Certified Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapist Certification:

To become an IAIH Certified Hypnotherapist through IIH and to receive State-Licensed diplomas a student must take the following three sections that make up the Program of Study – Hypnotherapist:

  • FH – Fundamentals of Hypnotism – 100 Hours
  • AH – Advanced Hypnotism – 100 Hours
  • HT – Hypnotherapist – 100 Hours

Certified Hypnotherapist Certification is granted after these 300 hours are successfully completed.

Program of Study – Hypnotherapist

FH – Fundamentals of Hypnotism

Objectives
To study and learn the concepts that relate to the field of Hypnotism. To achieve fundamental skills in the use of hypnotic induction and the effective delivery of suggestions. To educate students about the safe and effective use of hypnosis and its legal and ethical practice.

Description

A comprehensive 100 clock hour series of Courses to teach the theory and practice of the fundamentals of hypnotism.

Class Code Description Clock Hours
FH101 Introduction 15
FH102 Building Rapport 2.5
FH103 Depth of Hypnotic State 2.5
FH104 Understanding the Subconscious Mind 5
FH105 The Structure of a Hypnotic Session 5
FH106 Styles of Trance Induction 5
FH107 Deepening Techniques 5
FH108 Effective Suggestion Delivery 5
FH109 Self-Hypnosis 2.5
FH110 Basic Neuro-Linguistic Programming 10
FH111 Smoking Cessation Protocol 5
FH112 Weight Loss Protocol 5
FH113 Stress Reduction Protocol 2.5
FH114 Practical Hours 30

Total Clock Hours

100

Fundamental of Hypnotism may be taken alone without continuing the training.  It is one of the three sections (FH, AH, HT) that make up the 300 hours leading to Hypnotherapist Certification.

Course Descriptions

FH101 – Introduction – (15 clock hours)
Introduces students to the nature of hypnosis, theories of hypnosis, the legal
practice of hypnosis and the history of hypnosis. Myths and misconceptions concerning the hypnotic state are dispelled and a solid foundation for the study of hypnotism is established.

FH102 – Building Rapport – (2.5 clock hours)
Students are introduced to the importance of rapport between the hypnotist and the client and various skills are learned and practiced to ensure this is well understood.

FH103 – Depth of Hypnotic State – (2.5 clock hours)
Prepares students for understanding the various levels of hypnosis and their relationship to suggestibility. Various scales are discussed and a thorough understanding of the full range of hypnotic phenomena is explained.

FH104 – Understanding the Subconscious Mind – (5 clock hours)
Theories concerning the nature of the mind are discussed where students come to understand the relationship of the conscious mind to the subconscious mind. This Course includes the functions of the subconscious mind, ways to access it and understanding how to utilize its power to create positive change.

FH105 – The Structure of a Hypnotic Session – (5 clock hours)
Prepares students to successfully complete an entire hypnotic Programming session based upon a format of rapport building, education and pre-talk, followed by trance induction, testing and the effective delivery of suggestions and trance termination.

FH106 – Styles of Trance Induction – (5 clock hours)
Prepares students to develop the necessary skills to induce hypnotic trance with multiple styles including paternal, maternal, confusion and mechanical styles of hypnosis. Induction methods are also covered from each of these styles.

FH107 – Deepening Techniques – (5 clock hours)
Prepares students to deepen the hypnotic state after hypnotic inductions have been utilized. Instructs students in multiple styles of deepening and associates various tests to ensure depth of trance based upon suggestibility.

FH108 – Effective Suggestion Delivery – (5 clock hours)
Prepares students to deliver suggestions and affirmations to a hypnotized subject. The structure of proper suggestion is taught as well as multiple hypnotic adjuncts to assist in accessing the subconscious mind.

FH109 – Self-Hypnosis – (2.5 hours)
Prepares the student to enter the hypnotic state for him/herself, as well as how to teach hypnosis to others. This Course encourages self-entrancement and teaches that all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis as it works to encourage the hypnotist to empower his/her client to enter the trance state on his/her own.

FH110 – Basic Neuro-Linguistic Programming – (10 clock hours)
Prepares the student in the basic practice of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in establishing and working with anchors, hypnotic language patterns and other NLP techniques related to the practice of hypnotism. Also introduces the student to the basic presuppositions of NLP, its origins and its practice within and outside of the fields of hypnosis.

FH111 – Smoking Cessation Protocol – (5 clock hours)
Prepares the student for an entire treatment strategy in working with a client to stop smoking using hypnosis and NLP. Students learn a powerful three session protocol to assist clients not only stopping smoking but eliminating the subconscious motivation towards the behavior.

