Counselling Hypnotherapy Diploma

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Established in 1986, Orca Institute offers Canada’s longest running Hypnotherapy Certification programs. We are also British Columbia's only PTIB and EQA Designated Hypnotherapy school.

Ongoing - Start anytime
Price:$1985(Basic) $4400(Diploma)


Basic Hypnotherapy Certification
(Distance Learning)
This online 285 hour course takes place over 7.5 months (about 10 hours per week). It prepares the student to be proficient in Basic Counselling and hypnosis Skills. Graduate students receive a Resident Hypnotherapist Certificate.

Our Hypnotherapy Certification online Diploma course is 640 hours over 7.5 months. Classes are ongoing and may be started at any time. Graduate students receive a Counselling Hypnotherapist Diploma.

This comprehensive course has enhanced my work with people in distress and pain. I have no hesitation in recommending The Orca Institute.

E.M. Smith, R.S.W., R.H. Social Work Department, Cancer Control Agency of BC.

It is my professional opinion that this course is well-organized and very comprehensive. It is without question that mastery of this course material would enable a person to perform high-quality work in the field of hypnotherapy.

Serge King, PhD. Author

In my opinion the course material is excellent, well-organized, comprehensive, and covers the field very well. I was pleased to note that Dr. Milton Erickson is given so much prominent attention, and that his system of using hypnosis has been incorporated. I knew Dr. Milton Erickson personally, having met him in 1952 at the home of Mr. Aldous Huxley in Los Angeles.

A. Hoffer, M.D., PhD
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Sheldon Bilsker, RCC, HT is a practising Counselling Hypnotherapist and Registered Clinical Counselor with 36 years experience in private practice. He is President and Founder of the International Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists (IACH, est. 2004) and past President of The Canadian Hypnotherapy Association. He has also been a member of the Legislative Review Committee of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors which submitted the first proposal to the Health Professions Council of BC to set up a College of Counsellors in BC and therefore create a protected title of "Counselling Therapist". Although unsuccessful at the time it formed the groundwork which contributed to the development of FACTBC, the current lobbying body representing 9 major counselling groups counsellors in BC. In 1986, Sheldon began training students in hypnotherapy and other therapeutic approaches. It was at this time that he founded Orca Hypnosis Seminars, now Orca Institute. These training progra