Stephen Brooks’ Practitioner Diploma in Compassionate Hypnotherapy
Accredited Practitioner Diploma Training for students wishing to offer hypnotherapy to clients
- Location: Birbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
Your trainer is Stephen Brooks. Over the past 40 years Stephen has become one of the most respected hypnotherapists in the world, well known for his insight, compassion and relaxed conversational way of helping people overcome challenging problems. He has taught many of the biggest names in hypnotherapy today and his courses have run in over 20 hospitals and universities at the cutting edge of hypnosis training.
Stephen Brooks and the art of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy surely sets the highest standard.
— Dr Ernest Rossi – author with Milton H Erickson of The Collected Papers of Milton H Erickson
What You Will Get
By the end of the course you will be able to guide people into trance naturally and easily, and help them access resourceful states of consciousness needed to solve problems in a compassionate and caring way. You will have learnt and applied the Ericksonian therapy techniques and skills required to successfully treat clients presenting a wide range of psychological problems.
You will have developed a profound understanding of the many therapy techniques and skills taught on the course, enabling you to create your own unique techniques and therapeutic interventions and be able to do this indirectly in a way that makes others feel they’re responsible for their changes.
- EARN A RECOGNISED PRACTITIONER DIPLOMA IN COMPASSIONATE HYPNOTHERAPY
- SIGN UP WITH A 10% DEPOSIT!
- NOTHING ELSE TO PAY UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE LONDON COURSE!
- THEN PAY IN 9 MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS!
- COURSE HELD IN CENTRAL LONDON!
- LOW COST STUDENT ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE!
Who Should Attend?
This course is specially designed for people working in healthcare professions like psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, hypnotherapists, doctors, nurses, and social workers or those wishing to set up a practice in hypnotherapy. It is also an excellent way for people working in fields such as education or management to learn how to induce and utilise hypnosis and hypnotic trance more effectively with compassion and to bring about lasting therapeutic change in clients. Some people also take this course for their own personal development.
Every Course Day Will Include:
- Presentations of Ericksonian principles, techniques and language patterns for trance induction and therapy.
- Live demonstrations of the compassionate application of hypnotherapy in front of the group
- Short and playful exercises to practice specific skills
- Brainstorming sessions to generate new ideas, pathways and possibilities
- Structured exercises to practice hypnotic inductions, create language patterns, induce hypnotic phenomena and apply therapy techniques
- Integrative exercises to practice full compassion based hypnotherapy sessions
What You Will Learn
Verbal Rapport Building Utilizing Open Questions and Self-sharing:
- Learn to build trust and rapport with these simple highly focused questions.
Positive Frame and Reverse Frame Hypnotic Suggestions and Negative Tags:
- Learn how to get the other person to agree with you and develop an acceptance for your ideas.
Identifying the Minimal Cues of Hypnotic Trance:
- This unit will teach you how to recognise good hypnotic subjects and how to recognise when someone is going into trance.
The Uptime Downtime Hypnotic Trance Induction:
- This unit is based on two combined hypnotic induction techniques where the person is encouraged to shift their attention from one hypnotic state to another as an induction.
The Confusion Hypnosis Induction:
- This unit demonstrates how to use confusion as a hypnotic induction, how to create confusion, how to utilize it when it occurs naturally.
The Laws of Observation and Utilization in Hypnotherapy:
- This unit is based on the important principles of observation and utilization and teaches you what to do when you first start using hypnosis and then how to utilize what someone says or does, moment by moment.
Hypnotic Anchoring and Conditioning Techniques:
- This unit will teach you how to utilize human conditioning to get people to accept ideas and therapeutic treatment and how to also use these principles to induce hypnosis.
Pseudo Orientation in Time Hypnosis Technique:
- This technique will allow you to take someone into an imagined future and to report on what was necessary for their treatment to be successful.
Double Bind Hypnosis Suggestions:
- This unit teaches you a very effective hypnotic language pattern called the Double Bind. There are several classes of hypnotic double bind and they motivate people to accept new ideas and ways of accepting treatment programs.
Open-ended Hypnosis Suggestions:
- This unit teaches you a very effective hypnotic language pattern called the Open-ended Suggestion. These suggestions will help you induce hypnosis effectively and help someone accept new ways of thinking about their problem.
Arm Levitation Hypnosis Induction:
- The unit is based on an innovative approach to a traditional hypnotic technique where the person goes into a trance as their arm automatically lifts into the air.
The Laws of Positive Expectancy and Reinforcement in Hypnosis:
- This unit looks at the role of implication in speech and non-verbal behaviour and teaches you how to develop the skill to influence indirectly through an attitude of expectancy.
Implication, Compression and Economic Hypnotic Language:
- This unit will teach you how to maximize the time available by streamlining the hypnotic techniques you are being taught. This will help you be more effective when you interact with people.
