Hypnotherapists use hypnotism to help clients achieve positive changes in their lives.

What does a hypnotherapist do?

Hypnotherapists use hypnotism to help clients deal with trauma, break addictions or achieve other positive changes in their lives. You’ll be working with a variety of clients, so excellent communication skills are a must. Most hypnotherapists work for are self-employed, so you’ll need good business skills.

What do I need to do to become a hypnotherapist?

While there are no essential qualifications to become a hypnotherapist, taking a qualification which is approved by either the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the National Hypnotherapy Society or the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) is highly desirable.

Related skills

  • Business management
  • Communication
  • Customer service
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Patience

Related subjects

  • Business studies
  • English
  • Religious studies

Desirable qualifications

  • NCH, National Hypnotherapy Society, or GHSC approved course

Where to find out more

Where could I be working?

You will be working indoors, and could be self-employed or working for a small company.

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