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CYBAH Ep 3: Can Anyone Become a Hypnotist?

The world needs more excellent hypnotists. Hypnotists with the right training who can help clients understand that the power is within them. 

I’m Erika Flint. a board-certified hypnotist, accredited master hypnotherapy instructor, and author of 4 best-selling books on hypnosis. I’ve helped hundreds to lose weight, stop smoking, and change their lives.

Do you believe that you can be a master hypnotist? I know you can and in this video I’m going to share the three things you need in order to be a master hypnotist. 

So here is the truth about hypnosis. Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind, and it is safe. You are not going to “hurt” anyone by doing hypnosis wrong.  

All you need to be a master hypnotist is the following three things:

  1. A Servant’s Heart
  2. A Willingness to learn the advanced techniques
  3. Courage to do the hard work with clients 

Let’s take these one at a time.

A Servant’s Heart. You need to have a desire and willingness to help others. You love to see people succeed. You love it when others are successful. You likely feel things very deeply, and have such a strong desire to help that it may even hurt. You see the suffering in the world, the despair it causes, the sadness and loneliness in people around you. You are willing to do the difficult work with your clients so they get the results their souls are longing for.

You may even have friends and family close to you with massive levels of anxiety and fear, with stories of neglect, or abuse who can’t sleep, and who feel caught in endless cycles of barely making it from day to day.

You may notice how many people are turning towards substances, including alcohol, tobacco, and food, to help them feel better, only of course to discover the detrimental toll that lifestyle leads to over time.

And you may also have a personal story with hypnosis: how it helped you or a loved one or how you wished you had known about hypnosis earlier, before your loved one felt so alone or helpless.

You may currently be a coach, business professional, author, teacher, therapist, or nurse and help people every day with difficult issues. 

You need a servant’s heart.


Hypnosis has changed in the last fifty years. We know so much more now about which hypnosis techniques actually work, the neuroscience behind the most effective techniques, and hypnotic language (including non-verbal communication) that is the most effective.

These techniques can be learned and mastered. They are easy, and just require practice. Similarly to how learning a new instrument requires daily practice, becoming a master hypnotist also takes practice. We’ll explore some of these techniques later in this series, and you can always find more resources on our website, “”. We will have FUN learning these new techniques and employ concepts of “beginner’s mind” - staying open and curious when learning for the most effective process.  

Finally, you’ll need COURAGE TO DO THE HARD WORK WITH CLIENTS. And this starts with yourself!

The issues we help our clients with are not always easy issues. Most of our clients have already tried to resolve their issues everyway they know how and it hasn’t worked. This is frustrating. 

It’s like this ONE Thing - they have everything else figured out in their life - but they can’t lose weight. They can’t stop smoking. 

You have to be willing to do the necessary work with clients to help them overcome their fear and limiting beliefs and to create an environment for them to grow and change. 

You don’t have to KNOW everything. You don’t need to be CLEVER or BRILLIANT. 

You will help your CLIENTS feel clever. 

The first person I want you to do that with is yourself. The best hypnotists are true believers in hypnosis, and they have their own hypnosis experience. My hope for you is that if you haven’t had a hypnotic experience yet, you’ll be open to having one later in this course. 

I hope you are willing to work on yourself and release any of your own limiting beliefs and negative self-talk and use the techniques in this series. It will certainly help you. 

In our next video, we’ll actually get into hypnosis and give you an opportunity to experience it first hand—and prepare you for mastering these techniques. Be sure to subscribe to our channel—you don’t want to miss out on what’s coming next.

In Episode 3 of "Can You Be a Hypnotist?" Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI, OB, reveals the three qualities needed to become a successful hypnotist. 

Welcome to Can You Be a Hypnotist? – a groundbreaking series that will explore the fascinating world of hypnosis.

I'm Erika Flint, your personal guide through this incredible journey. 

Ten years ago I used hypnosis to stop drinking and it saved my life.

Since then, I left my career as a software engineer and fell in love with the human mind—the most powerful computing device available. 

Since then, I’ve become a board-certified hypnotist, and accredited master hypnotherapy instructor, have written 4 best-selling books on hypnosis, and helped hundreds to lose weight, stop smoking, and change their lives. 

The truth is hypnosis is all around us. 

When we’re captivated by movies or music, we are hypnotized, focusing only on certain perceptions and filtering out all others.

When we lose track of time while doing something we love, we are hypnotized, absorbed completely in the present moment.

When we’re “in the zone,” we are hypnotized, performing at our peak without allowing anxiety or fear to dampen our performance.

You’ve already been in hypnosis thousands of times in your life. It’s a normal, and natural state of mind. 

But why does any of that matter?

Because hypnosis does something VERY important that nothing else - as of now - does!

And that is it gives us access to the deeper parts of the mind - the parts that are “below” the thinking mind. Interacting with that part of the mind is where big changes can happen.

The definition of hypnosis, according to Wikipedia, is “a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion.

The term may also refer to an art, skill, or act of inducing hypnosis.”

Here’s my definition of hypnosis: Hypnosis is a state of mind where you are highly focused and receptive to positive suggestion.

In this state of mind, you become aware of things you weren’t aware of before, leading to important insights and mental clarity that help align what you want with how you feel - so you can more easily set and follow through on goals you have for your life. 

The insights and clarity help you feel more secure and confident in everything you do.

Ultimately, hypnosis is about EMPOWERMENT, and understanding yourself - at the deepest level. 

So who is this series for? You don’t need to know a THING about hypnosis or how it works to begin studying the techniques and getting results.

Everyone can benefit from the skills to fall asleep easier, learn more quickly, improve your memory, and to better understand how to meet the needs of your body and lose weight. 

Some of you might want to go deeper and are considering being a professional hypnotist. You’ll find lots of great tips in this content for you too. 

I’m here to tell you that you don’t need any advanced training in psychotherapy, counseling, or neuroscience. These skills will assist you, yes, however, they are not required.

What you’ll learn is your experiences living as a human will serve you!  You have a brain - a heart, feelings, and experiences, and all of that makes you qualified to learn hypnosis. 

My purpose is to help you learn the skills of a professional hypnotist so you can live more freely, more happily, and more contently.

So you can support your loved ones, and your community. 

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