HYPNOSIS PRACTITIONER & HYPNOTHERAPY GUIDE (CPD ACCREDITED) Beginner to Advanced. Become a Hypnosis Practitioner or Open a Hypnotherapy Practice | taught by Flavio Balerini Ph.D.

Students who complete this Hypnosis Practitioner Training Program will receive a 15 CPD/CEU Credits diploma (free!) and an official Hypnosis Practitioner badge. This program also serves as a foundational training for students who are interested in becoming a certified hypnotherapist. (*CPD/CEU credits are accredited by internationally recognized Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency (Provider No: 50134).)


This course is taught by 3 instructors with expertise in psychology, hypnotherapy and life coaching. Dr. Flavio Balerini has been a full-time hypnotherapist for 23 years.

Our courses have been taken by over 100,000 happy students from 191 countries.

We have a thriving community in the course and we are actively involved and answer questions within 24h.


Do you want to help people break through the limiting unconscious beliefs and old patterns that are holding them back from reaching their potential?

Would you love to help your clients master the power of their minds, rewire their brain and achieve their dreams?

Become a life coach and hypnosis practitioner or hypnotherapist!

Hypnosis and life coaching are powerful tool for creating rapid transformation by healing and rewiring faulty programming at the deepest level of the unconscious or subconscious mind. Hypnosis help you get to the root of the problem quickly so that you client can focus on creating the life that they want and deserve.

This course is a thorough hypnosis practitioner training program that is taught by one of the leader and a pioneer in the hypnotherapy field with 23 years of experience.

You can use the foundational hypnosis and coaching processes you learn in this course to add value to your life coaching, NLP, counseling or other professional practice, or learn how to continue your education and earn a certification as a practicing hypnotherapist.

You will develop foundational skills as a hypnosis practitioner and life coach,including powerful hypnosis tools to address common concerns and help clients in a number of way such as:

  • Smoking cessation

  • Weight management

  • Banishing limiting beliefs and negative thinking

  • Stopping unwanted patterns and habits

  • Overcoming a fear

  • Increasing motivation and productivity

  • Breaking negative relationship patterns

  • Handling stress and managing problematic thoughts and emotions

  • Getting UNSTUCK by gaining clarity of their desires, goals, and necessary action

  • Developing confidence and take back control of their lives

  • Improving their ability to meditate

Keep in mind that this is just a limited list of what these hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and life coaching tools can do to help your clients transform their life.

In this hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and life coach training course, you will develop an in-depth understanding of how the mind works and how subconscious beliefs can be reprogrammed.

You will learn:

  • How to guide people into a hypnotic state

  • How to use the power of suggestion to positively influence clients' beliefs and behaviors

  • Strategies for starting a professional hypnotherapy practice

  • How to integrate hypnotherapy techniques in your existing life coaching, NLP or counseling practice

  • How to take your education to the next level and become a hypnotherapist

Regardless of how you use what you learn in this course, you will walk away with powerful, important life skills, including:

  • Effective communication

  • Deep listening

  • Developing trust and rapport

  • A profound understanding of the human mind

While this is a complete academic course that will provide hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and life coach training from beginner to advanced,it is presented in a very practical way that doesn’t require memorizing meaningless information, and instead approaches the material in a way that allows students to connect to it in an intuitive way. It is engaging and fun and is presented in a manner that resembles an actual hypnotherapy session, allowing you to learn through experience.



This course is taught by 3 instructors with expertise in psychology, hypnotherapy and life coaching.

Check out the PODCAST EPISODE where Joeel & Natalie interview Flavio! Learn more about Flavio's entrepreneurial journey and the power of the mind! (CLICK HERE)

Instructor Dr. Flavio Balerini is the founder of the Hypnotherapy and Counseling Center in Miami, Florida. Flavio has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and has been a full-time hypnotherapist since 1996. He has conducted more than 31,000 actual hypnotherapy sessions and personally trained thousands of hypnotherapists. This course contains the same material he teaches at his school, but for thousands of dollars less.

Instructors Joeel & Natalie Riverahave over a decade in the life coaching field. The have a background in social services, psychology, education and as entrepreneurs. Joeel has a Masters’ in Counseling and is completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Psychology, with a focus on happiness. They have over 100,000 students from 191 countries.

While Flavio is the primary instructor in this program, teaching hypnosis tools and techniques, Joeel and Natalie will present powerful communication and life coaching tools and processes to help you become a well-rounded practitioner, whether your goal is to become a hypnotherapist, a hypnotherapy coach or to integrate what you learn into your existing practice.

Course Syllabus

  • 1

    Introduction: Welcome to the Essence of Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis

    • Welcome and Introduction - Hypnosis Practitioner

    • My Journey into Hypnotherapy and What to Expect in This Course

    • What is Hypnotherapy?

    • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics

    • IMPORTANT: Hypnotherapy vs Therapy vs Life Coaching, Disclaimer & Code-of-Ethics

    • Code-of-Ethics_Coaching

    • Code of Ethics_AAPH_USA

    • Code of Ethics_NHS_UK

    • State Regulations

    • All Course Documents in One Handy Place

    • Join the Course Discussion!

