General outline of each module

Here you will find the basic outline of each training module. There is more information in the downloadable Prospectus, which will help you decide whether this is the right course for you.

Module One

  • Course introduction, structure and accreditation
  • Case study requirements and Evidenced Practice session requirements
  • Course outcomes – conditions you will be able to work with
  • A history of hypnosis and the key people involved
  • Milton Erickson – using Ericksonian techniques with elements of NLP
  • The Professional Hypnotherapist – presentation and behaviour
  • Confidentiality and Ethics, and legal requirements for record keeping
  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Registration with GHR and CNHC
  • Hypnotherapy as part of an holistic approach to client wellbeing
  • Agreed treatment plan including fees and methods of payment
  • Client consultation – taking a detailed history
  • Client presentation – understanding body language
  • Client need and expectation – plausible, possible and valid Informed Consent and Implied Consent
  • Rapport building, mirroring and matching, and clean language
  • Listening skills, questioning skills
  • Conscious and subconscious processes
  • Use of suggestibility tests, visible signs of trance, and trance depth
  • Inductions and deepeners – an overview of methods, and safe trance termination


Module Two

  • Working within framework of expertise
  • Identifying contra-indications
  • Selecting suitable methodology to suit client need
  • Client participation in treatment plan
  • Empowering the client during sessions
  • Lifestyle factors which can impact on treatment
  • How the subconscious mind accepts suggestions
  • Bypassing conscious awareness
  • Ideomotor response
  • Creating a safe place, and Control Room Technique
  • Induction – Progressive Relaxation Technique
  • Transference and Counter-transference
  • Dealing with abreaction


Module Three

  • The role of the hypnotherapist as a healthcare provider
  • Working with other healthcare agencies
  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathology overview
  • The mind-body connection
  • Identifying client core belief, and recognising incongruence
  • Determining client eye accessing cues
  • Use of The 3 Yes Set and Truisms to build rapport
  • Use of metaphor to communicate with subconscious of the client
  • Importance of dreams in relation to the stress response
  • The use of deepeners with rationale
  • Deepeners: 10 Steps Down, Moving Through the Layers of Consciousness, Magic Garden


Module Four

  • Using Ericksonian indirect suggestion
  • Identifying Personality Types, and questionnaire for identification
  • Selecting style of working
  • Use of Conversational Hypnosis
  • Structuring sessions to client need, discussion, and evaluation and review
  • Script writing and adapting – utilizing client interests and scripts as prompts
  • Authoritarian and permissive induction
  • Confidence Boost Technique, Social Shyness Technique, and Glove Anaesthesia
  • Using body language to deepen rapport
  • Guiding not leading
  • Disassociation and Goal Attainment Techniques
  • Anchors, triggers, and post hypnotic suggestion
  • Preparing consultation sheet for case studies


Module Five

  • The SWISH Technique and reframing
  • Left brain/right brain responses
  • Importance of seating position in client sessions
  • Parts / Ego States therapy
  • Secondary gain and resistance
  • Mid-course assessment


Module Six

  • Brain pattern matching – why clients repeat responses and behaviours
  • VAK – Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic (see, hear, feel)
  • Sub modalities of VAK – listening to client language patterns
  • Polar responses – how to adapt
  • Identifying False Memory Syndrome, and uncovering Screen Memories
  • Repression – how to release
  • Analytical Hypnotherapy methods review
  • Suggestion Therapy: Fear of Dentist Technique, Fear of Flying Technique, Performance Enhancement Technique
  • Self-Hypnosis Technique
  • Client Centred Therapy
  • Client experiences during hypnosis: Time distortion and body distortion


Module Seven

  • The stress response and its effect on the body
  • Timeline Therapy
  • Age regression and Pin Point Analysis
  • Analysis – regression to cause and free association
  • Memory Box Technique, Keys and Doors Technique, Tell Me a Story Technique, Pack of Cards Technique, Blackboard Technique, and Pause Button Technique
  • Working with children – Code of Conduct


Module Eight

  • Psychosis and neurosis
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Prolonged stress response and depression
  • Working with phobias and fears
  • The Rewind Technique, Three Boxes Technique, Quit Smoking Technique, and Art Gallery Technique


Module Nine

  • Submission of case studies
  • Health and Safety
  • GP referral – how, when, and why
  • Working with IBS clients, and Vagus Nerve connection in IBS
  • Psychosomatic and Psychogenic client presentation
  • Relaxed Childbirth Technique, Weight Management Technique, Pain Management Technique, and Restful Sleep Technique


Module Ten

  • Consolidation of learning
  • Questions and discussion to reinforce skill set
  • Setting up in practice – legal and practical requirements
  • Supervision
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Final practical assessment and feedback
  • Accredited Course Material Author: Lynda Roberts – Cert Ed, SQHP (GHR), CNHC, Accredited Hypnotherapist


GHSC Accredited course materials supplied by course Author Lynda Roberts Cert Ed. SQHP (GHR). CNHC.  Essex Hypnotherapy Training.