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Coastal Academy of Hypnotic Arts and Science

Coastal Academy is here to guide you on each stage of the transition to becoming a practicing hypnotherapist, and the opportunity to make real change in the world.

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Who We Are

In 2004, Canada’s leading hypnotherapist training program was founded by Leslie McIntosh using her knowledge and wisdom in order to help others live better lives.

Our Faculty, through our specially designed curriculum, share their deep, extensive experience as working hypnotherapists. With our many years of experience in combination with our online learning, and full or part-time courses, we believe we have the most comprehensive training available.

We, as people, can live in balance, free of fear and emotional pain. We can live with the highest regard for humanity, allowing us to serve others and ourselves for our highest good. At Coastal Academy, this is the vision we work towards, using hypnosis and hypnotherapy as our primary tools.

Becoming a Hypnotherapist

Our graduates actively help people achieve lasting change and wellness, and freedom from the crippling beliefs and behaviours that frequently prevent the achievement of balance, true health and fulfillment of life. Whether you have a new found calling or helping others has been your life long goal, we are the learning partner for you, here to bring out the very best in your unique work.

Discover the incredible and vast impact that hypnotherapy will have on you, your career, and the world around you. And have fun doing it!

Jamie Holloway

“A supportive learning environment. I feel I am leaving with a strong foundation to hypnotherapy. Part-time class was very accommodating to a full-time schedule.”

– Jamie Holloway

Choosing Your Path

CLASS DATES IN 2024

Full-time Zoom Class

Learn a new skill over the summer! Summer dates for the full Clinical Hypnotherapist Program over Zoom are July 8-19 for the Hypnotist and Master Hypnotist Modules and Aug 12-23 for the Clinical Hypnotherapist Module.

The next class after that will be Sept 9-20 and Oct 21-Nov 1. There is a longer delay between class sessions for this sitting due to two federal holidays in October.

Please select the Zoom Tab below or contact us for more details.

Part-time Classes

The Part-time classes are online over Zoom as well, to allow for students from across different time zones to train in this same format. The classes run one weekend per month for 10 months from February to November or September to June.

Please select the Part-time Tab below or contact us for more details and the schedule of dates.

CORE CURRICULUM

Clinical Hypnotherapist BadgeTHE CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST PROGRAM

Our Core Program – The Clinical Hypnotherapist Program – is delivered in three stages:

– Hypnotist
– Master Hypnotist
– Clinical Hypnotherapist Certification
(You can read more about these in the Curriculum Tab.)

We offer this program in four different ways:

1. as an intensive in-person, 4-week course (see the ‘Full-Time’ tab for details)
2. as a part-time in-person course over 10 months (see the ‘Part-Time’ tab for details)
3. as a two-part online course, in real-time and fully interactive over Zoom. Each part is two weeks long. (see ‘Zoom’ tab for details)
4. as a hybrid of Zoom and in-person; two weeks over Zoom for the Hypnotist and Master Hypnotist modules and then two weeks in-person for the Clinical Hypnotherapist module. (see ‘Hybrid’ tab for details)

The first stage – Hypnotist – is also offered online. (see ‘Hypnotist Online’ tab for details)

Upon completion of this course, you will graduate with professional certification recognized around the world, and become part of our thriving network of alumni practitioners.

HYPNOTIST ONLINE PROGRAM

This richly-interactive online course covers the first of the three units of our full Clinical Hypnotherapist Program and the cost is just $599. Until July 15, 2024, take $100 off by using coupon code Summer100.

This program will give you the groundwork and the basis to build upon if you decide to continue to work towards being a Hypnotherapist. You can work to your schedule and pace, while having direct contact, feedback and support from the Coastal Academy faculty.

When you complete this online course, you will understand what hypnosis is, how it works and how to use it. You will also be able to help friends, family, and clients with relaxation, stress relief, and positive suggestions to make changes in their lives.

NEW! 
You can now combine the Online Hypnotist Program with the Peaceful Pregnancy Practitioner course.
Click the button to buy now:

Clinical Hypnotherapist BadgeCLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY PROGRAM – PRESENTED OVER ZOOM

Using the same materials, curriculum and format as the in-person classes, the Zoom option offers students the additional experience of working with hypnosis clients online.

