Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course
Practitioner Hypno-Psychotherapy Course by PSI Training
Covering Hypnotherapy, Brief Psychotherapy, NLP and Solution-Focused Counselling – one of the most comprehensive diplomas on offer
Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course
Our Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course consists of over 450 hours of study including 120 hours of classroom instruction in addition to home study, therapy, assignments, exercises and case work.
This is a full diploma by PSI Training, leading to qualification as a Practitioner in Hypno-Psychotherapy and graduates are eligible for registration at Practitioner status within both the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the professional’s voluntary regulator, the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC). This is not to be confused with some other Diplomas (of less than 450 hours study) leading to just Affiliate status with the GHSC and not eligible for inclusion within the GHR.
Classroom instruction will consist of a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and participatory exercises. The taught course and final examination comprises 20 days in total, typically spaced over six weekends and two 4-day weekends (Friday to Monday inclusive). Other options are available, including intensive weekday courses. Please call for more details.
Student progress will be individually monitored allowing both the student and tutors to ensure that appropriate levels of learning are maintained. Students of our Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course, will be advised if the tutors feel that they need to put in further work in any areas or where additional support and help may be required.
Home study is a mandatory part of the course. This comprises of several reading assignments, self-study courses including Introductory Physiology and Basic Psychology and course set-books, details of which are included within the prospectus. In addition, there will be further assignments, exercises and case work.
The qualifications will only be available to those students who have satisfactorily completed the course. The Institute’s Diploma, enabling students to join a professional association, obtain insurance and practise (under supervision), will be issued upon a satisfactory assessment. Supervision for a minimum of two hours in any three month period during the first two years of practice is a mandatory requirement and is strongly recommended thereafter.
The Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course assessment will be based on:
four written case histories;
a specimen piece of practical work; and
a one hour written examination.
The assessment will be to NVQ standard and students will be entitled to re-sit individual modules if necessary. An External Assessor may be present. Full feedback will be given.
All graduates who intend to practice will be expected to join a professional association, obtain appropriate insurance and adhere to a professional code of ethics. GHR Registered Practitioners will be expected to engage in supervision (either one-to-one or group led), for a minimum of 2 hours in any 3 month period during their first two years of practice, although we recommend supervision be on-going. Failure to comply may result in the withdrawal of the Diploma qualification.
The Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course content may vary from time to time to reflect the latest developments in the field and the changing requirements of students. PSI Training reserve the right to do this without prior notification.
Practitioners, once qualified, will be encouraged to continue to study on the Advanced Workshops. Many professional associations will insist on a minimum amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training to maintain membership. These workshops cover a variety of more specialised subject areas and are available to anyone with a background in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, enabling them to enhance their abilities and to analyse and devise strategies for more complex problems.
Our professional Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course is open to anyone with the commitment to carry-out the course of study.
Graduates of the Practitioner Diploma Course will possess all the skills necessary to establish themselves as independent practitioners (working under clinical supervision) and be eligible to join a professional association, obtain insurance and be admitted to a national register.
They will know how to:
1) be able to apply the fundamental techniques of information-gathering;
2) be able to define the changes the client requires;
3) be confident in the utilisation of a variety of trance inductions and standard trance phenomena;
4) be able to select, from the intervention techniques taught, appropriate treatment for a wide range of client problems;
5) be able to assess the success, or otherwise, of an intervention.
The essence of the PSI approach is that therapy should be a ‘seamless’ progression from initial meeting with the client to the moment the client leaves with a solution. This structured approach enables students to move effortlessly from information-gathering through therapeutic intervention to problem resolution.
Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course students will be required to undergo at least three sessions of therapy themselves, partly to understand the ‘client’s eye view’ and partly to ensure that any latent problems are dealt with, before beginning practise.
PSI training combines three complementary components, each of which can be used independently of the others. These elements are: Ericksonian Hypnotherapy; Brief Psychotherapy and Solution-Focused Counselling. They are taught as an integrated model but in such a way that they can be used independently.
Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course Content
Below is a brief outline of the topics covered within the Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course. For more information or a prospectus, please get in touch.
The course content may vary from time to time to reflect the latest developments in the field and the changing requirements of students. PSI reserve the right to do this without prior notification.
Working With Clients
Evaluating client needs
Explaining possibilities and constraints
Explaining client responsibilities
Background of Hypnosis
History of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Explanations of Trance
Predicates & Metaphors
Response Attentiveness: signs
Matching and Mirroring
Pacing & Leading
‘Method School of Rapport Building’
Ideo-Motor (IMR) & Ideo-Sensory (ISR) Responses
Listening with the ‘third ear’
Language patterns in diagnosis
Standard history taking
Informal information gathering
Three forms of ‘stuckness’
‘Molecular’ nature of problems
Micro-dynamics of problems
Emotions as composites
Functional purpose of problem
Conscious/Unconscious Language Patterns
Social foundations of Hypnotic Language
Clean language skills
Double & Triple Binds
Not knowing/not doing
Covering all possibilities
Apposition of Opposites
Discharging resistance with expressive negatives
Binds of comparable alternatives
Formal & informal anchoring
Handling failure to respond
The Limbic System
The Endocrine System
The Autonomic Nervous System
The Immune System
Setting Up In Practice
Co-operation/Communication with the medical world
Structure of Experience
Principles of Solution-Focused Counselling
The Psycho-Semantic Model
Definitions of Trance State
Learning & Memory
Sensing & Perception
Non-verbal (unconscious) communication
Pattern Breaking/Pattern Making
Basic Trance Inductions
Direct/Indirect Trance Inductions
Metaphor and Guided Imagery
Progressive Relaxation Technique
Minimalist Validation Technique
Ideo-Sensory Pacing Technique
Eye Gaze & Reciprocal Eye Gaze Techniques
Self-hypnosis (& teaching self-hypnosis)
Video Technique (a Multi-purpose tool)
Advanced deepening techniques
Developing Deep Trance Phenomena
Future pacing (PSI version)
Somatic Metaphor (PSI technique)
Metaphor: analysis and construction
Pseudo-Orientation in Time
Abreactions: Uses & Abuses
Glove Anaesthesia & Pain Management
Behavioural Strategies (including habit control)
Swish 1 (PSI version)
Swish 2 (PSI version)
V-K Disassociation (PSI version)
Changing Personal History
New Behaviour Generator
Time Lines (PSI version)
Neurosis vs. Psychosis: Diagnostic Classifications
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Support & Encouragement
For many, embarking on a Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Course such as this, with a view to setting yourself up in business as a hypno-psychotherapist once qualified, can be hugely exciting and rewarding but also maybe daunting and challenging too!
We’ve been there and want you to know that if you enrol on a course with us, we’re there to give you a helping hand every step of the way, not just during the course but after it too. Contact us by email or phone and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
For further details or a prospectus, please get in touch.