Director Randal Churchill, "The Teacher of the Teachers"™
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Accelerated Certification Classes for the Whole World
This page is for those of you who live far away from where our classes are held. Click here if you live in northern California.
Our accelerated classes, such as the full program that completed on March 30, are designed for persons like you who live in other areas. The format is 50 hours of instruction per week. People come to our accelerated intensives each semester from many states and countries.
Our next accelerated program beginning August 3 is most of the way full and filling fast. See our Class Schedule for specific dates and details. If you are interested in this program, we recommend you make your reservation soon to guarantee your place. Our accelerated classes can fill far in advance, and we have had to turn away many prospective students from full courses.
You are welcome to take just a portion of any available program, so you can join even if you can just fit the first one or two levels into your schedule. Your options include to use our secure sign-up page, or mail, call or email your reservation. Note that there is no sales tax on tuition in California.
See Hypnosis Certification Courses for details about our programs.
A leading licensed hypnotherapy school for since 1978, we have taught thousands of graduates from over 45 countries including many leaders in the field. We are continuing to break new ground with innovative teaching and therapy methods.
HTI has all major approvals, including eligibility for internationally recognized Certification by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, the original and largest Hypnotherapy Certification agency with 9500 members.
An aspect of his outstanding leadership in the field, HTI founder and lead instructor Randal Churchill was the first A.C.H.E. President and completed his most recent term in 2012. He is the author of leading books in the field.
Our other primary instructor, Cheryl Canfield, is author of the award-winning book Profound Healing, receiving rave reviews from Wayne Dyer, Caroline Myss, Joseph Chilton Pierce and Gerald Jampolsky.
San Francisco is one of the easiest cities in the world to fly to. With three international Bay Area airports, it's the most popular tourist destination of any city in the USA. Our classes have been established for 25 years at the Corte Madera Inn, which has a lush five-acre resort-like setting and plenty of free parking. We are a 10-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge and have good access by bus from the airports and other Bay Area locations.
You can choose among accommodations that are an easy walk to class, and be sure to review our reasonable accommodations ideas. We are near many popular tourist destinations besides fabulous SF, including National Parks, beautiful beaches, giant redwoods, and the Napa wine country.
Please explore this comprehensive website, and do call or email us if you have any questions; we would enjoy hearing from you. You can reach us at our toll-free phone number, 800-256-6448, which is valid within the US, Canada and Caribbean countries. Outside those areas, call 707-579-9023. We invite you to bookmark our website, which is updated several times a month.
Whether you are seeking hypnotherapy training for a career, as an adjunct to a therapeutic specialty, or for personal growth or research, or whether you are a hypnotherapist seeking to deepen your mastery of the field, we hope you can participate in the priceless learning and growth experience of HTI!
Uniquely Effective Teaching
"The best investment in time and money I've ever made!", "...a life changing and profoundly deep spiritual experience!", "...far exceeded my wildest expectations...", "...like a fairy-tale where miracles can be worked easily...". See our detailed graduate comments.
We all know what a tremendous difference a very special teacher can make. Randal Churchill and Cheryl Canfield are dedicated to the highest quality education, continuing to use their vast skills and experience to teach 90% of our highly experiential courses. No one could copy the transfomative live demonstrations and follow-up discussions given by these master teachers. HTI's other instructors have all mastered particular aspects of the field as well as providing wonderful teaching skills.
Obviously, as important as the number of classroom hours is the quality of time spent. We prepare our students for the hypnotherapy field with an extraordinary repertoire of skills in these 200 hours of very concentrated courses. Emphasizing comprehensive solutions to achieve lasting change, we teach working interactively with the whole person, clearing underlying causes of unwanted attitudes, emotions and behavior.
For further reasons besides exceptional teacher quality, we believe we teach more in less time than any school in the field.
For example, Randal Churchill has written award-winning teaching texts designed for our comprehensive courses. We also provide a wealth of written materials added to each level.
Also, instead of teaching 5 days in a row and taking weekends off, we never teach more than 3 days at a time. Because of the concentration of fascinating material we cover each day, it's best by then to have a day outside of class to assimilate and do some experiential and reading homework. We couldn't possibly cover as much and you couldn't learn nearly as effectively if we met the traditional five straight days. These are just samples of how we cover an amazing amount of invaluable instruction so quickly.
