Our Programs

We are pleased to announce that our programs have been approved for Online Training by certifying organizations. We now offer a blend of online and in-class training to provide the best learning opportunity for students.

The programs take between 12 to 24 months to complete. They are self-paced so you can go as fast or as slow as you need to succeed. We are with you every step of the way through your journey of becoming a successful hypnotherapist.

Featured Programs

Specialized Courses

Energy Courses


Meristem’s online Hypnotherapy Certification Diploma course is 787 hours, which does not include practicum hours. This course is a combination of online and self-paced learning, which will be conducted through distance education. Classes are ongoing, and students may start at any time. Included in this package are live, online classes through Zoom, one weekend per month.

This program prepares the student to be proficient in hypnosis and counseling in a clinical setting. Graduate students will receive a clinical counseling diploma. 

Did you know that Meristem offers Interest-free payment plans? There are multiple options, and the plans are available for all students. One of Meristem’s goals is to make it easy to learn from anywhere. 

This course can be taken from anyplace with an internet connection. Students can start at any time (courses are ongoing) through Meristem’s live online Zoom classes. Students are required to attend a minimum of six live online class weekends (about one per month). 

This program is intended for students who are interested in professional clinical hypnotherapy with a counseling diploma.

If a student wants to add to the skill set, Meristem recommends taking the advanced counseling program. After the student’s diploma program, the counseling program allows the student (after successful completion) the student will have the criteria required to apply to A.C.C.T. (Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada) for a potential  membership.

Also, Meristem’s students are welcome to apply to the International Association of Counseling Hypnotherapists (IACH) for a membership, as Meristem is a recognized school with I.A.C.H.

The program requirements include:

  1. Successful completion of all course assignments
  2. Reading all required texts and manuals
  3. Completion of a total of 60 client sessions (3 sessions video recorded and submitted)
  4. Successful completion of exams. Minimum of 80% to pass.
  5. Attending and participating in live class training

Cost of Course: $4200 + $300 books ($150 admin. fee is applicable).

Interest free payment plans are available.


This comprehensive diploma program is designed for those who want to master their own personal and professional development. The program focuses on counseling.

Students will have learned a comprehensive experience facilitating counseling services for individuals and groups in physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

The diploma program also includes Supervision of 240 hours in the program fee.

Biopsychosocial Approach to Counselling.  An introduction to students to a biopsychosocial framework for counseling psychology that draws upon the physical, mental, and social health disciplines creating an interdisciplinary model from these three pillars.

Basic Counselling Skills. The student will have a basic understanding of a client-centered approach, understanding the core skills such as active listening, nonverbal communication, building rapport, silence, attending, reflecting & paraphrasing, clarifying and the use of questions, focusing, Summarising and immediacy, and how to bring this into practice.

Assessment in Counselling in the clinical setting provides students with an understanding of the concepts and principles involved in psychological assessment and the use of both standardized and non-standardized instruments.

Counselling Methodology – Humanistic & Psychodynamic Modalities Counselling Methodologies: Psychodynamic and Humanistic Modalities is a review of the most important contemporary psychodynamic and humanistic approaches of counseling and psychotherapy, focusing on underlying philosophical assumptions, major concepts, views of personality, the therapeutic process, the counselor’s role, typical interventions, and targeted outcomes.

Counseling Methodologies – Behavioural and Cognitive Modalities Students will examine some of the core theories and methods that influence and direct the practice of contemporary psychotherapy using the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model.

Ethical Standards for Mental Health Service Providers Standards for ethical conduct and practice set by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association will be covered, including the scope of practice, professional responsibility, privacy, confidentiality, record keeping, and appropriate relationships during and after counseling.

Group Counselling, Couples & Family Systems.  Students will have a basic understanding of group therapy in a counseling setting, understanding the advantages of working with groups through everyday circumstances.  Providing the community with a sense of belongingness.  Finding Commonalities with others. And working with the group through interpersonal challenges. Roles and family dynamics. Keeping and appearing neutral while understanding the family structure and providing a solution-based approach.

