Degrees & Classes

Degrees & Classes

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Certificate

Here’s a program to consider if you enjoy helping people and like variety in your career. BTC’s Hypnotherapy program will lead you to a rewarding career as a hypnotherapist, using hypnosis techniques to support clients with pain management, behavior modification, and other concerns.

You’ll learn valuable skills to use in your own private practice, or in a variety of healthcare settings, working with doctors, dentists, nurses, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Employment Information


$55,349 starting annual wage

$63,669 average annual wage

$82,930 potential annual wage

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Jobs & Employment

BTC’s Hypnotherapy program will lead you to a rewarding career as a hypnotherapist, using hypnosis techniques to support clients with pain management, behavior modification, and other concerns.

The average annual wage in this field is $63,669, with an earning potential of about $82,930 per year.*

Potential Positions

Hypnotherapists work in a variety of healthcare settings. Many are practicing doctors, dentists, nurses, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are already established in their primary profession. Other hypnotherapists work in private offices conducting hypnotherapy.

Courses

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Courses are from the 2020-21 Catalog

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

  • Quarter 1
  • HYPN 101Basic Hypnosis - Learning for Healthcare Field5 credits

    A course which teaches basic hypnosis/self-hypnosis, and is the first in a 3-part series. It may be learned for personal growth, as well as a pre-requisite for the study of professional hypnotherapy. It is approved by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, the National Society of clinical Hypnotherapists, as well as other professional hypnosis associations.


    Future Offerings
    9/28-12/17Online ENGHOLM JOpenings: 10
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  • Quarter 2
  • HYPN 102Intermediate Hypnotherapy for Healthcare Field5 credits

    This course is the second in a 3-part series that is designed to teach the serious student of hypnosis how to apply hypnotherapy techniques for motivation and goal achievement.

    Prerequisite:
    HYPN 101

    Future Offerings
    1/5-3/25T 6:00p-9:00pENGHOLM JOpenings: 12
  • Quarter 3
  • HYPN 103Advanced Hypnotherapy Techniques5 credits

    This course is the third in a 3-part series for the serious student wishing to use hypnotherapy as a career, or to supplement an existing healthcare field and practice. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to apply to become a registered Hypnotherapist with Washington State through the Department of Health.

    Prerequisite:
    HYPN 101 and HYPN 102

    Future Offerings
    4/6-6/22T 6:00p-9:00pENGHOLM JOpenings: 12
  • Quarter 4
  • The follow course is optional and open to program graduates

  • HYPN 104Preparing for a Hypnotherapy Practice2 credits

    This course will provide additional hands on experience through supervised practices for students who have received the BTC Hypnotherapy program certificate and will assist the hypnotherapist in gaining confidence and preparing for their new practice. Topics include: how to schedule sessions so therapists benefit as well as their clients; how to employ multiple sessions and techniques with one client to ensure success; record keeping; and marketing techniques. Under supervision, students will work individually on clients with follow-up needs.

    Prerequisite:
    HYPN 101, 102, and 103
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

Entry Information

Check out the information below to learn how you can get started!

When Can I Start?


  • This program starts in the fall quarter.
  • Courses must be taken in sequence.

What Are The Minimum Entry Requirements?



Pre-Program Course Requirements


  • It is recommended that students have good basic academic skills.

Program Application/Forms


  • Students are encouraged to submit an admissions application but may enroll winter quarter without program application or admission. Courses are held one evening per week plus one Saturday per quarter.

What Are My Next Steps?


  1. Apply to BTC

Program Outcomes

  • Program graduates will apply legal and ethical issues of healthcare workers and use hypnosis techniques in a professional setting for the purpose of pain management, behavior modification, and many other psychological and social concerns clients may have.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to become a registered Hypnotherapist with Washington State through the Department of Health (DOH).

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Laura Doss

Area of Instruction


Student Services

Contact Info


360-752-8548
ldoss@btc.edu
College Services (CS) - Room 105

 

Office Hours


Usual office hours are:

    Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 
 

Background


Profile
Laura Doss has been at BTC for 10 years in the roles of Academic & Career Advisor, Student Navigator, Instructor, Completion Coach and now College Nav...

    • Laura Doss has been at BTC for 10 years in the roles of Academic & Career Advisor, Student Navigator, Instructor, Completion Coach and now College Navigator for the Allied Health Programs. Laura earned her Bachelor of Science while serving in the US Army and stationed in Germany and her Master of Education while stationed at Fort Sill, OK. Her initial education and training was in the mental health field before moving into education. Outside of work, Laura likes to spend time with her four kids, walking the trails, cuddling with her tiny dog and reading a ton of books!


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Jami Engholm

Area of Instruction


Hypnotherapy

Contact Info


N/A
jengholm@btc.edu
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Background


Profile
Jami developed the Hypnotherapy certificate program at BTC and has taught in the program since 1998. She graduated from the Charles Tebbetts Institut...

    • Jami developed the Hypnotherapy certificate program at BTC and has taught in the program since 1998. She graduated from the Charles Tebbetts Institute of Hypnosis in Edmonds WA in 1989. She then became certified as a Hypnotherapy instructor in 1997 and began teaching the Hypnotherapy coursework at BTC that same year. Jami notes that BTC has trained hundreds of hypnotherapists since the program started--which has been a dream come true for her. Jami states that "Hypnosis is one of the most simple, effective tools to help people with habits, symptoms or behaviors. Everyone has their own answers inside them, hypnosis guides them to access the subconscious mind and provide logic from the conscious mind."