In the field of hypnosis the subject of accreditation is a somewhat controversial topic. Being an unregulated industry there aren’t many unbiased central governing bodies which have stringent processes for membership. For example, Psychologists have the British Psychological Society and Counsellors/Psychotherapists have the UK Council for Psychotherapy and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
There are many awarding bodies and to the untrained eye there does appear to be official bodies of membership, however, many of these bodies are set up by the same people that run their training courses and so are totally biased to their own courses. However, due to now teaching an intense 9 month Hypnotherapy Diploma we do recognize that external validation is necessary when teaching new therapists so we currently have paperwork going through for two of the leading unbiased organisations in hypnotherapy and complimentary therapy accreditation so you can be sure that the course has stood up to the most stringent inspections.
We do offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points and these can be used to count towards your yearly total by your relevant body / association.
We do not recommend any particular professional body other than those we work with as between the team we have spent thousands on memberships and received very little in return. However, if you wish to pursue a career or voluntary work in organisations such as the NHS then it will be useful to show that you are a member of such a body and the two we will have validation from will be recognized in such areas.