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London College of Clinical Hypnosis

University validated clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy training
London Taunton Birmingham Manchester Leeds Glasgow
In partnership with the University of West London

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Join the next CPPD (introductory) course starting soon in your area!

London 27 June | Taunton 28 Mar | Birmingham 21 Mar | Leeds 21 Mar | Manchester 28 Mar | Glasgow 18 Apr 2015

Passed your CPPD? Join the next PgCert course starting in your area soon!

London 11 Apr | Taunton 21 Feb | Birmingham 14 Feb | Leeds 14 Feb | Manchester 21 Feb | Glasgow 28 Mar 2015

LCCH’s partnership with the University of West London (UWL)

Hypnotherapy PGCert graduationThe LCCH’s partnership with the University of West London (UWL) is an historic development within the hypnotherapeutic profession. For the first time individuals from all backgrounds and abilities have the opportunity to gain a bona fide postgraduate university qualification in clinical hypnotherapy. As a higher education (HE) training programme, the LCCH/UWL partnership offers distinctive recognition and a prestigious market position to a new generation of hypnotherapy practitioners.

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Providing hypnotherapy training since 1984

The LCCH was created in 1984 to provide intending practitioners of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, as well as those with an interest in hypnosis / hypnotherapy, with the disciplines, skills and tuition necessary to practise hypnosis both soundly and ethically. More...

Professional training

Our CPPD in Clinical Hypnosis, Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Medical Diploma, CPPD Practitioner Studies / Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis & Masterclasses in hypnosis are held throughout the UK and Ireland in Birmingham, Taunton, Glasgow - Scotland, Leeds, London, Manchester and Dublin - Ireland.

Awards and Qualifications

The LCCH has always maintained that Hypnotherapy is a unique, stand-alone professional discipline in its own right and our courses reflect this. The Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Hypnotherapy (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy (PgDip) and the Master of Science degree (MSc) are awarded by the University of West London.

Our graduates are in the unique position of being able to set up in practice with a postgraduate qualification allowing them to be recognised by any organisation or country that recognises bona fide British University postgraduate awards.

Clinical Placement Scheme

In line with our proactive approach to the provision of first-class training opportunities for our students, we have an ongoing programme developing placement opportunities within professional healthcare environments. Click here for more info about our work experience sceme...

Our mission

Our aim is to train potential hypnosis / hypnotherapy practitioners to deal safely, confidently and effectively with the wide variety of presenting symptoms - physical, emotional or psychological - for which their patients seek help. Practical skills' training is an essential part of all LCCH hypnotherapy training courses.

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View a short video about training to become a clinical hypnotherapist on our YouTube channel. PC download...

APEL for hypnotherapy students and qualified practitioners from other training institutes

To find out whether you are eligible for Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL) with a view to joining our Masters Programme please call 0203 603 8535 or use our contact form.

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CPD Masterclasses
Counseling Skills Intro
London Mar/Apr 2015
Treating Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
 London 11 Apr 2015
Hypno ACT 2 day
 Leeds 25/26 Apr 2015
Treating IBS with Gut Directed Hypnosis
 London 2 May 2015
Managing Depression with Hypnotherapy
 London 27 June 2015

Stress, food + Inflammation: Psychoneuroimmunology
Thurs 16th April
PNI Overview - available to watch

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Next CPPD / Certificate Courses:
London - 27 June 2015
Birm - 21 March 2015
Glasgow - 18 Apr 2015
Leeds - 21 March 2015
Manch - 28 Mar 2015
Taunton - 28 March 2015

Next Medical Diploma Course:
London - 11 April 2015

Next PGCert / Diploma Courses:

London - 11 Apr 2015
Taunton - 21 Feb 2015
Birm - 14 Feb 2015
Manch - 21 Feb 2015
Leeds - 14 Feb 2015
Glasgow - 21 Feb 2015

Next Practitioner Courses:
Lond - Nov (Hyp) 2014
Glas - June (Hyp) 2014

Clinical Hypnosis DVD
115 separate video clips covering the entire contents of the LCCH Diploma (PG Cert) course. Only £29.95 More...


Fitness to Practise

Hypnotherapy training classCurrently the Health Professions Council (HPC) regulates 15 health professions. They set the standard for training, professional skills, behaviour and health, with the titles for those professions being protected by law. The HPC requires ‘Practitioner Psychologists’ and ‘Art Therapists’ (the only psychological professions currently covered) to hold a postgraduate qualification from a British university.

At present there is no government legislation in the UK covering the practise of hypnotherapy and anyone can set up a practice regardless of whether they have undergone adequate training. Regrettably, there are no immediate plans in Parliament for Statutory Legislation such as the ‘Osteopaths Act 1993’ and ‘Chiropractors Act 1994’ which legislates those professions.

If/when Statutory Legislation happens it may be assumed the HPC will regulate hypnotherapy in a similar fashion - with a postgraduate qualification being a necessary requirement. Currently the LCCH / University of West London partnership provides the only postgraduate award in hypnotherapy available in the UK.

In the absence of impending statutory legislation the LCCH actively supports voluntary self-regulation and as such has been implementing such recommendations laid down by government. The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is an organization supported by the Department of Health and is increasingly recognised by the NHS as a voluntary regulatory body. Graduates of the LCCH can apply to join as individuals or directly through the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH).

Training courses in hypnosis and hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy training class practiceOur clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses and masterclasses in hypnosis are held throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Ireland, and around the world. In the UK and Ireland they are held at our regional centres Birmingham, Taunton, Glasgow - Scotland, Leeds, London, Manchester and Dublin. (Click on a region for details of the courses held there {Fees / Dates}.)

Our Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis training course is held at the London venue. Please click here for the Medical Hypnosis Diploma training schedule. (Note that the Medical Diploma hypnotherapy training course is open to suitably qualified medical personnel only. All other training courses are open to applications from all.)

International hypnotherapy training courses are held in Malaysia, Singapore, Portugal (LCCH Asia).

Defining hypnosis, hypnotism and hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is an inferred psychophysiological state characterised by increased suggestibility, and is thought to be an altered state of consciousness. Hypnotism is the study and use of suggestion with or without the presence of hypnosis, while hypnotherapy is a form of therapy in which the use of hypnotism constitutes the core of the treatment.

Hypnotherapy training class practiceSkill based hypnotherapy training

Practical skills training is an essential part of all LCCH hypnosis and hypnotherapy training courses. The presentation of hypnotherapeutic techniques will be followed by a demonstration on a volunteer member of the class, and students will be required to practice each skill in small groups in order to gain experience of working with both receptive and resistant subjects. Practice training sessions are always overseen by a senior lecturer and supervisor where appropriate.

The aim of the LCCH is to train would-be practitioners of hypnosis and hypnotherapy to deal safely, confidently and effectively with the enormous variety of presenting symptoms - physical, emotional or psychological - for which their patients will seek help in the reality of the consulting room.

Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy training (Hypno CBT)

Cognitive and behavioural therapies are recognised by many clinicians as being at the cutting edge of therapy due to the wealth of empirical research carried out on them. The LCCH has developed a methodology integrating hypnosis with rational emotive behavioural approaches. This effective and active-directive process is based on the philosophy that people are not 'disturbed' by events but by the view they hold about those events. It aims to treat a variety of emotional and psychosomatic conditions. More about cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy training...

Medical hypnotherapy training

As we learn more about the way in which certain conditions are acquired and perpetuated, the resolution of maladapted behaviour patterns by therapies including hypnosis is becoming more relevant. However, medical hypnotherapy is not just restricted to maladapted behaviour, it may be used with considerable benefit for many somatic and psychosomatic conditions.

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