ICCHP Hypnotherapy Training Course Guide

What You Should Know Before Investing in Hypnotherapy Training

The ICCHP Made this Hypnotherapy Course Guide to help You Understand More About Hypnotherapy Training


With many years experience we understand that it can be difficult to know which hypnotherapy course suits your goals best: Our Guide to Hypnotherapy Training was created to help you understand more about hypnotherapy and the various types of hypnotherapy courses on offer. Whether you are a beginner, or want to advance, update or refresh your existing hypnotherapy training, or simply have a curiosity and an interest in complementary health therapeutic approaches, this hypnotherapy training guide will help you decide which course is the right match for you.


The ICCHP is a highly respected and well established London based Hypnotherapy Training College, staffed with some of the most experienced and qualified hypnotherapy teachers from around the world. We have a wealth of hypnotherapy training knowledge to share in order to help you learn and understand hypnotherapy better. With a comprehensive range of hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses available for aspiring hypnotherapists, the ICCHP is one of the best colleges to study hypnotherapy and obtain hypnotherapy training. Our hypnotherapy training teachers also teach in the UK and Malaysian medical schools and have access to the latest research in clinical and therapeutic hypnosis.


If you are interested in becoming a professional hypnotherapy practitioner then you can sign up for our professional hypnotherapy training courses for an incredible and life changing experience. With different training and course options available, hypnotherapy courses from the ICCHP can offer you everything you want to know about hypnotherapy. With courses aimed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, you can control how far you go into the fascinating world of hypnotherapy.



There is a big difference between hypnosis training and hypnotherapy training, they are not the same. Hypnosis training will teach you how to hypnotise someone, that is putting another person (or yourself) into a hypnotic trance state. Hypnotherapy training will teach you how to carry out some form of therapeutic process on someone (or yourself) whilst in a hypnotic trance state.

It is important to differentiate which type of training you want to undertake.

Hypnotherapy training means that you will learn how to hypnotise others (and yourself) and then perform some sort of physical or psychological healing/treatment process, like psychotherapy or pain/symptom control whilst the person is in a hypnotic state, so that they can experience better physical or psychological health sometime after the hypnosis session. This is sometimes referred to as clinical hypnosis, medical hypnosis or therapeutic hypnosis.

There are some types of hypnotherapy referred to as hypnotherapy coaching, where the focus is on helping individuals improve their personal performance and skills, as opposed to treating medical and psychological conditions.

Learning hypnosis to hypnotise someone for entertainment purposes (stage hypnosis) or any other purpose, usually to have them do something in the trance state is not hypnotherapy.

Be aware that Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is not hypnotherapy, although there is some crossover. However, NLP does not teach therapeutic and clinical skills needed to work with clients in a therapeutic way. Proper hypnotherapy training will include NLP as part of the training.

Also, Mindfulness is not hypnotherapy, although again there is some crossover. Proper hypnotherapy training will include Mindfulness as part of the training.

The term therapist can be problematic, as a therapist is associated with providing some form of therapy, whether physical or psychological. In some countries/states you cannot use the term therapist unless you are a licenced healthcare practitioner, with years of training behind you. In other countries/states the term therapist can be used freely without restriction. Also, in some countries performing hypnosis on the public is outlawed.

It is therefore important that you are familiar with your countries/state laws with regards to the practice of hypnosis/hypnotherapy.

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When it comes to learning hypnotherapy or learning hypnosis, it is important to have great teachers, with many years experience and a variety of backgrounds and qualifications. There are so many different approaches and styles of hypnotherapy, many teachers only teach one style or one approach. If you want to fully understand and know hypnosis and hypnotherapy, then you need to learn about all of the different approaches and experience the different styles from a variety of teachers.

If you want to learn hypnotherapy, then you need to learn from teachers with the relevant clinical experience and qualifications and not just from one person.



Learning hypnotherapy and hypnosis is experiential, this means that you have to experience being hypnotised and hypnotising others and reflecting and getting feedback on yours and theirs experiences. It is like learning to ride a bicycle or drive a car, you have to sit on a bicycle or in a car and ride or drive it in order to learn. Therefore, you will really only learn hypnotherapy by practising live with someone else.

In most countries/states in order to practice hypnotherapy you will need a qualification and indemnity insurance (getting sued can be expensive). No insurance provider will insure you to practice hypnotherapy if you learned online. The same goes for recognised professional bodies and organisations, who will require physical practise training hours in order to allow you membership to their organisation.

Some classroom hypnotherapy courses are taught over a few days and some over a few months or years. In order to become a recognised practitioner, you will need about 120 hours of practical hands on experience, in addition to many more hours of theoretical training. This cannot be learned in a few days or in a short space of time. Intensive courses are a waste of time, as you will not retain any of the learning, the only one benefiting from these courses is the training provider. If you want to learn to be a proper hypnotherapist then expect your training to last for months rather than days. Being a hypnotherapist is also being a psychotherapist, you will not find a psychotherapy course offering a qualification after a few days training.



The cost of hypnotherapy training varies from a few dollars/pounds/euros to several thousands of dollars/pounds/euros. Cheap courses are just gimmicks to get a lot of people to part with little amounts of money, so that the seller benefits – the quality and content of the course will be low and you will have nothing to show for it at the end, except having less money. Very expensive courses are expensive, because the seller is doing a lot of marketing and promotions to sell their courses, so they pass on the expense to you – again the quality and content of the course may be limited.

