the Pacific Institute of Advanced  Hypnotherapy
Look outside and dream, look inside and awaken
the Pacific Institute of Advanced  Hypnotherapy
New Westminster, British Columbia
Frequently Asked Questions
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Who runs the school?
writer of the curriculum, Sherry M. Hood.

Is the school registered with the appropriate government bodies?
The Pacific Institute is registered with The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and
the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia. PIAH is also a New Westminster City
licensed school.

What about the instructors?
Our instructors are highly experienced in the field of hypnotherapy, trained in Canada and Internationally
and are IMDHA Certified Trainers with current thriving practices.

How comprehensive is the course?
PIAH professional clinical hypnotherapy training courses are based on Sherry's many thousands of hours of
successful hypnotherapy session work, hypnosis and hypnoanalysis with clients in her private practice.
PIAH teaches a wide variety of hypnotherapy techniques and styles from all of the masters and includes
areas of hypnotherapy that are not taught in other schools.
PIAH students constantly work with volunteer clients
(booked and screened by the school) during class hours to
ensure competence, confidence and excellent hypnotherapy skills upon graduation.

Will I be recognized by other governing bodies?
PIAH graduates far exceed the requirements for IMDHA and other certifying bodies or organizations.

Will my certification be recognized across Canada?
There is no legislation in Canada relating to hypnotherapy at this time. This is something we are concerned
about and working on. Graduates can practice anywhere in Canada and in most states in the U.S.

Does the school offer support after graduation?
We offer continued support to all graduates to ensure professional development. Advanced workshops,
online chats, mentoring groups and one-on-one consultation are encouraged.  Our instructors have
mentored students of other hypnotherapy schools.

Can I call myself a doctor or a Ph.D?
Absolutely not. A Ph.D is an advanced academic degree awarded by universities and usually takes four to six
years to complete. Some on-line universities and correspondence schools offer quick doctorates and Ph.D's
for a fee,  but these are not only  unrecognized by the medical profession but cheapen the profession of
hypnotherapy. Always question the credentials of ANYONE using the title Ph.D.
You can proudly display M.H. (master hypnotist), C.Ht. (clinical hypnotherapist) and  C.C.Ht. (certified
clinical hypnotherapist) after your name.

What else does the school offer?
A part of a good hypnotherapy practice is being able to offer clients professional hypnotherapy recordings.
PIAH has an on-site recording studio with over 12 years of experience producing successful hypnotherapy

Can I visit the school before I decide?
We encourage all potential students to come and look at our beautiful school.

Past Graduates
Graduates of PIAH have opened successful practices in diverse areas of hypnotherapy and many specialize
in specific areas of the field. We encourage potential students to talk to previous graduates and students of

Anything else I should know?
We are known for the highest standards and ethical practices.
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