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What you will learn
  • Historical background
  • The power of the sub-conscious – the brain and states of consciousness
  • The hypnotic induction
  • Modes of communication within the hypnotic trance
  • Various induction styles and techniques
  • Brief overview of personality theories
  • The addictive personality
  • Defining self-hypnosis and auto-suggestion
  • A lifestyle change
  • Health conditions (losing weight, changing to a non-smoking lifestyle)
  • Reducing a stressful lifestyle
  • Anxiety disorders and phobias
  • Improving self-esteem and motivation
  • Improving learning experiences
  • Developing and enhancing creativity
  • Overview of counselling skills
  • Working with depression
  • Loss and separation e.g. death, job-loss, divorce
  • Obsessive compulsive behaviors
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Study Hypnotherapy Online Course and 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 mobilize the beneficial powers of the subconscious. This course makes the techniques and the benefits of the hypnotic trance and self-hypnosis available to you.

Hypnotherapy Online Course - Requirements

The Hypnotherapy Online Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Hypnotherapy Online Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Hypnotherapy Online Course Outline

Unit One: Historical Background

Hypnosis is a formidable tool used for implementing change in the life of a person since it relates to strange, weird, and mysterious.  The hypnotic state can be experienced by animals and even people, although humans have been often unaware of it due to it being a natural state of mind. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the practice of "Hypnotherapy" and its practical uses
  • Describe the "Hypnosis Trance" and the various "hypnoidal States"
  • Identify possible resistance to hypnosis

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Uses for Hypnosis
  • Describing the Hypnosis Trance
  • Good/ Poor Subjects for Hypnosis
  • Resistance to Hypnosis
  • Types of Hypoidal States
  1. Waking Hypnosis
  2. Reverie and Day-Dreaming
  3. Hypnogogic and Hypnopompic States
  • Depth of Trance/ State
  1. Light hypnosis
  2. Medium-depth hypnosis
  3. Deep hypnosis
  • Left/ Right Side Brain
  1. Conscious
  2. Sub-conscious
  • Post-Hypnotic Suggestions
  1. Elimination
  2. Installation
  • Background to Hypnosis Explained
  • Mesmerism Became the Forerunner of Hypnotic Suggestion
Unit Two: The Power of The Sub-Conscious

The brain is considered as the physical brain of grey matter, nerves, synaptic connections, and many more that makes us the brain. On the other hand, the mind refers to the functioning of the input into the brain. It has two modes of functioning, namely the conscious or rational level and the subconscious or irrational level. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the differences between the "conscious and unconscious" mind
  • Identify different states of consciousness and their associated characteristics
  • Define the stages of a hypnosis session

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Duality of the Mind
  • Levels of Consciousness
  • Conclusion
  • The Conscious Mind
  • The Sub-conscious (unconscious) Mind
  • The Sub-conscious Mind
  • Five Stages of a Hypnosis Session
  1. Introduction
  2. Induction
  3. Deepening
  4. Post-hypnotic suggestions
  5. Awakening the client
  • Mode of Induction
  1. Visual
  2. Auditory
  3. Kinesthetic
  • Nature of Induction
  1. Permissive
  2. Authoritarian
  • Factors Affecting the Induction
  1. Awareness
  2. Status
  3. Expectation
  4. Motivation
  5. Creativity
  6. Miscellaneous
  • Incorporating External Distractions
  1. Traffic, building works etc
  2. External fire alarm, children playing etc
  3. Physically uncomfortable, door slamming etc
  4. The Voice
  5. Physical Observations
  • Suggestion Techniques
  1. Express Positively
  2. Prevent Ambiguity
  3. Vary Verbal Delivery
  4. Immediate Future
  5. Use the Senses
  6. Personalize Suggestions
Unit Three: The Hypnotic Induction

A person cannot be hypnotized without their knowledge or consent even if every person is a potential hypnotic subject. The hypnotist can create an illusion by use of words and actions as there is a 90% success rate that a person, who is willing, can be hypnotized. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the processes involved in inducing hypnosis
  • Understand the language used in an Induction
  • Describe the "Hypnotic Voice"

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Assessing Suggestibility
  • Stiff Arm Exercise
  • The Bucket Exercise
  • The Hand Clasp Exercise
  • Swaying Suggestibility Exercise
  • Hypnotic Inductions
  1. Variere
  2. The Fixation Induction
  3. The Rapid Induction
  4. The Indirect Induction
  5. The Relaxation Induction
  6. The Progressive Relaxation Induction
  • Language Used in an Induction
  1. Synonyms
  2. Paraphrased suggestions
  3. Connective words
  4. Time designations
  5. The Hypnotic Voice
  6. The monotone voice
  7. The rhythmic or singsong voice
  8. Word distortion for emphasis and reinforcement
  9. Raised pitch.
  10. Uninterrupted rhythm.
  11. Silent pause.
  12. The Structure of an Induction
  13. Step 1. Beginning the induction
  14. Step 2. Systematic relaxation of the body
  15. Step 3. Creating imagery of deeper relaxation
  16. Step 4. Deepening the trance
  17. Step 5. The special place
  18. Step 6. Concluding the induction
Unit Four: Modes of Communication Within the Hypnotic Trance

