If you are thinking about becoming a hypnotherapist, whether full-time, part-time as a second income, or even just as a rewarding hobby, you are in the right place! Our sister-company, HypnoTC, offers live, face-to-face hypnotherapy training that is second to none! The hypnotherapy diploma & international NGH hypnotherapy certificate course covers everything that you need to know in order to become a hypnotherapist. Whether you have a little knowledge, or even if you know nothing about hypnotherapy at all, this course will provide you with all that you need to begin seeing clients and working as a professional hypnotherapist. This is one of the most comprehensive and practical hypnotherapy courses available in the UK today.
When you complete training with HypnoTC, you develop skills in understanding how to remedy various issues and how best to affect positive change in challenging situations with a variety of different clients. You learn how to manage a hypnotherapy practice, how to market your business effectively and also to improve your general communication skills. These skills are particularly useful if your intended occupation is within the healthcare industry, but also provides a very advantageous foundation if you intend to progress onto further studies.
If you’ve already checked out the course details below and you’re ready to apply for a place, simply click the button below to fill out a course application form. Otherwise, for full course information including course syllabus, course fees and upcoming dates, continue scrolling down and you can find full application instructions at the bottom of the page.
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The HypnoTC Hypnotherapy Diploma & NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate course is a comprehensive hypnotherapy qualification that blends theory and practical applications, to give students a sound foundation of knowledge and practical experience on which to build their skills whilst practicing in a professional capacity.
You will learn all about hypnosis; how to hypnotise, “deepen” the state of hypnosis and wake people up. Throughout the course we cover a diverse range of effective hypnotherapy techniques and theories, including: Analytical, cognitive, behavioural, Ericksonian, metaphorical and regressive approaches. The aim is for you to be a confident, competent hypnotherapist upon graduation.
This internationally recognised course has supplementary material to reflect the requirements of the UK Hypnotherapy National Occupational Standards and Core Curriculum.
Duration: 130 Hours (20 Days) Classroom Training over 9-10 months
Duration Note: Actual course duration = 160 Hours (including breaks)
Location: London (Embankment)
Qualifications: ‘Hypnotherapy Diploma’ & internationally recognised ‘Hypnotherapy Certificate’ (optional)
Diploma Qualification details: Diploma is awarded by HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company
Certificate Qualification details: Certificate is awarded by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)
The HypnoTC Hypnotherapy Diploma & NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate course has been externally assessed and accredited at Practitioner Level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK), to ‘Accredited Practitioner Diploma’ level with the British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) and has been further accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
Teaching is provided in a supportive classroom environment. Each tuition day will include theoretical lectures, presentations and discussions, together with practical demonstrations, group activities and practice of techniques taught. The course notes will be supplemented by additional online materials, according to the topics being covered. You can expect 20 full days (9am-5pm) in the classroom, training days will be grouped into 10 separate training weekends over a duration of 10 months.
In addition to ‘class’ time, students are also required to complete directed and self-directed home study and homework assignments. Students are also advised to practice self-hypnosis daily and keep a reflective journal and coursework portfolio. Although personal study time varies from student to student, you should allow between 8 to 10 hours each week for homework completion. Homework is mandatory, and must be completed in order to receive your qualification / certification.
Total tuition and study hours (including classroom training and all homework assignments) are expected to be in the region of 450 hours. The UK Core Curriculum indicates that classroom (face-to-face) training must meet / exceed 120 hours and home-study must meet / exceed 330 hours, meaning 450 total learning hours as a minimum. Excluding breaks, the HypnoTC classroom training is 130 hours (160 hours including breaks).
In addition to the extensive student handouts and classroom training, during the course you will also have access to a large number of online training videos that are specifically designed to work alongside the course notes and topics covered in class.
These videos cover a diverse range of topics and contain both theory lectures and practical demonstrations of hypnotic techniques and therapeutic approaches, and are an invaluable resource for use throughout the duration of the course.
