The Society of Experiential Trance maintains a list of Mentoring Instructors who are qualified to offer Membership Certification Courses for certain topics and who are qualified to review and examine Live Examinations and Video Examinations for specific topics related to membership qualification for basic membership through Hypnotist Membership Certification and for Specialization Certification.
Currently, Mentoring Instructors are appointed by the Society based upon excellence and peer recognition. Since the Society operates as an inclusive open community honors society, there is no need for a standard Mentoring Instructor Training program comparable to other organizations which are focused more on membership growth so Society instructors are limited in number and are selected from individuals with a proven track record of competence and excellence.
In most cases, Mentoring Instructors will have been members of the Society for some time and will generally be considered respected members of the hypnosis community and in most cases will have special competence or recognition and experience in their specializations. Exceptions will periodically be made in the case of persons of outstanding merit. A few exceptions to this previous membership certification condition are made for individuals who are previously established trainers of reknown that the President and the Executive Board considers to be of high caliber and quality who are invited to join the Society directly in the instructor capacity.
Qualified candidates wishing to be vetted for consideration in becoming Mentor Instructorships should see the requirements and policies pages regarding eligibility here.
Mentoring Instructors may teach courses on appropriate topics and are authorized by the Society of Experiential Trance to hold Live Examinations as well as to grade Video Examinations for particular subjects. Mentoring Instructors are limited to individuals who are invited by the President or the Executive Board to perform this duty.
Feel free to contact the Society for contact information of a Mentoring Instructor near you. If there are no mentors near you, then those with previous training and/or experience may wish to take the Video Examination or Online Institute option for membership qualification.
Keep in mind that technically ANYONE is free to teach students toward competence which may lead to certification with the Society of Experiential Trance, a course must cover all of the appropriate skillsets required. Of course, the Society only vouches for certified mentoring instructors. If an instructor is not a certified mentor with the Society, then students must submit video proof of competence (follow the video certification examination procedures outline in the appropriate certification or specialist certification program as presented elsewhere on this site). Students of SET Certified Mentoring Instructors need not submit to video examination as their instructor vouches competence by submitting the appropriate materials and fees through the mentorship program.
Featured Mentoring Instructors
Mentoring Instructors may offer Membership Certification Courses, Membership Certification Review Courses (live and online), and are authorized to evaluate competency examinations via Live Examination, Video Examination, and via online chat, distance learning, or other methods.
While instructors are typically based in their city of residence, they may also travel for seminars and. There may also be online or other distance learning options available as well. Please check instructor webpages for more detailed information.
Brian David Phillips
President, Society of Experiential Trance
Keelung and Taipei, Taiwan
Keep in mind that technically ANYONE is free to teach students toward competence which may lead to certification with the Society of Experiential Trance, a course must cover all of the appropriate skillsets required. If an instructor is not a certified mentor with the Society, then students must submit video proof of competence (follow the video certification examination procedures outline in the appropriate certification or specialist certification program as presented elsewhere on this site). Students of SET Certified Mentoring Instructors need not submit to video examination as their instructor vouches competence by submitting the appropriate materials and fees through the mentorship program.
The above listed mentors are not the only trainers authorized to recommend individuals for certification or specialist certification with the Society. We do recognize the competence of a few special instructors of renown who are not currently on our official rolls who have been deemed qualified to judge the competence and character of candidates on an individual petition basis. However, such cases are rare.
Essentially, our officially recognized mentors are the only persons authorized to specifically offer certification membership or specialization certifications through the Society of Experiential Trance, any other persons making such claims are doing so without authorization. Please consult this list before choosing a training. Training from unauthorized persons will not qualify one for membership in the Society so choose your trainer wisely.
Qualified candidates wishing to be vetted for consideration in
becoming Mentoring Instructors should see
the requirements and policies pages regarding eligibility here.
Please note that while the Society of Experiential Trance may vette individuals to be accepted as officially recognized Mentoring Instructors, all mentors operate independently of the Society in how they specifically structure their courses and training regimen. For those who have questions regarding mentor ethics, we refer you to our Code of Ethics page here. Essentially, mentors and members alike are considered independent entities and as such are responsible for their own conduct and behavior. Any specific ethical policing is outside the scope and nature of the Society's charter. Because of the varied context background and application of the membership, the Society does not specifically have an ethics vetting process beyond suggesting individuals seek out local legal recourse in the event they believe that an individual has committed an actual crime or behaved in a manner that violates local legal scope of practice. Anything beyond this is outside of the purview of the Society and its administrators.