The suggestion is a part of everyday communication that can be used as effective hypnotic communication. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Identify "Hypnotic Communication" styles
  • Suggest suitable relaxation techniques and the use of "Deepening Suggestions"
  • Understand how to structure effective suggestions

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction
  • Style of Communication
  • Authoritarian Style
  • Permissive Style
  • Hypnotic communication is based on suggestion
  • Formulation of Suggestions
  • Relaxation Suggestions
  • Deepening Suggestions
  • Direct Suggestions
  • Indirect Suggestions
  • Imagery Suggestions
  • Structuring Effective Suggestions
Unit Five: Induction Styles and Techniques

Establishing rapport with a client is vital since mistrust and dislike will only fail. The relationship between the client and hypnotist should have a co-operative venture wherein the client must have confidence and feel at ease with the hypnotist. On the other hand, the hypnotherapist should feel certain and in control of the situation while knowing what the client knows about the hypnotic trance.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Identify induction styles and techniques
  • Understand the "Eye Fixation Induction" Technique
  • Explain the use of Introduction Procedures with the help of mechanical devices

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Starting a Hypnotherapy Session
  • Flower Hypnotic Technique
  1. Introduction
  2. Future tense
  3. Present tense
  4. Control
  5. Then the present tense
  6. Take control
  • Blackboard Induction
  1. Introduction
  2. Present
  3. Control
  • Magnets Conversion
  • The Relaxation Induction
  • Eye Fixation Induction
  • Introduction Procedures with the Help of Mechanical Devices
Unit Six: Overview of Personality Theories

People are prepared to integrate other people’s points of view with our own from biographies, autobiographies, novels, to the stories of children. It is because the investigation into the self is an attempt to give meaning to life. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Introduce and explain basic elements of the human personality
  • Describe Personality Theories
  • Discussed the general characteristics of "Humanistic Psychology"

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Elements of Personality
  1. Temperament
  2. Character Trait
  3. Character
  4. Mood
  5. Disposition
  6. Tendency
  7. Habit
  8. Attitude
  • Theorists and Theories: What is Personality?
  1. Hippocrates, Greek, 5th century B.C.
  2. Sigmund Freud, Austrian 1856 – 1939
  3. Alfred Adler, Austrian, 1870 – 1937
  4. Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss, 1875 – 1961
  5. Karen Horney, American (born German), 1885 – 1952
  6. Gordon Allport, American, 1897 – 1967
  7. Erik H. Erikson, American, ( German born) 1902
  8. F. Skinner, American, 1904
  9. Abraham H Maslow, American, 1908 – 1970
  10. Personality Theories
  11. Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)
    1. ID
    2. The Ego
    3. The Super-Ego
    4. Libido Development (Psycho-sexual Development)
    5. Criticism of Freud
  12. Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)
    1. Core Aspects of Adler's Theory
    2. Criticism of Adler
  13. Carl Jung (1871-1961)
    1. The Conscious Level
    2. The Personal Sub-conscious Level
    3. The Collective Sub-conscious
    4. Objective Psyche
    5. The Persona
    6. The Anima
    7. Individuation
    8. Criticism of Jung
  14. Humanistic Perspective on Psychology
  15. General Characteristics of Humanistic Psychology
  16. Carl Rogers
  • Maslow’s Theory of Motivation
  1. Personality and Behavior
  2. Coping Skills
  3. Defense Mechanisms
  4. Characteristics of Defense Mechanisms
  5. Specific Defense Mechanisms (Engler 1979)
Unit Seven: The Addictive Personality

Substance abuse and substance dependence will be given attention to by the module. Addiction tendency is present to all human beings; however small, it is part of human nature. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize the characteristics of "Human Dependencies"
  • Understand the criteria for substance dependence and abuse
  • Describe the classification of substances

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Substance Dependence
  • Criteria for Substance Dependence and Abuse
  1. Substance Dependence
  2. Substance Abuse
  • Classification of Substances
  1. Hallucinogenic Drugs
  2. Alcohol
  3. Opiates/Opioids
  4. Sedatives
  5. Stimulants
  6. Inhalants
  7. The Problem of Addition
Unit Eight: Defining Self Hypnosis and Auto-Suggestion

Self-hypnosis can be compared to hetero hypnosis wherein it is the act of hypnotizing another person. The suggestion is the key to hypnotic trance which is why hypnosis is made possible to all human beings, and it is the autosuggestible component that makes self-hypnosis possible. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Describe purpose of self-hypnosis and how it differs from heterohypnosis
  • Understand the "Self-hypnosis" procedure
  • Identify attitudes conducive to Self-hypnosis

