Hypnosis Training Unlike Anything You've Seen Before

It's never been easier to become a highly skilled hypnotist. That's because we specialize in teaching to any skill level, whether you're a total beginner or highly experienced.  We focus on principles, not scripts. Our hypnosis training is the ultimate in fun, while also bringing you the best possible techniques, tools and skills. Find out why people keep telling us that our training is by far the best hypnosis training they've ever done.

Becoming a GREAT hypnotist comes down to three main factors:


Hypnosis is best understood by principles, not rules. Examples include capturing attention and directing attention inwards to cause trance. So forget rules, and learn principles. When you've got the principles nailed, hypnosis is easy.


You can tell an amateur hypnotist when he asks for a script. Great hypnotists can generate hypnotic language on the fly! Learn to use conversational hypnosis with stories and the "never ending sentence" and you'll never need another hypnotic script again!


You can't see what you're not looking for.  Great hypnotists pay careful attention to their clients. They notice changes and feed them back via the hypnotic principle of utilization and create powerful deep trances.  To be great... calibrate.

Here you'll find a collection of some of our most popular blog posts on hypnosis training and becoming a skilled hypnotist. These will help you understand core principles, and move towards mastery. Remember that nobody was born great at this. Hypnosis is a skill that anyone can learn. Dive deep and become a true hypnotic genius.

Hypnotic Principles and Techniques

These principles can be applied both on the stage and in your office. Learn to use them. They will set you apart from the amateurs and make you an AMAZING hypnotist.

Hypnosis and Therapy

Hypnosis on stage is fun, but it's in change work and therapy that you can see its true power in action. Let's take a look at how hypnotherapy can help change people's lives.

Hypnotic Communication Skills

Hypnosis is just communication, not control. But can you use the power of hypnosis to be more influential in your day-to-day life? The answer is YES! Let's find out how.

From the Podcast

We've discussed all of these topics and more on our Brain Software Podcast, the world's best hypnosis podcast. Here are some of the most popular hypnosis-related episodes.

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Hi, we are Mike Mandel and Chris Thompson, and we are the co-founders of Mike Mandel Hypnosis. Together we've been doing and teaching hypnosis for a very long time. Mike started as a professional stage hypnotist in 1975, while Chris got hooked on hypnosis when he saw Mike perform at his university in 1992. By 2008 we had become very close friends and we teamed up to create what you're reading about right now.

We've trained people from all walks of life to be great hypnotists. Some of them are doctors, dentists, or other medical and mental health professionals. Other are hair dressers, personal trainers, interior designers and real estate agents. Anyone can learn hypnosis to change their own life and help others. Some even go on to start a new career as a hypnotist.

Principles before techniques.

So many schools of hypnosis teach dozens and dozens of techniques that can be used to hypnotize someone. If you get caught up in techniques, hypnosis gets overwhelming.

Instead, we teach people to use principles. Once you understand a few key principles, it's very easy to understand how all of the different techniques work. You can even make up your own techniques, or "protocols", as people often call them.  

Mastering the principles of hypnosis will only require you to do a few things really well.  You'll need to know how to capture attention and direct the attention of your subject internal. You'll need to build and maintain solid rapport. You'll need to use language in a way that elicits an emotional response. 

Anyone can learn these principles in a live classroom or online class within a few days.  Then it just comes down to practicing to develop true mastery.

It's really no different than learning any other skill.  Get good training and practise.

Learning is Easy When You're Having Fun!

We have a bit of an unfair advantage.  We love this stuff so much, and we have SO much fun teaching together, that it's unstoppable fun.  It infects the attitudes of our students. When you're laughing as you learn, it all becomes so easy.

This is built-into our DNA. 

It doesn't matter whether we're teaching in a live classroom in Toronto, or at a conference in London, or doing a Zoom presentation for our online students. Everything we do is marinated in fun, and thats why people love our training. 

The Power of Community.

Hanging around like-minded people is usually a good idea when you want to master something new. And this is especially true for people who are new to hypnosis training. That's why we created an incredible community for people to engage with each other.  It's part of our online program, the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy (MMHA) and is called "MMHA Engage".

It's widely recognized as one of the most helpful and supportive Facebook groups about hypnosis that exists today. It's open to all of our online hypnosis students who are members of the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy.  This is where we, Mike and Chris, engage with all of our members, and where members share with each other.  It's also where friendships are made, and careers are built.

Come join us!

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We created a free course and companion mobile app to help you learn the fundamentals of Conversational Hypnosis. It's based on the work of the best hypnotist who ever lived, Milton H. Erickson. The course is called NUVI, which stands for Nominalization Unspecified Verb Induction.

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