Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy:
Course Syllabus

The Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy is taught through lectures, demonstrations, practical experience and home study using supplemental material and personal research.

Diploma level hypnotherapy trainingAt the end of the Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy Course students will be required to pass both a practical (oral) and a written examination. Successful candidates will gain their Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and are deemed to be of a level to practice hypnotherapy. Graduates will be encouraged to practice under the auspices of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Topics may include:

  • The Eclectic Nature of Hypnotherapy
  • Hemispheric Functioning of the Brain
  • Taking a Case History
  • Problem Identification and Goal Setting
  • Ethical Practice and Confidentiality
  • An Introduction to Erickson Hypnosis
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Practice Management
  • Therapeutic Outline
  • Rapid Eye Defocus
  • Healing White Light
  • Clinical Application of Self – Hypnosis
  • Exam Format

  • Locus of Control
  • Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Ethical Practice
  • Aversion
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Nail Biting
  • Phobic Disorders
  • Hypnodesensitisation
  • Assertiveness Training

  • The Meta Model
  • Generalisations, Deletions and Distortions
  • The Yes Set
  • Calibration
  • The Use of the Negative
  • Ethical Practice
  • Anchoring
  • Snoring
  • Hand Rotation
  • Stammering
  • Confusion Techniques
  • Pattern – Breaking Inductions

  • Introduction to Dissociation
  • Truism
  • Truisms Utilizing Time
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Dissociation and Deepening
  • Two-stage Dissociation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Stop Smoking
  • Sleep and sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • The Therapeutic use of Dreams
  • Tranquillisers and Sleeping Pills
  • Common Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drugs

  • An Overview of Dissociation Techniques
  • Goal Setting
  • Ethical Practice
  • Dissociation an Neurosis
  • Secondary Gains
  • Two stage Dissociation
  • One Part Dissociation
  • IMR Dissociation Therapy
  • Night Terrors
  • Multiple part Dissociation

  • Case History and Therapy Session
  • ‘Not Knowing’ and ‘Not Doing’
  • Open-Ended Suggestions
  • I.M.R. Therapy
  • Weight Control
  • Fattening Food Script
  • Healthy Eating Habits Script
  • Binge Eating
  • Specialised Approach for Eating Control
  • Dissociation/Hand Levitation
  • Garden Script

  • Psychology of Pain
  • Covering all Possibilities of Response
  • Compound Suggestions
  • The Use of Questions
  • Glove Anaesthesia
  • Hypnosis and Pain Control
  • Headaches
  • Magnetic Field Induction
  • Psuedo-Orientation in Time
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Healing the Inner Child
  • Ethical Dilemma 1
  • Dermatology
  • Self Integration Dissociation
  • Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
  • Free Floating Psuedo-Orientation in Time
  • Miscellaneous Psuedo-Orientation in Time
  • Control Room of the Mind

  • The Interspersal Technique
  • Ethical Dilemma 2
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Time Distortion
  • Reversing Subjective Time
  • Time Distortion Induction and Deepener
  • Dystonia
  • Asthma
  • Stress Management
  • Modifying Thought Patterns
  • The Wise Old Person

  • Understanding Paranoia and Delusional States
  • Ethical Dilemma 3
  • Regressions
  • Diagnostic Scale Regression
  • Erythrophobia
  • The Mask
  • Suggested Amnesia
  • Automatic Writing
  • Tinnitus
  • Hypnosis in Sport
  • Minds Eye Deepener

  • Specific Age Regression
  • Free Floating Regression
  • Symptom Manipulation via Regression
  • Miscellaneous Regressions
  • Positive Phobia Replacement
  • Obstetrics (Childbirth)
  • Hypnosis with Children
  • Childhood Anxiety Disorders
  • The Braiding Process
  • Nocturnal Enuresis

  • Psychodrama and Hypnodrama
  • The Use of Metaphor
  • Past Life Regression
  • Psychogenic Infertility
  • Depression
  • Rhythmic Eye Movement Induction
  • Memory Substitution
  • Hypnodontics
  • Bruxism
  • Hallucinations

Exam

The exam takes place approximately one month after the final weekend of the course. It is composed of two parts:

  • A written case study handed in on the day of the practical examination
  • A practical assessment (held approximately one month after the end of the course)

In order to sit for examination, students must have attended at least 80% of the course, have completed (and passed) the required coursework and have completed at least twelve tutorial sessions.