Hypnotherapist Certification classes are ongoing every month. 

You may join the ongoing class any month!  Students attend a 6 hour Introduction/Orientation class the first Sunday of the month and then begin attending the evening classes (currently offered one night per week on Thursdays from 6:00 to 10:00). Students attend classes for one full year and then obtain their Hypnotherapist Certification.

World Class Hypnotherapist Certification Training Program
Start a new career, or add skills to an existing one -- it's your choice.Hypnotherapist Certification Training Offerings:
All three formats below offer the same certification and have the same curriculum and the same cost.  The cost for any format is $2500 OR LESS if you pay up front. The only thing that differs is the length of time you attend.  All three formats are 200 hour certifications, but they meet at different times, different days and for a different number of months.

12 Month Format for the Hypnotherapist Certification Course

This format is offered on Thursday Evenings from 6:00 to 10:00.  Students are required to attend an orientation class prior to attending the evening classes.  The orientation is scheduled ONCE per month. The orientation Sunday of the first full weekend each month.  Students must attend this orientation prior to beginning the ongoing evening portion of the training.  Cost for the orientation is included in your first payment for the course ($300.00) which is payable prior to attending the class.  No refunds are given after the class has begun.

  • The orientation is from  is from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

  • COST: Students may pay $2400 tuition in full prior to beginning the training (save $100) or pay as you go by paying $300 the first month, $250/month for the next 8 months and then $200 for the 10th month.  There are no interest charges and payments are due the 1st of each month.
  • All payments must be completed prior to graduation, and no refunds are offered on any payments made if a student withdraws or does not complete the training for any reason.  
  • Students can attend the orientation class any month, and then begin attending the following Thursday, joining students in the current class.  
  • Everything you need to know to join the ongoing evening classes (vocabulary and how to induce a trance) will be taught to you at the orientation.
  • This course includes over 200 hours of actual classroom instruction with a live instructor.  Outside reading and practice is encouraged and students are expected to perform several hours of independent practice and study. 
  • In addition to the orientation and evenings listed above, students will be required to take a business and marketing class offered three or four weekends per year. The cost of this is included in the payments as outlined above. 

Everything you need to know to become a practicing hypnotherapist in California is included in this training: 

  • Weight Loss Methods Using Hypnosis,
  • EFT Practitioner
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Inner Child
  • Reiki Practitioner Level 1 & 2
  • Past Life Regression/Future Life Progression Through Hypnosis

Additional advanced training topics are available, but are not required in this program.  All advanced training programs are stand-alone programs and are at additional costs for their own certification (if available). 

ACCELERATED Hypnotherapist Certification Program (4 Month format) with Group Personal Growth Facilitator Certificate. 

This incredible personal growth journey is offered the third and fourth weekends of four consecutive months PLUS the Friday between those weekends with classes meeting each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with an hour for lunch. (See dates below for next offering) The tuition for this course is $2500 and is due and payable in full prior to the start of the first class. 

The following dates are the last planned offering of this course in this format.  In this format, you will be receiving not only the full hypnotherapist training, but also we are including at no additional cost, the Group Personal Growth Facilitator Certification that is only available through the Southern California College of Hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapist Certification Training (4 month format)

1 Month Intensive Hypnotherapist Certification Training with Additional Group Personal Growth Experience Certificate (You receive two separate certificates)

Will be offered Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm with an hour for lunch for 4 consecutive weeks.  This class must be paid in full prior to the start of class.  No financing options are available for this course.  This course will be scheduled  and offered when there are 5 or more students desiring to take it via this format.  We estimate it will be offered this way once per calendar year.

All 3 courses formats above require the same course materials and have suggested reading lists which can be purchased from us or through other sources for approximately $200.  

The course materials may change from time so time, so check when you enroll for the latest materials requirements.

Each of the above three courses includes the same curriculum as outlined below.  The only difference is in the days and hours it is offered. 

Become a Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT) in one of our  Hypnotherapist Certification training programs and change your life as you prepare to change the lives of others.  This course is taught primarily by internationally know hypnotherapist Rick McFall.  In addition to traditional hypnotherapy modalities, Rick developed his own methods of hypnotherapy and teaches that combination of modalities here at The Southern California College of Hypnotherapy.

Our Certification Course will prepare you to start your own hypnotherapy practice in California. Requirements for other states may differ.  

