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​Hypnosis Q&A

1. Question: I refer to different websites and find that there are many different certifications. How should I choose the right course?

answer︰When choosing a hypnosis course, you should not decide whether to enroll in the course based on the number of certificates, but you should choose the course that suits you based on the recognition of the course.Generally recognized institutions come from the United States, such as: 220-hour certified IMDHA International Dental and Medical Association, 200-hour MASTER HYPNOTHERAPY certified PBH Canadian Hypnotist Association, 120-hour certified NGH Society, etc. Some certificates without accreditation are issued by the center, such as: some unknown Asian Hypnosis Association, China Hypnosis Association, Hypnosis Examination Board and so on. Learners can judge the authenticity by themselves.

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Teaching objectives of the centerIt is hoped that students not only fully understand the authenticity and knowledge of hypnosis, but also really understand and apply hypnosis, and become professional hypnotists.

2. Question: When was the Professional Psychotherapy (Hong Kong) Center established? Will it be an intermediary organization?

Answer: our centerFounded in 2013 by a group of social workers, art therapists, psychologists, doctoral supervisors, etc., has been rooted in Hong Kong and Kowloon, and our main teaching place is Sunlian Building next to Hang Seng Bank in Central. Before the establishment of the Professional Psychotherapy (Hong Kong) Center, we have held many lectures in different universities, such as: Hong Kong University, City University, etc., and also held many lectures in different NGOs, primary and secondary schools, etc., to promote the popularization of hypnosis education .


In order to protect the privacy of the students, all the photos in the center do not allow the students to show their faces, and the published photos will be published after consultation with the students.

3. Question: Why do many organizations charge for several sessions or the entire counseling session, claiming immediate results, while you charge per session?

Answer: Many hypnosis institutions or centers advertise a one-time fee. Our center has never paid a one-off fee for psychological counseling, because the client may feel that hypnosis is not effective for his case. If the one-off payment cannot be refunded, the client can only "force" hypnosis, which may not be effective.Therefore, all the counseling in our center is charged per session, there is no one-time fee, and there are no other hidden fees. If hypnosis is not suitable, other methods can also be tried.


4. Question: What is a professional? Hypnosis is divided into professional and non-professional? Isn't it just a certificate?


Answer: In the process of learning hypnosis, teachers are a very important factor. In some courses, the qualifications of the instructors who teach are uneven, which leads to the students or fail to realize the authenticity of hypnosis. Some courses may be mainly based on stage hypnosis, and some courses may only be paid to obtain a certificate.But hypnotherapy is a kind of counseling technique, and it also needs some correct counseling techniques to carry out some in-depth and effective psychological treatments. In addition to emphasizing theory, the center pays more attention to practice. If the students do not understand hypnosis during the process, the center has a one-year free review course and irregular free graduate workshops to encourage students to learn for life.All the instructors in the center have a background in counseling and have been engaged in related work for many years, ensuring that students can learn and understand hypnosis in a simple way, and can further understand the professionalism of hypnosis.

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In order to protect the privacy of the students, all the photos in the center do not allow the students to show their faces, and the published photos will be published after consultation with the students.

5. Question: What are the special features of the courses offered by the center? Why choose you?

answer︰The center is a registered and licensed center of different foreign certification agencies. It has trained many hypnosis professionals for many years, such as: doctors, nurses, Chinese medicine practitioners, social workers, psychologists, Hong Kong representative teams, athletes, engineers, etc. Many students graduated Later also engaged in related industries.At present, the original 1998 hypnosis teaching materials may still be used in the market, but the time is long, and many theories are out of date. The center regularly updates and improves the teaching materials. In addition to the original teaching materials, the tutors also recompile the teaching materials, so as to make the teaching materials practical and close to the actual social needs. In addition to a comprehensive understanding of the correct knowledge of hypnosis, studentsThe instructor will also teach NLP, MINDFULNESS, life awareness, meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy and other methods in the course, in order to let students understand hypnosis comprehensively and deeply. The center is also the first institution to provide 70 hours of online review courses. In conjunction with online learning, the center also provides private courses for students to choose the mode of further study. Students can review courses and participate in different workshops anytime and anywhere, so as to equip themselves at all times and understand hypnosis comprehensively and effectively.

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6. Question: How will your 120 hours be allocated? There are only 6 days of classes on the website, and there is no specific class time for the other 2 days. Why are there not enough hours? If each class is only 9 hours, how to complete the remaining hours?

