Hypnotherapy CPD in Persona Therapy

Masterclass Workshops and Distance Learning CPDs

Hypnotherapy CPD in Persona Therapy


Our hypnotherapy CPD in Persona Therapy is an advanced form of Parts Therapy and is based on over 25 years developing this form of therapy. It has become a popular option for therapists seeking to expand their therapeutic repertoire. The approach differs from other ‘parts’ based therapies in the emphasis that is put on allowing the client to develop their own ‘personae list’. 

True to the Eriksonian principle of ‘Utilisation’, this form of therapy allows the client to draw on their own inner resources, in the development of a ‘vincular’ self. The vincular self (from the Latin ‘vinculae’, to draw together) is the director of the life-play in which the personae play out their ‘scenes’. We will also introduce the student to the Matrix system for identifying conflicts, alliances, and threats amongst the client’s personae. 

 This Hypnotherapy CPD in Persona Therapy includes the following:

Precursors to Persona Therapy

Conceptual basis

Origins and historical awareness

Components and categories of personae

The personae spectrum

Difference between personae and Multiple Personality Disorder

The role of ‘I’

Episodic and narrative thinking

Cognitive bias

Social role performance and psychodramatic roles

The role of identity

When to use Persona Therapy

Types of personae problem

Persistent dysfunctions

Personae problems

The five stages of Persona Therapy

The ‘Casting’ technique (used to separate out various personae)

How to apply structures for analyzing persona

How to interpret each persona’s significance for the clients problems

How to use the ‘Persona Matrix’ to identify conflicts, alliances and threats

How to design a ‘Cast Party’ as a therapeutic tool for carrying therapy forward

Worked examples

Specimen script

Additional Persona Therapy techniques

PSI Training have developed a unique model of therapy and this is reflected in our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.  We offer hypnotherapists the opportunity to study these at home through our distance learning CPD diploma courses. These distance-learning CPD courses are adapted from our weekend intensive Masterclasses, which have been running since the mid-nineties. 

In addition, we continue to offer a variety of advanced one- and two-day Masterclasses run as face-to-face workshops which are open to all hypnotherapists and those with a psychotherapy background. These are advertised on our website and run throughout the year at a number of locations, including Newbury and Salisbury/Southampton.  We also run bespoke Masterclasses for hypnotherapy groups, peer groups and corporate clients, throughout the UK and Europe.

 All of our CPD courses are the culmination of over 40 years’ experience in the field of hypno-psychotherapy. All are certificated for CPD validation and are equivalent to 15 hours CPD study (with the exception of any one-day courses). They are all available as a Masterclass or by distance learning.

 Our Masterclasses are designed to be run over a weekend. If you are interested in a one-day introductory workshop, please get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.

 Please contact us if you would like further information regarding any of the courses listed below. We are continually updating and expanding our courses, so if there is a particular subject you are interested in, please let us know. 

Advanced Pain Management

Anger Management 

Anxiety and Stress Management

Substance Misuse & Chemical Dependency (including Alcohol, Cigarettes and Drugs)

Childbirth: A Six-Session Program

Working with Children

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME & Fibromyalgia

Working with Couples

Working with Depression

Dreams and Symbolic Modelling

Eating Disorders 

Working with IBS

Past Life Regression Therapy

Persona Therapy

Phobias and PTSD

Sensory Acuity Training: Mind-reading for Therapists 

Sexual Abuse (A Therapeutic Toolkit) 

Sexual Dysfunction


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01722 238395



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PSI Training,

1 The Banks,

Grimstead Road,

Whaddon, Salisbury,

Wiltshire, SP5 3EE

01722 238395


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