Hypnotherapists are not licensed or regulated by the State of California.
Most prospective students are unaware that the State of California does not license nor regulate hypnotherapy or hypnotherapists nor does it specify that they meet any minimum standards of education.  Virtually anyone in the State of California can lawfully call themselves a hypnotherapist and have a hypnotherapy practice as long as they disclose their training (or lack thereof) to their clients before working with them.  There are many reputable and well know schools that offer Hypnotherapist Certification and Clinical Hypnotherapist Certification. 

There is no standardized curriculum to become a Hypnotherapist.
There is no State required curriculum to become a hypnotherapist in The State of California. Again, this is set by the hypnotherapy school, and not by the state or any governing body.  In fact, hypnotherapists in the State of California can be completely self taught, learn through a school, or read books to learn their craft and that is entirely legal as long as they disclose their training to their clients.  Our courses prepare you for ALL aspects of a hypnotherapy practice and will enable to handle any and all clients who come to you and are within the scope of practice of a hypnotherapist.

12 Month Evening Classes - Pay-as-you-go - Your class is financed over 10 months (with no interest) to make the tuition payments affordable for you. 

Upon completion of any hypnotherapy certification course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion of 200 hours of study which is made up of approximately 197 hours in the classroom, the remaining 3 hours of credit are split between suggested reading, homework and unsupervised practice.

Classes are held at The Southern California College of Hypnotherapy in Upland, CA. 

In this course, you will learn everything you need to know about hypnosis, as well as practical suggestions for running and growing your own hypnotherapy business. 

You may also choose to continue on in our Clinical Certification program (considered as Continuing Education for Certified Hypnotherapists)where you work with real world clients under the supervision of an instructor.  Upon completion of the intern program, you receive certificate of completion for the course Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHT).

GRADING AND ATTENDANCE POLICY: Your instructor will give tests and quizzes from time to time.  These will be Pass/Fail rather than letter grades.  Students who fail a quiz or test must retake the test on their own time at a time and date scheduled with their instructor.  All students will receive a certificate of completion after attending all required hours and passing all tests and quizzes.  For our complete attendance and absence policy, see below.

Questions?  Ready to register? Call to reserve your spot & get answers to all your questions from our admissions counselor right now at 909-949-0403.

Classes are held 9am to 6pm each day with 1 hour for lunch. You can miss and then "make-up" classes if there are a few dates that you are not available.  You make up classes by working with your classmates on your own time to cover the days missed (most common), or by coming back during the next training on those days (rare).  If you choose to re-attend the training days you missed, their is a fee of $250/day in whole day increments only. The course outline is basically as follows, but will change from time to time:

Hypnotherapist Certification (all formats) includes all of the following in the basic curriculum:

  • History of Hypnosis (very brief)
  • Myths and Misconceptions
  • Basic Applications of Hypnosis
  • Stress Management
  • Basic Induction and Deepening Techniques
  • Interviewing Skills and Rapport Building
  • Hypnotic Language and Making Effective Suggestions
  • Hypnotic Phenomena
  • Opening a Hypnotist practice in California

  • Somaticizing and Releasing
  • Habit Control and Reframing
  • Intro to Pain Control
  • Introduction to Addictions
  • Pain Management
  • Guilt & Shame Removal
  • Skill Rehearsal
  • Sports Performance Hypnosis
  • Stories & Metaphors as Therapy
  • Removing Fears & Phobias in 10 minutes or less
  • Regressive Hypnosis for Inner Child Healing
  • Learning Enhancement
  • Introduction to Hypnoki (Hypnosis and Reiki combined)
  • Various techniques taught ONLY at The Southern California College of Hypnotherapy
  • Co-Dependence and Addictions
  • Holy Grail Method of Hypnotherapy

  • Reiki Level 1 Practitioner Training
  • Intuition and Trance States
  • Body-Mind Communications in Trance
  • Intro to Shamanic Practices
  • Dreams and dream re-entry
  • Discussion of Legal Issues
  • Covert Hypnosis
  • Embedded Suggestions
  • Making Hypnosis Recordings
  • How to retire on your Hypnosis Recordings Income
  • Selling Your Recordings (where, how, costs, tips)
  • Advanced Practicum

  • Inner Family Work
  • Introduction to Inner Child/Higher Self
  • Embracing the Shadow
  • Working with Relationship Issues
  • Client Assessment
  • Paperwork flow/Intake Sheet Use
  • Establishing a Business as a Hypnotherapist
  • Marketing Yourself as a Hypnotherapist
  • Making Referrals

Also included:

  • Weight Loss Methods Using Hypnosis,
  • EFT Practitioner
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Inner Child Experiential Workshop
  • Reiki Practitioner Level 1 & 2
  • Past Life Regression/Future Life Progression Through Hypnosis


CREDIBILITY: The Healing Shoppe and Learning Center has been in business since 2010 and is continuing on as The Southern California College of Hypnotherapy. The internationally known director of the College has been teaching Hypnotherapy since 2001.  He has over over 350 recordings available worldwide on sites such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify Youtube, andmore. He has personally taught and has graduated hundreds of students from certification programs he has offered.  Hypnotherapy is truly one of the fastest, most affordable and most credible ways of changing your career from working for someone else, to being your own boss and writing your own paycheck.

