Frequently Asked Questions

(1) How does your guarantee operate?

(2) I’m already a professional hypnotherapist…what will I gain from attending?

(3) I don’t want to be a professional therapist…is there anything here for me?

(4) Is this really new material?

(5) What are Steve’s credentials to teach this material?

(6) Will I be able to practice hypnotherapy after the course?

(7) Will I know what its like to be hypnotized?

(8) How much practice will I get and how many inductions will I do?

(9) I’ve done a hypnosis course before why should I do this one?

(10) Which organization will I get certified with?

(11) How does the certification process work?


(1) How does your guarantee operate?

Quite simply, you can attend the first full two days of the program before deciding if this is the right event for you.

In the unlikely event that you are not thrilled and delighted that you decided to attend the “The Conversational Hypnosis Professional Hypnotherapy Certification Program” or the “IACT Hypnotherapy Certification Training” simply let us know and you will receive a full and courteous refund on the spot. There will be no hard feelings and you’ll leave with my best wishes and thanks for attending. You even get to keep any bonuses.

(2) I’m already a professional hypnotherapist…what will I gain from attending?

Firstly, there is brand new material not previously available (see below). Secondly, Steve’s training is specifically designed to make people not just good hypnotists but elegant and natural hypnotists. By attending this event, you’ll reach a new level of skill and fluency in hypnosis.

(3) I don’t want to be a professional therapist…is there anything here for me?

Absolutely “Yes”. This program is all about making you a Master Hypnotist with the power to quickly create beneficial change for people. You can use this ability in many situations outside of a formal therapeutic setting. For example, with friends and family, in a work situation with colleagues and staff or if you’re in a coaching role of any sort.

In addition, you’ll emerge from this program fluent in the skills of “Conversational Hypnosis” and able to be much more persuasive and influential in virtually any situation.

(4) Is this really new material?

Most definitely. there is no other hypnosis organization in the world currently teaching the “Non-Awareness Set”. The “Ledochowski Protocol” and the “4 Primary Patterns Of Hypnotic Therapy” are only taught by Igor’s certified and licensed trainers. By attending this event, you will be one of the few people in the world with access to this cutting edge information and you will have a huge advantage over the majority of other hypnotists.

(5) What are Steve’s credentials to teach this material?

Steve has been practicing hypnosis professionally since 2003 and has helped thousands of people change their life.  With thousands of clinical hours, Steve teaches from experience and a depth of understanding client needs that exceeds most practicing hypnotists in the world.  Even beyond his credentials below, Steve maintains a rather busy practice in Nashville, TN.  Since receiving his Master Trainer certification in 2008 Steve has taught people across the globe. And, he has a deep desire to always be a student.  Every year Steve spends much of his time traveling and immersing himself in deeper learnings so as to always improve what he can teach you.

In 2011 Steve was handpicked by the Master of, and creator of,Conversational Hypnosis, Igor Ledochowski, to be one of a few people on the planet to carry on the Conversational Hypnosis Professional Hypnotherapy trainings.

We believe you will agree, Steve has much to teach you.

Steve’s credentials

  • Certified Hypnotist Examiner – Igor Ledochowski
  • Certified Hypnosis Trainer – with Igor Ledochowski
  • Master of Mind Bending Language – Igor Ledochowski
  • Certified Master Trainer IACT – with Dr. George Bien
  • Basic Hypnosis Study – Hypnosis Motivation Institute
  • Hypnotherapy Certification – American Board of Hypnotherapy – with Bill O’Connell
  • Ericksonian Techniques – with Doug O’Brien & Associates
  • Hypnotherapy Certification National Guild of Hypnotists – with Robert Bayliss, CH
  • Hypno-Birthing – with National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards
  • Certified in Pain Management – with Ron Eslinger, RN, CRNA, APN
  • Certified in Conversational Hypnotherapy – with Igor Ledochowski
  • Certified in Rapid Change work – with Jeffrey Stephens
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner – with Global NLP Training
  • Certified Life Coach- with Global NLP Training
  • NLP Master Practitioner – with Global NLP Training
  • Certified Master Weight Loss Coach- with Global NLP Training
  • Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach- with Global NLP Training
  • Certified Motivational Coach- with Global NLP Training

Certified By:

  • Licensed Trainer of Conversational Hypnosis Professional Hypnotherapy (IAPCH)
  • Certified Conversational Hypnosis Trainer (International Association of Conversational Hypnotherapists)
  • International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT)
  • Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (SNLP)
  • International Society of Advanced Hypnotherapists (ISAHt)
  • International Alliance of Professional Hypnotists (IAPH)
  • International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA)
  • The International Association of Professional Conversational Hypnotists (IAPCH)
  • International Hypnosis Research Institute(IHRI)
  • National Guild of Hypnotists(NGH)
  • American Board of Hypnotherapy(ABH)
  • O’Brien & Associates

(6) Will I be able to practice hypnotherapy after the training?

