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Distance Learning CPD Courses

The Oxford School of Hypnosis offers a range of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses which count towards the GHR's annual CPD requirement for continued registration.

The aim of the CPD courses is to enable qualified hypnotherapists and other therapists experienced in applied hypnosis, to add to their existing skills and knowledge.

Please note:

(a) CPD courses are  available in an onsite classroom-based format for groups. Please contact us for details if you wish to arrange for a few of your colleagues to attend any of the CPD courses listed below, at your place of work or a venue selected by you.

(b) CPD courses can be taught on behalf of other training providers. Training schools should contact us should they wish to have a group of students attend any of the courses listed below in a location of their choice.

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

(d) From September 2017 a number of CPD courses will be taught face-face for a minimum of four attendees, as well as in a distance-learning format. The duration will be 5 hours plus 3 hours for completion of an assignment at home and submitted within one week in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. If the student opts for attendance only, and not completion of the assignment, then a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded.

One-to-one training can also be arranged.

Please see the list below for these courses. This information will also be available via the weekly e-bulletin from the GHR.

Special offers do not apply to classroom-based training courses.

List of CPD Courses:


Supervision for Hypnotherapists

Hypnotherapists, along with other individuals working in healthcare, can greatly benefit from meeting with another qualified individual, or a group of fellow therapists, at regular intervals, to discuss a host of issues related or unrelated to their work. This ensures that they remain reflective, balanced and professional in their day-to-day work at all times.

The aim of this CPD course is to provide information relating to supervision in the healthcare profession in general, and also specifically to hypnotherapy. It will be particularly useful for existing supervisors, trainee supervisors and those contemplating a supervisory role.
 
Topics covered:
  • Meaning of professional supervision
  • Importance of supervision
  • Why be a supervisor?
  • Types of supervision: one-to-one, group and peer supervision
  • Brief summary of some models of supervision
  • The Reflective Model
  • The Process Model (in detail)
  • Templates for recording supervision; supervision contract
  • Compliance with GDPR, NOS (Hypnotherapy) and HRF guidelines, including code of practice and ethics
  • Assignment

Course fee: £160                                            CPD hours: 10


Hypnotherapy for Asthma

Asthma attacks all age groups but often starts in childhood. It is a disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person. In an individual, they may occur from hour to hour and day to day.

Research has shown that hypnotherapy, in conjunction with conventional treatment, can help an asthma sufferer by teaching them relaxation and breathing techniques and ways of alleviating anxiety which often triggers an attack, as well being a symptom of an attack.

This CPD course is suitable for qualified hypnotherapists and NLP practitioners and other therapists conversant with applied hypnosis.
 
Topics covered
  • Causes and Symptoms of asthma
  • Conventional treatment
  • Research information on hypnotherapy for asthma
  • The Asthma-Hay fever connection: research on application of self-hypnosis
  •  Hypnotherapy treatment for asthma
  • Physical and mental relaxation
  • Breathing techniques
  • Importance of self-hypnosis practice by clien
  •  Case studies
  • Scripts
  •  Assignment
 
 
Course fee: £120                                       CPD hours: 7.5


Hypnotherapy for Addictions
 
A person is said to be addicted when a habit or substance makes normal life difficult or impossible, and the individual has little or no control over doing, taking or using something, to the point where it could be harmful to them.Often, this has a negative impact on their family as well.

Hypnotherapy can address the problem of addiction as a mental health issue, and can be a useful adjunct to other therapeutic intervention, including medical and psychological  approaches.

This online CPD course aims to enable qualified hypnotherapists and other therapists conversant with applied hypnosis to help patients and clients address emotional and psychological effects resulting from addiction. The addictions addressed are substance abuse and gambling.

It is important to note that the hypnotherapeutic approach does not purport to "cure" the addiction, and no such claims should be made.

