Train to become a Pure Hypnoanalyst and Clinical Hypnotherapist now...
The Successful Hypnotherapy diploma course has been running since
1981 and has launched more Hypnotherapists and Hypno-Analysts into Private
Practice than any other programme. Essentially a Practitioner level course,
it has been expanded and improved throughout the past twenty years. It is
designed to train and equip you with sufficient knowledge and understanding
to safely practice Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis.
There is a tremendous public interest in 'alternative medicine', and the
opportunities are many and exciting. Whether you want to start a new career,
increase your range of skills in your current profession, or benefit the
lives of others, this course will help you achieve your goals.
Successful Hypnotherapy is principally a Distance Learning Course. Our experience
has shown this to be the most effective way of integrating and understanding
the vast range of topics and techniques. We have also found that the home
study route offers more opportunity for self reflection and development,
which in turn develops a more skilled therapist. In addition to the course
there is ample opportunity to attend further training and seminars.
The course is very thorough - when qualified you should possess a better
understanding of Hypnosis than the average stage hypnotist, and a greater
knowledge of character and behaviour formation than the average doctor.
Many different techniques utilising Hypnosis, NLP and cognitive therapies
are covered - the predominant one being the use of Analysis under Hypnosis
to discover and remove the cause of nervous disorders.
Special Offer!To mark our 25th anniversary we are offering you the unique opportunity to pay for part of the course now and to only pay the rest once you have set up your practice AND you are earning an income from it.
To read more about this amazing offer scroll down to the end of this page where the course costs are detailed in full.
The course has fourteen modules. Each module introduces new information, theories
and skills that build on the learning and insight gained in previous modules,
moving you towards a fully integrated understanding of Hypnotherapy. The
majority of the modules have accompanying audio or video cassettes, which
aid your developing understanding and insight into human nature.
The examination is at the end of the course. This is
completed at home and there is no deadline for its return.
The course is scheduled to take about six months to complete, although some people take
less time and others take longer. Approximately every two weeks the next
module (and audio or video cassettes) will be sent to you. You will also
need to read some required reading from the list provided.
Every student gets individual attention. The course learning, test exercises
and final exam are all completed at your own pace, without the pressure
of enforced deadlines.
The Successful Hypnotherapy course has recently been completely revised and updated!
We have just finished (September 2009) completely revising and updating the course in order to bring it up to date and make it more user-friendly! Although much of the course is still in it's highly successful original form, we have made a number of significant changes to the content and layout.
In order to help you learn more efficiently, at the end of each module we have included a summary of the key points for that module. This allows you to review and revise each module in a straightforward and compact way.
We have, also, included two ENTIRELY NEW and exciting modules as well as information on our recently conducted research project. These are discussed in detail in the sections below!
Module 1 : The Practitioner
The Therapist and The Law
The pros and cons of home practice or consulting room
The Therapist's Duty of Care to his clients
Insurance, Rating and Planning Laws
How and where to Advertise, advertising controls/standards
The History of Hypnosis from Mesmer to the present day
The Therapist's potential motives for seeking to be a Therapist are conjectured and explored
Module 2 : Character Types and Their Symptoms
Describes in depth three main "Character Types" (into one of which all human beings can be classified) and explains which type of character is prone to what symptoms - and what those symptoms are. e.g. What sort of person is pre-disposed to smoking, over eating and nail-biting? Why do some people brood and worry over things, so much so that they create illness? How come some people remain calm at the scene of an accident, while others become 'hysterical'?
Compulsions, obsessions, hypochondria, anxiety, phobias and other symptoms are discussed and explained. How are they formed? Where do they come from? What purpose do they serve? (includes a list of over 300 phobias)
The doctrine of CAUSE AND EFFECT and the creation of psycho-somatic symptoms is introduced. Why does the subconscious mind create symptoms? How does 'it' do it? How can we get rid of these symptoms?
