Hypnosis Classes


Northern Viginia NGH Hypnosis Certification

By Kay Walkinshaw Certified NGH Master Hypnotist


Self Empowerment Education Center
140 Little Falls Street #111, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
703-658-2014

Courses

Basic Hypnosis Course

H-101 NGH Course One

A. Objective: The objective of this course is to give the student a basic understanding of the development and use of hypnosis.

B. Course hours: Theory 35 – Practice/lab 15 – Total 50 Documented homework hours: Total 75

C. Outline:

  • General Orientation
  • Preliminary suggestibility tests
  • Recognition and classification of subjects
  • Favorable and unfavorable influences and dangers of hypnosis
  • How to hypnotize
  • Trance depth
  • Suggestion Management
  • Mechanical aids
  • Deepening techniques
  • Anaesthesia management
  • Hypnosis applications
  • Scripts
  • Permissive hand clasp test
  • Self-hypnosis, 3-step method – steps 1,2 and 3
  • Progressive relaxation induction
  • Hypnosis depth testing – stages 1 – 6

D. Texts and Workbooks: Workbook, Hypnosis Level I, Professional Development Division, National Guild of Hypnotist, P.O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH 03054-0308. Revised 1998.

E. Description: This course is designed to teach participants how to integrate hypnosis with state-of-the-art cognitive behavioral methods designed to manage most of the problems presented to the hypnotherapist by clients. They will be taught many new hypnotherapeutic techniques which may be immediately integrated into a practice. They will also learn how to hypnotize clients before they are aware the induction has begun. They will learn how to deal with the five basic types of resistance, how to use the rules of the mind, and the seven steps that every intake interview should include.

F. Teaching Methods: The class instruction will include theory, lecture, class discussion, video presentations, practice sessions video tapped and critiqued by students and instructors, student demonstrations, and small group activities.  And, be asked to demonstrate all of the techniques learned at appropriate times during the day, every day. Students will also be required to take and pass a written examination at the completion of the course.

G. Testing: Students will be asked to demonstrate all of the techniques learned at appropriate times during the day, every day.


Basic Hypnosis Course 2

H-102 NGH Course Two

A. Objective: This course is designed to build on the basic information learned in H-101. It also introduces the student to the basic techniques and elements to be used in working with clients.

B. Course hours: Theory 35 – Practice/lab 15 – Total 50 Documented homework hours: Total 75

C. Outline:

  • What is hypnosis
  • The first session with a client
  • Behavioral assessment – Goal setting – Reinforcement
  • Image psychology and hypnosis
  • Sessions two, three and four with a client
  • Designing and teaching a six-hour self-hypnosis course
  • A successful hypnosis practice includes . . .
  • Age regression techniques
  • References

D. Texts and Workbooks: Workbook, Hypnosis Part II, Professional Development Division, National Guild of Hypnosis, P. O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH 03054-0308. Revised 1998.

E. Description: This course greatly expands the techniques learned in H-101. Students will be able to integrate cognitive-behavioral methods to successfully deal with phobias, building self-confidence, handle sales and business problems, and enhance sports performance. Students will also learn how to conduct seminars and market hypnosis to the corporate world. Participants will use and experience the technique of age regression to remove emotional blocks causing present problems.

F. Teaching Methods: The class instruction includes theory, lecture, class discussion, video presentations, video tapped practice sessions, student demonstration and group activities.

G. Testing: Students must demonstrate techniques learned at appropriate times throughout the day. Students are also required to take and pass a written examination at the completion of the course.


Advanced Hypnosis Course

H-103 WICS Course One

A. Objective: This course is designed for the student who has successfully completed the Basic Hypnosis training program. Students are given a broader overview of the history of hypnosis and how it has evolved. They will learn how to match the client to the therapy by selecting the most effective script.

B. Course hours: Theory 35 – Practice/lab 15 – Total 50 Documented homework hours: Total 75

C. Outline:

  • General Orientation and history
  • Response and communication
  • Suggestibility questionnaire chart
  • Neurolinquistic Programming
  • Eye accessing cues
  • Predicates
  • Scripts
  • Compounding techniques using eye closure
  • Mental relaxation exercise
  • Compounding and guided imagery using a mountain stream
  • Stress test
  • Stress Management
  • Endorphins
  • Stress induction
  • Weight induction script
  • Forms
  • Miscellaneous

D. Texts and Workbooks: Workbook, Hypnosis Part I, World Institute of Cognitive Sciences, 719 Olde Hickory Road, Suites E, F, & G, Lancaster, PA 17601.

E. Description: Students are given an overview of the evolution of hypnosis through the ages. Hypnosis efficacy as a behavioral modification tool is addressed. The student is introduced to Neurolinguistic Programming, the science of how people think. Lecture is given on its application and how to facilitate changing bad habits in less time than by using conventional methods. Additional scripts for inductions and mental relaxation using compounding and guided imagery are given, described and practiced. Stress relief and weight loss techniques are explained . Various forms which may be used in setting up a practice, billing clients, and dealing with insurance companies are discussed.

F. Teaching Methods: The class instruction will include theory, lecture, class discussion, video presentations, practice sessions video tapped and critiqued by students and instructors, student demonstration, and small group activities.

G. Testing: Students will be asked to demonstrate all of the techniques learned at appropriate times during the day, every day. Students will also be required to take and pass a written examination at the completion of the course.


Advanced Hypnosis Course 2

H-104 WICS Course Two

A. Objective: This course builds on the foundation established by H-101, H-102, and H-103. This is for the person who is seriously committed to this profession and wants to become highly confident and effective using direct suggestion methods of hypnotism.

B. Course hours: Theory 35 – Practice/lab 15 – Total 50 Documented homework hours: Total 75

C. Outline:

  • Induction/Relaxation
  • Eye Closure and progressive relaxation technique
  • Deepening technique
  • Counting your client up
  • Mental relaxation exercise
  • Ocean Imagery compounding technique
  • Compounding and guided imagery using a mountain stream
  • Method for establishing glove anesthesia
  • Hypnotic natural childbirth
  • The Burmese method of pain control
  • Pain Management script
  • Pediatrics
  • Induction for children using confusion technique
  • Regression therapy
  • Regression going back in time
  • Parts Therapy

D. Texts and Workbooks: Workbook, Hypnosis Part II, World Institute of Cognitive Sciences, 719 Olde Hickory Road, Suites E, F, & G, Lancaster, PA 17601. The Luscher Color Test, Washington Square Press of Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. September 1971.

E. Description: Students are given the knowledge and techniques necessary to work confidently with regression hypnosis, hypnoanalysis and hypnotherapy. It includes step-by-step instruction on how to teach your clients to control or eliminate pain with very little effort. Students will learn many transformational techniques, such as parts therapy, to aid clients in replacing negative feelings with positive feelings. They will develop the knowledge to empower their clients to make desired changes in their lives.

F. Teaching Methods: The class instruction will include theory, lecture, class discussion, video presentations, practice sessions video tapped and critiqued by students and instructors, student demonstration, and small group activities.

G. Testing: Students will be asked to demonstrate all of the techniques learned at appropriate times during the day. Students will also be required to take and pass a written examination at the completion of the course.