Mastering The Therapeutic Process – Level Two

 New Vistas


PAUSE Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT)

Aim of Level Two Mastering The Therapeutic Process

Professional Certification Goals:

To provide the student with the confidence, information and skills necessary to work competently, safely, and effectively as a professional Hypnotherapist using direct suggestion and therapeutic interaction.  The student will develop and demonstrate mastery of Self-Hypnosis and the skills leading to the PAUSE Certified Hypnotherapist certification (CHT).

Self-Mastery Goals:

To provide the student with the confidence and information needed to uncover and enhance positive Resource States, conduct deeper levels of safe and gentle Self-Inquiry, and further develop Self-hypnosis skills.  The successful student will be awarded the PAUSE Level Two Self-Mastery Certification.

 Prerequisites for CHT:

Successful completion of New Vistas Professional Training in Hypnosis – MTTP Level One

Level Two Objectives

Upon successful completion of Level 2, the Student will:

All Students:

  • Receive deeper exposure and practice using the PAUSE Model of Counseling™
  • Cultivate a deeper utilization of Self Hypnosis.
  • Begin to utilize and have a working understanding of Enneagram Personality Types in identifying their own personality and self-identity.
  • Recognize the different communication styles and approaches useful in creating rapport with each Enneatype.
  • Further utilize and have a deeper understanding of Neuro Linguistic Psychology (NLP) and the PAUSE Model of resourcing, focusing on the regulation of the nervous system, the resolution of limiting mental patterns, and the reduction of emotional suffering

Professional Students:

  • Develop the confidence, information, and skills necessary to work competently, safely and effectively as a professional Hypnotherapist using direct suggestion and therapeutic interaction, while integrating simple yet effective tools for resolving inner conflict
  • Utilize and have a deeper understanding of Advanced Hypnotic Techniques, which when combined with additional therapeutic tools, provide a solid framework for Hypnotherapy that can be utilized to identify and address Root Cause and resolving inner conflicts
  • Begin to utilize and have a deeper understanding of Enneagram Personality Types in identifying and supporting their client’s path to wholeness


Teaching Approach

Our primary teaching modality combines three formats, which minimizes travel and provides the opportunity for professional certification with an in-depth, Instructor supervised learning experience.  Our approach is also very supportive of those wishing to experience personal growth and Self-Mastery.

All aspects of the program are supported by a dedicated website, discussion board, email, webinars, online support, and phone support from the Instructional staff

Format A – 100% In-Person Classes

  • Classes are instructor led at our selected training center
  • Please refer to our calendar for the schedule of upcoming classes

Format B – 60% Long Distance, 40% In-Person Classes

Instructor-Led, Live Webinars         (~27 hours)

  • 18 – 1.5 hour Online Webinars
  • Instructor-Led weekly seminars conducted over 18 consecutive weeks are 90 minutes long and are designed to assist the students in a deeper, more interactive model while remaining very convenient.  All students are required to have access to a Broadband connected PC with Audio Headsets.

Self-Directed Study with Mentors   (~36 hours)

  • Each week for 18 weeks you are assigned 2+ hours of homework which includes:
    • Listening to MP3’s of Exercises, Guided Meditation, and related Processes
    • Studying Class Material (Reading, Watching Videos, Research)
    • Exchanging Exercises and Processes with Classmates and Clients
    • Regular check-in with Mentor
  • Students desiring Professional Certification are required to conduct 10 Counseling Sessions, submit Logbook entries, complete required reading, pass examinations, and log Self-Hypnosis sessions.
  • Students seeking Self-Mastery are not required to exchange sessions, but can volunteer to be a client of a classmate.

Final Instructor-Led Intensive (~40 hours)

  • Attend our Reno Training Facility to practice and demonstrate your skills
  • The in-classroom segment consists of a 6-day intensive designed to provide 40 hours of Instructor-led training.  It includes directed Trancework, NLP and Trauma Resolution Practicum, mutual hypnotherapy sessions, and final examinations.  Many students have commented on how powerful and life-changing the experiential portions of this training has been for them.
  • Please note: Tuition fees do not include transportation, lodging, or meals unless otherwise stated.  Our Student website has information on travel, lodging, and meal options.


Instructional Methods

The Classroom and Internet Webinar segments include Lecture, PowerPoint, Handouts, Demonstrations, Trancework, and Interactive participation as both Client and Hypnotist.

New Vistas will provide each student with an MP3 Player loaded with all material needed for remote training (first 40 hours), including Audio, Video, Word and PDF Documents.  The student will need access to a Broadband Internet connected PC with audio.

MP3 players are a core tool used in all Mastering the Therapeutic Process™ classes, and must be available for use during every class, remote and in-person.  Both the NVI MP3 player and high-quality earbuds have been specifically selected for our training purposes, and cannot be substituted without authorization.  Once issued, the student will need to bring them to every class.  NVI MP3 players can be checked out for in-person classes at no charge, but must be returned at the end of class, or purchased by the student.  The student is responsible for the condition of the MP3 player and Earbuds.  Students will be charged full price for broken or lost MP3 players or earphones.  The replacement price of the MP3 player and earbuds is $75.


Credential Success

 To receive the certification and title of “PAUSE Certified Hypnotherapist,” (CHT), the student will provide proof of:

  • Completion of Log Entries for each Hypnotherapy Session conducted externally to class (10 minimum).
  • Completion of Journal Entries for each day of training, and each Self-Hypnosis session.
  • Demonstration of the proper use of Clinical Forms.
  • Demonstration of an understanding of all nine Enneatypes.
  • Clear identification and demonstration of their own Enneatype.
  • Demonstration of the therapeutic uses of the PAUSE Model to address behavioral patterns.
  • Demonstration of Skill Mastery in classroom segment for each major Skill.
  • Demonstration of the basic skills required to conduct an entire interactive Hypnotherapy Session focused on clearing the limiting beliefs of the client’s specific Personality Type in support of the client’s stated goal.
  • Successful completion of the Written and Practical Final Examination.
  • Successful attendance of a minimum of 100 hours of total training, with a minimum of 60 hours of Instructor-led training.


American Council of Hypnotist Examiners

Upon successful completion of the 200 hours (Level 1 & 2) of New Vistas International’s Mastering The Therapeutic Process™, the student can apply for certification by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners as a Certified  Hypnotherapist.  The A.C.H.E is recognized internationally as one of the founders in the field of Hypnotherapy.  Additional fees as posted on their website will be required for the bi-annual professional registration and continuing certification of CHT.  For more information, visit


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