Practitioner Diploma Course (PDHyp)

The Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (PDHyp) is a six (6) module (from January 2017) course that introduces you to advanced concepts, principles and skills required to treat more complex medical and psychological conditions. Upon completion of this course you will be able to practice hypnotherapy independently, although access to clinical supervision and mentoring is still available if required.

Each of the four modules covers specific advanced hypnotherapy topics, which build upon your existing knowledge and skills. The first module introduces you to therapeutic intervention techniques based on brief solution focused hypnotherapy, along with eye movement and ego state approaches. In the second module you will learn about applying these treatment approaches to a variety of complex conditions such as trauma, abuse, terminal illness and bereavement. The third and fourth modules are focused on learning the process and methodology of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (RECBH) and its application in the treatment of any belief based condition that you will encounter in everyday practice. The fifth module consolidates your application knowledge in order to practice as an integrative hypnotherapist and the sixth module introduces you to evidence-based practice.

This 12 day practical course offers you an opportunity to practice the techniques that you have learned and you get to share your experiences and interface with other students. During the course you will be taught, coached and supported during your practice, once you have passed your six online course components you will be awarded the advanced Practitioner Diploma (PDHyp) in Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. Hypnotic scripts and video demonstrations of the techniques from the course modules will also be made available to you indefinitely with no time limits..

 

Course Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 84

Online & Independent Study Hours: 450

6 Course Modules

 

Advanced Hypnotherapy Practice (Module 301)

This module introduces you to more advanced concepts and additional therapeutic techniques and intervention approaches. These will expand and add greater value to the knowledge that you have already acquired through your previous studies, and help you in your practice when working with patients. The follow on module to this module, Advanced Practitioners Application, will introduce you to more complex patient presenting symptoms and the theoretical background to many modern day illnesses. The techniques and concepts that you learn in this module will be applied to case studies presented in the next module. Therefore, the learning and understanding of these advanced therapeutic approaches will help you to understand and discuss real life patient case studies.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

Topics Covered:

 

Brief Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Solution Focused Questioning

Solution Focused Goal Setting

Problem Focused Language

Use of Comparative Scaling

Apposition of Opposites

Polarity Dissociation

Overcoming Restrictive Feelings

NLP Fast Phobia Cure

Mind Body Dissociation

 

Pseudo Regressive Therapy

Eye Movement Related Therapies

Quantum Psychology

Symptom Deconstruction

Symptom Signalling

Symptom De-labelling

Inner Emptiness Re-integration

Ego State Hypnotherapy

Working with Beliefs

Time Lines

 

Advanced Hypnotherapy Applications (Module 302)

This module introduces you to more complex patient presenting symptoms and the background to many modern day illnesses, along with their treatment protocols. Additional therapeutic techniques and intervention approaches are introduced. Some of the techniques learned on the previous module have been expanded on and applied to the presenting symptoms discussed. The section on presenting symptom case studies give you, as a student, the opportunity to apply your accumulated knowledge and learning to real life patient scenarios. It will further expand and add greater value to the knowledge that you have already acquired through your previous studies, and help you in your practice when working with patients.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

 

Topics Covered:

 

Bereavement & Loss

Excessive Grief

Pregnancy Loss

Terminal Illness

Hypnosis in Oncology

Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Anger Management

Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Substance Misuse & Dependency

Emotional Abuse

Physical Abuse

 

Sexual Abuse

Rape & Sexual Assault

Eating Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Cardiovascular Hypnosis

Psycho-sexual Disorders

HIV & AIDS

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

Patient Case Studies

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

 

Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy Practice (Module 303)

This module introduces you to the concepts, process and methodology of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (RECBT) and its integration with hypnotherapeutic approaches. The RECBT framework applied in this course is based on Albert Ellis' Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) model of CBT. The techniques and concepts that you learn in this module will be relevant and apply to all future learning.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

Topics Covered:

 

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Healthy & Unhealthy Beliefs

Psychological Disturbance

Negative Emotions

 

Change Process

RECBH Process & Methodology

Accessing Complex Emotions

Disputing Beliefs

 

Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy Application (Module 304)

This module introduces you to the application and integration of RECBH into the hypnotherapeutic approaches learned throughout the previous modules studied. Practitioners will learn how to integrate the hypnotherapeutic techniques effectively and apply them within a cognitive behavioural therapy framework.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

Topics Covered:

 

RECBH Integration

Obstacles to Integration

Solution Integration

RECBH Parts Dissociation

 

RECBH Regression Techniques

RECBH & Direct Suggestion

RECBH Application & Treatment Protocols

RECBH Goal Directed Therapy

Advanced Integrative Hypnotherapy Practice & Application (Module 305)

This module introduces you to the practice and application of working in an integrative approach, incorporating concepts and components from all previous topics and techniques, so that you can help treat a greater number of clients in an effective way, ensuring greater success and more positive client outcomes. By understanding advanced assessment and treatment frameworks you will be able to rapidly assess the needs of the client and choose the best treatment strategy and approaches to help the client progress towards their goals. Real life client case studies are presented and discussed as examples of effective integrative practice.

 

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

 

Topics Covered:

 

Integrative Hypnotherapy Concepts

Client Assessment Frameworks

Treatment Strategy & Frameworks

 

Integrative Treatment Approaches

Integrative Treatment Case Studies

 

Evidence-based Hypnotherapy Practice & Application (Module 306)

This module introduces you to the concepts of evidence-based practice and how you can effectively incorporate an evidence based framework into your clinical practice. Practitioners will learn how to access and analyse the latest therapeutic hypnosis research data to better inform your clinical decisions and improve client care.

 

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

 

Topics Covered:

 

Evidence-based Practice Concepts

Evidence-based Practice Frameworks

Integrating Evidence-based Practice

 

Accessing Research Data

Understanding Research Data

Applying Research Data to Inform Clinical Decisions