Counselling Skills and Competencies

Cultural Diversity in Counselling   Exploring and understanding cultural differences, structuring counseling interventions. Students have a basic understanding of worldview, identity formation.  Understanding of the role of personal, ethnic, social, and cultural factors in multicultural counseling. Multicultural competence with interpersonal dynamics among individuals of different gender, ages, sexual orientations, race, cultural membership, etc.

DSM V- Students will understand what the diagnostic statistic manual is for, how to use it, and its common terms.

Addiction Counselling   A basic introduction for students who would like to understand more about what addiction is, examining various methods, strategies, and techniques used to assess addictions and other problem areas that may co-exist or underlie additions. This is an introductory course.

Crisis and Trauma Counselling.  Students will learn what A crisis refers to and not just to a traumatic event or experience, but to an individual’s response to the situation. The events that trigger this crisis can run the gamut of life experience, from developmental hurdles (such as going through puberty) to natural disasters to the death of a loved one. How to offer assistance and support. As well as what the primary purpose is and how to help the individual restore a sense of control and mastery after an event.

Gestalt Therapy Students will learn Gestalt therapy is a client-centered approach to psychotherapy that helps clients focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives right now, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on experience. Instead of simply talking about past situations, clients are encouraged to experience them, perhaps through re-enactment. Through the gestalt process, clients learn to become more aware of how their own negative thought patterns and behaviors block true self-awareness and make them unhappy.

Narrative Therapy Students learn the fundamentals of Narrative Therapy through stories, separating the problems from the person. Understanding narrative practices including externalization, remembering, therapeutic letter writing, and more.

Note Taking, Record Keeping.  This course offers students guidelines on note-taking, the importance of record-keeping, and how it applies to your practice. Your responsibilities to the client and the governing body.

 Tuition $4800. plus an administration fee of $100.00, does not include books.  Books are approximate 350.00. A list of required books will be provided upon registration. Students are required to have a minimum 80% mark to pass.


Meristem’s Certified Hypnotherapy course combines self-paced online-training and live-training.

 The course is 329 hours plus the practicum/supervisor hours.

 Online classes include instructions, demonstrations, and practices. The online classes will allow for learning, as well as integration, development of technique, and application, within a safe and supervised setting. Each student will have the opportunity to see clearly while experiencing hypnosis as both an observer and as a participant. Although some classes are structured, Meristem allows the students to explore some hidden interests. Meristem’s topics of discussion include:

  • Hypnotic Inductions
  • Basic Counselling and Hypnotherapy
  • Creating a hypnotherapy session from the client’s past experiences
  • The beginning, middle, and end of a session
  • Tone and Pacing
  • Metaphors and Stories
  • Abreactions
  • Self-care for the therapist & Ethics

All of Meristem’s courses are designed for a client-centered approach. The courses are designed for any student who wants to learn and apply this knowledge in everyday situations. Meristem counselors begin with the basics, and progress until the student is capable of a wholesome lifestyle. Meristem is the right place for anybody that is new to hypnotherapy or wants to learn more about the field. Meristem’s courses also include basic counseling. This allows the students to go through a step-by-step process, from start to finish. Moreover, this builds a better relationship while helping discover the root-cause issues on a basic level.

Each student will also have the opportunity to practice the skills acquired in a practicum; which is mandatory for all of Meristem’s students to graduate. The program requirements are:

  1. Successful completion of all course assignments.
  2. Reading all required texts and manuals.
  3. Completion of a total of 60 client sessions (of which three sessions are video-recorded and submitted).
  4. Attending and participating in live class training.
  5. Successful completion of all exams (Minimum of 80% to pass).

At the end of this course, the student will earn a certificate in hypnotherapy. Should the student want to expand the new career, into a clinical counseling aspect of hypnotherapy, Meristem encourages each certified-student to apply for the diploma course.

Cost of Course: $1985 + $130 for books ($150 Admin. fee is applicable).

We offer interest free payment plans.

