Sharon Waxkirsh's Academy for Hypnosis


Specialising in Medical and Dental Applications of Hypnosis


Including Hypnoanalgesia and Hypnoanesthesia


Join the 1-year accreditation programme

What best describes your experience?

Learning Hypnosis


Qualified Hypnotherapist


Join a community of hypnotherapy students on our 1-year Accreditation program and learn how to use your hypnotherapy skills in medical or dental settings. This course is discounted for qualified hypnotherpatists.

Medical or Dental Practitioner


Bring hypnosis into your practice through our Medical and Dental program.

Add hypnoanalgesia and hypnoanesthesia to your toolkit, and learn how to handle dental phobias.

1-Year Hypnosis Certified Hypnotherapy Training

If you intend to become a hypnotherapist, add hypnosis to your clinical practice in dentistry, medicine, surgery, etc. or simply want to practice self-hypnosis to achieve your personal and career goals, then Academy For Hypnosis 1-year accreditation programme is for you..

Once you have completed  200 hours of training and supervision, and passed the final exam, you will be awarded a hypnotherapy qualification that is recognised and certified by major hypnotherapy bodies worldwide.


Michael Mezmer
Past President - ACHE

"You are absolutely, without question, in the hands of one of the best practitioners in the world!"


Lead Trainer - Sharon Waxkirsh

The Academy of Hypnosis is led by Sharon Waxkirsh BA (HONS) CHT MHT HBCE. 

Sharon lectures on and teaches the principles and practice of clinical hypnotherapy for health care workers in the UK and the USA. She is a regular presenter at conferences and seminars for the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE), Institute of Hypnotherapy for Medical and Dental Practice (IHMDP), the World Aesthetic Congress, the Dental Professional Association, the British Association for Dental Nurses, and the British Dental Technologists Association.

In addition to her BA Honours degree, Sharon holds Master Hypnotherapy and HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator certifications. She is fully insured and registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register and the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM).

Highest Level of Transformation

You will be training to the highest level and will be studying, sharing, and practising hypnosis on yourself and your clients/patients from the outset.

Correctly used, hypnosis is a wonderful tool for transformation. Our courses go deep. From your first course, you are immersed. Your commitment is rewarded with rapid progress. Through direct observation, video, and practice, you learn how to produce powerful hypnotic states in yourself and others.

Learning to induce the receptive trance state known as hypnosis in yourself and/or your clients/patients enables you to facilitate or programme desirable behaviours with the power of suggestion. The comprehensive foundation in the theory and practice of hypnosis that you receive from the Academy for Hypnosis gives you the authority to speak with conviction and reliably prepare, induce, and confirm hypnosis in your patients.

Accessing the active subconscious mind, you explore and diminish the impact of negative thoughts and behaviours for your clients/patients and create new programmes for positive change.


Foundation of Hypnosis program registering now

If you are not yet ready to commit to our 1-year program, the Foundations of Hypnosis program is perfect for you if you are:

  • New to hypnosis and want to understand the basic
  • Interested in hypnosis for self-development
  • A medical or dental practitioner who wants to understand how hypnosis can benefit their practice

"Sharon is one of the best hypnotherapists in the world and an excellent teacher "


Charles Montagu
International Hypnotherapist

Keep your eyes open for in-person training from the Academy for Hypnosis

The next events will be in London in April and June 2023 

led by Sharon Waxkirsh  

Practical training for hypnotherapists and medical and dental professionals

Online Training & Community

Your training is made up of a mixture of online learning modules, live practice sessions, and supervision.

The Academy is unique, because the student body combines qualified hypnotherapists with those that are new to hypnosis. We encourage supporting each other on our journeys to becoming amazing hypnotherapists.

Theory & Practice

On your completion of the Foundation module, you are beginning to use hypnosis to benefit yourself and help transform the lives of others. 

All modules include the theory, principles, and practice of hypnotherapy, with time for Q&A and feedback. Each module builds on the last in an easy, logical progression.

Expert Tuition

Another unique feature of the Academy for Hypnosis is the inclusion of guest speakers from around the world. They are experts in their field and will help you expand your knowledge and understanding.

We also encourage our students to share their knowledge and expertise in their field with the Academy.

Build Your Own Practice, Self-Esteem, And Success

Academy For Hypnosis training allows you to create and build your own practice. You will be presented with a significant range of techniques for inducing hypnosis and programming change. Your judgement and knowledge of your clients/patients is enhanced. You are able to employ the most suitable options for each and every client/patient based on your learning and experience. When you use hypnotherapy to enable clients/patients to set goals and enhance performance in sport, arts, education, business, career and personal development, they can actually measure the success of hypnotherapy in their lives. When you use hypnotherapy to provide your patients with new meaning and value systems, they reclaim optimism, self-esteem, and enjoyment in life.

Individual Courses

Search for the courses you want to do, including Self-Hypnosis, Fundamentals of Hypnosis, and Hypnosis for Medical and Dental practitioners.

Certified Training

Alternatively, you can sign up for the certified programme, build your hours, and get the accreditation you desire (Academy for Hypnosis/ACHE).

Contributing Speakers and Approved Schools

Another unique feature of the Academy for Hypnosis is the inclusion of guest speakers from around the world. They are experts in their field and will help you expand your knowledge and understanding.

Michael Mezmer

​Michael Mezmer received his initial Hypnotherapy training at the Hypnotism Training Institute in Glendale CA, under the direct instruction of his mentor, the legendary hypnotherapist Gil Boyne.  He also participated in an internship, achieving the Clinical Hypnotherapist level with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, as well as specialized certifications as an A.C.H.E. stress management consultant. In addition to his training at the Institute, Michael holds an Degree in psychology from California Coast University. For the past 8 years Michael has exclusively been hypnotherapist consultant to the Unger Concierge Medical Group in Rancho Cucamonga, California. 

Katherine Zimmerman, CHT

Katherine Zimmerman is an internationally-known author and speaker, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, and EFT Practitioner with a private practice. Since 1989, she has taught classes on self-hypnosis, EFT, and other related subjects, along with doing presentations on hypnotherapy at professional conferences nationwide.

A prolific writer, Katherine’s published works include Business Solutions: Build Your Successful Holistic Practice; Hypnotherapy Scripts Volumes 1-5; a series of Instructors Manuals containing everything an instructor requires to teach these classes and seminars and numerous CE courses.

In addition to training in Advanced Hypnotherapy with the late Gil Boyne, in 1998 she learned EFT with the developer, Gary Craig.

Professor Ted Kaptchuk

Professor Ted Kaptchuk (born August 17, 1947) is an American medical researcher who holds professorships in medicine and in global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School. He researches the placebo effect within the field of placebo studies.

Kaptchuk has served on panels for the NIH and FDA, and worked as a medical writer for the BBC. He has written more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. The New Yorker listed his work among "The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015"

Karen Hamblett

Karen Hamblett is an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. She trained in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and graduated in 1995. She has also studied Gestalt therapy, psychosexual therapy, couples counselling and family systems therapy. She specialises in Family Constellations.

Specialist perspectives are issues around self-esteem, sexuality, sex, health related or work related difficulties, loss and bereavement, depression, anger, addiction, stress and anxiety, trauma, abuse, family and relationship difficulties.

Dr Honi Sanders

Honi Sanders has a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Neuroscience and a B.S. from the University of Chicago in Mathematics. 

He is currently a postdoctoral associate at MIT and Harvard University.  He specializes in the learning and memory processes that occur in the hippocampus.  He uses genetically encoded activity sensors to read out neural activity in the hippocampus of mice while they explore their environment.