Advanced Studies Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, Applied Psychotherapy & Neuro Linguistic Programming

The Advanced Studies Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, Applied Psychotherapy and Neuro-linguistic Programming is a double diploma

Students complete the Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Applied Psychotherapy and continue to study Neuro-linguistic Programming. Once the course is completed the graduate is issued with an Advanced Studies Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, Applied Psychotherapy and Neuro-linguistic Programming.

Overview of the Advanced Studies Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, Applied Psychotherapy and Neuro-linguistic Programming.

The Advanced Studies Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, Applied Psychotherapy and NLP course is:

  • A student-centred approach to teaching.
  • Support and interactive contact with tutors, lectures, and assessors.
  • Dynamic face-to-face learning.
  • No more than 12 students in each classroom.
  • Real life case studies and real-life experience.
  • Easy to read course material.
  • No exams, only answering questions and written assignments.
  • Focus on practical experience
  • NLP component face-to-face via webinar
  • Approved and Recognised
  • Payment plans available
  • Graduate support program
  • Supervision program after graduation.

 Course delivery (each unit is not limited to the subject matter below)

Unit 1. Understanding different theories of hypnosis

  • History of Hypnosis
  • Individualist theories
  • Traditional theories
  • The working mind
  • A conscious, subconscious, pre-conscious and critical function
  • Real life case studies
  • Brain waves states
  • Elements of trance
  • Common trance behaviours
  • Hypnosis vs meditation
  • Common hypnosis phenomena
  • Learning about association memberships 

Unit 2. Understanding the hypnotic experience

  • The science of hypnosis
  • Introduction to the changes in the brain while in a trance
  • Adding to the hypnotic experience
  • Mind and Body association
  • Changes to memory
  • Voice and tone
  • Hypnotic setting
  • A confident hypnotherapist
  • Knowledge of approaches
  • Responses to hypnotic phenomena
  • Abreaction
  • Setting up a clinical hypnotherapy session
  • Forms and questionnaires to use for your practice 

Unit 3. Working within a hypnotherapy framework

  • The first session
  • Follow-up sessions
  • Pre-talk
  • Interview
  • Gathering client information to use in clinical hypnosis
  • Understanding what the client REALLY means
  • Skills and techniques for therapeutic use
  • Suggestibility testing
  • Various inductions
  • Various Convincers
  • Various Deepeners
  • Suggestions
  • Types of suggestions
  • How to deliver suggestions
  • Use of hypnotic language
  • Post-hypnotic suggestions
  • Anchors
  • Emerging from trance
  • Post-session

Unit 4. Hypnotherapy script work, patter and script writing

  • Therapeutic metaphors, stories and hidden meanings
  • Skills and techniques of script writing
  • Working with:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Phobia
  • Pain
  • Self-esteem
  • Stop smoking
  • Weight loss
  • Children
  • Addictions
  • Insomnia
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Performance in sport and work
  • Do and don’t if/when working with mental illness
  • Forgiveness work

Unit 5. Age regression, progression and future work

  • Case studies
  • Identifying age regression
  • Approaches to age regression and progression
  • Body Talk
  • Inner adult and inner child healing

 Unit 6. Introduction to Disruptive Behavioural Technique – developed by Glynis Bretherton. Only available at HTCA.

  • Understanding patterns of behaviour
  • Therapeutic skills and techniques to disrupt negative patterns of behaviour
  • Secondary gain behaviours
  • Eliciting information to gain insight to negative behaviours
  • Analytical clients and Non-analytical clients
  • Distractor theory
  • Why we do what we do! 