Addressing myths and misconceptions
Assessing delivery style (permissive, authoritarian, VAKOG)
Case History, client intake and consultation
Contra-indications and cautions
Engaging and empowering the client
Goal setting, management (and the GIFT technique)
Positioning and posture
Pre-talk (the introduction to hypnosis)
Rapport (influencing factors, development and maintenance)
Scaling (general, diagnostic, regression, SUD, VOC)
Symptom management hierarchy
Treatment planning and phases
Awakening and re-alerting
Deepening (permissive, authoritarian, rapid, fractionation, physical, tactile, trigger)
Inductions (authoritarian, permissive, rapid, progressive, eye fixation, metaphorical, fractionation, physical, confusion, trigger, hyperempiria, Elman induction, Dr Flowers induction, use of accessories)
Testing (suggestibility, hypnotisability, compliance, depth)
Dissociation approaches (General, parts therapy, stage dissociation, fast phobia technique)
Ideomotor Response (IMR) approaches (IMR installation, IMR questioning, IMR therapy)
Inner child (models and concepts, revisiting technique, forgiveness technique)
Insight gathering (automatic writing)
Metaphorical (Wise old person)
Analgesia and anaesthesia approaches
De-conditioning (Aversion, hypnodesensitisation, positive change technique)
Ego strengthening (direct, indirect and metaphorical)
Metaphorical (Re-write technique)
Mind-body (PNI) (Control room approaches, mind-body dissociation, Eslinger Pain to Comfort technique, pain diminishing technique)
Resource building and positive states (Anchoring)
Safe place and favourite place of relaxation
Sub-modality (Influences, change process)
Suggestion use and management (direct, indirect, Ericksonian, metaphorical, truisms, questions, use of the negative)
Acceptance and Commitment therapy
Archetypes and the Persona (persona switch technique)
Core values (identification and use)
Cognitive distortions (identification and management)
Rational and Emotive Behaviour therapy (REBT)
Ericksonian hypnotherapy approaches
Ericksonian metaphors and the interspersal technique
Ericksonian language patterns
Creating metaphors for therapy (the art of story-writing and story-telling)
Healing white light
Age regression (various approaches)
Metaphorical regression approaches (Library, miscellaneous)
Past life regression
Preparing for time distortion and regression (diagnostic scale, clean language, Early learning technique)
Running self-hypnosis courses
Teaching clients self-hypnosis
Bereavement and loss
Blushing and Erythrophobia
Conception and childhood (bed-wetting, childhood anxiety disorders, pregnancy, psychogenic infertility)
Eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating)
Headaches and migraines
Paranoia, psychosis, and neurosis
Phobias and phobic disorders
Skin conditions and dermatology
Sleep disorders (parasomnias)
Smoking cessation (phased reduction, Rory Z single session approach, Ron Eslinger programme)
Speech impediments and stammering
Terminal illness and death
Trauma and PTSD
Weight management (weight loss and weight gain)
Anatomy, physiology, and psychopathology
Developing linguistic variety
Glossary of hypnotherapy and associated terms
Historical, traditional and contemporary theories of hypnosis
Locus of control
Memory, the theories of
Nature of induction and influencing factors
Neuro-linguistic programming influences
Psychological influences and key terms (Adlerian, analytical, behavioural, cognitive, eclectic, humanistic, integrative, Gestalt, psychodynamic, mechanistic, solution-focused, transpersonal)
Resistance and transference
The mind (conscious and unconscious mind, processes, and the mind-body connection)
Use of the breath
Use of voice
Audit, research and reflective practice (evaluating and reviewing treatment and therapist effectiveness)
Client management (accompanied clients, case management, therapeutic communications and professional relationships, client risk management, safeguarding, Bill of Rights, engaging and empowering the client, working with minors and vulnerable adults)
Consent, confidentiality, safeguarding and client risks (informed, implicit, explicit, competence to consent)
Engaging with research (evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence, understanding and using research, research good practice)
Ethics and codes of conduct
Group hypnosis (adapting approaches, group dynamics and roles within groups, running courses and single sessions)
Marketing and promotion (traditional, online, social media, website development)
Policies and procedures (employment, organisational, legislation)
Products (development, management, promotion)
Professional practice (development, management, scope of complementary medicine health care, record keeping, insurance, codes of conduct, professional associations and voluntary regulation; CNHC)
Session structure (planning and management)
Setting clients homework (tasking, activities and ‘contracts for action’)
Setting up and managing a new business
Therapist development (meeting the hypnotherapy core curriculum, the role of CPD, clinical supervision, sharing good practice, therapist wellbeing, study skills)
Communication skills (development e.g. explanation of hypnosis; assessment e.g. record protocol and reflect on recording; voice development e.g. voice improvement exercises)
Creating protocols and outlines to address specific goals / symptoms
Creating scripts and suggestions
Practice assessment techniques
Practicing learned techniques and evaluating outcomes and any areas for improvement
Using the HypnoTC language cards in day-to-day situations
Engaging with other resources (e.g. books / research / YouTube)
Reading and revising notes
Watching videos and using resources in the Student Learning Centre
Development of business resources (e.g. leaflets, posters business cards, information sheets, handouts, website, social media)
Development of marketing strategy
Undertaking self-hypnosis for resource and resilience building and to address any identified issues or symptoms
Using learned techniques to address own issues / goals (where appropriate)
There are a range of theory assignments, assessed throughout the duration of the course, drawing upon literature, personal research and your individual application of learned skills. There is also ongoing assessment and feedback of your practical skill development.