A: This course has physical and online learning components. Because different students have their own jobs, some classes cannot be attended. Therefore, in addition to physical classes, the center also has 70 hours of online classes, so that students can review and learn new things at any time.In addition to the four compulsory classes, students can also choose the number of hours and methods of class according to their own needs. If you are on leave due to business, you can also make up the class. We accept unlimited make-up within one year, and there is also a graduation group after graduation, where you can learn for life.

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7. Q: Do you only have classes on Sunday? Is there any other time?

answer︰For the time being, all classes are held on Sundays. Except for online courses, online courses are all recorded, but we believe that hypnosis is not a one-way course, and you can’t just learn from the Internet, so students who take online courses will also have Participation is required for 2-day face-to-face courses.


8. Question: Is there an additional fee for applying for a certificate after graduation? About how much?

answer︰All hypnosis societies charge an annual fee,The one-year membership fee for a registered hypnotist in the first year is about 1400-1600 yuan, based on the current US dollar exchange rate.

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In order to protect the privacy of the students, all the photos in the center do not allow the students to show their faces, and the published photos will be published after consultation with the students.

9. Question: What are the learning paths in the center?

Answer: When students complete the first stage of the University of Clinical Health Science, ABH X NGH double certificate courses,Then you can take our hypnosis deepening IMDHA course, and then enroll in our tutor course to create your own hypnosis career. Mentors are also happy to provide advice to support qualified students.


10. Question: Why don't you make some short videos and videos to promote the Internet?

Answer: Hypnosis is not an exaggerated technique, nor is it a show. It cannot control others or force them to do things they don't want to do. Hypnosis is not a kind of commercial behavior, so it should not be exaggerated. The center has been interviewed by different media, such as: 100 Mao, Ming Pao, Economic Daily, Sing Tao Daily and so on. The center has also published different hypnosis books and teaching materials, such as: "Hypnotist's Notes", "The World of Hypnotists: Hypnosis. Lenovo. Different Dimensions", "The Hypnotist's Secret Technique-Love Heart Method", etc. Readers can find the footprints of the Center in different libraries and bookstores. We do not shoot any short videos, and all published photos are covered with patterns. It is not that we "see people without faces", but that we hope to protect the privacy of every student and client. Deliberately taking some photos or simulating some short films and shooting them has been distorted, and it is not really hypnotic. The center believes that no one wants to expose or present their inner thoughts under the "camera" or in the eyes of others, which is why the center does not shoot short videos or deliberately take different "big photos" of tutors to attract students. The centerHope to show the real face of hypnosis to the public. The center has always regarded hypnosis as a serious psychological counseling technique.

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11. Why do many courses or hypnotists claim to be clinical hypnotists, but you don't? Are your courses not "clinical"?

【The Myth of "Clinical Hypnotist"】

Recently, our center has received many inquiries from students why there is no "clinical hypnotist" course. Our center will give a brief answer to this article. If there are any mistakes or omissions, please let me know. Nine out of ten "hypnosis instructors" in Hong Kong are all named "clinical hypnotist". Our center tries to make the following definition. There is currently no regulation of clinical hypnosis practice in Hong Kong.In theory, it is not illegal for anyone to call himself a clinical hypnotist, but it is misleading.

According to the definition of "The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis", the authoritative American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, clinical hypnosis has the following standards:
1) Understanding, and application of hypnosis in health care; 
2) To encourage research and scientific publication in the field of hypnosis; 
3) To promote the further recognition and acceptance of hypnosis as an important tool in clinical health care and focus for scientific research;
4) To cooperate with other professional societies that share mutual goals, ethics and interests; and to provide a professional community for those clinicians and researchers who use hypnosis in their work.

