Hypnotherapy Courses at Hypnotherapy Training International
HTI of the United Kingdom is a recognised course provider for the British Society of Hypnotherapists (Est 1950), the longest established professional organisation for Hypnotherapy in the UK. With approximately 25 years of hypnotherapy career training in the UK we are widely recognised as experts in the training of professional hypnotherapists. We have trained many physicians, psychologists, psychotherapists and other professionals as well as individuals from all walks of life to use advanced hypnosis as a career, for applicartions in other professions and for personal goals.
Our work has received considerable public attention through media coverage of our in-depth hypnosis for medical and health applications, addictions and deep psychological problems. Our comprehensive training programme, comprising 200 hours of intensive hands-on teaching of core hypnotherapy in Courses 1-4. Our training includes options to study to over 300 hours in the classroom, aims to teach ALL of our pupils to the highest standards, aiding them to become competent professionals and to deliver the highest standards of service effectively and safely to their clients. We provide a series of intensive one or two day courses on specific hypnotherapy applications, for example, smoking cessation, weight management, stress management, etc and are held under our "Transform Therapy" label as Transform Quit™,TransformWeightControl ™, etc. We provide our trainees with the highest standards of hypnosis training, from foundation to advanced level, to help them develop their clinical practice and its financial base more quickly. Building a successful hypnotherapy practice depends principally on an expanding referral base generated by recommendations from satisfied customers.
The public, in general, know very little about the many different "awards" and "qualifications" acquired by therapists from the many private "accrediting" or "registering" bodies in the field of hypnotherapy and generally do not make much distinction between them. Graduates from our career training programme receive several accreditations and qualify for membership of well-respected national and international professional hypnotherapy organisations with genuinel standards. Our training also qualifies them for membership of various voluntary professional registers, councils, societies and other voluntary regulatory bodies that currently exist in the field of hypnotherapy in the UK. The quality of training that a student acquires will be the single most important factor in determining their success rate with clients and consequently their ability to build a financially viable hypnotherapy practice. Establishing, in detail, the exact level of experience and qualifications of course instructors is the most important research task of a prospective student before undertaking a course of study in hypnotherapy. Impressive-sounding statements should not be taken on face value alone but require careful investigation and analysis by the prospective student before entering on a "career-training" programme or any course of study in this field. HTI offers diploma training to several levels, including Hypno-Coaching, General Hypnotherapy Programming Practitioner and Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner. Advanced hypnotherapist status incorporates the full range of skills that comprise the Transform Therapy approach to hypnotherapy.
HTI provides hypnosis training courses at several levels from foundation to intermediate and advanced levels and offers a variety of postgraduate support programmes along with training in marketing and building a hypnotherapy practice. HTI teaches to the highest educational standards while being extremely practical and interactive in teaching the skills of effective clinical hypnosis. Content of the courses includes the most modern, scientifically-validated information and the best evidence-based methods from research and clinical practice. HTI offers a range of courses in the intensive, accelerated format, the most effective way to acquire the skills of hypnotherapy. Our staff are highly trained in academic psychology and highly experienced in various psychotherapy and counselling systems in addition to being trained in several styles of hypnotherapy and therefore bring a great range of experience, skills and information into the specialised practice of hypnotherapy. We do not use inexperienced teachers in a franchised-sytem of schools teaching a very simplistic form of hypnotherapy. The great majority of the classroom teaching is delivered by the principal instructor with additional specific contributions provided only by highly experienced tutors. Our class sizes are deliberately restricted to maximixe the learning experience for students.
To maximise our students' learning, our training programme is delivered in highly intensive courses of 6 days each with the necessary time between courses to assimilate and practice the skills taught in the classes and for home study of the course materials. Hypnotherapy is a highly practical therapy and requires much hands-on learning. While theoretical knowledge can be acquired from books and online sources, learning the practical skills of clinical hypnosis requires much in-depth supervised practice sessions. Academic assessment of many current online trainings has shown that this online teacing often fails to provide an effective learning experience. Our classes are highly experiential with supervised practice sessions in class being a core element in the training programme rather than occupying much of the student's classroom time with an exposure to some of the many theoretical models of hypnosis together with basic essay-writing on this course lecture content. HTI teaches the power of classical hypnosis together with in-depth therapy for emotional problems through modern analytical hypnotherapy. Our programme of training courses also includes a serious training in Medical Hypnotherapy, for management of stress and psychosomatic conditions and many heatlth benefits. HTI also provides additional postgraduate courses for health professionals. There are several main traditions and a great many variations in styles within hypnotherapy. The prospective student needs to choose wisely what is likely to suit them best. For example, there are several styles of hypnotherapy that are substantially different from both classical hypnotism and its modern developments. Many of these recent forms of ‘hypnotherapy’ are esentially relaxation techniques combined with a ready-made ‘script’ of simple suggestions that are read to the client. In other systems the emphasis is on basic visualization exercises and ‘positive thinking’. Such systems are very superficial and incomplete when compared to a comprehensive approach to hypnotherapy of which they are only a small part. Hypnotherapy has many offshoots, including many "energy healing" systems and it requires a level of proficiency in hypnotherapy for understanding these other systems.
