Open Letter To All Interested Parties From Martin Kiely, BCH, CI
As you have logged on to this site, it demonstrates that you have an interest in learning about HYPNOTISM.
Are you ready to make the commitment it takes to be successful?
As a certified full-time hypnotherapist and instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, I have met many people who start out with great hopes of getting involved with a new career.
They come from varied backgrounds – sales people, unhappy with their jobs; teachers tired of the school system; accountants; housewives, etc. – all looking, all searching for a new career that will be interesting, exciting and rewarding. What is their initial exposure to the profession of hypnosis?
- It is difficult to set up a practice and find clients.
- There are few jobs in hypnosis; most people work as individual entrepreneurs.
- Disappointment, confusion, and ambivalence. They don’t know as much as they thought and are ready to give up.
Yes, many bright talented people with good intentions just drop out. Why?
Let’s take a moment and go back to when you were a child. Did you imagine yourself growing up to thinking and believing you would become a hypnotist? Not likely.
Today, as an adult, can you imagine yourself being a professional hypnotist? If the answer is yes, then how much of a commitment are you willing to make financially, educationally, and emotionally? Just how much risk are you willing to take to get what you really want? These are important questions for you to consider if you are serious about a career as a professional hypnotist.
Here are some additional questions you should consider:
Why have you chosen this field of work at this stage of your life?
- To help people? A hypnotist should have an innate desire to help people.
- To earn an income? A hypnotist should earn an income to stay in business.
- To further your personal growth? A hypnotist is learning and growing all the time.
So ask yourself, are you helping people? Earning the income you need? And furthering your personal growth?
Maybe you have been reading about hypnosis and are now thinking seriously about a full-time career. Perhaps you are relatively new to hypnosis and have not yet thought about the questions suggested in this letter. One of the major reasons many of those talented “potential hypnotists” dropped out is that they did not make the necessary commitment to be successful.
- They may have taken a basic course, but did they take any advanced training?
- Did they research the best training available?
- Did they explore the scope of the profession which may have opened up numerous new options?
- And, did they prepare themselves financially for this new career?
The high drop out rate that occurs in the hypnosis field is of great concern to those of us who are active on a full-time basis and consider the profession to be our life’s work. I have been actively involved with hypnosis since 1989 with a private practice, teaching NGH Certified Hypnotists.
One would think that with the high drop out rate among hypnotists, the rest of us would become rich and business would be excellent. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it has the opposite effect. Some professional associations have experienced a drop in membership, resulting in low attendance at meetings and hypnosis classes get smaller. The net result is that the important message of how powerful and helpful hypnosis can be for so many people does not reach the general public. And, hypnosis still remains a puzzle.
What can we do about this?
The National Guild of Hypnotists set high educational standards for hypnotism certification. Re-enforcement and encouragement is provided to students to ensure their success.
What steps should an individual take if they are considering a career as a hypnotist?
- First, spend time researching educational training programmes available that meet your requirements and result in achieving your goals.
- Second, look seriously at your finances and make a financial commitment to your new career. This means setting aside money for your training and starting a business. If you do not know how to do this, speak to a professional hypnotist who is in practice and ask for advice. The initiative is up to you, and be aware that it takes more than a few hundred Euro of investment to create a new career.
- Third, determine your emotional readiness to enter a new profession and be absolutely certain that you are ready to make a commitment to persist until you succeed.
The commitment is significant because as with most professional careers, a “passion”to be very good at what you do is required. The hypnosis profession needs dedicated, talented people who have a passion for wanting to help others. Think of it, what a wonderful career opportunity hypnosis offers if you are willing to make the commitment.
If you feel that you “fit the picture” and would like to find out more about a career as a Professional Hypnotist or if you would like to study hypnotism as an adjunct to your current occupation, I encourage you to attend an orientation and overview class.
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