Mastering The Therapeutic Process – Level Three

New Vistas International - Professional Training and Certification

PAUSE Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHT)

PAUSE Certified Counselor (PCC)


Aim of Level Three 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 Clinical Hypnotherapist using the PAUSE Model of Counseling™.  The student will develop and demonstrate mastery of Self-Hypnosis and the skills leading to the PAUSE Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist certification (CCHT) and PAUSE Certified Counselor certification (PCC). 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 Three Self-Mastery Certification.

Prerequisites for CCHT

Successful completion of New Vistas Professional Training in Hypnotherapy – Levels 1 and 2

Level Three MTTP Objectives

All Students:

  • Receive deeper exposure and practice using the PAUSE Model of Counseling™
  • Cultivate a deeper utilization of Self Hypnosis.
  • Develop a deeper utilization and understanding of Character and Personality Analysis in identifying core traits in themselves and those around them.
  • Be able to utilize appropriate resourcing tools necessary to effectively respond to trauma through the use of the SIBAM model as taught by trauma resolution authority Dr. Peter Levine.
  • Incorporate an understanding of the role of resourcing, determining root cause, secondary gain and the placebo response in activating the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Professional Students:

  • Be able to effectively utilize specifically applied advanced elements of the PAUSE Model of Counseling in a clinical setting
  • Develop the confidence, information, and skills necessary to work competently, safely and effectively as a PAUSE Certified Counselor using professional 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
  • Develop a deeper utilization and understanding of Character and Personality Analysis in identifying unconscious traits and supporting their client’s path to wholeness
  • Have a deeper understanding of Habits, Addictions, Pain, Immune Dysfunction and other Health Related challenges while cultivating the student’s capacity to support the client’s natural healing response and physical comfort.
  • Address the logistics of marketing and running a professional Hypnotherapy business.


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         (~26 hours)

  • 17 – 1.5 hour Online Webinars
  • Instructor-Led weekly seminars conducted over 17 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   (~40 hours)

  • Each week for 18 weeks you are assigned homework which includes:
  • Listening to MP3’s of Trances, Meditation, and Processes
  • Studying Class Material (Reading, Watching Videos, Research)
  • Exchange Trances and Exercises with Classmates and Clients
  • Regular check-in with Mentor
  • Students desiring Professional Certification are required to conduct 10 sessions of Hypnotherapy, submit Logbook entries, complete required reading, pass examinations, and log Self-Hypnosis sessions.
  • Students seeking Self-Mastery are not required to exchange trances, 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 PAUSE Counseling Sessions, 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.  The student will additionally be provided one set of high-quality earphones for their personal use.  Both the NVI MP3 player and earphones 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.

New Vistas will provide each student with an update to their already purchased NVI MP3 Player with all material needed for remote training (first 40 hours). The student will need access to a Broadband Internet connected PC with audio to properly access the Student Training Area of the NVI Website.


Credential Success

To receive the certification and title of “PAUSE Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist” (CCHT), and “PAUSE Certified Counselor” (PCC) 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 therapeutic modalities used to address all five Character Structures.
  • Demonstration of therapeutic modalities used to address all nine Enneatypes.
  • Demonstration of therapeutic modalities used to address specific issues, such as depression, addictive behavior, pain management, weight management, and more
  • Demonstration of the therapeutic uses of NLP to identify, communicate, and address behavioral patterns.
  • Demonstration of Skill Mastery in the classroom segments for each major Skill.
  • Demonstration of the advanced skills required to conduct an entire interactive Hypnotherapy Session focused on clearing the limiting beliefs of the client’s specific Personality Type, Character Type, or Traumatic experience 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 300 hours (Level 1-3) 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 Clinical 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 CCHT.  For more information, visit


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