Positively impact people’s lives with the use of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to support people in making needed life changes. Hypnosis induces a deeply relaxed state of inner concentration and focused attention, nurturing decisions from a state of awareness and clarity, in the safety and comfort of a hypnotherapy session. Hypnosis is also well documented as a way to help relieve pain and anxiety, as well as for smoking cessation and weight release.
Self-hypnosis is a self-empowerment skill used for reducing chronic pain, improving sleep, and/or alleviating some symptoms of anxiety or depression.
SWIHA offers two Hypnotherapy programs: A 100-hour Certificate of Excellence and a Advanced Professional Hypnotherapy Certificate. The 100-hour certificate is designed for personal enrichment and self-empowerment, as well as for gaining additional skills needed to fortify or enrich current Holistic Healthcare Practitioners’ professional practices.
Upon completion, our 100-hour certificate qualifies students for American Board of Hypnotherapists (ABH) membership or National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy (NATH) membership.
Our Advanced Professional Hypnotherapy Certificate is a vocational-focused program designed for those who have successfully completed the 100-hour Certificate in Hypnotherapy and wish to deepen their skills and launch a professional practice. Students completing this program are eligible to take the certification processes for the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) and for the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE). (The ACHE is only offered to the On Campus students).
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Certificate of Excellence:
Online or On-campus
Hypnotherapy 100 Hours
Online or On-campus
Advanced Professional Hypnotherapy 350 Hours
Meet Our Educator:
Our hypnotherapy curriculum is taught by our Program Director, Linda Bennett.
Linda is Senior Curriculum Specialist and the Hypnotherapy Program Director for both our On Campus and Online Hypnotherapy Programs at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Linda is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Board Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor and Certifying Examiner as well as a Certified Life Coach. She has almost 30 years of experience in the fields of Higher Education Development and Corporate Training. Linda’s passion is making learning a comprehensive and fun experience that is engaging to all students, whatever their learning style. She has received the following awards:
- 2023 – IMDHA Life Fellow in Hypnotherapy for contributions in the field of Hypnotherapy.
- 2022 – NATH Life Time Achievement Award.
- 2022 & 2017 – IMDHA Chapter of the year award.
- 2014 – International Medical & Dental Hypnosis Association Educator of the Year.
- 2011 – National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists Outstanding Clinic Contribution Award.
- 2005-2006 – Outstanding Creativity in the Classroom by the Arizona Private Schools Association.
NOTE: Certificates of Excellence are areas of concentration designed to take as CEU’s or to be taken within a diploma or degree program; they will not prepare you for gainful employment if taken independently. Only vocational programs of 600 hours or more are eligible for Federal Financial Aid.