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Common Fallacies and Facts
  • Looking at the Brain, the Conscious and Sub-conscious
  • Introduction
  1. Step One: Conscious Analysis of Problem
  2. Step Two: Self-Relaxation
  3. Step Three: Determining Suggestibility
  4. The Eye Closure Procedure
  5. The Swallowing Technique
  6. Step Four: Analyzing the Problem
  7. Step Five: Giving Post-hypnotic Therapeutic Suggestions
  8. Step Six: Termination of the Self-Hypnotic Trance
  • Attitudes Conducive to Self-hypnosis

Unit Nine: A Lifestyle Change

The theory of motivation has an outstanding contribution to change as clients need support, and the theory provides the therapist with the needed assistance. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize the concept of "Motivation" and supportive "Motivational theories"
  • Describe the various life stages
  • Identify why goal-setting is important in a life-style change program

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Concept of Motivation and its Application
  1. Psychological Based
  2. Alderfer’s ERG Theory
  3. Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory
  4. Setting a Goal
  5. Monitoring Progress
  6. Managing Life Stages
  7. Pulling up the roots: 18 to 22-year old
  8. The twenties
  9. Demanding thirties
  10. Re-rooting thirty to thirty-five
  11. Deadline Decade: thirty-five to forty-five
  12. The Comeback Decade
  13. Mature Decades
Unit Ten: Health Conditions (Losing Weight, Changing to a Non-Smoking Lifestyle)

In order to change the behavior of a person, the habit needs to be unlatched from the subconscious as hypnotherapist needs to assist their clients in shorting out and facing up to the reasons for their habit. The next step is setting up an alternative behavior pattern and lastly is to set up a monitoring system to assist the client.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the reasons why individuals smoke
  • Explain how to establish an alternative behavioral pattern
  • Summarize weight control induction

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Reasons Why People Smoke
  • Setting Up an Alternative Behavior Pattern
  • Committing to Stopping Smoking
  • Reprogramming the Alternative Behaviors
  • Hypnotic Induction
  • Common Reasons Why People Overeat
Unit Eleven: Reducing A Stressful Lifestyle

Stress deserves attention for the treatment of disease and in the promotion of health. Stress management techniques are closely correlated with time management. Chronic stress can contribute to a physical and mental breakdown, and it Is believed that stress levels increase because of lack of time to complete the assigned workloads. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the physical, emotional, mental and behavioral effects of stress
  • Identify personality types including the characteristics of "Type A and B" Personality Pattern
  • Examine your understanding of "Coping responses" and stress reduction strategies

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Effects of Stress
  1. Physical Effects
  2. Emotional Effects
  3. Mental Effects
  4. Behavioral Effects
  • Factors Affecting Individual Reasons to Stress
  1. Reactions Differ
  2. Ability to Cope
  3. Personality
  4. Type A Personality Pattern
  5. Type B Personality Pattern
  6. Primary appraisal
  7. Secondary appraisal
  8. Coping with the stressor
  • Stressful Situation Analysis
  • Developing Positive Responses
  • Hypnotic Induction
Unit Twelve: Anxiety Disorders and Phobias

The feeling of anxiety is triggered by internal thought as it becomes the stimulus for further catastrophic thought. The resultant panic attack will be tackled and how it tends to escalate the panic attack as well as the ‘fight or flight’ response in the body. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize anxiety disorders and phobias and how they can be treated
  • Explain the Hypnotic Induction Procedure for Anxiety and Panic
  • Define the term "Phobia" and the common causes of Phobias

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Panic as a Stress Response
  • Panic Process
  • Reprogramming the Client’s Behavior
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Treating Phobias
Unit Thirteen: Improving Self-Esteem and Motivation

The module will discuss the origins of low self-esteem and the attempt for reprogramming the subconscious to improve the self-esteem of a person. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the structure and "Importance of self-concept"
  • Discussed the meaning of "Self Esteem"
  • Understand how a hypnotic induction can improve self esteem

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Defining Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
  • Self-Esteem is a State of Mind
  • Activities Assisting in Gaining Insight and Understanding of Self-Esteem
  • Self-Esteem Development Action Plan
  1. Develop an Action Plan
  2. Create a Positive Belief System
  3. Focus on Personal Strengths
  • Using a Hypnotic Induction
  • Using a Hypnotic Induction to Improve Self-Esteem
Unit Fourteen: Improving Learning Experiences

The module will tackle learning experiences that reduce and prevent successful learning as it is crucial an individual matter. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Define and explain "Associative learning"
  • Give an overview of learning theories and the learning process
  • Understand how to design learning experience induction

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Learning Theories
  • The Learning Process 
  • Assessing Negative Factors
  • Assessing Previous Learning Experiences
  • Reprogramming for Positive Learning Results
  • Designing A Learning Experience Induction
Unit Fifteen: Developing and Enhancing Creativity

