COURSE SCHEDULE

MODULE ONE

Introduction to Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy

Online Zoom Class May 2nd 10am-4pm, 2021

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This self-help workshop is designed for anyone who wants some clarity and to stop feeling stuck, as well as anyone interested in using guided meditation or hypnosis in their personal life and/or business.

 

It’s a course for those who want to train to be a hypnotherapist and are interested in seeing if hypnotherapy is the right fit and career path.

 

It can be taken as a stand-alone workshop or used as the first block of our diploma training in hypnotherapy.

 

AT THE END OF THIS MODULE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

 

  • Identify and clear the blocks holding you back and create a plan for the future.

  • Learn about the structures and functions of the conscious and unconscious mind as well as your nervous system and the latest neuroscience so you can program your mind for your ultimate success.

  • Master self-hypnosis and learn what hypnosis is for your own personal and professional development.

  • Discover what a hypnotherapy session entails and what setting up a hypnotherapy practice involves.

  • Explain, experience and practice suggestibility, inductions, deepeners, suggestions and trance termination to access and reprogram the subconscious with hypnosis.

  • Know how to use kinesiology to identify the blocks and issues with others (that they themselves are not even aware of) within 10 minutes in order to make your hypnotherapy sessions more effective.

  • Understand the importance of tone and rhythm with hypnosis and guided meditation and how to develop a hypnotic voice.

  • Design, record and edit a guided meditation/hypnosis mp3 for yourself and others.

  • Learn several powerful hypnotic metaphors to help release issues at the subconscious level.

MODULE TWO

Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Foundation Course

In Person and Zoom May 8-9th, 2021

AT THE END OF THIS MODULE...

YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF, AND BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN TO OTHERS:

 

  • The history of hypnosis and hypnotherapy and learn why it’s so effective.

  • The principles and terminology of hypnotherapy as well as the issues hypnotherapy is useful for and who it’s not helpful for.

  • The myths about hypnosis and what’s the truth.

  • The brain in hypnosis, the levels of trance, how to successfully access and identify the different brain wave levels to have a scientific understanding of hypnotic phenomena.

  • The therapists that were the greatest contributors to developing hypnotherapy into the therapy it is today bringing hypnotherapy mainstream.

  • The styles of hypnotherapy – indirect and direct, permissive and authoritarian – and when and who to use them with.

  • You will also continue to learn and deepen your practice on how to use hypnotize someone and assess hypnotizabilty as well as using physical gestures and movements in hypnotherapy.

  • You will discover the four main therapeutic objectives of hypnotherapy, suggestion and imagery, discovering the cause of the issue, releasing and subconscious relearning and be given resources for all of them.

  • The difference between working with children, adults and teenagers and how to adjust your approach with each age group.

MODULE THREE

Core Therapy & Coaching Skills
In Person and Zoom June 5-6th, 2021

TO PRACTICE HYPNOTHERAPY EFFECTIVELY, LEARNING CORE COUNSELLING AND COACHING SKILLS IS VITAL.

AT THE END OF THIS MODULE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND HAVE PRACTICED:

  • The most important keys to being a great therapist in order to form a therapeutic relationship and healing environment necessary for effective therapy.

  • How to create and build rapport with anyone using the principles of communication and persuasion.

  • Information gathering and intake forms to facilitate a comprehensive assessment of the client’s problems and needs.

  • What questions to ask, what not to ask and when to refer clients on.

  • The basic principles of psychology: cognitive behavioural, humanistic, and psychodynamic, and which approach to use when with the different mental and behavioural disorders.

  • Boundaries, transference and countertransference in therapy.

  • How to use active listening, reflective listening (paraphrasing), and empathetic listening.

  • How to create well-formed outcomes with clients and invoke optimism.

  • ‘Miracle’ questioning and other solution-focused approaches.

  • How to structure hypnotherapy sessions – using the RIGAAR Model.

  • How to use metaphors, reframing and storytelling therapeutically.

  • How to plan and write your own scripts for individual clients as well as ones for recording for the general population.

  • How to work with a person’s inner child to heal deep-seated trauma.

