Diploma in Clinical HypnotherapyWhat would it really mean to you to retrain as a fully qualified hypnotherapist? Can you imagine, for a moment, undertaking a journey where you’ll not only learn how to help others but will deepen your understanding of yourself? Becoming a hypnotherapist is about so much more than learning techniques over a few days. During the Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy you will learn how to become a confident, ethical practitioner and will receive completely personalised advice on how to establish your hypnotherapy business. The Academy of Integrated Hypnotherapy (AIH) is an internationally recognised hypnotherapy training provider. Our Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy provides you with comprehensive, hands on training and is a fully externally accredited course with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). The Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy meets the Regulated Qualifications Framework across the UK at the following levels (which are required for CNHC registration) – Level 4 (England & Wales), Level 6 (Northern Ireland), Level 7 (Scotland). GHSC courses meet strict learning outcomes and allow you to register with the only government accredited body for complementary therapists – the CNHC and the General Hypnotherapy Register which is the UK’s largest professional hypnotherapy membership body.

We have courses in Ayr, Glasgow and individual, bespoke hypnotherapy diploma courses. The fee for group courses is £2100 and £2500 for bespoke Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
The emphasis in our courses is on hands-on, ethical, client centred work – you will be in a group of no more than ten students.

Do you want to make hypnotherapy your career?
Hypnotherapy is increasingly recognised by healthcare professionals and therapists including GPs, psychologists and counsellors as a therapeutic approach for the management of anxiety, chronic illness and behavioural issues and Dr. Claire Jack is currently involved in a project with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow anaesthesiology department. One area of great demand is in Children’s hypnotherapy and the AIH offers a trademarked, internally recognised training course – KidsMatters – which AIH students can access at a reduced rate. Another huge area of growth is in IBS and our HypnoIBS course has responded to this demand. If you want to make hypnotherapy your full time career, you’ve come to the right place!

What does the course cover?
The Diploma course is approximately 120 hours classroom study. You are also required to read in between sessions, practice with volunteers and case studies and complete examinations including an open book exam, business plan and real life case studies. The case studies are absolutely crucial in learning your skills and developing your confidence. The Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy explores a range of approaches, including solution focused, psychodynamic and CBT approaches to hypnotherapy. This provides you with an integrated approach which means you can respond to the precise requirements of your clients without limiting yourself to a single mode of working. Learning hypnotherapy ‘skills’ is only a part of the Diploma. Just as important, and covered in detail on the course, is how to set up your business and start making a living as soon as you qualify. There’s also a chance to specialise in areas which are in considerable demand, including children’s hypnotherapy and IBS with our KidsMatters and HypnoIBS courses. Additional training is also available for conditions including anxiety, weight loss, depression and CBT. For a full prospectus, please use the contact form.

The course starts by exploring the history and anatomy of hypnotherapy. After the first module, you will know how to induce a hypnotic trance state and the importance of establishing rapport with your client. As the course progresses, we explore differing theoretical perspectives, data management issues, establishing healthy boundaries, how to treat specific presenting conditions and finally how to successfully establish and market your practice. Throughout the course you will also learn so much about yourself – your values, strengths and personal knowledge and experience – which you will learn to integrate into your work with clients.

What makes this course different?
As an accredited GHSC course provider, the Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy meets all GHSC requirements. Over and above this, we place a huge emphasis on training students to be confident, ethical practitioners. Unlike many training providers, our group courses never exceed 10 students. This ensures that every single student can practice techniques and therapeutic skills such as listening and analysing and will receive the personal attention and support of Dr. Claire Jack, who has led research teams and taught at Scotland’s top universities as well as running a thriving hypnotherapy practice. It also ensures a safe, supportive student environment. Studying at the Academy of Integrated Hypnotherapy means that you are choosing a course which is continually updated to reflect cutting edge advances in research and development within the field of hypnotherapy.

There are no hidden extras!
You’ll find that many hypnotherapy diploma courses charge for exams, tutorials and supervision. There are no hidden costs on the course and I’m happy to provide ongoing support on an informal basis.

You will receive:

An extensive range of cripts, forms and client handouts for use with clients

GHR recognised post-course supervision for 6 months

Business start-up session (individual advice on your online presence and marketing strategy)

GHR recognised peer group supervision (during course and after you qualify)

Student registration with GHR

Discount of 30% on all CPD courses, including KidsMatters and HypnoIBS.


