Change lives with hypnotherapy

Get an in-depth education in hypnotherapy with extensive hands-on training. Help people from all over the world heal and transform lives from the comfort of your home.

Next Class Begins: September 2024

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Everything you need to become a confident, effective, well-paid hypnotherapist with a waiting list!

250+ Hours of World-Class Hypnotherapy Training

Our hypnotherapy training includes a comprehensive review of the history, myths, science and ethical issues related to the practice of hypnosis. With this foundation, we move into foundational and advanced practices in hypnotherapy, which will prepare you to confidently address a range of subconscious client issues. The training is delivered via a virtual classroom platform that includes video lectures, workbooks, review questions, quizzes, and an amazing student success team ready to answer any and every question, as well as recommended resources.

Online Hypnotherapy School

Our training blends distance learning with real time practice sessions, giving you a competitive edge over practitioners who got certified over the internet in a quick weekend or weeklong course. Hypnotherapy is becoming more regulated, and shorter courses will fall short of what’s required to practice hypnotherapy legally. What’s more, we are committed to our graduates being the most confident, effective, and prosperous hypnotherapy professionals in the world. That requires more than a series of lecture videos or a quick 7-day course.

Grow confidence through hands-on live practice sessions

Unlike shorter hypnosis training programs, our course is designed to build confidence by giving you more real time practice sessions than you’ll find in any other course. Throughout our program, our students complete a minimum of 40 hours of practice sessions. The more practice you have with us, the more prepared you’ll be to help whoever comes to you for a session in your professional hypnotherapy practice.

Mentorship & Community Support

While exciting and fulfilling, entrepreneurship can be a lonely endeavor, but this is not the case for our students. First, you'll receive direct feedback from our graduated mentors, who will review select practice sessions and provide written suggestions and tips to help guide you through improving your skills before graduation.

Also, we have ongoing online community events where you get to meet other hypnotherapy professionals and healers who are committed to improving their own lives as they serve others, and build lasting friendships and colleague relationships with other like-minded people.

Distinguish your practice with a unique certification

With the successful completion of your coursework, practice session requirements, and intensive courses, you’ll have the skills and confidence that so many people who want to transform their lives are looking for. As a Grace Method Certified Hypnotherapist, you’ll have a competitive advantage over others who study hypnosis elsewhere. You’ll be well positioned to speak proudly and intelligently about what hypnosis is and why it works, and have the ability to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Help others while transforming your own life

Our training is designed to immerse you in the experience of hypnosis, both as a practitioner and as a recipient. Over the course of certification, you’ll receive sessions from other student practitioners, allowing you to experience profound transformation in the areas of your life you’ve always wanted to work on. You’ll discover the many ways in which your own subconscious can be a powerful source of transformation, release, and greatness, giving you an edge both in life and in your hypnotherapy business. Our hypnotherapy certification training will help you address any of your own underlying emotional, belief or mindset issues, as you become an ethical and effective practitioner.

Be a part of the new generation of healing professionals

More and more people are looking to improve their lives with the help of coaches, healers, and trusted hypnotherapists. Join the next wave of healing professionals helping people create lasting inner transformation first, paving the way for lives of caring, love, and contribution.

Build your business with expert training in marketing and growth

A much-loved part of our hypnosis training is our business-building mini-intensive. What good is a world class hypnotherapy certification if you’re unsure how to grow your business? You’ll learn the foundations of building a lucrative hypnotherapy practice, and how to use your certification in hypnotherapy to attract the right clients, who are a great fit for you. Whether you’re just starting a business or you’ve been a coach or healer for years, this section is bound to inspire business growth and give you practical advice about finding and serving clients.


Now more than ever, people are looking for effective, lasting ways to make their lives better

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2012 National Health Interview Survey:
59 million

Americans had at least one out-of pocket expenditure related to a complementary health approach

$14.7 billion

was spent by Americans on out-of-pocket on visits to complementary practitioners

Source: Barrios, Alfred A. “Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal,” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice

Pretty incredible, right? Now, let’s talk about what this has to do with hypnotherapy and you….