Unit 7. Counselling, self-development, self-care and supervision

  • Reflective and review upon your practices and skills as a clinical hypnotherapist
  • Learn to evaluate your style of therapy
  • Self-appreciation, self-respect and appreciation of others
  • Seeking advice and supervision
  • 7 steps to set specific goals for self-development
  • 30 practices for a better therapist
  • Learn to access your strengths and need for improvement
  • Working within a supervisor and supervisee relationship
  • Learn industry standards and requirements

Unit 8. Legal and ethical responsibilities

  • Ethical practices
  • Duty of care
  • Confidentiality
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Basic human rights
  • Client and therapist safely
  • Risk prevention
  • Domestic violence
  • Suicide risk
  • Children at risk

Unit 9.  Hypnotherapy counselling framework

  • Active listening skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Questioning techniques
  • Using a scale
  • Utilising client strengths and resources
  • Reflection of feelings
  • Gathering of more information
  • Listening to the client story and eliciting information to develop suggestions
  • Identify ‘at risk’ clients
  • Identify situations for further referral
  • Methods of referring
  • Developing and building client and therapist relationship
  • Steps in solid and positive counselling
  • 7 steps to close a session
  • Integration of various counselling modalities with hypnosis.

Unit 10 and 11 Practical experience in class (not limited to these topics)

Learn to integrate hypnosis with psychotherapy. This list is not limited to:

Practicing delivery of hypnotherapy

  • Clinical practice best practice
  • Covering issues:
  • Children
  • Anxiety/fear
  • Stress
  • Bed Wetting
  • Pain Management
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Alcohol, gambling, drugs
  • Stop smoking
  • weight loss/ food addiction
  • Age regression
  • Depression
  • What mental illness NOT to work with
  • Inner child and adult technique
  • Forgiveness work
  • Practicing using hypnosis in class.
  • Using correct voice, pacing, tone, language
  • How to create unique suggestions for each unique client
  • Real life case studies

Unit 12 What is NLP?

  • Understanding NLP
  • NLP perspectives
  • Six basic principles of NLP

Unit 13 Presuppositions

  • NLP Communication Model
  • 13 Key presuppositions
  • Ecology
  • Conscious and Unconscious mind NLP model
  • Questionnaires to use with clients

Unit 14 Outcomes

  • Overcomes
  • Essential questions
  • Forming outcomes
  • Aspects of outcomes
  • Structuring outcomes
  • Resources
  • SMART outcomes
  • HUGGS
  • Beliefs
  • Obstacles and objections
  • Affirmations

Questionnaires to use

Unit 15 Building Relationships

  • Building relationships
  • Building rapport
  • Trust
  • Six main elements
  • Pacing and leading
  • Mismatching

Unit 15 Representational systems

  • The 5 senses
  • Pay attention
  • Our senses shape our world
  • Accessing Cues
  • Eye movements
  • Power of imagery
  • Building awareness
  • VAKOG = visual +auditory + kinesthetic + olfactory + gustatory
  • Lead representational systems
  • Multi-representational systems
  • Predicates
  • Future pacing

Unit 15 Language and NLP

  • Words and experiences
  • Generalizing
  • Distortions
  • Deep and surface structure
  • Asking questions
  • Abstraction
  • Milton model
  • Hypnotic language
  • Language patterns
  • Metal model
  • Pay attention

Unit 16 Strategies 

  • Three pillars of a strategy
  • Making use of strategies
  • TOTE
  • Recording strategies
  • Reformulating strategies
  • Creative thinking

Unit 17 States 

  • NLP and emotions
  • Associations and dissociations
  • Anchors
  • How to break states
  • Resources
  • Change to personal history
  • Feelings about feelings

Unit 18 NLP and the mind

  • Sub modalities
  • Language and submodalities
  • Elements of thoughts

Unit 19 Phobias and unwanted habits

  • Swish technique
  • Separating feelings from pictures
  • Learn from experience
  • Overcome phobias
  • Fast phobia process
  • Script

Unit 20 The concept of time – the time line

  • Relating to a time line
  • Making it real
  • Limiting decisions
  • New behavior generator
  • Line interventions

Unit 21 NLP reframing metaphors

  • Framing and reframing
  • Meaning of framing
  • Context of reframing
  • Other framing techniques
  • Metaphors and hidden meanings
  • Telling stories for change
  • Reframing metaphors
  • Belief

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