FH112 – Weight Loss Protocol – (5 clock hours)
Prepares the student for an entire treatment strategy in working with a client to lose weight and to create a healthy lifestyle using hypnosis and NLP. Students learn a powerful three session protocol to assist clients to not only lose weight, but also to eliminate the subconscious blocks towards achieving their goals.

FH113 – Stress Reduction Protocol – (2.5 clock hour)
Prepares the student to utilize various relaxation methods to bring more peace and calm into their client’s lives. Techniques include the use of hypnosis, NLP, relaxation and meditation techniques.

FH114 – Practical Hours – (30 clock hours)
Practical (hands-on) hours are interspersed throughout this Program to encourage students to practice each and every technique that they have been taught on their fellow students. This allows students to not only practice what they are learning, but also to experience it for themselves.

Program of Study – Hypnotherapist

AH – Advanced Hypnotism – Completion of Fundamentals of Hypnotism is required for attending this Program.

Objectives
To study and learn the concepts that relate to more advanced hypnotism practices which utilize the hypnotic state to promote positive change, while preparing the student to enter into a professional hypnotherapy practice with the required tools for successful business operations.

Description
A comprehensive 100 clock hour Program to teach the theory and practice of the more advanced principles of hypnotism, as well as providing skills for building and operating a successful hypnotherapy practice.

Class Code Description Clock Hours
AH201 Practice Management 10
AH202 Advertising and Marketing Strategies 10
AH203 Transforming Subconscious Beliefs 5
AH204 Focusing and Core Transformation 5
AH205 Advanced Neuro-Linguistic Programming 10
AH206 Parts Therapy 15
AH207 Life Mastery Course 5
AH208 Manifesting Prosperity 5
AH209 Ericksonian Hypnotherapy 5
AH210 Practical Hours 30

Total Clock Hours

100

Advanced Hypnotism may be taken after Fundamentals of Hypnotism without continuing the training. It is one of the three sections (FH, AH, HT) that make up the 300 hours leading to Hypnotherapist Certification.

Course Descriptions

AH201 – Practice Management – (10 clock hours)
To prepare the student, upon successful graduation, to enter in to the field of professional hypnotherapy with the skills to operate a successful business. This includes note taking, scheduling appointments, file management, referrals, office and equipment set-up, accounting principles and other components of operating a business and hypnotherapy practice.

AH202 – Advertising and Marketing Strategies – (10 clock hours)
To prepare the student, upon successful graduation, to have the necessary skills to promote a professional hypnotherapy practice and to ensure a healthy client base. This class focuses on creative tools to build one’s business as well as the legal and ethical parameters of promoting one’s self as a hypnotherapist with the State of Florida.

AH203 – Transforming Subconscious Beliefs – (5 clock hours)
This Course empowers the student with skills for uncovering the underlying belief systems which generate negative emotions and which motivate unwanted behaviors. Techniques are taught to uncover these beliefs as well as to change them into positive and constructive models from which to live one’s life.

AH204 – Focusing and Core Transformation – (5 clock hours)

This Course covers the fundamental practice of the Focusing method of Dr. Eugene Glendlin and the Core Transformation method of Connie Rae Andreas as a means of uncovering and transforming the cause of one’s problems. Special attention is given to the theme of opening the heart and working with the shadow side of the mind.

AH205 – Advanced Neuro-Linguistic Programming – (10 clock hours)
Covers more advanced NLP techniques and language patterns including; expanded uses of anchors, meta-models, visual swish patterns, visual squash patterns, new behavior generators and many others.

AH206 – Parts Therapy – (15 clock hours)
Prepares the student to utilize the hypnotic state to align sub-personalities towards a client’s goals. The basics of Transactional Analysis are taught as well as archetypical models for working with the subconscious mind. Extra time is given to this modality as it lays the foundations for the regressive hypnosis models to follow in future Programs.

AH207 – Life Mastery Course – (5 clock hours)
Assists the student to empower him/herself and his or her clients to set goals, write mission statements, define life values, visual outcomes and use the power of the mind to achieve these goals. Incorporates the Getting Organized Process and the Creating and Manifesting Formulas as taught through Anahat Meditation Center.

AH208 – Manifesting Prosperity – (5 clock hours)
Empowers the student with teachings and skills to develop a “success mind-set.” Based upon Anahat Meditation Center’s Manifesting Prosperity Workbook, this Course helps students to empower themselves and their clients to increase abundance in their lives in all ways, beyond just financial.