If you have an interest in hypnosis training and hypnotherapy and want to find the most flexible, comprehensive, best value for money courses available, then you are in the right place. The ICCHP provides you with the easiest access to the most comprehensive, modern and dynamic hypnotherapy training at the lowest cost available anywhere - Compare our hypnotherapy training costs - We guarantee that you will not find a comparable, more comprehensive mind body therapeutics based hypnotherapy course for less, or we will refund your course fees - That is how confident we are that our Hypnotherapy Training Costs are the lowest available anywhere!

You can even try our course free with no obligation.



. The ICCHP offers classroom based practitioner training in London UK and Yorkshire, Malaysia & in Singapore. This is in addition to our online distance learning hypnotherapy practitioner training available worldwide. Not only will you have access to some of the best hypnotherapy and hypnosis training, but you will have fun learning. What better way to learn about hypnotherapy than to start experiencing it today? If you have never had the opportunity to learn about hypnosis and hypnotherapy then sign up now for the free online introductory course module and start learning hypnotherapy today. Take the opportunity to see what hypnosis and hypnotherapy is all about. You are also welcome to come along and join in on one of our current scheduled hypnotherapy courses free, to see if you like it, before you decide if the ICCHP hypnotherapy training is for you.




All of our hypnotherapy courses are self paced, so you will not have to worry about missing any part of the learning experience. With tools such as the online hypnotherapy learning portal, the free hypnotherapy Student eNoteBook and a flexible unique learning format, everyone can train to become a hypnotherapist. The hypnotherapy courses offered by the ICCHP are unique and tailored to your needs. Learning the art of hypnosis is easy, and it will certainly feel relaxing and enjoyable - just ask any of our students/graduates.

By enrolling in hypnotherapy courses with the ICCHP, the home of clinical hypnosis, you are embarking upon an experience that you will never forget. Start your experience today by taking the next steps toward becoming the hypnotherapist that you have always wanted to be.

The London UK based International College of Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioners - ICCHP - provides the most advanced and comprehensive integrative evidence based hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses available, anywhere, offering students three distinct streams of study for learning clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Our high quality, professional, dynamic and flexible online and classroom learning programme allows you to study clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy from a very basic introductory level through to the most advanced levels of study. We are sure that you will not find any better hypnotherapy training elsewhere, therefore we offer our students a money back guarantee.

  • Our free on-line introductory course module in hypnosis & hypnotherapy is designed to offer you the greatest quality and flexibility in deciding if learning hypnotherapy is right for you. Anyone thinking of investing their time and money in learning hypnosis and hypnotherapy will find this course invaluable. Study and learn the principles and theories of clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy at your convenience and without having to make any significant or long term financial commitments, allowing you to make informed decisions and choices before investing your money in expensive practitioner training courses.

  • Students interested in our classroom based hypnotherapy practitioner courses (PCHyp & PDHyp) can come and join in on one of our current FREE HYPNOTHERAPY CLASS, to see if you like it. You can meet our students and tutors who will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.

  • Students interested in our hypnotherapy practitioner courses who are unable to attend our classroom based training, or those with previous hypnotherapy training, can sign up for or distance learning hypnotherapy courses (CHyp & DHyp).

  • The ICCHP hypnotherapy training courses are organised in a modular format so that you can progress through the programme at your own pace. As our courses are modular, you can join at any time, no need to wait for the next course to start. The courses are flexible to meet your needs, so there are no time limits to complete the course, you can take as long as you need, you can even re-sit any module at a later date at no extra cost.

  • The online delivered training programme allows you to study from the comfort of your own home, anywhere and at anytime. You can access your course lessons from your smart-phone/tablet computer. No need to pay to sit in a classroom listening to long theoretical lectures. ICCHP practitioner classroom based students receive a free state of the art Android tablet computer, which contains all of the course notes and resources, along with the ICCHP's exclusive OneNote hypnotherapy practitioner application and access to the online course components. This is yours to keep and use once you finish the course.

  • There are a total of twelve separate online course modules which make up the full programme of study. One introductory module, five intermediate level modules and six advanced level modules. Completing all twelve online modules will award you a Diploma in Integrative Evidence Based Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. A prestigious award you can be very proud of achieving.

  • Students wishing to become qualified hypnotherapy practitioners in the UK, Malaysia or Singapore can enrol in our paid classroom practical courses which include over 150 hours of hands on practice and have access to over 120 hours of video recordings which include all classroom lectures, demonstrations and live treatment sessions, this is in addition to over 1000 pages of practical course notes/resources and hundreds of hypnotic scripts. All techniques are fully demonstrated and students have the opportunity to practice with each other on these practical courses.

  • Supplementing and enriching your learning experience through our low cost scheduled practical face to face hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses will allow you as a practitioner to become a member of the prestigious UK based Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), as our courses are accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). These practical hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses are currently taught in London and the north of England UK, Europe, Singapore and Penang Malaysia, with future plans to offer these in other centres. The distance learning delivered and supported courses are available internationally to both ICCHP students and graduates/practitioners from other hypnotherapy training institutes. Students are eligible to join the International Hypnotherapy Register (IHR). For more information on this please take a look at our HYPNOTHERAPY AFFILIATIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Graduates can apply course credits towards Advanced Prior Learning (APL), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Education Units (CEU).

  • The ICCHP classroom venue in London is Pimlico Academy, in the heart of Westminster. The Academy is sponsored by Future, a local education charity, which the ICCHP and our students are proud to support. Our fully accessible hypnotherapy training venue offers free parking around the venue and is within walking distance from Pimlico Underground station.

We hope this hypnosis course guide from the International College of Clinical Hypnotherapy has given you some insight on how to enter the professional world of hypnotherapy.

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