2620 S Parker Rd. Suite # 370

Aurora, Colorado 80014

(303) 343-0361


2016 – 2017

Approved and Regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education Private Occupational School Board



Hypnotherapy, in all of it’s modalities, is a profoundly effective and life changing process. Clients experience lasting changes by working directly with the subconscious mind.

The Department of Labor defines Hypnotherapist as, ”Hypnotherapist induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior pattern through hypnosis. Consults with client to determine the nature of problem. Prepares client to enter hypnotic states by explaining how hypnosis works and what the client will experience. Tests subjects to determine degrees of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client’s problem. May train client in self-hypnosis conditioning.”

This program is designed for people who wish to become certified in the profession of Hypnotherapist, for those people all ready in the counseling profession who may wish to expand their existing practice and for people in the medical profession who want to add hypnosis techniques to their practice.


The Denver School of Hypnotherapy offers 500 hours of training in the basics of hypnosis, advanced hypnosis techniques, hypnotherapist skills, clinical hypnotherapist skills, an introduction to NLP, Gestalt, Alchemical, and Ericksonian modalities along with counseling techniques and skills.

The school’s approach to hypnotherapy is to offer a variety of hypnosis modalities and techniques and then combine them with “conventional” counseling skills and procedures to produce the best results possible for the client. This program specifically focuses on the skills required to offer those services most commonly requested of hypnotherapists. Training relies heavily on classroom lectures, discussions, and demonstrations, student interaction as well as supervised one-on-one and group practice sessions. Those students learning clinical hypnotherapist skills will also have supervised one-on-one sessions with people from the general public.


The incentive for the hypnotherapy school came from a need for a quality hypnotherapy school in Colorado that offered at least 300 classroom hours of training (the generally accepted number of hours by most professionally organizations) in addition to a school that offered training in more than one modality.

This curriculum offers both, in addition to an internship program for the student to acquire 75 supervised work hours on file with the school before receiving the clinical hypnotherapist certificate.

The Denver School of Hypnotherapy is owned and operated by Pam Mills, Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Addictions Counselor III.


Pam Mills Hypnosis, stage hypnosis, body language, marketing
 Dr. Audrey Boxwell, CHt Working with IBS through hypnesrotherapy
Elizabeth Dailey, MA, CHt Alchemical Hypnosis
Taya Matoy, MA Gestalt Therapy, Somatics, Counsleing Skills
Dr Stan Manickam Ericksonian Hypnosis, Grief and Loss
Dan Haecker, PA, CHt Brain Chemistry & Nutrition
Kris Kistler, CHt  Regression Therapy, Eye Movement Therapy
Dr. Carol Jones Cellular Healing
Greg Freedman, MD Medical Hypnotherapy
Dr. Reo Leslie Jurisprudence
Robert Whirl, CHt NLP, Trauma Memory Replacement



Friday             6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday         8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday           8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

When an unexpected closure occurs due to extraordinary conditions such as inclement weather, students will be notified as soon as possible by phone and/or radio, and/or TV stations who provide closure information as a public service. Classes are held every other weekend and are not held on the following holidays:


New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the weekend following, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day


All applicants must be 21 years of age or older and posses at least a two year AA degree or the equivalent. It is preferred, but not required, that applicants have a counseling background or equivalent. Students must also submit an application, be interviewed by the school staff; and upon acceptance complete an enrollment agreement. Applicants must demonstrate literacy and the ability to learn the material to be covered.

Due to the intense nature of the training, students must be willing to be self-disclosing and participate in the self-exploration opportunities presented in class. If the applicant is currently being treated for a psychological disorder or taking psychotropic medication, applicant must submit a letter of permission from their treating physician.

The Denver School of Hypnotherapy provides equal opportunity in education and employment in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title XI of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974. The Hypnosis Center School of Hypnotherapy does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, disability, political affiliation, or gender preference.



To receive certification through The Denver School of Hypnotherapy, attendance and full payment of all courses, and having completed 75 supervised work hours on file with the school, is mandatory Students must also show proof of being registered with DORA. Students with previous hypnotherapy training may be permitted to audit specified courses within the structure of the program at a discounted fee of regular full-time tuition. Students may transfer a maximum of 150 classroom hours from an approved hypnosis/hypnotherapy vocational school toward certification from The Denver School of Hypnotherapy. Transfer of credits for previous training does not impact the refund policy.

The Denver School of Hypnotherapy does not guarantee the transferability of its credits to any other institution.