  • 2

    IMPORTANT Agreement, Disclaimer & Rules

    • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics (By Continuing This Course You Agree to These Terms)

    • Requirements for Earning Certification (NO SKIPPING VIDEOS)

  • 3

    Hypnotic Pre-Induction 1: Developing Rapport and Overcoming Objections

    • First Steps, Pre-Induction and Definitions

    • The Importance of Pre-Induction

    • The Purpose of Pre-Induction

    • The Importance of Rapport

    • Rapport-Building Skills

    • Mastering Rapport with NLP, Part (I)

    • Mastering Rapport with NLP, Part (II)

    • Creating Positive Expectations, Part (I)

    • Creating Positive Expectation, Part (II)

    • Eliminating Objections, Part (I)

    • Eliminating Objections, Part (II)

    • Eliminating Objections, Part (III)

    • The "Hypnotic Contract"

  • 4

    Hypnotic Pre-Induction 2: Communication, Listening and Questioning Skills

    • The Way to the Pre-Induction (Eye Lock)

    • About Dialogue in Hypnotherapy

    • Dialogue & The Higher Truth

    • Mastering the Art of Listening

    • Active Listening

    • Paraphrasing/Reflective Listening

    • Empathetic Listening

    • Probing Questions

    • Helpful Coaching Questions

    • Mastering Dialogue

  • 5

    The Mind Model and the Unconscious

    • The Mind Model

    • The Existence of the Mind

    • The Levels of the Mind

    • Mastering Mind Concepts

    • The Conscious and Unconscious Mind

  • 6

    Hypnotic Inductions (Getting You Client into a Deep Hypnotic State)

    • Introduction to Hypnotic Inductions

    • How to Do the Induction

    • Hypnotic Suggestions

    • Progressive Relaxation

    • Types of Inductions

    • Depth of Trance

    • Deepening Techniques

    • Testing the Depth of Trance

    • Exductions - The Hypnotic Perspective

    • Exductions - The Therapeutic Perspective

  • 7

    Suggestive Hypnotherapy

    • Suggestions

    • Offering Hypnotic Suggestions

    • The Laws of Suggestions

    • The Content of Suggestions

    • Mastering Suggestions

    • Some Suggestions About Suggestions

    • The Nomenclature of Suggestions

  • 8

    Philosophy & the Origin of Suffering

    • The Origin of Suffering

    • Duality - The Physical and the Mental

    • Understanding Human Suffering

    • Suffering and Human Problems

    • Resentment and Victimization

    • Recapitulation - A Short Summary

  • 9

    Weight Loss/Management

    • Introduction to Weight Loss/Management

    • The Law of Image Matching

    • Weight Loss Hypnotic Technique

    • Final Notes on Weight Loss or Management Issues

  • 10

    Smoking Cessation

    • Introduction to Smoking Cessation

    • Smoking Cessation Techniques (I)

    • Smoking Cessation Techniques (II)

    • Smoking Cessation Techniques (III)

    • Smoking Cessation Techniques (IV)

  • 11

    Helping Clients with Meditation and Self-Hypnosis

    • Self Hypnosis & Meditation (I)

    • Self Hypnosis & Meditation (II)

  • 12

    Course Review

    • FinalReview

    • FinalReview2

  • 13

    Final Course Assessment

    • Final Exam (I)

    • Final Exam (II)

    • The Written Test

  • 14

    Building Your Professional Practice

    • Getting Started with Your Practice

    • The (Unexpected) Value of a Brochure

    • The Importance of a Telephone

    • Your Appointment Book (or App)

    • Where to Meet with Your Clients

    • Before the First Session

    • Charging for Your Services

    • Structuring a Life Coaching Program

  • 15

    Setting Goals with Your Clients

    • Wheel of Life Activity

    • Setting Meaningful Goals

    • Creating an Action Plan

  • 16

    Special Considerations and Challenges

    • The Myth of Non Emergence (People Do NOT Get "Stuck" in a Hypnotic State)

    • The Argumentative Client

    • The Claim that Hypnotherapy Does Not Work

    • Working with Medical Conditions

    • Addressing Your Biases

  • 17

    BONUSES! CPD Credits, Meditation/Guided Hypnosis and Additional Resources

    • BONUS: Meditation/Guided Hypnosis for a Better Life Through Forgiveness

    • Learn How to Take Your Hypnosis Training Further


Master Hypnotherapist & Professor

Flavio Balerini, Ph.D.

Dr. Flavio Ballerini is the founder of the Hypnotherapy and Counseling Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Ballerini studied engineering and philosophy at Florida International University. His Ph.D. in biomedical engineering delved into the etiology of degenerative diseases and the relationship between medical paradigms and health care provision. He started practicing hypnotherapy in 1996, established the Miami chapter of IACT in 1998 and was awarded the IACT Humanitarian award in 2000. Flavio practices hypnotherapy full time, teaches basic through advanced hypnotherapy, metaphysics and philosophy classes on a daily basis as well as online courses & webinars, is a frequent guest on local radio and TV programs, and directly trained over three thousand hypnotherapists.