Anxiety generally, and the anxiety state in particular, is expounded. What is a 'panic attack'? Why does it feel so bad? How does 'it' know when to happen?
Accompanying audio lectures: Lecture 2 - Explanation and demonstration of Hypnosis.
Module 3 : Character Formation
Early development and the making of our characters and predispositions is explained in detail. The most important years of our lives - from age 1 day to ten years. How we emotionally, psychologically and physically develop into adults is explained. Why do some children take longer to develop than others?
What happens when children feel very emotional and can't deal with the feelings?
Accompanying audio lectures: Lecture 3, Part 1 - Talk discussing self-confidence, self-belief and promoting a positive mental attitude. Part 2 - A relaxing hypnotherapy session, with suggestions for confidence, self-improvement, concentration and a general ego-boost. Both by Bob McGrath.
Module 4 : Anxiety and Sexuality
A link between sexuality and many anxieties states is explained.
The case for Analytical Therapy (remove the cause of the problem) as opposed to the use of pure Post-Hypnotic Suggestion (control of symptom) is expounded.
The Oedipus Complex (a child's emotional attachment to a parent or caregiver) is explained in an understandable and matter of fact way
Our sexual formation and predisposition's are discussed in a frank and natural manner.
Accompanying audio lectures: Lecture 4 - Slimming Therapy/Anti-Smoking Therapy. By Neil French. Lecture 5 - Pre-test nerves/nail biting cessation. By David Landau - one of the first people to pass this course and one of the most respected hypnotherapists in the world.
Module 5 : The Effects of Suggestion
Not just Hypnotic or Post-Hypnotic Suggestion, but our overall responsiveness to suggestion is elaborated.
Coue's Law of Reversed Effort and Bernheim's Rules Governing Suggestion are clarified, and Chevreul's Pendulum explained.
Accompanying audio lectures: Lecture 6, Part 1 - Talk recapping the lecture notes to date. Part 2 - A complex 'anti-smoking', 'slimming', 'anti-nail-biting' and general 'self-improvement' tape all rolled into one, demonstrating how aversion can be produced by post-hypnotic suggestion - also utilises the power of subliminal perception material. Both by Neil French.
Module 6 : Meeting the Client
Word for word account of what to ask, what to say and how to greet and reassure a client.
What the client wants and expects - what the Therapist aims to do. The likely outcomes of Therapy.
NLP Techniques discussed.
Accompanying audio lectures: Lecture 7, Part 1 - Relaxing piano music, which has post-hypnotic suggestions for calmness and confidence "concealed behind" the music in the form of subliminal perception material (the Therapist's voice taken up the frequency range working in a similar way to a dog whistle; your subconscious hears the message - your intellect doesn't). Part 2 - Talk by Auriol Hiscock (ex-course tutor, and one of the first Fellows of the IAPH) including Demonstration Hypnotic Induction.
Module 7 : Pure Hypnoanalysis
Step by step, session by session, using a real case as illustration - what to do, how to do it, what to expect, when to expect it.
Special mention is made of Migraines and also of children and their responsiveness.
Clearly shows that Pure Hypnoanalysis need not be a protracted affair but can be accomplished in just six sessions of Therapy and the results can be astonishing
Accompanying audio recording: Recording 8 - Copyright-free relaxing background music for your consulting room. This music is recorded by IAPH Member, James Homes.
Module 8 : Transference and Resistance
The amazing phenomena of "Transference" is discussed in depth.
More mention is made of symptoms which can now be further categorised as "Direct" or "Indirect".
The Client's own unconscious "resistance" to the Therapy is explained.
Narcissism is described; homosexuality is discussed; fetishes are explained.
The relationship between Client and Therapist is expounded.
Module 9 : An introduction to Hypnosis
Includes "Waking Hypnosis" and the differing states within Hypnosis.
Also symbolism, parapsychology and meta-psychology (including "past life" regression), auto-writing techniques and the ideo-motor response
Accompanying audio lectures: Lecture 9 - Recap of the course so far. Lecture 10 - Now the student has a basic theory at his fingertips, more detailed instructions are given. Both lectures by Neil French.
