"Hypnosis" refers to the power that words and ideas have when we surround these words and ideas with our complete attention. A hypnotist or an operator delivers words and ideas.
You don't need any special qualifications to deliver words that will change your life or help change your subject's life. Hypnosis, the power that words have when surrounded by one's complete attention is as old as the spoken word itself.
You may know PHD's that work as hypnotherapists and you may know door to door salesmen that use hypnosis in their job. The truth is, no academic title or course completion certificate will ever tell you how good a hypnotist is.
Hypnosis is not what you get to see in movies, where it belongs to the domain of physics. Hypnosis has gain medical standing in recent years in terms of pain management. Hypnosis is even used in assisting people to quit smoking and losing weight.
The nice part about it is that with a little study you can be a very effective hypnotist.
Always remember, however, to read all you can about hypnosis. You will learn not only from books but also from each and every subject you hypnotize. You are going to learn words and script that will assist you in achieving positive results with your hypnotic subjects.