Training courses in hypnotherapy vary widely in duration and the standards they set for themselves ranging from very superficial forms to the more serious approaches. An individual, without any adequate form of training, but with a seemingly impressive-sounding set of "accreditations", can offer training in hypnotherapy to prospective students. As a consequence of the many systems of standards, the many validating bodies and a great variety of proposals and claims regarding standards and quality there is a great need for caution before committing to a training course. It is also advisable not to make decisions about courses and their training quality solely on the recommendations from one of the many competing accrediting, "umbrella" bodies or various consortia of training courses without additional personal investigation to find a training programme that is most appropriate for you. There is no statutory regulatory structure governing hypnotherapy in the UK, instead there is a great number of voluntary private associations as well as many registers and colleges, including "non-profit" commercial businesses and various "umbrella" organisations that a graduate of most schools of hypnotherapy can affiliate with.
The UK government has stated that it will not provide statutory regulation for psychotherapy or hypnotherapy as it has not been deemed appropriate for these professions but supports these disciplines in developing their own forms of voluntary self-regulation of which there are several approaches which have been developing over more than 20 years. HTI staff have been heavily involved since the 1980s in the creation of voluntary standards of education and competence, including several NVQ and Occupational Standards, but these current educational standards are considered by HTI as defining only the very basic level of practitioner achievement and do not yet reflect the competence level of an advanced hypnotherapy practitioner.
HTI's courses are based on around 25 years experience of training hypnotherapists. Our trainers teach from very extensive clinical practice as well as long experience in training hypnotherapists. Our trainers also have strong backgrounds in academic psychology in addition to extensive trainings in psychotherapy from which the best methods have been included in our training courses. Our principal instructor, Dr. John Butler, who has individual clinical experience of around 35 years, has received much recognition for his hypnotherapy teaching in several countries. He has been highly commended for his university lecturing in top-ranked UK and international universities. He has trained many of the hypnotherapy instructors as well as hypnotherapy practitioners in the UK, USA and other countries for around 25 years.
If you are serious about learning hypnotherapy to a high level of effectiveness, we are committed to helping you achieve the highest levels of proficiency in your practice and success in your business. Contact us by email or by phone for detailed information on any of our courses.
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Course 4: Medical Hypnotherapy
Students learn to assist clients suffering from physical conditions diagnosed and treated with conventional Western medicine. They learn the use of analytical hypnotherapy to uncover psychological factors involved in various psychosomatic conditions or that exacerbate various physical health problems. In-depth principles and methods of medical hypnotherapy for health benefits, including assistance with maintenance of health are learned. Trainees learn to assist clients to deal with stigma and many psychological problems arising from particular illnesses. Students learn to help clients overcome fears of particular medical treatments and to cope more effectively with discomfort, stress and various psychological reactions to medical treatments. Students learn a comprehensive and powerful approach to the management of stress and dealing with stress-related illnesses. This course teaches advanced methods of pain management for both acute and chronic pain. The course also teaches hypnosis for pain management as used in invasive surgeries and the applications of hypnosis for many benefits in surgical procedures.
Advance your hypnotherapy skills with training in Transform Therapy™, our advanced training courses for smoking cessation, weight management, stress management and other clinical apllications. The classes are in 1-day or 2-day intensive training formats designed to maximise your effectiveness as a therapist and take your hypnotherapy practice to another level. The classes teach a comprehensive integrated model of hypnotherapy including advanced analytical hypnotherapy methods. HTI is a licensed teaching faculty for the radical, short-term transformational approach to hypnotherapy develped by the renowned trainer and hypnotherapist, Gil Boyne. Please be aware of "copy-cat" versions of this approach which are not licensed training schools for teaching this system of hypnotherapy.
Dates for our next TransformQuit™, smoking cessation course, and TransformWeightControl™, weight loss course, in London will be announced shortly.
Hypnosis was used for pain control in these surgeries without any chemical anaesthetics or sedatives and to provide accelerated healing and other benefits. These are just 2 filmed examples of the many cases of using hypnosis in surgery performed by Dr. John Butler. He has taught surgical-level hypnotic anaesthesia to many hypnotherapists for over 20 years many of whom have subsequently used it for their own surgeries or to help their clients who are undergoing surgery.