We have successful graduates throughout the US and all over the world:

"In my career as a psychoanalyst, I have had the reputation of being willing to take on cases no one else would touch, being able to find a pathway for growth and healing where no one else could. Now I'm finding that the same thing is happening as a hypnotist. I'm amazed and gratified by the outcomes of hypnotic treatments in instances where clients themselves have said that previous hypnosis did no good, treatments where the prospects of growth and healing seemed slim, yet it happened anyway. I continue to be awed by the power of the subconscious mind, and I thank you for enabling me to locate and cultivate further skills for tapping into this wonderful power."

-Dr. Gary Ahlskog, Psychologist
New York, NY
Director Randal Churchill, "The Teacher of the Teachers"™
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Clinical Hypnosis Certification
with Randal Churchill, "The Teacher of the Teachers"™ & Cheryl Canfield

    Serving the world with accelerated courses up to one month long
    Serving Northern California with classes meeting on weekend days

    Become a Certified Hypnotherapist - Career Training in Hypnotherapy
Various Diplomas, including for Clinical Hypnotherapy
Approved for Certification by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners

    • Professionals - Develop hypnosis skills to increase your effectiveness
Approved by various agencies, including for CEUs by the State Board of Behavioral Sciences and the Board of Registered Nursing

In-depth teaching of the most effective forms of hypnotherapy
including demonstrations and practice of:
Transpersonal Hypnosis
Transforming Therapy™
McGill MasterMind Hypnosis™
Clinical Guided Imagery
Advanced Ideomotor Methods
Emotional Clearing
Inner Child Processes
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Parts Therapy
Analytical Hypnotherapy
Ericksonian Techniques
Hypnotic Dreamwork™
Advanced Systematic Desensitization
Models of Transformative Regression
Plus the integration of many effective modalities into hypnosis, including :
Gestalt therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, intuition, rapid inductions, music... and much more!

Originality, Integrity, Leadership… Our World Leading Hypnotherapy School

Randal & a Student in class
Randal Churchill demonstrates uncovering work in
hypnotherapy with a volunteer in a Level 4 class.

Randal Churchill founded Hypnotherapy Training Institute, as one of the first licensed hypnotherapy schools in 1978. Many now consider HTI to be the world's leading hypnotherapy school, drawing many students each semester from throughout the United States and the world. The expanding success of our classes occurs because we are continually improving a well-organized, selectively eclectic, highly experiential program, taught by exceptionally skilled, creative, experienced instructors who care deeply about our students.

We have also been leaders in the field, developing new therapy and teaching methods, writing leading texts, frequently educating through the media about the benefits of hypnotherapy, and leading legislative battles to protect and strengthen our profession. Randal Churchill has provided visionary leadership as the first and subsequent President of the original Hypnotherapy Certification organization, the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, which has repeatedly raised its high certification standards.

Our personalized attention with each of our students goes a long ways. We appreciate the opportunity to assist our students to develop their abilities to achieve profound change in themselves and others. With our tradition of excellent student satisfaction and success (including through our teaching of innovative business and marketing strategies), we continue to strive to make our highly practical program even better.

Many hypnosis schools have been developed over the years. Many instructors have been trained by us. We invite you to come to a source of continual development of transformational therapy, which respects your experience, talent and creativity, and encourages the further blossoming of your healing capabilities.

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Forging New Directions in an Emerging Healing Field

Canfield with student

Cheryl Canfield leads a powerful hypnotherapy demonstration
in Level 3. This volunteer is coming out of her hypnotic state.

Including powerful live demonstrations, practice and group processes in an intimate, supportive setting, we teach safe and effective ways to do many forms of hypnotherapy in our highly practical courses. The integration of many modalities including Gestalt is also covered. Your skills are further developed by homework assignments which include outstanding texts (including award-winning cutting-edge texts designed for our program), many important class materials which are provided, and further practice. These fascinating courses are carefully designed to give you extensive training to either practice hypnosis as a career or integrate these skills within another profession in the health or counseling fields.

The supervised practice sessions are a vital part of our program. All participants practice hypnotic techniques with each other, beginning the first day of class. We encourage you to develop your own creative induction and therapy styles and to explore many facets of giving and experiencing hypnotherapy.

We do our utmost to create a safe environment for the option of powerful growth opportunities within the context of a well-organized training. On the way to becoming Certified Hypnotherapists, many of our students report dramatic improvements in their lives.

Every new season we update and develop our dynamic program, evolving along with our discoveries and insights and those of others in the field. We listen to our students, and continue to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our teaching methods.