Topics covered:

  • Definition of addiction
  •  Addictive behaviour
  • Addictive personality
  •  Analysis of the habit ·        
  • Research information on hypnotherapy for addiction ·         
  • Goal setting ·         
  • Changing mental approach towards the addiction ·        
  • Motivation ·       
  •  Visualisation ·         T
  • The Swish technique ·         
  • Change self-image and improve self-esteem ·        
  • Teach self-hypnosis ·        
  • Applications - substance abuse, gambling ·         
  • Scripts ·         
  • Case studies

Course fee: £120                                                    CPD hours: 7.5


 Conversational Hypnosis
 
Conversational hypnosis, sometimes referred to as "covert" hypnosis aims to elicit change in the subject's behaviour without the latter going through a formal trance induction. Since the communication takes place in a conversational manner, the technique, similar to indirect hypnosis, is called "conversational" hypnosis.

This technique is particularly useful for managing pain and anxiety, and is sometimes used by dentists. It can also be employed by sports coaches when working with athletes and sportsmen and women. In non-therapeutic settings, examples of conversational or covert hypnosis can be found in TV commercials and other forms of marketing.


Conversational hypnosis can also be used as a self-hypnosis technique.

Topics covered:

  • Definition
  • Conversational self-hypnosis
  • Benefits of conversational hypnosis
  • Examples from non-therapeutic settings
  • The technique
  • Applications - management of pain and anxiety; sports coaching
  • Inductions and scripts
  • Research into conversational hypnosis
  • Waking hypnosis
  • Assignment

 
Course fee: £120                                            CPD hours: 7.5


 Hypnotherapy for Diabetes Self- Management (DSM)

 Diabetes is spreading at an alarming rate in several parts of the world, and yet, no complete cure has yet been found. It is a deadly disease which affects the patient's life at various levels.

Diabetes has a number of psychological components, which can be addressed by hypnotherapy.

The aim of this CPD course is to discuss ways in which hypnotherapy can be applied to help the client reduce stress levels, lose excess weight, and change their relationship with food, thus adopting a healthier lifestyle.
The course is suitable for hypnotherapists, hypno-coaches and other therapists utilising applied hypnotherapy in their practice.

Topics include
  • What is diabetes
  • Types of diabetes
  • Research into hypnotherapy for diabetes self-management (dsm)
  • Assessing client's suitability for hypnotherapy
  • The mind-body connection
  • Teaching the client self-hypnosis
  • Addressing stress, anxiety and depression that often accompany this (largely) lifestyle-related-disease (mainly Type 2)
  • Applications: weight reduction; diet and exercise; change in lifestyle
  • Addressing issues relating to client's carers/family
  • Teaching relaxation techniques for mind and body
  • Case studies
  • Scripts
  • Glossary of terms
  • Assignment



Note: The aim of this CPD course is not to offer a cure to diabetic patients, but to enable them to address the various psychological components and lifestyle issues that form an integral part of the disease so that they can manage their condition better.

Course fee: £150                                                  CPD hours: 10



 Hypno-coaching for Diabetes Self- Management (DSM)

Obesity and poor lifestyle choices are causing Type 2 diabetes to spread alarmingly in several parts of the world. A complete cure is yet to be found, and the individual is often left to face a range of life-limiting issues that affects their day-to-day existence

Diabetics can benefit from a combination of hypnotherapy and empathetic coaching  in order to achieve their short, medium and long-term goals.

The aim of this CPD course is to discuss ways in which hypno-coaching can be applied to help the client reduce stress levels, lose excess weight, and change their relationship with food, thus adopting a healthier lifestyle.

The course is suitable for hypnotherapists, hypno-coaches and other therapists utilising applied hypnotherapy and coaching in their practice.

Topics include:


  •  What is diabetes
  • Types of diabetes
  • Research into hypnotherapy for diabetes self-management (dsm)
  • Assessing client's suitability for hypnotherapy
  • Life-skills coaching
  • The hypno-coaching model
  • Teaching the client to set SMART goals
  • Teaching the client self-hypnosis
  • Addressing stress, anxiety and depression that often accompany this disease
  • Applications: weight reduction; diet and exercise; change in lifestyle
  • Addressing issues relating to client's carers/family
  • Teaching relaxation techniques for mind and body
  • Case studies
  • Scripts
  • Glossary of terms
  • Assignment


 Note:

The aim of this CPD course is not to offer a cure to diabetic patients, but to enable them to address the various psychological components and lifestyle issues that form an integral part of the disease so that they can manage their condition better.