Creativity is part and parcel of every human being as it has always been with us and is us. All people are capable of creative work as creativity covers a vast field. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize the characteristics of "creativity"
  • Understand the qualities of the "creative personality"
  • Explain the stages of the "creative process" and give examples of "creative blocks"

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Definitions and Theories of Creativity
  • Innovative creativity
  • A Few Qualities of the Creative Personality
  1. Intelligence
  2. Fluency
  3. Originality
  4. Flexibility
  5. Elaboration
  6. Sensitivity
  7. Untiring Diligence
  8. Self-confidence and Courage
  9. Non-conformity
  • Stages of the Creative Process
  1. The initial stage of empathy
  2. The stage of imagination
  3. The stage of concentration
  4. The stage of incubation
  5. The final stage of implementing the solution
  • Creativity Blocks
  1. Emotional Blocks
  2. Perceptual Blocks
  3. Cultural Blocks
  • Reactivating the Creative Process
  1. Fear of failure and fear of the unknown
  2. Self criticism
  3. Excessive and prolonged creative activity
  4. A rigid working to a time-tabled schedule
  5. Ill-health or not enjoying optimum health
  6. Enhanced Creativity Induction
Unit Sixteen: Overview of Counselling Skills

Counselling is an asset for hypnotherapists to the treatment of the client as the necessary counselling skills is a valuable tool before treating post-traumatic stress disorders and depression. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Examine definitions of "Counselling"
  • Understand Counselling vocabulary
  • Explain the skills involved in effective counselling

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Definition of Counselling
  • Introduction
  • Counselling Vocabulary
  • Listening Skills
  • Basic Interview Skills
  1. Attendance
  2. Question
  3. Clarification
  4. Paraphrase
  5. Guidance
  6. Empathic Understanding
  7. Genuineness
  8. Acceptance
  9. Non-directive counselling
  10. Explore - Understand – Act
  • The Counselling Relationship
  • Trial and Error
  • The General Approach
  • Eliciting Phase Skills
  • Types of Self-Motivational Statements
  • How to Elicit Self-Motivating Statements
  • Questions to Elicit Self-Motivating Statements
  • Roadblocks to Communication
Unit Seventeen: Working with Depression

Research data revealed that episodes of depression are starting at earlier ages and that childhood is emerging as a future of the modern scene. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Introduce and explain causes of depression
  • Understand the condition of "post-natal depression"
  • Suggest management and coping skills for depression

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction
  • What is Depression?
  1. Anxiety
  2. Phobias
  3. Neurotic depression
  4. Affective disorders
  5. Milder manic
  6. Acute manic states
  7. Depressed state
  • Circular Manic- Depressive Psychosis
  • The Causes of Depression
  • Depression in Females
  • Methods of Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Management and Coping Skills
Unit Eighteen: Loss and Separation

Emotions are linked to separation reaction that occurs during lifestyle changes as separation carries a sense of loss. The following are different situations that cause a different reaction: Divorce, Moving, Job loss, loss of health and mobility, and rejection by a lover. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize the emotions associated with loss and separation
  • Discussed the stages of recovery from loss
  • Summarize the basic principles of a loss and separation induction

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Stages of Recovery from Loss
  1. Coping stage
  2. Realization stage
  3. Immobilization stage
  4. Acceptance stage
  5. Letting go
  • Programming for Recovery from Loss
  • The Total Induction
Unit Nineteen: Obsessive Compulsive Behavior Disorders (OCB)

The module will discuss obsessive-compulsive disorders that can be a causative factor to many related disorders. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Define the terms "Obsession and Compulsion"
  • Summarize the formation and characteristics of obsessive-compulsive behaviors
  • Identify the recommend classifications of treatments available for OCB

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction: The Problem Itself
  • Pure obsessional thoughts
  1. Religious
  2. Sexual
  3. Violent
  • The Confusion in Diagnosis
  1. Morbid preoccupation
  2. Obsessional ruminations
  3. Anorexia nervosa
  • Behavioral Problem or Disease
  • How the Mind Can Help
  1. Behavior therapy
  2. Paradoxical intention
  3. Cognitive therapy
  • Training the Mind
  • The First Step is Self-Awareness
  • Teaching the Individual
Unit Twenty: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The client is encouraged to recall the traumatic events as distinctly as possible, as the reaction is required during the process and not merely what they saw, heard, smelled and felt. It is a therapeutic process that is necessary to address the problem and to come into terms with the trauma that he or she experienced. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the characteristics and symptoms of "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"
  • Discussed the hormonal changes associated with PTSD
  • Identify the necessary stages in recovery of PTSD

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Stage One
  • Stage Two
  • Stage Three
Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will have a better understanding of hypnotherapy. You will also be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

The Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Units of Study

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
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

