PARAPSYCH105 – Applied Therapeutic Hypnosis

Prerequisite: none 

 

Instructors:

 

Course Description:

Welcome to the Applied Therapeutic Hypnosis course, a comprehensive 8-week online program designed for personal enrichment and professional development. This course provides a deep understanding of the principles and techniques of hypnosis, emphasizing non-clinical applications such as stress management, self-improvement, and personal development. Please note, this course is not accredited by any official regulatory body and does not authorize graduates to practice hypnotherapy as licensed healthcare providers unless they already hold such credentials.

Throughout this program, students will explore the fascinating history and science of hypnosis, discover how it works, and learn how to effectively induce hypnotic states. The curriculum includes hands-on experience through guided exercises and practice sessions, enabling students to develop the skills and confidence necessary to apply hypnosis in real-world situations. We will guide students through each step with personalized support and feedback, ensuring your success.

By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in applied therapeutic hypnosis, equipped to use it as a powerful tool for personal development and helping others achieve their goals. We highly recommend that students obtain liability insurance if they plan to use hypnosis professionally and advise that only licensed mental health professionals use hypnosis in clinical settings. Join us on this transformative journey into the realm of hypnosis and unlock the potential within yourself and others.

 

Course Outline

 

Week 1: Fundamentals of Hypnotherapy

  • Introduction
  • What is Hypnosis and do we use it?
  • History and Contributors
  • Theories and Principles of Hypnosis
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Tuesday. July 2, 2024. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (AST)
  • Discussion Question: 5% of grade

Objective: By the end of Week 1, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the nature of hypnosis, and the reasons behind its powerful transformative potential. The foundational knowledge you receive will enable you to use hypnosis for profound transformational change.

 

Week 2: The Archetypal Passport Of Our Souls

  • Root Cause of the problems
  • Define our personal Storyline
  • Patterns and limiting beliefs
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Rewrite your story
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Tuesday. July 9, 2024. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (AST)
  • Discussion Question: 5% of grade

Objective: By the end of week 2, you will gain understanding of the reasons behind the struggles with current issues; you will identify patterns of behavior and limiting beliefs that may be preventing you from achieving success; learn techniques to remove roadblocks off your life path and re-write your own new desired story.

 

Week 3: Effective Communication With Clients

  • 10 Essential Communication Skills in Hypnotherapy
  • Active Listening
  • Empathy
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Build Trust and Rapport
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: Tuesday. July 16, 2024. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (AST)
  • Discussion Question: 5% of grade

Objective: By the end of week 3, you will gain understanding of the essential language and communication skills required to work successfully with your clients. By honing these communication skills, hypnotherapists can create a positive and productive therapeutic environment that supports clients in achieving their goals.

 

Week 4: Stages of Hypnosis

  • Hypnotizability and Dissociation
  • Induction
  • Deepening
  • Suggestion
  • Emergence
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: July 23, 2024. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (AST)
  • Discussion Question: 5% of grade
  • Midterm: 30% of grade
  • Practice Inductions

Objective: By the end of Week 4 you, by understanding and mastering each stage of hypnosis, will be able to provide a structured, effective, and safe therapeutic experience. This approach also allows for greater flexibility in adapting the session to the client’s unique needs and goals.

 

Week 5: Hypnotic Inductions and Trance

  • Introduction to Hypnotic Inductions and Trance
  • Milton Erickson
  • Proper setting
  • Abreactions
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: July 30, 2024. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (AST)
  • Discussion Question: 5% of grade
  • Practice Inductions

Objective: By the end of Week 5, you will learn the process of putting a client into a hypnotic trance and start their journey towards self-discovery and lasting change; how to use different inductions and deepeners for the online and in-person format; identify non-responsiveness to hypnosis and adjusting the course of therapy.

 

Week 6: The Intake and Consultation

  • Discovery Call
  • The Intake
  • Presented problems, issues or habits
  • The desired outcome
  • Proposing a solution for the issue
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: August 6, 2024. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (AST)
  • Discussion Question: 5% of grade
  • Mock Intake and Consultation
  • Practice Inductions

Objective: By the end of Week 6, you will learn how to assess client’s individual needs, identify their presenting problem, symptoms and triggers, and design your approach to tailor their needs; you will understand the process of discovery calls and intake sessions.

 

Week 7: Suggestion Therapy

  • Script Framework
  • Use of Metaphors
  • Repetitions
  • Suggestion
  • Entire session from the beginning to the end
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: August 13, 2024. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (AST)
  • Discussion Question: 5% of grade
  • Practice Inductions

Objective: By the end of Week 7, you will learn the principles of devising hypnotic scripts and how to effectively deliver them using appropriate language, suggestions, repetitions and metaphors; develop powerful imagery through metaphors; and re-write negative programming

 

Week 8: Self Hypnosis and Secondary Gain

  • Self-Hypnosis Techniques for:
  • Stress Reduction
  • Improved Focus and Concentration
  • Pain Management and Better Sleep
  • Positive Habit Formation and Enhanced Self-Esteem
  • Emotional Regulation and Goal Achievement
  • Pain and Anxiety Relief
  • Increased Self-Awareness and
  • Enhanced Creativity
  • Live Lecture via Zoom: August 20, 2024. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (AST)
  • Discussion Question: 5% of grade
  • Final Examination: 30% of grade

Objective: By the end of Week 8, you will learn how to give auto-suggestions; gain greater control of your thoughts and emotions, ability to enter a relaxed, focused state of consciousness to influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as a tool for personal development and self-improvement.

 

Grading:

  • Discussion Questions: 40%
  • Mid-term Examination: 30%
  • Final Examination: 30%
  • Grading Scale: A+ (90-100), A (80-84), A- (85-89), B+ (77-79), B (73-76), B- (70-72), C+ (65-69), C (60-64), C- (55-59), D (50-54), F (0-49)

 

Recommended Reading:

  • TBD

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Stable internet connection
  • Access to Zoom for live lectures (recordings available)
  • Moodle for course materials and assignments

Tuition:

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Supports CAPRI’s non-profit mission.

 

Withdrawals and Terminations:

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