Specialized Courses


Basic supervision is taught through indirect supervision of student-conducted practice sessions. Students will conduct sessions with legitimate clients (which will be a total of 30 sessions) and video-record one session. The instructor will evaluate the sessions.

The student’s hypnotherapy and counseling skills will be critiqued for further refinement and accuracy. The students will also be required to observe a variety of role-playing and actual sessions on video, which will be conducted by the instructor.

Cost of Course: $450 + $100 Admin. fee.


Supervision is taught through student-conducted practice sessions. Students will conduct an additional 30 sessions with actual clients, and video record two additional sessions for a grand evaluation. The instructor will supervise the progress as it proceeds by communicating with each student through telephone, Skype, Zoom, or e-mail.

The student’s hypnotherapy and counseling skills will be critiqued for further refinement and accuracy. Students will also be required to observe a variety of sessions on video, which will also be conducted by the instructor and other participants.

Cost of Course: $450 + $100 admin. fee


Are you drawn to energy work but just not sure how to begin or refine your existing practice? Are you looking for a Reiki healing course with a vibrant community, real integrity & internationally recognized certification?

Reiki Level I is a self-directed course that allows students to learn about Reiki. Reiki is a universal energy that has been used successfully across the planet to heal emotional, physical, and energetic imbalances. This course allows the student to form lifelong kindred bonds and friendships with a like-minded global community. The course also allows for increased confidence as a Reiki Master because the student will have the tools needed to perform effective Reiki sessions and teach and attune other students.

Discover how to help yourself & others with Reiki energy.

Are you drawn to energy work but just not sure how to begin or refine your existing practice?

Are you looking for a Reiki healing course with a vibrant community, real integrity & internationally recognized certification

Form lifelong kindred bonds & friendships with a like-minded global community

Have increased confidence as a Reiki Master because you have the tools you need to perform effectively Reiki sessions and teach and attune other students

Have the potential to earn an income doing something you absolutely love

In Level I of this course you will learn about the history of Reiki as a healing modality and tool for enlightenment. You will explore how Reiki works and begin practicing using this amazing energy with yourself.

Cost of Course: $398 + $100 Admin. fee.

If you want to do Reiki Level 1 & 2 together, the cost would be $750 + admin fee.

If you want to do all three levels of Reiki the cost would be $1000 + admin fee.


In Reiki’s level II program, the student will learn how to perform Reiki from a distance. The student will also learn how to use aspects of the Reiki energy to clear unwanted habits and manifest your goals. This is a self-directed course.

Cost of Course: $398 + $100 Admin. fee.


In Reiki’s Level III program, the student will learn how to teach and perform attunements on others wanting to utilize Reiki for themselves. This is a self-directed course.

Students will receive a comprehensive manual, including additional worksheets. Students will have the choice to connect with other like-minded individuals in an active online group, which can be accessed after the completion of the course.

Students will also receive distance attunements for all three levels from the instructor. Lastly, students will receive a traditional certificate (in .pdf format) from the instructor when the course is completed.

This course can be used as a way to enhance personal growth while working on any imbalances within yourself (or those around you). Individuals wanting to add Reiki to any current practices or wanting to begin an individual Reiki practice will benefit greatly from this series. Individuals wanting to teach Reiki to others will have the material after the completion of the course.

This course can be used as a way to enhance personal growth and/or work on any imbalances within yourself or those around you. Individuals wanting to add Reiki to their current practice or wanting to begin their own Reiki practice will benefit highly from this course. Also, individuals wanting to teach Reiki to others will have the material they need to do so once they have completed this course.

 Why take this course?

  • Every part of this course meets the highest levels of integrity
  • This curriculum is endorsed and reflects best practice
  • You can use your internationally recognized certification as soon as you graduate

This course is comprehensive and detailed. With over 8 hours of video lectures as well as a 160-page manual, you will have the tools you need to start using Reiki on yourself and in your life as well as with others on a personal and professional level.