 Course fee: £180                                                  CPD hours: 12
 


 Cognitive Hypnotherapy for OCD

 Cognitive hypnotherapy integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy, making it a powerful and highly effective intervention for a range of emotional disorders, including OCD.
The aim of this CPD course is to augment the knowledge-base of hypnotherapists and cognitive behavioural therapists familiar with applied hypnosis.

Topics covered:


  • History and development of CBT     
  • The fundamentals of CBT
  • The ABC Model
  • Recognising faulty thinking
  • Developing more healthy and positive ways of thinking patterns
  • Goal-directed thinking
  • Defining Problems and Setting Goals
  • Exploring emotions
  • Defining emotional problems
  • Identifying solutions and behaviours that maintain problems
  • Setting goals in relation to current problems
  • Integration of CBT and Hypnotherapy
  • Strengths and advantages of hypnosis that facilitate integration
  • Framework for an integrated model of cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Application:  Overcoming obsessions - understanding obsessions, preoccupations and compulsions; understanding OCD; recognising health anxiety; identifying unhelpful behaviours; trusting your judgement; facing your fears
  • Scripts
  • Assignment



 Course Fee: £130                                          CPD hours: 7.5


 Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Anxiety & Panic Attacks

  Cognitive hypnotherapy integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy, making it a powerful and highly effective intervention for a range of emotional disorders, including anxiety and panic attacks.
This CPD course is aimed at hypnotherapists and cognitive behavioural therapists familiar with applied hypnosis.
 
Topics covered:

  • History and development of CBT     
  • The fundamentals of CBT
  • The ABC Model
  • Recognising faulty thinking
  • Developing more healthy and positive ways of thinking patterns
  • Goal-directed thinking
  • Defining Problems and Setting Goals
  • Exploring emotions
  • Defining emotional problems
  • Identifying solutions and behaviours that maintain problems
  • Setting goals in relation to current problems
  • Integration of CBT and Hypnotherapy
  • Strengths and advantages of hypnosis that facilitate integration
  • Framework for an integrated model of cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Application:  Anxiety and panic attacks - low frustration tolerance (LFT); thought monitoring form; understanding anxiety; state and trait anxiety, anxiety disorders, free-floating anxiety; Socratic questioning; panic attacks
  • Scripts and inductions
  • Assignment


Course fee: £130                                              CPD hours: 7.5
                                                                                                       

 Hypnobirthing for Healthcare Professionals
 
Hypnosis can be a valuable tool throughout the entire course of pregnancy, particularly during labour and delivery. A considerable body of scientific research evidence supports this view, and today, several techniques are used, with the same ultimate effect.

The aim of this online CPD course is to equip healthcare professional such as  nurses and midwives (without prior knowledge of applied hypnosis) with the skills to guide would-be mums through the process before, during and after labour, if they opt for hypno-birthing, working in conjunction with other medical personnel.

Topics covered:

  • Definition of hypnosis/hypnotherapy
  • Some misconceptions about hypnotherapy
  • Levels of trance
  • Teaching the client self-hypnosis
  • Research on application of hypnosis for birth
  • The origin of hypno-birthing
  • Hypnotherapy for physical and mental relaxation
  • Visualisation
  • Stages of a hypnotherapy intervention
  • Hypnotherapy before, during and after labour
  • Hypno-birthing sessions
  • The Bradley Method
  • Oster's Model
  • Sauer's Brief Model
  • Case study
  • Illustration of a complete hypnobirthing protocol
  • Scripts
  • Application of hypnotherapy in compliance with the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for hypnotherapy


A Consultation Form template is included in the course

Course fee: £200                                       CPD hours: 15


 Hypnosis-based ACT
 
 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a well-researched, scientific approach which enables individuals to perceive their problems in a new way, rather than trying to avoid or challenge them. Based on the principles of mindfulness, cognitive defusion and acceptance, the efficacy of ACT can be further enhanced by integrating it with hypnotherapy.
This comprehensive CPD course explains the core concepts of ACT and illustrates its integration with hypnosis to provide a powerful, deep and long-lasting beneficial change rather than simply teaching the client how to ignore or challenge their problems and issues.
The course is suitable for qualified hypnotherapists and other therapists experience in applied hypnosis.
 