Module 10 : Hypnosis Explained
Now the student realises that ALL the other Lessons had been about Hypnosis too!!
Methods of Induction are explained and thirty three observable (or detectable) signs of the person's entry into the state of Hypnosis are detailed.
Accompanying audio lectures: Lecture 11 - Sequence of Hypnoanalysis. Elaboration and examples. The spoken word brings more and more meaning to the written Course Notes. Lecture by Neil French.
Module 11: Technical Difficulties and Dreams
Dream interpretation with examples.
The "wish fulfillment" theory of Dreams is touched upon.
The intervention of relatives into therapy and other problems likely to arise are explained.
Accompanying audio lectures: Lecture 12 - A demonstration of a 'Tree Shaker' - the first session. Lecture 13 - How to run an effective initial consultation. Both Lectures are given by Rob Kelly.
Module 12 : Two Case Histories
Two cases which epitomise the preceding writing are written up as Case Reports. From start to finish - two real cases that you can follow through and see how hypno-analysis removed the cause of their anxiety
Accompanying audio lectures: Lecture 14 - The nearly qualified student gets a final lecture from Neil French before tackling the Examination.
Module 13 : How to Build a Successful Hypnotherapy Practice - Recently added!
This module is written by ex-student, and now one of our most successful therapists: Richard Parsons FIAPH.
Richard was a graphic designer before he trained with us in 2003 - and he had received no prior training in hypnotherapy nor psychology whatsoever.
Within one year he was treating 20 clients a week. In this module he explains everything you need to do, in order to build your own, successful, full-time hypnotherapy practice.
Module 14 : Past Life Regression - Recently added!
The topic of Past Life regression is explored in more detail.
Explanations as to why Past Life Regression does not appear to have any genuine therapeutic benefit are given.
The examination is after Module 14. There are no deadlines for the
return of this. (The Student not wishing to enter into Practice need
not participate unless wishing to do so).
The IAPH Research Project
For the last twelve months, the IAPH has been actively following up people whose lives have been changed by Pure Hypnoanalysis, to accurately gauge the efficacy of our amazing therapy.
A detailed paper about the Research Project is now included as an appendix in our Successful Hypnotherapy Diploma Course. We have included this as we feel that it backs up much of the teaching within the course. Prior to the Research Paper we have included a Guide to Understanding Research to enable you to better understand the different ways in which research can be conducted.
Click here to read about the IAPH Research Project
Comments on training with the IAPH
The following are all genuine comments from people who have undertaken the Successful Hypnotherapy Diploma Course.
"Making that initial decision to undertake the IAPH diploma course was a significant milestone in my life. Not only thoroughly equipping students for a career in private practice, the course is a total eye-opener into the workings of the human mind and its complex development, to include social and intrinsic influences.
I honestly felt I had been given the key to understanding humanity! And amazingly that wasn't even the most impressive part of my journey to-date with the IAPH! On qualifying, I was then given access to the online members' forum, which, not only contains a wealth of information & experience to learn from, but is also so actively utilised by countless experienced members that any concerns the newly qualified therapist might have are answered almost instantly- and to a very high standard.
The regular diverse weekend seminars are packed with information & insight and are invariably illuminating & enlightening! The level of support & genuine care I have received from the IAPH in setting up my business & practising this new art has been second-to-none, I couldn't ask for any more. Even to those that wouldn't consider practising as therapists I would strongly recommend taking this course as the rewards are endless."
Dr. Anna Forbes
MBBS, BMedSci, DHP, MIAPH
"I had trained as a hypnotherapist with another organisation, but I felt I was left lacking and I had no conviction in what I did. I was tought merely to give people a plaster to put over their problems and symptoms - not to help them to resolve them. Since training with the IAPH I can honestly say that my life has changed completely, and I am helping others to change their lives completely: I would recommend the IAPH to anyone"
Geraldine McCormick, Boston USA
"To anyone considering taking the plunge and undertaking the Successful Hypnotherapy Diploma Course I would just have three words of advice - DO IT NOW!