The 425 classroom hours of hypnotherapy training generally meets on an every other weekend format and takes ten (10) months or twenty four weekends plus the internship, to complete. Weekends are usually three (3) consecutive days: Friday meets from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday meeting from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Internship will vary in duration.


Full attendance is both expected and required. If special circumstances should arise, upon approval, missed portions of the training may be made up through watching video CD’s of the class and the demonstration of competency of the missed materials. Students may be required to pay for tutorial costs ranging from $15.00 – $25.00 per hour as established by the tutor. Late enrollment may be permitted for those students able to make up the missed material prior to joining a designated class.

Students are expected to arrive on time for class with the proper materials. An overall attendance rate of at least 97% is required. Instructors may request your withdrawal from a course or the program if absences or tardiness exceed 5%.
Students who are unable to continue classes for medical reasons or severe personal problems will be required to take a leave of absences until they are able to return to class. Proper documentation will be required to substantiate a student’s withdrawal.


Generally, hypnotherapists work in private practice offering services to groups and individuals, by contract through wellness and healing arts centers and for hire by employers providing personal empowerment programs or clinical programs in the areas of holistic health, healing arts and complementary medicine.

The Denver School of Hypnotherapy does not offer any placement services nor does it guarantee employment to graduates. If students would like a personal statement of professional training and certification, simply send $15.00 and we will send it to the person or organization of your choice.


Advanced courses cost: $100 – $125 per day. Tuition for certification courses does not include outside trainer for Jurisprudence workshop ($50 – $100), internship monitor ($200), additional materials ($20), required books ($300), incidentals, or recommended, but not required, books. These additional costs may total up to and no more than $620.00. Credit card payment is available.

Advanced payment: Total tuition is $6,000.00 subject to available discounts.

First day full payment: Total tuition is $6,000.00 unless other arrangements were made.

Plan I – Total tuition is $6,000.00. Pay $1000.00 down and finance balance at $150.00 finance fee. Student and school will determine number of months of payments. Payment is due on the first of each month. The total amount financed is $5,000.00 plus finance fee. You will be required to make monthly payments which brings your payments to $515.00 for ten months. Payments are due on the first of each month beginning on ___________________. Late payment fee is .5% (1.88) per day. Credit card (Master Card/Visa) payment option is available.

Refund Policy

Students not accepted to the school and students who cancel this contract by notifying the school within three (3) business days are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees paid. Students who withdraw after three (3) days, but before commencement of classes, are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees paid except the maximum cancellation charge of $150.00 or 25% of the contract price which ever is less. In case of students withdrawing after commencement of classes, the school will retain a cancellation charge plus a percentage of tuition and fees, which is based on the percentage of contact hours attended, as described in the table below. The refund is based on the last date of recorded attendance.

Refund Table

Student is entitled to upon withdrawal/termination


Within first 10% of program 90% less cancellation charge
After 10% but within first 25% of program 75% less cancellation charge
After 25% but within first 50% of program 50% less cancellation charge
After 50% but within first 75% of program 25% less cancellation charge
After 75% (if paid in full, cancellation charge is not applicable) NO REFUND

1. The student may cancel this contract at any time prior to midnight of the third business day after signing this contract.

2. All refunds will be made within 30 days from the date of termination. The official date of termination or withdrawal of a student shall be determined in the following manner:

a. The date on which the school receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program; or

b. The date on which the student violates published school policy, which provides for termination.

c. Should a student fail to return from an excused leave of absence, the effective date of termination for a student on an extended leave of absence or a leave of absence is the earlier of the date the school determines the student is not returning or the day following the expected return date.

3. The student will receive a full refund of tuition and fees paid if the school discontinues a course/program within a period of time a student could have reasonably completed it, except that this provision shall not apply in the event the school ceases operation.

4. Complaints, which cannot be resolved by direct negotiation between the student and the school, may be filed with Division of Private Occupational School of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303)866-2723 or email There is a two-year limitation on the Division taking action on student complaints.

5. The policy for granting credit for previous training shall not impact the refund policy.

6. Students may be dismissed from the Denver School of Hypnotherapy for failure to comply with the ethical standards of their psychotherapy disciplines, the legal requirements established for psychotherapy practice by the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and other relevant Colorado statutes. Legal issues for psychotherapy practice will be reviewed in the weekend Jurisprudence Workshop required for all School students. The school programs are also both academic education and education for the clinical practice of the occupation of psychotherapy, Students may be dismissed for failure to complete either or both educational areas in a satisfactory manner. Final determination for dismissing a student is at the sole discretion of the director who may consult with other faculty
and staff members before making the final decision.

