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Welcome to the Ascension Center Whole Brain Hypnotherapy Certification Training!

We are proud to offer Hypnotherapy Certification through our school, The Horizon Center School

of  Hypnotherapy where  we have been recognized for excellence in Hypnotherapy training by the

International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and have been training

Hypnotherapists since 2004.

In this comprehensive training, you will learn our proprietary Hypnotherapy method (trademark pending) which speaks

to the whole brain.

What does that mean?

Most Hypnotherapy programs focus on "get them deep and give them suggestions" , based on the faulty  assumption  that when a client is deep in hypnosis they will automatically do whatever the hypnotist tells them to do. They will receive the suggestions into the subconscious mind simply because they are deep and, therefore, receptive. This approach to Hypnosis is NOT effective.


  • Not all clients will go into a deep state of hypnosis-  every individual has a "range of depth" that they will stay in during a hypnosis session. People who have a tendency towards being analytical (the typical hypnotherapy client) tend to stay lighter. Trying to get them deeper into hypnosis will interfere with rapport, cause the client to feel pressured and interfere with the effectiveness of  the hypnosis



  • The Subconscious is not the language processing part of the mind- the conscious mind is the part of the mind that understands verbal suggestions. However, the subconscious mind only has a very rudimentary understanding of language. The subconscious, being the creative part of the mind as well as the part of the mind that generates emotion,  relates to emotion and imagery. Therefore, getting a client deep into hypnosis and then relying on language is a mismatch.



  • A deep client can still resist following suggestions- it is a common misconception that simply being in a  deep state of hypnosis is enough for the client to get results. But that is not true! The suggestions must be relevant to the client and ones that they want to follow. No matter how deep a client is, if they receive suggestions that they believe to be harmful or counterproductive, they will be rejected. For example, I cannot get a client to accept the suggestion to light their hair on fire no matter how deep they are! They would refuse the suggestion or come out of hypnosis. Because the subconscious is protective in nature, it will reject a suggestion that would be harmful to the client- regardless of depth


This is why I created Whole Brain hypnotherapy.

I have been a hypnotherapist since 1999 and have seen thousands of clients. My work with clients had informed how I do hypnotherapy as well as how I teach.

I know that when a client is in hypnosis the conscious mind still stays involved in the process. that is the part of the mind that is analyzing, questioning and listening with curiosity during a session. 

Other methods of hypnotherapy attempt to get the conscious mind out of the way by getting a client to go deep into hypnosis so that the conscious mind cannot interfere with the process. 

With Whole Brained Hypnotherapy, we invite the conscious mind to be a part of the process and use techniques and strategies, both in and out of hypnosis, to get the whole brain on board with creating changes for the client. You will also learn techniques to effectively address a variety of client's goals such as weight loss, smoking cessation, resolution of trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, pain management and more.

In this training you will have access to:

  •  28 units of curriculum in the form of videos, audios and text

  • The Whole Brain Hypnotherapy theory manual

  • The Whole Brain Hypnotherapy Script and technique Manual

  • A private community just for you and your cohorts



Are you eager to help other people make positive changes in their lives? Do you want to empower other people to remove their limitations and step into their fullest expressions? Do you want a career that is lucrative, meaningful and fascinating? Then this program may be for you!


Course Details and Tuition

We're excited to offer you two fantastic options for your hypnotherapy training journey.

Choose the one that aligns with your learning style and goals:

OPTION 1: Self-Paced Online Hypnotherapy Certification Program

With this option, you'll have the freedom to work through our comprehensive online training material at your own pace. As you progress, you can submit assignments, such as technique videos or client interviews, and receive valuable feedback from us to ensure you're on the right track.


If you're seeking additional support or wish to connect with fellow hypnotherapists and students, you're invited to attend our monthly Hypnotherapy supervision meetings via Zoom on the second Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30 pm Pacific time.


This option is ideal for focused learners who enjoy the flexibility of self-paced study. Plus, there's no deadline for completing the training, and you'll have lifetime access to the materials.


The curriculum is priced at $1597 (includes GST), with payment plans available:

  • 9 months @ $178 /month 

  • 12 months @ $135 /month 

  • 18 months @ $90 /month 

There is no interview required for this training. Simply choose your payment plan by clicking the button below and you will gain instant, lifetime access to the course immediately upon making your payment.

OPTION 2: Self-Paced Online Hypnotherapy Certification Program PLUS One-on-One Tutoring

For those eager to maximize their hypnotherapy skills, this option offers a hybrid approach.


You'll progress through the online material at your own pace while enjoying the added benefit of personalized tutoring sessions with Linda.


These one-on-one meetings can be scheduled as needed and tailored to your specific needs. From demonstrations of techniques and observing hypnosis sessions to answering questions and receiving feedback on your interventions, the tutoring time is focused on your growth and success.


The curriculum is priced at $1597 (includes GST) and the monthly tutoring is charged at Linda's student rate of $135 per hour plus GST, allowing you to book the hours as you need them. I offer a a5% discount when package of 6 hours is prucahsed.

An interview is required for this course, so please reach out to Linda to schedule that.

Regardless of the option you choose, you'll have access to our monthly Hypnotherapy supervision meetings via Zoom and an invitation to our private social media platform, where you can connect with like-minded individuals, your cohorts, and gain access to additional resources.

