Frequently Asked Questions.

Am I required to buy anything after I take the course or during the course?
Not at all, we do offer additional training materials which are optional.
Can attending the course be used for CEUs?
The National Guild of Hypnotists accepts our courses for CEUs. If you want to know about another organization, you will need to check with the organization you want to use the CEUs for, we will provide you with a verification for the hours attended.
Can I make payments?
Certainly, we can work out a 4 payment plan, if the tuition is not paid in full by the end of class, we will hold your certificates until the tuition is paid up.
Does Cal teach the whole course?
Yes, Cal teaches the whole course. Graduate teaching assistants will help you during practice time and speak for a few minutes about their practice time observations for a few minutes in class.
What time does the course start and end?
Practice time starts at 8:00 am each morning, class instruction starts at 9:00 am and ends around 5:30 pm and practice again from 5:30 – 6:30 pm daily. However, the first day of class starts at 9:00 am.
Can I leave early to catch a flight?
We will teach till approximately 6:30 pm on the last day, so it is not advisable to leave early.
Is there a hotel nearby and is there a special rate for students taking the course?
Yes, we have a hotel 3 blocks away (The Candlewood Suites), that offers a rate of $78/night for our students. We can help you with these reservations. Of course, these rates can change. Call us for the latest information.
Will I have learned what I need to learn to start a practice?
Yes, our course is very comprehensive, it covers basic to advanced levels of hypnosis and will prepare you to get your practice going right away. Students have gone straight from classroom to seeing clients right away.
What is 5-PATH®?
5-PATH® is the acronym for 5 Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnosis, it is a systematic approach to conducting effective and powerful hypnosis. It is developed by Cal Banyan and is a copyrighted trademark of the Banyan Hypnosis Center. This systematic approach is key to helping students to quickly master the material and be able to confidently see clients as soon as they have an office ready.
What is 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®?
7th Path Self-Hypnosis® is a mind-body-spirit self-hypnosis program developed by Cal Banyan also, and is a copyrighted trademark of the Banyan Hypnosis Center. You will learn how to use it and teach it in class. It is called the “biggest surprise in class” by our grads.
Where is the closest airport?
Orange County Airport (SNA) also known as the John Wayne Airport, it is about 6 miles from our Center and also the hotel.
Is the class guaranteed?
Yes, we guarantee that if within the first week, for any reason you decide that the class is not for you, just turn in the materials from class and we will give you a full refund.
Will I get hypnotized during the course?
Yes, you will have the opportunity to get hypnotized many times during your practice sessions in the mornings and evenings. This is an experiential class. We want you to have a foundation in hypnotism that can only be obtained by experiencing it for yourself.
Will I get to hypnotize others during the course?
Yes, you will get to practice hypnotizing your classmates in the morning and evening practice sessions. This practice time is supervised so you will know that you are doing it right.
I don't think I can be hypnotized. Can I still be a hypnotist?
Anyone of normal intelligence can be hypnotized, so it’s not going to be an issue. With proper instructions, you will be hypnotized easily.
How much practice time is there and is it supervised or assigned as homework?
As of the second day of class, you will have supervised practices sessions 1 hour in the mornings and 1 hour in the evenings. Yes, there will be homework each day but your practice sessions will be done at our center where we can make sure you are doing the hypnosis practice exercises correctly.
Will I be certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists when I graduate?
Yes, you will be certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists upon graduation.
What kind of ongoing support is there after I graduate?
We provide an unsurpassed ongoing support via an exclusive Yahoo group forum for our grads only. There are no other schools that support our graduates at the level we provide. Here is more information about our ongoing support!
How hard is the class? I haven't been in school for a long time.
The class is approved by the National Guild of Hypnotists and far surpasses their minimum requirements. Cal is one of the best trainers around and even though you’ve not been in school in a while, he will be able to hold your attention throughout the 10 days. We think that you will be extremely pleased and impressed with the level of his teaching because his instruction is very clear and systematic. (By the way, if you feel that you would benefit from going through the course a second time you can do so at no additional charge for up to a year after graduation, just to make sure you “really get it”!)
Which will I be when I graduate, a hypnotist, Consulting Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist?

These are all different titles for the same thing. They are equivalent. Which one you use is up to you.

Depending on where you live, the title you may use depends on the laws in your state. Titles are sometimes regulated and so the title you can use may vary from state to state and country to country. You will need to check into the regulations governing hypnosis practice where you reside. We can help you get into contact with someone who will know.

If you live in California you can use any of these titles legally.