Certification Program and Classes

The Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy offers a certification training in Integrative Hypnotherapy. Our training is presented in 60 hour segments which include theory and clinical applications of the latest advancements in hypnosis including Cognitive Behavioral HypnotherapyEricksonian HypnosisEnergy Psychology, and Therapeutic Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).  Our school has one of the only training programs nationwide that offers a Supervised Clinical Internship to better prepare our graduates in building a successful practice. Course sections may also be taken independent of the certification program.

Students at the Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy (MIOH) learn effective and reliable approaches for employing hypnosis that facilitate connection and communication between the mind, body, emotions, and energy fields. The program explores the principles and techniques of basic Ericksonian and Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy in conjunction with Body Mind Theory. Through the study of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Energy Psychology, and Therapeutic Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), students gain the skills necessary to access the subconscious mind and uncover issues, traumas, and limiting beliefs that can then be released. The modalities we teach are safe, client-centered therapies that have gained worldwide recognition for their gentle, nurturing, yet influential successes in changing non-serving beliefs and behaviors.

Your Training

Our integrative program has a special emphasis on the Ericksonian and Cognitive Behavioral approach to hypnotherapy. This is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client that leads to the fulfillment of the client’s desired outcome. Thoughts create feelings which then result in learned behaviors, reactions, and coping styles. These approaches help clients become more aware of thought distortions that cause emotional distress and/or behavioral reactions that are non-serving. The integrative approach to our training helps clients to release adverse reactions to situations or events and learn to generate new thoughts that allow them to embrace their potential.

Our program uses hands-on demonstrations and experiential training that leads to becoming certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in Integrative Hypnotherapies. This training will help you gain a better understanding of the psychology of hypnosis and the manifestation of certain limiting beliefs and behaviors.

While developing a solid foundation in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, our training provides you with the tools to powerfully work with the unconscious mind in creating positive dramatic results in your life and in the lives of others.

The Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy provides you with the tools to engage the subconscious mind in creating positive, dramatic results in your life and in the lives of others. While developing a solid foundation in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, you will learn how to help clients achieve personal and professional transformation. We believe that for hypnotherapists to be effective with others, they need to fully experience and understand this process within themselves. Through experiential training the hypnotherapist will become more adept in assisting their clients in their transformation and change. The completion of the 300 hours of hands-on training leads to becoming a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in Integrative Hypnotherapies.

Personal and professional benefits

  • Maximize success in all aspects of life
  • Manage change and conflicts
  • Increase self-awareness and insight
  • Develop focus, drive, and motivation
  • Achieve desired outcomes
  • Manage pain and enhance wellness
  • Improve emotional intelligence
  • Integrate mind-body consciousness





The Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy is a recognized and approved school under the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE) and the International Hypnosis Federation (IHF). Contact the following organizations to learn more about becoming a member. Students are also eligible for membership with these organizations.


Your Trainers

Your primary trainer and the Director of the program is Dr. Marla Brucker. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy, is a Registered Hypnotic Anesthesiologist, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programmer, a certified trainer in Energy Psychology, and has been teaching this certification training since 1991. Learn more about your instructors.


Each 60-hour course is $995; or, a package discount is available if you register for the entire certification program. For more information about pricing or to register for and purchase courses, please visit our registration page.

SEATING IS LIMITED. Due to popular demand, these courses fill up quickly. Use the links above to purchase your courses online or call us at (858) 587-0422.

We look forward to being partners in your success.


The Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy (MIOH) is just one of two schools nationwide to offer a supervised clinical internship.  The internship is separate from the 240-hour curriculum.  Its primary purpose is to provide guidance and assistance to help former students that have completed 240-hours of class room training prior to attending the internship to open up a practice. The internship is something that a person can choose to attend if they’d like.

If you would like a hypnosis session for only $40, please call Marla at (858) 587-0422 to schedule an appointment.

Call soon! The sessions book up quickly.

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