Yes you will have all the skills you need in order to deal with 95% of the problems people come and see a hypnotist for. However, if you want to specialize in certain areas, like drug addiction, sexual abuse etc., unless you have the relevant experience and training to work with these kinds of people it would be a very good idea to get experience with smaller issues first before diving in at the deep end.

Also you should know that each state in the USA, and each country in the world has slightly different laws about how you can practice hypnotherapy. In some US states you must call yourself a “hypno-councellor” instead of a “hypnotherapist”. In others you may not help people resolve a phobia unless you get a medical or psychological referral first. You will have to check what local laws apply to you before you set up your own practice. Always practice within the legal boundaries!

(7) Will I know what its like to be hypnotized?

Absolutely. In the course you will get the chance to get hypnotized many, many times in a safe and secure environment. This will help you in a number of ways. First of all, you will KNOW what its like to go into trance and hence know exactly what your clients are feeling. Secondly you get the benefits of being in hypnosis yourself. Every trance you go into will include a little bit of suggestion to help you master these skills more quickly. So you learn to use hypnosis in order to master hypnosis!

(8) How much practice will I get and how many inductions will I do?

Our trainings are above all “Hands On” practical skills trainings. We would not feel ethically able to certify someone that hasn’t ingrained at least the core fundamentals of doing hypnosis and using it as a force for good. The good news is that you get lots, and lots of opportunities to practice. Before lunchtime on the first day you will have put at least 5 people into trance! By the end of the first day it will be more like 20 hypnotic inductions. By the end of the training – depending on how much effort you put in and whether you choose to practice in the mornings and evenings – as many people do – you will have hypnotized between 50 and 75 times! That is more than enough experience to absolutely know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you CAN do this!

(9) I’ve done a hypnosis course before why should I attend a Conversational Hypnosis training?

The “Conversational Hypnosis Professional Hypnotherapy Certification Program” is a unique course unlike anything else you have seen. First of all, we use the advanced hypnotic skills that we teach in order to pack at least a month’s worth of content into just a week! Secondly we have taken all the confusion out of the end result. All too many trainings try to teach you 100 techniques and let you figure out for yourself how and when to use which. We have developed an amazing system that takes ALL the guesswork out of it for you.

There are only 4 fundamental hypnotic patterns to choose from (although each of them is quite sophisticated and can get A LOT done). Even better than that, you start with the first pattern and the very thing that might cause it to fail AUTOMATICALLY triggers the next pattern in the sequence. Most things will get resolved by the 2nd stage. Some things go on to the 3rd stage – the real heavy hitter. Almost nothing ever needs to go to stage 4!

This is the most elegant, refined, simple and yet sophisticated way of working with people. You will never get stuck, you will always know what to do next and there will be no more guesswork necessary. If something doesn’t work, you’ll know exactly why, and more importantly, how to fix it at once!

This is the unique Ledochowski Protocol – it streamlines the best elements of both Ericksonian and the Direct Schools of hypnosis into one simple, powerful and elegant solution!

An added bonus is that as you use the techniques you actually train yourself to do the kind of crazy stunts you have read stories about. You will actually learn more about how the subconscious thinks and how the mind works by helping people overcome problems than a postgraduate degree in psychology could teach you!

(10) Which organization will I get certified with?

Assuming you pass the Certification process (relax – we work really hard to make sure that everyone that takes the exam actually passes it too!) and which training you attend, you will become a fully certified member of the IAPCH (International Association of Professional Conversational Hypnotists) or the IACT (International Association of Counselors and Therapists. You will have the option to post your details on the IAPCH website so that people seeking out a qualified conversational hypnotist can find you.

You will also, of course, get an elegant certificate certifying you as a Hypnotherapist (specializing in Conversational Hypnosis) and welcoming you as a certified member to the IAPCH.

Or, a wonderful certificate from the IACT certifying you as an Hypnotherapist.

And with both organizations, once you pass the certification, you get the first year’s membership ABSOLUTELY FREE.

(13) How does the certification process work?

Certification is very simple. At the end of the training you will get the chance to work with a partner and demonstrate your skills and proficiency. As this is not the right context for doing therapy, you will be asked to use the hypnotic patterns in a “generative” way – to enhance the other person’s life in a meaningful way.

You will be given simple instructions on how to perform the exercise and you can take in any notes that you wish. After all, in real life you get to have your notes with you too, if you so wish! The only thing you may not do is ask anyone else for advice once the examination has started.

There is also a written exam at the end of training which you must pass with a grade of 35/50, or better to qualify.

Those that do not want to go for formal certification will take part in the same process. Only for you this becomes a coaching opportunity.

Steve or an assistant will always be on hand to help you get through sticking points.

What are you waiting for?  Go here to find the next Master Hypnosis training in your part of the world!