These are the basic qualifications for specialist certification in Entertainment Hypnosis with the Society of Experiential Trance.
Please note that in addition to all other examination requirements, all persons wishing this certification must also submit DVD video of two to four live performances or demonstrations of thirty-five minutes or longer in which they demonstrate how they are able to use all of these skills to create an entertainment hypnosis presentation. The audience for each performance must consist of fifteen persons or more. Provide date, time, and venue information with each video.
The Online Institute at www.TrancSociety.org/institute.html periodically adds new course offerings for basic certification as well as advanced specialist programs with the Society of Experiential Trance for Continuing Education Unit credit, certifications of completion, professional specialization certification, and much more. This dynamic growing program is poised to expand over the coming years.
Those who complete the Advanced Stage Hypnosis course with a qualified SET instructor will receive examination credit (although the additional original process and performance video requirements are still in place).
Examinees must consult with the Examiner for additional requirements regarding the number of volunteers who must be provided during course of live examinations as well as video examinations.
Note the required number of demonstrations for each skill in each type of Examination. Live Exams should be scheduled with a Certified Examiner. Please note that Video Exams require that the hypnotist work with a minimum of five different trance partners. See certification guidelines for further information.
Candidates who have taken a live course with an SET Certified Instructor have one year to finish their Specialist Certification requirements by submitting and passing an exam (live or video). Additionally, if they submit a video examination for evaluation by their instructor, the number of demonstrations required are the same as those indicated in the Course or Live column rather than those indicated in the Video exam column. If they complete their Specialist Certification requirements within one year, then the Specialist Certification is gratis for those who are currently Certified Hypnotist members in good standing with the SET. Those who are not currently Certified Hypnotist members may receive a Certificate of Completion for their course instead, if they are enrolled as non-certified Associate Members of the SET.
Video Notes All of the following skillsets must be demonstrated, albeit they may be incorporated into simultaneous demonstrations in which case they should be signposted as such by the examinee pointing out which skillsets are being demonstrated. Group Management 2 3 Group Induction 2 3 Subject Evaluation 2 3 Negative/Positive Hallucination 2 3 Body Catalepsy of Some Sort (ex. "Peg Leg") 2 3 Sensory Illusion 2 3 Rapid Reinduction 2 3 Multiple Person Skit 2 3 Single Person Skit 2 3 Posthypnotic Suggestion 2 3 Group Emerging 2 3 Original Induction, Waking Suggestion Bit, Sequence, or Hypnotic Skit (Create and demonstrate three wholly new and original entertainment hypnosis processes, patters, or skits, write them up for publication in the SET Newsletter and possible archival on the forum or webpages (submit both hard copy and electronic versions of the files), and in examination orally explain each process from memory and then demonstrate each with at least two individuals for course or live examination and three persons for video examination). 6 (2X3) 9 (3X3) Please note that in addition to all other examination requirements, all persons wishing this certification must also submit DVD video of two to three full live performances or demonstrations of thirty-five minutes or longer in which they demonstrate how they are able to use all of these skills to create an entertainment hypnosis presentation. The audience for each performance must consist of ten persons or more. Provide date, time, and venue information with each video. 2 3
Society of Experiential Trance : Certification