Modules and Reading List

Suggested Reading List:

  • The Hypnotherapy Handbook – Kevin Hogan – ISBN 0-9709321-0-3
  • The Origin of Dreams – Joseph Griffin – ISBN 1-899398-30-9
  • Ego State Therapy – Gordon Emmerson – ISBN 978-1845900793
  • The Magic of Metaphor – Nick Owen – ISBN 1899836705
  • Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy – Roger P Allen – ISBN 190442421X

Whilst these books are not mandatory, they are excellent sources of information.

Module One

  • Course introduction, structure and accreditation
  • Case study requirements and Evidenced Practice session requirements
  • Course outcomes – conditions you will be able to work with
  • A history of hypnosis and the key people involved
  • Milton Erickson – using Ericksonian techniques with elements of NLP
  • The Professional Hypnotherapist – presentation and behaviour
  • Confidentiality and Ethics, and legal requirements for record keeping
  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Registration with GHR and CNHC
  • Hypnotherapy as part of an holistic approach to client wellbeing
  • Agreed treatment plan including fees and methods of payment
  • Client consultation – taking a detailed history
  • Client presentation – understanding body language
  • Client need and expectation – plausible, possible and valid Informed Consent and Implied Consent
  • Rapport building, mirroring and matching, and clean language
  • Listening skills, questioning skills
  • Conscious and subconscious processes
  • Use of suggestibility tests, visible signs of trance, and trance depth
  • Inductions and deepeners – an overview of methods, and safe trance termination

Module Two

  • Working within framework of expertise
  • Identifying contra-indications
  • selecting suitable methodology to suit client need
  • Client participation in treatment plan
  • Empowering the client during sessions
  • Lifestyle factors which can impact on treatment
  • How the subconscious mind accepts suggestions
  • Bypassing conscious awareness
  • Ideomotor response
  • Creating a safe place, and Control Room Technique
  • Induction – Progressive Relaxation Technique
  • Transference and Counter-transference
  • Dealing with abreaction

Module Three

  • The role of the hypnotherapist as a healthcare provider
  • Working with other healthcare agencies
  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathology overview
  • The mind-body connection
  • Indentifying client core belief, and recognising incongruence
  • determining client eye accessing cues
  • Use of The 3 Yes Set and Truisms to build rapport
  • Use of metaphor to communicate with subconscious of the client
  • Importance of dreams in relation to the stress response
  • The use of deepeners with rationale
  • Deepeners: 10 Steps Down, Moving Through the Layers of Consciousness, Magic Garden

Module Four

  • Using Ericksonian indirect suggestion
  • Identifying Personality Types, and questionnaire for identification
  • Selecting style of working
  • Use of Conversational Hypnosis
  • Structuring sessions to client need, discussion, and evaluation and review
  • Script writing and adapting – utilizing client interests and scripts as prompts
  • Authoritarian and permissive induction
  • Confidence Boost Technique, Social Shyness Technique, and Glove Anaesthesia
  • Using body language to deepen rapport
  • Guiding not leading
  • Disassociation and Goal Attainment Techniques
  • Anchors, triggers, and post hypnotic suggestion
  • Preparing consultation sheet for case studies

Module Five

  • The SWISH Technique, and reframing
  • Left brain/right brain responses
  • Importance of seating position in client sessions
  • Parts / Ego States therapy
  • Secondary gain and resistance
  • Mid-course assessment

Module Six

  • Brain pattern matching – why clients repeat responses and behaviours
  • VAK – Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic (see, hear, feel)
  • Submodalities of VAK – listening to client language patterns
  • Polar responses – how to adapt
  • Identifying False Memory Syndrome, and uncovering Screen Memories
  • Repression – how to release
  • Analyitical Hypnotherapy methods review
  • Suggestion Therapy: Fear of Dentist Technique, Fear of Flying Technique, Performance Enhancement Technique
  • Self Hypnosis Technique
  • Client Centred Therapy
  • Client experiences during hypnosis: Time distortion and body distortion

Module Seven

  • The stress response and its affect on the body
  • Timeline Therapy
  • Age regression and Pin Point Analysis
  • Analysis – regression to cause and free association
  • Memory Box Technique, Keys and Doors Technique, Tell Me a Story Technique, Pack of Cards Technique, Blackboard Technique, and Pause Button Technique
  • Working with children – Code of Conduct

Module Eight

  • Psychosis and neurosis
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Prolonged stress response and depression
  • Working with phobias and fears
  • The Rewind Technique, Three Boxes Technique, Quit Smoking Technique, and Art Gallery Technique

Module Nine

  • Submission of case studies
  • Health and Safety
  • GP referral – how, when, and why
  • Working with IBS clients, and Vagus Nerve connection in IBS
  • Psychosomatic and Psychogenic client presentation
  • Relaxed Childbirth Technique, Weight Management Technique, Pain Management Technique, and Restful Sleep Technique

Module Ten

  • Consolidation of learning
  • Questions and discussion to reinforce skill set
  • Setting up in practice – legal and practical requirements
  • Supervision
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Final practical assessment and feedback

Accredited Course Material Author: Lynda Roberts – Cert Ed, SQHP (GHR), CNHC, Accredited Hypnotherapist