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Hypnotherapy Certificate Course

The Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy has been Assessed and Validated at Foundation Level by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Successful graduates are eligible for registration with The General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSC’s Registering Agency) at Affiliate status.

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide a thorough foundation in hypnosis, hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis in particular, based on the principles of clinical hypnosis and NLP. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to apply self-hypnosis in his or her own life in order to attain goals, effect positive behavioural change, and resolve issues which had proved difficult in the past. This course is ideal for those whose aim is personal development, rather than to practise as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. The course is not designed to equip students with the skills required to practise as a clinical hypnotherapist.
The course entails home study and practical sessions.

Course Content:

Module 1: Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  • Hypnosis
  •  Hypnotherapy
  • Hetero and auto-hypnosis
  • A brief history of hypnosis

Module 2: Some Facts about Hypnosis
  • Misconceptions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy
  • Frequently asked question
  • Contra-indications
  • The trance phenomenon – levels and indicators of trance
  • Other observed phenomenon – deep hypnosis, catalepsy, somnambulism, abreactions

Module 3: The Human Mind
  • How the human mind works
  • Conscious and subconscious levels of the mind
  • Right and left brain thinking
  •  Introduction to NLP

Module 4: Hypnotic Responsiveness
  • Tests for measuring hypnotic suggestibility
  • Role played by expectation
  • Types of suggestions
  •  Language of suggestions
  • Distractions – and how to deal with them

Module 5: Self-hypnosis
  • Benefits and advantages of self-hypnosis
  •  Self-hypnosis practice for the therapist
  • The process of self-hypnosis
  • A complete self-hypnosis session – preparation, induction, deepener, suggestions, post-hypnotic suggestions, termination
  • Overcoming barriers/resistance

Module 6: Smoking Cessation

Module 7: Weight management

Module 8: Anxiety and phobia

Module 9: Performance issues

Module 10: Improving self-confidence

Module 11: Stress management

For modules 6 – 11, the principles of self-hypnosis, with a basis in clinical hypnosis, will be applied.
Duration: the student can commence study at any time. The maximum time allowed for completing the course is 18 months. As a guideline, each module requires approximately 30-35 hours of study, including the time required for answering the questions at the end of each module.

Assessment: the mode of assessment is continuous, with students being asked to answer a number of questions based on each module. Students are encouraged to base their answers on the course material as well as the texts in the recommended reading list. In addition, the student will be required to sit an open-book examination once all the modules have been successfully completed.

Practical sessions: these are held at regular intervals through Skype calls and/or attendance at weekends. Practical training takes place on a one-to-one basis. Successful students are awarded a Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis. Practical sessions commence after submission of Assignment Two.

Note: Due to the covid-19 pandemic, practical training will take place via Skype or WhatsApp, until the end of August. Students can enrol at any time.

Eligibility: The course does not require prior knowledge of hypnosis or hypnotherapy, and is open to all, over the age of 18.

Admission procedure: Following the initial request for a prospectus by email or phone, the student will be required to complete an application form. Once this is returned, along with the remittance (or part thereof), and a suitable time allowed for the cheque to clear, the first module is sent via email. If payment is made by PayPal, the module is emailed immediately.

Course Fee: £900

Payment options:
1. Payment in full: £850 (£50 discount) by bank transfer
2. Credit/Debit card payment: £870 (£30 discount) via PayPal
3. 6 x monthly interest-free instalments of £150 payable by standing order
Course Code: CCH
Recommended Reading List:
1. Self-hypnosis: the complete manual for health and self-change  by Brian Alman and Peter Lambrou.
2. Hypnosis for Change  by Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher.
3. Essentials of Clinical Hypnosis: an evidence-based approach by Steven Jay Lynn and Irving Kirsch

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