Topics covered:

  • Definition and meaning of ACT
  • Research into the effectiveness of ACT
  • Origin
  • Core concepts
  • Explanation of core concepts with examples
  • Role of hypnosis in enhancing effectiveness of ACT
  • Integration of hypnosis with ACT
  • Applications: anxiety, stress, depression, chronic conditions (pain)
  • Scripts
  • Case study
  • Assignment


Course Fee: £160                                            CPD hours: 10


 Hypno-coaching for Weight Management

 Hypno-coaching is a combination of the disciplines of hypnosis and life-coaching. Working at both the conscious and subconscious levels, hypno-coaching utilises the deep penetrating power of hypnosis along with the traditional principles of coaching to accelerate the process of goal-achievement, and to create deep, long-lasting positive change.
Obesity can often be the symptom of a range of complex issues. Consequently, therapy for weight loss and/or management is often less than straightforward.
The aim of the course is to equip the therapist with sufficient  knowledge of the principles and techniques of life coaching and applied hypnosis to enable her or him to work confidently with clients on the complex issue of weight loss and weight management.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to life skills coaching
  • The GROW model
  • Integration of coaching and hypnotherapy
  • Reasons for overeating
  • Exploring the client's relationship with food
  • Application of the GROW model
  • Visualisation
  • The Swish technique
  • Teaching the client self-hypnosis
  • Scripts
  • Case studies
  • Understanding food labels
  • Understanding calories, and tips for a healthy lifestyle
  • Alcohol consumption - calories in alcohol
  • Risks of drinking excessively
  • Assignment


Course fee: £160                                       CPD hours: 10



 Hypnotherapy for Pain Management
 
 Research suggests that hypnosis has played some part in alleviating pain for well over a century. In many instances the client or patient is taught self or auto-hypnosis by the therapist in order to manage the pain, after a few initial sessions of hetero-hypnosis. This enables the individual to have more control over his or her life and also saves time and money, particularly if the pain is chronic
Pain can be beneficial and harmful at the same time. The role of hypnosis is to control and manage pain the cause of which is known and the pain is not the subject of medical intervention.
This CPD course is aimed at practising hypnotherapists and other therapists experienced in applied hypnosis, wishing to add this specialisation to their repertoire.
 
Topics covered:

  • Nature and types of pain
  • Research into the application of hypnotherapy for pain relief
  • Factors relevant to pain-management through hypnotherapy
  • Strategies for alleviating pain through hypnotherapy
  • Specific applications - pain associated with dentistry, obstetrics, surgery, old sports injury
  • Scripts
  • Case study
  • Assignment


Course fee: £120                                           CPD hours: 7.5



 Hypnosis for Past Life Regression
 
 Past life regression may be described as a technique that uses hypnosis to recover what practitioners believe to be "memories" of past lives or incarnations, though others may  regard them as fantasies. The concept of past life regression and its use as a therapy is controversial. However, it is important to remember that the therapist should keep an open mind about this and not allow his personal beliefs to colour his judgement. If a client specifically requests past life regression therapy, this CPD course will give the practising hypnotherapist the necessary skill to offer this specialisation.
 
Topics covered:

  • Research into past life regression
  • Personal beliefs
  • Techniques of past life recall
  • Hypnosis and past life regression
  • Danger of false memories
  • Stages of a hypnotherapy protocol for past life regression
  • Scripts
  • Case study
  • Abreaction
  • Assignment


Course fee: £120                                                CPD hours: 7.5


 Hypno-coaching

Hypno-coaching is a combination of the disciplines of hypnosis and life-coaching. Working at both the conscious and subconscious levels, hypno-coaching utilises the deep penetrating power of hypnosis along with the traditional principles of coaching to accelerate the process of goal-achievement, and to create deep, long-lasting positive change.