Homework – Each weekend you are given homework assignments to support the material covered in class that weekend. Homework is individually marked and assessed. Completion of ALL homework is mandatory in order to pass the course / receive your certification.
Case studies – There are three case study tasks that must be completed before the final weekend of the course. These incorporate both single and multiple session models.
Final Exam – On the final weekend of the course, there will be an exam that must be passed in order for you to receive your certificate / qualification.
The final exam consists of three separate parts. There will be a “written question” paper, a “case history” paper and finally a practical skills examination. You will be given your exam results at the end of the final day, prior to the awarding of certificates.
This course is certified both by HypnoTC and the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). Upon successfully passing the course, your hypnotherapy diploma will entitle you to use the letters D.Hyp after your name. In addition, the internationally recognised NGH certificate (optional) entitles you to use the letters C.H. after your name.
Here’s an example of both certificates:
Upon qualification, you will also be eligible to join a range of UK professional bodies and associations, such as the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), the British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
Membership with appropriate UK organisations (such as those mentioned above), will enable you to apply for registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the voluntary regulator for hypnotherapy in the UK – this is ideal if you’re looking to work alongside other healthcare professionals, doctors and the NHS.
No previous experience of hypnosis or hypnotherapy is required in order to join this course.
You will need a good understanding of written and spoken English and you must be medically fit to attend the course and as such, will be asked to sign a “fitness-to-practice declaration” (see below for medical contra-indications).
You must be of good character, also be aware that you may be asked to apply for a DBS/CRB check (Disclosure & Barring Service/Criminal Records Bureau), particularly if you intend to work with children or vulnerable adults.
By booking you are declaring yourself as ‘fit to practice’ (see the ‘entry requirements’ section above). If at any point you are no longer deemed (by us) fit to practice, we reserve the right to withdraw you from the course – a proportional refund may be given.
The course fee is just £2995 (all training materials & exams* included)
The fee covers: Twenty days tuition, ongoing support and guidance in between live training days, post-course email/telephone support, all training materials, all exams* and your diploma certificate.
(* see ‘Extra Costs’ tab for info on exam resit costs and NGH certification fee)
Don’t just take our word for how great this course is, take a look at these video testimonials to hear what some past graduates had to say about it:
We run 2 courses per year, one starting in February, the next starting in September. These courses often fill up months in advance (as they are limited to 18 students per course), check out the upcoming course dates below.
Location: London (Whitehall), UK
Venue: The Royal Horseguards Hotel
Duration: Sept 2021-June 2022
Weekend Dates: 11/12 Sept- 16/17 Oct – 20/21 Nov – 18/19 Dec – 15/16 Jan – 19/20 Feb – 19/20 Mar – 16/17 Apr – 14/15 May – 11/12 June
Timing: Training days run from 9am-5pm
Useful Tip: Stick the above ‘Weekend Dates’ in your diary/calendar now, to avoid “double booking” these important weekends.
A 10% discount is available for members of the armed Forces (and ex-forces).
Please let us know that you qualify for the 10% discount when you submit your application and we’ll give you the discount upon proof of eligibility.
The course application process consists of two steps, an initial application form, followed by a telephone interview. Rory and Kate (the tutors) like to know who is joining the course, and as well as ensuring this is the right course for you, the tutors like to ensure that you are right for the course. By enrolling individuals who are a ‘good fit’, HypnoTC works towards creating a positive learning environment for all students (including you).
So, when you’re ready to begin the application process, click the button below and complete our Hypnotherapy Diploma Application Form – once that’s done, we’ll contact you directly to arrange a telephone interview:
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