Source citation: The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis is the largest US organization for health and mental health care professionals using clinical hypnosis. Founded by Milton H. Erickson, MD in 1957.
As for the definition of "clinical hypnotist", there are the following key points:
Definition of “clinical hypnotherapist”:
1) Licensed and trained doctors or masters 
2) To encourage research and scientific publication in the field of hypnosis 
3) Aspects of the persons physiological and neurological functions
First, "clinical hypnotists" are licensed doctors and professionals related to the counseling industry; second, "clinical hypnotists" have research capabilities; third, their research is related to the physiological and nervous systems.
In Hong Kong, the term "clinical" is only applied to "clinical psychologists", scientists and doctors who are engaged in medical evidence, but there are few "clinical hypnotists", and "clinical psychologists" have very high requirements. It is generous. To become a practicing "clinical psychologist" in Hong Kong, you must have the following qualifications, and only clinical psychologists recognized by the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) can engage in clinical psychology-related work in the government.
The Registration Committee of the Hong Kong Psychological Society was established in May 1994. The Register of Registered Psychologists in Hong Kong contains the names of members with professional qualifications recognized by your association and descriptions of their specialties. Registered psychologists must be members of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and are bound by the Society's Code of Practice. The qualifications for registration as a psychologist are as follows:
1) Must be a member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society (except honorary fellows);
2) Possess an advanced degree in psychology (master or doctorate) recognized by the Hong Kong Psychological Society;
3) After obtaining the recognized degree qualification, they must have at least one year of professional work experience in psychology recognized by the Society.
"Clinical psychology" is not a medical field, so any doctor will not be a "clinical psychologist" unless he has also completed a recognized specialist course in clinical psychology at the master's level or above. This information is quoted from the definition of "clinical psychologist" by the Hong Kong Psychological Society, which clearly states that to become a "clinical psychologist", one must have a master's degree in clinical psychology or above to be registered.
In Hong Kong, only the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong offer relevant courses, and they only accept about 20 people each year (you can refer to the clinical psychology admission websites of each university). Secondly, these two institutions do not enroll students every year, that is, there are less than 40 clinical psychologists produced a year, or even none. May I ask why there are so many "clinical hypnotists"? Where are they studying?
Our center reiterates: In Hong Kong, most hypnosis instructors do not have relevant "clinical" qualifications, and even do not even have a counseling degree. The situation is just like an idiom. Dong Shi only knew Xi Shi's beauty, but he didn't know why she was beautiful, so he imitated her at will, and the result was self-defeating. A person who reads a lot of medical journals would never call himself a doctor, an eloquent person would not call himself a lawyer, and a person who had a lot of knowledge about hypnosis would not call himself a doctor."Clinical hypnotist", that's why there is no clinical hypnotist in our center.

12. 問︰讀畢催眠課程可否進行治療與教人?

答︰坊間對於催眠師的執業並無既定標準,因為催眠治療師都屬於私人執業性質。值得注意的是修讀課程後,可獲得國際認證註冊催眠治療師證書,但不代表可立即「治療」人。作為一個專業輔導員如 : 社工,他們需就讀至少二年全職的碩士課程或四年的高等教育才可畢業,取得社工牌照,並由社工註冊局頒發。此課程可作為一個輔導入門或掌握催眠的課程。不少學員可以此證書作為個人履歷,如︰一般的老師會認識教育手法,但未必認識輔導手法,此課程可全面提升他們對輔導的認識;此外,有些從事輔導行業或心理學相關學科的學員,在取得證書後,開展與本科學歷相關的事業。

13. 問︰催眠師有甚麼專業資格?


14. 問︰催眠師的出路?收入水平? 副業?


15. 問︰催眠師的進修階段?不同時數規定?


  • 培訓 🡪 導師課程 (連實際教學實習及時數)

  • 深化 🡪 220 小時 (連實習時數)

  • 高 🡪 120 小時 (連課後實習)

  • 中🡪 42 小時(連課後實習)

  • 低🡪 6 小時  (獨有,催眠初班,讓學員簡易扼要地全面認識催眠)

16. 問︰是否每人也適合接受催眠?

答︰催眠只是芸芸輔導手法其中一種。據《 Trancework : An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis》 一書研究,坊間現有多於 400多種輔導手法,而催眠治療是一套有系統的個人探索及問題解決方案,透過深度探索案主的潛意識,從中了解案主問題的根源,從而與案主共同制定有效的解決方案去達致案主想要的效果,長期和足夠深度(6級深度)的催眠治療亦可以在案主同意下改變潛意識去解決問題或尋找問題的根源。至於在對象方面,事實上並非每個人也適合使用催眠作治療。


1) 具有一定催眠敏感度(測試)的人士,如沒想像力與對催眠抗拒,不能接受催眠。
2) 接受過諮商輔導或藥物治療等方式仍無法獲得幫助的個案。
3) 對於傳統心理治療有抗拒之個案,可嘗試催眠治療。
4) 經心理醫生建議及轉介之個案,可嘗試催眠治療。


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