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Instructor Accreditation Curriculum Testimonials Why WHI Contact
Instructor Accreditation Curriculum Testimonials Why WHI Contact


  1. Wellness Hypnotherapy Institute (WHI) is approved as a vocational school by the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, under the subparagraphs 118.5 (1)(a)(11) of the Income Tax Act. This certification was effective as of January 2013. As a result, tuition fees are not subject to GST/HST. The fees paid to the institution for tuition are tax deductible provided that the fees total more than $100.
  2. WHI is accredited by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), International Hypnosis Federation (IHF), National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).
  3. Padman Pillai, the principal of WHI, has been a speaker at several national and international conferences over the past years. Padman has taught chemistry for the undergraduate students at the University of Alberta, and taught a variety of courses for Metro Continuing Education, Edmonton Public Schools, for 18 years. In addition, he presented at the in-service programs at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) for six years. In January 2015, Padman was invited to present a one day seminar on “Change Your Mindset and Change Your Life- A Seminar on Hypnotherapy” to the faculty and students of the Department of Counselling Psychology at the Layola College of Social Sciences, University of Kerala, in India. Some of these widely acclaimed presentations are given freely to the students of WHI as they are the tools Padman regularly uses in his client sessions. Examples: ABS formula, How to Convince a Skeptical Client, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Super Power Memory, Sedona Method, etc.
  4. Learn to become the person of “Last Resort” when every other modality fails to deliver results. (Your Instructor is one of the leading Hypnotherapists in Alberta. Please check out the Google+ reviews of “Wellness Hypnotherapy Clinic Inc., Edmonton”)
  5. Padman Pillai has a M.Sc. degree from the University of London, in England and subsequently was elected to the Associate Membership of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, in England.
  6. Padman has over 16 years of a highly result oriented and successful hypnotherapy practice. He has conducted thousands of hypnotherapy sessions which were highly acclaimed by his clients. Since the therapist also learns from each client, Padman’s knowledge and skill sets are invaluable to his students. He has incorporated many new techniques and routines in his sessions with clients which are not available in textbooks. He freely shares these winning techniques with his hypnotherapy students during training. As a result, Padman has trained many national and international students. Several of Padman’s hypnotherapy graduates are practicing hypnotherapy in most provinces across Canada.
  7. Padman freely shares his client intake forms, personal record sheets, protocols, unique scripts and other tools of the trade with his students.
  8. WHI’s Hypnotherapy certification course consists of 150 hours of classroom training, 100 hours of practicum and 20 hours of research work with a dissertation.
  9. WHI provides its’ graduates with a two year mentorship after certification. Padman is always available to render help to his students and graduates who get stuck during a hypnosis session.


Division 30 of the American Psychological Association had defined Hypnotherapy as "The use of hypnosis in the treatment of a medical or psychological disorder or concern." What is significant in that definition is that, as a medical or psychological treatment, CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY would require a healthcare license in almost all states in the US.

Currently no University, Government Hospital or Healthcare insurance company in Canada recognizes a hypnotherapist as a “CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST” unless the individual is a clinician with a healthcare license and a University degree. As a result, WHI will not claim to train you as a “CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST”.



Students are required to do 100 hours of practicum during and after class room training and passing the examination prescribed by the accrediting authorities. This is absolutely essential. No body becomes a competent and skilled Hypnotherapist by just attending the class room training and passing the examinations. During the practicum you may make mistakes. That is O.K, provided you tell your clients that you are a trainee and do not charge a fee for the session. It is an invaluable time for you, to take advantage of the mentorship by your instructor during this important part of your training.

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