You’re here because you care, and want to help people make lasting changes in their health, relationships, careers, families, and communities.

You know that transformation is possible – you’ve experienced it personally.
Maybe you are a healer or have a wellness business already…


Maybe you have a 9-5 and find yourself day dreaming more purpose, time-freedom and financial freedom!

One thing’s for sure: you want to be a part of the solution in this world… you are called to make things better – for yourself, and for others.

Ready for some wonderful news?

Hypnotherapy a powerful way of helping people get into a relaxed, receptive state, so they process information differently.

Relaxation enables us to make powerful choices about what we want for our lives. Hypnotherapy is simply a method for helping people get to that state.

As a Certified Grace Method Hypnotherapist, you will have the training, skill, and experience to confidently make a real difference in other people’s lives… as you build a business and a life you love, too!


Meet our founder, Grace Smith

Hi! I’m Grace Smith–professional hypnotherapist, entrepreneur, mama to two amazing kids and proud founder of the Grace Method Hypnotherapy Certification Course. Many people refer to me as one of the top hypnotherapists online, and other professional hypnotherapists invest thousands of dollars to study with me.

More importantly, I’m on a mission to bring hypnotherapy into the mainstream, like yoga or meditation. Because it’s high time more people knew about this powerful tool to shift something ‘under the surface’ in your subconscious mind, so that – finally – lasting, positive change can happen.

Best of all, I’m here to help professional hypnotherapists improve their own lives as they make a real difference in the lives of other people. Over the last 6 years, my hypnotherapy business gave me the freedom to quit my day job… the spaciousness for my husband and me to travel and live all over the world… and the flexibility to walk my dogs and snuggle with my kids when the mood strikes! (It’s the small moments like this that light me up the most…)

That’s why in the Grace Method Hypnotherapy Certification Course, we also teach the business of hypnotherapy: We want our graduates to have lives that are every bit as healthy, whole, and prosperous as their clients!


Is certification for you?

You’re about to start a hypnotherapy business

You’ve had a big shift in your own life due to hypnosis. You want to ‘go deep’ and learn everything you can about hypnotherapy, so that you can make a difference in other people’s lives. Maybe your day job isn’t fulfilling you on a soul level, and you want to make a difference in other people’s lives every day. While that feels a bit wild to admit, it’s the truth and you’re going to follow that little voice inside of you…

You’re looking to add hypnotherapy to your coaching, therapy, or healing practice

You’re a professional who works with clients. Maybe you’re a healer. Maybe you’re a nurse. You’ve had a powerful personal experience with hypnosis. You want to learn how to confidently and effectively use hypnotherapy for any issue a client brings to you.

You want to grow your existing hypnotherapy practice

You’ve taken hypnotherapy trainings before but something was lacking. Maybe you’ve begun working with hypnotherapy clients here and there, but could use help in growing your clientele. You want more confidence, skill and a step-by-step plan for the exact steps you need to take to get more clients, raise your rates, and grow your business!


Not all hypnotherapy schools are equal

Not all hypnotherapy courses are equal. In addition to a complete training in hypnotherapy techniques and MORE practice sessions than you’ll find anywhere else, our Grace Method Hypnotherapy Certification Course will train you in the foundations of building a lucrative hypnotherapy business, from a top leader in the industry.

Grace has an audience of 40,000 on Facebook and 170,000 on Instagram, 50,000 subscribers to our email mailing list. A popular speaker, Grace Smith has spoken at Buzzfeed, Proctor & Gamble, Ritz-Carlton, Verizon, appeared on CBS’s The Doctors and been featured in Glamour, Forbes, and Marie Claire.