The training is done in a comfortable, casual Zoom classroom format. As with the in-person classes, there is both practical and lecture format each day, to make the classes more enjoyable, to ingrain the learning, and to facilitate the best adult-learning practices.

To provide the optimal learning experience for participants, the Clinical Hypnotherapist program is limited to 6-8 students per session for practical studies. Students will receive 160 hours of classroom training and will complete an additional 60 hours of self-study, practice and preparation of case studies.

The course is presented in two two-week sessions. The first session covers the Hypnotist and Master Hypnotist Modules and the second covers the Clinical Hypnotherapist Module.

Classes are held 9 am – 4/5 pm Monday to Friday. Evenings and weekends will be required for home study and practicum work.

Students wishing to enroll in this program, must submit the application form along with the non-refundable Application Fee of $500*. Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below!

Investment for the full program is $3500, broken out as follows:

Week 1- Hypnotist Certification $900
Week 2- Master Hypnotist Certification (builds on Hypnotist) $1000
Week 3 and 4 – Clinical Hypnotherapist $1600

These fees do not include textbooks ($20), and registration and examination fees with International Association of Counsellors and Therapists / International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

* Please note that the $500 Application Fee is applied to the total.

HYBRID CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY PROGRAM

Using the same materials, curriculum and format as the in-person classes, the Hybrid option offers students the additional experience of working with hypnosis clients online and in-person.

The training is conducted in both practical and lecture format each day, to make the classes more enjoyable, to ingrain the learning, and to facilitate the best adult-learning practices.

To provide the optimal learning experience for participants, the Clinical Hypnotherapist program is limited to 6-8 students per session for practical studies. Students will receive 160 hours of classroom training and will complete an additional 60 hours of self-study, practice and preparation of case studies.

The course is presented in two two-week sessions. The first session covers the Hypnotist and Master Hypnotist Modules and will take place over Zoom. And the second covers the Clinical Hypnotherapist Module and will be done in-person.

Classes are held 9 am – 4/5 pm Monday to Friday. Evenings and weekends will be required for home study and practicum work.

Students wishing to enroll in this program, must submit the application form along with the non-refundable Application Fee of $500*. Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below!

Investment for the full Hybrid program is $3850, broken out as follows:
Week 1- Hypnotist Certification $900
Week 2- Master Hypnotist Certification (builds on Hypnotist) $1000
Week 3 and 4 – Clinical Hypnotherapist $1950

These fees do not include textbooks ($20), and registration and examination fees with International Association of Counsellors and Therapists / International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

* Please note that the $500 Application Fee is applied to the total.

Clinical Hypnotherapist BadgeFULL-TIME INTENSIVE CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY PROGRAM

TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

The full Clinical Hynotherapist Program qualifies the graduate for IMDHA, IACT and NGH certification.

Our graduates are unique in that they are cross-trained with the wisdom and techniques of modern thinkers such as Gil Boyne, David Elman, Milton Erickson, Roy Hunter, John Kappas, Gerald Kein, Charles Tebbetts, Terence Watts and Brian Weiss. This provides the Coastal Academy of Hypnotherapy graduates with a flexible toolkit to meet the needs of their clients.

The training is done in a comfortable, casual classroom format. Participants are encouraged to wear loose, casual clothing. There is both practical and lecture format each day, to make the classes more enjoyable, to ingrain the learning, and to facilitate the best adult-learning practices.

To provide the optimal learning experience for participants, the Clinical Hypnotherapist program is limited to 6-8 students for practical studies. Students will receive 160 hours of classroom training and will complete an additional 60 hours of self-study, practice and preparation of case studies.

Classes are held 9 am – 4/5 pm Monday to Friday. Evenings and weekends will be required for home study and practicum work.

Students wishing to enroll in this program, must submit the application form along with the non-refundable Application Fee of $500*. Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below! 

Investment for the full 4 week program is $4240, broken out as follows:

Week 1- Hypnotist Certification $995
Week 2- Master Hypnotist Certification (builds on Hypnotist) $1295
Week 3 and 4 – Clinical Hypnotherapist $1950

These fees do not include text books ($20), and registration and examination fees with International Association of Counsellors and Therapists / International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

* Please note that the $500 Application Fee is applied to the total.

