Education, Training Centers & Schools

These schools are listed to help you locate resources to evaluate for your training.

Choosing a school is all about choosing the instructors: be sure they have good references and that you like their teaching style. You should feel that they are accomplished and trustworthy hypnotherapists as well as instructors. Attending an open house or auditing an evening of classes is often an excellent way to meet the instructors and get a feel for their style and content.

In addition to the schools listed here, you might also want to Google 'hypnotherapy certification' or Google 'hypnotist certification' for more schools and training centers. Add your city or state name to the search to narrow it to your local area.

AAPH Affiliate Schools

AAPH works with these schools in capacities such as continuing education, online courses, training and teaching, sharing board members, or in an advisory capacity. These schools have been verified to meet recommended industry standards in curriculum and hours required for certification, as well as requiring face-to-face, instructor-led training for technique and competency.

Hypnosis Practitioner Training Institute
260 Newport Center Drive Suite 507
Newport Beach,CA 92660
(949) 999-0831 - or -
Director: Scott Sandland


Hypnotherapy Training Academy
4407 Manchester Ave., Suite 103
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 994-9296
Director: Wendy Hill, M.A.


Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy
4149-A El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 321-6419
Director: Dorthy Tyo


General Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Schools, United States

American Institute of Health Care Professionals
2400 Niles-Cortland Rd. S.E. Suite #3
Warren, Ohio 44484
Tel: 330-652-7776
Executive Director: Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, MBA, RN-BC, FACHE

California Hypnotherapy Academy
601 University Ave., #280
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-373-1932 Tel
Director: Katherine Zimmerman

Colorado Coaching and Hypnotherapy Training Institute
200 Lincoln St.
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 776-6103
Director: Zoilita Grant

The Denver School of Hypnotherapy
1450 S Havana St. Suite # 308
Aurora, Colorado 80012
(303) 343-0361

Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy
4051 NW 43rd Street, Suite #37
Gainesville, FL 32606
352-378-5746 / 800-551-9247
Director: Matthew Brownstein

Hypnotherapy Training Institute
4730 Alta Vista Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 579-9023
Directors: Marleen Mulder and Randal Churchill

Infinity Institute International Inc.
4110 Edgeland, Royal Oak, MI 48073
810.549.5594 or 800.257.5467
Director: Anne H. Spencer, PhD

Institute Ethical & Clinical Hypnosis
2510 M St NW Washington, DC 20037
Director: Dr. Masud Ansari

Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Sciences
1000 S Wayne Rd Ste 9, Romulus MI, 48174
313.941.7084 or 800.850.5083
Director:Todd Hauter

International Association of Counselors & Therapists
10915 Bonita Beach Rd, Ste 2142 Bonita Springs FL 33923
Director: Jill R. LaVelle

Omni Hypnosis Training Center
197 Glenwood Road DeLand FL 32720
Director: Gerald F. Kein

Soulworks Hypnotherapy Training School
1750 30th St Ste. 196, Boulder CO 80301
Director: Lynda Hilburn-Holland MA LPC

Toni Lynn Wood Professional Consulting Service Inc.
PO Box 17630 Tucson AZ 85731
Director: Toni Lynn Wood

Transform Destiny
18396 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 USA
Director: Michael Stevenson MNLP, MTT, MHt

Transitions Recover Center
Clinical Hypnotherapy Training Program
1928 NE 154th St. Ste 219
Behavioral Sciences Program, North Miami Bch, FL 33162

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute, Inc.
P. O. Box 18409
Golden, CO 80402 USA
Phone: (800) 366-9417 or 303-278-9585
Directors: Anne Salisbury, PhD and Greg Meyerhoff, NLP, CCHt

General Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Schools, United Kingdom

Marisa Peer
21 Navigation Business Village, Preston, PR2 2YP
Director: Marisa Peer

Cressingham Insititute of Clinical Hypnosis
10 Princesses Parade, Waterside, Kent,DA1 4JD
Tel: 01322 559203 or 01322 521011
Director: Richard Wain

London College of Clinical Hypnosis
229A Sussex Gardens, Lancaster Gate, London W2 2RL England
(01144) 171.402.9037, Fax: 171.262.1237

Washington School of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis
Richmael House, 25 Edge Lane Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9JH
(011 44) 161.882.0400 Director: Shaun Brookhouse

General Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Schools, Canada

The Excel Center: Hypnotherapy Training College
5 Richard Way @ ATHENE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(888) 686-6163
Director: Alan Eastman, BA, MA, Ph.D.

General Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Schools, Worldwide

Estudio de Bioinformacion
C/ Embajador Vich 22 - 8=AA, 46002 Valencia, Spain
Tel: (+034)96.351.46.27 - Fax: (+034)96.394.3727
Director: Ernesto Hanquet

The Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
Therapy House, 6 Tuckey Street, Cork, Ireland
353 (0)21 4273575
Director: Dr. Joseph Keaney Ph.D., D.Psych., Dip.C.Hyp., D.C.H., B.A.