Postponement of Start Date

Postponement of a starting date, whether at the request of the school or the student, requires a written agreement signed by the student and the school. The agreement must set forth:

a. Whether the postponement is for the convenience of the school or the student, and;

b. A deadline for the new start date, beyond which the start date will not be postponed.

If the course is not commenced, or the student fails to attend by the new start date set forth in the agreement, the student will be entitled to an
appropriate refund of prepaid tuition and fees within 30 days of the deadline of the new start date set forth in the agreement, determined in
accordance with the school’s refund policy and all applicable laws and rules concerning the Private Occupational Education Act of 1981.


The Denver School of Hypnotherapy provides students with a large classroom with comfortable chairs and tables, with bathrooms located just down the hall. Both the classroom and the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. The classroom is equipped with a large dry erase board, a movie screen for over head and power point presentations, and is large enough for students to spread out in dyads for practice session. Because the classroom is located in the same space as the office for The Hypnosis Center, these offices are also available for use by the students. Lectures and demonstrations may utilize the dry erase board, televisions, and VCR, flip charts, and audio/video tapes. A selection of books, videotapes, and audiotapes will be available for sale or on a lending-library basis.



Sixty percent (60%) of the pass/fail grade is based upon satisfactorily performing each technique within the different modalities. The other forty percent (40%) is comprised of participation, review questions, synopsis, book reports, and other class assignments. Students will be evaluated on their performance in the practice sessions. Failure to exhibit satisfactory knowledge of the material and performance progress in the practice sessions will require the student receive individual instruction paid for on a reasonable hourly rate ($15-$20). Students may also be required to audit particular portions of the training prior to receiving certification.

Final certification will be determined by DSH and its directors. Student knowledge will be evaluated on the basis of written and/or oral quizzes; and a final exam administered at the conclusion of HY 350. Students are required to receive a grade of 90 or above for certification. Students who fail to pass any
exam will take a make-up exam to qualify for certification. Students will receive the scores from their examinations and will have on going session evaluation sheets. They will be kept current on their progress. The decision to certify a student will take into consideration the instructors, Teaching Assistants, and test session judges, evaluations based upon student performance and understanding of the material taught with the final decision being made by the director.


Tardiness of more than five minutes, unless for an exceptional reason, is considered unacceptable. Tardy students will not be allowed into the room until a break or other appropriate time. Repeated tardiness is grounds for termination.


All students are expected to act maturely and are required to respect other students and faculty members. Possession of weapons, illegal drugs, and alcohol of any kind are not allowed at any time on school property. Any violation of school policies may result in permanent dismissal from school. Smoking is permitted only in designated outside smoking area and only during designated breaks.


Because of the nature of the practice sessions, information disclosed by anyone is to remain confidential and is not to be discussed outside of the class. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be immediately permanently dismissed from the school.

Any student may be dismissed for violations of rules and regulations of the school, as set forth in school publications. A student also may be withdrawn from classes if he or she does not prepare sufficient, neglects assignments, or makes unsatisfactory progress. The director, after consultation with all parties involved, makes the final decision.

The director of education may temporarily suspend a student whose conduct is disruptive or unacceptable to the academic setting. After appropriate counseling, students who demonstrate a genuine desire to learn and conform to school standards of conduct, may be allowed to resume attendance. The director will review case on and decide upon re-admittance.


Absences of any portion of an hour during a class session will be counted an as hour of absence. Early departures of less then an hour are counted as one hour, which must be made up before a student may graduate. An instructor may authorize, in advance, early departure, without penalty to the student.


Any person claiming loss of tuition of fees as a result of a deceptive trade or sales practice, may file a written complaint with the Division against the school. A complaint must be filed within two years after the student discontinues training at the school. The Division will take no action on complaints filed after the two year period. The Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools is located at 1560Broadway. Suite 1600, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303)866-2723 or email


After successfully completing the 500 hours of training, which includes: passing all examinations, and completion of 75 supervised work hours and making full payment, a student will pass the course and receive certification as Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. (CHt)


MASTER HYPNOTIST – 150 classroom hours – This certification is comprised of the history and a basic understanding of hypnosis; as well as training in the understanding and use of different hypnosis techniques and modalities and counseling skills used in conjunction with hypnosis. This certificate also requires a jurisprudence class , and proof of registration as a Registered Psychotherapist in the DORA database.
Student who do not register with DORA may not continue to the next certification unless special arrangements have been made with the director.

HYPNOTHERAPIST – 150 classroom hours – This certification requires completion of the Master Hypnotist training plus 150 classroom hours of training including; an introduction to different hypnosis modalities and techniques, and proof of registration as a Registered Psychotherapist in the DORA database.
Student who do not register with DORA may not continue to the next certification unless special arrangements have been made with the director.

CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST – 125 classroom hours – This certification requires the completion of the Hypnotherapist training in addition to 300 classroom hours of training in the combined use of hypnosis and counseling skills for various presenting issues, other hypnotherapeutic techniques, and 75 supervised work hours on file with the school. In order to do the intern cases, the student must be registered in the DORA database as an Registered Psychotherapist and have a DSH approved supervisor. Approval of the intern supervisor will be determined by the director.



In this two day class students will learn how to develop business cards, create promotional material, get mailing lists, the benefits of a web sites, and create a logo. There will also be a detailed discussion on how and where to get started and how and where to advertise. Students will leave with a business card design, logo, and a basic brochure.


This four day training will be held over two weekends. It will expand on what is taught in the Introduction NLP class. Students will learn advanced techniques and how to apply them during a hypnotherapy session. Demonstrations and in class practice sessions will be held throughout the training.


This four day training will be held over two weekends. This class expands on the techniques taught in the Introductory Gestalt class. Students will learn more advanced techniques and when and how to apply them. Demonstrations and in class practice sessions will be held throughout the training.


This four day training will be held over two weekends. This class expands on the techniques taught in the Introductory Alchemical class. Students will be introduced to more advanced techniques and will receive an introduction to working with archetypes. Demonstrations and in class practice sessions will be held throughout the training


This four day training will be held over two weekends. This class expands on the techniques taught in the Introductory Ericksonian class. Students will learn advanced techniques such as how to recognize when to apply this method and how to combine Ericksonian techniques with other techniques for an effective session. Demonstrations and in class practice sessions will be held throughout the training.


In this course the student will be introduced to the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) as well as introduced to basic diagnostic categories and taught how to fill out insurance forms. The student will also learn about different counseling techniques and when to use them, timing of interventions, and effective inner child work. The course will include lecture, reading assignments and in-class practice


This one day intensive class teaches students how to conduct a hypnosis session for the police or other investigative agencies. Students learn how to gain the clients confidence and trust as well as how to regress them back to the desired time and place. Precautions, rules, polygraphs, and courtroom preparation will all be taught in this class. Demonstrations and in class practice sessions will be held throughout the training.


This two day, one weekend class will teach students the ins and outs of stage hypnosis. They will learn techniques such as how to pick good stage guests, what to do with hecklers, what to do with uncooperative subjects, and stage show “etiquette”. This class will also provide examples of suggestions for the stage guests that are proven to make the audience roar with laughter. There will also be a discussion on where and how to market your shows. Instructor demonstrations and student practice demonstrations are an absolute must (see).


In this intensive one day class there will be a detailed discussion about the most common prescribed medications on today’s market. This discussion will include an explanation of many common disorders and the possible effects the medication will have on the client. Knowing what the client is taking and why, is in everyone’s best interest so there are no surprises during the session.


It’s a scientific fact that people’s body gestures give away their true intentions. Every day you’re confronted by hundreds of different motions that can mean anything from “get lost” to “terrific idea.” You too send out signals whether you realize it or not. Now you can take advantage of the secrets of body language for that extra edge of confidence and control in any situation. In this two day class students learn how to “read” the body language of the client to gain more insight into what the client is really saying and wanting support with. We discuss pacing and leading and how to get a closed client to open up. Demonstrations and practice sessions are part of this class


This intensive two day, one weekend course teaches students how to recognize, work with and release spirits that may have attached themselves to the client. Due to the intensity and skills required to perform this method students will only be admitted to the class by instructor approval.


This 2 day, one weekend, class teaches students an advance method of assisting clients with clearing and releasing trauma and unpleasant experiences on a cellular level. With this technique the client will not have to relive the negative emotions tied to their memories. Demonstrations and in class practice sessions will be held throughout the training.


This intensive two day, one weekend class teaches students how assist expecting families with an easier pregnancy, painless labor, and peaceful delivery. Demonstrations and in class practice sessions will be held throughout the training


In this course, the student will gain a basic understanding of how brain chemistry affects mood and behaviors, how to identify influences on brain chemistry such as hypoglycemia, PMS, and nutrient deficiencies, simple nutritional approaches to supporting mood and behavior. The course will include lecture, reading material and the use of symptom questionnaires.


This is a comprehensive two day, one weekend course designed to teach Hypnotherapists how to market their practices to medical care providers, including physicians and chiropractors. Student will participate in role playing, demonstrations, and discussions on different personality types.

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