Our students need to complete case studies as part of their assessment and, throughout the course, they need volunteers to help them develop their skills. As they are training, they offer free hypnotherapy to those who are willing to help them complete these practice hours.

Some students can enlist the help of family and friends for practice, but others are in need of people to work with – if you would like to take part, please contact the school.

Can you volunteer to work with our students?

  1. Volunteers need to be over the age of 18 and in generally good physical and mental health. You may need to contact your GP before undertaking hypnotherapy.

  2. At different times of the year, our students need volunteers to …
    – simply experience hypnosis, so they can practice different ways of achieving trance,
    – talk about their issues, so they can practice questioning and listening skills,
    – work with issues so they can complete case studies, suitable topics are:
    • motivation and goal achievement (e.g. sports, career),
    • stress,
    • anxiety,
    • phobias,
    • unwanted habits,
    • smoking cessation,
    • weight control,
    • confidence and self-esteem,
    • pain control (you may need your GP’s permission),
    • hypnobirthing,
    • past life regression.

3. Hypnotherapy (especially with students) is not suitable for people with some medical or psychological diagnoses, which is why we’ll ask about your medical history on our volunteer form. If you have questions about this, contact us in confidence to find out more, or let us know about your concerns on the volunteer form and we’ll advise.

4. For legal and insurance reasons, you must live in the UK to work with our students.

5. Students can only practice techniques they’ve already covered in the course. You need to be flexible about when you undertake your therapy. There is also a limited number of students available so we can’t guarantee to pair you with someone.

6. Students can contact a tutor for advice at any time while they are working with you. However, they are students – which means inexperienced – and the tutor will not sit in on your sessions. We cannot guarantee any specific outcome for the therapy you undertake with them. (Although come to that, experienced therapists can’t offer guarantees either).

7. Our decision about whether to allow our students to work with you is final and although we will give you a reason where we can, we also reserve the right not to. If our students can’t help we may be able to refer you to well-qualified therapists who can.

Having read all that, if you would like to volunteer, please complete the form HERE telling us more about you and the issue you’d like to address. If we can’t help immediately we’ll keep your details on file for up to 6 months and contact you if an opportunity arises.

Still not sure? You can read a volunteer’s experience of working with our students here.