Video duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
Manual size: 57 pages
Learning self-hypnosis helps you gain greater control over your life! Presented by Dr Kate Beaven-Marks, this self-hypnosis training course is great for anyone who has an interest in self-help or personal development and using self-hypnosis and hypnotherapy techniques to achieve effective personal change. You may choose to participate in this training course for many different reasons. It could be that you have a habit you would like to change (or create). Perhaps you wish to get insight into why you are doing (or not doing) something. It may even be that you have a real interest in personal or professional self-development and are looking at what will help you become the best you that you can be.
As well as using self-hypnosis for self-help, this course also offers a valuable resource for therapy practitioners, talking therapists and hypnotherapists who wish to develop their personal or professional knowledge of self-hypnosis and how it can enhance the effectiveness of their work whilst helping their clients gain more from therapy.
So, assuming you’re looking to learn self-hypnosis for yourself, you may have a particular self-hypnosis goal already in mind, or perhaps you don’t. But even if you’re not yet sure what you’re going to use self-hypnosis for, you can still benefit, because engaging in self-hypnosis gives you the opportunity to relax and unwind, without having to invest too much of your precious resources (time and money) doing so (it’s much more affordable than going to the spa every day). Simply being in the state of self-hypnosis can be remarkably restorative, even if performed with no particular focus or goal. Then, when you’re ready to use self-hypnosis to help you achieve a specific goal, that’s where things really get interesting…
You can use the self-hypnosis techniques presented in this training course for a huge range of applications, such as addressing anxiety, working on pain reduction, or perhaps increasing your ability to focus and concentrate. You can work on weight, smoking, nail-biting, you might even wish to boost your confidence and self-esteem, or become more productive. Whatever you’re looking to achieve, self-hypnosis is a great tool that will help you to reach your personal-development goals.
In this self-hypnosis training course, you will learn how to use specific language and communication approaches in order to most effectively communicate with your subconscious mind, making it much easier to reach your goals. You will find out how you can apply personal strategies to help you move beyond just problem-solving, into solution-focused achievement, supported by evidence-based principles and approaches. By the end of this training experience, you will have developed an understanding of how, when and why you can use self-hypnosis, together with a range of practical skills, giving you a ‘ready-to-use’ self-hypnosis toolbox for personal change and development.
You might have already tried using different personal-development approaches, such as affirmations, mindfulness, self-suggestion, or employing a positive mental attitude; yet found that a particular habit or belief isn’t easy to change (as much as you want it to). It’s true that your critical conscious mind can resist change. However, in self-hypnosis, you are able to bypass this conscious ‘gate-keeper’ that’s holding you back, giving you greater access to your subconscious mind; where deeper changes happen. This means by using self-hypnosis effectively, you are better able to work with habits and beliefs and gain greater personal insight and ongoing benefits.
This experiential self-hypnosis course gives you many opportunities to develop and practice a range of self-hypnosis skills and hypnotherapy techniques, as well as helping you gain confidence in your ability to work in a self-hypnotic state. Whether you are a complete hypnosis novice and have never used any hypnosis or self-hypnosis, or you have had some (or even a lot) of experience, you will be able to employ the techniques and approaches in this self-hypnosis training course to help you.
Having a clear understanding of how hypnosis works will enable you to develop expertise in self-hypnosis beyond what you’d get by simply repeating a technique without understanding why you’re doing it. This understanding will help you to tailor your self-hypnosis sessions to most effectively benefit you. In this section of the training course, you’ll also discover what hypnosis is and isn’t and what can and cannot happen with hypnosis (some of which may surprise you)! In addition, this section explores what you can do to prepare yourself for self-hypnosis and the fundamental differences in self-hypnosis delivery methods. Topics include:
Definitions of hypnosis
Hypnosis myths and misconceptions
Applications for self-hypnosis: how, when, where, why and for what
Cautions of hypnosis and when not to use hypnosis (contra-indications)
When to get therapy first
Preparing for self-hypnosis
The components of a self-hypnosis session
Self-to-self vs. self-hypnosis recordings
The role of the imagination in hypnosis
As well as learning the basics of hypnosis, by gaining an insight into how the mind works, you will start to understand yourself better and become better able to engage with change. This section explores the science supporting hypnosis and self-hypnosis. You will learn that the mind has ‘rules’ for operation, which will help you understand how the mind responds to suggestions, both those we receive from others and those we give ourselves (in and out of self-hypnosis). In addition, over time we can naturally develop unhelpful thinking strategies that can negatively influence our lives, so these are also covered in order to help you recognise and change them. The topics covered in this section include:
Your desire to change
Meditation and hypnosis: How they compare
The science of self-hypnosis: How it works
Laws of suggestion and rules of the mind
Milton H. Erickson, popularly referred to as the ‘father of modern hypnosis’, considered all hypnosis to be self-hypnosis, which many modern hypnotherapists also agree to be true. He thought of hypnosis as a form of communication where you are better able to concentrate your focus of attention on to your thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and memories in order to change them.