Next course start date Ayr:

14th March 2020

Next course start date Glasgow:

19th September 2020

Where To StartIf you are at the stage of considering training as a hypnotherapist, you may be feeling a bit daunted by the wealth of information at this stage. In order to help you decide whether hypnotherapy is the right career for you, and whether we have the right course for you, below are some of the most common questions we receive. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Why is it important to do an accredited Diploma course?

The standard of hypnotherapy courses on offers varies greatly in quality, duration and qualification level. If you want to practice as a full time hypnotherapist, dealing with a wide range of issues, you should do a course which is accredited with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). This ensures that the course has been designed around a core curriculum of excellence which requires a set amount of teaching and assignment hours. You are given a kite mark of quality. So are your clients. Because you can then register with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) your clients are ensured that you have achieved a recognised level of professional competency. Many insurance agencies require that you are registered with a well recognised professional body in order to qualify for insurance. Online diploma courses are not GHSC Accredited. You won’t be able to list on a reputable directory such as Hypnotherapy Directory, you won’t be able to secure insurance from many companies and you won’t be eligible to register with the GHR or other similar professional body. If your course is not GHSC accredited, it means you are doing a course where the training provider is ‘accrediting’ their own course – which carries no professional weight in the real world. So many people are caught out and the situation is complex – short answer is, you need to do a GHSC accredited course if you want the skills, presence and support to practice.

Why study with the Academy of Integrated Hypnotherapy?

If you choose to study with us, you are guaranteed academic excellence. Dr. Claire Jack spent many years working in universities and brings these skills and standards to all the courses on offer. Hypnotherapy is a field where research is patchy and unsubstantiated at times and you are ensured that Dr. Jack’s research skills result in a course which is of a high academic quality. The Academy of Integrated Hypnotherapy places an emphasis on adopting an integrated approach to learning and working with clients. We believe that you, as a practicing therapist, will develop an approach which is right for your values and personality. We aim to offer a broad and inclusive insight into hypnotherapy which you will then adapt and develop as you progress further in your practice. A crucial time for any new therapist is just after they have completed their diploma and are establishing their practice, which is why we offer six months free supervision. Our student numbers for each Diploma are kept at a level which ensures that you get plenty of practical experience during the course and that a professional, supportive relationship is maintained following the course.

I don’t have any experience in healthcare or as a therapist. Will I manage the diploma course?

Yes. Although students come from a variety of backgrounds, including medical, psychological and counselling, the course assumes that you have no prior knowledge and starts at a very basic level. As a hypnotherapist you will find that it is your personal interests and values which make you a good therapist and these are as important as any previous background in healthcare or related disciplines.

Do I need any previous school/ academic qualifications to do the course?

No. Although there is a written element to the course in terms of assignments, these can easily be completed with basic level English. If you do have any special educational needs, please contact us in advance of the course as we will attempt to accommodate these.

Can I start to make a living as soon as I qualify?

Once you qualify you can apply to the GHR and CNHC to be listed as a registered hypnotherapist. We cover establishing and marketing your business during the course. Many people continue to work part time whilst they build their practice and you will receive free supervisory support for the first six months to help you make the transition to practicing hypnotherapist.

I have no idea how to run a business. Will I be able to do it?

If you have the motivation and determination – yes! You’ll probably have a good idea of what interests you following the course and often offering a niche service is a good way to establish yourself as a practitioner.  Organisations such as Business Gateway provide excellent advice and a support when starting up a business and, during the course, we draw up a business plan. You will also receive a business start up session which looks at your website plans, social media presence and profile listings. Your six months post course supervision includes advice on marketing and establishing your business.

I’ve never been hypnotised. Do I need a natural ability to be a good therapist?

Absolutely not! There is no mystery or magic involved. As long as you have an interest in people, a willingness to learn and enthusiasm for the subject you can train to be a hypnotherapist. Eve if you’ve never been hypnotised before, you will experience being hypnotised often throughout the course.

I already work as a therapist. How does hypnotherapy fit in with my existing work?

Many therapists have primary training in another area and add hypnotherapy to their portfolio.  It works incredibly well in conjunction with other talking therapies, adding to them by focussing in the mind body connection and using the imaginative capacity of the mind to enhance techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy. As a starting point, you can use your existing foundation as a therapist to inform and guide the way you use hypnotherapy.


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