Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis - Practitioner Level

Our  Practitioners Diploma here at Evolve is an all-encompassing Hypnotherapy course which will enable you to confidently start up your own practice or add it to an existing business or profession.

 

  1. You will learn the basic principles, tools and techniques for effect hypnotherapy

  2. how to apply treatments safely and ethically providing a safe environment for therapy

  3. learn the importance of evaluating and reviewing client progress as well as own clinical practice

Course Syllabus

FOUNDATION UNIT

 

  • Accreditation

  • Evolve ethos

  • The law & hypnosis

  • History of hypnosis

  • History - NLP

  • Main laws of hypnosis

  • The science of hypnosis

  • The conscious, subconscious & unconscious

  • Myths & misconceptions of hypnosis

  • The difference between emotions & feelings

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

  • Presuppositions

  • VAKOG system

  • Rapport

  • Brainwaves

  • The sleep cycle

UNIT ONE - CREATING THE STATE OF HYPNOSIS

 

  • Inductions - VAK, rapid, fast

  • Suggestibility tests

  • Deepeners

  • Catalepsy

  • Yes set

  • ABSU - Absorb - Bypass - Stimulate - Utilise

  • Visualisation

  • Guided imagery

  • IMR

  • Arm levitation

UNIT TWO – LANGUAGE

 

  • Labelling

  • Taboo words

  • Suggestions

  • Direct & indirect suggestions

  • Post hypnotic suggestions

  • Embedded suggestions

  • Contingent suggestions

  • Nationalisation

  • Predicates

  • Secondary gains

  • Consultations

  • Structuring therapy

  • Selling the benefits

UNIT FOUR - TECHNIQUES

 

  • Aversion therapy

  • Spinning

  • Swishing

  • Re- framing

  • Metaphor

  • Fears

  • Phobias

  • Treatment for fears & phobias

  • Anchors

UNIT THREE - NEUROSCIENCE

 

  • Basic neuroscience

  • The limbic system

  • Creating state control

  • The 3 brain theory

  • Working in the now

  • Auto suggestion

  • Working with auto suggestion

  • Self-hypnosis

UNIT FIVE - SETTING UP IN PRACTICE

 

  • Professional registration

  • GI-ISC code of ethics & requirements

  • Client clinical administration & record keeping

  • Professional presentation

  • Personal & professional records

  • Supervision & CPD

  • Legal responsibilities

  • Dealing with complaints

  • Acquiring a DBS

  • Marketing yourself as a professional hypnotherapist

UNIT SIX - MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING

 

  • Common issues

  • Definitions of mental health issues

  • Stress, anxiety & depression

  • Types of stress stress

  • Response - fight, flight

  • Physiological signs & symptoms

  • Hypnotherapy for stress management

  • Anxiety

  • Signs & symptoms

  • Hypnotherapy for depression

  • Considerations for working with your client

  • Duty of care

  • Confidentiality

UNIT SEVEN - REGRESSION

 

  • False memory syndrome

  • Leading & guiding

  • Timeline regression

  • Watkins bridge or affect bridge

  • Abreaction

  • Dealing with an abreaction

  • Age progression - pseudo orientation in time

  • Future pacing

  • Facilitation of past life regression

  • Spontaneous past life regression

UNIT EIGHT - PAIN MANAGEMENT

 

  • Types of pain

  • Ethics & pain management

  • Use of hypnotherapy in the treatment of pain

  • Control room

  • Inner pharmacy

  • Arm levitation

  • Glove anaesthesia

  • Sub modalities

  • Noesitherapy

UNIT NINE - WORKSHOPS

 

  • IBS defined

  • Signs & symptoms

  • Nice guidelines

  • IBS & stress

  • Hypnotherapy for the treatment of IBS

  • Weight control

  • Identifying the relationship with food

  • Types of over eaters

  • Hypnotherapy for weight control

  • Smoking cessation

UNIT TEN - SAFEGUARDING

 

  • Who are we safeguarding & why?

  • Working with vulnerable adults

  • Identifying a vulnerable adult

  • What to do if… Reporting concerns

  • Hypnotherapy & working with vulnerable adults

  • Consent - Do’s & Don’ts

  • Safeguarding children

  • Recognising child abuse

  • What to do if… Reporting a concern

  • Working with children

  • Consent - Do’s & Don’ts

  • Having a safeguarding policy

  • Safeguarding yourself as a therapist

  • Practice & ethics

  • The therapy environment

  • Client assessment of appropriateness for therapy

  • Risk assessments

  • Good practice

  • What to do if - Scenarios

Our Advanced Practitioner course will be open to all practising Hypnotherapists wishing to advance their techniques and knowledge beyond practitioner level.

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