Day 1

Introduction to Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Classical and modern principles of inducing hypnosis

Working model of the mind, including unconscious, subconscious, conscious and critical factors.

Preliminary Suggestibility Tests

Waking suggestions

Hand Clasp Test

Pendulum Test

Hands Rising and Falling Test

Recognition and Classification of Subjects

Permissive or authoritarian approaches to meet the needs of different clients

Age Considerations

Vocational Considerations

Other background and historical considerations

Day 2

Favorable and Unfavorable Influences and Dangers of Hypnosis

How your client’s beliefs and concerns about hypnosis affect your sessions

How to prepare clients for sessions

How to create trust and rapport with your clients

Establishing and Testing Trance Depth

Classical approaches to hypnosis such as progressive relaxation

Modern inductions such as instant and rapid inductions (e.g., Dave Elman, etc.)

Spontaneous Affect Triggered Hypnotic Induction

Testing hypnosis depth with overt and hidden tests

Suggestion Management and Techniques        

Writing and delivering effective hypnotic suggestions

How to make hypnotic suggestions more powerful than direct suggestions alone

Mechanical Aids

Chevreul’s pendulum, and other instruments

Day 3

Deepening Techniques

Classical deepening techniques

Using depth tests to deepen hypnosis

Self-deepening and causing the environment to deepen trance

Waking suggestion, and more

Anesthesia Management

Creating analgesia and anesthesia

Working with doctors and other medical professionals

Using Hypnosis Scripts and Outlines

Appropriate use of scripts and outlines

Writing scripts and script delivery

Obtaining scripts

Working without a script

Introduction and Practice of 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®

History of 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®

Comparison to Classical Self-Hypnosis

Group Hypnosis and Practice of Self-Hypnosis


Level II – Professional Application of Hypnotherapy and Setting Up Your Practice

It is the objective of Level II to train the student in hypnotherapeutic techniques, including advanced hypnotic suggestion, advanced hypnotic induction, using hypnotic age regression, and other advanced hypnotherapies outlined below. Also, this section is designed to teach the student how to setup, organize and promote his or her hypnotherapy practice.

Level II is conducted during the last six consecutive days of the course. An exam will be given on this material on the 9th day. The last day of the course is reserved for answering questions, additional practice, makeup examinations, review and going through materials related to membership and certification in the National Guild of Hypnotists. If the student does not pass the last test covering hypnotherapy he or she may take the exam again that day (different exam). If additional testing is required the student may take the examination after the course is completed.

Level II Course Outline:

Overview of Hypnotherapy

How the mind responds to hypnotherapy

Who to avoid the rejection of hypnotic suggestion and get lasting change

The role of emotional factors in hypnotherapy

The role of classical conditioning in hypnotherapy

How to Integrate Self-Hypnosis Into Hypnotherapy

Classical approach to self-hypnosis

7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Holistic Mind-Body-Spirit approach to self-hypnosis

Writing and delivering hypnotic suggestions for self-hypnosis

Role of visualization and fantasy in self-hypnosis

Day 5

Using 5-PATH® A Systematic Approach to Hypnotherapy

Use of 5-PATH® (Five Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnosis) as a universal approach for changing habits, working with addictions, weight loss, smoking cessation, fears/phobias, eating disorders, psychosomatic illness and more (using hypnotic suggestion, age regression, forgiveness and Parts Mediation as a system).

Hypnotic Suggestion in Hypnotherapy

Helping clients move toward health and positive personal change with hypnotic suggestion

When and how to deliver therapeutic hypnotic suggestion

View Video of Therapeutic Application

Group Hypnosis and Practice of Self-Hypnosis

Day 6

Hypnotic Age Regression As A Powerful Hypnotherapy

How to reliably do hypnotic age regression

How to do revivification (have a client re-experience a past event)

How to uncover the source of the problem (Initial Sensitizing Event)

How to use age regression to remove the problem and help the client

How to use age regression and hypnotic suggestion together

How to avoid most common mistakes in age regression, such as causing false memories

How to do the Informed Child Technique and Informed Adult Technique

View Video of Therapeutic Application

Group Hypnosis and Practice of Self-Hypnosis


Hypnotic Therapies To Aid in Forgiveness and Emotional Healing

How to do “Chair Therapy” a useful gestalt therapy, in the hypnotherapeutic process

How to turn forgiveness into a powerful therapeutic tool

How to apply the necessary principles of forgiveness and hypnotic suggestion together

View Video of Therapeutic Application

Group Hypnosis and Practice of Self-Hypnosis


Using Forgiveness of Self in Hypnotherapy

Ten Keys to Forgiveness

Reframing Past Mistakes As Protecting the Self

Self-Forgiveness and Removing Old Self-Defeating Patterns

Self-Forgiveness and Achieving New Goals in ife

View Video of Therapeutic Application

Group Hypnosis and Practice of Self-Hypnosis


Hypnotic Therapies for Internal Conflict and Secondary Gain Issues

How to do Parts Therapy Conventional

How to do Parts Mediation

How to use Parts Mediation to overcome internal conflict and secondary gain issues

Group Hypnosis and Practice of Self-Hypnosis

Demonstration and Practice (Almost Every Day of Class, As Well)

Live demonstration and supervised practice of hypnotic induction, deepening, testing, hypnotic and post –hypnotic suggestion

Live demonstration and supervised practice of hypnotic age regression and other techniques as time permits

Discussion and demonstration of Past Life Regression if requested by members of the class


Setting Up Your Practice and Organization

Organizing your office (forms, procedures, shortcuts and systems, for success)

Answering the telephone and making appointments

Use of videos to save time in your practice

Advertising, marketing and free promotion of your business

Letting other professionals know about your business or service, such as physicians and psychologists