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

Computer requirements

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

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

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Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash 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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  • Delivery: Online
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  • Duration: 150 Hours
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What you will learn
  • Historical background
  • The power of the sub-conscious – the brain and states of consciousness
  • The hypnotic induction
  • Modes of communication within the hypnotic trance
  • Various induction styles and techniques
  • Brief overview of personality theories
  • The addictive personality
  • Defining self-hypnosis and auto-suggestion
  • A lifestyle change
  • Health conditions (losing weight, changing to a non-smoking lifestyle)
  • Reducing a stressful lifestyle
  • Anxiety disorders and phobias
  • Improving self-esteem and motivation
  • Improving learning experiences
  • Developing and enhancing creativity
  • Overview of counselling skills
  • Working with depression
  • Loss and separation e.g. death, job-loss, divorce
  • Obsessive compulsive behaviors
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Study Hypnotherapy Online Course and 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 mobilize the beneficial powers of the subconscious. This course makes the techniques and the benefits of the hypnotic trance and self-hypnosis available to you.

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The Hypnotherapy Online Course is delivered 100 percent online.

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  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

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Hypnotherapy Online Course Outline

Unit One: Historical Background

Hypnosis is a formidable tool used for implementing change in the life of a person since it relates to strange, weird, and mysterious.  The hypnotic state can be experienced by animals and even people, although humans have been often unaware of it due to it being a natural state of mind. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the practice of "Hypnotherapy" and its practical uses
  • Describe the "Hypnosis Trance" and the various "hypnoidal States"
  • Identify possible resistance to hypnosis

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Uses for Hypnosis
  • Describing the Hypnosis Trance
  • Good/ Poor Subjects for Hypnosis
  • Resistance to Hypnosis
  • Types of Hypoidal States
  1. Waking Hypnosis
  2. Reverie and Day-Dreaming
  3. Hypnogogic and Hypnopompic States
  • Depth of Trance/ State
  1. Light hypnosis
  2. Medium-depth hypnosis
  3. Deep hypnosis
  • Left/ Right Side Brain
  1. Conscious
  2. Sub-conscious
  • Post-Hypnotic Suggestions
  1. Elimination
  2. Installation
  • Background to Hypnosis Explained
  • Mesmerism Became the Forerunner of Hypnotic Suggestion
Unit Two: The Power of The Sub-Conscious

The brain is considered as the physical brain of grey matter, nerves, synaptic connections, and many more that makes us the brain. On the other hand, the mind refers to the functioning of the input into the brain. It has two modes of functioning, namely the conscious or rational level and the subconscious or irrational level. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the differences between the "conscious and unconscious" mind
  • Identify different states of consciousness and their associated characteristics
  • Define the stages of a hypnosis session

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Duality of the Mind
  • Levels of Consciousness
  • Conclusion
  • The Conscious Mind
  • The Sub-conscious (unconscious) Mind
  • The Sub-conscious Mind
  • Five Stages of a Hypnosis Session
  1. Introduction
  2. Induction
  3. Deepening
  4. Post-hypnotic suggestions
  5. Awakening the client
  • Mode of Induction
  1. Visual
  2. Auditory
  3. Kinesthetic
  • Nature of Induction
  1. Permissive
  2. Authoritarian
  • Factors Affecting the Induction
  1. Awareness
  2. Status
  3. Expectation
  4. Motivation
  5. Creativity
  6. Miscellaneous
  • Incorporating External Distractions
  1. Traffic, building works etc
  2. External fire alarm, children playing etc
  3. Physically uncomfortable, door slamming etc
  4. The Voice
  5. Physical Observations
  • Suggestion Techniques
  1. Express Positively
  2. Prevent Ambiguity
  3. Vary Verbal Delivery
  4. Immediate Future
  5. Use the Senses
  6. Personalize Suggestions
Unit Three: The Hypnotic Induction

A person cannot be hypnotized without their knowledge or consent even if every person is a potential hypnotic subject. The hypnotist can create an illusion by use of words and actions as there is a 90% success rate that a person, who is willing, can be hypnotized. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the processes involved in inducing hypnosis
  • Understand the language used in an Induction
  • Describe the "Hypnotic Voice"

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Assessing Suggestibility
  • Stiff Arm Exercise
  • The Bucket Exercise
  • The Hand Clasp Exercise
  • Swaying Suggestibility Exercise
  • Hypnotic Inductions
  1. Variere
  2. The Fixation Induction
  3. The Rapid Induction
  4. The Indirect Induction
  5. The Relaxation Induction
  6. The Progressive Relaxation Induction
  • Language Used in an Induction
  1. Synonyms
  2. Paraphrased suggestions
  3. Connective words
  4. Time designations
  5. The Hypnotic Voice
  6. The monotone voice
  7. The rhythmic or singsong voice
  8. Word distortion for emphasis and reinforcement
  9. Raised pitch.
  10. Uninterrupted rhythm.
  11. Silent pause.
  12. The Structure of an Induction
  13. Step 1. Beginning the induction
  14. Step 2. Systematic relaxation of the body
  15. Step 3. Creating imagery of deeper relaxation
  16. Step 4. Deepening the trance
  17. Step 5. The special place
  18. Step 6. Concluding the induction
Unit Four: Modes of Communication Within the Hypnotic Trance