Unlike in-person courses, you can take the time you need to work through the material while having continuous access to ask your Certified Reiki Master/Teacher questions. You also have lifetime access to the course materials and any updates that are made.

You will be given manuals in addition to the course manuals that you can edit and use for your own Reiki practice and teaching. This course is always being added to, and with your lifetime access, you can access the new information whenever you choose.

Unlike other online Reiki courses that provide automatic attunements for all students at a set time, in this course you will set a specific time and date for your distance attunements that your Instructor will perform with you specifically.

You will also receive a unique and authentic Traditional Reiki certificate (pdf) via email once you have completed the course. You can use this beautiful certificate for display purposes with your clients.

Cost of Course: $398 + $100 Admin. fee.

Mastering Self-Hypnosis: A Comprehensive Guide for Hypnotherapists and Students

“Mastering Self-Hypnosis: A Comprehensive Guide for Hypnotherapy Students” is a transformative 2-hour lecture designed to empower students with the knowledge and skills required to practice self-hypnosis effectively.

The program explores the historical and scientific underpinnings of self-hypnosis, teaches various induction techniques, and delves into the art of crafting powerful suggestions. Students will also learn strategies to deepen and maintain the hypnotic state, discover myriad applications of self-hypnosis for personal and professional growth, and understand crucial ethical and safety considerations.

The lecture concludes with a practical demonstration of a self-hypnosis script to boost self-confidence. This program provides a holistic approach to self-hypnosis, paving the way for students to enhance their hypnotherapy practices and personal development.

Mental Health First Aid for Canadian Counsellors and Therapists

This comprehensive Mental Health First Aid course is tailored specifically for Canadian-based counsellors and therapists. It covers essential mental health first aid knowledge, skills, and evidence-based intervention techniques.

The course is designed to empower participants to identify, assess, and support individuals experiencing various mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation. With a strong focus on Canada’s mental health landscape, the course incorporates cultural sensitivity and relevant legislation.

Upon completion, participants will be equipped with practical skills and resources, enabling them to respond effectively and empathetically to mental health crises while promoting mental wellbeing within their communities.

Setting Up Your Home-Based Hypnotherapy Business: A Comprehensive Course for New Hypnotherapists"

Setting Up Your Home-Based Hypnotherapy Business in Canada” is a comprehensive course designed specifically for aspiring hypnotherapists in Canada. This course guides you through the process of establishing and managing a successful home-based practice, taking into account the unique Canadian context. Covering essential topics such as business planning, marketing strategies, client management, and professional development, this course offers practical, actionable steps to help you launch your hypnotherapy career.

You’ll learn how to create a tailored business plan, design an inviting and professional home-based office, and market your services effectively to attract Canadian clients. Additionally, the course delves into best practices for managing client relationships and ensuring long-term success. With a focus on ongoing professional development, you’ll also discover how to stay current with industry trends and research, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance as a Canadian hypnotherapist. Start your journey today and build a rewarding and successful practice in the Canadian hypnotherapy industry.

Thriving as a Hypnotherapist & Counsellor: Building a Successful Practice in Canada

This program is designed to equip new hypnotherapists and counsellors with the essential knowledge and skills required to establish and manage a successful practice in Canada.

The course covers a wide range of topics, including understanding the Canadian hypnotherapy and counselling industry, creating a business plan, setting up your practice, marketing and branding strategies, client acquisition and retention, financial management, and time management.

Participants will engage in interactive workshops and practical exercises, fostering a hands-on learning experience. The program also emphasizes the importance of continuing education and professional development to stay current with industry trends and research. By the end of the course, participants will have a solid foundation to confidently launch their own hypnotherapy and counselling practice, with a clear understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities in the Canadian market.

Mastering Hypnosis for Children: A Comprehensive Course

Discover the power of hypnosis for children in this comprehensive course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively apply hypnosis techniques in a child-centric manner. Gain a deep understanding of child development, cognitive and emotional processes, and how to tailor hypnotic approaches to different age groups. Learn how to build rapport, create a safe environment, and utilize hypnotic language patterns, metaphors, and storytelling to effectively communicate with children.

This course covers a wide range of applications, including hypnosis for behavioral issues, academic performance, sleep issues, bedwetting, and pain management. With a strong focus on ethical considerations, informed consent, and working with parents or caregivers, you’ll gain the confidence to apply these techniques responsibly. Engage in supervised practice sessions, case study analysis, and skill-building exercises to hone your skills and prepare for professional practice in the field of hypnosis for children.

Healthy Boundaries Workshop

The Healthy Boundaries workshop is a comprehensive program designed to teach participants the importance of establishing and maintaining personal boundaries in various aspects of their lives. This engaging course delves into the types of boundaries, such as physical, emotional, and mental, and provides practical tools for setting, communicating, and respecting these boundaries.

Through a combination of lectures, discussions, role-plays, and personal reflection, participants will identify their personal values, develop assertiveness skills, and learn to manage difficult emotions that may arise when enforcing boundaries. The workshop also focuses on self-care, self-compassion, and conflict resolution, empowering individuals to handle boundary-related issues effectively.

By the end of the course, participants will have developed a personal boundary plan, integrating their newfound knowledge and skills into their daily lives, fostering healthier relationships, and improving overall well-being.

Working with Children in Counselling and Hypnotherapy

Working with Children in Counselling and Hypnotherapy is a comprehensive course designed to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to effectively counsel and utilize hypnotherapy with children.

This course covers essential aspects of child development, psychology, and therapeutic interventions tailored to the unique needs of children. Participants will learn to build trust and rapport, assess symptoms and developmental stages, and establish treatment goals. The course delves into child-centered counselling approaches, such as play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and family systems therapy.

Additionally, it provides a thorough introduction to pediatric hypnotherapy, covering techniques for anxiety, stress, and trauma, as well as common childhood issues and pain management. Special attention is given to working with children with autism, ADHD, grief, and trauma. Students will engage in hands-on activities, case studies, and role-plays, gaining the expertise and confidence needed to support children’s emotional and psychological well-being.

Integrating Hypnosis into Massage Therapy

This course is designed for licensed massage therapists who want to incorporate hypnosis techniques into their practice. By combining massage therapy and hypnosis, practitioners can help clients achieve deeper levels of relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.

Through a combination of theoretical and practical sessions, participants will learn the basics of hypnosis, ethical considerations, and how to effectively use hypnotic techniques in conjunction with massage therapy.

Embracing Self-Love: A Comprehensive Program for All Ages and Genders

Discover the power of self-love in this transformative program designed for individuals of all ages and genders. Embracing Self-Love offers a supportive and inclusive environment to explore self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-esteem. Through engaging workshops, group discussions, and practical activities, participants will learn to cultivate a positive self-image, enhance emotional resilience, and foster healthy relationships.

This program covers a range of topics, including body image, redefining masculinity and femininity, navigating peer pressure, mental health, and self-care practices. Participants will develop self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and effective communication skills, essential for personal growth and well-being.

Embracing Self-Love also encourages the formation of supportive networks, providing a nurturing space for participants to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and celebrate their unique selves. Join us on this journey toward self-discovery and empowerment, cultivating a lifelong foundation of self-love and self-compassion.

Energy Courses


Unlock the Power of Spirituality with Our Spiritual Hypnotherapy Program.

Discover the transformative potential of integrating spirituality into your hypnotherapy practice with our cutting-edge Spiritual Hypnotherapy Program for Hypnotherapists! Our comprehensive curriculum delves into spiritual development theories, spiritual traditions, and hypnotic techniques for spiritual exploration. Learn to facilitate clients’ personal growth, healing, and self-discovery by incorporating diverse spiritual practices and perspectives.

Our program covers essential topics such as spiritual trance states, energy healing, and age regression, equipping you with the tools and knowledge to address a wide range of client needs. You’ll also learn how to handle spiritual crises, ensuring comprehensive support for clients during challenging transitions.

