Prospectus

Diploma in Hypnotherapy Practice

Course Details

This is a Diploma level course in Hypnotherapy offering the opportunity to become a qualified hypnotherapist with a Diploma in Hypnotherapy Practice recognised and approved by General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and acceptance to the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and also the Complimentary & National Healthcare Council (CNHC) on successful completion of the course.

Duration:

The course will last a minimum of 450 hours of which 170 hours are in-class training over a 20 day period

Frequency:

One weekend per month for 10 months

The remaining hours will consist of a combination of reading material*, research and assignments.

Course requirements:

Students should have a good command of English language and be over the age of 16

Students will be required to complete a core reading list* out of class and practice on volunteers such as friends and family.

A diary will be submitted to the course tutor outlining the out of class hours worked.

Written assignments will outline and demonstrate the thought process’ in putting together a treatment plan for hypothetical clients presenting with symptoms such as anxiety, weight loss, smoking cessation and arachnophobia.

Students will be expected to use their skills learnt during the course to work with friends and family from weekend 3 onwards.

On the penultimate weekend of the course students will work on a member of the public in a full supervised session.

What to expect from the course:

Students will gain a sound knowledge in both the theory and practice of hypnotherapy and level of competency as a hypnotherapist able to tackle issues such as stress management, ego strengthening, confidence building, weight control, smoking cessation, motivation, dealing with phobias and treating unwanted habits.

Students will have a comprehensive understanding of hypnotherapy and the law, their commitments as a therapist, how to run a successful practice, marketing and advice for further continuing their career as a hypnotherapist.

Upon completion:

Diploma in Hypnotherapy Practice recognised and approved by General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)

Acceptance to General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and Complimentary & National Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Weekend 1

Theory

  • History of hypnosis
  • Uses
  • Fears
  • Misconceptions
  • What is the subconscious mind?
  • Contra-indications
  • Induction techniques
  • Terminating trance

Practical

Progressive inductions

Eye fixation Induction

Elman induction

Snap induction

Simple deepener

Guided visualisation

You get to experience the hypnotic phenomena first hand, and learn how to hypnotise from the first weekend. So from weekend 1 you have a firm basis of understanding. 

Weekend 2

Theory

  • Rapport building
  • Receiving enquiries
  • Setting up a practice
  • Initial consultation
  • Hypnotherapy and the law
  • Advertising Standards Authority
  • Assessing the needs of the client
  • Testing for hypnosis
  • Different deepeners
  • Abreactions – dealing with
  • Direct suggestion
  • Indirect suggestion
  • metaphors

Practical

Deep trance

Becoming Eon

Ego strengthening

Circle of confidence

Time line work

Script writing 

The most important part of this weekend is ‘testing for hypnosis’ so you can be certain your client is in a hypnotic state before you continue treatment. This is the key to becoming a successful hypnotherapist.

 On weekend two you also learn how to write your own scripts and deepen trances; this weekend gives you understanding of how to work with a client when they are in  hypnosis to create change from within.

Weekend 3

Theory

  • Resistant client or inflexible practitioner?
  • Knowing your limits
  • Client centred hypnotherapy
  • Treating the client
  • How many sessions
  • Writing a plan
  • Keeping you safe
  • Forms and what to do with them
  • SUD scales
  • Conversational hypnosis
  • Listening to your client – re-framing

Practical

Conversational hypnosis

Body language

Confidence building

Recognising language patterns

Recognising thinking errors

Fork in the path

Coping to mastery

This weekend you learn that the client is always right, here we teach you how to be adaptable to each client to suit them best by being able to read their needs and understanding their viewpoint. This is a key factor in building a successful practice. 

Weekend 4

Theory

  • What is stress?
  • What causes stress?
  • Physiology of stress
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Mindfulness of breathing
  • Mindfulness of sound
  • Noisy environments – keep it internal
  • Types of motivation forward to or away from
  • Recognising what motivates a client
  • Verbal swish

Practical

Mindfulness

Mindful inductions

Swish

Verbal swish

Healing lake

Healing waterfall

When you are in practice one of the biggest things you will come across as a practitioner is stress and anxiety related issues. This weekend is key to starting you off in the right direction for understanding how stress and anxiety can be treated through successful hypnotherapy sessions.

Weekend 5

Theory 

  • Script writing
  • When to pass a client on
  • Aftercare
  • Educating the client to adopt self-care procedures
  • Smoking cessation
  • Parts therapy
  • symbolism

Practical

Parts therapy

Symbolism

Learn the secrets of parts therapy by talking to the subconscious mind, a technique used when scripts alone just aren’t enough. Parts therapy is an advanced technique that accesses different parts of a client’s personality, a very powerful method of creating successful change for your client. 

Weekend 6

Theory

Learn the power of combining CBT with hypnotherapy to create your successful practice.

  • Thinking errors and how to recognise them
  • ABC model of CBT
  • Cognitive behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH)
  • The Downward arrow
  • Socratic questioning

Practical

Recording CD’s

Introduction to CBT  

Weekend 7

Theory 

  • Regression
  • Age regression
  • Past life regression – is it or isn’t it genuine?
  • Dangers
  • Ab-reactions
  • How to incorporate parts
  • When to use
  • When NOT to use

Practical

Using different styles learnt so far

Orange liquid

Q&A

 

Learn about the key factors of regression, keeping you and your client safe and knowing when to use it and when not to use it. This increases your practice’s skillset.

Weekend 8

Theory 

  • Smoking cessation
    • Smoking the ASA & you
    • Reasons to quit
    • Smoke filled room
    • Fork in the path
    • Testing carbon monoxide levels
  • Weight Loss
    • Fork in the path
    • Emotional eating
    • Boredom eating
    • The buffet table
    • When to go further

Practical

Learning the styles appropriate to the client
Being present
Learning your style of therapy

This weekend focuses on the most commercial aspects of hypnotherapy treatment, the bread and butter of your practice. This is an intense weekend giving you sound grounding in the treatment of two of the biggest health issues in the country/world. 

Weekend 9

Theory

  • Recapping everything covered so far, in particular
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Weight
  • Smoking
  • CBT techniques

Practical

Working ‘live’ with volunteers from the general public (supervised).

Training practice for final assessment

Gain critical insight into your hypnotherapy techniques by practising your new skills on a volunteer.

Weekend 10

Theory

  • Insurance
  • Keeping the books in order
  • Data protection – record keeping
  • GHR membership
  • NCH membership
  • Advice on setting up in practice
  • Marketing

Practical

Preparation for final assessment

Final assessment

 

All you need to know about setting up in practice for yourself, getting clients  and pitfalls to avoid. And your final assessment.  

Costs:

The foundation course costs a total of £1850 inclusive and can be paid over a period of 10 months at 0% interest via standing order.

*Recommended reading lists.

  • Hartland’s Medical & Dental Hypnosis – Heap & Aravind
  • Scripts & Strategies in hypnotherapy – Roger P Allen
  • Hypnosis for inner conflict resolution – Roy Hunter
  • The Art of hypnotherapy – Roy Hunter
  • Cognitive hypnotherapy – Alladin
  • Change your thinking – Dr Sarah Edelman