The suggestion is a part of everyday communication that can be used as effective hypnotic communication. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Identify "Hypnotic Communication" styles
  • Suggest suitable relaxation techniques and the use of "Deepening Suggestions"
  • Understand how to structure effective suggestions

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction
  • Style of Communication
  • Authoritarian Style
  • Permissive Style
  • Hypnotic communication is based on suggestion
  • Formulation of Suggestions
  • Relaxation Suggestions
  • Deepening Suggestions
  • Direct Suggestions
  • Indirect Suggestions
  • Imagery Suggestions
  • Structuring Effective Suggestions
Unit Five: Induction Styles and Techniques

Establishing rapport with a client is vital since mistrust and dislike will only fail. The relationship between the client and hypnotist should have a co-operative venture wherein the client must have confidence and feel at ease with the hypnotist. On the other hand, the hypnotherapist should feel certain and in control of the situation while knowing what the client knows about the hypnotic trance.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Identify induction styles and techniques
  • Understand the "Eye Fixation Induction" Technique
  • Explain the use of Introduction Procedures with the help of mechanical devices

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Starting a Hypnotherapy Session
  • Flower Hypnotic Technique
  1. Introduction
  2. Future tense
  3. Present tense
  4. Control
  5. Then the present tense
  6. Take control
  • Blackboard Induction
  1. Introduction
  2. Present
  3. Control
  • Magnets Conversion
  • The Relaxation Induction
  • Eye Fixation Induction
  • Introduction Procedures with the Help of Mechanical Devices
Unit Six: Overview of Personality Theories

People are prepared to integrate other people’s points of view with our own from biographies, autobiographies, novels, to the stories of children. It is because the investigation into the self is an attempt to give meaning to life. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Introduce and explain basic elements of the human personality
  • Describe Personality Theories
  • Discussed the general characteristics of "Humanistic Psychology"

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Elements of Personality
  1. Temperament
  2. Character Trait
  3. Character
  4. Mood
  5. Disposition
  6. Tendency
  7. Habit
  8. Attitude
  • Theorists and Theories: What is Personality?
  1. Hippocrates, Greek, 5th century B.C.
  2. Sigmund Freud, Austrian 1856 – 1939
  3. Alfred Adler, Austrian, 1870 – 1937
  4. Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss, 1875 – 1961
  5. Karen Horney, American (born German), 1885 – 1952
  6. Gordon Allport, American, 1897 – 1967
  7. Erik H. Erikson, American, ( German born) 1902
  8. F. Skinner, American, 1904
  9. Abraham H Maslow, American, 1908 – 1970
  10. Personality Theories
  11. Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)
    1. ID
    2. The Ego
    3. The Super-Ego
    4. Libido Development (Psycho-sexual Development)
    5. Criticism of Freud
  12. Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)
    1. Core Aspects of Adler's Theory
    2. Criticism of Adler
  13. Carl Jung (1871-1961)
    1. The Conscious Level
    2. The Personal Sub-conscious Level
    3. The Collective Sub-conscious
    4. Objective Psyche
    5. The Persona
    6. The Anima
    7. Individuation
    8. Criticism of Jung
  14. Humanistic Perspective on Psychology
  15. General Characteristics of Humanistic Psychology
  16. Carl Rogers
  • Maslow’s Theory of Motivation
  1. Personality and Behavior
  2. Coping Skills
  3. Defense Mechanisms
  4. Characteristics of Defense Mechanisms
  5. Specific Defense Mechanisms (Engler 1979)
Unit Seven: The Addictive Personality

Substance abuse and substance dependence will be given attention to by the module. Addiction tendency is present to all human beings; however small, it is part of human nature. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize the characteristics of "Human Dependencies"
  • Understand the criteria for substance dependence and abuse
  • Describe the classification of substances

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Substance Dependence
  • Criteria for Substance Dependence and Abuse
  1. Substance Dependence
  2. Substance Abuse
  • Classification of Substances
  1. Hallucinogenic Drugs
  2. Alcohol
  3. Opiates/Opioids
  4. Sedatives
  5. Stimulants
  6. Inhalants
  7. The Problem of Addition
Unit Eight: Defining Self Hypnosis and Auto-Suggestion

Self-hypnosis can be compared to hetero hypnosis wherein it is the act of hypnotizing another person. The suggestion is the key to hypnotic trance which is why hypnosis is made possible to all human beings, and it is the autosuggestible component that makes self-hypnosis possible. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Describe purpose of self-hypnosis and how it differs from heterohypnosis
  • Understand the "Self-hypnosis" procedure
  • Identify attitudes conducive to Self-hypnosis