Join us in the Whole Brained Hypnotherapy Program and embark on a transformative journey into the world of hypnotherapy. We can't wait to support you in achieving your goals!

Who is a good candidate for my Hypnotherapy training?

Potential students who look into my program are often people who have been in the helping industry in some way; social workers, nurses, counselors, psychologists, alternative health care workers and bodyworkers. Although I also get a fair share of psychics, energy workers and reiki folks who take the training. And I am proud to say that the largest group of people who take my training are people who were formerly my clients. I think that says something about my approach; that a client would get such great results working with me that they would be willing to change careers to help others do the same!

Hypnotherapy is a fascinating field and the students who take my training often experience a great deal of personal growth as they go through my program. It is nearly impossible to study hypnotherapy without also looking into your own beliefs, history, patterns, relationships, habits and experiences. 

Warning: The study of hypnotherapy, or at least how I teach it, can be paradigm shifting and can cause cognitive dissonance. I look at this as 'growing pains"- when we are introduced to information that does not match our current world view, it can require an adjustment in how we look at things. We are left changed as a result.  The people best suited for my training are people who are curious, openminded, and open to that deep paradigm shift that can occur being exposed to new eye opening information!

What will you learn?

Alongside the personal growth aspect of the course, you will also be learning how to help others with a variety of goals such as habit control, pain management, resolving anxiety, depression OCD, PTSD and so much more.

My approach is all about understanding and resolving what is underlying the client's symptoms. I cannot emphasize enough that this is NOT "scriptnosis"- I am NOT teaching you to read generic scripts to a passive client. This is interactive, client centered hypnotherapy.


You will learn:

  • How to improve your communication so you can work with clients with an open mind, leaving judgement out of your interactions and looking at the client's symptoms with curiosity and respect

  • How to work spontaneously with any client on any goal- I know that sounds like a bold promise. It will be a slow build- you need to learn to walk before you can run. But you will  learn interventions from me that will leave you feeling confident to work with anyone on anything. That's my promise to you 

  • How to do a thorough consultation that will build the client's belief in you, give you a good sense of what is going on for the client and how to strategize for working with them

  • How to address a variety of clients goals and symptoms including anxiety, fears and phobias, habit control, pain management, birthing, dental, pre and post operative, depression, sexual dysfunction, sport improvement, study skills and more

  • How to find clients and how to have a successful practice

  • How to do personalized session with your clients that take into consideration their language, motivation, relevant history, preferences and needs. My focus i8s on really knowing your client and modifying everything you do to make the hypnosis successful for them

This is an intensive course so I suggest you have a look at the learning outcomes  to get the full scope of the training

What makes this Hypnotherapy training different than other programs?​

Much of the material you will receive from me is proprietary meaning you will not find it anywhere else.

I have been doing hypnotherapy full time since 1999, seeing 6 clients a day for most of my career. I have worked with literally thousands of clients and so I KNOW what works. I know how to get results, and I am passing everything I know onto you.  You will receive interventions and processes I have created that you will not find anywhere else. You will benefit from my over 2 decades of work with clients. 

I was also a teacher prior to becoming a hypnotherapist so I know how to create lessons, assignments and exercises to help you really understand and be able to implement the material. I do believe that my combination of skill and experience with hypnotherapy and my background in teaching is a combination that makes my training top notch.

Many other hypnotherapy programs try to tell you that you can learn hypnotherapy in a few hours or a few weeks. They will give you scripts to read to your client and, when that doesn't work, will tell you that it is because the client was resistant and doesn't really want the results. BEWARE of training that tries to tell you this!

When you enter my hypnotherapy training program and become my student, it becomes my goal to give you the very best hypnotherapy training possible. I am here to support you in having a wildly successful hypnotherapy practice! I want you to have a lucrative and enjoyable career as a hypnotherapist. There is so much more to doing Hypnotherapy than reading a script to your client! In fact, that style of hypnosis is rarely effective. In my program, I will teach you what WORKS! In my training the focus is on identifying the underlying cause of the client's symptoms and then addressing them. You will be learning to work interactively with your clients, getting them  get insights into their symptoms and to speak to you while in hypnosis, so that you can address what is responsible for their symptoms instead of merely trying to suggest them away.

There are many online hypnotherapy courses to choose from. It can be very confusing trying to figure out which to choose. In the same way that I support my hypnosis training students, I want to help you in making a wise and informed decision when it comes to your choice of hypnotherapy training. Contact me to set up a Zoom meeting or send me any questions you may have.

Spontaneous Testimonials Given In Class



I am so happy I decided to study hypnotherapy with Linda. Of all the post-secondary and continuing education I have done, this was by far the most value for the money. She has the rare quality of being a phenomenally talented practitioner and also an engaging teacher – not everyone can excel at both roles, but she does.


I would recommend her course because she not only has years of technical experience and a wealth of knowledge to share, but also holds a teaching degree and it shows. Her presentation of the material was detailed, well organized, and comprehensive. She’s also a very compassionate, sensitive, and attentive facilitator when it comes to group sharing and discussion. I looked forward to every class and was sad when it was over!Learning hypnosis is a life-changing experience whether you go on to practice professionally, simply incorporate parts into your current therapeutic work, or are just interested in learning how to make improvements in your own life. It truly is an indispensable life skill with so many practical applications and I would recommend Linda’s course without reservation.  Carmen Spagnola 


Sarah Johnson

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