Clinical Hypnotherapy / Psychotherapy Diploma Level Training

The Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy is available to students who have successfully completed the Foundation Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis. This part of the course builds on the principles, practice and Ethics of Clinical Hypnosis Therapy. The Student is required to attend 84 hours of practical training, which is run one weekend a month for six months. The course will teach you how to treat Psychopathic and Psychological forces within the clients.

For more information you can contact David R. Behan on the following telephone numbers:

London 0207 467 8451

Liverpool 0151 706 7919

Mobile: 07944 611 292

The course also involves twelve lessons and lectures for directed independent learning. Assessment involves exercises, exams and essays, along with practical experience.

Required home study consists of a recommended reading list in addition to the manuals provided. Students are required to submit a range of learning assignments.

Course content includes the following:-

  • An overview of therapy
  • Hypnotherapy and Irish Law
  • Hypnotherapy and insurance
  • Safety factors involved in becoming a Hypnotherapist
  • Duty of care
  • The Historical Roots of Hypnotherapy
  • Practical Hypnosis
  • Defining Hypnosis
  • Stages and phenomena of Hypnotherapy
  • Dangers of Hypnotherapy
  • Difficulties in Hypnotising and DE-hypnotising clients
  • Practical information about utilising Hypnotherapy
  • Conscious/Sub-conscious minds
  • Healing using visualisation and hypnosis
  • Voices of the Therapist
  • Suggestibility Tests
  • Deepening Techniques
  • Symptom substitution
  • Instant Inductions
  • Dealing with the Fearful Subject of the Hypnotic Experience
  • Proof of Hypnosis
  • Communicating Hypnosis
  • General classification of Induction
  • Ideo-Motor Response (IMR)
  • Ways of using IMR or Arm Levitation
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Physical Signs of Hypnosis
  • Permissive Techniques
  • Imaginative Techniques
  • Active Techniques
  • Theories and Nature of Hypnosis
  • Uncovering Techniques
  • Psychosomatic Disease and Stress
  • Validity of memories retrieved in the Hypnotic state
  • Rules governing the Use of Hypnosis
  • Transference and Counter Transference
  • Modern Hypnosis; Theory and Practice
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. The Life and Teachings of Dave Elman
  • Trance Deepening Images
  • Fantasy Therapy
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Appetitive Disorders
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Functional Problems
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Smoking and Addictions
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Habit Disorders
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Obsessive Disorders
  • Compulsive Disorders
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Frears and Phobias
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Sexual Disfunction
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Pain and Suffering
  • Clinical Hypnosis for enhancing Academic Performance
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Ego-Strengthening
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Breathing, Skin and heart
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Anxiety and Fear
  • Child Protection Training
  • Dreams
  • Free Association
  • Repression Release
  • Oral Conflicts and Character Diagnosis
  • Anal Conflicts and Character Diagnosis
  • Genital Conflicts and Character Diagnosis
  • The Inter-relationship of Conflicts with Sexual problems and anxiety states
  • Use of the Affects Bridge Techniques
  • Person centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Gestalt
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Cognitive and cognitive-behavioural Therapy
  • Analytical Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Cognative-humanistic therapy
  • Transpersonal Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy

Training Analysis

Each student is required to begin a Personal Therapy and analysis in their Diploma Year. ICHP will provide a list of suitable therapists who are accredited to conduct personal therapy on ICHP students. Each student should maintain a journal that monitors their own self-development and enter the hours taken and their self-development in their log book

For more information or to discuss further, please contact David for an informal chat.