The Laws of Reversed and Concentrated Effort as a Hypnotic Phenomena:
- This unit looks at the role of paradox in clinical practice and how you can use this as a therapeutic tool within your profession.
Arm and Eye Catalepsy as a Vehicle for Inducing Hypnosis:
- This unit will teach you how to produce hypnotic catalepsy as a hypnotic induction. This will reinforce someone’s confidence in you and in the treatment.
Responding to People who have Polarity Responses:
- This unit will help you deal with difficult and resistant people. You will learn techniques to calm someone down, to change the way they think and to turn objections into opportunities.
Passive Response Hypnotic Suggestions:
- This unit teaches you skills that help a person trust themselves more easily and not interfere in the treatment process in a negative way.
Learning and Teaching Someone How to Use Self Hypnosis:
- This unit will teach you to use self-hypnosis for your own personal development and to be able to teach it effectively to your patients.
Matching and Mirroring Someone’s Body Posture for Hypnosis:
- This unit is based on building rapport very quickly. You will learn to build trust almost immediately with every new person you meet.
Matching and Mirroring someone’s voice tonality, pitch and volume as a Hypnosis Technique:
- This unit is also based on building rapport very quickly. It will also help you to induce hypnotic trance more quickly and deeply.
Identifying and Matching Predicates as an Indirect Hypnosis Rapport Building Technique:
- This unit will help you achieve two outcome, understanding how someone experiences their problems and how to build rapport quickly and effectively.
Hypnotic Inductions based on Eye Fixation and Distraction Techniques:
- This unit is based innovative new ways of using classic eye fixation techniques as hypnotic inductions. You will learn how to indirectly hypnotise someone using your and their eyes.
Hypnosis Techniques for Communicating with the Unconscious:
- Learn about the right and left hemisphere and the abilities of the right and left brain.
Calibrating Facial Symmetry as an Observation Technique:
- Learn how the hemispheres influence the non-verbal cues on the face.
The Insertive Eye Contact Hypnosis Induction Technique:
- Learn how to implant suggestions indirectly into another person’s unconscious mind.
The Confusion Hypnosis Induction Technique:
- Learn how to utilize senses and behaviors as a powerful hypnotic induction by continually re-directing attention.
How to Use Indirect Contingent / Dependent Suggestions to Induce Hypnosis:
- This Unit will teach you how to apply pacing and leading to create interlocking chains of associated hypnotic suggestions to produce a network of mutually compounding directives.
How to Use Nominalizations as a Hypnosis Deepening Technique:
- This Unit will teach you how to create and apply non-specific hypnotic language that meets needs at an unconscious level.
How to use Indirect Passive Response Suggestions:
- This Unit will teach you how to play down the importance of the conscious mind while opening the potential of the unconscious mind.
How to Develop Someone’s Response Attentiveness to Hypnosis:
- When a person enters therapy they are sometimes apprehensive and have various expectations. This Unit will teach you how to utilize and build these expectations as a hypnotic and therapeutic tool.
How to Use Indirect Eye Fixation and Distraction as Hypnosis Inductions:
- In this Unit you will learn how to induce trance using only your eye movements. The Unit covers how to focus, direct and re-direct focus of attention directly and indirectly.
How to Use Indirect Non-verbal Hypnosis Inductions:
- This Unit will teach you how to induce hypnosis non-verbally by replicating trance in yourself, using pantomime techniques and trance anchoring.
How to use Favorite Leisure Activity to Induce Hypnosis:
- When people are enjoying themselves they are often in trance but don’t know it. This Unit will teach you how to use various leisure interests as trance inductions. Contexts used as trance inductions include: Creative absorption: listening / playing music, painting, listening to a lecture, watching a film, watching television). Conscious focus: playing sports, exercise, dancing. Daydreaming as trance experience, Thinking as trance experience.
How to Indirectly Evoke Previous Trance Experiences:
- One of the quickest and most effective ways of inducing trance is to re-induce a previous trance. This Unit will teach you how to re-induce previous trance states from your own sessions and from those of other therapists.
How to Match Breathing and Develop Progressive Relaxation in Someone:
- This Unit will teach you how to utilize the sensory experiential approach of relaxation, visualization and counting to induce hypnosis.
How to Use Classes of Hypnotic Double Bind:
- This Unit will teach you how to create a compelling illusionary choice by creating binds and double binds that motivate people and lead to therapeutic benefits. Binds covered include: Binds, Double Binds, Conscious-Unconscious Double Bind, Dissociation Double Bind, Double Dissociation Double Bind, Non Sequitur Double Bind, Reverse Set Double Bind, Bind and Double Bind Questions and Time Binds.
How to Use the Uptime Downtime Hypnosis Induction:
- This Unit will teach you how to utilize the extremes of altered states of consciousness and eye fatigue to induce hypnosis.
How to use the Self Suggestion Hypnosis Technique:
- This Unit will teach you how to induce hypnosis through a process of self-observation and self-suggestion that tie up all the senses.
