Midwest Hypnosis Institute
offers comprehensive Certified Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis Training, as well as,
individual and group hypnotherapy sessions in the Kansas City Metropolitan
area. Our excellent instruction will provide you with the knowledge and tools
that you need to become a successful professional.
completing the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced courses, you will be
fully prepared and qualified to be a professional Hypnotherapist teaching
others to help themselves with stop smoking, pain and stress management,
weight loss, painless childbirth, fears, motivation and much more. And
as a professional you'll be entitled to professional compensation for
your services and you'll enjoy the respect and prestige of being a professional
practitioner in a respected field.
New Career For You
you can do to help others who need your help!
So many people want to lose weight, stop smoking, gain
self-confidence, and improve their lives. So many people can't. They struggle
and struggle with diets. They lose pounds, then put them right back on. They
quit smoking dozens of times, and they resolve to quit completely "next
week." But, next week comes and they are still smoking. Persons with
medical conditions are seeking alternative and complimentary care and Hypnosis
is on the leading edge of the New Millennium. As a Hypnotherapist you can
help these people help themselves. You can enjoy the professional satisfaction
of seeing your clients improve before your own eyes. You will have made a
difference in their lives.
a career in Hypnotherapy can do for you!
Because you will be a professional-
You'll be entitled to professional compensation for your services
You can expect that your earnings will be well above average
You'll set your own office hours, see as many or as few clients
as you want and earn as much as you desire.
You'll belong to professional association and move in new circles
You'll enjoy the respect and prestige of being a professional practitioner
in a respected field.
you can do to help yourself and achieve your goals!
You will learn the art of suggestion and how to use it effectively.
You will discover how to program your own mind in all areas of your
You will improve your ability to communicate with family, friends,
neighbors and others
You will gain confidence as you practice with others and see positive
results and changes.
Stephen L. Griffeth,
M.S., CHt., Founder
and Executive Director of Midwest Hypnosis Institute, has a B.A. from Kansas
State University, M.S. from Baker University, Ph.D(c) from American Pacific
University and Certification in Hypnotherapy from The International Medical
and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. He began his studies as a Hypnotherapist
in 1972 and has studied with many National and International teachers. After
spending most of his career as a chemical engineer with major corporations,
Stephen decided to change his direction and dedicate his life to helping
others. After losing his inlaws to lung cancer, he felt called to help others
to become non-smokers, lose weight, pain management, and many other issues.
Today, Stephen has an active practice and teaches others the art and science
of Hypnotherapy. It is his passion for teaching that has resulted in the
founding Midwest Hypnosis Institute.
/ Course Objective
Individuals who complete this intensive training will develop
the ability to use hypnosis effectively. This is specifically designed for
self-improvement or for those in the Helping Professions; Physicians, Psychologists,
Nurses, Social Workers, Holistic Health Practitioners, Clergy, Educators,
Sales Persons and Athletes. In addition, this curriculum is suitable for persons
desiring to develop a new vocation or are considering a part-time or retirement
and Entrance Requirements
There are no restrictions on who many attend the training.
The training is both for those persons new to the field and for those who
wish to refine their skills. Persons over 18 years of age with a high school
diploma or equivalent may be admitted.
Courses are given on two weekends and for a total of
50 classroom hours and 100 hours of home study for a total of 150 hours.
This schedule allows a student to obtain total classroom instruction and
complete Directed Independent Study with a period of two weeks, thereby
fulfilling requirements for a Diploma. After competition of each course
(Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) training, the student is eligible
for active membership as a Certified Hypnotherapist.
Midwest Hypnosis Institute's mission is to provide students
with the most comprehensive and practical experience based education in Hypnotherapist/Hypnosis.
Graduates of Midwest Hypnosis Institute will be prepared to succeed in the
field with the highest ethical and professional conduct.
There is no formal licensing for Hypnotherapists and each
student is encouraged to check with their State for specific requirements
to practice as a Hypnotherapist.
sizes are limited and early registration is encouraged.
Students must attend all classroom lectures to qualify
for a diploma.
Students will be graded by tests, demonstrations of ability
and class participation.
Progress reports are available upon request.
None. The student must achieve a Passing Grade to receive
Students will be conduct themselves in an ethical and professional
manner at all times. Alcohol or illegal drugs will not be tolerated. The school
administration maintains the right to dismiss students for improper conduct.
Students who have been dropped or dismissed may re-enter
by special arrangement with school officials if warranted. No student will
be readmitted if found using illegal drugs.
Available upon request up to 10 days prior to the beginning
of the first day of class, less $50.00. Refund is prorated to 50% of the course
cost. If a student terminates after half of the course is completed, the entire
contract fee will be owed to Midwest Hypnosis Institute.
Financing is available, as well as, Visa, Mastercard, and
personal checks. If interested in financing, please submit a written request
and you will be contacted to discuss the specifics.
Classes will be held in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
Most classes will be held in Lawrence, Kansas. Each class will be notified
of the facility and location.
Instructors will include Stephen L.Griffeth, Carol
Henderson and other guest lectures. All instructors are Certified Hypnotherapist
will extensive training.
Stephen L. Griffeth is the Executive Director for Midwest
A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is to be included
with all applications to Midwest Hypnosis Institute. Upon acceptance of your
application and admissions to Midwest Hypnosis Institute, the student will
be notified of acceptance into the program.
Basic Course $697.00
Intermediate Course $697.00
Advanced Course $697.00
Fifty Dollars ($50.00) if paid 30 days before the beginning of class You will
also receive the following as part of your tuition package:
All required textbooks
Marketing and Sales Tools
Rules and Regulations
An income tax deduction is allowed for educational expenses
(including tuition, travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to maintain and
improve professional skill-Treasury Regulation 11625
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Employment Development and Unemployment Insurance agencies. It is also utilized
by U.S. Colleges and Universities for career guidance and counseling. 079.157-070-Hypnotherapist
"induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior
patterns. Prepare client to enter hypnotic state by explaining how hypnosis
works and what client will experience. Tests subject to determine degrees
of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic state in client
using individualized methods and techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation
of test results and analysis of clientÕs problem. May train client in self-hypnosis
After completing the Hypnotherapy courses described
in this catalog, the student is fully qualified to be a professional Hypnotherapist
and may immediately begin practicing as such. However, additional education
is available for the student who is interested in further knowledge and
enhance professional status. Midwest Hypnosis Institute offers periodic
continuing educations seminars (CEU's) for Hypnotherapists and other professionals.
Schedule of Classes
Schedule of Classes for 2007 has not been finalized. Please check back
or call for additional information.
History of Hypnosis
Group Participation & Practice
Principles of Suggestion
Psychology of Hypnosis
Hypnosis in Business, Sports, Medicine and Health
Setting up Practice
Directed Independent Study
Review & Exam
Amnesia & Surgery
Dreams & Meaning
Post Hypnotic Suggestion
Glove Anesthesia & Dentistry
Introduction to NLP
Oral & Written Exam
Directed Independent Study
The Elman Method
Fundamentals of Hypnoanalysis
Subconscious Order of Importance
Basic Communication Type
The 7 "R's" of Hypnotherapy
Initial Comprehensive Intake
Word Association in Hypnosis
Theology of Hypnoanalysis
Dream Analysis in Hypnosis
Techniques for Release
Hypnoanalysis Goals in Therapy
Demonstration and Practicum
Subconscious Motivation of Health
Subconscious Motivation of Disease
Client Time Line
The Bryan Method
The Ericksonian Method