If you’re thinking about learning hypnosis or hypnotherapy or ehancing your present hypnosis skills, you should consider what type or style of hypnosis do you want to learn and what do you want to use it for, because not all hypnosis is the same?

New seekers will be confronted with Ericksonian Hypnosis – Street Hypnosis – Conversational Hypnosis – Hypnosis Without Trance – and Traditional Hypnosis just to name a few. Although every aspect is worth learning some styles are faster, deeper, and more effective than others according to their use. For example Ericksonian Hypnosis, being a therapeutic modality would be next to useless if you wanted to use it for entertainment. However the rapid inductions used by entertainment hypnotists can be very helpful and effective when used for therapy. Contray to what some might have you believe, hypnosis is actually much more than just relaxation or clever word play.

Secondly I recommend that you check the credentials and experience of the trainers and the training institution. Be aware with the burgeoning of hypnosis and hypnotherapy training in the past 10 years, some carpet baggers have arrived on the scene looking to make a quick buck often delivering a lot less than promised or trying to upsell students to almost endless next levels. Do your homework and choose a well experienced trainer from an instution of good repute, there are many good trainers and training institution all over the world. Do check the history of the academy and the reputation of the trainers. Finally no matter what the ads might say, don’t confuse NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with hypnosis because its not.

Rick Collingwood and The Australian Academy of Hypnosis train Traditional hypnosis, Ericksonian hypnosis, Conventional hypnotherapy, Mesmerism and Hypnotic Fascination in Melbourne Sydney Brisbane and Perth. Perhaps we should be your first port of call.