What you learn on our Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Course

There are lots of short hypnosis training courses around but there is a reason why our hypnotherapy diploma is a year long. And we thought we would share that with you – Its to do with what science tells us about how we learn best.  

Within Sight are committed to ensure our graduates from the hypnotherapy diploma are powerful agents of change, yet safe and effective therapists. Our students leave our fold with a consolidated body of knowledge that they can flexibly apply to help people overcome a huge variety of problems. It is my belief that you can learn hypnosis in a a short period but to be a truly great therapist you have to build a knowledge of many other skills; and that takes time.’ 

Jill Wootton | Director Within Sight

At Within Sight, we think helping our students to learn easily is  important. And so we researched how people learn best. Here is a nugget of information about learning: Did you know that it is important to get a good night’s sleep after learning something new? That’s in order to process and retain the new information?

We learn naturally by absorbing a piece of information then sleeping on it. In that process, the knowledge we gained through the day begins to go to a different part of the brain. The part that allows for an integrated, natural retrieval. Science shows that when you are learning, its day by day and sleep by sleep that your brain build a data base of knowledge that enables you to access an intuitive data base of skills. Which is vital when you are wanting to think on  your feet in a client session or during a difficult conversation.

The reason why our course spans ten months – During the course you will activate different parts of your learning brain through a combination of face to face lectures, observed practice, discussion, home practice, mentor support and on line learning. So add on all the sleeps over ten months, reflective assessment  and one to one practice we ensure you will be a confident, safe and powerful therapist, able to build a thriving practice. We ask you this question – ‘Would you have enough sleeps to do this in two weeks?

On our Hypnotherapy course you will learn the following and much more: 

Advanced hypnotic skills that shows you how to
  • Never need to use a hypnotic script again
  • Be confident in getting people into trance naturally and easily
  • Bypass conscious resistance and get clients to a place of natural learning and change
  • Use advanced hypnotic language – captivate the attention of your clients and induce rapid and deep trance states
  • Use hypnosis throughout a client session, its not just in the ‘close your eye’s’ part!
  • Eriksonian models of hypnosis (based on the modern day Father of hypnosis – Milton Erikson)
  • Indirect and direct hypnosis
  • Gaining your client’s attention
  • Learn how to use the trance state in a flexible and effective way
Effective counselling skills using the RIGARR model
  • quick rapport building skills to gain client’s trust and make the most of any en- counter
  • collect the relevant information for change
  • reflective listening skills
  • clear, measurable goal setting
  • role of emotional rehearsal to consolidate long lasting change
Positive psychology: Solution focused therapy
  • Use questions to initiate expectation of positive change
  • Set goals to create a clear, mutually understood path for therapy
  • Look at patterns not detail: how to avoid getting sucked in to a client’s negative mind set
  • Uncover and utilize innate resources
  • Teach missing skills to aid recovery
  • Separate fact from imagination
  • How to change limiting labels
  • Reframe unhelpful beliefs
  • Using the ‘observing self’ to gain beneficial perspective on problems
  • Set tasks for continued change outside the therapy room
  • How to keep therapeutic intervention moving
  • About the human givens and how these basic needs affect our emotional and physical health.
  • How they can cause problems and act as an insurance for well being

Our metaphorical minds: How to use our innate ability to work with metaphor to facilitate subtle and profound change

  • How and why our brains work with metaphor naturally Bypass logical resistance
  • How to use metaphorical cues therapeutically
  • How to create healing stories
  • Use analogy to convey complex messages in a simple and clear way
Nutrition and health
  • How what we eat effects our mental health
  • Calm an anxious brain through food
  • Eat to sleep better
  • Good mood foods
  • Nourishment for day long energy and vitality Allergies and sensitivities
Addictions and dependencies:
  • Learn the key skills to free people from addictions
  • The chemical triggers – how to stop them
  • From smoking to self harm; how the brain ‘addicts’ and why some habits are so compulsive
  • How to break the addictive trance state
  • Help people stay ‘stopped’
  • Increase motivation and belief in a beneficial outcome
Anxiety, phobia and trauma: and the Rewind Technique
  • Mind body link: the body listens to everything the mind tells it
  • How stress and anxiety differ
  • Stop panic attacks
  • Recognise, and alleviate phobia’s, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sub-threshold traumas
  • Stress management techniques
  • The Rewind technique: lift phobia’s and PTSD in one session
Anger management – learn about
  • The psychobiology of anger
  • The physical and psychological causes of anger
  • Reframe the emotional triggers that press the anger buttons
  • Strategies to engage logic and help suffers to manage rage
  • A technique to stop anger in its tracks
Relationship and sexual problems
  • Physical and other causes of male and female sexual difficulties
  • Proven strategies that produce long lasting relationships
  • Communication skills for understanding and resolution
  • Male female differences in communication
Lift depression
  • Learn the latest psychobiology of depression
  • How depression can be lifted in one session
  • The role of anxiety, dreaming and thinking styles in depression
Weight problems
  • The psychology of food addiction
  • Nutrition and weight
  • Self image and eating problems
  • Why diets don’t work
Self esteem and confidence
  • Thinking styles that fix low self esteem in place
  • Tips for building confidence in stressful situations
  • Heal past damaging experiences
  • How to change limiting perceptions that cause misery
  • Communication and relationship skills to enhance self confidence
Peak performance 
  • For
    • public speaking
    • sport
    • business
  • Learn how to cut through the patterns that disrupt excellence
  • How someone builds powerful levels of charisma and influence
Conscious medicine: Dealing with physical illness
  • Techniques for accessing the mind/body link
  • Using the mind body link to facilitate wellness
  • From IBS to cancer: how hypnosis and leading edge energy medicine techniques can help
  • The body listens to everything the mind tells it, recognise the influence of mind/body conflict in illness
  • Learn the emotional freedom technique (EFT) and other energy medicine techniques to clear barriers to full potential
OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Skills to break down the compulsive activities
  • Take away the anxiety around not doing the activity
  • The importance of the basic human needs
  • Faulty pattern matching and compulsions
  • Tasking and paradoxical interventions
Understanding autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • Recognise the symptoms
  • How food can change behaviour and concentration
  • Uncover the paths that motivate
  • Access your clients world and build self confidence
  • Lower anxiety
How to be a safe yet powerful therapist
  • Develop your emotional intelligence for increased therapeutic effectiveness
  • Learn how to manage your own expectations and beliefs so that you allow the best outcome for clients
  • Make sure your patterns do not stand in the way of learning and helping others
  • Increase your spare capacity to effectively help others
  • Work with the basic needs of all human beings
  • Effective strategies for dealing with resistance
  • Understand the difference between coaching, therapy and counselling: what hat you need to wear and when
  • Understand the power of influence to avoid creating false memory, and negative expectation in your client
  • Know when to refer on
How to set up your new business and use the power of on-line marketing
  • The basics of how to build a web site that attracts clients
  • Learn how to build a business – all of the practical aspects


OK so now ask yourself this – ‘Could you do this through an on line course or in a couple of weeks?