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Certification Program and Classes

The Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy (MIOH) offers 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 is one of the only training programs nationwide that offer 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.

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. Students at the Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy (MIOH) learn effective and reliable methods for employing hypnosis that facilitate the 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 advanced skills to assist their clients in accessing the subconscious mind to uncover personal issues, traumas, and limiting beliefs that can be released, and then guide them into achieving their desired outcome.

Your Training

Our integrative program has a particular 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 resulting in learned behaviors, reactions, and coping styles. These approaches help clients become more aware of thought distortions that cause emotional distress and behavioral reactions that are non-serving. The integrative approach to our training helps clients to release adverse reactions to situations or events, thereby learning 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 better understand the psychology of people and the manifestation of certain limiting beliefs and behaviors.

The Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy provides you with the tools to work with the subconscious mind in creating positive, dramatic results in your life and the lives of others. While developing a solid foundation in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, you will learn to help clients achieve personal and professional transformation. We believe that for hypnotherapists to be effective with others, they need to experience and understand this process within themselves fully. 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 you 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


Become certified as a Hypnotist or a Clinical Hypnotherapist:

The first four courses listed below are our classroom modules. Some students may only want to learn one module, whereas others want to take all four classes. The internship is optional.

Become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist: This includes all four classroom modules, in addition to the internship. To become a Certified Hypnotist, the first four modules are only required. And some people choose to take one only module for their own personal or professional growth.


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). Students are also eligible for membership with these organizations. Contact the following organizations to learn more about becoming a member.

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 now only $845 (a $150 discount from $995) if you register with a deposit of $250 at least 10 days before the beginning of each course. A package discount is available if you register for the entire certification program at a time. For more information about pricing or registering for and purchasing 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.

Supervised Internship

Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy is one of two schools nationwide offering a supervised clinical internship. We provide guidance and assistance to graduate students working with clients while building their practice. The internship is optional. If you want to be a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, the internship is required, and therefore there is a tuition of $845.

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