About our Hypnotherapy School and Courses

Who We are (About our Hypnosis Training)

We have been preparing students to launch careers as Counselling Hypnotherapists since 1986 and were accredited by PCTIA in 2006. We were Designated by PTIB (Private Training Institutions Branch) and EQA in 2014. We have more experience than almost anyone in this field to offer you the best Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy training available.

Our training is structured for those students who would not be satisfied with a typical “short course” but rather have a strong desire to be fully qualified Counselling and Resident Professional Hypnotherapists. 

Our online Basic and Diploma Hypnotherapy Certification and our Advanced Counselling Skills can be attended from anywhere in the world. Our students have come from the USA, Canada, Australia, Britain, Europe and other countries worldwide. All you need to take our training is a good internet connection and phone or computer. In addition, the support we provide is second to none.

Sheldon and Diane freely share their combined 50 years of experience in the field of Hypnotherapy with their students and are always available when support is needed.  Our private Facebook group enhances each student's ability to communicate with and support each other throughout their hypnotherapy training. Our intent is that our students never feel that they are doing the course alone.

In addition to covering the works and methods of Milton Erickson, M.D., Stephen Gilligan, PhD., Serge King, Ph.D. and others, our hypnosis training uniquely includes innovative hypnotherapeutic approaches developed from 50 years of professional expertise. Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC, the founder, and Diane Auld, MTC, HT bring extensive skills and experience to our school.

Our Basic Hypnotherapy Certification and Counselling Hypnotherapy Diploma Programs, are approved by the International Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists and as members, our graduate students receive the corresponding certification from the IACH in addition to Orca Institute’s certification. Our Counselling Skills Diploma Program is Approved by ACCT as we are an associate school with the Association of Co-operative Counselling Therapists.

Government Financial assistance is available for eligible students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, through the Canadian and provincial government student loan programs. Our Counselling Skills Diploma Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.  



The IACH a Board Member of FACTBC.  

Have more questions?: Check out our FAQ page. or call Sheldon at 604-808-3703.







     

Orca Institute - Tuition refund policy for approved programs (as per required by PTIB)

 

 

  1. If Orca Institute receives tuition from the student, or a person on behalf of the student, the institution will refund the student, or the person who paid on behalf of the student, the tuition that was paid in relation to the Counselling Skills Program in which the student is enrolled if:
    1. the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student no later than seven days after the effective contract date and before the contract start date;
    2. the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signs the student enrolment contract seven days or less before the contract start date and the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student between the date the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signed the student enrolment contract and the contract start date; or
    3. the student does not attend a work experience component and the institution does not provide all of the hours of instruction of the work experience component within 30 days of the contract end date.
  2. Orca Institute will refund the tuition for the Counselling Skills Program and all related fees paid by the student or a person on behalf of the student enrolled in the program if the student is enrolled in the program without having met the admission requirements and did not misrepresent his or her knowledge or skills when applying for admission.
  3. If a student does not attend any of the first 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, Orca Institute may retain up to 50% of the tuition paid under the student enrolment contract unless the program is provided solely through distance education.
  4. Unless the Counselling Skills Program is provided solely through distance education, if Orca Institute receives a notice of withdrawal from a student:
    1. more than seven days after the effective contract date and
      1. at least 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 10% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,000.
      2. less than 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 20% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,300.
    2. after the contract start date
      1. and up to and including 10% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
      2. and after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
    3. Unless the Counselling Skills Program is provided solely through distance education, if Orca Institute provides a notice of dismissal to a student and the date the institution delivers the notice to the student is:
      1. equal to or before 10% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
      2. after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
      3. After 50% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 100% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
  1. If Orca Institute provides the Counselling Skills Program solely through distance education and the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal or the institution delivers a notice of dismissal to the student and:
    1. the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for up to 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, or
    2. the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for more than 30% but less than 50% of the program, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
    3. After 50% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 100% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
  1. Orca Institute will refund fees charged for course materials paid for but not received if the student provides a notice of withdrawal to the institution or the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student.
  2. Refunds required under this policy will be paid to the student or a person who paid the tuition or fees on behalf of the student, within 30 days:
    1. of the date Orca Institute receives a student’s notice of withdrawal,
    2. of the date Orca Institute provides a notice of dismissal to the student,
    3. of the date that the registrar provides notice to Orca Institute that the institution is not complying with section 1(c) or 2 of this policy, or
    4. after the first 30% of the hours of instruction if section 3 of this policy applies.
  3. If an international student delivers a copy of a refusal of a study permit to Orca Institute, sections 1(a), 1(b), 4, 7, and 8 of this policy apply as if the copy of the refusal were a notice of withdrawal, unless:
    1. the international student requests an additional letter of acceptance for the same program that was the subject of the refusal of a study permit,
    2. or the Counselling Skills Program is provided solely through distance education.
Admissions Policy

The Student has read and understood the Student Contract signed during registration. 19 years or older (Photo ID must be submitted)•Grade 12 English (transcript or certificate must be submitted) or a school transcript showing successful completion of a course(s) taught in English. The course must be at least1 a year in length.•In lieu of the above language requirements, applicants must take the English language proficiency test by “Transparent Language” which tests English language proficiency in grammar, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. This is an online test and can be found here. https://www.transparent.com/learn-english/proficiencytest. HTML . The student must receive a pass mark (80%) and submit proof of that mark to the school. In addition, the applicant must complete an interview with a school official to access Englishcomprehension and the ability to successfully complete this program.•Documentation showing that the student has met the above requirements will be recorded in the Student Record.