Topics covered:


  • What is life coaching
  • The GROW model
  • Relevant questions for the GROW model
  • Structure of a hypno-coaching session
  • The Hypno-coaching procedure within the framework of the NOS (National Occupational Standards) for Hypnotherapy, UK
  • Educating the client to adopt self-care procedures
  • Examples of applications -  weight management, relationships, career and money 


Course fee: £120                              CPD hours: 7.5                     


 Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Cognitive hypnotherapy integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy, making it a powerful and highly effective intervention for a range of emotional disorders.

Topics covered

  • History and development of CBT     
  • The fundamentals of CBT
  • The ABC Model
  • Recognising faulty thinking
  • Developing more healthy and positive ways of thinking patterns
  • Goal-directed thinking
  • Defining Problems and Setting Goals
  • Exploring emotions
  • Defining emotional problems
  • Identifying solutions and behaviours that maintain problems
  • Setting goals in relation to current problems
  • Understanding Low Frustration Tolerance (LFT)
  • Integration of CBT and Hypnotherapy
  • Strengths and advantages of hypnosis that facilitate integration
  • Framework for an integrated model of cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Applications: Frustration, Anxiety & anger,  Overcoming obsessions, Improving self-esteem,  Psychosexual disorders (ED & Vaginismus) 


Course Fee: £200                                                   CPD hours: 15
                                                        

 Hypnotherapy for Psychosexual Disorders

Sex, the most intimate and one of the most pleasurable of human experiences, can sometimes be fraught with problems. Medical intervention may address the issue and resolve it. However, if the problem is psychological, hypnotherapy may be utilised as an adjunctive therapeutic modality.

Topics covered:

  • Understanding the sexual personality – sexual profiling
  • The role of suggestibility
  • Self-hypnosis and sex – how self-hypnosis can help or hinder
  • Teaching the client self-hypnosis
  • Addressing sexual problems with self-hypnosis once the cause has been established
  • Applications - Erectile dysfunction, General performance anxiety, Early ejaculation, Delayed ejaculation, Difficulty with lubrication, Inorgasmia, Vaginismus


Course Fee: £120                                  CPD hours: 7.5    


 Hypno-coaching for Fertility

Reproductive challenges and fertility problems can have their origin in a number of issues including physical, emotional and psychological imbalance. The consequences can be stressful and distressing.
Hypno-coaching is a combination of hypnosis and coaching, working at the subconscious and conscious levels of the client’s mind, making it a highly effective therapeutic modality applied in conjunction with medical intervention.
This course is aimed at practising hypnotherapists, life coaches and other therapists who wish to adopt a mind-body approach to address the problem of infertility.

Topics covered:

  • Meaning and causes of infertility
  • Psychological impact of infertility
  • The hypno-coaching model
  • Goal-setting
  • Identifying problems and issues
  • Effective use of imagery
  • Psychological preparation for pregnancy 


Course Fee: £120                  CPD hours:7.5                                 



 Hypnotic Weight loss Surgery

Obesity is increasingly becoming a serious problem globally, and in the West in particular. Eventually, this major problem will take its toll on the healthcare infrastructure.
The hypnotic gastric band surgery, the hypnotic or virtual gastric bypass surgery and the virtual gastric sleeve surgery are weight loss systems that can be applied to those individuals who are deemed medically suitable for these surgical procedures, but who are unwilling or unable to undergo the operation due to other factors.
The emphasis is on the virtual gastric band and the virtual bypass procedures, although other therapeutic techniques for weight loss are included.

Topics covered:

  • Explanation of the gastric band procedure
  • Explanation of the gastric bypass procedure
  • Explanation of the gastric sleeve procedure
  • Understanding the client’s relationship with food
  • Importance of a healthy lifestyle
  • Gaining insight into the client’s thoughts, beliefs and attitudes
  • Addressing issues related to obesity using a combination of therapeutic techniques
  • The hypnotic/virtual gastric band surgery
  • The hypnotic/virtual  gastric bypass surgery
  • Follow-up 


Course Fee: £150                                                 CPD hours: 10
           
 
 Hypnotherapy for Children

Hypnotherapy for children can be highly effective, and a rewarding experience if the therapist is able to understand and work with the natural curiosity and lively imagination children have, and adapt the therapy accordingly.
This CPD course is suitable for practising hypnotherapists who wish to work with children and adolescents, addressing a range of issues, and for those therapists experienced in applied hypnosis who wish to explore this area of work.

