Approved school of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE)
and The Dave Elman Hypnotherapy Institute (DEHI)

Academy for Hypnosis Accreditation Program*

Specialising in¬†Transforming Therapy‚ĄĘ

and Medical and Dental applications


* All students of the Academy for Hypnosis must be a member of our mentoring group in order to study with the Academy. To join the mentoring group, and get your first month free, click the button below.

Join the Academy Mentoring Group

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 standard and studying, sharing, and practicing hypnosis from the outset. Correctly used, hypnosis is a wonderful tool for transformation. Fully immerse yourself in the science and philosophy of the hypnotic state, and expand your own creative development.

200-hours study to gain certification

Complete the full course, as well as attend the live mentoring sessions, and you will achieve the 200 hours of training in order to gain Certification with the Academy for Hypnosis and as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the ACHE*

 * Additional fees will be incurred for the ACHE certification. 

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‚ĄĘ

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

Analytical Hypnotherapy / Transforming Therapy‚ĄĘ course enables you to practice hypnosis in therapy¬†sessions to help your clients work through their phobias and other 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

* Mentoring sessions take place twice a month on Tuesdays - 19.00 GMT, 14.00 EST, 11.00 PST (changes may occur during the holiday seasons). You must be a member of the mentoring group to access this additional part of the live training.

Two BONUS programs

Self-Hypnosis - Self-Hypnosis is helpful 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 the 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 the Foundations of Hypnosis modules available from the day you join. The¬†Transforming Therapy‚ĄĘ and Application modules will be drip-fed over several months so as not to overwhelm¬†you.

If you¬†wish to¬†work your way through the course faster, please contact [email protected]¬†

Modules include weekly homework tasks, pre-recorded training, and downloadable scripts, all supported by the live mentoring sessions with Sharon Waxkirsh and other training and practicing hypnotherapists.


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

‚ÄčMichael 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 Dave Elman Hypnotherapy Institue (DEHI), the World Aesthetic Congress, the Dental Professionals Association, the British Association for Dental Nurses  and the British Dental Technicians Association.

Sharon holds Master Hypnotherapy, Clinical 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 Accredited Program*

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

To gain full certification you must complete the full Accredited Program which is a cost of $2995, alongside mentoring studies.

If you wish to purchase the Accredited Program alone you may do so, but the full certification only applies when including the mentoring studies.

 * To join the Accredited Program, you must first join to Academy Mentoring Group. Click the button below to and get your first month for free.
Join the Academy Mentoring group

Once you have joined the Mentoring Group you will be emailed details on how to join the accreditation program.

We at the Academy know how important it is for you to feel confident in your practice and offer you access to all online training materials for two full years from the day you register.

We are also aware that having ongoing mentoring support is the core to a healthy therapy practitioner and therefore a thriving practice. There are no limits to how long you can remain a member of the mentoring group.


 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