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Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course

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Train to become an Hypnotherapy Practitioner with the online Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course, course materials include the full Hypnotherapy Practitioner Manual as an e-manual, e-books, a recommended reading list, and Hypnotherapy scripts and worksheets. The online course is exactly the same course syllabus and certification as the classroom based courses

We also offer all students doing the home study training the opportunity to come along and do some practice of the techniques for the weekend on one of the residential courses at our training centre in Manchester at no extra cost. This greatly enhances learning and enables you to put all of your learning in to practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course also is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

What will I learn on the course?

Course Syllabus

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course Contents:

Module 1:

Introducing Hypnosis

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis Facts

Uses for Hypnosis

Definition of Hypnosis

How does it Work

Parts of the Mind

Conscious Mind

Subconscious Mind

Understanding the Powerful Abilities of the Subconscious Mind

Module 2:

Historical Background of Hypnosis

Brain Waves and Functions

Processing Information


The Map is Not the Territory & Representational Systems

Representational Systems

Module 3:

Different Types of Hypnosis

Authoritarian Style

Permissive Style



Theory about Types of Hypnotic Inductions

Distinctions about Trance Inductions

Module 4:

Structuring a Successful Appointment

Sample Weight Loss Questionnaire

Key Points to Structuring a Hypnotherapy Session

Building Rapport with Clients

Structuring a Successful Pre-Talk

Common Misconceptions about Hypnosis

Module 5:

Suggestibility Tests

Balloon and Book

The Hand Clasp Exercise

Cheek or Chin

Module 6:

Induction Techniques

The Structure of an Induction

Language Used in an Induction

Eye Fixation Induction Script

Ticking Clock Induction Script

Induction Script a Beautiful Day

Eye Fixation and Arm Levitation Script

Deepeners - to be used after an Induction

The Garden Script

My Best Friend Script – Deepener

The Minds Eye Deepener

Module 7:


Creating a Brilliant Future Technique

Stress Management

A Client Session for Stress Relief

Stress Test

The Weight of a Burden

Wash Away Stress Script – Sandcastles

Blow Away Stress Script

Stress Relief with Hypnosis

Module 8:

Overcoming Fears & Phobias

What is Fear?

Fast Phobia Cure - The Technique


Module 9:

Self Hypnosis Techniques

Ideomotor Response (IMR)

Calm Switch Technique

Weight Loss using Hypnotherapy

Weight Loss Session Structure

Exercise and Weight Loss

Goal Setting

How Does the Goal Setting Technique Work?

Well Formed Outcomes – SYDER

Using Submodalities to Help with Weight Loss

Six Step Reframe for Weight Loss

Full Weight Loss Session Including Induction

Easy Weight Loss Script

Car Weight Loss Script

Gastric Band Session 1 - The Initial Session

Gastric Band Session 2 - The Operation

Gastric Band Two - The Operation Continued

Module 10:

Magic of Metaphors

Hypnotherapy and Metaphors

Generating a Metaphor

Hypnotherapy Metaphor

Therapeutic Metaphors

The Philosopher and the King


The Art Collection

Metaphor - Switches for Pain

Module 11:

Introduction to Hypnotic Language Patterns

The Milton Model - Hypnotic Language Patterns

Yes Sets - Language Patterns

Conversational Hypnosis

Module 12:

Stopping Smoking with Hypnotherapy

Successful Smoking Cessation Session

Smoking Questionnaire - Example 1

Stopping Smoking Questionnaire - Example 2

Reasons for Smoking

The Dickens Process - Stopping Smoking

Amnesia Technique

Confusion Technique to Facilitate Amnesia

Module 13:

Instilling Confidence in Clients

Hypnotherapy Confidence Technique

Hypnotherapy Confidence Questionnaire

Anchoring Confidence

Circle of Confidence

Confidence Building

Hypnotherapy Script for Confidence

The Garden of Your Life

Module 14:

Timeline Technique

Exercise to Release Negative Emotions

Train Journey - Timeline Script

Pain and Healing Script

Glove Anaesthesia

Hypnotherapy for Pain Management

Module 15:

Hypnotic Writing for Business

Essential Marketing Tips for Getting Started with Clients

Essential Websites for Marketing Information

Learning Log


Course Assessment Questions

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.