Meet Your Instructor

Luke Chao is the founder of The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis. He has been professionally practising hypnosis for 15 years, starting from the day he used self-hypnosis to overcome a debilitating fear of public speaking — despite a scientific upbringing and an initial skepticism of the process. Since the day he was able to make hypnosis work for himself, he has become a passionate advocate of hypnosis.

Today, he is a Certified 5-PATH Hypnotherapist as well as an instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists. At Morpheus, he teaches classes and workshops, and specializes in working habits, motivation, and confidence. His approach to hypnotherapy is directly, authoritative and solution-focused.

To hear Luke speak about hypnosis, please visit our YouTube channel.

What Do We Teach?

This course will give you a basic level of understanding in hypnosis, emphasizing practical experience under the supervision of one of Toronto’s foremost hypnotherapy experts.

This Certified Consulting Hypnotist course is designed to provide a solid practical understanding of hypnosis, allowing you to enter the field as a confident beginner hypnotist.  This course is also recommended for medical, psychological and social work practitioners who would like to bolster their current skills with this useful set of techniques.

Our nine-week course teaches you how to perform hypnosis in a hands-on, small-group setting. Twice-weekly evening classes make this program easy to fit into your work schedule. Learn in a hypnosis clinic, not a classroom.

In this course, you’ll learn a variety of hypnotic inductions, how to structure hypnotic suggestions, and protocols for working with issues like smoking, stress and overeating.

Informed by over twelve years of clinical experience, this training is distinguished by its fact-based, results-driven approach that’s completely free of mysticism. The course content goes beyond the NGH material and includes advanced inductions, theory and techniques.

This course leads to a Certified Consulting Hypnotist certificate with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).

The cost of the course is $1999 plus HST and includes the NGH manual, scripts and CDs, and one year’s membership in the NGH and runs on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for nine consecutive weeks. Classes are limited to the first six registrants and are held near Dundas Subway Station in the heart of downtown Toronto.

To register or book an information session with the instructor, please phone us at 416-556-4068.

Student Testimonial




Frequently Asked Questions

What makes your training different from other training?

The instructor is primarily a practitioner and makes most of his income through hypnosis sessions, not trainings. Further, we aim to take the mysticism out of hypnosis, preferring a naturalistic and empirical approach instead. Classes are small (four to six students) and contain much discussion, demonstration and supervised practice, making it possible for you to gain confidence in hypnosis during the nine weeks of the course. You will have many opportunities to experience hypnosis and work on issues of confidence or motivation during the course. The longer timeline allows you more time for practice and review between classes. Finally, we train you to avoid script-reading by teaching processes and patterns instead.

What kind of students do you have in your class?

Most of our students do not have any prior training in hypnosis and come from all walks of life. Sometimes our classes include professionals in fields like psychotherapy or medicine.

Why join the National Guild of Hypnotists?

Hypnotherapy is an unregulated profession in Canada, but there are a number of associations that set standards for hypnotherapists. The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) is an American-based organization with a strong Canadian presence, and they are the largest and one of the oldest hypnosis associations active today.

What is the difference between a Consulting Hypnotist and a hypnotherapist?

Consulting Hypnotist is the title used by the NGH, while hypnotherapist is a generic title. Both titles refer to hypnotists who use hypnosis for behavioural change, as opposed to entertainment.

When will you know the start date?

Once we gather enough interest (i.e., at least four potential students), we will set the exact start date and contact potential students to for a $250 deposit to cover the cost of their training materials. Since we aren’t able to assess interest unless you contact us first, we recommend connecting even when specific dates haven’t been set yet.

Where are the classes?

Classes are at The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis at 15 Elm Street in downtown Toronto.

What will I get from your course?

The course fee includes the NGH’s training materials (manuals, scripts, pendulum, CDs and DVDs). The lectures will be based primarily on the instructor’s experience, with the course material providing a framework for the course, and covers the basics of how to perform direct-suggestion hypnosis. Most classes include time for demonstrations, supervised practice and discussion. After completing the exam, you will receive an NGH certificate and a one-year membership in the NGH.

What do I do after getting certification?

Based on interest (i.e., a four-student minimum), we may occasionally offer a nine-week advanced course and shorter, non-certification courses for specific topics available for students who have completed our NGH course. These courses are not normally available to the public, since our basic course lays the foundations for future courses.

Most hypnotists work in their own practices, which means that your success will depend mainly on your business and marketing skills. We occasionally bring graduates into our office to work here.

What’s the next step?

Please call our office at 416-556-4068 and ask to connect with the instructor, or leave your name, phone number and e-mail address. Our receptionist can’t provide much information about the class beyond what is written on this page.

Student Testimonials

Hands-on and interactive
I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to broaden my horizons in Psychology through learning about Hypnotherapy. After completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology I was searching for a deeper education into practical therapies; which is what I found studying with Luke at the Morpheus Clinic. The world of Hypnotherapy has opened my mind to alternative therapy where people from all walks of life with a variety of personal difficulties can benefit and become better versions of themselves without pharmaceutical intervention. Being able to help someone by aiding them in understanding themselves through the power of the subconscious is a wonderful feeling. It lets you show people that they have the power within to help themselves. Luke provides a beneficial hands-on and interactive learning environment where everyone is welcomed and motivated to succeed and learn not only about Hypnotherapy but also about themselves. Luke is a great instructor who brings experience, open-mindedness and a highly responsive teaching style to the course.*
— Amy MacKay (Toronto)
One of the most enlightening and hands-on experiences I've ever had
Learning hypnosis at Morpheus was one of the most enlightening and hands-on experiences I've ever had. I decided to study hypnotherapy after I have finished my undergraduate degree in psychology. After my degree program ended it felt that I have spent years being bombarded by psychological theories and no practical helping skills. Learning how to hypnotize has not only taught me how to approach clients in a therapeutic way, but it has also given me a much deeper perspective, the power of the subconscious mind. Looking back at the course, Luke did a magnificent job in laying out the basic concepts, the main beliefs and therapeutic practices in hypnotism. His straightforward and matter-of-fact teaching style has made the course easy to follow and it has provided me with the backbone of my current approach to hypnosis. His interactive exercises has provided me with the practical knowledge and confidence to continue to pursue my dream in making a difference in people's lives.*
— Adina N. (Scarborough)
I really enjoyed the course
Luke's teaching style was great! I appreciated his patience, his positive reinforcement, and his sense of humour. I really enjoyed the course and have recommended him to friends without hesitation. Many laughs throughout the course which made it enjoyable. My dad greatly benefitted from my help!! Thank you Luke!!*
— Shelley Walker (Pickering)


* Our services do not constitute medical care, psychotherapy or psychological advice. The results described on this site, including testimonials, represent the ideal outcome and might not be achieved by every student. Your ability to learn hypnosis will depend on your eagerness to learn, willingness to do homework, verbal facility and other factors.