My hypnosis programs take place on Hawai’i Island (the “big island”), in the town of Pahoa, south of Hilo, on the lush, rainy, Eastern edge of the island. I live, work, and hold classes in a house surrounded by jungle. It’s a peaceful place of bird songs and flowers. In 2017, the Spring Certification Intensive takes place April 23-May 2, right after the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival (Come for Hula, Stay for Hypnosis!). This way, we blend culture, fun, and hypnosis in our learning!
(I may be offering an additional training March 11-20, 2017. Email for details. Thanks!)
When I schedule a National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) hypnosis certification training, naturally I prepare to enroll and welcome one or more students. I announce the training online and then begin to get inquiries. Some people request more information, which I send. Sometimes we talk on the phone or via Skype, so I can answer their questions. Not everyone enrolls, and that’s okay. I only want really dedicated students.
The hypnosis certification course is valuable professional training for anyone who wishes to either change their career or supplement their income. The training consists of an online, homestudy program which must be completed before attending the 75-hour onsite program. My students get a very enriched version of the basic NGH curriculum. They also get a lot of instructional attention from me.
The certification training is $1,600.00 – less than when I taught in California. This is because (1) Hawai’i Island is economically depressed and I want to make this training more accessible to residents and (2) people traveling here get a break on tuition costs to help cover their travel expenses.
I have also offered one or more Community Wellness Scholarships in the past, but now I have decided to limit this offering to one a year. The next scholarship will be available Fall, 2017 (Please note: the Fall Intensive may be held in California). People who have a background of community wellness activism and/or who are overcoming some disadvantage, are eligible to apply.
Once a student has expressed serious interest, the basic sequence of events is more or less in this order:
• The student enrolls and pays tuition. I encourage them to read the refund policy first.
• I order the student’s required books and learning materials from the National Guild of Hypnotists, which I might then forward to their homes prior to their arrival, or keep for the first day of class.
• The student is allowed access to the online and home study portion of the course, Introduction to Basic Hypnosis which is hosted through Creative Sexuality Education Corporation (see this link for a listing of all my online hypnosis courses, including this one). There is no extra fee for the online course if you are an NGH certification student.
It’s best if the student can have access to this course 1-2 months before the dates of the on-site intensive, in order to gain a good theoretical knowledge of basic hypnosis principles and practice. This preparation makes our on-site learning so much more meaningful. During the intensive, we will review these theories together, and then practice hypnosis skills with volunteer clients so that the learning becomes more real!
• The student makes travel arrangements, arranges to take time off from work, and handles the other details of spending 9-10 days immersed in hypnosis learning. If travelling, students should plan to fly in to Hilo airport, rent a car, and make sure they are staying within about 20 miles of Pahoa. Hotel and bed-and-breakfast accommodations may be found in Hilo and Volcano, and there are hundreds of vacation rentals available in the immediate area.
• I tell students to make sure they do not park their cars under the coconut trees on the road!
• Students arrive for the first day of class “fragrance free” (including clothing), so that we may all share the air and breathe freely and comfortably. After coffee, tea, snacks and introductions, we then proceed to dive deeply into our exploration of the human mind and the power of imagination.
Our classes will be accompanied by rain on the metal roof, birdsong, the occasional mew of a feral cat (I feed them on my porch), and towards evening, the shrill coqui frogs. And perhaps, every now and then, a large palm frond or a coconut will fall with a loud thud, and when we hear that sound, the appropriate hypnotic response is, “with every sound of a falling coconut, you will find yourself going deeper and deeper!”
Please contact me if you have an interest in the next hypnosis trainings of 2017!