Luke Chao, Instructor

Luke Chao, Instructor

If you want to become a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, you’re in the right place.

Meet Your Instructor

Luke Chao is the founder of The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis. He has been professionally practicing hypnosis for over 12 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 or 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.

He has co-written for personal development books, including Abundance for Life, Love and Money by Lina Gabriel with Luke Chao, and The Art of Persistance by Sanjay Burman with Luke Chao. You might have seen him on television (CityTV, Slice), heard him on the radio (CIUT, CFRB), listened to a speak he’s given to a club or organization (TSN, AWIC), or seen him around at a conference.

About Our Hypnotherapy Clinic

The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis is one of the leading hypnotherapy practices in Toronto, with many years of experience. Its owner, Luke Chao, is a successful hypnotherapist who has helped countless people shake off their fears, regaining their sense of worth, stability and purpose. Hundreds of people have stopped smoking, overeating, and taken off their inhibitions and fears with his expert help. His guidance has also seen numerous students enter the profession as beginning practitioners in this field.

If you are reading this page, you must have a general idea of what hypnotherapy is, and have developed an interest for studying to become a Certified Consulting Hypnotist in Toronto. Hypnotherapy requires a grasp not only of hypnosis theory and practice, but also an in-depth understanding of the human subconscious mind, its built-in mechanisms, and the way to work with them.

At The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis, you will be provided with a basic set of tools to start practicing hypnotherapy as a beginner, and a sufficient set of skills to proceed to the next step in hypnotherapy training towards becoming an independent professional in the field.

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 best 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 wouldd like to bolster their current skills with this useful set of techniques.

Our Toronto Hypnotherapy Course

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 ten 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 $1749 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. The next course is scheduled to begin in mid-February 2019.

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

Student Testimonial

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What Makes your training different from other training?

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. 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.

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, we will set the start date and contact potential students. For this reason, we encourage you to contact us even though the dates haven’t been set yet.

What will I get from your course?

The course fee includes the NGH’s training materials (manuals, scripts, pendulum, CDs and DVDs). 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?

Depending on interest, we might have shorter, non-certification courses available for specific subjects in the future. We occasionally bring students into our centre to work as interns. Most hypnotists work in their own practices, which means that your success will depend on your business and marketing skills.

What’s the next step?

We require a deposit of $250 to secure your seat. If you would like to speak with the instructor before proceeding, please call our office at 416-556-4068 to book an appointment.

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.