Our commitment to teaching an eclectic array of methods is grounded in HTI instructors' many years of successful experience using many forms of hypnotherapy. We focus on the most important issues and modalities in substantial depth. Emphasizing comprehensive solutions to achieve lasting change, we work interactively with the whole person, clearing underlying causes of unwanted attitudes, emotions and behavior. And we teach how to tap into many forms of wisdom and healing capabilities of the subconscious. A combination of appropriate hypnotic methods over a series of sessions will usually yield the most profound, lasting results for your clients.

"…far exceeded my wildest expectations…"
   "Little did I know when I answered your ad that I had just set foot on a journey that would turn my life around forever. In my blind assumption that this was merely a fine school for the training of hypnotherapists, I found myself walking willingly into a safe and loving cocoon, formed by the spoken word, the warm embrace and the gentle spirit of both of you as well as the additional special teachers you brought in from time to time. In this place, I experienced and witnessed spiritual transformation and personal growth unparalleled in any other single event of my life. The depth and breadth of the wisdom and knowledge offered to your students far exceeded my wildest expectations and the deep bonding I accomplished with the class I will carry in my heart forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
-Catherine Hershon,
Certified Hypnotherapist,
Sausalito, CA

Uniquely Effective Teaching

"The best investment in time and money I've ever made", "a life changing and profoundly deep spiritual experience", "far exceeded my wildest expectations", "like a fairy-tale where miracles can be worked easily...". See our detailed graduate comments.

We all know from experience what a tremendous difference a very special teacher can make. Randal Churchill and Cheryl Canfield are dedicated to the highest quality education, continuing to use their vast skills and experience to teach nearly 90% of our courses. No one could copy the transformative live demonstrations and follow-up discussions given by these master teachers. HTI's other instructors have all mastered particular aspects of the field as well as providing wonderful teaching skills.

Obviously, as important as the number of classroom hours is the quality of time spent. While we provide additional exciting advanced classes beyond Level 4, we teach an extraordinary repertoire of skills for the hypnotherapy field in our first four levels (which don't have to be completed in one semester).

For further reasons besides exceptional teacher quality, we believe we teach more in less time than any school in the field. For example, Randal Churchill has written award-winning teaching texts designed for our comprehensive courses. We also provide a wealth of written materials added to each class level.

Also, instead of teaching 5 days in a row during accelerated classes, then taking each weekend off, we never teach more than 3 days at a time. Because of the concentration of fascinating material we cover each day, it's best by then to have a day outside of class to assimilate and do some homework. Homework includes study of books, notes and written materials, self-hypnosis explorations, and further practice sessions beyond the supervised practice in class. We couldn't possibly cover as much and you couldn't learn nearly as effectively if we met the traditional 5 straight days. These are just a few samples of how we cover an amazing amount of invaluable instruction so quickly.

Furthermore, we strongly believe the most effective way to further enhance your hypnotherapy skills after the highly focused month of our accelerated intensive is to start a practice. We've been honing our program, improving with each semester for over four decades, to provide the strongest preparation for the field. We offer further exciting training beyond the vast range of learning experienced in the first four levels, but you'll get far more value from our most advanced levels after starting to develop your experience and expertise in your practice.

The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners recognizes 200 hours of class instruction from a licensed school as the standard to become a Certified Hypnotherapist. There is also a level of Clinical Hypnotherapist for an additional 100 hours, which we are happy to provide for those who are interested further advanced training. But don't let anyone suggest that you should have 300 or more hours before starting a hypnotherapy practice. That is not the opinion of the A.C.H.E., which has always led the way in setting appropriately high standards in the field, nor the opinion of any national government nor any major certifying organization in the world.

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While hypnotherapy can be integrated into any counseling or health profession, the following graduate chose to quit chiropractic to become a hypnotherapist. Dennis had felt he couldn't wait for our accelerated program and began commuting 5,000 miles roundtrip from Wisconsin each weekend for several months!

"After 18 years of being a chiropractor and acupuncturist and asking "why," I came upon the answer. So much physical, mental and emotional distress is a result of chronic negative emotions, false beliefs and flawed premises. All of this results in physical "disease." Treating them with physical modalities may remove symptoms but rarely cures. Going to the origin, one's thoughts and emotions, can transform the individual and this is where true healing occurs. So I started my journey into the world of one's thoughts and emotions which led me to hypnotherapy.

"I received certification from another hypnosis organization, but I began looking for something more. Something was missing from the first program and I felt HTI's program would fill the missing pieces. Well, what a surprise - HTI not only filled the missing pieces but it gave me so much more - the best education that I ever received in healing oneself and others. I have now left chiropractic and acupuncture behind, and am living my dream as a hypnotherapist. I could write a small book with the teachings and experiences with HTI.... Randal, I so appreciate your teachings, experiences and your wisdom. HTI is a First Class Act taught by First Class People."

Dr. Dennis Plansky, D.C., L.Ac, CHt,
Green Bay, WI