Diploma in Hypnotherapy (practitioner level)
Hypnotherapy practitioner courses are held at Wakefield and York. This is our most popular course and our practitioner level students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some already practice as therapists and want to add hypnotherapy to their services. Others have been teachers, engineers, IT specialists, nurses, beauticians, clerical workers and a variety of other occupations. It doesn't matter because our course will teach you all you need to know to become a professional hypnotherapist.
Practitioner level students complete ten modules, each made up of two days. You can study one weekend per month, or half a day per week (Mon-Fri) during term time. Either way you get 20 full days of training.
The ten modules are made up of four Foundation level modules, then a further six Development modules. You can enrol to study at practitioner level straight away, or just sign up for the foundation course initially and add the development modules later.
Overall the course is based on the realities of running a hypnotherapy practice. You start with hypnosis - if you're not a good hypnotist, you can't be a good hypnotherapist! Then we go on to look at the therapeutic relationship, building your communication and listening skills so you can get the right information from your clients and build a good level of trust with them. The next part of the course looks at those issues most of your clients are likely to bring to you, and finally we look at some specialist areas so you can consider how you want to develop your practice over time. Throughout, we focus on building knowledge, practical skills, flexibility and professionalism.
Our practitioner course is accredited by a number of professional bodies, for more about this, click here.
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded
- The YHT Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
- The YHT Certificate of NLP skills
(Wondering why all schools seem to give different qualifications? It's explained here.) Our certification means you have all you need to register at Practitioner level with one of the professional bodies which accredit our course, obtain professional insurance and begin to work as a Hypnotherapist. If you choose to join the GHR you will also receive their industry based award the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP).
In addition, all our practitioner level students take an externally awarded distance-learning qualification. Why do we do this? Well, our accreditation says you must complete some independent study. We thought that if this included an additional qualification it would be a useful way of filling that time. It gives you a specialism and help you build your business when you start out.
It also provides a form of quality control for both you and us, because somebody outside our organisation is confirming that your work is up to standard. Entry into this course is included in your fees to us. Ask us if you want more information about this.
Support during and after your study
We offer plenty of support during your course, and afterwards.
Time is set aside in every module for discussion of what you have learned so far, the practice you have been doing since the last class, and any other questions you might have.
You are free to phone or email your tutor for advice at any time between classes, or to arrange a one-to-one tutorial. We have a closed LinkedIn group and quarterly peer support meetings which both students and graduates are welcome to join. Our Facebook page features articles, offers, courses and other items of interest to students, and useful for those promoting a practice.
Our support is ongoing after you finish your course. You can contact your tutor at any time in addition to any other supervision arrangements you might make and we offer an increasing variety of CPD opportunities.
Graduates of the YHT Practitioner course will be eligible to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). For more information see www.cnhc.org.uk.
Accreditation - our practitioner course is recognised by a variety of professional bodies, see the details here
Prospectus - for downloadable/printable information about the course
Syllabus - for a module by module guide to what the course covers
NB: our enrolment deadlines are four weeks before your chosen course starts. Sometimes classes fill before this, as places are offered on a first come first served basis, so ACT NOW to secure your place.