MODULE 4

Weight Loss and Addictions

In Person and Zoom July 3-4th, 2021

At the end of this module, you will understand what is the root of weight issues and addictions and have a plan of action for sessions addressing these issues.

With the tools and strategies you learn, you will be able to confidently:

 

  • Understand the connection between neurotransmitters, addictions and food cravings and will be able to explain it simply.

  • Have the knowledge and resources to identify imbalances and give your clients advice on how to balance their chemistry.

  • Help your clients address the biological factor of their issues at the core.

  • Learn the principles of therapeutic change and assess the level of motivation, readiness and commitment to change in a client.

  • Be able to determine whether self-sabotage is a factor and help your clients identify why they may be inhibiting change or sabotaging themselves and how to stop it.

  • Learn about the lizard brain and how to control it to overcome cravings.

  • Learn what diets actually work and resources to advise clients on meal plans and exercise regimes.

  • Create aversions to unhealthy foods and substances your clients are craving to re-programme the subconscious mind.

  • Be able to guide clients through the process of setting SMART goals, creating action plans and developing a growth mindset.

  • Implement Caroline’s step by step quit smoking process from her book The Smoking Cure to help clients quit smoking for good in one to two sessions.

MODULE 5

NLP NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING

In Person and Zoom August 7-8th, 2021

AT THE END OF THIS MODULE, YOU WILL LEARN, EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICE THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND CUTTING EDGE NLP TECHNIQUES.

 

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THEM TO YOUR OWN LIFE AS WELL AS KNOW HOW TO USE THEM ON CLIENTS TO CREATE POWERFUL CHANGE.

WE WILL COVER AND PRACTICE:

  • The fascinating history of NLP

  • Presuppositions of NLP

  • The genius techniques of Milton Erickson, and which ones every hypnotherapist must learn to use to be an effective therapist.

  • Become an influential and inspirational communicator through learning the concepts of semantics and other important aspects of language

  • Use NLP for setting goals, outcomes and life coaching

  • Become excellent at reading non-verbal communication

  • Master your thinking and take control of your emotional states

  • Develop strong personal and professional relationships.

  • Envision success, create success and achieve lasting results.

  • Modify undesired behaviours in yourself and other people.

  • Efficiently extract and elicit information from others.

  • Discover and explore faulty beliefs and core values and how to identify them and use them for change.

  • How to transform the way that you (and others) think, feel, and behave to achieve your primary life goals.

  • Managing states: identifying, creating desirable states at will.

  • Learn the powerful models the founders of NLP created after studying the techniques of the most effective therapists alive, so you can replicate them with clients.

  • How to use the Rewind Technique (also known as the Fast Phobia Cure or V/K Dissociation technique) to treat anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks and phobias.

MODULE 6

 

Anxiety, Insomnia, Phobias

Stress & Pain Management

September 11-12th, 2021

At the end of this module, you will understand what the different causes of anxiety issues can be and have a plan of action for sessions addressing these issues. You will have strategies to help clients manage pain and stress levels.  

With practice, you will be able to confidently:

 

  • Be able to identify why your client is having issues they are experiencing and have tools to help your clients heal them for good.

  • Be able to recognize and explain to your clients the symptoms of high stress and burnout as well as provide tools to heal the physical as well as emotional and psychological issues that are plaguing them.

  • Be able to explain and educate your clients about the fight or flight response and give your clients tools and resources to control stress and anxiety as well as be able to control it within yourself.

  • Be able to use tools and resources to help your clients manage pain and heal their health issues.

  • Know how to use hypnotherapy for a wide variety of psychological and behavioural issues, as well as psychosomatic and health problems, pain and stress management.

  • Guide your clients through effective metaphors and powerful visualizations to make meaning and purpose of their issues, shifting their victim mentality into a place of empowerment.

  • Use The Rewind Technique (also known as the Fast Phobia Cure or V/K Dissociation technique) to treat anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks and phobias.

  • Be able to implement the NLP techniques we learned previously, practicing applying these tools to pain management, stress and anxiety disorders.

  • Deepen your knowledge of using kinesiology to pinpoint the underlying causes and identify which treatments and strategies will work the most effectively with your individual client. (This enables you to tailor your sessions for each individual client.)