Clinical Hypnotherapist BadgePART-TIME CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY PROGRAM  –  PRESENTED OVER ZOOM

This Part-Time program is the same number of hours and the same curriculum as the Full-Time and Hybrid programs.

Classes are held one weekend a month (9 am – 4/5 pm, Saturday and Sunday) for 10 months. Register early as space is limited.

Students wishing to enroll in this program, must submit the application form along with the non-refundable application fee of $500*. Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below!

As with the Full-Time Zoom option, investment for this program is $3500. The deposit of $500 will hold your spot and you will make 10 payments of $300 over 10 months. These fees do not include text books ($20), and registration and examination fees with the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists / International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

* Please note that the $500 Application Fee is applied to the total.

CURRICULUM

The Clinical Hypnotherapist Program is delivered in three modules: Hypnotist, Master Hypnotist and Clinical Hypnotherapist Certification.

Each module covers many topics which are laid out for you below:

Module 1 covers:
– What H
ypnosis is, its Features and Benefits
– How the Mind works
– Hypnosis Myths and Facts
– Hypnosis Depths
– Hypnosis Challenges
– Hypnosis Signs
– Hypnosis Trance Types
– Understanding Clients (child or adult)

– Hypnotic Equations
– Inductions
– Progressive Relaxations
– Manifesting
– Patter & Semantics
– Self-hypnosis
– The Importance of Breathing
– Theory of Physical and Emotional Suggestibility

– Deepening Techniques
– Formal Classroom Theory 
– Daily Practical Application of Hypnosis
– Working With Groups

– Demonstrated Exams

– Trauma Informed Practice

Module 2 covers:
– Abreactions
– Additional Inductions

– Advanced Deepening Techniques
– Belief Systems
– Body Syndromes
– Cording Therapy – Techniques and Benefits

– Deep Trance Identification
– Expanded Consciousness
– False Memories

– Hypnosis and Healing
– Hypnosis and Religion

– Ideomotor Responses
– Initial Sensitizing Event
– Milton Erickson Techniques
– NLP and Hypnosis Overlap
– Rapid Reactional Hypnosis- Fractionation
– Scripting Techniques
– Stage Hypnosis
– Theory of Physical and Emotional Sexuality

– Transpersonal Hypnotherapy
– Understanding ADD/HD
– Understanding Dental Anxiety
– Understanding Habits
– Understanding Sleep Loss and Its Effects
– Formal Classroom Theory
– Daily Practical Application of Hypnosis 
– Written and Demonstrated Exams

Module 3 covers:
– Addictions: Control and Motivation
– Age Regression Therapy
– Client Communications
– Compounding
– Corrective Therapy
– Dehypnosis
– Dreams
– Endorphins
– Fears, Phobias and Circle Therapy

– Forensic Hypnosis

 

– Habits: Control and Motivation
– Hyper-suggestibility
– Benefits of Laughter
– Memory
– Neurotic Behaviour
– Pain Therapy
– Parts Therapy
– Past Life Regression Therapy including Soul
Screening© (unique to Leslie McIntosh

– Pregnancy and Childbirth

 

– Script Recording
– Understanding Depression and Grief
– Diabetes and Hypnotherapy
– Understanding Weight Management
– Business: Planning and Marketing Concepts
– Formal Classroom Theory
– Daily Practical Application
– Written Exams for Coastal Academy, IMDHA and IACT

 

Clinical Hypnotherapist BadgePROGRAM OPTIONS

Take all three components of Intensive Full-time or Part-time programs in person, over Zoom or start right away with the first part now – fully online.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Along with the Clinical Hypnotherapist Program, we also offer a number of Continuing Education Programs:

– Spiritual Hypnosis Course
– Peaceful Pregnancy Practitioner Course
– 5.5.5 Coaching Skills Training Program™
– Virtual Gastric Band

Spiritual Hypnosis Course

Level One of the Spiritual Hypnosis Course helps Clinical Hypnotherapists develop their skills in guiding clients to connect with their Spirit Guides, Higher Selves, passed loved ones, totem animals, and many other possibilities. You will also learn how to take a client into their own Akashic Records for clarity and answers, help clients experience Alternate Lifetimes, and conduct Group Spiritual Hypnosis sessions.