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Common Fallacies and Facts
  • Looking at the Brain, the Conscious and Sub-conscious
  • Introduction
  1. Step One: Conscious Analysis of Problem
  2. Step Two: Self-Relaxation
  3. Step Three: Determining Suggestibility
  4. The Eye Closure Procedure
  5. The Swallowing Technique
  6. Step Four: Analyzing the Problem
  7. Step Five: Giving Post-hypnotic Therapeutic Suggestions
  8. Step Six: Termination of the Self-Hypnotic Trance
  • Attitudes Conducive to Self-hypnosis

Unit Nine: A Lifestyle Change

The theory of motivation has an outstanding contribution to change as clients need support, and the theory provides the therapist with the needed assistance. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize the concept of "Motivation" and supportive "Motivational theories"
  • Describe the various life stages
  • Identify why goal-setting is important in a life-style change program

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Concept of Motivation and its Application
  1. Psychological Based
  2. Alderfer’s ERG Theory
  3. Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory
  4. Setting a Goal
  5. Monitoring Progress
  6. Managing Life Stages
  7. Pulling up the roots: 18 to 22-year old
  8. The twenties
  9. Demanding thirties
  10. Re-rooting thirty to thirty-five
  11. Deadline Decade: thirty-five to forty-five
  12. The Comeback Decade
  13. Mature Decades
Unit Ten: Health Conditions (Losing Weight, Changing to a Non-Smoking Lifestyle)

In order to change the behavior of a person, the habit needs to be unlatched from the subconscious as hypnotherapist needs to assist their clients in shorting out and facing up to the reasons for their habit. The next step is setting up an alternative behavior pattern and lastly is to set up a monitoring system to assist the client.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the reasons why individuals smoke
  • Explain how to establish an alternative behavioral pattern
  • Summarize weight control induction

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Reasons Why People Smoke
  • Setting Up an Alternative Behavior Pattern
  • Committing to Stopping Smoking
  • Reprogramming the Alternative Behaviors
  • Hypnotic Induction
  • Common Reasons Why People Overeat
Unit Eleven: Reducing A Stressful Lifestyle

Stress deserves attention for the treatment of disease and in the promotion of health. Stress management techniques are closely correlated with time management. Chronic stress can contribute to a physical and mental breakdown, and it Is believed that stress levels increase because of lack of time to complete the assigned workloads. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the physical, emotional, mental and behavioral effects of stress
  • Identify personality types including the characteristics of "Type A and B" Personality Pattern
  • Examine your understanding of "Coping responses" and stress reduction strategies

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Effects of Stress
  1. Physical Effects
  2. Emotional Effects
  3. Mental Effects
  4. Behavioral Effects
  • Factors Affecting Individual Reasons to Stress
  1. Reactions Differ
  2. Ability to Cope
  3. Personality
  4. Type A Personality Pattern
  5. Type B Personality Pattern
  6. Primary appraisal
  7. Secondary appraisal
  8. Coping with the stressor
  • Stressful Situation Analysis
  • Developing Positive Responses
  • Hypnotic Induction
Unit Twelve: Anxiety Disorders and Phobias

The feeling of anxiety is triggered by internal thought as it becomes the stimulus for further catastrophic thought. The resultant panic attack will be tackled and how it tends to escalate the panic attack as well as the ‘fight or flight’ response in the body. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize anxiety disorders and phobias and how they can be treated
  • Explain the Hypnotic Induction Procedure for Anxiety and Panic
  • Define the term "Phobia" and the common causes of Phobias

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Panic as a Stress Response
  • Panic Process
  • Reprogramming the Client’s Behavior
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Treating Phobias
Unit Thirteen: Improving Self-Esteem and Motivation

The module will discuss the origins of low self-esteem and the attempt for reprogramming the subconscious to improve the self-esteem of a person. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the structure and "Importance of self-concept"
  • Discussed the meaning of "Self Esteem"
  • Understand how a hypnotic induction can improve self esteem

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Defining Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
  • Self-Esteem is a State of Mind
  • Activities Assisting in Gaining Insight and Understanding of Self-Esteem
  • Self-Esteem Development Action Plan
  1. Develop an Action Plan
  2. Create a Positive Belief System
  3. Focus on Personal Strengths
  • Using a Hypnotic Induction
  • Using a Hypnotic Induction to Improve Self-Esteem
Unit Fourteen: Improving Learning Experiences

The module will tackle learning experiences that reduce and prevent successful learning as it is crucial an individual matter. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Define and explain "Associative learning"
  • Give an overview of learning theories and the learning process
  • Understand how to design learning experience induction

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Learning Theories
  • The Learning Process 
  • Assessing Negative Factors
  • Assessing Previous Learning Experiences
  • Reprogramming for Positive Learning Results
  • Designing A Learning Experience Induction
Unit Fifteen: Developing and Enhancing Creativity