During this section of the learn self-hypnosis training course, you will learn to develop the ability to effectively use self-hypnosis. This gives you a strong foundation for your chosen applications, whether that is specific, such as breaking free from negative or unhelpful thinking patterns and developing a more positive mindset. Or whether it is more general such as lifestyle improvement. The better you are able to engage in the self-hypnosis process, the better equipped you are to effectively work with your subconscious mind to make positive, long-lasting changes happen. This section explores:
The self-hypnosis protocol
Preparing for self-hypnosis
How to ‘induce’ self-hypnosis
How to ‘deepen’ the state of self-hypnosis
The special place self-hypnosis technique
How to end the self-hypnosis process (alerting)
The rapid self-hypnosis protocol
In the hypnotic suggestions section, you will start to explore how to communicate effectively with yourself, using self-suggestion for effective personal change. Self-hypnosis can be applied to any aspect of your life, including your physical health and emotional well-being. For example, it can be used to reduce physical pain and emotional pain, heal faster, enhance sport performance, address emotional problems such as anxiety and anger and boost how you feel about yourself, including your self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. To work on these issues and goals, first you need to understand how best to talk to yourself whilst in the state of self-hypnosis. Topics in this section include:
Suggestion and hypnotic intention
Direction of hypnotic suggestions
Direct hypnotic suggestions
Indirect hypnotic suggestions
Therapeutic metaphors and stories in self-hypnosis
The store room self-hypnosis technique
Our ‘beliefs’ are firmly held opinions or perspectives that may help or hinder us as we go through life. Some beliefs have little impact on our lives and can be easy to change. Such as thinking a certain food is horrible and then actually tasting it and finding that in fact it is rather pleasant. Other beliefs can be more significant, challenging, destructive and even toxic. They can be judgemental (about ourselves or others), can result in strong emotions (such as anxiety, anger, guilt or shame), or lead to unhelpful behaviours (such as avoidance or conflict). Using self-hypnosis to work on unhelpful beliefs can lead to positive new perspectives and behaviours. This enables to you get your mind working for you, rather than against you, helping you become better able to engage in beneficial self-care and self-mastery. This section of the self-hypnosis training course includes:
Attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and habits
The events room self-hypnosis technique
The book of change self-hypnosis technique
Strengthening your personal resources helps boost and build upon your existing mental assets. It is like building psychological wealth. This investment in your internal reserves helps develop mental toughness and resilience, enabling you to become more able to cope with change, boosting your work/life performance, gaining greater work/life satisfaction and generally becoming more optimistic, with a positive ‘can do’ mindset. There are a number of powerful self-hypnosis techniques that you can use to strengthen your own personal resources, such as:
Ego strengthening in self-hypnosis
The anchoring self-hypnosis technique
The enhancement self-hypnosis technique
It’s important that you have a clear direction for where you want to go, and knowing how you want to get there can help focus your efforts in order to make permanent positive changes happen whilst using self-hypnosis. Goal setting is a tool that’s regularly employed by high achievers in all fields of life, and setting goals gives you both short-term motivation and long-term vision. The time spent formulating effective self-hypnosis goals can reap rewards in terms of organising yourself and optimising your time and resources, avoiding you getting side-tracked with distractions and keeping you heading in the right direction. Topics explored in this section of the self-hypnosis course are:
Goal setting for self-hypnosis
The ‘SMARTER IS BEST’ goal setting method
How to establish ‘value-driven goals’ for added effectiveness
Developing and applying the skill of mental rehearsal within your self-hypnosis sessions gives you a simple yet effective tool that will greatly enhance your personal development and reinforce any change work that you do within self-hypnosis. Using your powerful imagination to mentally engage and practice a behaviour or response can help improve your performance and effectively prepare you for real life. Just as we know that ‘practice makes perfect’, practice in self-hypnosis does the same! As well using mental rehearsal approaches to practice a specific response, you can also use these skills to help you explore different options until you find a way that is just right for you. Mental rehearsal, when used alongside self-hypnosis, truly is powerful and effective. In this section, you will learn:
Mental rehearsal and future pacing in self-hypnosis
The movie of change self-hypnosis technique
Sometimes you might want something in your life to be different, yet you might not have a clear understanding of what that difference would/should be. Or, you might want to get a sense of ‘why’ you do (or don’t do) something. Now, although you may not yet be consciously aware of the reasons for your thoughts and behaviour, hypnotic insight techniques can help you to become aware. Gaining a deeper knowledge of yourself and why you do what you do can help you target the focus for your self-hypnosis sessions moving forwards, ensuring your personal development and change process is as specific and effective as possible. Topics included in this section are:
The conscious and the subconscious mind
Questioning the subconscious mind in self-hypnosis
The speaking with your inner advisor self-hypnosis technique
When you buy this self-hypnosis training course, you will receive a detailed training video (over 2.5 hours) together with a 57 page PDF course manual offering comprehensive notes about all of the self-hypnosis techniques and approaches featured in the video. This means that you can watch each section of the video as often as you need, supported by the informative manual to grasp a full working appreciation of the broader and finer points of each self-hypnosis technique. To further enhance your proficiency, you will also be able to engage in several experiential self-hypnosis opportunities throughout the training course (where Kate will hypnotise you), to personally develop familiarity with these techniques, and to enhance your own self-hypnosis abilities.
As with any other skill, the more you practice, the more adept you will become at going into and out of self-hypnosis and working effectively in the self-hypnosis state. You know you better than anyone else ever will, so when you apply the techniques and approaches that you’ll learn in this self-hypnosis training course to your own self-hypnosis sessions, you will find that you can make changes happen in the most beneficial way for you. So, learn self-hypnosis now, and use it to help create the life that you want to live.
Upon purchase of this course you will be given the option to download a CPD certificate*. This certificate will reflect the number of hours of video training provided in this course. You will be able to download your CPD certificate from the course page via your member dashboard.
Though there is no mandatory requirement for you to evidence your understanding of the course material in order to receive your CPD certificate, we strongly encourage you to practice all of the techniques that you learn during this online training course, in order to get the full benefits from it.
*All short courses have CPD certificates. The Advanced Hypnotherapy course (coming soon) offers an Advanced Diploma which is available on successful completion of that course.
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