17th May 2019


Course 2

BHRTI offers a 3-day CPD certification course on treating phobias with Ericksonian-based approaches.

It is a hands-on training giving you the knowledge, understanding and experience you need to treat phobias in your work.

By the end of the course you will be able to treat people who suffer from a wide range of phobias.



As you are no doubt aware many people suffer from specific phobias but you might be surprised to learn just how many. In the United States about 26 million have a phobia of a certain object, animal of situation and many of them are multi-phobic.

Although phobias are common, the effect on a person’s life can be far reaching and debilitating. People who have a phobia often suffer from great anxiety, avoid important events, places or activities and base major life decisions on their phobia.

Curing a phobia not only removes an intense fear; it allows the person to live according to his or her goals, dreams and life purpose.


Course content

This course has a unique concept of multi-level learning; acquiring principles, concepts and structures at the conscious level while developing intuitions, experiences, and creative strategies at the unconscious level. The 3 days will include:

  • An overview of theoretical aspects of phobias

  • Live demonstrations in front of the group

  • Video excerpts of hypnotherapy pioneer Stephen Brooks breaking down his techniques and skills

  • Short and playful exercises to practice specific skills

  • Structured exercises to practice specific therapeutic techniques

  • Integrative exercises to practice a full phobia treatment session


Comparison with standard treatment

Often phobia clients are treated with CBT, which involves exposure and systematic desensitization. Such a treatment can be effective, but it is long-term so carries the risk of people giving up prematurely. Sadly some people don’t even consider therapy that involves exposure, due to a fear that they cannot handle it.

An alternative treatment is the NLP technique known as the fast phobia cure which can provide resolution without exposure. This technique is often effective, but sometimes it is not enough, especially for phobias which are long term, involve multiple situations or objects, or are the result of severe trauma.


What you will learn

On this course you will learn everything you need to know about specific phobias and how to resolve them quickly and effectively. You will explore various aspects of phobias including cause, secondary gain, limiting beliefs, identity and social systems.

To address these factors we will use various elements of Ericksonian hypnosis, solution focused therapy, NLP and EMDR. Rather than applying a standard technique or procedure you will learn how to adapt therapy to a client’s beliefs, needs and thinking style.

This course is based on the original teaching of the world renowned expert in the field of Ericksonian hypnotherapy Stephen Brooks as modelled by Jos van Boxtel and has been created due to an increasing demand by therapists wanting to become more competent and confident in treating clients in a more effective way.

In this course specific phobias will be distinguished from complex anxieties like social phobia and agoraphobia. Treating the latter ones is the subject of a separate course.


Your Trainer

Your trainer on this course is Jos van Boxtel, an internationally recognised hypnotherapist and trainer of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and NLP. Jos has an established practice and training institute in the Netherlands, integrating hypnotherapy with approaches like EMDR, NLP, Solution Focused Therapy and Neurosemantics. He specialises in treating phobias.

Jos has studied NLP in the US and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy in Germany and the UK.  Jos has modelled the work of Stephen Brooks, the founder of BHRT, in considerable depth and is a leading authority on his approach to hypnotherapy. He is also author of the first of a series of Ericksonian Guides to be published in 2018. The first specialising in phobias.


Qualification and CPD Credits

This course awards participants with a Master Class Certificate in the Innovative Treatment of Phobias and is recognised by the General Hypnotherapy Register for CPD Credits.


Who Should Attend

This course is especially designed for people working in healthcare professions who have clients with a phobia, including psychotherapists, psychologists, hypnotherapists, coaches or counsellors. It will also be of interest to those who live with someone with a phobia, be it personally or professionally, to develop a better understanding and interaction with them.


Location etc

Location: St George’s Hospital University of London, Blackshaw Rd, Tooting, London. SW17 0QT

Dates: Friday 17 to Sunday 19 May 2019 (9.30am – 5.30pm).

Accommodation: People from abroad or outside of the London area can choose from a list of hotels or AirBnB in the area.


Course fee and enrollment

The course fee is £695. Please secure your place with a £195 deposit below. We will invoice you for the balance 3 weeks before the course starts. If you have any questions please email us here.


  • Price: £ 195.00
    BEYOND THE FAST PHOBIA CURE A three day Master Class Training based on the teaching of Stephen Brooks With Jos van Boxtel
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