanding the communication styles of team members and adapting communication methods to suit individual team members. This can improve team dynamics and reduce misunderstandings or conflicts. Additionally, NLP can be used in leadership to motivate and inspire team members, as well as in conflict resolution and problem-solving. By incorporating NLP techniques into their leadership style, nurse managers can create a positive and productive work environment that benefits both staff and patients.

No, prior experience in hypnosis or NLP is not necessary. This program is designed for beginners and participants are encouraged to approach the course with an open mind and a willingness to learn.

Certainly, you are welcome to share what you have learned with others and apply the techniques in your practice. However, please note that this program does not provide certification to become a trainer of hypnosis or NLP.

Part 2 is an 8 day live (Zoom) that takes place over two weeks.  While part 1 can be taken as a standalone course, all participants in part 2 must have completed part 1.  When both parts are successful completed, you will be a certified hypnotist via the National Guild of Hypnotists.

During this part of the program, skills introduced in part 1 will be enhanced, deepened, and expanded upon.

Experiment with the techniques you learn in the course, as the only way to truly master them is through practice and experience.

Participants will receive full resources to create programs using hypnosis for smoking cessation, weight management, and stress reduction. Additionally, self-hypnosis will be taught as a do-yourself or as a teachable model for a 6-8 hour wellness course.

Requirement is to participate in all 8 days in order to experience all techniques yourself and to perform all techniques in a safe, learning environment where immediate feedback creates instant learning.

Open book test is required with an acceptable pass rate. All material tested on is covered during part 2.

Optional readings and links to additional resources are available for those who want to further deepen their understanding of the concepts taught in the program.

68 Contact Hours and a certificate of completion.

Upon successful completion of both Part 1 and Part 2 of the program, you will meet the requirements for an approved training of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). As a result, you will be entitled to receive a Certificate and registration as a hypnotist. 

The NGH will issue a Certificate suitable for framing, and your first year of membership to the NGH will be included. Additionally, as a licensed professional, you may choose to use the title Hypnotherapist (in some states) or Consulting Hypnotist. 

The NGH is the oldest educational certifying Guild for Hypnosis, with over 25,000 members in over 93 countries worldwide. They provide comprehensive training, educational conferences, journals, peer-reviewed Board Certification process, regulatory guidance, professional collaboration, networking system, and more.

By signing up to the program you are making a personal commitment to creating a successful business. You will also be agreeing to confidentiality and to keep all that is shared by participants within the group.

Part 1 Requirements:

  • Experiment with the techniques you learn in the course, as the only way to truly master them is through practice and experience.
  • Watch the online presentations provided each week.
  • Participate in the discussion group by sharing your own reflections and insights and commenting on others to form a robust discussion. .
  • Complete the weekly quiz to test your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered.
  • Optional readings and links to additional resources are available for those who want to further deepen their understanding of the concepts taught in the program.
  • 5-6 Hours per week

The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) is a membership organization of professionals in hypnotism. It was established in 1950, making it the oldest educational and certifying body for Hypnosis with over 25,000 members in over 93 countries worldwide. 

Many of the association’s members have credentials in other areas  including medicine, psychology, counseling, and nursing. 

The NGH offers comprehensive training, educational conferences, journals, peer-reviewed Board Certification process, regulatory guidance, professional collaboration, networking system, and more.

NGH certification provides numerous benefits, including indicating that you have met specific standards in your training, giving you credibility in the field, and leading to increased opportunities for career advancement or higher income. Moreover, certification provides opportunities for ongoing professional development and networking with other professionals in the field.

The designation you can use after your name depends on the certification you request and may be regulated by your state or a matter of preference. For example, if you hold a state license, you can choose between the titles Consulting Hypnotist or Certified Hypnotherapist, and you can use the letters “CH” after your name in most states. Non-licensed participants (or optional for all) will be titled as Consulting Hypnotist. 

However, you can pursue “Board Certification” after being an NGH member for at least one year, and if you become Board Certified, you can use the designation “BCH” after your name, further enhancing your credibility and professionalism in the field. NGH is one of the ONLY professions that offers a true peer-reviewed Board Certification. Therefore, when pursuing this prestigious credential you will be required to interview with the selection board and pass a written exam. 

All of these options will be discussed in more detail during Part 2, so you can determine which one best suits your unique goals and situation.

It’s important to note that the above response pertains specifically to US-based practitioners. Other countries may have only one commonly used term for professionals in the field of hypnotism.

To clarify the difference between a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist, it depends on the state in which they are practicing. In the past, these titles may have had distinct meanings, but currently they are generally interchangeable. 

However, each state in the US has its own laws that dictate what titles can be used by professionals in the field of hypnotism. Due to the increasing strictness of these laws, the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), which is the largest and oldest organization for hypnotism professionals, recommends that its members only use the title of “hypnotist” to avoid confusion and legal issues. 

Ultimately, the choice of title is up to the practitioner, as long as they hold a state license and are legally able to use the title “hypnotherapist” in their state of practice.


You can sign up for Part 1 only on this page.

Should you decide us for Part 2 later, you absolutely can do that; however, you will need to pay the tuition in full as payment plans are not available.


You must complete Part 1 to enroll in Part 2.

Yes! You can sign up for a flexible payment plan and read more about how payment plans are structured below.

Hypnoses for Nurses - Dates and Tuition

Original price was: $2,199.00.Current price is: $1,899.00.

  • Early registration pricing ends 30 days before each cohort’s start date:
    • Part 1 increases from $1,899 to $2,099
  • INCA Alumni – be sure to log in to apply your alumni discount!
  • You may take Part 1 as a standalone course, or take both parts to become nationally certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

You will be able to register for Hypnosis for Nurses Part 2 ($2500) halfway through Part 1.

Hypnosis for Nurses Introductory Program

  • Entirely Self-Paced
  • 3 Contact Hours*
  • Tuition: $75
  • Upon completion, you will receive a coupon code which you can apply to the full certification program! 
*Integrative Nurse Coach Academy is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.