Have you ever been asked in a job interview, “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” It can be annoying to have to think about the (relatively) far future when you’re consumed by your most immediate goal — landing the job.

But employers want to make sure you see their job as more than a paycheck. They want to know if you view it as a step forward in your career, a launching pad from which you can reach toward your long-term professional goals. It speaks to your longevity in the role and commitment to it.

So, at the risk of coming off like a nosy job recruiter, we’ll ask you, “Where do you see yourself as a mental health professional five years from now?”

When you’re consumed by the daily struggle of building and maintaining a therapy practice — treating patients, marketing to find new ones, and endless paperwork — it can be hard to find the time and energy to step back, breathe, and think about the future.

But before you know it, routine can take hold and stagnation can set in. Five years will pass, and you’ll find yourself running essentially the same practice, with, perhaps, diminishing rewards.

Now is the time to invest in your future.

For professional mental health therapists, hypnotherapy training is one of the best ways to break out of the career doldrums. Here are four long-term professional goals you can achieve with hypnotherapy training:

1. Hypnotherapy Training Will Make You a Better Therapist

You became a therapist, among other reasons, because you wanted to help people heal from their psychological challenges. But when you rely on traditional techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy, real healing can be a slow and arduous journey, especially for tough issues like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Clients can get frustrated by their lack of progress, and as each session passes, you can start to feel like you’re talking around issues, rather than diving in. With hypnotherapy, you can finally dive in.

Hypnotherapy leads clients on an expedition into their subconscious minds, where the repressed or forgotten roots of their challenges reside. By getting right to the root of the problem, hypnotherapy magnifies the power of traditional therapies like CBT, helping your clients quickly achieve healing that lasts. In short, hypnotherapy training will make you a better therapist.

2. Hypnotherapy Training Will Help You Launch a Private Practice

When you began your therapy career, you dreamed of one day owning your own practice. But the conditions never seemed right. There has always been too much competition in your area for clients all dealing with similar issues.

Hypnotherapy training will allow you to carve out a niche to call your own. Thanks to its power to treat challenging issues quickly and effectively, hypnotherapy will allow you to target:

  • Clients with the most difficult psychological challenges.
  • Underserved populations, such as seniors or military members.
  • Busy professionals or harried parents who are unwilling to commit to months or years of talking therapy.

In most areas, there are very few, if any, certified hypnotherapists. See for yourself in our online hypnotherapy directory. New hypnotherapists often become the go-to provider in their regions, growing their businesses rapidly through referrals and word of mouth.

We wrote recently about a therapist who, after completing her hypnotherapy training, grew her practice from one room to a 4,000 square-foot group practice with five clinicians.

3. Hypnotherapy Training Will Help You Earn More Money

Let’s get this out of the way: It’s not all about the money. But mental health professionals have to pay the bills, too.

How much can a hypnotherapist make? We crunched the numbers for a recent report and found that six figures in annual profit is well within reach.

(Click here for your free copy of our report, “How Much Do Hypnotherapists Make?”)

We discovered that certified hypnotherapists tend to earn more than other therapists because:

  • Clients are more likely to pay out-of-pocket for hypnotherapy.
  • Hypnotherapists rarely have to refer their clients to other providers.
  • Hypnotherapists can charge up to $200 per hour for their services.

4. Hypnotherapy Training Will Help You Confront the Beliefs That Are Holding You Back

When we surveyed 23 graduates of our hypnotherapy training program, we were (pleasantly) surprised that many of them talked about how hypnotherapy has not only transformed their practices, but their lives.

David Fawcett, MSW, Ph.D., told us:

“What began years ago simply as an effort to get CEUs for hypnotherapy has evolved into a profound professional and personal journey. Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy has given me insight and has allowed me to release many old blockages, including creative expression. It has made me a better therapist and writer.”

Michelle Shober, Psy.D., enthused:

“I bless the day that Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy has come into my life. It has changed me as a person and as a therapist with my clients. Personally, my internal life has become so much less reactive to outside events. I have much more calm and inner peace within. The hypnotherapy has given me an avenue for working on any aspects in my life that I find distressing.”

It only makes sense that as you learn to explore the secrets locked in the subconscious mind, you will unearth the hidden motivations in your own mind. For good reason, our Six-Day Hypnotherapy Certification training program includes ample opportunity to undergo hypnosis yourself, guided by trained experts.

As you delve into your subconscious, you may find the roots of the personal beliefs that have been holding you back from achieving your personal and professional goals.

Many of our hypnotherapy training students, for example, believe they shouldn’t be charging more for their services or feel uncomfortable collecting fees from their clients. As they learn hypnotherapy, they gain the confidence to reach their full potential.

Reach Your Full Potential With Hypnotherapy Training

Hypnotherapy training can put you on track toward the professional therapy career you’ve always dreamed of. Among other long-term goals, it can help you treat clients more effectively, start and grow a private practice, earn more money, and transform your own thinking and behavior.

How do you become certified as a hypnotherapist? It takes six days and a commitment to transforming your practice and your life. Learn more in our comprehensive Six-Day Hypnotherapy Certification Training Course Guide. Click below for your free copy.