Clinical Hypnotherapy

Diploma Course



Course Syllabus



Lesson 1. Hypnosis: Hypnotisability, Susceptibility Tests and Induction Techniques 

An introduction to the use and practice of hypnosis as a treatment for psychological problems and how to test a client for hypnotisability and susceptibility to suggestion.    Also an Induction Technique that is safe to use as an introduction to the relief of tension and a Relaxation Technique.

Lesson 2. Hypnosis: Deepening Techniques  

Taking the Induction Technique in Lesson One a step further by showing how to deepen the trance state.

Lesson 3. Hypnosis: Termination of Hypnosis    

Although the initial Induction script has a termination technique, there are many others that can be used.    This lesson discusses and teaches how to terminate hypnosis safely leaving no 'side effects' or residual negative feelings.

Lesson 4. Hypnosis: Principles of Suggestion/Post Hypnotic Suggestions    

Now you can take a client into hypnosis, deepen the trance state and then terminate safely, it is time to learn how to give the client suggestions that will help with the problem being treated.    These must be done correctly and ethically and included in this lesson are suggestions that can be acted upon after termination of hypnosis.

Lesson 5. Hypnosis: Practical - Basic Hypnosis (Progressive Relaxation) 

Another technique that incorporates 'Progressive Relaxation'.     This script is very effective in taking a client into hypnosis when resistance is present.

Lesson 6. Psychology: Freud (Infantile Development and Defense Mechanisms)   

Every Hypnotherapist must learn something of the psychology behind illnesses.   Otherwise, how can he or she treat a client?    Symptom removal is not the whole of this course and finding the root cause of an illness is paramount in the treatment offered.    Although Freud is not everyone's 'cup of tea', he contributed some very useful knowledge to the psychology of disease.    This lesson gives Freud's contribution.

Lesson 7. Psychology: The Seven Keys to Psychosomatic Illnesses   

This is the author's brain child.   Almost every psychological illness can be traced back to one of the Seven Keys revealed and discussed in this lesson.   This lesson is dynamite and must be studied and practiced by any conscientious Hypnotherapist.

Lesson 8. Hypnosis: Practical - Induction, Deepening and Ideo-motor Response    

This practical session is to give you experience in using an hypnotic script that will deepen the trance state and teaches a simple technique that allows you to contact the client's Unconscious Mind to obtain information about his or her problems.

Lesson 9. Psychology: Anxiety and Stress   - see also Lesson 31 

The most common of ailments and the easiest to deal with through hypnotherapy.   this lesson is to be studied thoroughly to get the best from it and consists of the pathology of anxiety and stress and means of dealing with the symptoms.

Lesson 10. Hypnosis: Practical - Ego-strengthening Technique

This is an easy technique for building a client's confidence and self esteem.    You can use it on yourself when you have learned self-hypnosis (see Lesson 24)

Lesson 11. Hypnosis: Practical - Smokerís Therapy   

This lesson includes the pathology behind the smoking habit and a script that takes the client through three sessions and guarantees he or she stops smoking, providing there is a genuine desire to do so.

Lesson 12. Psychology: The Psychology of Overweight     

Losing weight is the most difficult of all the therapies for a Hypnotherapist as the client normally has many reasons for not wanting to lose weight.   This lesson covers the majority of those reasons. 

Lesson 13. Hypnosis: Practical - Slimmerís Therapy    

This is the most effective script known to lose weight and takes the client over three separate sessions

Lesson 14. Psychology: Carl Gustav Jung - Analytical Psychology   

An introduction to Jungian Psychology - best suited for those therapists who believe we are all both physical and spiritual beings. 

Lesson 15. Psychology: Behaviourism     

This is an introduction to the treatment of behavior patterns with behaviorist techniques.

Lesson 16. Psychology: Phobias

Theory only   This lesson covers the theories behind phobias.   There is no practical therapy involved in this lesson as other scripts can be adapted to suit the phobia being treated.

Lesson 17. Imagery: Practical - Guided Imagery     

This is an alternative technique to the use of hypnosis and uses the power of the client's imagination to relieve problems.

Lesson 18. Hypnosis: Uncovering Technique: Diagnostic Scanning    

Before starting a course of therapy, the Hypnotherapist sometimes needs to be aware of the times in a client's life when the problem being treated affected him or her.   Diagnostic scanning pin-points the time(s) in a clients life which should be investigated

Lesson 19. Hypnosis: Regression Technique - Free-floating Regression    

A practical technique that allows the client to -free-float- back in time to the origin of the problem being treated.

Lesson 20. N.L.P. Neuro-linguistic Programming - Anchoring    

An NLP technique to change the negative feelings associated with an event in the client's life 

Lesson 21. Hypnosis: Uncovering Technique: Practical - Dream Analysis   

Dreams may hold the key to many of our present day problems (in support of Jung's theories) and this technique uncovers the hidden meaning behind significant dreams

Lesson 22. Psychology: Recognition of Resistances , Transactional Analysis (T.A.) 

Recognising resistances to hypnosis and Transactional Analysis - well worth knowing about.

Lesson 23. Psychology: Psychological Questionnaires (Isolating Conflict Areas)  

The use of questionnaires to isolate a client's conflict areas.   These questionnaires are intended to be completed in private and then used during sessions to analyse and highlight Subconscious conflicts

Lesson 24. Psychology. Body Language  

A client's words can be 'an honest lie'.   Body language always speaks the truth

Lesson 25. Hypnosis. Self-Hypnosis for Course Members and Clients  

Self-hypnosis can not only help the therapist to  become a better therapist but also clients to resolve inner turmoil.  It also helps to reduce the number of sessions required by the client, thereby saving time and money.

Lesson 26. Psychology. Client Centered Therapy - Carl Rogers   

Client Centered Therapy - a gentle therapy that requires unconditional acceptance of a client by the therapist

Lesson 27. Hypnosis. Uncovering Technique - Psycho-Imagination Therapy   

This is probably the most powerful guided imagery technique available to a therapist.

Lesson 28. Psychology. Intimate Relationship Dysfunctioning    

This lesson is mainly directed at clients who have specific problems of an intimate nature.      

Lesson 29. Psychology. Gestalt Therapy (Fritz Perls) and Reichian Therapy (Wilhelm Reich)   

Gestalt Therapy is for those therapists who can be a little 'hard' on the client.   Why?  Because the client releases inner turmoil in, sometimes, a physical way that can appear to be damaging to the client.    Reichian Therapy is for those students more interested in the way our physical bodies hold neurosis, especially associated with sexuality.

Lesson 30. Hypnosis. Past Life Regression for Course Members and Clients    

If the client believes in reincarnation, then it follows that he or she will believe in past lives.    Present day problems can have their roots in a traumatic experience in a past life.    The reliving of that experience under hypnosis can often resolve a life time problem.   This therapy can also be used as a cosmetic therapy for those who simply wish to know their past lives.

Lesson 31   Coping with Stress - this lesson should be studied together with Lesson 9.

What is stress and how to cope with it.  Includes strategies to cope with stress.   Please note that this e-book should also be studied together with Lesson 9.   If you don't already have this e-book connect to the internet and download from:

Lesson 32. Anger Management

What is anger and how to control it.

Lesson 33. Case Histories

Some interesting Hypnotherapy case histories

Lesson 34. Dealing with Loss and Grief

Loss through separation or death must be understood to be able to treat a client's grief

Lesson 35. Dustbins in the Mind

More information on how the Unconscious Mind functions

Lesson 36. Some of your questions answered and Setting up a practice - (Advice and tips )   

This lesson is mainly directed at UK students, but also applies to other countries.

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