AFFORDABILITY: Our Hypnotherapist Certification is only $2500.  We are much less expensive, much more personal, and more in depth than I think you will find anywhere else.  Compare at $4000 to $15,000 for other courses offered elsewhere.  Suggested additional course materials (books and manuals) are approximately $200 and are sold separately from the course. (Required materials are included.)

LIFE-CHANGING: Our courses are intense, to say the least. You will not only learn how to change people's lives in a very short period of time, your life will change more during these weeks than you ever imagined possible. This is a rapid, intense, in-depth journey that will affect you positively forever, and the people you journey with in this class will most likely become friends unlike any you have known earlier in your life. Many students become lifelong friends, as well as colleagues after this class. Whether on a personal growth journey, looking for an exciting career opportunity, or tired of your old job you will NEVER be the same again.

INTERN PROGRAM: We have an intern program that offers advanced degrees and we include in our basic program subjects that others charge hundreds if not thousands of dollars more for. 

FLEXIBLE WAYS TO ATTEND: We offer a 12 month, 4 month and one month Certification program to fit your individual needs.

All course tuition is due and payable on or before the first day of class.  

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PLEASE NOTE:  No Certificate will be issued until you have paid for your course in FULL and fulfilled attendance requirements listed on this page. 

REFUND & ABSENCE POLICY:All tuition paid is non-refundable after the start of the first class for that training.  No refunds in part or in whole will be offered if requested on or after the first day of the first class of the course in which the student is enrolled.  Registration and tuition will be completely refunded if a scheduled course is cancelled for any reason by The Southern California College of Hypnotherapy.  If students miss any classes, they can still get the certification if the number of hours missed is less than 20 or by making up the classes the next time that subject is offered.  Arriving late by more than 15 minutes either at the start of class or after a meal break count as 1 hour missed or the actual time missed, whichever is greater.  

Students who wish to repeat any days they miss at the next scheduled training may do so for a cost of $250/day of training in full day increments only (for full day offerings) or for $40/hour (3 hour minimum) for less than full day classes. The same absence rules apply for arriving late.  Make-up classes must be prepaid, and there are no refunds for missed make-up classes.

Graduates of this course are eligible to participate in The Southern California College of Hypnotherapy Intern program to obtain their Clinical Certification to become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.  We currently have openings in the intern program for our graduates as well as graduates of other hypnotherapy programs elsewhere.  Admission priority is given to our graduates, but those from other schools are welcome to apply.  Non-Healing Shoppe/Southern California College of Hypnotherapy applicants must have completed a minimum of 100 hours of actual classroom training within the last 2 years in order to qualify for admission as well as pay an additional registration fee of $200. 

The cost for the intern program for Southern California College of Hypnotherapy Certified Hypnotherapist Training graduates is $300/month and $350/month for graduates of other programs.  The intern program requires 8 hours attendance per week which includes a one hour group supervision session.  If you require a private supervision session, there is an additional charge of $50 for each session.  If you do not continue in the program for a full 6 months, or do not attend the weekly supervision meetings you will need to pay tuition for additional months until the hours and months are made up.  In no event can the intern period exceed 8 calendar months. For more details, contact Rick McFall, Intern Program Director.  Graduates of this program will receive a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist certificate.

ABOUT YOUR MAIN INSTRUCTOR: Internationally known hypnotherapist Rick McFall is known for his no nonsense approach to all self help issues. Rick is a master at helping clients deal with the main issue, to obtain permanent results. He has developed his own unique methods of hypnotherapy, and not only uses them with clients, but also teaches them to other hypnotherapists from across the country and around the world.

Rick McFall is the Director of Training at The Southern California College of Hypnotherapy and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and teacher of hypnotherapy as well as Reiki Master/Teacher and practitioner. He holds advanced training certificates in energy healing, reiki, past life regression, and clinical hypnotherapy, among other certifications. Rick has over 300 self help subliminal and guided meditation recordings that are available worldwide through various retailers and online sources.

Questions?  Ready to register? Call to reserve your spot & get answers to all your questions from our admissions counselor right now at 909-949-0403. 

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