Join our program and embrace a holistic approach to hypnotherapy that empowers clients to achieve lasting change, spiritual growth, and deep inner healing. Enhance your practice and set yourself apart as a skilled and compassionate spiritual hypnotherapist. Sign up now and elevate your hypnotherapy practice to new heights!

Introduction to Crystals

The Introduction to Crystals course is a comprehensive exploration of the fascinating world of crystals and their many uses in various fields, including healing, spirituality, and science. This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the properties of different types of crystals, how to select and care for them, and various techniques for working with them.

Throughout the course, students will have access to a range of resources, including video lectures, written materials, quizzes, and assignments, to deepen their understanding and enhance their learning experience. They will learn about the scientific study of crystals, the history and cultural significance of crystals, and the metaphysical properties of crystals.

Students will also gain practical skills in selecting, cleansing, charging, and caring for crystals, as well as utilizing techniques such as crystal grids, layouts, and meditation for various purposes. The course will also cover advanced topics such as crystal energy and vibration, crystal elixirs and remedies, and crystal use in technology and industry. By the end of the course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of crystals and their many uses, and be equipped with the tools to incorporate them into their own lives.

Intermediate Program on Crystals and metaphysical properties

The intermediate course on crystals and metaphysical properties is a 35-hour program designed for individuals who are interested in exploring the spiritual and metaphysical properties of crystals.

This course provides an in-depth look at different types of crystals and their uses, including crystal healing, chakra balancing, meditation, manifestation, divination, and creating crystal grids. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the history and cultural significance of crystals, as well as the concept of crystal energy and how it is believed to work. The course also covers important topics such as ethics, safety, and how to care for and cleanse your crystals. While the metaphysical properties of crystals are not scientifically proven, this course is designed for students who are interested in exploring and working with the spiritual and metaphysical properties of crystals.

Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to incorporate crystals into their daily life and create a personalized crystal practice.

Advanced Crystals and Metaphysical Properties

This course on Advanced Crystals and Metaphysical Properties offers a comprehensive exploration of the world of crystal healing, metaphysical properties, and energy work. Through ten weeks of instruction and practice, students will learn about the properties and correspondences of a variety of crystals, and how to use them for personal and spiritual growth, physical healing, and divination.

From basic techniques such as chakra balancing and energy healing, to advanced practices like crystal meditation, astral projection, and crystal Reiki, this course will provide students with a deep understanding of the power of crystals and how to work with them in a variety of contexts. The course will also explore the correspondences between crystals and astrology, numerology, color therapy, and the elements, as well as how to incorporate crystals into daily life and self-care practices.

By the end of the course, students will have a strong foundation for a personal crystal healing practice, and the ability to integrate crystal healing into their lives and the lives of others.

Astral Travel Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Out-of-Body Experiences

This comprehensive course on Astral Travel will guide you through the fascinating world of out-of-body experiences (OBEs). Through a combination of theoretical understanding and practical exercises, you will learn how to safely and effectively achieve astral projection, explore the astral plane, and develop your psychic abilities.

This course is designed for both beginners and experienced practitioners looking to deepen their knowledge and skills in astral travel.

Past Life Regression Therapy (PLRT) training course for hypnotherapists.

Our Past Life Regression Therapy (PLRT) program is an advanced course for hypnotherapists, providing both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Over six modules, participants explore the history and theories of PLRT, its therapeutic applications, ethical considerations, and professional standards.

The course emphasizes practical techniques for inducing regression, managing emotional reactions, and integrating past life experiences. Hands-on learning is central, with participants reviewing case studies and practicing PLRT under supervision. Our aim is to equip hypnotherapists with the tools to use PLRT effectively and ethically, while respecting client autonomy and ensuring ongoing care.

Please note that while PLRT can be a valuable therapeutic tool, it is not yet widely accepted in the scientific community and should be approached with critical thinking.

Interest-free payment plans are available.  

E-Transfers allows for no extra fees.  Visa and Mastercard and American express will have extra fees added per transaction.

International Students will require a $1000 administration fee instead of the regular admin fee.

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