Diploma Training in Hypnotherapy, train to become a professional hypnotherapist
Welcome and thank you for choosing to train with The World Federation of Hypnotherapists to achieve your Diploma in Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is such an exciting profession that brings as many challenges as it does rewards to those who practise.
Hypnosis and its therapeutic applications can be a powerful tool to help bring about change and personal growth, not just for clients, but also for you as a potential therapist. Hypnotherapy ideally should be a tool for generative change—meaning those who seek hypnotherapy can learn skills and self-help techniques that continue to help them change and grow as necessary beyond the consulting room long after the therapeutic relationship has ended.
This course will teach you the skills necessary to help clients (and yourself) to change the things they want to change, and also to teach clients a new life skill of self awareness, resourcefulness, and adaptability. I like to adopt a simple presupposition about clients who seek help: ‘You already have all the resources you need within you, or you can create them’. As a therapist, I feel that our job is to help guide a person to those resources, to assess their efficacy, and where necessary help them create new ones and integrate them into their life to bring about the changes they want. This course will teach you how to work with people in such a way, using an integrative approach. There are many fears and misunderstandings about the use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and these myths are totally undeserved. Hypnotherapy is an amazingly effective treatment method for a vast number of difficulties, both psychological and physical. It is not unusual for somebody to experience relief within only two or three sessions from a problem that may have persisted for years and may have been unresponsive to other treatments. When used in a complementary context to assist with healing after surgery or for pain control the results can be incredible. There is nothing magical about hypnosis, it is not in any way dangerous (you cannot get ‘stuck’, lose your mind, or be ‘possessed’ in any way) and the therapeutic application of it—hypnotherapy—has no harmful side effects. And you don’t have to have some special ‘gift’ to be able to use it, because almost anybody can learn it. This means that you could soon be helping others to overcome their emotional and psychological difficulties and helping them to find a life that they had never thought possible.
This course will give you a thorough grounding in everything you need to know to start up and run a successful hypnotherapy practise. The course approach is integrative, incorporating cognitive, analytical, direct and indirect models of hypnotherapy with elements of NLP and counselling. World Federation of Hypnotherapists.
Why train with the WFH?
The World Federation of Hypnotherapists has been training students since 1981. We are a long established professional organisation, managed on a not-for-profit basis, by a democratically selected committee of professional hypnotherapists. The Committee comprises of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. The Sub-Committee consists of Publicity Officer and Social Secretary, so you can be assured that when you train with us you are supported by a team of professionals, and not merely one or two individuals operating for profit.
This professional practitioner course is comprehensive enough for you to be able to go successfully and competently into private practice as soon as you are qualified, safe in the knowledge that you have the lifetime support of The World Federation of Hypnotherapists.
Hypnotherapist Course Trainers
Wendy and David Lowe MWFH MBATh MSHA
After successfully achieving a high standard in these requirements, you will be awarded a Diploma in Hypnotherapy – Dip. Hyp, with entitlement to use these letters after your name on stationery and advertisements. You will also be automatically enrolled as a member of The World Federation of Hypnotherapists, with the entitlement to use the additional designations: MWFH, MSHA (Member of the World Federation of Hypnotherapists; Member of the Society of Hypno-Analysts)
Due to the obvious element of hypnotic techniques to be used, we cannot accept onto the course, anyone who has been diagnosed with any mental illness, clinical depression, or anyone with epilepsy. While the benefit of having previous, related training and education is appreciated, no prior knowledge of hypnotherapy, counselling, or psychotherapy is assumed. The most important factors for admission to the course are: enthusiasm, commitment, and a professional outlook. And applicants must show evidence of their ability and willingness to keep up with the more academic side of the course; home-study, reading set texts, and writing up case-studies. Trainees will need to be of sufficient emotional maturity to be able to cope with issues discussed on the course. Although we have set no strict age parameters, a certain amount of life experience should be demonstrated. Applicants will be expected to give the full name and addresses of two people—not members of your family—who can give a personal, educational, or work related reference to support your application.
To receive an application form please email David at email@example.com
Next Hypnotherapist Diploma Training Course Dates
Our next series of weekend workshops have dates as follows, all held in Nottinghamshire UK, (NG17 7HY).
If you wish to be considered for joining after the workshops have already started then do contact us to discuss the situation. We may be able to offer a late starter catch-up program.
Class of 2017 will start in the autumn with agreed dates.
Class of 2016: Sian, Buddhika, Jenny, Julie and Tracey
Hypnotherapist Training Diploma Course Content
This Hypnotherapy course complies with the World Federation of Hypnotherapists’ standards and exceeds the Hypnotherapy Regulatory Forum requirements (www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com/hypnotherapy-training-standards). It will be necessary to do home study. Resources will be provided and suggested.
It consists of the modules below and at least 120 hours of guided practice (weekend workshops normally once a month plus week long workshops are available for a speedier qualification). The cost of each module is £200 and includes a weekend workshop. You may pay by module or receive a discount for paying the full course fee after module 1.
After completion of each workshop module and the requested homework the final exam must also be completed. This final exam is to be completed as home study over a period of one month.
º Understanding hypnosis and the nature of the mind.
º The uses of hypnotherapy and self hypnosis
º Understanding how and why this works
º Progressive relaxation
º Use of language to deepen the hypnotic state and make positive suggestions
º Contra-indications and signs of hypnosis
º Preparing the client, including building rapport
º Role and standards of the hypnotherapist
º Types of client and appropriate hypnotic inductions
º Meta Model, Milton model and use of language
º Ego strengthening
º The science of the mind
º Psychological theories
º The autonomous nervous system
º Childhood trauma and behaviour
º Regression techniques
º Hidden gain
º Past Life Regression
º False memories
º Parts Therapy
º Inner Child Therapy
º Aversion Therapy
º Working with children
º Lack of confidence
º Anxiety and stress
º Anger Issues
º Weight issues
º More specialist treatments
º Skin problems
º Sports performance
º Pain management
Module 8 (free module)
º Client management
º Counselling skills
º Therapy relationship