How to perform an Indirect Arm Levitation Hypnosis Induction:
- This Unit will teach you how to induce and deepen trance with arm levitation techniques based on the apposition of opposites.
How to Use Hypnotic Surprise Techniques:
- This Unit will teach you how to induce hypnosis with surprise, shock and disorientation.
How to Use Early Learning Set Hypnosis Induction:
- This Unit will teach you how to use Erickson’s classic induction with people to evoke their early learning strategies for exploring hidden potential.
Learn the “My Friend John” Hypnosis Induction:
- This Unit will teach you how to utilise someone’s minimal cues of impending hypnotic trance as part of an analogy about hypnotising another person.
How to Use Indirect Behavioural Emphasis (Analogue Marking, Interspersal Technique) and Embedded Commands for Hypnosis:
- This Unit will teach you how to induce trance indirectly by covertly placing emphasis on selective parts of your communication.
Learn the Use of Indirect Hypnotic Language Patterns:
- This Unit will teach you how to use Fractured Semantics (Partial Remarks and Dangling Phrases). The Unit includes: Implication (Implied Directive), Double Meaning, Stacking Realities, Inter-contextual Cues and Suggestions and Conscious Incompetence Suggestions (Losing Abilities).
How to Use Stacking Hypnotic Potential, Multiple Tasks and Indirect Overloading Techniques in Hypnosis:
- This Unit will teach you how to offer simultaneous tasks that create conscious confusion and an acceptance for ensuing trance.
Learn to Recognize the Minimal Cues of Hypnotic Trance:
- Learn how to become more intuitive by recognising the indicators of hypnotic trance that happen unconsciously as people drift in and out of hypnosis.
Learn Hypnotic Compound Suggestion Language Patterns Utilizing the Observable and Non-observable Stacking Technique:
- Learn how to shift someone’s awareness from external to internal reality by embedding stacked Compound Suggestions and “truisms that shock” within an Ericksonian trance induction.
Learn to Identify Someone’s Positive and Negative Response Cues:
- Learn how to recognize when people are thinking yes or no by calibrating to their minimal cues and changes in muscle tone.
The Old Master Hypnosis Induction:
- How to give someone the experience of floating out of their body and deeper into trance.
Post Hypnotic Suggestions:
- Learn how to trigger new behaviors or ways of thinking within a person after and between consultations.
Hypnotic Serial Suggestions:
- Learn how to re-create a remembered event in a compelling way by re-structuring a detailed visualization.
Matching and Mirroring Behaviour During a Consultation:
- How to utilise facial expressions and minimal cues to build rapport and induce hypnosis.
The Four Seasons Hypnosis Induction:
- Open up your creativity with this therapeutic and metaphoric visualization induction that induces and deepens hypnosis.
Non-verbal Hypnotic Induction:
- Learn ways to induce hypnosis non-verbally by replicating trance, anchoring suggestions to eye blinks, de-focusing your eyes and offering tactile confusion.
The Problems You Will Be Able To Treat
The therapeutic interventions taught on this course are designed to help people with a wide range of issues including anxiety disorders, complex eating disorders, psychosomatic symptoms, substance abuse, smoking, weigh loss, lack of confidence, phobias, depression, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, relationship problems, sexual dysfunction and pain etc.
Stephen Brooks not only knows how to do effective Ericksonian Hypnosis he knows how to teach others how to do it.
— Bill O’Hanlon – author of Taproots and Solution-Oriented Hypnosis.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Establish deep rapport creating an atmosphere of safety and trust
- Guide people in and out of hypnotic trance easily and naturally
- Acquire high quality information in a safe, respectful and effective way
- Create hypnotic phenomena and hypnotic states for therapy
- Utilise hypnotic states to create profound change in clients
- Use advanced hypnotic language to resolve problems in any therapeutic field
- Use indirect hypnotic language to induce and deepen trance in hypnotic and non-hypnotic contexts
- Utilise anyone’s personality to help them access trance and resources for problem solving
- Access your own resources for problem solving
- Unleash your unconscious potential and wisdom
This course is recognised by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and you can apply for Associate Membership of their General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) after completing the London course, and Practitioner Membership after also completing the online part of the course. After two years in practice your status with the GHR can be upgraded to Advance Practitioner.
Paying by instalments after you have graduated
Investment: £ 3,800.00
|Enroll for only £380.00|
|Nothing Else To Pay Until After You Have Completed the London Course|
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Balance paid in 9 monthly installments of only £380.00 after you have completed the London course.
Location and dates
Location: Birbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom
Dates: Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th and Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th of August 2019. Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm each day. The online part of the course starts 1st September 2019 and requires about 3 hours study a week but can be completed sooner.
Course Fee and Enrollment
London Practitioner Diploma in Compassionate Hypnotherapy
Your Investment: £3,800
Paid with a 10% deposit when you sign up, then nothing more to pay until after you have completed the London course. Balance then payable with 9 installments of only £380 per month.
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