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Certificate in Hypnotherapy - Professional Online Course

Learn the fundamentals of hypnotherapy

Learn The Means Of Communication Between The Subconscious And Conscious Mind

Hypnotherapy serves as a means of communication between the subconscious and conscious mind - between feeling and intellect. A hypnotherapist does not and cannot control another person's mind.

The function of the hypnotherapist is to assist and coach in order to mobilise the beneficial powers of the subconscious. This course makes the techniques and the benefits of the hypnotic trance and self-hypnosis available to you.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a skilled Hypnotherapist
  2. Comprehensive 20 module Certificate in Hypnotherapy - Professional Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Hypnotherapist experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Historical background

  • Hypnotic trance
  • Corpus callosum
  • Hypnagogic
  • Endorphins
  • Left/Right Side Brain
  • Left side – conscious mind
  • Right side – sub-conscious mind

The power of the sub-conscious – the brain and states of consciousness

  • Sub-conscious
  • A suggestion cannot impose something on the sub-conscious mind against the will of
  • Focus
  • Attention

The hypnotic induction

  • Suggestibility exercises
  • The Hand Clasp Exercise
  • Fixation induction
  • Language used in an induction
  • Synonyms
  • Paraphrased suggestions
  • Connective words

Modes of communication within the hypnotic trance

  • Permissive Style
  • Progressive Relaxation

Various induction styles and techniques

  • Importance of good rapport
  • The Relaxation Induction
  • Eye Fixation Induction

Brief overview of personality theories

  • Personality
  • ID
  • Superego
  • Ego
  • Maslow’s Needs Theory Setting
  • Hierarchy of needs:
  • Repression
  • Protection
  • Identification
  • Sublimination

The addictive personality

  • Physical dependence
  • Psychological dependence
  • Pre-alcoholic symptomatic phase
  • Prodromal phrase
  • Critical phase
  • Chronic phase
  • Dopamine
  • ‘Hallucinogenic drugs’

Defining self-hypnosis and auto-suggestion

  • Self-hypnosis
  • Heterohypnosis

A lifestyle change

  • Goal-setting
  • Maslow’s Motivational Hierarchy
  • Herzberg’s two-factor theory

Health conditions (losing weight, changing to a non-smoking lifestyle)

  • Weight control induction

Reducing a stressful lifestyle

  • Stress reduction

Anxiety disorders and phobias

  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorders
  • Phobias
  • Explore the client’s fear
  • Thought replacement
  • Steps to overcome fear

Improving self-esteem and motivation

  • Self-concept
  • Importance of self-esteem in children

Improving learning experiences

  • Stimulus – response action
  • Examples of stimulus – response action
  • Learning
  • Reprogramming

Developing and enhancing creativity

  • Creativity
  • Expressive creativity
  • Productive creativity
  • Ingenious creativity
  • Innovative creativity
  • Creativity personality
  • Intelligence
  • Fluency
  • Originality
  • ‘Initial stage of empathy’
  • Emotional blocks to creativity

Overview of counselling skills

  • Listening skills
  • How to counsel in a humane way
  • Paraphrase
  • Empathy

Working with depression

  • Physical symptoms of depression
  • ‘Neuroses’
  • Worry and apprehension
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Supportive therapy

Loss and separation e.g. death, job-loss, divorce

  • Basics of a loss and separation induction

Obsessive compulsive behaviours

  • Obsession
  • Obsessional thoughts
  • Triggers
  • Identification is essential
  • Factors leading to eating disorders
  • Emotional deficits
  • Failure to identify and express distressing feelings from one to another and to control them
  • Combination of long-standing behavioural, psychological, interpersonal and social factors
  • Negative feelings
  • Overly controlling parents
  • Dissatisfaction with body
  • Resulting in anorexia or bulimia
  • Weight conscious
  • Family problems
  • Discuss

Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Violent acts are more pernicious than natural catastrophes because, victims of violence
  • Negative psychological symptoms
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Stage One
  • Stage Two
  • Stage Three

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009OAHPD
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate