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Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy
The Course

The Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy is a clear advancement on initial training, providing new knowledge, skills and techniques. The aim of the course is to provide a ‘vertically advanced’ level of training, taking the style of thinking of the practitioner to a higher level, encouraging critical and reflective thinking

The Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy offered by the Oxford School of Hypnosis has been Assessed and Validated at Advanced Practitioner Level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Graduates from this course (who have already qualified at Practitioner status via a course either validated by the GHSC at Practitioner Level or its equivalent) are eligible for professional registration with the General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSC’s Registering Agency) at Advanced Practitioner Level.

Some features:

  • The course is offered in a distance learning format, enabling you to commence studies at any time.
  • There is no final exam, as the assessment is ongoing in the form of homework assignments at the end of each module.
  • You will be entitled to upgrade your registration with the GHR to Advanced Practitioner level, provided you are already registered at Practitioner level.
  • Some of the advanced techniques and applications will enable you to specialise in certain areas.
  • There are no practical sessions to attend, and ongoing support is available via email and Skype.
  • Eligibility: A qualification in hypnotherapy at practitioner level.


Module One:

Hypnosis and Neuroscience

 Hypnosis is increasingly being utilised as a method for examining and influencing subjects' mental states, to provide information about the neural substrates of experience, thought, and action. This section looks at the recently emerging research evidence of the correlation between hypnosis and neuroscience.

Models of Hypnosis

  • A. State Model: Special State or Special Process Models (Theory of Dissociated Control; Neo-dissociation theory)
  • B. Social & Cognitive Models (non-state theories)
  • C. Altered consciousness model
  • D. Ericksonian/utilisation model
  • E. Psychoanalytic model

Module Two: Practical considerations

  • Factors that facilitate or impede change
  • Advanced questioning
  • Handling awkward situations and questions

Module Three: Advanced Techniques
Students are required to select 4 out of the following 7 techniques
1. Advanced abreactive techniques
2. Hypnotic regression using the Affect Bridge technique
3. Parts therapy for deep inner change
4.Time line therapy
5. Hypno-coaching
6. Past life regression
7. Transpersonal approach to hypnotherapy  

Module Four: Advanced Applications
Students are required to select 4 out of the following 7 applications

1. Hypnotherapy for children (anxiety, nocturnal enuresis, skin conditions, asthma)
2.Sports hypnosis
3. Hypnotic weight loss surgery (virtual gastric band and virtual gastric bypass)
4. Hypnotherapy for psychosexual disorders
5. Hypno-coaching for fertility
6. Workplace hypnosis
7. Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  

Note: For Modules Three and Four, please contact us if you would like to discuss other options, if any of the techniques/applications offered have already been covered on your initial hypnotherapy course.

You can select suitable options from the list of CPD courses on the relevant page on this website. Please select options which provide 7.5 - 8 hours CPD hours.

Module Five: Ethics and Research

  • Section One: Academic skills and critical thinking
  • Section Two: Social science research methods
  • Section Three: Advanced ethical considerations and debates in clinical practice

Module Six: Professional Development
1. Growing as a hypnotherapist
2. Getting the best from supervision
3. Self-care for the practitioner through self-hypnosis and mindfulness
4. Rapid and brief inductions
5. Clean language in hypnosis

Learning outcomes The aim of the homework assignments is to meet the following learning outcomes (a copy with a worked example will be provided):

  1. Advanced clinical knowledge and skills
  2. Theory and its application
  3. Academic thinking and argumentation
  4. Ethics
  5. Research methods
  6. Professional Development

The maximum time allowed for completion of the course is one year. Modules 1,2, 5 and 6 each require 25 - 30 hours of study. Modules 3 and 4 require 40 - 50 hours each. A copy of the full prospectus is available on request.

  Course Fee: £800

Payment options (booked via GHR):

1. Full payment upon enrolment: £800
2. Two instalments of £400, the first paid upon enrolment and the second before module three
3. Six monthly instalments of £133.33 payable by standing order

Payment options (direct booking)

1. Full payment by bank transfer: £750 (£50 discount)
2. Payment via PayPal: £775 (£25 discount)
3. Two instalments of £400, the first instalment payable upon enrolment and the second before module three
4. Six monthly instalments of £133.33 payable by standing order
5. Full payment by cheque: £800. Please allow at least seven working days for the cheque to clear (only applicable to students residing in the UK).

Note: Options 3 and 4 are not available to students residing outside the UK unless payment is made via PayPal.

With effect from June 2016, all certificates will be sent via email, which can be printed out or sent to relevant professional bodies as an attachment.

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