Furthermore, we strongly believe the most effective way to further enhance your hypnotherapy skills after the highly concentrated month of our accelerated intensive is to start a practice. We've been honing our program, improving with each semester over three decades, to provide the strongest preparation for the field. We give the option of further exciting training beyond the vast range of learning experienced in these four levels, but you'll get far more value from our most advanced levels after starting to develop your experience and expertise in your practice.
The A.C.H.E. recognizes 200 hours of class instruction from a state-licensed school as the standard to become a Certified Hypnotherapist. There is also a level of Clinical Hypnotherapist for an additional 100 hours, which we are happy to provide (and more) for those who are interested further advanced training. But don't let anyone suggest that you should have 300 or more hours before starting a hypnotherapy practice. That is not the opinion of the A.C.H.E., which has always led the way in setting appropriately high standards in the field, nor the opinion of any national government nor any major certifying organization in the world.
Serving the World
See pictures of our Accelerated Class with students from around the world.
We schedule two accelerated programs (50 class hours per week in class) each year. This course is especially for those from outside of Northern California; and also for local persons who would prefer that format. We are near many popular tourist destinations, including National Parks, beautiful beaches, redwoods and the Napa-Sonoma wine country.
We have had students come to our hypnotism certificate courses from all over the United States, as well as from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries, Central and South American countries, many European countries (from Iceland, Norway and Ireland to Slovenia and the Czech Republic), Cyprus, African countries (from Egypt to Tanzania to South Africa), Israel, Kuwait, the U.A.E., Russia, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Guam, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand.
Within the United States, our graduates have come from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
"Thanks for the wonderful cocoon of love and learning that you created. I so loved immersing myself in it and will be forever grateful for all the knowledge that I gained and how I grew.
"I've never experienced a learning environment that is so able to permeate right to the core of a person in such a pure and wonderful way, and bring out the very best in them, things that they at times, were not even aware were in there. I'll never forget my month with you...two of life's very special people."
-Jacinta Lauren, Certified Hypnotherapist,
Our classes have been established for 25 years at the lovely Corte Madera Inn, which has a five acre resort-like setting and plenty of free parking.
"It's hard to believe that in the two years since I came to HTI I have gone from not believing in myself to owning a thriving hypnotherapy practice that is becoming accepted in an area not known for "alternative" practices. My wonderful training has served me well in many tight spots, and you can't fully recognize the value of your program until you are out there in the real world doing it....
" I now have several prominent medical doctors including psychiatrists and psychologists referring to me because they are so impressed with what our mutual clients have said about me and my training. I can't thank you enough, and can't wait until I get to see you again. I have since been to hypnotherapy conferences and I now know that I could never get there what I got from your school....
"Please know how much I continue to appreciate both of you.... I have made so many friends for life from my hypnotherapy class, and I just want to let you both know to never underestimate how you change lives.... I love you both."
-Harriet Igel, Certified Hypnotherapist,
"The wide variety of techniques I learned at HTI
encouraged and enabled me to develop my own unique
style instead of trying to imitate someone else's. I
returned to North Carolina with the tools and the
confidence to build a successful practice in an area
where other hypnotherapists told me it couldn't be
"Randal and the other instructors put heart and soul into every lesson
and every demonstration. The seeds they planted three
years ago continue to grow within me to this day. My
practice is thriving, and practicing hypnotherapy is
the most fulfilling work I've ever done.... I feel deeply grateful to be touching other people's lives in such a powerful and lasting way.
"I'd recommend Hypnotherapy Training Institute's program
even to people who have no intention of becoming a
hypnotherapist. This program can transform your life.
The private sessions I experienced at HTI opened the
door for me to begin healing issues I'd had for as long
as I can remember. Attending HTI was the best
investment of time and money I've ever made. I've
attended other hypnotherapy training programs and had
hypnosis sessions with hypnotherapists trained by other
programs, and HTI is the only hypnotherapy school I
recommend. It's simply the best!"
-Priscilla Broussard, CHt