Diploma in Clinical
course in NEO-ERICKSONIAN AND MODERN HYPNOTHERAPY for qualified and
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course accredtations - ACCPH
recommended period of study: approx.
6 to 12 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
(plus textbooks) for students in UK/EU, USA, Canada, Australia and NZ (no tax
Other countries: due to varying
Value Added Tax rules for on-line services, we may have to alter the
method of delivery and/or charge a supplementary fee for some countries:
Non-UK students may obtain textbooks with free
postage to many countries from bookdepository.com or wordery.com
Method of study
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
textbooks and exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
Take your knowledge
deeper and deeper… There are many courses called Advanced Diploma in
Hypnotherapy or similar on the market at various prices, from quite
expensive to very cheap (and not containing much information).
This six-module course is priced affordably in the mid-range for
the professional still building a practice or for the experienced
hypnotherapist wanting to study for an advanced qualification. It
follows the pattern of our other successful specialist advanced diplomas
for hypnotherapists, using textbooks (which the student purchases),
comprehensive guided study plans taking you through each text, and
open-book written assignments. Altogether, in this postgraduate-style
course, you will have more than 2,000 pages of textbook information,
crammed with usable techniques, case histories and guides to theory,
probably making this Advanced Diploma more information-rich than any
comparable distance learning course. We do not believe any set of
in-house course manuals can be as comprehensive. Do not confuse this
with a cheap course providing one-twentieth of the content. You will
also be learning directly from the texts of renowned experts and not
“executive summaries” of their approaches. Our course manual is provided
as the key to your textbook study.
Feedback is given on each unit and successful
students receive a printed and signed Diploma.
Unit 1 –
Working with Neo-Ericksonian Scripts
Textbook: Havens, Ronald A. and
Walters, Catherine. Hypnotherapy Scripts. 2nd edition, Routledge,
paperback 2015. (This is the same book as the 2002 hardback second
Hypnotherapy can allow the unconscious mind to
find a way of identifying the source of the pain that presents as the
problem, and help the unconscious find its own strategy for resuming
normal functioning. A complete plan for conducting sessions is provided
in the set text, along with many scripts aimed at particular problems.
The scripts, mostly metaphoric, will be useful to the student
hypnotherapist and the practitioner seeking additional techniques. The
scripts are also seen as possible strategies to use (adapted to the
client as necessary) when the minimalistic approach to hypnotherapy
outlined in this unit is not sufficient to produce results. Ultimately,
understanding how the scripts are used will lead the confident
practitioner to be able to create new scripts, metaphors and suggestions
Unit 2 –
Beyond Conflict: Therapy With Our Many Parts
Textbook: Hunter, Roy. Hypnosis for Inner
Conflict resolution: Introducing parts therapy. Crown House Publishing,
This unit is a study of “Parts Therapy”, an
advanced hypnotherapeutic technique that is related to the methods of
Ego State Therapy and Voice Dialogue. The pioneer of parts therapy was
the leading hypnotherapy instructor Charles Tebbetts. The text for this
unit is “Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution” by Roy Hunter, a
student of Tebbetts and interpreter of his work who has updated the
The basic principle of Parts Therapy is that the
personality has many parts, or subpersonalities, that roughly correspond
to the roles we play in life, plus the many psychological survival
strategies we have learned that are active in our subconscious minds.
Sometimes inner conflict occurs between two or more parts and thus
prevents us from fulfilling a goal or realizing some part of our
potential. Parts therapy is a way of communicating with the relevant
parts of a client and negotiating with them in order to achieve a
positive outcome. During this process the client also gains insight.
3 – Overview of Neo-Ericksonian Approaches Parts 1 and 2
Textbook: Battino, Rubin and South, Thomas
L. Ericksonian Approaches: A
Comprehensive Manual. Crown
House Publishing, 2nd edition, 2005. 636pp.
