Hypnotherapy Course

Course Syllabus

Module 1 What is Hypnotherapy?

  • Hypnotism in the media
  • Origination of the term ‘hypnotherapy’
  • Definition of hypnotherapy
  • Uses of hypnotism
  • Evidence that hypnotherapy works
  • Professional environment

Module 2 History of Hypnotherapy

  • Hypnotherapy in Ancient Times
  • Hypnotherapy in Religious Texts
  • Franz Anton Mesmer, the Father of Hypnotherapy
  • The Nancy School of Bernheim
  • Sigmund Freud, the Father of Psychotherapy
  • Milton H. Erickson and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
  • James Esdaile and Mesmeric Analgesia
  • The Alchemical Theory of Hypnosis
  • Hypnotherapy and Modern Medicine

Module 3 Myths about Hypnotism

  • Myth 1: You will give up your free will
  • Myth 2: Hypnosis is mind control
  • Myth 3: You will get stuck in a hypnotised state
  • Myth 4: It takes a long time
  • Myth 5: Hypnosis is the same as being asleep
  • Myth 6: You will not remember what happened
  • Myth 7: Only the weak-minded can be hypnotised
  • Myth 8: The hypnotist has magical powers
  • Myth 9: Hypnosis is dangerous
  • Myth 10: Using hypnotherapy requires no training
  • Plus a few more myths you may encounter

Module 4 How does Hypnotism work?

  • Getting a client into a relaxed state
  • Light and medium trances
  • Stages of a deep trance
  • Heightened state of awareness
  • Physical changes
  • Rewiring the brain
  • Open to suggestion
  • Types of suggestion
  • Bringing it all together

Module 5 How to hypnotise your Client

  • Bringing your client to a relaxed state
  • Rapid induction
  • Progressive induction
  • Direct and indirect induction
  • Scripts
  • The use of music and other “props”
  • Tips for developing your own effective scripts
  • Bringing your client back out of the hypnotised state

Module 6 Hypnotherapy Techniques

  • Direct suggestion
  • Indirect suggestion
  • Parts theory
  • Age regression
  • Age progression

Module 7 A Typical Hypnotherapy Session

  • An introduction to a typical hypnotherapy session
  • Completing patient intake forms
  • Discussing your billing procedures with patients
  • Taking a complete medical history
  • Discussing areas of concern to the patient
  • Explaining the various treatments available
  • Determining your average session length
  • Focusing on the patient’s goals and objectives (and expectations)
  • Entering a state of hypnosis
  • Exploring the experience with the client
  • Teaching your patient the essentials of self-hypnosis

Module 8 Using Hypnosis for Physical Problems

  • Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation
  • Fight insomnia with hypnosis
  • Conquer chronic pain with hypnotherapy
  • Whittle the pounds away with weight loss hypnosis
  • Hypnotherapy for managing migraines
  • Hypnosis: making chemo treatments easier to bear
  • Anaesthesia: hypnotherapy on the operating table
  • Hypnosis + arthritis = a better quality of life
  • Hypnotherapy offers help and hope for IBS sufferers
  • The new novocaine: hypnosis at the dentists’
  • A labour of love – hypnotherapy for child birth

Module 9 Hypnotherapy for Psychological Disorders

  • Using hypnotherapy to alleviate performance anxiety
  • Hypnosis to de-stress
  • Using hypnosis to overcome phobias
  • Putting panic disorders to rest with hypnotherapy
  • Eradicating eating disorders with hypnosis
  • Treating post traumatic stress disorder with hypnotherapy
  • Defeating anxiety disorders through hypnosis
  • Dealing with depression with hypnotherapy
  • Tackling exam anxiety through hypnosis

Module 10 Setting up Your New Practice

  • A place to work
  • Administrative tools
  • Business bank account
  • Positioning your practice
  • What will you charge
  • Budgeting essentials
  • Creating a business plan
  • Getting prepared

Module 11 Launching and Promoting Your New Practice

  • Know your customer base
  • Sources of work
  • Your website
  • Networking and referrals
  • Using social media
  • Digital marketing
  • Non-digital marketing

Module 12 Finance and Legal Requirements

  • The type of business you will run
  • Keeping financial records
  • Staying legal
  • Getting paid
  • Client information and data protection