Topics covered:

  • Special considerations for hypnotherapeutic intervention with children
  • Hypnotic susceptibility in children
  • Storytelling with children – establishing the professional relationship
  • Induction
  • Deepening
  • Therapeutic suggestions -  dealing with negative feelings and ego-strengthening
  • Posthypnotic suggestions
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Applications: Anxiety, Asthma, Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis), Eczema


Course Fee: £120                   CPD hours: 7.5                         


 Hypno-birthing

Hypnosis can be a valuable tool throughout the entire course of pregnancy, particularly during labour and delivery. A considerable body of scientific research evidence supports this view, and today, several techniques are used, with the same ultimate effect.
The aim of this CPD course is to broaden the knowledge and skill base of practising hypnotherapists, who can guide clients through the process before, during and after labour, if they opt for hypno-birthing, working in conjunction with a qualified health-care provider.

Topics covered:

  • The role of endorphins
  • Origin of hypno-birthing
  • The role played by fear
  • Using hypnosis to prepare the mind and body
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Visualisation
  • Hypnosis before, during and after labour
  • Hypno-birthing sessions
  • The Bradley Method
  • Oster’s Model
  • Sauer’s Brief Model 


Course Fee: £120                CPD hours: 7.5 

                         
 Hypnotherapy in the Workplace

Increasingly, the workplace is becoming fraught with issues ranging from stress, bullying, fear of losing one’s job, to a pervading sense of anxiety and a sense of failure. Hypnosis in the workplace can successfully address many of these issues, helping members of staff to use their inner resources to overcome challenges and even thrive on them.
The aim of the course is to enable therapists to expand their practice to include the workplace and help individuals deal with some of the issues they regularly encounter in their practice, as well as some unique to a business environment.

Topics covered:

  • Mental and physical relaxation
  • Workplace bullying
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Fear of public speaking and making presentations
  • Relationships at work
  • Hypnosis for groups 


Course Fee: £120                     CPD hours: 7.5                 


 Sports Hypnosis

 Sports psychology has been acknowledged for some time as playing a key role in the success of top athletes and sportsmen and women all over the world.

Hypnosis can be an excellent adjunct for sports psychologists and coaches, enabling individuals to improve performance quickly and maintain excellence consistently.
Sports hypnosis can be an exciting addition to the practising hypnotherapist interested in this field. It can also be a valuable additional tool for the practising sports psychologist or coach conversant with the principles of applied hypnosis.

Topics covered:

  • The concept of hypnosis as mental coaching and the role of the hypnotherapist as a mental coach 
  • Alert/Active hypnosis 
  • Cornerstones of sports hypnosis – understanding the mental attitude of the athlete, dealing with negative self-talk; teaching skills based on a combination of techniques including CBT, NLP, Coaching; hetero and auto-hypnosis; regular practice through self-hypnosis 
  • Structure and content of a full sports hypnosis intervention (typically 4 sessions) 
  • Examples of application of sports hypnosis to various sports
  • Dealing with injury and pain 

Course Fee: £120                   CPD hours: 7.5                               
 

 Parts Therapy

Parts therapy is an intervention that entails identifying and communicating directly with the different parts of the subconscious mind with the aim of enabling the client to achieve a desired goal.

Parts therapy can be easily integrated into the hypnotherapeutic protocol as the trance state facilitates communication with the different parts while the risk of interference from the analytical conscious mind is reduced.