The whole experience I encountered has been a success from start to finish. From the time the Diploma Packs arrived on the doorstep to finally passing the examination its all been a fantastic journey. First impressions are always important and the Course Notes arrived well packaged and ready to go. The only problem being that once you start reading them and getting involved you literally dont want to put them down. The course notes are easy to read and superbly supplemented by the set of discs that accompany them. These discs are very important as you will find out when you come to complete your examination.
The beauty of the course is that it can be completed at your own pace. The other important point is that should you have any questions or you dont quite understand something you also have great back-up support in the form of the Students Forum or even emailing Rob direct. There are also regular Courses being run which students are encouraged to attend and you will benefit greatly for going to these not just for nthe superb content of the course but also meeting other mebers and students. You will also find that any question or concern posted on the Students Forum gets an immediate response from a variety of members and students alike offering advice and guidance. You will ALWAYS get an answer!
You never have to feel alone working through this Course.
This course will make you think, stretch yourself mentally, and without doubt improve YOU personally whether you decide to go into practice yourself or not. Superb Hypnotherapy Diploma Course, Superb support during the course which continues as well after taking the examination - Thanks Rob!"
"I had been in practise as a hypnotherapist for many years, before I undertook the Successful Hypnotherapy course and I have to say that it has completely changed not only the way I work, but my outlook on life as well! The course is so well written, and goes into so much more depth than the other training courses I have completed. Pure Hypnoanalysis, as taught by Rob Kelly has got to be the easiest and most effective therapy there is.
In one word, 'amazing'!"
"Prior to studying the diploma course with Successful Hypnotherapy, I was a practising therapist who had been on a variety of different courses over the years, picking up snippets of information along the way. Because of this, I had a 'toolbag' of semi-successful techniques, and would often be confused as to which ones to use... Now that I just use the one, very simple and effective technique of pure hypnoanalysis, my success rates are considerably higher, and I am REALLY helping people to make significant changes in their lives.
The course itself is written in an engaging, and easy to digest style, and working full-time already, It was great to have been able to study at home, in my own time. Now I am an IAPH Member, the constant support and advice from fellow IAPH therapists makes this truly remarkable therapy easy to practise."
"I developed an interest in hypnotherapy after working for several years in education and wanted a course that would give me a thorough knowledge and understanding of the subject.
After looking into many of the courses available I'm so pleased that I chose to study with the IAPH. The course itself was fascinating and I was able to study at my own pace which ensured I was able to fit it in around work and family commitments without feeling pressured.
After completing the course and receiving my diploma I felt confident to go into practice part-time and within 2 years was able to give up my job and practice hypnotherapy full-time.
The support I have received from Rob and colleagues within the organisation has been amazing and there is always someone on hand to give advice whenever I need it.
The decision to enrol on the IAPH course was the best decision I've ever made and has enabled me to fulfil a life-time ambition to work both here and abroad doing a job I absolutely love."
"Having recently completed and passed the Successful Hypnotherapy course I really felt the need to say how fantastic I thought the course was. There is no denying that the course was challenging, not in just in an academic way, but in a way that really made me think about who I am as a person and how I have become the person I am today. The course also challenged my beliefs about the characteristics of other people, how we can be shaped and changed by past events, and how past events that may seem insignificant can influence our thought processes and actions in our everyday lives.
I found the subject of hypnotherapy, its history and how it is used today, in the Successful Hypnotherapy course, completely fascinating, it was extremely well written and used language that I feel everyone could understand and relate to.
