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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 practising hypnotherapist,
and the opportunity to make real change in the world.

Who we are

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.

Why We Do It

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

Curious about exploring the possibilities of becoming a hypnotherapist? You’re in the perfect place.

Our graduates actively help people achieve lasting change and wellness, and freedom from the crippling beliefs and behaviors 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 impacts that hypnotherapy will have on you, your career, and the world around you.

“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,
mindbodyandspiritwellness.com

Choosing Your Path

CORE CURRICULUM

THE 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 below.)

The Full Program can be taken as an intensive, 4-week course or part time over 10 weeks. The first stage – Hypnotist – is also offered online.

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

ONLINE HYPNOTIST PROGRAM

This richly-interactive online course covers the first of the three units of our full Clinical Hypnotherapist Program.

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.

INTENSIVE CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY PROGRAM

The full Clinical Hynotherapist Program qualifies the graduate for IMDHA, IACT and NGH certification.
Classes are held Monday to Friday. Week-ends are for home study and practicum work.

Pre-applications for this class can be completed on-line on our contact page.

Investment for the full 4 week program is $3850.00.

The program may also be taken as three separate components:
Week 1- Hypnotist Certification $975
Week 2- Master Hypnotist Certification (builds on Hypnotist) $1275
Week 3 and 4 – Clinical Hypnotherapist $1900.00

Includes a $250.00 (Non-Refundable) Application Fee applied to your tuition.
This fee does not include text books ($125), and registration and examination fees with IMDHA.

PART-TIME CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY PROGRAM

This part-time program normally runs once a year from Sept to June and is the same number of hours and the same curriculum as the full-time program..

Classes are held one weekend a month for 10 months. (Register early as space is limited.)

Pre-applications for this class can be completed on-line on the contact page. Investment for this program is also $3850.00.

A deposit of $250.00 will hold your spot and you will make 10 payments of 400.00 over your first 9 weekends

This part-time program normally runs once a year from Sept to June and
is the same number of hours and the same curriculum as the full-time program

CURRICULUM

STAGE 1: HYPNOTIST

This section deals with:

– Deepening Techniques
– How the Mind works
– Hypnosis Challenges
– Hypnosis Depths
– Hypnosis Myths and Facts
– Hypnosis Signs
– Hypnosis Trance Types
– Hypnotic Equations
– Inductions
– Progressive Relaxations
– Manifesting
– Patter & Semantics
– Self-hypnosis
– The importance of Breathing
– Theory of Physical and Emotional Suggestibility
– Understanding Clients (child or adult)
– What hypnosis is, its features and benefits
– Formal classroom theory plus practicum
 – Practical application of hypnosis daily,including working with groups
– Demonstrated examination

STAGE 2: MASTER HYPNOTIST

This section deals with:
– Abreactions
– Additional Inductions

– Advanced Deepening Techniques
– Belief Systems
– Body Syndromes
– 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 plus practical application of hypnosis daily
– Written and demonstrated examinations

STAGE 3: CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST CERTIFICATION

This section deals with:
– Abreactions
– Additional Inductions

– Advanced Deepening Techniques
– Belief Systems
– Body Syndromes
– 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 plus practical application of hypnosis daily
– Written and demonstrated examinations

CONTINUING EDUCATION

CONTINUING EDUCATION

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

– 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™
– Peaceful Pregnancy Practitioner Course
– Virtual Gastric Band
– Spiritual and Intuitive Workshops

 

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

This richly-interactive online course covers the first of the three units of our full Clinical Hypnotherapist Program.

Have you thought about what it takes to be a Coach?
How about adding the skill of coaching to the other skills/tools and experience you already have acquired?

If you answered yes to these questions, this program is for you. This coaching program is available to anyone who is interested, not just Hypnotherapists.

What can learning coaching skills do for you?

• When people learn coaching skills they also learn how to truly listen to one another and
hear things that bring whole new perspectives, ideas and new ways of collaborating.
• When people learn coaching skills they also learn to be curious, ask questions and be a
student of others and their surroundings.
• When people learn coaching skills they learn how to truly support others.

Imagine what could happen if EVERYONE knew this.

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 non-Hypnotists:

You can become a Peaceful Pregnancy Practitioner by taking our 5 day Hypnotist training, and our one day Peaceful Pregnancy Certification.

Total cost $1100.00

Certification for Hypnotists:

One day certification workshop. $300.00

Sheila Granger presents Virtual Gastric Band

Join Sheila for two days 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, CD and material for use with 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 $500.00

Spiritual and Intuitive Workshops

We also offer workshops to increase your intuitive or spiritual practices with programs
such as Heart Resonance Therapy taught by Susan Turner, and intuitive
development workshops offered by guest consultant Cheryl Lee Harnish.

“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. Lesley’s commitment to creating meaningful structure and content in this course, means that a deep level of learning is integral – gratitude.”

– Jenni Madison
jennimadison.com

Our Founder

LESLIE MacINTOSH

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 is 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.

“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

 

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