Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions regarding hypnotherapy training and the Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org for a helpful response within 24 hours.
What qualifications do I need to train in hypnotherapy?
No formal qualifications are required to become a Hypnotherapist; for some people the aim is to help friends or family or just to satisfy their own curiosity - others go on to make a successful and rewarding career out of hypnotherapy. All you really need is a genuine interest and a desire to help others. An interest in psychology or counselling is an added bonus.
When does the course begin?
Each new course year begins in either January, April or September and training takes place over 1 weekend per month for 10 months (there are no training dates in 2 months of the year). A list of dates for upcoming courses is available here.
How long does the training last?
Each hypnotherapy course is one year in duration. Training take place at weekends classes - Saturday and Sunday daytime - over 10 months of the course year.
Who will be training me?
Students are trained by one of our skilled practical trainers. All of our trainers are also highly experienced, practising hypnotherapists who are able to draw on both knowledge acquired through their own training and on their own understanding of techniques accumulated over many years of helping clients on a one-to-one basis. Meet our hypnotherapy trainers on the Course Tutors page.
Is the course fully accredited?
Yes. The course is fully accredited by the major UK hypnotherapy associations. The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) has accredited the course and assessed it at Practitioner Level. Students who complete the course may then apply for membership to the GHR and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), who offer a quality mark for practitioners. The course is also approved by the Hypnotherapy Association and has been accredited by the ACCPH (Level 4 Diploma Accreditation).
Will I meet other hypnotherapists?
As the Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy is classroom-based, you will meet and become acquainted with fellow students who share an interest in hypnotherapy. Many students enjoy entering into discussions, debates and personal chat about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and are provided with the additional opportunity to discuss hypnosis-related topics on both the Hypnotic World forums and other, similar interest web sites.
We will also endeavour to put you in touch with other therapists in your area and hold workshops and meetings regularly. You will also have access to our Student Forum where you can interact with others who are studying hypnotherapy with Hypnotic World.
Where are the training weekends held?
Training takes place in a choice of UK locations including London, Yorkshire, Manchester, Liverpool and Sussex. A list of available optional accommodation will be available upon enrolment. For a full list of training locations and a schedule for upcoming courses, see the Venues and Dates.
What award will I receive?
Students completing the course receive the Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Dip Hyp HWHP). This will enable you to apply to join major hypnotherapy associations and to setup your own hypnotherapy practice. Hypnotic World students also receive 1-year inclusive membership and 2 years’ membership to the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (PHPA).
Which associations will the course enable me to join?
The Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy course enables students to join the UK's leading hypnotherapy associations, registers and related organizations, including:
- General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
- General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
- The Hypnotherapy Association
- National Hypnotherapy Society
- Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (PHPA)
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Fees & Enrolment
How much does the course cost?
We offer two payment options for the Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy course. Students may spread the cost of training by paying a deposit on enrolment and 9 monthly instalments. We also provide a single payment-in-full option with a discount for paying upon enrolment. For prices, please visit the Course Fees page.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes. We offer a instalment plan for all of the courses, providing students with a convenient way to pay for their training. Instalment plans consist of an enrolment deposit then 9 instalment payments to be paid monthly. For details of instalment pricing and early booking discounts, please see the Course Fees page.
Are discounts available if I enrol early?
Yes. We offer a discount for students who reserve their place on upcoming courses when they enrol during the early booking period. For details of early booking discounts for each course date, and deadlines for early booking, refer to the Course Fees page.
How can I enrol?
Reserve your place on any of our upcoming courses via the Enrolment page.
Early enrolment secures your place on the course and discounts are also available to students who book during the early enrolment period.
Assessment & Completion
How is my ability as a suitable hypnotherapist assessed?
Your training is divided into units that meet the requirements of established hypnotherapy associations. Your tutor will ensure that you are competent and confident in each of these aspects before moving onto the next unit.
Students are assessed during training using:
- Continual Practical Assessment - Tutors will observe students' skills and learning progress during class practice sessions. Where required, participants will be offered positive, constructive feedback and encouragement.
- Structured Case Studies - As part of the course, students are asked to produce 3 structured case studies, outlining their approach to helping clients in a number of situations.
- Mid-Term Quiz - A test midway through the course year to evaluate students' learning progress and to ensure that participants are developing a sound understanding of the topics covered.
- Tutor Evaluation - At the beginning of the sixth training weekend, following the mid-term quiz, students are invited to schedule a one-to-one meeting with their course tutor. This enables students to discuss their learning progress and to explore any areas for potential development in their hypnotherapy studies.
Is there an exam at the end of the course?
No - instead of a final exam, your course tutor will assess your progress throughout your training by means of continual practical assessment, structured case study assignments, a mid-term quiz and one-to-one tutor discussion. Your tutor will also offer expert support and guidance in a timely manner. They will endeavour to ensure that you understand the concepts involved and can confidently assess clients' issues. The trainer will also evaluate your ability to develop appropriate treatment plans for clients and to help them to address their issues using hypnosis.