MODULE 7

Ethics, Defining Your Niche, Setting

Up a Practice, Websites & Marketing

October 9-10th, 2021

After this module, you will understand and have discovered the importance of:

 

  • Therapists adhering to ethical principles and what those principles are.

  • Developing and managing a professional hypnotherapy practice.

  • The most important ethical, equal opportunity and health and safety issues

  • Deciding if you would like to define a personal niche and specialize in a certain area and how to do that.

  • The different ways of setting up a practice, what systems you need for your business to run smoothly and for your clients to feel comfortable.

  • What makes a great website that sells your services and makes people trust you so that they pick you instead of others.

  • How to market yourself effectively, what to spend money and energy on to get clients, and what is a total waste of time.

  • How to get referrals and glowing testimonials from your clients without having to ask.

  • The importance of ongoing supervision and learning to continue to grow as a therapist.

 

Bonus: We also take profession photos of you for your website.

MODULE 8

Advanced Hypnotherapy

(Gestalt, Regression & Parts Therapy)

November 6-7th, 2021

At the end of this module, you will have a good understanding of and have practiced advanced hypnotherapy techniques.

 

You will understand when it is in your clients best interest to use these techniques and how to use them safely. You will have the knowledge and strategies to help clients shift their issues at a very deep level. After this module, you will have discovered how to:

 

  • Use analytical hypnotherapy to uncover psychological problems that are formed in the subconscious mind, incorporating age regression, abreaction, catharsis, developing understanding, and facilitating a client’s reinterpretation and reintegration of sensitising or traumatic experiences.

  • Use regression safely to heal trauma and recover lost memories.

  • Understand the difference between guiding and leading in order to reduce the risk of creating false memories when using regression.

  • Conduct a past life regression and between lives regression using the terminology, metaphors and framework that works for your individual client’s belief systems.

  • Learn the principles of Transforming Therapy and Gestalt Therapy in hypnosis from the amazing work of Gil Boyne and Randal Churchill to analyse dreams and take hypnotherapy to an even deeper level.

  • Learn about Parts Therapy and how to work with Ego States through the work of Gordon Emmerson and Roy Hunter to transform patterns of self-sabotage and help clients become more aware of their inner conflict that is holding them back.

  • Watch someone being guided through a process of Parts Therapy to integrate their parts to stop self-defeating behaviour for good.

MODULE 9

Relationships & Sexual Issues

December 4-5th, 2021

At the end of this module, you will understand what the different causes of relationship and sexual issues tend to be and have a plan of action for sessions addressing these issues.

 

You will have the knowledge and strategies to help clients improve their relationships, heal their broken heart and overcome their sexual issues.

 

With practice, you will be able to confidently:

 

  • Understand, explain the causes and implement effective treatments for sexual issues in men and women.

  • Help clients cope and get over a breakup quickly as well as clear any blocks to love they may have.

  • Educate your clients on the latest theories of what works and what doesn’t work in a relationship and why they may be having the issues that they are having.

  • Know the principals of The Gottman Method, Attachment Theory and Imago Therapy to help you improve not only your own relationships but your clients as well.

  • Have a deeper understanding of the brain and our development and how this relates to our interactions in relationships through The Triune Brain Model.

  • Know which techniques that you have learned in the previous modules to use, with what issues, and with what type of client for the best outcome.

MODULE 10

Intensive Practice Weekend, Plus Public

& Media Speaking Training and Advice

February 12-13th, 2022

IN THIS MODULE WE TAKE EVERYTHING WE HAVE LEARNED AND SPEND THE WEEKEND PRACTISING AND REFINING THE TECHNIQUES.

  • In this module, we take everything we have learned and spend the weekend practising and refining the techniques.

  • We will also cover using metaphors for addictions, anger issues, bulimia, gambling and porn addiction.

  • We will be giving you supportive feedback and help you not only work with clients more effectively, but we will also help you with getting comfortable speaking in front of groups and help you record videos (No pressure, only if you want to!)

 

Bonus: We also shoot a professional about me/introduction video of you for your website and help you set up a youtube channel.

Contact Us

Address:

Former Auckland University

Level 2 Office B7

261 Morrin Road

St Johns, Auckland 1072

New Zealand

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