The course was not just challenging and fascinating but also written in a way that was not only factual but humorous, entertaining and engaging as well. The c.d.'s and dvd's supplied with the course were excellent and I found them really helpful, not only to gain experience from listening and watching other people as hypnotherapists, but also to use some of the c'd's to relax with and completely unwind at the end of the day. The support online on the students forum was invaluable, and I found Rob Kelly to be really helpful in answering any queries, quell any doubts I had and generally encourage me throughout the duration of the course. I have learnt an incredible amount from this course and I now feel very confident in my abilities as a hypnotherapist and I am looking forward to opening my own practise this summer.
I would recommend this course for anyone hoping to become a hypnotherapist, and I feel sure that everyone who does do it will find it as interesting and beneficial as I have."
"Having trained as a psychotherapist and become disillusioned with the methods that I'd learnt, I was very excited to find Rob Kelly's Pure Hypnoanalysis course. The twelve weeks of training analysis (the personal-therapy I went through) achieved more positive change in my life than the twelve YEARS of weekly psychotherapy I had completed previously. The training course, has a down-to-earth approach that I find refreshing - there's no esoteric mumbo-jumbo here - use the techniques correctly, and the therapy will work – brilliantly! The training weekends are superb - informative, interesting, and a great opportunity to have some fun with the community of experienced hypnotherapists and fellow students in the IAPH. The organisation has been incredibly supportive throughout, and I'm very much looking forward to an exciting new career."
"Studying and passing the IAPH Diploma, has been an extremely worthwhile qualification. It has been a life changing career choice. The content was concise, clear and practical and I always had the support professional senior therapists when I needed it. There were opportunities to attend seminars and training courses with qualified therapists, which explained very thoroughly any areas that required clarification.
I have since joined the IAPH as a qualified therapist and have received invaluable guidance and support in setting up my own private practice. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to belong to such a professional and supportive organisation."
There are 3 different usual methods of enrolling on this course, and one amazing new offer:
1) The course sent directly to you.....
Pay for the course in full, and the entire course (on paper, in folders) and the audio lectures (on CD's, and the video lectures (on DVD's) will be dispatched to you, first class recorded delivery, anywhere in the world.
Included FREE: the Easy Smoking Cessation DVD training course, telephone support, online support, access to the superb online support group, skype meetings, personal mentor and discount on all IAPH seminars and workshops.
2) Undertake the course online - and save £200
Pay for the course in full (at the reduced rate of £1295!) and have full access to the entire course (as described above) ONLINE, rather than sent via parcel service/courier. You study the course online, and save yourself all the printing/postage/admin costs.
3) Undertake the course online - pay in installments - and save £100
Pay for the course in six monthly installments, and have online access to all the course materials (as descibed above) in six parts/sections. Payment of an installment gets you access to the next part/section of the course.
Cost £1395 (Pay £295 with your application, then five further payments of £220)
*This method of enrolling does NOT involve a credit agreement, and you can withdraw from the course at any time, without buying further course modules.
Pay part now, and only pay the balance once you have set up your practice!!
As a very exciting training package for 2010 - our 25th Anniversary Year - and recognising that the UK is still in the grip of a recession, we are able to offer something that no-other hypnotherapy training school can offer you:
You pay £995 now, and receive the whole course now. Take as long as you wish to study the training course. Only once you have passed our course AND are earning an income from it, do you start to pay the balance of £500 - at £100 per month (obviously for five months) If you don't complete the course, don't go into practice, or don't start to earn an income from the course, then you NEVER pay the balance - its written off!
This amazing offer should demonstrate to you (a) Just how confident we are that our training course will prepare you for a career as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Pure Hypnoanalyst, and (b) just how confident we are that we can support and guide you as you establish your career as a professional hypnotherapist.
Joint Study Fees
Where two people living at the same address wish to undertake joint study, the extra person can enrol on the course as well, for an additional one-off payment of only £235. Each applicant should submit a separate application form, together with one single rate fee (Either £1495 for delivered course, or £1295 for online course), and the extra £235 as a 'one-off' payment for the second person. You cannot pay for the course via installments, when taking advantage of the joint study option: the course must be paid for in full. Each Student is separately assessed.