1-Year Accreditation Program - Spring 2023
Is now open for registration

Aimed at Medical & Dental Professionals or Hypnotherapists
who want to work in Medical and Dental settings


Learn hypnoanalgesia and hypnoanesthesia

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Online Training, Your Way Forward

Our e-learning portal and proven teaching methods are your gateway to success in hypnotherapy training and practice. Our courses are accessible wherever you are, at your convenience. Each tutorial includes the theory, principles and practice of hypnotherapy, with time for Q & A’s and feedback.

Highest Level Of Transformation

You will be training to the highest level and will be studying, sharing and practising hypnosis on yourself and your patients from the outset. Correctly used, hypnosis is a wonderful tool for transformation. Our courses go deep. From your first course, you are immersed.

Recognised And Certified, Your Credibility

Your effort and application reward you with skill, confidence and experience at every level. When you successfully complete all your training, you are awarded a hypnotherapy diploma qualification that is recognised and certified by major hypnotherapy bodies worldwide.

200-hours study to gain accreditation

Complete the full course, as well as attend the live training and supervision sessions, and you will achieve the 200 hours of training in order to gain Accreditation with the Academy for Hypnosis.

Study for a further 100 hours and you can be accredited as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the ACHE*

 * Additional fees will be incurred for the ACHE accreditation. 

Foundations of Hypnosis

13 hours of online video content - 10 hours of live training*

 The Foundations of Hypnotherapy course will equip you to practice hypnosis for self-development and begin working with others. Once you have completed the foundations, you will continue with the

Analytical Hypnotherapy / Transforming Therapy™

35 hours of online video content - 20 hours of self-study
20 hours of live training*

This Analytical Hypnotherapy / Transforming Therapy™ course enables you to practice hypnosis in therapy sessions to help your clients work through their phobias and issues, and in clinical sessions to reassure and relax patients during treatment, as well as speed up the recovery process.

  1. Introduction to inductions and psychotherapy styles
  2. The brain and limbic system
  3. Working with phobic clients
  4. Transforming therapy sessions
  5. Applications of Gestalt therapy
  6. The traits of an effective therapist
  7. Abreaction

Medical and Dental Applications of Hypnosis

33 hours of online video content - 20 hours of self-study
25 hours of live training*

This course incorporates many of the hypnotic techniques and applies them to specific medical and dental situations. The course includes:

  1. Hypno-analgesia/anesthesia
  2. Weight loss and gastric band with hypnosis
  3. Using hypnosis as an adjunct to medical and dental treatments
  4. Working with medical and dental professions
  5. Using hypnosis to assist with chronic pain and acute issues, including burns, asthma and eczema, and more
  6. Understanding dreamwork and sleep issues
  7. Emergency care and phobia work
  8. Irritable bowel Syndrome Gut related disorders
  9.  Hypnosis for Childbirth
  10. Health benefits of hypnosis

* Live training includes a mix of program-related training and supervision sessions with Sharon, held over Zoom.

Supervision sessions take place approximately twice a month on Tuesday or Thursday evenings at 7 pm UK time. There will also be 9 program-related sessions on zoom, during the year. Provisional dates:

  • 22nd Aug and 19th Sep 2023 - supporting the Foundation Course
  • 17th Oct, 14th Nov, 12th Dec 2023, and 23rd Jan 2024 - building your confidence in Transforming Therapy™
  • 20th Feb, 19th Mar, and 16th Apr 2024 - practicing Applications of Hypnosis

All 7.00 pm UK time. 3.00 pm EST, 12.00 pm PST

Two BONUS programs

Self-Hypnosis - Self-Hypnosis can be for self-control, stress relief, weight loss, and much more. Perfect for beginner and intermediate levels. Online course for self-study at your own pace - 4 hours of video content.

Live dental training - Footage of live training that took place at Toothberry specialist Children's Dentists in London - over 3 hours of video content.

Online learning

Course content will be delivered via an online training platform with Self-Hypnosis and Live dental training available from the day you join. The Foundation and Application modules will be drip-fed over several months so as not to overwhelm you, and to also coincide with the live support sessions with Sharon.

If you want to work your  through the course faster, please contact [email protected] 

Training is broken down into weekly homework tasks,  pre-recorded training, downloadable scripts, and monthly live zoom training with Sharon Waxkirsh and other medical professionals.


Throughout the training there will be regular, monthly, live (via Zoom) sessions with Sharon Waxkirsh, where she will be available to reinforce your online learning, guide you in your practice, and answer any questions you may have. You will also be invited to join the regular supervision sessions, where you will connect with other training and practicing hypnotherapists, acquiring deeper knowledge and understanding of hypnosis.

Guest Speakers

Through the program, we hear from many guest speakers who share their medical and dental expertise. No other hypnosis course does this.

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"

Dr. Rochelle Zak

Dr. Rochelle Zak is a sleep medicine specialist who cares for patients with sleep disorders, including restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, parasomnia (abnormal behaviors that occur during sleep) and insomnia. She has a particular interest in helping patients manage restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Zak's research focuses on sleep in women in midlife as well as the different ways that RLS may be seen in patients.

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. 

Professor David Sanders

Professor David Sanders is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, and then attended the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Yale College in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He conducted his Ph.D. research in Biochemistry with Daniel E. Koshland, Jr., who was then editor of the journal Science, at the University of California at Berkeley. Sanders demonstrated that the response regulators in the two-component regulatory systems were phosphorylated on an aspartate residue and that they were protein phosphatases with a covalent intermediate


Team Lead at NHS and Clinical Hypnotherapist. (NHS and Private)

Bill Auerbach

Founder Coaching Right Now, with a sole focus on developing your leadership and business skills

Lead Trainer - Sharon Waxkirsh

This Certified programme will be lead by Sharon Waxkirsh BA HONS CHT MHT HBCE. 

Sharon lectures 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), IHMDP, the World Aesthetic Congress, the Dental Professionals Association, the British Association for Dental Nurses  and the British Dental Technicians Association.

In addition to her Honours BA degree, Sharon holds Master Hypnotherapy and HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator certifications. She is fully insured and registered with the General Hypnotheraphy Register and the ICNM.

Testimonials from recent academy students


Join the 1-Year Accredited Program

A 200-hour program combining online training, home study, and live support and supervision sessions, led by Sharon Waxkirsh held over zoom.

3 monthly payments of $1,395
Or save $190 with a one off payment of $3,995

 As this is a 1-year program you will get access to all the training materials, supervision, and support for a full year from the day you register. At the end of the year, you will be given the option to continue with the Academy and continue getting access to all the resources for a small monthly fee.


 This course is hosted on the Kajabi® website utilizing Zoom meetings.
Delivered by Sharon Waxkirsh - The Academy for Hypnosis and Produced by Neil Ben Films