What does this mean for you? Not all business mentors understand what it takes to be successful in the complementary health field. And not all hypnotherapy courses provide relevant training in what you need to do to build your hypnotherapy business (the first certification course Grace took told her to “get business cards printed and then write ‘good for a free session’ on the back and give it to people”).

Pro tip: it takes more than business cards and free sessions to get clients. That’s why the Grace Method Certification Course includes a business foundations mini-intensive, with proven, step-by-step advice about about where to find clients, marketing, how to receive referrals, how to use media and PR to spread the word about your work… and so much more!


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Hear what our students say

Soo Cho

Natalia Griffin
Maria Elinda Rau
Holly Cortelyou
Kristine Austine
Beth Hoffner

 “I had at one point, a budget of $38 million, and all the training came through my budget, so I have a lot of experience spending a lot of money on training. And so I looked at this program, Grace Method hypnotherapy pretty carefully…and then when I got into it, I knew I had made the right choice I mean holy smokes!”
“And as someone who's had hypnotherapy in the past and found it really helpful, and really amazing, after attending Grace's webinar on the course, I knew that I had to do it, and I have no regrets whatsoever. My favorite part of the course, while obviously meeting everyone, I [also] love the group sessions.”
“To someone on the fence, just do it! Your life will be transformed. You yourself will experience so much healing and will be equipped to be able to go effectively help others heal. It is amazing and they really do equip you with so many tools needed to go be a very successful hypnotherapist. Don't wait, do it! It’ll be so worth it!”

Jim Brault | CEO of Unbeatable, Rochester NY

Connie Kerali |  Doctor, London UK

Kristen Delagarza | Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, Washington

“[Grace's] personality, lightness, the way she wants to contribute and help people, was exactly in alignment with my values. So that's why I joined her hypnotherapy school and the experience has been really mind-blowing.”

“I am personally a better human being because of this program. The investment was well worth it, to pay that amount of money and have a certification at the end is just remarkable.”

“This is the first time that I've ever had a bigger investment be no question. And no time throughout the entire program did I question my investment. After every single workshop that I did, I just said, ‘Wow, this was such a great investment.'”

Jelena Urseina | Mindset Coach, Latvia

Sarah Bishop | Project Coordinator, CO

Elizabeth Sterling Nesbitt | Ballet Dancer/Teacher, Denver CO

“I would say, if you're thinking about it, do it! It's such a good experience. I learned so much from Grace, I learned so much from everyone who works there, my fellow students, my clients, everyone  I worked with. It's just life changing, so it's defintiely worth it.”

“So I came to Grace Smith to love weight and I found that not only did I lose weight, I lost my insomnia, anxiety, stress and gained self-worth empowerment. And I just knew that what was working for me could help so many other people.”

“I learned so much in such a short period of time and in the application of getting to practice it first-hand and working with the mentors. Seeing the transformation in not only myself, but also the other students that I worked with.. we all were in just in awe at how effective hypnotherapy is in helping use improve, anything.'”

Lisa Foley | CPA, Traverse City MI

Janet Post | Registered Nurse, Fort Lee, NJ


"After experiencing how smooth and informative this advanced training has been I have officially been converted to an online training fan."


"I am truly so grateful for this experience. This program is a LOT of work... AND, it is because of the intensity of the program that I feel so excited to go out into the world as a hypnotherapist. I am extremely grateful to every person who made this training possible. Thank you, thank you."

Laurnie from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

“Love this course so much!! Thanks from the bottom of my heart, from my inner child and from my higher self 🙂

I love Grace’s style which is more casual versus other therapists who are too academic and boring. "

Chow from Hong Kong


Still have questions?

When does the next Class begin?

September 2024!

How long is the course?
250+ hours which includes lectures, quizzes, live workshops and reading requirements.
What is the time commitment?

2 hours per day = graduate in ~4 months
1 hour per day = graduate in ~8 months

How long do I have to complete the course?

The course can be completed in as quickly as 4 months or you can take your time for up to one year.

