Practitioner Certificate Course (PCHyp)

Learning hypnosis is an experiential process, therefore you learn by doing; both hypnotising someone and being hypnotised. These 2 day practical course modules give you an opportunity to practice the techniques that you have learned on the course, share your experiences and interface with other students. Hypnotic scripts and video demonstrations of the techniques from the course will also be made available to you indefinitely with no time limits.

These six (6) course modules make up a complete programme of learning, leading to a Practitioners Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (PCHyp). Once you complete the introductory module you can progress onto the Introduction to Hypnotherapy Practice module, followed by hypno-analysis and psycho-dynamic hypnotherapy, behavioural hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy and other specialist topic areas of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

Successful completion of these 6 modules provides you with enough training which will allow you to begin practising as a hypnotherapist.

 

Course Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 84

Online & Independent Study Hours: 450

6 Course Modules

 

Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy (Module 101)

This first module introduces you to the basic concepts of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. You will learn about the history and theories of hypnosis and the current therapeutic approaches which make up the practice of hypnotherapy. In addition, you will learn and experience hypnotic communications and techniques, that will allow you to effectively hypnotise someone and safely manage their hypnotic trance experience. You will also learn self hypnosis and how you can use this in your daily life to help you with your own personal self development.

Completing this introductory course module will provide you with enough information to help you understand and experience hypnosis. Some students enrol in this module as an introduction to the subject,  which allows them to decide whether or not they want to pursue further training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy. What you learn from this module will be useful and beneficial to your own personal development, which you can apply throughout your everyday personal and professional life.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

Topics Covered:

 

Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Defined

History & Theories of Hypnosis

Modern Perspectives

Laws of Suggestion

Mind States & Memory

Trance States & Depths

Hypnotic Phenomena

Therapeutic Approaches

Direct Suggestion Hypnotherapy

Indirect (Erickson) Hypnotherapy

Psycho-dynamic/Analytical Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Energy Healing Hypnotherapy

Hypnotic Process

Hypnotic Voice

Patient Treatment Sessions

Handling Distractions

Post Hypnotic Suggestions

The Therapeutic Intervention

Patient Awakening Process

Therapeutic Alliance & Rapport

 

Persuasive Communications

Suggestibility Tests

Mirror, Pacing & Leading

Ideomotor Responses

Ego Boosting Techniques

Abreaction

Authoritarian Inductions

Permissive Inductions

Post Hypnotic Inductions

Simple Relaxation Induction

Fractionation Inductions

Tactile Inductions

Eye Roll & Eye Fixation Inductions

Rapid Induction Techniques

Simple Inductions

Arm Levitation Induction

Trance Deepening

Countdown Deepening

Favourite Place Deepening

And Now Cue Deepening

Combined Deepening Techniques

Self Hypnosis

 

Introduction to Hypnotherapy Practice (Module 201)

This module introduces you to the actual practice of clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy in relation to patient interactions. You will be introduced to more advanced induction and deepening techniques, professional ethics and responsibilities, the process of a hypnosis session, and how to work with different types of patients. This will expand and add value to the knowledge that you have already acquired through the first introductory module, and help you in your practice when working with patients.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

 

Topics Covered:

 

Insurance & Student Practice

Obtaining & Seeing Patients

Maintaining Patient Records

Clinical Practice & Supervision

Good Practice & Evidenced Based Research

Continuing Professional Development

Hypnotherapy Practice Management

Ethical Practice & Code of Ethics

Patient Confidentiality & Safety

Patient Autonomy & Boundaries

Medical Considerations

Working with Children

Working with Vulnerable Adults

Ethical Dilemmas

Structure of a Therapy Session

Problem Identification

Goal Setting & Observation Skills

 

Taking a Patient Case History

Working with Depression

Working with Deaf Patients

Working with Pain

Smoking Cessation

Automatic Writing

Magnetic Field Induction

Rhythmic Eye Movement Induction

Rapid Eye De-focus Inductions

Mind's Eye Deepening

Hand Rotation Deepening

Teaching Self Hypnosis

Healing Light Energy Ego Booster

Pseudo Orientation in Time

Time Distortion

Suggested Amnesia

 

Behavioural Hypnotherapy Practice (Module 202)

