3rd August 2019


Course 2

BHRTI offers a 9-day practitioner training in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, teaching you the principles, techniques and language patterns of the famous hypnotherapist Milton Erickson.

It is a hands-on training giving you the knowledge, understanding and experience you need to work as a hypnotherapist or apply Ericksonian techniques in your current profession.

By the end of the course you will be able to guide people into trance naturally and easily, and help them solve a wide range of problems using hypnosis.


Who should attend?

This course is especially designed for people working in healthcare professions like psychotherapists, psychologists, doctors, nurses, and social workers. It is also an excellent way for people working in fields such as education, management or entertainment to learn how to communicate more effectively. Some people also take this course for their own personal development.


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.


Every course day will include:

  • Presentations of Ericksonian principles, techniques and language patterns

  • 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

  • Brainstorming sessions to generate new ideas, pathways and possibilities

  • Structured exercises to practice an induction or intervention

  • Integrative exercises to practice a full therapy session


Here is an overview of the topics covered in the practitioner course:

You will learn a set of Ericksonian principles and how to apply them verbally and non-verbally.

  • Observation-Utilisation
  • Conscious/unconscious dissociation
  • Automatic/unconscious change and healing
  • Unconscious resources and solutions
  • Multilevel communication
  • Naturalistic trance and change
  • Client individuality
  • Natural ability to go into trance, change and heal
  • Therapist flexibility and creativity

You will learn how to create a deep level of rapport that allows people to open up, change and transform.

  • Creating up a Yes-set
  • Matching body language, breathing.
  • Matching words, phrases, voice tone.
  • Validating all responses as appropriate and helpful
  • Utilising beliefs, values and needs.

You will learn how to acquire high quality information that is essential for quickly getting to the heart of the problem and knowing how to deal with it.

  • Open versus closed questions
  • NLP metamodel questions
  • Well-formed outcome questions
  • Solution Focussed questions
  • Indirect questions to the unconscious mind
  • Timing and proportioning information gathering

You will learn how to guide people into trance in a natural way utilising their own ideas and experiences. Also we’ll explore how to observe, elicit and utilize trance phenomena.

  • Previous-Trance inductions; previous hypnotic trance, everyday trance
  • Conversational inductions: using vague and indirect suggestions for trance
  • Nonverbal inductions: handshake, arm levitation
  • Visualisations: Staircase induction, Four Seasons induction
  • Classical inductions (Ericksonian style): fixation, fascination

You will learn indirect hypnotic language (Milton language) for bypassing the limited and critical conscious mind and stimulating the unconscious to solve the problem.

  • Artfully vague language
  • Permissive suggestions
  • Embedded suggestions
  • Implication and presupposition
  • Binds and double binds
  • Linking present states to desired states
  • Posthypnotic suggestion
  • Metaphor and analogy

You will learn a large set of hypnotherapeutic skills to be used during trance induction and therapeutic intervention.

  • Observe and utilise minimal cues
  • Use direct and indirect suggestion
  • Normalise experiences
  • Use a hypnotic voice rhythm and tonality
  • Pace and lead experiences: verbally and non-verbally
  • Elicit and enhance resources
  • Anchor states: problem or resource states
  • Pattern intervention: matching, scrambling
  • Chunk information: up/down/lateral
  • Reframing: content/context/meaning
  • Ideomotor signalling
  • Analogue marking

You will learn effective interventions from Ericksonian hypnotherapy and NLP for solving specific psychological, emotional or social problems.

  • Submodality change
  • Swish technique
  • Scrambling symptoms
  • Phobia process
  • Brooks Stop smoking technique
  • Multiple screens
  • Collapsing anchors
  • Metaphors, analogies


The interventions taught on this course are designed to help people with issues like weight control, smoking, phobias, anxiety, pain control, stage freight, sport performance, self esteem. Depending on your general knowledge and experience as a coach, counsellor or therapist you can apply Ericksonian skills, techniques and language patterns with any psychological, emotional or social problem.



By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Establish deep rapport with almost anyone

  • Guide people into trance easily and naturally

  • Quickly get to the heart of someone’s problem

  • Use hypnotic language in hypnotherapy or any other field

  • Use hypnotic intervention for problem solving and goal achievement

  • Solve your own problems with hypnosis

  • Unleash your own unconscious potential and wisdom


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.


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 2019.


Your qualification

We are a GHSC accredited training and on graduation you will receive our Practitioner Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling.

If combined with our Online Course  you will be eligible to register with the General Hypnotherapy Register.


Location etc

Location: Birbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom

Dates: Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th of August 2019 (9.30am – 5.30pm).

Accommodation: People from abroad or outside of the London area can choose from a list of hotels in the area. Inexpensive accommodation is also available within the university.


Course fee and enrollment

The course fee is £2850. Please secure your place with a £350 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: £ 350.00
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