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Hypnotherapy Diploma Level 2

Course Outline

Level 2 provides a natural progression of study for those who have completed Level 1. The Practitioner diploma provides an in depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of clinical hypnosis. Level 2 serves as a minimum level of competence to commence clinical practice.

The syllabus covers many areas including the basic etiology and pathology of organic and psychosomatic disease, the biological basis of mind-body approaches, specialized indirect hypnotic communication skills, advanced inductions and therapeutic protocols, a wide range clinical applications where hypnotherapy can be a recommended and effective treatment. It will also include the specialized use of hypnosis in a hypnotherapeutic setting.

Below is an example of some topics.

In addition, a module specifically tailored towards the setting up of a successful private practice, ethical conduct, gaining business and good practice management is included.

Level 2

Module 1

  1. Practical hypnotic skills
  2. Magnetic induction
  3. Dissociative induction’s
  4. Extra corporeal imaging
  5. Indirect induction’s
  6. Miscellaneous creative
  7. Imagery deepening
  8. Disassociate deepening
  9. Cue word deepening
  10. Erickson Minds – eye deepening
  11. Time distortion deepener
  12. Re-framing in and out of trance
  13. Ideo motor therapy
  14. Hypnotic triggering of resources
  15. Neuro linguistic programming protocols (NLP)
  16. Pattern breaking inductions

Module 2

  1. Mind Body Hypnotherapy Approaches
  2. Dissociation
  3. Metaphorical dissociation Psychological barrier dissociation Persona dissociation
  4. Mind garden dissociation
  5. Specific element symbolisation
  6. Distancing dissociation
  7. Role reversal dissociation
  8. Analgesic dissociation
  9. Mind and body dissociation
  10. Re-integration
  11. Quantum-healing dissociation

Module 3

  1. Regression
  2. Ethical considerations
  3. Managing the regressed patient
  4. Communication in regression therapy Direct and indirect regression Regressive dissociation
  5. Crystal ball
  6. Patient orientated regression Advanced pseudo regressive therapy Miscellaneous regression
  7. Ericksonian regression

Module 4

  1. Pseudo-future orientation
  2. Ethical considerations Managing the patient
  3. Direct and indirect future orientation Communication in future orientation therapy Temporal orientation dissociation Miscellaneous future orientation
  4. Future possibilities technique Solution focused therapy Future resource therapy
  5. February man approach (Erickson) Psuedo regressive therapy

Module 5

  1. Miscellaneous therapeutic approaches
  2. Content free therapy
  3. New behaviour generation Re-association in therapy Time distortion
  4. Memory construction Amnesia
  5. Aversion protocols
  6. Cognitive and behavioural approaches Desensitisation techniques
  7. Flooding
  8. Miscellaneous phobia techniques Anchoring
  9. Hypnosis with children
  10. Inducing hypnosis in children Working with parents
  11. Symptom substitution
  12. Working with resistance to treatment

Module 6

  1. Specialised patterns of communication
  2. Ericksonian approaches Indirect communication
  3. Ericksonian paradigm of trance induction Accessing questions
  4. Apposition of opposites
  5. Bind of comparable alternatives Confusion suggestions
  6. Covering all possibilities
  7.  Implied directive
  8. Interspersal technique Paradoxical suggestions Presuppositions /Metaphors
  9. Pre empting
  10. Resistance based approaches

Module 7

  1. Biological -Mind Body Aspects of Hypnosis
  2. Right and left hemispheric functioning Context and content
  3. Information processing
  4. Central nervous system Autonomic nervous system Sympathetic responses
  5. Fight or flight response
  6. Basic synaptic transmission Neural pathways
  7. Basic brain anatomy
  8. Role of anxiety in psychosomatic illness Autonomic response to imagery Psychoneuroimmunology
  9. Immune response

Module 8

  1. Pain control
  2. Definitions (Analgesia/ Anaesthesia) Types of pain
  3. Constant pain syndrome
  4. Eclectic approach
  5. Dissociative analgesia Glove anesthesia Thermal approaches Symptom manipulation Re-framing
  6. Past resources
  7. Miscellaneous coping strategies Liaising – health care professionals

Module 9

  1. Clinical applications
  2. Stress/ Confidence
  3. Low self-esteem/ reactive depression Performance related anxiety
  4. Public speaking Insomnia
  5. Chronic fatigue syndrome Miscellaneous sleep disorders Irritable bowel syndrome  Nail biting
  6. Weight control Eating disorders
  7. Binge eating disorder /Bulimia nervosa Obsessive compulsive disorders OCD Panic disorders
  8. Psychosexual dysfunction Phobias/fears
  9. Childhood anxiety disorders

Module 10

  1. A successful practice/Practice management
  2. Ethical practice Codes of conduct Gaining business Advertising
  3. Developing a business plan Working with the media Taking referrals
  4. Working with medical practitioners Time keeping
  5. Booking patients Keeping records Confidentiality Legal aspects Insurance Premises

Additional Course Syllabus Information

The courses explore many therapeutic skills, including rapid assessment and profiling of symptoms, accessing and re-synthesis techniques based on the work of Ernest Rossi to facilitate psychological balance (homeostasis), paradoxical strategies and Ericksonian behavioural prescriptions. A major theme of all courses will be the effective utilization of client’s and patients symptom’s in particular the specialized techniques of Inclusive Therapy and Milton Erickson. The course will cover new eye movement therapies that have also gained worldwide recognition for the highly effective treatment of trauma and phobias.

New dissociative techniques based on quantum physics and chaos theory will also be explored. The training format will also provide delegates with an exciting new understanding of memory and mind body functioning with regard to hypnotic states and the development of problems.

Though we will enhance your learning by making you aware of EMDR, EFT, Timeline Therapy & NLP, you will be required to take independent courses on such subjects if you wish to hold an independent qualification in such specialties.