Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the difference between hypnotist and hypnotherapist?
A: The terms differ from state to state. In some states the terms are interchangeable. In the state of NJ, it is illegal to combine the word
therapist with any term if the professional is NOT a practicing therapist; however, this does not prevent all individuals from using the
term. Beware of individuals posing as therapists without credentials to do so. This is dangerous for your well-being. All professionals
should stay within their own scope of practice.
Q: Are all certifications equal in length of study?
A: If a state certification is required, the answer is there is a minimum requirement for all certifications. Hands on massage and bodywork
require a state license, so if someone is licensed, they completed the proper requirements.
All bodywork does not require state licensure, therefore, completion of certifications can and do vary greatly.
Hypnosis is not currently sanctioned by the state, however, instructors who train hypnotists through the National Guild of Hypnotists
maintains high standards for certifications of their hypnotists.
Q: Why don’t I receive a certification after attending a 1-or 2-hour introductory workshop?
A: 1- or 2-hour class is intended to provide attendees with a “taste” of the modality of focus. It should not be intended for purposes of
credentials. There is far too much to learn to master anything in 1 or 2 hours. Take the pressure off yourself and enjoy the experience.
If you would like to seek a certificate, there are longer training programs available.
Q: Is this a religion?
A: No, it is not a religion. Let me explain the difference. The practice of spirituality should be viewed as the personal relationship between
a person and their Creator-whoever they believe them to be. Religion is the foundation or the basis of the person’s relationship.