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10240nat Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy

The Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy is a comprehensive training program designed to teach you underpinning knowledge (theory) and practical skills required to be able to set up your own professional practice in this therapy based industry. Within the training is EFT and EMDR forms of Meridian Energy therapy.

This Diploma is a fusion of some of the most noted work in our field today and reflects the knowledge and practical application of people like

Milton Hyland Erickson, (5 December 1901– 25 March) was an American psychiatrist specializing in medical hypnosis and family therapy. He was founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychopathological Association. He is noted for his approach to the unconscious mind as creative and solution-generating. He is also noted for influencing brief therapy, strategic family therapy, family systems therapy, solution focused brief therapy, and neuro-linguistic programming.

Stephen G. Gilligan, Ph.D., (born Dec. 26th, 1954) is an American author, registered psychologist and psychotherapist. Gilligan was selected as one of the first students and developers of the work of Milton H. Erickson, considered the founder of modern hypnotherapy. Gilligan is most well-known for his work in the area of hypnosis and psychotherapy. He is also known as one of the contributors in the early development of Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Gilligan has had a private practice in psychotherapy and has taught his approach to hypnosis and psychotherapy for the past 20 years.

Where Erickson emphasised hypnosis as a communication, Gilligan took this as a starting point to pioneer a field he called self-relations, which takes Erickson’s viewpoint that all symptoms are communication, and considers the common “human condition” as attempting to awake, without skill or guidance. His work therefore focuses on the awakening of soul, using the concept of ‘sponsorship’ (the supporting of change), drawing parallels from other traditions where this is seen as essential to the awakening of the human spirit.

Dr. Edgar A. Barnett In 1975 Dr. Barnett gave up his general practice to devote full time to the practice of analytical hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. In the years that followed he became President of the Ontario Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He also held the positions of Secretary and Vice President of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis. He applied for and received the Diploma of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis. He was elected Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing in Fallbrook, California. He is internationally recognized for his work in depression and outcome-focused psychotherapy, routinely teaching to professional audiences all over the world. To date, he has been invited to present his innovative ideas and strategic methods to colleagues in 30 countries across six continents, and all over the United States.

Dr. Yapko has had a special interest which spans three decades in the intricacies of brief therapy, the clinical applications of hypnosis and other directive methods, and strategically treating the disorder of major depression. He is the author of ten books and editor of three others, and numerous book chapters and articles on the subjects of the brief therapy of depression and the use of strategic psychotherapies.

Ernest L. Rossi, PhD is an internationally renowned therapist, teacher and pioneer in the psychobiology of mind-body healing. He is the Science Editor of Psychological Perspectives and the author, co-author and editor of more than 20 professional books in the areas of psychotherapy, dreams, psychobiology and therapeutic hypnosis.

The outcome of the course is to train students to the level of a Practitioner of Clinical Hypnotherapy. The format for delivery and assessment is designed around a twelve month program.

Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy Course Content

Definitions                                                         Treatment Plan

History of Hypnosis                                            Susceptibility Testing

Facts and misconceptions                                  Abreactions

Principles of Hypnosis                                        Secondary Gain

Ethical Issues                                                     Therapeutic design

Self-Hypnosis                                                     Design stories & Therapeutic Metaphors

Demonstrations & Practical Exercises                 Trance Indicators

Neuro Linguistic Programming                           Sensory Language – predicates

Ericksonian Hypnosis                                         Neurological levels

Naturalistic Hypnosis                                          Rapport – Pacing & Leading

Health Issues                                                     Filters Inductions Anchors

Trance Deepening                                             Resourceful State

Rapid Inductions                                                New Behaviour Generator

Catalepsy                                                           Client Intake Sheet

Milton model                                                      Meta Model

Analytical Hypnosis

Subconscious Mind Healing                                  Hypno-Sleep

Association and Disassociation                             Design a Program for Change

Dreams                                                               Dream Inductions

Running a Practice                                               Business planning

Attracting Clients                                                 Elman Technique

Legal and Ethical Issues                                      Occupational Health & Safety (OH & S)

Age Regression                                                   Well Formed Outcomes

Six-Step Reframe                                                 Counselling

Design Program for Change                                Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Demonstration and Practicum                              Language & Communication

Hypno-Kinesiology                                               EMDR

NLP Components                                                Ericksonian/Analytical and Naturalistic Hypnosis

Advanced Metaphor Design                                 Gestalt- Satir Modules

Physiological Processes                                        Medical Anatomy & Physiology
Pre-surgical Anxiety Relief                                   Post-Surgical Healing

Stop pain, Bleeding, Swelling                               Human Sexuality

Psychopharmacology                                           Auto-induction Trauma Management

Hypnotic Coma / Esdaile                                      Analgesia/ Anaesthesia

Injection Magic                                                   Glove Anaesthesia Medical/Dentistry

Medical Hypnosis                                                 Introduction to Conversational Hypnosis

Setting up a practice                                           duty of care & legal obligations

Work with Chevreul pendulum                           Manage a small business                                The “Business of Healing”                                      Workplace Health & Safety (WHS)                Code of Practice

Learn therapeutic approaches to Hypnotherapy, utilizing Ericksonian, Analytical and Naturalistic models

Design a treatment plan for each individual client and create meaningful suggestions relevant to their goal and outcome.

Design your own scripts in relation to clients needs.


Learn how to work with areas such as

Stop smoking, weight issues, nail biting, gambling and alcohol

Performance in sport and education

Self-esteem, confidence building, motivation,

Career coaching


Medical/Dental Hypnosis

Self hypnosis.                                                                           Allergies,

Eating disorders                                                                       Sexual identity/disorders and Dysfunction

ADD/ADHD                                                                               Stress, sleep disorders

Phobia’s and Anxiety                                                                Skin conditions

Relationship Issues                                                                   Addictions

Dental areas such as phobia, anaesthesia, healing & recovery

Pre surgery and Post surgery                                                   Pain Management,

Trauma, Chronic disease,                                                         Chronic Fatigue, Arthritis

IBS, Blood Pressure and circulation, Diabetes,

Childbirth, Fertility issues and many other medical/sexual areas


Nutritional areas of relevance


Human Sexuality and Identity

Meridian Energy therapies (EFT, EMDR)

At ACH we continue to upgrade our training to meet International standards, this means we work with training you in the most effective and successful designs of hypnosis working in the world today.

Learn how to create a trance state working with a range of modern inductions and deepeners too take a client into a hypnotic trance.  Learn Waking or Conversational Hypnosis which is an important design to work with Children and people suffering Phobia, Anxiety and Depression.  Learn how to be a professional in this industry with multiple therapeutic designs in your tool kit to support your client’s needs.

CERTIFICATION ON GRADUATION: Once completed you will gain the

 10240nat Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy and a Practitioner Certificate of NLP (as outlined below)

Course Structure – 10240NAT Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy

Code Unit of Competence Core/Elective
DCHWHF501 Work within a hypnotherapy framework Core
DCHEHS502 Evaluate the hypnotherapy services to be provided Core
DCHPTT503 Provide therapeutic treatment of a client whilst under hypnosis Core
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system Core
DCHDWA504 Deal with Abreactions when hypnotising clients Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health and Safety Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process Core
DCHEMD505 Use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to achieve client outcomes Core
DCHMDS506 Use hypnotic techniques in medical and dental situations Core


Phone: +61 3 8528 7249

RTO Name: The Holistic Healing Company Pty Ltd
trading as Australian College of Hypnotherapy
trading as Infinity Institute Australia
RTO Number: 91275
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