Creativity is part and parcel of every human being as it has always been with us and is us. All people are capable of creative work as creativity covers a vast field. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize the characteristics of "creativity"
  • Understand the qualities of the "creative personality"
  • Explain the stages of the "creative process" and give examples of "creative blocks"

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Definitions and Theories of Creativity
  • Innovative creativity
  • A Few Qualities of the Creative Personality
  1. Intelligence
  2. Fluency
  3. Originality
  4. Flexibility
  5. Elaboration
  6. Sensitivity
  7. Untiring Diligence
  8. Self-confidence and Courage
  9. Non-conformity
  • Stages of the Creative Process
  1. The initial stage of empathy
  2. The stage of imagination
  3. The stage of concentration
  4. The stage of incubation
  5. The final stage of implementing the solution
  • Creativity Blocks
  1. Emotional Blocks
  2. Perceptual Blocks
  3. Cultural Blocks
  • Reactivating the Creative Process
  1. Fear of failure and fear of the unknown
  2. Self criticism
  3. Excessive and prolonged creative activity
  4. A rigid working to a time-tabled schedule
  5. Ill-health or not enjoying optimum health
  6. Enhanced Creativity Induction
Unit Sixteen: Overview of Counselling Skills

Counselling is an asset for hypnotherapists to the treatment of the client as the necessary counselling skills is a valuable tool before treating post-traumatic stress disorders and depression. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Examine definitions of "Counselling"
  • Understand Counselling vocabulary
  • Explain the skills involved in effective counselling

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Definition of Counselling
  • Introduction
  • Counselling Vocabulary
  • Listening Skills
  • Basic Interview Skills
  1. Attendance
  2. Question
  3. Clarification
  4. Paraphrase
  5. Guidance
  6. Empathic Understanding
  7. Genuineness
  8. Acceptance
  9. Non-directive counselling
  10. Explore - Understand – Act
  • The Counselling Relationship
  • Trial and Error
  • The General Approach
  • Eliciting Phase Skills
  • Types of Self-Motivational Statements
  • How to Elicit Self-Motivating Statements
  • Questions to Elicit Self-Motivating Statements
  • Roadblocks to Communication
Unit Seventeen: Working with Depression

Research data revealed that episodes of depression are starting at earlier ages and that childhood is emerging as a future of the modern scene. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Introduce and explain causes of depression
  • Understand the condition of "post-natal depression"
  • Suggest management and coping skills for depression

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction
  • What is Depression?
  1. Anxiety
  2. Phobias
  3. Neurotic depression
  4. Affective disorders
  5. Milder manic
  6. Acute manic states
  7. Depressed state
  • Circular Manic- Depressive Psychosis
  • The Causes of Depression
  • Depression in Females
  • Methods of Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Management and Coping Skills
Unit Eighteen: Loss and Separation

Emotions are linked to separation reaction that occurs during lifestyle changes as separation carries a sense of loss. The following are different situations that cause a different reaction: Divorce, Moving, Job loss, loss of health and mobility, and rejection by a lover. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Summarize the emotions associated with loss and separation
  • Discussed the stages of recovery from loss
  • Summarize the basic principles of a loss and separation induction

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Stages of Recovery from Loss
  1. Coping stage
  2. Realization stage
  3. Immobilization stage
  4. Acceptance stage
  5. Letting go
  • Programming for Recovery from Loss
  • The Total Induction
Unit Nineteen: Obsessive Compulsive Behavior Disorders (OCB)

The module will discuss obsessive-compulsive disorders that can be a causative factor to many related disorders. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Define the terms "Obsession and Compulsion"
  • Summarize the formation and characteristics of obsessive-compulsive behaviors
  • Identify the recommend classifications of treatments available for OCB

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction: The Problem Itself
  • Pure obsessional thoughts
  1. Religious
  2. Sexual
  3. Violent
  • The Confusion in Diagnosis
  1. Morbid preoccupation
  2. Obsessional ruminations
  3. Anorexia nervosa
  • Behavioral Problem or Disease
  • How the Mind Can Help
  1. Behavior therapy
  2. Paradoxical intention
  3. Cognitive therapy
  • Training the Mind
  • The First Step is Self-Awareness
  • Teaching the Individual
Unit Twenty: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The client is encouraged to recall the traumatic events as distinctly as possible, as the reaction is required during the process and not merely what they saw, heard, smelled and felt. It is a therapeutic process that is necessary to address the problem and to come into terms with the trauma that he or she experienced. 

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Explain the characteristics and symptoms of "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"
  • Discussed the hormonal changes associated with PTSD
  • Identify the necessary stages in recovery of PTSD

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Stage One
  • Stage Two
  • Stage Three
Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will have a better understanding of hypnotherapy. You will also be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

The Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Units of Study

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
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

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:

Windows:

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

MAC/iOS

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

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash 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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