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)

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SUGGESTED READING LIST

Module Two – The Utilisation Process & The Role of Suggestion

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SUGGESTION
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

MORE COMPLEX TYPES OF SUGGESTION
Contingent Suggestions
The Implied Directive
Apposition of Opposites, Interspersing, Confusional & Pun Suggestions

MILTON ERICKSON

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

LANGUAGE PATTERNS OF HYPNOSIS
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

MORE ON THE INDUCTION:
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)

INNER SEARCH: THE EXPLORATORY TRANCE
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

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


Module Three – Mind-Body Therapy

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 

NLP FOR HYPNOTHERAPISTS
Introduction
Before we begin: a note on jargon
A return to source
Presuppositions
Choice & outcome
Maps & models
Filter; then delete, distort, generalise
Learning, unlearning, relearning
Language & inner experience
A Summary of NLP
REPRESENTATIONAL SYSTEMS
Sensory preferences
Representational systems in Practice
Submodalities
Representational Systems & Hypnotic Language
Eye Signs and representational systems
THE UTILISATION APPROACH & NLP
David on Problem Solving and theUtilisation Approach
Dynamism & the utilisation approach
Rapport
Strategies for building therapeutic rapport
Assessing your clients: what to look for
VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Hypnosis session using process language (24:55)
DOING ‘CHANGEWORK’
An NLP model for change, after Robert Dilts
Change occurs at different levels
Three step procedure for change
Audio Lectures: NLP for Hypnotherapists
REFRAMING
Introduction: The Stonecutter
Reframing: creating greater choices
Reframing as a model
Uncovering common abilities
SCRIPT: Reframing using ideodynamics and hypnosis
Case history: an example of reframing in therapy
SUBTLE APPROACHES
Natural trance states
Analogue marking & embedded commands
Future pacing
PATTERN INTERRUPTION: Anchoring
An introduction to anchoring
Auditory, visual and kinaesthetic pattern interruption
GUIDE: Anchoring process for behaviour change
Remedial realities procedure
VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Using anchoring for a phobia (15:47)
VIDEO LECTURE: Anchoring discussion (18:58)
PATTERN INTERRUPTION: The Swish
Introduction to The Swish
David on the Swish as a phobia ‘cure’
The Swish process
VIDEO LECTURE: Demonstration of The Swish (19:00)
Associated & Dissociated Feeling States: An exercise in gathering information
Alert-Divert Technique
FURTHER STUDY: NLP Resources for your consideration
Introduction
Some thoughts on Beliefs & Belief Strategies
The Meta Model: The Questions
Change History Technique outline (anchoring)
Time Lines & Time Line Therapy
Circles of Excellence


Module Five – Psychotherapy Using Hypnosis – The Dynamics of Hypnotherapy – Practical Approaches

IDEAS ON CONSCIOUSNESS & TRANCE
Introduction
Thoughts to frame our study here
A philosophical consideration of the work of the hypnotist
BEING A HYPNOTHERAPIST
What it takes
Can it be taught?
Who are you, and what do you intend?
Some suggested reading for the dedicated practitioner
TRANCEWORK IN PRACTICE: DOING THERAPY
The very real problem of becoming an effective hypnotherapist
Doing the work
Things of importance when considering your approach
Consideration of language
The issues in therapy
It all rests on trance
A model of a session
What we can learn from the stage hypnotists
The Therapeutic Hypnosis Session: remembering who it’s all about
Influence and persuasion: a caution
Sessions: number, frequency, duration.
Audio: A general discussion about session work
PSYCHOTHERAPY USING HYPNOSIS
The trance solution
Hypnosis + Psychotherapy = Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis beyond suggestion
Resistance
Audio Discussion: Observation
REVISITING PSYCHOSOMATICS AND SYMPTOMS
Psychosomatics and the symptom dilemma
Psychosomatics and hypnosis
Revisiting Rossi’s 5 step paradigm
HYPNOTIC LANGUAGE PATTERNS IN TRANCEWORK
Constructing hypnotic language: Revision
Truisms and hypnotic phenomena
Ideodynamic processes and language
Audio Discussion & Demonstration: Ideodynamics
Personalising metaphors
Hypnotic phrasing
Stacking presuppositions
Creating a reality overload
REVISITING SUGGESTIONS: THEORY AND FURTHER IDEAS
Delivering suggestions
Not knowing, not doing
Open-ended suggestions
A model for suggesting a particular response
Implied directives: let every word count
REVISION: More complex suggestion models
AUDIO: Demonstration, patterns of behaviour
EXERCISES FOR EXPLORATION
Pre-trance exploratory work: a 3-step approach
Steps in the hypnotherapeutic process
Audio Discussion & Demonstration: Script Delivery
HABIT CONTROL USING HYPNOSIS
Introduction… to therapeutic protocols?
“But I don’t want to work with smokers…”
Structuring your approach
David on issues and intervention in habit control
David’s Quit Smoking approach
Other ideas about quitting smoking
Weight loss, health and eating patterns: some ideas
Habit or addiction?
Issues in practice we’ve identified through experience
FINAL THOUGHTS & SUGGESTED FURTHER STUDY
Suggested resources
AUDIO: Closing group hypnosis session
THE LIFE’S WORK OF ONE HYPNOTHERAPIST
Introduction
Hypnosis, spirit and healing: Part 1 (70:31)
Hypnosis, spirit and healing: Part 2 (38:10)
Hypnosis, spirit and healing: Part 3 (32:10)