Hypnotherapy - Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Online


Are you fascinated by the inner workings of the subconscious mind? Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) offers two levels of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy training –100-Hour Transpersonal Hypnotherapy program and 310-Hour Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner program. In a few short months, you could launch a new career that can improve people’s lives in many ways!

Hypnotherapy 100-Hour Program

SWIHA’s Hypnotherapy 100-Hour Online program includes Hypnotherapy Foundations Levels, I, II, and III. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate of training and may begin a private practice. Graduates are eligible for certification through the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH) or American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH).

Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner 310-Hour Program

The Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner 310-Hour Online program at SWIHA includes the full Hypnotherapy 100 Hour program with the addition of advanced techniques. Students study fears, phobias and addictions, past-life regression, script writing, subconscious intervention, dreams and metaphors, medical conditions, Life Coaching Foundations, and more. Finally, students receive training in entrepreneurial support and preparation for external certification through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE).

SWIHA’s amazing online courses feature dedicated instructor guidance, instructional videos, and discussion forums in which students can join from anywhere in the world.

You may be thinking, “How can Hypnotherapy be taught online?” With today’s technology, not only can the classroom be brought to you via the internet, but actual hypnotherapy sessions can be as well. Check out this video which demonstrates instructor and director Linda Bennett, performing a real-life non-staged Hypnotherapy session using webcams and headsets. The client is Dr. Luccia Rogers, a SWIHA Hypnotherapy graduates and practicing Hypnotherapist in her own right. For more information about Linda, please visit her website.

What Are the Benefits of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy?

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy is a proven, effective means for easing a wide variety of physical, emotional and psychological problems. Think of Hypnotherapy as a tool for bridging the gap between the body, mind and spirit. By using guided imagery and harnessing the power of the subconscious mind, powerful healing and transformation can take place. Some of the many reported benefits of Hypnotherapy include:

  • Reduce physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue
  • Control or overcome habits, addictions and cravings
  • Quit smoking, lose weight, stop nail biting
  • Deal with anger in a positive way
  • Build self-confidence
  • Improve attention, concentration and motivation
  • Attract healthier people and relationships
  • Realize life-long goals
  • Program the mind to think in a more positive light
  • Reduce and manage stress and anxiety
  • Treat panic attacks and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Relieve debilitating fears and phobias
  • And so much more…

“Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.”

Marianne Williamson

FAQ: Hypnotherapy Myths and Fears

Isn’t Hypnotherapy a form of mind control?

Not at all. Hypnotherapy is a proven therapeutic treatment, but for some people the word “hypnosis” carries many unjustified stigmas. The fact is, no one can be hypnotized against their will, therefore all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The client willingly allows relaxation and the hypnotic state to take place, and may choose to stop the session at any time of their own free will.

Can the Hypnotherapist make me do things I don’t want to do?

This is a common fear of many people unfamiliar with hypnosis in a therapeutic setting. People picture the popular stage hypnotist with an audience of people doing funny and even embarrassing things. Again, you are in control at all times. The therapist simply guides you through the session with your highest good at the forefront.

What if the therapist leaves me in a hypnotic state? Won't I be stuck like that forever?

No. The hypnotic state is completely natural, and you enter it several times a day without even realizing it. Even if the therapist were to walk out of the room during a session, one of two things would happen. 1) due to the relaxed nature of the therapy, you might fall asleep but would soon wake up without assistance; or 2) you would soon realize s/he was no longer talking, so would open your eyes and be awake.

What if I spill my innermost secrets during the session?

The therapist’s goal is to guide your mind on the path you wish to take, and it is not possible for you to say or do anything against your free will during a session. Many patients seek Hypnotherapy to purposely retrieve repressed or forgotten memories. While the subconscious mind may retrieve these memories, it is up to the client whether or not to vocalize these insights to the therapist.

What if I can’t be hypnotized?

At the very core of hypnosis is relaxation. The hypnotic state is very natural and can be likened to being on the verge of falling asleep, without actually going over the edge. No matter how much stress one may be experiencing in everyday life, we are all capable of relaxing deeply should we choose to do so. Typically all that is needed to induce hypnosis is to make the physical body comfortable, eliminate environmental distractions, and offer guided imagery that assists the mind in letting go.

Is Hypnotherapy considered valid by mainstream medicine?

Absolutely. In fact, Hypnotherapy is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an officially recognized therapeutic model for healing. Hypnotherapy is a highly respected, incredible healing art whose practitioners truly make a difference in the world.

What is the career outlook for Hypnotherapists?

More and more, people are beginning to look outside the realm of traditional medicine, steering toward the path of holistic health care. The average person today is suffering from one or more chronic physical diseases and/or emotional imbalances. People seeking solutions to these problems may find prescription drugs either ineffective, full of unpleasant side effects, or downright dangerous. Therefore, the demand for more holistic health care modalities and practitioners is on the rise. For many of our graduates, Hypnotherapy proves to be a rewarding and profitable career.

Why Choose SWIHA for Hypnotherapy Training?

Thanks to our very own award-winning Transpersonal Hypnotherapy teacher and director Linda Bennett, our training programs are second to none. SWIHA is state licensed and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) as a private college for holistic health care careers and continuing education. We are honored to be an award-winning college, one of the Top 50 Arizona Companies to Watch, a member of the Arizona Small Business Association since 2008, and awarded the Best School of the Year by the Arizona Private School Association in 2004, 2005 and 2007.

As a spirit-directed sanctuary, we have a passion for helping you follow your bliss and realize your dream! Our goal is to assist you in discovering your Gifts and Graces. We’re dedicated to helping you take your skills and talents out into the world in a loving and profitable way. Our Success Center offers graduates life-long assistance with job placement, entrepreneurial and career coaching, resume writing and more. In addition, you will be listed alongside our other Hypnotherapy graduates on Great Graduates.

Experience the Power of Hypnotherapy Today!

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for what Hypnotherapy can do is to experience a session yourself. To select and book a session with one of our alumni, please visit GreatTherapists.com.

If you would like to schedule with a student in training as a community volunteer at no cost, please contact us at 480.994.9244 or toll-free at 888.504.9106 to be notified of upcoming opportunities.

Need Financial Assistance?

Since SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education, students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid  in the form of Pell grants and student loans.

We also offer a 10% concession on tuition* for all programs paid with cash in full at the time of enrollment.
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
* Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.

For more information, give us a call at 480.994.9244 or toll-free at 888.504.9106.
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