This immersive and interactive course will allow you to experience and practice these types of sessions for yourself in class and develop a level of comfort to expand on what you can offer your clients as a Hypnotherapist. It runs over three consecutive Saturdays, giving you time to practice and absorb the information provided.

The course fee is $699 and is eligible for 18 continuing education credits.

Please contact us for more information.

Peaceful Pregnancy Practitioner Course

The Peaceful Pregnancy™ Philosophy: The Peaceful Pregnancy Program is a comprehensive hypnosis for pregnancy and childbirth program.

Peaceful Pregnancy Practitioners understand pregnancy, childbirth and hypnosis. We are advocates of choices; women choosing the pregnancy and childbirth experiences they desire.

The Peaceful Pregnancy Program teaches expecting parents how to use hypnosis to experience a peaceful pregnancy and calm childbirth. Mom and her chosen partner will learn how to hypnotize each other for the purpose of relaxation, sleep, physical comfort, bonding with baby, preparation for childbirth, preparation for parenthood and more.

Certification for Hypnotists:

One day certification workshop. $350.00

Certification for non-Hypnotists:

The Peaceful Pregnancy Practitioner Course can now be purchased together with the Hypnotist Course!
You have the choice of registering for either the Online Hypnotist course, or the 5-day, Live Hypnotist Training.

Click the buttons below to learn more:

5.5.5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

The 5.5.5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ draws from the most advanced knowledge base in the coaching field and is translated into a simple, intuitive, and highly transferable framework for solo-preneurs and those interested in coaching clients.

This course is offered via virtual delivery on Zoom and involves participant engagement throughout the course. It is presented by Dianne McCoy, please click here for Dianne’s bio.

Key Skills Covered

  • five-step process for a coaching conversation
  • Multi-dimensional listening
  • Powerful questions that accelerate development and new insights
  • Catalyzing bigger, bolder actions
  • Encouraging action, growth, and new awareness
  • Establish meaningful and motivating goals and workable plans to achieve them
  • Five fundamental behaviours experienced coaches always use

Benefits of Participating

Learners acquire tools that move them…

  • From talking to others to new ways of listening.
  • From building walls to building trust.
  • From telling others what to do to asking powerful questions.
  • From harsh truths to productive feedback.
  • From problem-solving for others to developing resourceful, self-reliant problem solvers.

The Student Portal

“Porto” is our student portal where all of the course information is located in one convenient place along with access to this site for 24 months from the start of your program! The participant toolkit is in digital format, along with all course hand-outs making the whole experience fast and convenient.

Sheila Granger presents Virtual Gastric Band

Join us to learn about this amazing technique that you can use for immediate weight release results with your clients. You will receive complete scripts for this 4 session program, audio and material for use with your clients. In addition, we have added a Holistic Nutrition module which will only add to what you can offer your clients.

The Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band is world renowned as “the” technique” for creating a gastric band with Hypnosis. As well as all of Sheila’s material, attendees will learn how to apply their Parts Therapy skills into the program for continued use during and after the 4 weeks of VGB.

This program is $600.00 and runs for two days.

Jenni

“My experience with Coastal was life-changing. I learned so much about myself and how to be an effective, client centred practitioner. I am excited about this work and my future learning. “

– Jenni Madison

Our Founder

LESLIE MCINTOSH

Leslie McIntosh was a Board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, as well as a Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapist- specializing in Regression therapy, Soul Screening© and Parts Therapy, Fertility and Peaceful Pregnancy hypnosis for birth. She was also the author of Your Soul- Past, Present and Future, available from Friesen Press.

Leslie had over 25 years of facilitation experience of various types. She was recognized by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association( IMDHA), and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) as a quality trainer and her students are recognized as some of the best professional Hypnotherapists in North America. She was Board Certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists and certified as an NGH Instructor in 2007.

Over her last decade she assisted many others to release limiting beliefs or behaviours to support their own healing and move forward with a new profession. Through her mentoring and training skills many graduates have developed the confidence to become Trainers themselves.

Qyun

“Prior to taking this course, I thought that hypnotherapy was mostly about positive messages and affirmations being delivered to clients by the hypnotherapists. It was an incredible surprise to find out it also involved interactive therapies, which are so much more powerful and beneficial to the people who receive it.”

– Quyn Lê Erichsen, M.Ed.Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist & Life Coach

 

Contact

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