AH209 – Ericksonian Hypnotherapy – (5 clock hours)
An in-depth exploration of the therapeutic style of Milton H. Erickson and his contributions to the fields of hypnosis and NLP. This Course teaches the basics of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, metaphor therapy and advances the students use of indirect/inferred induction styles.

AH210 – Practical Hours – (30 clock hours)

Practical (hands-on) hours are interspersed throughout this Program to encourage students to practice each and every technique that they have been taught on their fellow students. This allows students to not only practice what they are learning, but also to experience it for themselves.

Program of Study – Hypnotherapist

HT – Hypnotheraist – A diploma for Hypnotherapist is granted for the successful completion of this Program. Completion of Fundamentals of Hypnotism and Advanced Hypnotism are required for attending this Program.

Objectives
To study and learn the concepts that relate to the field of regressive hypnotherapy, including the use of Gil Boyne’s Transforming Therapy, Basic Transactional Analysis, Modified Gestalt Dialogues and Forgiveness and Compassion Formulas. To prepare the student to successfully complete a 16-step regression therapy protocol.

Description
A comprehensive 100 clock hour Program to teach the theory and practice of regressive hypnotherapy.

Class Code Description Clock Hours
HT301 Introduction to Regression 10
HT302 Pre-Hypnosis Interview 10
HT303 Uncovering Techniques 10
HT304 Age Regression 10
HT305 Gestalt Dialogues 10
HT306 Basic Transactional Analysis 5
HT307 Forgiveness and Compassion Formulas 5
HT308 Integrating Core Transformation 5
HT309 Regression Protocol Integration 5
HT310 Practical Hours 30

Total Clock Hours

100

During this Program the student takes the IAIH’s examination for certification as a hypnotherapist and is therefore prepared accordingly.

Upon completion of this Program, the Institute will award a diploma entitled Hypnotherapist.

Course Descriptions

HT301- Introduction to Regression – (10 clock hours)
Introduces the concept of using the hypnotic state to access memories usually related to childhood. Discusses the indications and contraindications for its use as well as the many types of regression that can be used.

HT302 – Pre-Hypnosis Interview – (10 clock hours)
Prepares the student to work with clients in a regressive hypnotherapy model through encouraging a more through intake process then the fundamentals Program. Includes more elaborate information gathering techniques as well as rapport building skills.

HT303 – Uncovering Techniques – (10 clock hours)
Prepares the student to discover the underlying emotions associated with a client’s problems and works to use these emotions as a bridge back to the cause of the problems. Involves a more expanded view of intake, Focusing and uncovering core belief systems.

HT304 – Age Regression – (10 clock hours)
A Course of study detailing the uses of regression, the means of regression and the processing of the information uncovered. The Course prepares the student to work with more advanced techniques by laying the foundation for the confident use of regressive methods.

HT305 – Gestalt Dialogues – (10 clock hours)
Prepares the student to facilitate positive change through a modified Gestalt process of dialoging with key figures involved in a regression. Includes training in cathartic emotional release and advanced methods for healing and resolving sensitizing events.

HT306 – Basic Transactional Analysis – (5 clock hours)
An introduction to working with the various ego-states of parent, adult and child as a means of resolving conflicts held deep within the subconscious mind.

HT307 – Forgiveness and Compassion Formulas – (5 clock hours)
Regression therapy requires that the memories that are brought to consciousness are thoroughly resolved and therefore very practical and simple formulas are taught to bring the client to a place of forgiveness and compassion for themselves and others.

HT308 – Integrating Core Transformation – (5 clock hours)
The Core Transformation process, as taught in Advanced Hypnotism, is now integrated into the regression therapy protocol to lead a client into the core state where very deep experiences of love, joy and personal wholeness are experienced.

HT309 – Regression Therapy Protocol Integration – (5 clock hours)
Hypnotherapist training involves the comprehension and application of a 16-step regression therapy protocol that includes many components. It is here that these components are integrated into an entire session that leads to the culmination of the first 300 hours of training.

HT310 – Practical Hours – (30 clock hours)
Practical (hands-on) hours are interspersed throughout this Program to encourage students to practice each and every technique that they have been taught on their fellow students. This allows students to not only practice what they are learning, but also to experience it for themselves.

“I chose to attend the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy because of the intellectual, spiritual and thorough nature of the course. What I knew at the beginning of this course can not compare to what I know upon graduation! Not only do I confidently and happily hold one of the most respected and impressive certifications in hypnotherapy, but I have undergone a personal transformation in all areas of my life. This has been as much a spiritual journey as an educational one.”

Phylicia Mason – Orlando, Florida

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