Clinical Hypnosis Course Content

MODULE ONE: Essential Techniques in Clinical Hypnosis 

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Getting Started
Introduction to studying hypnosis
David’s Introduction to his Course
Some important information and reminders
What is Hypnosis?
A Brief History of Hypnosis
History of Hypnosis: The Modern Era
Module One Audio Files – David Kennedy Lectures – mp3 downloads

Understanding Trance
What is Trance?
Common Misconceptions About Hypnosis
The Induction of Trance: The trance state
Trance Induction: Focused Attention
Basic Elements of the Induction (41:09)
Testing and Trance Ratification
The Stages of Induction & Trance Development (15:55)
Advice for the Beginner Hypnotist
Waking Suggestion Techniques
Foundation Techniques: Videos: Series One (35:07)
Student Self-Assessment Quiz 1

Suggestibility & Basic Hypnotic Inductions
VIDEO: Advice for the Beginner II (18:23)
The Hypnotic Induction Profile Test (H.I.P.)
SCRIPTS: Simple suggestibility tests
A Useful Equation, revisited
Relaxation and the hypnotic state
SCRIPT: Trance Induction using Progressive Relaxation
SCRIPT: Progressive Relaxation Trance Induction Script II
Student Self Assessment Quiz 2

The Mind, Consciousness, and Hypnosis
The Divided Mind
Levels of Mental Acuity
Depth of Hypnosis & Hypnotic Responsiveness
Altered States through Other Eyes: Levels of Consciousness

Practical Procedures
Tracking Trance Progress
Deepening Techniques
Rapid Induction
VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: The Role of Suggestion & Rapid Induction (22:49)
Terminating the Trance
A Simple Template of a Hypnosis Session
Student Self-Assessment Quiz 3
VIDEO: Demonstration of Post-Hypnotic Suggestion & Post-Hypnotic Amnesia (11:30)

Putting it all Together
A Variation on the Dave Elman Procedure
Learned Behavioural Patterns & Adapting to Change
Difficulties: Trance Resistance
SCRIPTS: Three Basic Induction Procedures
A Deepening Procedure
SCRIPTS: A System of Trance Induction, Deepening and Post-hypnotic Conditioning
VIDEO: David Reviews the Basics (8:04)


Module Two – The Utilisation Process & The Role of Suggestion

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On Suggestion: Is this what hypnosis is all about?
An Overview of Suggestion
Direct Suggestion vs. Indirect Suggestion: Which shall it be?
Principles of Suggestion and its relationship to Trance
Response to Suggestion
Formulating Hypnotic Suggestion
The Laws of Suggestion: Baudouin, Coué, et al
More on The Law of Reversed Mental Effort
Presenting Suggestions
Handling failure to respond to suggestion
AUDIO LECTURE: Suggestibility Tests / Suggestion Language

Contingent Suggestions
The Implied Directive
Apposition of Opposites, Interspersing, Confusional & Pun Suggestions


Why do we study Milton Erickson?
A short biography of Milton Erickson
A Summary of the ‘Ericksonian’ Approach to Therapy
Erickson Examined by Others – Jay Haley and John Beahrs
Erickson Examined by Others: Richard Bandler & John Grinder
Erickson Examined by Others: Ernest Rossi
What is the Utilisation Approach to Hypnotherapy?
Start Rossi & Erickson: The Utilisation Process
AUDIO LECTURE: Model of a Session | Ericksonian Approaches | Case Histories

The relationship of NLP to hypnosis
The Milton Model: Pacing & Leading
The Milton Model: Essential linguistic patterns
The Milton Model: Ambiguity, derived meanings & other structures

Progressing from the ‘Interview’ into Formal Hypnosis
Trance Induction & The Utilisation Method
The Dynamics of Trance Induction: Rossi’s 5 step paradigm
Hypnotic Phenomena – ‘Classical’ and more generalised
AUDIO LECTURE – Physical Responses of a Hypnotised Subject
The principles of trance ratification
VIDEO LECTURE: Fundamental Principles of a Hypnotherapy Session 2 (26:42)

What is the ‘Exploratory Trance’ process?
The Exploratory Trance Process
An alternative version of the Exploratory Trance, for diagnostic purposes
SCRIPT: The Exploratory Trance

A Model of a Session working in the ‘Utilisation Approach’
VIDEO LECTURE: – A Model of a Session | Demonstration – Induction (28:22)
AUDIO LECTURE: General Discussion on Running a Session | Demonstration
Further ideas on the elements of a hypnosis session

What is Ego-Strengthening?
SCRIPT: Hartland’s Ego-Strengthening One
SCRIPT: Hartland’s Ego-Strengthening Two

Reference List

Module Three – Mind-Body Therapy – COMING SOON

Age regression. Universal experience in spontaneous age regression. Partial age regression.
Five other hypnotic phenomena. Amnesia. Anaesthesia. Catalepsy. Time distortion. Hallucination. Their application in the management of pain and symptom resolution as well as general usage.
Deep trance phenomena. The role of suggestion.
Ideodynamics: Psychobiology of mind and body. Ideomotor signalling.Truisms using ideodynamics. Ideosensory and ideocognitive effects.
Hypnosis and suggestion in the treatment of pain. Emotional and physiological pain.
State bound theory. Edelstein’s Ego Parts Therapy. Sensory systems in communication.

Module Four – Neurolinguistics and Ericksonianism COMING SOON

Neurolinguistics. Useful models for change.
Representational systems.
Reframing. Anchoring.
Hypnotic language patterns. Structuring suggestions.
Ericksonian approaches to advanced suggestion development.
The use of the voice. Semantics. Implications. Questions. Double binds. Metaphor. Interspersal speech. Linguistic ambiguity.
Confusion. Resistance as responsive behaviour. Encouraging resistance.
Uncovering techniques.
Trance induction contrasted with trance utilisation.

History and systems.
Exercises using NLP.
Cirlces of Excellence.
Model for Change.
Reality and Self-Identity.
Retrospective self-nurturing.
Edelstiens Ego State Therapy.
Syntonic Learning.

Module Five – Clinical Practice and Therapies – Putting it all Together – COMING SOON

Clinical practice. Hypnotherapy as a program for change.
Guidelines for the use of hypnosis.
Clinical Practice. The practice .
Devising the treatment plan.
Pre-induction talk.
Code of ethics.
Therapies and useful scripts: Nail biting. Memory training. Motivation. Smoking. Stress management. Hypnosis in pre-natal care.