Topics covered

  • Definition and brief history of parts therapy
  • Variations of parts therapy (e.g. ego state therapy, voice dialogue, inner-child work)
  • Assessing client’s suitability for parts therapy
  • Importance of therapist’s experience in age regression in parts therapy
  • The Affect Bridge technique of age regression
  • The parts therapy technique
  • Importance of the therapist’s ability to deal with abreactions during parts therapy
  • The Informed Child technique
  • Example: parts therapy for smoking cessation  


Course Fee: £140                         CPD hours: 10



 Self-hypnosis 

Self-hypnosis is probably covered in every practitioner level hypnotherapy course. Yet, this aspect of hypnosis/hypnotherapy sometimes gets overlooked once the therapist becomes involved in the day-to-day practice of therapeutic hypnosis. This CPD course may prove useful to the therapist for application in their own lives as well as teaching their clients for self-care procedures once the therapeutic protocol comes to an end.  

Topics covered:

  • Who can use self-hypnosis
  • Benefits and advantages of self-hypnosis
  • Practical considerations
  • Dealing with distractions
  • Various self-hypnosis techniques
  • Self-hypnosis practice for the therapist
  • Teaching clients self-hypnosis
  • The process of self-hypnosis
  • A complete self-hypnosis session
  • Overcoming barriers/resistance  


Course Fee: £120                              CPD hours: 7.5
 

 Hypnotherapy for IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a health problem affecting a significant percentage of the population in the West. Research has shown that hypnotherapy proves an effective adjunct to the IBS treatment protocol. In the UK this is mainly in the form of "gut-directed hypnotherapy" aimed specifically at gut activity. In addition, hypnotherapy can be used to address a host of psychological, emotional and quality-of-life issues associated with the illness.

Topics covered:

  • What is "gut-directed hypnotherapy"?
  • Hypnotherapy as an adjunct for IBS treatment
  • Hypnotherapy intervention for IBS
  • Physical and mental relaxation
  • Teaching the client self-hypnosis
  • Hypnotherapy for symptom control - discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation
  • Teaching the client behavioural techniques for self-control
  • Addressing quality of life issues associated with IBS, e.g. sleep, confidence issues, body image, anxiety and stress
  • Working towards positive goas
  • Initiating change
  • Self-hypnosis for controlling thoughts


Course Fee: £160                                  CPD hours: 10


 Refresher Course in Hypnotherapy

The Refresher Course in Hypnotherapy is suitable for qualified hypnotherapists who may not have practised their skills for some time. The emphasis of the course is on practice rather than theory. The course consists of a recap of the main practical elements of a practitioner level course.  

Topics covered:

  • Recap of inductions and deepeners
  • Stages of hetero-hypnosis - preparation, induction, deepener, therapeutic suggestions, post-hypnotic suggestions, ending the session
  • Teaching the client self-hypnosis
  • Self-hypnosis practice for the therapist
  • Motivation
  • Dealing with internal and external distractions
  • Working within the NOS (hypnotherapy) framework
  • Establishing a practice, including practical considerations, e.g. marketing, finding a suitable location
  • Setting SMART goals for establishing the practice
  • Practising delivery of all the stages of a hypnotherapy session
  • Some frequently used inductions
  • Rapid inductions


Course fee: £250                                            CPD hours: 20



Time Line Protocol

Timelines:  The way in which we mentally code the sights/pictures, sounds, feelings, tastes and smells of events and experiences in our past, present or future is known in NLP as a timeline. Each of us has a unique and individual timeline. 

The way in which we internally represent time has an effect on our lives, not just in the present, but the past and future as well.

The aim of this CPD course is to enable the student to understand the concept of time line, discover their timeline and apply it in their own lives and that of their  client in order to effect positive change. 

Topics covered: ·      

  • Definition and meaning of a time line ·        
  • History/origin ·    
  •  Types of time lines - description, examples, exercise ·
  • Discover your time line       
  •  Relationship between our concept of time and language ·        
  • How we manage our memories ·       
  •  Beliefs, values, attitudes ·       
  •  Meta programs ·        
  • Complete illustration ·       
  •  Change your future with time line therapy 


Course fee: £120                                       CPD hours: 7.5


 Hypnotherapy for Cancer Patients

There is growing evidence that hypnotherapy is proving to be an effective adjunctive therapeutic modality in the overall care of cancer patients. This is particularly relevant for issues such as anxiety, confidence, problems with eating and sleeping. The aim of the workshop is to give the practising hypnotherapist sufficient understanding of the psychological and physical symptoms and the role played by emotions in order to be able to apply hypnotherapy to improve the individual’s quality of life.

