In Canada, the hypnotherapy industry is currently unregulated; however, the regulations are about to change. Consequently, regarding training and certification, the standards for the profession are unclear. Many professionals in the industry are advocating for change. This is why these groups, such as the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association in the US (I.A.C.H) and the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (A.C.C.T.), were formed. These associations aim to raise the standards of education, training, and certification for professionals. To be a member of these associations is optional; however, we are proud to be members of I.A.C.H.
The best way to learn about hypnotherapy is to experience it as both an observer and as a subject. Our approach to teaching the art of hypnotherapy to students is to integrate the theory with therapy. This means that if the subject matter being taught triggers a student (which evokes an emotional response or memory associated with the subject matter being discussed), both the instructor and the student will engage in a short hypnotherapy session. This allows the other students to observe.
Meristem center our work around effectiveness, value, and professionalism. If the student is open-minded, willing to change the thought processes previous to the start of the program, and able to behave and interact with the world, Meristem is the school for you. Ultimately, Meristem will allow you to make your dreams come true!
While this approach may not be comfortable at times, the benefits of these impromptu sessions are abundant. The triggered student works through the personal issues that were likely to have made it difficult to find success. When it comes time for the students to begin practice, the students observe other classmates. The students will also learn how to use hypnotherapy to treat their complex issues.
Our student application process is strict due to the fact of this approach to education. Both as a subject and as a supportive observer, Meristem Therapy wants to make sure that all of the students are prepared for any type of experience. Time after time, Meristem has concluded that this approach teaches hypnotherapy in a way that can be assimilated by most people’s learning styles. This approach allows graduates of the program to undergo enough personal growth that their success is guaranteed.