My last class included an EMT interested in making hypnosis a part-time career, a Reiki practitioner wanting add hypnosis to her practice, a licensed mental health counselor wanting to add hypnotism to his skills to help with patients who were stuck and a nurse nearing retirement.
Each of these people were perfect candidates for a career in hypnotism; but I want to talk a little about becoming a Certified Hypnotist as a second career for those nearing or in retirement.
I got into hypnotism and became certified after a 25 year career in advertising that included being a “Mad Man” in New York City and co-owning my own advertising agency in Providence, Rhode Island. And I think my story is typical of people who get into clinical hypnotism as a career.
I was too young when I “retired” from advertising to do nothing and hypnotism has been a wonderful, rewarding second career. It is also a career like no other. I help people make important life changes. I am definitely my own boss and the work is infinitely interesting. I know I will be studying, learning and growing in this profession for the rest of my life.
Three years ago I became a Board Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists and last year I completed the training to be an Instructor of the National Guild of Hypnotists’ Certification Program.
What’s next for me is a Fall Certification Class. And beyond that? Who knows. So, if you are looking for something new, whether you are 20 something and just starting out or are eligible for social security and medicare at an age where some people are getting out the slippers and preparing for “retirement”, I invite you to give me a call and we can look together to see whether becoming a Certified Hypnotist is right for you.