Topics covered:

  • Research into the application of hypnotherapy for certain types of cancers
  • The mind-body connection
  • Assessing the individual’s needs and commencing therapeutic intervention
  • Teaching the individual self-hypnosis to continue the self-care process
  • Sleeping and eating problems
  • Confidence
  • Anxiety about present condition and about death
  • The use of imagery


Note: This CPD course does not address the illness (that is the domain of conventional medicine); its aim is to help the individual with the psychological issues arising from the disease.

Course Fee: £120                          CPD Hours: 7.5



Hypnotherapy for Phobias
 
A phobia is an extreme form of fear; one which often defies logical explanation. The range of emotions accompanying a phobia can be annoying to life-disrupting.
Hypnotherapy, sometimes accompanied by other therapeutic interventions, can be effective in addressing a range of phobic responses.
This CPD course is suitable for qualified/practising hypnotherapists and other therapists conversant with applied hypnosis.
 
Topics covered:
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  • Definition of a phobia
  • Causes
  • Common types of phobias
  • Symptoms
  • Treatment protocols - exposure therapy, systematic desensitisation
  • ·Hypnotherapy for phobia - systematic desensitisation under hypnosis
  • ·Hypnotherapy/NLP - the Fast Phobia Cure
  • ·Physical and mental relaxation
  • ·Breathing techniques
  • ·Visualisation
  • ·Behavioural techniques of controlling thoughts and emotions
  • ·Scripts
  • ·Case studies
  • ·Assignment
 
Course fee: £120                                      CPD hours: 8


 Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

Anxiety is an emotion characterised by inner turmoil, feelings of tension and worry which can originate from a number of physical, emotional or psychological issues. It can disrupt normal life and can reach a point where the person may feel unable and powerless to control these unwanted thoughts and feelings.
Hypnotherapy can be an effective adjunct in the treatment of anxiety disorders, by giving the individual a set of tools and techniques which can give them back control over their unwanted emotions.
This CPD course is suitable for qualified/practising hypnotherapists and other therapists conversant with applied hypnosis.
 
Topics covered:
  •  Definition of anxiety
  • ·Types of anxiety disorders - Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Free-floating Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Causes and symptoms
  • Exposure Therapy for anxiety disorders
  • Mindfulness practice for addressing anxiety
  •  Hypnotherapy for anxiety
  • ·Breathing techniques
  •  Physical and mental relaxation
  • Visualisation
  • Behavioural techniques for controlling thoughts and emotio
  • Scripts
  • Case studies
  • Assignment
 
Course Fee: £120                                        CPD hours: 8



Emotional Intelligence
 
Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions; to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought; to understand emotions and emotional knowledge; and to regulate emotions in a reflective manner, in order to promote emotional and intellectual growth.

Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EIQ) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotionsand those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s).
 
Topics covered:
  • Definition and origins
  • Daniel Goleman's contribution to Emotional Intelligence
  • Main features of Emotional Intelligence
  • Practical applications of Emotional intelligence
  • Emotional Intelligence in the workplace
  • Emotional Intelligence in personal relationships
 
This online course is suitable for everyone.
The aim of this course is personal development, and there is no assignment.
 
Course fee: £80


Notes:
1. Each CPD course requires the student to complete a homework assignment after studying the course notes. This typically consists of an analysis of a hypothetical case study.
2. The study hours are to be used as a guideline, and are in addition to the time required for completing the homework assignment.
3. Students should only enrol on a CPD course if the topic has not already been included on their practitioner level course.
4. Maximum time allowed for completion and submission of a homework assignment is one year, in order to receive a certificate.
5. Email/Skype support is available to students enrolling on any of the listed online CPD courses.
6. The course notes are comprehensive, and there are no accompanying CDs or mandatory reading lists.



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