This unit presents a comprehensive course in basic and advanced
Ericksonian hypnotherapy including some neo-Ericksonian techniques such
as the basics of NLP. The
course may be used by experienced hypnotherapists as a refresher, a
professional development course or as a bridging course for
hypnotherapists not primarily trained in an Ericksonian style. Less
experienced students will find that the course covers wide ground and
will broaden the scope of hypnotherapy beyond basic techniques and
introduce advanced applications and topics with clear clinical
Topics covered in the
course include: history, myths & misconceptions of hypnosis; different
induction styles; rapport with NLP; NLP language forms; non-trance
hypnotherapy; ideodynamic and ideomotor responses; basic and advanced
metaphor; the arts as metaphors; eight-step model; clinical and medical
applications of hypnotherapy; dental hypnotherapy (these techniques can
also have non-dental applications); hypnosis with special populations;
substance abuse; life-challenging diseases; ethics and abuse of
hypnotherapy; psychobiology and ultradian rhythms; ideodynamic healing;
consciousness and spirit; beyond trance -
Unit 4 – Advanced Applications of Modern
Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis
Textbook: Watts, Terence. Hypnosis:
Advanced Techniques of Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis. Network 3000
This unit is a study of key advanced techniques
for hypnotherapists including regression without hypnosis, archetypal
parts therapy, parts imagery and virtual world work. Example case
studies are provided and there is also helpful information on working
with metaphors and useful guides to personality. The key textbook is
“Hypnosis: Advanced techniques of Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis” by
Unit 5 – Integrated
Jacquelyne. Creative Analytical Hypnotherapy. JM Publishing 2016
This module provides a theoretical and practical guide to analytical
hypnotherapy, which seeks to guide the client to revisit the roots of
distress in past traumatic events, release blocked feelings and provide
a resolution of current problems linked to the past. A general
understanding of good therapeutic communication skills, the principles
of psychodynamic psychotherapy and hypnotherapeutic technique are
essential and these are covered in the unit in an accessible fashion
with numerous examples.
6 – Positive Hypnosis: Altered, Mystical and Spiritual States
Textbook: Havens, Ronald A. Self Hypnosis
for Cosmic Consciousness: Achieving Altered States, Mystical Experiences
and Spiritual Enlightenment. Crown House Publishing 2007
Hypnosis is a consciousness-altering tool.
It allows us to enhance our imagination, overcome mental blocks
and program our minds for positive change and self-healing.
Most hypnotherapy focuses on “problems”. Here we present
consciousness-altering techniques that focus on positive inner
Materialist-minded professionals have tried to
hijack hypnotherapy as purely a medical tool claiming that it has no
connection with our spiritual or mystical side.
However, such a limitation is as absurd as arguing that the human
mind is incapable of appreciating beauty or having spiritual
experiences. Since its beginnings, hypnosis has been used to enhance
altered states of consciousness leading to psychic and mystical
awareness. It is time to reclaim that heritage. The set text author
takes a secular stance yet acknowledges the value of this type of work.
Even if the therapist or client does not have any “spiritual” belief or
experience, the positive states made possible by these techniques can be
life-enhancing, stress-reducing and are ideal to complement any clinical
hypnosis plan or to promote deep relaxation and self-acceptance before
embarking upon more “serious” therapy. Naturally, these techniques can
be used by the therapist for their own self-development and well-being.
The unit reviews suitable induction techniques,
leading into how hypnosis can facilitate access to mystical states of
consciousness such as Cosmic Consciousness, Immersion in Light,
Awareness of Perfection, Universal Love and Cosmic Unity.
“Enlightenment” is another term used to describe such states.
The practice of entering such states can be greatly beneficial to
a calm and healthy life and a well-balanced mind. The course discusses
the philosophy of suffering and how to overcome it, and detailed scripts
are given that can be recorded for self-hypnosis use or used as examples
on which you can base scripts of your own or for clients. Using these
methods, transformation of consciousness is now achievable by anyone who
can enter a hypnotic trance.
criteria and suitability
students need to have a professional
qualification in hypnotherapy, membership of a
UK professional hypnotherapy society and at
least one year’s experience working with
clients, or a qualification such as medical
doctor, nurse or clinical psychologist with some
training in hypnosis.
If you do not have previous training in
hypnotherapy, it may be possible to bundle this course with our
Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis. First we will need to know
something about your background and may request a telephone interview.
Students who have already completed one of our
other Advanced or Professional Diplomas for therapists (e.g. Adv. Dip.
In Analytical Hypnotherapy, Adv. Dip. In Transpersonal Hypnotherapy) may
be eligible for credit towards this course and a fee reduction of up to
50% – please contact us to enquire.
Non-UK students: Please complete and submit an
application form with details of your previous education to be
considered for the course.
here for application form.
Successful graduates will receive the Advanced
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy awarded by UK College of Holistic Training
which is a private UK qualification. The college is accredited by the
International Association for Distance Learning. The course is accredited by
the ACCPH, Accredited Counsellors, Coaches,
Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: The course is
accredited by the ACCPH, Accredited Counsellors, Coaches,
Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists. Graduates with the appropriate
qualifications in hypnotherapy will be eligible to apply for the basic
level of membership. Fully accredited membership will require you to
take an approved classroom-based training if you have not already done
so. (UKCHT does not provide classroom-based courses).
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