The aim of Stage 1 (which makes up your pathway) is to give you knowledge of hypnosis as a clinical tool and to train you to be efficient in inducing the hypnotic state, and in its management.
The emphasis is on practical training with relevant theory, this pathway involves 56 hours of attendance at one of our tuition venues spread over four weekends at monthly intervals.
Stage 1 builds confidence, congruence and focuses on both the art and science of using hypnosis in a clinical setting. By the end of this stage, you will have the skills that will allow you to use hypnosis in the clinical setting and know how and when to use it as a tool in your counselling or psychotherapy practice.
You could then move onto Stage 2 on either our hypno-psychotherapeutic counselling or hypno-psychotherapy pathways if you wanted to further your study.
What You Are Taught
Tutors will demonstrate the various techniques and there will be plenty of practical exercises for you to practice the hypnotic techniques in the safety of the training environment. Non-commercial practice between weekends is encouraged to help you build clinical confidence.
During Stage 1 you are taught how to use hypnosis to help people alter unwanted behavioural patterns and belief systems, issues arising from stress, anxiety and self-esteem and to work with enhancing performance.
You are introduced on Stage 1 to our integrative approach to therapy. Various methods of inducing hypnosis are taught, with the intention that you develop a flexible approach, we believe it is important for a wide range of techniques to be taught as no single approach will suit all clients or, indeed, all therapists.
All clients bring some expectations to therapy, while the permissive approach, may be effective for some clients, others will respond much better to traditional methods of inducing hypnotic trance.
Our belief is that therapy should be adapted to fit the client rather than the client being forced to adapt to the therapy. This flexible, eclectic approach is followed through in our later stages of training (if you were to choose to progress) to give you a broad-based psychotherapeutic framework.
There are two essays (1500 words each) and SCARF (your self-reflective professional development log) to complete.
The Four Modules of Your Pathway:
- Introduction to stress and anxiety related issues
- Using hypnosis with stress and anxiety
- Therapist self care
Stage 1 at a Glance
Hours of Attendance:
- 70 over five weekends
Mode of Study:
- Face to face tuition
- Practical demonstrations
- Group practical exercises
- Additional online videos lectures
- 2 x 1500 word essays and SCARF
- Continuous assessment by tutors
- Successful completion allows continuation onto another of our stages or exit with the additional clinical tools you have