Can I have my own practice or do I need to work under Grace?
85% of our graduates apply to work for us but you're also certainly welcome to build your own hypnotherapy business. And if you do choose to apply to join our team and are accepted, you are still allowed to have your own business at the same time that you are a contractor for us.
What is your refund policy?

This course is non-refundable. 

Is your certification legitimate?
Yes. Our school is endorsed by the IACT (International Association of Counselors & Therapists) and IHF (International Hypnosis Federation) and meets all requirements for the Cht. (Certified Hypnotherapist) designation.
Will we have a way to communicate with other students in our class?
Yes! We have monthly Community Connect calls where you'll share and connect with your classmates.
You mention cohorts, what does that mean?
All students who commit to a start date are included in that start date's cohort. If you sign up for class in June, you'll be in our June cohort and progress through the course with the other students who signed up for that date. Our series of weekly workshops refresh with each new cohort, with each workshop only being available for two weeks at a time during a cohort period. This encourages you to stay on track and graduate with your cohort!
Do I need any other degrees or licenses in order to practice hypnotherapy with clients?

No! However, when you become a certified hypnotherapist, the state you live in will determine the title you can use. Certain states require that a practitioner be a licensed therapist in order to market oneself as a “hypnotherapist”. In these states hypnotherapists still have their certification number as a hypnotherapists but they market themselves as hypnotists or hypnocoaches. It does not change the work you can do, or how much you can charge, only what title you can put on your business card or website. We’ll cover which states have these policies in the advanced portion of the course so that everyone’s business cards and website use the correct marketing. I originally launched my hypnotherapy business in NYC/New Jersey and still had over 1,000 clients my first year in business marketing myself as a hypnotist / hypnocoach (I still can’t decide which I like better). The truth is, the public doesn’t know or care about these distinctions so long as you’re well trained and good at what you do; they just want help and you’ll be able to help them.

Do I need to attend certain live trainings? “I’m busy” “I have 4 kids” “I have a full-time job”

We totally understand! Grace Smith herself has a 3 year old and a 6 month old, she runs Grace and the Grace Method Hypnotherapy Certification Course with her husband Bernardo and she’s enrolled in continuing education classes at Harvard 😅 … she totally gets what it’s like to be busy and work from home surrounded by chaos, all while in school. As a result she was adamant that our certification program be entirely flexible and go-at-your-own-pace for our students. We provide a multiple days and a full range of times where you can choose to sign up and work with other students and practice what you are learning according to YOUR schedule and availability. You can pick the days and times that work for you!

“I’m in an odd timezone”
We have students all over the world including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia so while our virtual workshops are generally geared to our students in New York City EST timezone, we will be hosting workshops frequently that our students in Europe, Asia and Australia will be able to make it work for their schedules.
Are there any other costs?

– Required reading for class. Most books are available on kindle.
– Annual fees to maintain your certification with IACT and/or IHF. These are usually around $100/year and are paid directly to the associations, not to us and also completely optional to pursue.

Will there be any follow-up after the training?
Yes, ongoing support will be made available to those who complete their certification.
Is there any type of insurance that a hypnotherapist must carry?

There are a few options you can purchase if you would like, however, it is not required at this time in order to be a practicing hypnotist or hypnotherapist. 

Is there a state board test or license after certification?
No, hypnotherapy does not require a state board test or license after certification at this time.
I’m not a coach, therapist or healer but I still think becoming a hypnotherapist could help me and my clients. Is this true?
Yes! While the majority of our students have existing businesses as yoga teachers, energy healers, life coaches or wellness gurus, we also have lawyers, account executives, full-time parents and stock brokers. Hypnotherapy is simply mediation with a goal. Do you have a goal? Do your clients? Does reaching that goal require an upgrade or change to any existing habits, beliefs or emotions? If so you’ll be needing to access the subconscious mind directly and what is the most effective way to do just that? Hypnotherapy! Hypnosis is for everyone and it is most certainly for you.

Get ready to change your life.