This Stage Two course is open only to those students who have successfully completed the Stage One Foundation course or via the Accreditation of Prior Learning. Students who successfully complete the Stage Two course, including the written assessment and course work, are awarded the Certificate in Hypno- Psychotherapy, and are entitled to use the designating letters CHP(NC). They are also eligible to apply to join the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness as a Member.
The syllabus for this course requires students to attend for 132 hours, usually spread over eight weekends at monthly intervals, during which there is an element of practical assessment. In addition, the student undertakes a programme of home study including the submission of two essays, an ethics paper and a case study.
The home study component consists of a comprehensive programme of reading and study from recommended text books and online, and the writing of essays and production of a case study to indicate an understanding of the material studied.
The certificate course is a comprehensive hypnotherapy training based on the principles of Carl Rogers. It has been consistently shown in research that it is the therapeutic relationship that is key to therapeutic success and we believe it is fundamental to the change process.
The certificate course also covers regression, ethics, goal setting, motivation, depression, diversity, safeguarding, mind-body therapy, solution focussed therapy, eating disorders, OCD, pain, NLP and practice building.
Erickson: A complete weekend is devoted to a Foundation Course on aspects of the contribution of Milton H Erickson.
During the course emphasis is placed upon the application of both the theory covered in the lectures and the practical skills acquired. Thus, for instance, students are presented with actual case histories, and by means of class and group discussion, are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge in the formulation of treatments.
As in Stage One, there are demonstrations by tutors and plenty of practical sessions for students to try out the various techniques themselves.
Although this Stage Two course is fully assessed, students are not obliged to submit work. Some may choose to study this course for general interest, and may not require tangible evidence of their knowledge and ability. However, for those students who wish to commence practice as a hypnotherapists and/or hypno-psychotherapists and continue working towards the National College Diploma, success in the Certificate assessment is the pre-requisite for entry to Stage Three training.
Stage Two of the National College training builds upon the essential material covered on Stage One, and explores various schools of psychological theory and psychotherapeutic practice.
Ethics (Stand alone module)
Mind Body Therapy
Eating Disorders (excluding Anorexia Nervosa)
The Miracle Question and other question techniques
Problem Free Talk
de Shazer, Satir and Hayley
Inductions: pacing and leading, naturally occurring trance states, confusion
Trancework: process instructions, metaphor
Ericksonian language patterns, script analysis, therapeutic framework
In accordance with UKCP requirements, and consistent with National College practice over many years, such topics as Ethics, Human Development and Sexuality are covered throughout the course culminating in specific modules undertaken in Stage 4 of the training.