This module introduces you to the theories and principles of behavioural psychology and the integration of hypnosis. You will be introduced to the traditional behavioural therapy techniques and shown how these can be applied in a hypnotherapeutic setting. You will also see how hypno behavioural techniques can be applied to treat a few simple symptoms such as nail biting, performance anxiety and stress management. The techniques and concepts that you learn in this module will be relevant and apply to all future learning. Therefore, the learning from this module will help you begin to understand real life patient treatment approaches.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

Topics Covered:

 

Behavioural Psychology & Hypnosis

Behavioural Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy

Locus of Control

Flooding & Massed Practice

Aversion Therapy

Systematic Desensitisation

Hypno Desensitisation

 

Assertiveness Training

Control Room of the Mind

Modifying Thought Patterns

Memory Substitution

Anchoring

Reversed Suggestions

Performance Anxiety

Stress Management

Learning Difficulties

 

 Psycho-dynamic Hypnotherapy Practice (Module 203)

This module introduces you to the theories and principles of psycho-dynamic psychology and the integration of hypnosis. You will be introduced to the traditional psycho-dynamic approaches to psychotherapy and shown how these can be applied in a hypno-therapeutic setting. You will learn the concepts and techniques associated with dissociation, and age regression. Additional intervention approaches addressing sleep and dreams are also presented. The techniques and concepts that you learn in this module will be relevant and apply to all future learning. Therefore, the learning from this module will help you to develop and understand real life patient treatment approaches.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

Topics Covered:

 

Dissociation

Dissociation & Deepening

Dissociation & Neurosis

One Part Dissociation

Multiple Parts Dissociation

Two Staged Dissociation

Secondary Gains

Sleep & Dreams

Therapeutic Use of Dreams

Inner Child

Psychodrama & Hypnodrama

Regression

Diagnostic Scale Regression

 

Specific Age Regression

Free Floating Regression

Symptom Manipulation

Miscellaneous Regressions

Past Life Regression

Self Integration Dissociation

Free Floating Pseudo Orientation in Time

Psychoanalysis

Analytical Psychology

Individual Psychology

Gestalt Therapy

Client Centred Therapy

Transactional Analysis

 

Indirect Conversational (Erickson) Hypnotherapy Practice (Module 204)

This module introduces you to the theories and principles of indirect approaches to hypnotherapy, sometimes referred to as Erickson or Conversational Hypnosis. You will be introduced to the principles of indirect approaches to therapy and shown how these can be applied in a hypnotherapeutic setting. You will discover the effective language of indirect hypnosis and the creative use of metaphor. Additional indirect techniques are presented and an application of indirect hypnosis to treat phobias is introduced. The techniques and concepts that you learn in this module will be relevant and apply to all future learning. Therefore, the learning from this module will help you to further understand real life patient treatment approaches.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

Topics Covered:

 

Indirect (Erickson) Hypnosis

Meta Model

Eye Accessing Cues

Generalisation, Deletion & Distortion

Challenging Patient's Statements

Truisms

Truisms Utilising Time

Not Knowing & Not Doing

Open Ended Suggestions

Covering All Possibilities

 

Compound Suggestions

The Yes Set

Use of Negatives

Use of Questions

Using Metaphors

Positive Phobia Replacement

Pattern Breaking Inductions

Confusion Techniques

Interspersion Technique

 

Applied Hypnotherapeutics (Module 205)

This module introduces you to various patient presenting conditions, symptoms and illnesses that can be therapeutically treated through the application of the principles and techniques that you learned in the previous modules. Patient case studies are presented for you to analyse, and you will have the opportunity to apply your learning to formulate treatment strategies for these patients. The completion of this level of training represents the theoretical and practical learning necessary for students wishing to become student hypnotherapy practitioners. The knowledge gained at this level, when combined with the practical learning components of the ICCHP programme, allows students to work with patients whilst under supervision from an experienced clinical supervisor. This approach provides student therapists with a safe and ethical framework to work within and build their levels of confidence and competence.

Module Components:

Classroom Practical Hours: 14 

Online & Independent Study Hours: 75

Topics Covered:

 

Snoring

Stammering

Insomnia & Sleep Disorders

Weight Management

Pain Management

Headaches

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dermatology

Panic Attacks

Panic Disorder

Dystonia (Nervous Tic)

Asthma

Erythrophobia (Blushing)

 

Tinnitus

Sport Performance

Obstetrics

Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Enuresis (Bed Wetting)

Psychogenic Infertility

Depression

Hypnodontics & Bruxism

Allergies

Phobias

Dreams & Night Terrors

Hallucinations

Paranoia & Delusional Disorders