Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
There are 12 lecture weekends spanning a 12 month period. Each weekend you are introduced to new conditions, new methods of working and new skills.
This is a practical course, every technique will be demonstrated and you will have the opportunity to practice on non-clinical conditions which include, anxiety disorders, insomnia, smoking cessation, and weight management. You will also learn about pain management, depression, working with negative mindset, panic attacks and phobias, childhood anxieties and using hypnosis to assist with pregnancy and fertility issues.
Students will also work with real patients and present a case history as part of the final assessment on this course.
Who will benefit?
- Working professionals in Allied Health and the caring professions
- Medical Doctors and Specialists
- Graduates of counselling and psychology
- People who want to make a change in their lives
- HR Managers and people engaged in motivation and training
- Members of public with a strong community spirit
- People on a journey of self-discovery
- Life-long learners
Clinical Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can change your life or bring powerful insights to the way that you work.
The minimum entry requirement is a pass at Certificate level. Students should present their Certificate and a 500 word summary of their reason for progressing onto professional study in clinical hypnotherapy.
Students with other clinical hypnosis qualifications or experience should present their qualifications to the Director of the study. The LCCH operates a system of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) and prior learning and experience will be assessed on a case by case basis. The decision of the Director of Studies is final.
Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis
Regressions, dissociation techniques, hallucinations, automatic writing, hypnography; pseudo-orientation in time (hallucinated age progression), time distortion; glove anaesthesia (pain control), suggested amnesia, memory substitution; Ericksonian hypnosis, including indirect forms of suggestion, compounds, the ‘yes’ set, truisms, confusion techniques, surprise technique, interspersal technique, utilisation technique; NLP, including eye movement patterns, pacing, mirroring.
Locus of control, the behavioural and cognitive sciences, paradoxical intention, ordeal therapy, Hypno-behavioural model, ‘secondary gains’; psychodynamic approaches; hypnoanalysis metaphorical communications; lucid dreaming, regression therapy; information-gathering skills, interpretation of body language and minimal cues; creating rapport, case taking, diagnosis, counselling techniques and treatment planning.
Recognition of contra-indications, abreaction, symptom manipulation; panic disorders; psychosomatic disorders; a migraine and insomnia, bruxism, snoring, nightmares, dermatological conditions; Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); anorexia nervosa, bulimia; phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCDs); depression; dystonias; psycho-sexual problems including impotence, premature ejaculation, frigidity, vaginismus and psychogenic infertility; neurotic conditions including anxiety and stress; somatic problems including relief from pain in a variety of conditions including both minor and dental surgery, and during childbirth; hypnodontics; breaking of unwanted habits including smoking and abuse of food; nail-biting, stuttering, blushing, nocturnal enuresis and learning difficulties; childhood anxiety disorders; performance anxiety including public speaking, examination nerves and ego strengthening; improved sporting performance; also, treatment and relief of many other somatic and psychological symptoms for which hypnotherapy is indicated as a practical treatment.