Welcome to The American Board of Hypnotherapy and NLP

The ABH-ABNLP seeks to continue to promote the highest standards, trainings and ethics in our industry. We commit to the empowerment of our current generation, and the support of the next generation of socially aware members as they create global sustainability and thriving in our new world.

September 13-14, 2024*

via Zoom Live Webinar


About ABH-abNLP

Leading the fields of Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming for over 40 years in standards, ethics, and solid business practices. Our members and graduates can be found in over 40 countries, as part of various other associations and boards, and anywhere that excellence is sought.

The American Board of Hypnotherapy was founded in 1982 by Dr. A. M. Krasner as The California Board of Hypnotherapy. Within a short time it grew to be the American Board of Hypnotherapy with members all over the world–wherever Hypnosis is taught, we probably have a member.

Today we have over 1000 institutes worldwide approved at the Trainer Level of Hypnosis, and tens of thousands of members that offer Hypnotherapy Certification. We believe in Hypnosis as being most excellent ways of creating our own personal growth and development.

While the NLP members were originally part of the ABH, their numbers grew to such a large membership that it was founded as
its own entity in 1996, ABNLP (American Board of NLP) . This website supports both organizations: ABH and ABNLP

If you’re looking for a qualified hypnotherapist, we’re happy to provide you with a referral.
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ABH-abNLP has gone Digital

The American Board of Hypnotherapy & Neuro Linguistic Programming is thrilled to inform our members of the changeover from paper to digital certificates and seals.

Some of the benefits of digital certificates:
• Ecological for the planet
• Faster delivery of certificates and personalized seals to members Inbox
• The digital certificate platform allows members to print their certificates to the
paper of their choice
• Certificates can be shared across members social media platforms

The NLP GLobal Standard

Our Standards

Through-out the world, the standards for each of the membership levels below are pretty much the same. For example, an NLP Training in Australia, the UK or Germany is very much like an NLP Practitioner Training in the United States. Each of the Certified Trainers will cover the same content as is outlined on the pages below.

What differs is style of presentation, length of time, use of computer graphics and the use of multi-media learning options. Through-out the world compliance with these standards is voluntary, and so you will also find people teaching NLP who do not adhere to these standards. We highly recommend our Approved Institutes and when you see the seal of the ABNLP, below, you can be sure that this high level of excellence has been subscribed to by the Training Institute.


Feel free to email us or phone us for more information

Phone No.  +1 702 456-3267

Fax.    +1 702 456-3267  

Email: Candace@abh-abnlp.com

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Approved Trainings
are issued a seal of approval

The official seal of the ABNLP
on a certificate is only valid when
accompanied by the signature of the Approved NLP Institute/Trainer.

Look for our approved seals on NLP Trainings throughout the world.