Our Certificate Stage Brings You CNHC Registration and Allows You to Begin Practicing

Stage 2 - Pathway to CNHC Hypnotherapist The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy


This is the Second stage of our training where you obtain your certification, Stage 2 is open to you when you have completed the Stage 1 weekends.

This stage is a comprehensive training based on the core principles of person-centred therapy as research demonstrates that it is the therapeutic relationship that is key to successful outcomes, we believe it is fundamental to the change process.

Your Certificate

When you complete Stage 2 you are awarded the Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and you can use the designating letters CHP(NC), you are also eligible to apply to join the National Society of Talking Therapies as a Member.

The syllabus for this course requires you to attend over eight weekends at monthly intervals with practical and written assessment, in addition you undertake home study including the submission of two essays, an ethics paper and a case study.

During this stage emphasis is placed upon the application of the theory and practical skills, you will be presented with actual case histories and by means of class and group discussion, given the opportunity to apply your knowledge in the formulation of treatments.

As in Stage 1, there are demonstrations by tutors and plenty of practical sessions for you to try out the techniques yourself.

What You’ll Learn on Stage 2:

Module 5 - Humanistic Theory and Practice

  • Rogers
  • Process
  • Listening skills
  • Person-centred counselling skills

Module 6 - Hypnotherapeutic Techniques

  • Regression
  • Motivation
  • Ethics
  • Goal Setting

Module 7 - Issue Based Hypnosis and Safety

  • Diversity
  • Safeguarding
  • Depression

Module 8 - Mind Body

  • Mind Body Therapy
  • Psychosomatism
  • OCD
  • Eating Disorders

Module 9 - Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Solution-focused therapy
  • The Miracle Question
  • Questioning techniques

Module 10 - Further Psycho-Physiological Issues

  • Pain
  • IBS
  • Dermatological
  • Fibromyalgia/CFS

Module 11 - NLP and Practice Building

  • Neuro-Lingusitic Programming
  • Practice building theory
  • Practice building skills

Module 12 - Ericksonian Hypno-Psychotherapy

  • Inductions: pacing and leading, naturally occurring trance states, confusion
  • Trancework: process instructions, metaphor
  • Ericksonian language patterns, script analysis, therapeutic framework

Stage 2 at a Glance:

Hours of Attendance:

  • 132 over  8 weekends

Mode of Study:

  • Face to face tuition
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Group practical exercises
  • Self-study with a wide range of materials


  • 2 x 3000 word essays
  • Ethics paper
  • Practical case study
  • Continuous assessment by tutors

What Next?

  • Successful completion results in being awarded the Certificate in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy CHP(NC)
  • Ability to register with CNHC as a registered hypnotherapist
  • Ability to register with NSTT
  • Ability to start working as hypnotherapist
  • Progression onto Stage 3 for those on a pathway to UKCP accreditation