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HMI Clinical Hypnotherapy Program

Graduate Expectations

HMI strives to provide you the most thorough and complete hypnotherapy training possible. HMI’s training focuses on developing the skills of helping others. The reasons for enrolling and professional outcomes that individual graduates achieve from the education they receive at HMI vary greatly.

HMI does not prepare students for “employment” in Hypnotherapy and there are no “employment” opportunities. HMI prepares students only for “self-employment” through their own marketing and development of a private practice. The development of a private practice in hypnotherapy, or any other private practice field requires diligent effort and a reasonable period of time for development. A graduate’s marketing results vary according to the level of effort invested as well as their professional appearance, personality and presentation.

HMI makes no representations that a majority of its graduates have careers in hypnotherapy. Although HMI follows the guidelines of its accrediting agency with respect to surveys of its graduates within 30-60 days of graduation, HMI does not conduct surveys of its graduates with respect to their post-graduate experiences over extended periods of time. As a consequence, HMI is unable to provide any data on the following: (1) the number of HMI graduates who support themselves from their work in hypnotherapy; (2) the average gross revenues of HMI graduates per week, per month or per year; or (3) the average number of hours per week that HMI graduates work in the field of hypnotherapy.

HMI estimates that only a small percentage of its graduates go on to see more than 25 clients per week. HMI also estimates that a larger number of graduates see in the range of 1 to 20 clients per week. HMI estimates that perhaps the largest percentage of graduates do not use their training to see clients in a professional capacity at all, but rather use the information and skills acquired, in their existing professions or for personal self-improvement or use with family and friends.

As required by its accrediting agency, HMI asks its students to sign a Graduate Placement Statement form within 30-60 days of graduation. This form contains the following statements that this graduate is: (1) “satisfied with the professional training received from HMI”; (2) “prepared to begin offering hypnotherapy services”; (3) “making satisfactory progress in their pursuit of self-employment in hypnotherapy and/or fields related to the hypnotherapy training offered at HMI.”; and (4) “making satisfactory progress toward building a client base and earning training-related income.”

HMI reports on the number of graduates who sign these forms in the accompanying School Performance Fact Sheet. The School Performance Fact Sheet provides the most up to date information regarding student satisfaction. This survey, however, cannot be relied upon to represent the views or success of any graduate or group of graduates subsequent to the time these forms are signed, in that HMI is not able to stay in contact with all graduates after graduation and is neither required by current law or accrediting guidelines to, nor does it continue to survey graduates over extended periods of time. The survey results provided are for your review. Your results or professional outcomes may vary.

HMI’s hypnotherapy course prepares students in the art, philosophy and techniques of hypnotherapy. Unlike other trade schools or vocational training programs, the opportunities available in the field of hypnotherapy are unique. There are no “jobs” available in the field of hypnotherapy as there might be for other trades. Some of the opportunities and/or objectives for hypnotherapy training are:

  1. For individuals who wish to start a self-employed private practice by themselves or in association with other professionals.
  2. For professionals in related fields who wish to use hypnotherapy techniques in conjunction with their current profession. Examples would include doctors, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, teachers, counselors and other health care professionals.
  3. For individuals who wish to learn hypnotherapy techniques to help themselves, their family members, children, friends, or wish to learn hypnosis for general interest.
  4. For those who wish to teach self-improvement courses and/or self-help seminars to the public or to corporate entities.

Students enrolling with the goal of a self-employed private practice in hypnotherapy must recognize that a self-employed private practice takes time and due diligence to accomplish. Success in private practice relies on the personality of the individual as well as their professional skills and personal abilities to start and maintain their own business. Private practice starts with a few hours per week and builds slowly and gradually. Hypnotherapists in private practice set their own hourly rates and typically charge enough to compensate for the part-time nature of the profession. HMI does not and cannot promise or guarantee employment, nor level of income or wage rate to any student or graduate. The school prepares students only for self-employment and does not and cannot provide placement services.

U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: O*NET 29-1129.00