Professional Certification Training Program
Registration Closed for 2017
In our nationally certified Professional Certification Training, you will develop a strong foundation in hypnotherapy. You will learn how to develop a trance, and how to use hypnotherapy in a wide variety of circumstances. You will learn the important principles- the art and science- behind creating successful sessions for yourself and your clients. You’ll leave the training confident in your abilities as a hypnotherapist.
200 Hours – In-person training begins June 4, 2017
(Course begins with In-person Training June 4-10, Final In-person Training, September 10-16. 10 weeks of on-line training in between.)
At the ASHLAND SCHOOL OF HYPNOTHERAPY, we respect the fact that many people would like an education in hypnotherapy, but are unable to devote the hours and expense to a 4 week on-site course. We also realize that when a student sits in a class for ten hours a day for 4 consecutive weeks, they may not have sufficient time to integrate and practice what they are learning.
Therefore, we have developed a new Professional Certification Training that provides a mixture of on-site and on-line/home study learning. Students prepare for the course with a brief home study portion that introduces you to the field of hypnotherapy, and offers a sample induction that you can experience for yourself, and begin to practice. You will then spend 7 days at our beautiful site in Ashland, Oregon, studying intensively with our director and support staff. You will have the opportunity to practice, observe demonstrations, and participate in lectures and discussions with other students. In other words, you will be participating in a program that can only be done in person. You will be supported in discovering your strengths and special interests within the field, and building upon those. The next part of the course is a 10 week home study/ on-line portion. You will be given a new area of study each week which will involve 8 hours of varied practice, including text, practice, audio and video, teleconferences with the instructor and other students, and e-mail. This will give you time to integrate what you are learning, in preparation for the next on-site 7 day course, followed by an additional period of home study.
It is our hope that this combination will afford you the best possible hypnotherapy education. You can complete the entire course in 14 weeks.
“Excellent program! Very solidly structured, extremely well delivered, profoundly valuable not only as professional training, but as a deeply transformative and significant personal experience. I have trained in Mexico, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe, and this is definitely one of the best trainings I have ever attended.”
– Dr. Laura C.
Meets in person: June 4-10- Beginning the Journey
For your introduction to hypnotherapy, you’ll study the history of hypnosis. You’ll learn what sets hypnotherapy apart as a healing modality, and how hypnotherapists use language, rapport and other methods to help their clients achieve a deep state in which lasting change is possible. You’ll also receive your first experiences of hypnotherapy, which you’ll use to understand personally the effectiveness and potential of the work. You’ll utilize hypnotherapy to begin to clarify and attune to your goals for this course.
In this first meeting, you’ll learn through lecture, demonstration and experience how to create a hypnotic session. You’ll receive hands on experience in some beginning inductions. You’ll develop a strong foundation that you can then carry through as you continue your hypnotherapy education at home.
On-line Modules June 11-September 9 (with 3 weeks off at beginning, middle, and end)
Between the in-person sections of the course, you’ll complete 10 training modules- about 10 hours of study per week. Each module is a mini-course on a particular aspect of hypnotherapy. You’ll feel a sense of wholeness and completion each week, as well as a growing confidence in your ability to practice hypnotherapy in progressively more challenging subjects, as each module builds on the previous ones.
Each module is due at the end of the week. If you finish a module early, you can begin the next one immediately. However, modules cannot be completed late without special permission. The following descriptions may change some with the new year’s course.
Module 1 ‘Being’ a Hypnotherapist
Hypnotherapy is not only a series of techniques. Studies show that there are certain qualities of a practitioner- how they ‘be’ with their clients- that are just as important as what they do. You’ll learn how to develop rapport and bring your clients into a deep, healing state of awareness that is the cornerstone of hypnotherapy.
Module 2 Hypnotic Language
In Module 2, you’ll learn more about the qualities that make your language hypnotic, and how to develop a deep, transformative state with your clients.
Module 3 Cultivating Resources for Change-Working with Habits and Addictions
The American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health all support using hypnotherapy for life-style change. Research has shown that, when hypnotherapy is added to any program for change, it potentiates every part of the program!
Utilizing what you learn about the brain, you’ll learn some techniques for change, and how you can help your clients to talk to themselves in a new way that empowers a deeper sense of their own potential.
Module 4 Practical Magic- Imagery and Storytelling
Do you remember what it was like to hear a story as a child? It opened up new worlds of possibility. That is still possible. Our inner selves respond to language in a different way than the usual thinking mind. In order to access the deeper parts of ourselves, a different kind of language is necessary- one that utilizes metaphor, image and symbols. Research shows that this type of language can help us to heal faster, reduce stress, and transform habits. You’ll learn how to use these in your sessions with clients, and have a wonderful time in the process.
Module 5 The Mind-Body-Emotions Triad
How does lasting change take place? It engages all aspects of the person and reduces inner conflict between parts of self. For example, a person may want to quit smoking to improve their health, but want to continue to smoke to reduce stress.
In this module, you’ll learn how to access and connect with the whole person- how to work with the inner conflicts that show up as habits, lack of motivation, relationship problems, and the other challenges that your clients will be asking for help with.
Module 6 Cultivating Calm and Peace-Working with Anxiety, Worry and Stress
In our busy world, you’ll find that the underlying goal for many clients is to be able to deal with the stress and anxiety that are a part of their lives. In this module, you’ll learn ways to help your clients to reduce their anxiety, to enjoy their lives- and themselves- more fully, and to find the peace and calm that they are looking for.
Module 7 Meeting the Dragon:Working With The Shadow In Hypnotherapy and Change
Our shadows are the aspects of us that we hide away out of shame and fear. The shadow aspects of ourselves don’t have an opportunity to develop and mature. As a result, they communicate with us through habits, old patterns that are hard to break, painful feelings, and difficult relationships. By bringing those parts out of the shadow and into the light of awareness, they can begin to heal, to grow, and to integrate. The result is a greater feeling of energy, peace and authenticity.
Module 8 Regression: Healing and Transforming the Past
One of the most exciting capacities for the hypnotherapist is the ability to guide clients into the past- to connect with natural abilities and positive experiences, and to heal and transform experiences that have become ‘stuck’ in the unconscious, affecting them in the present. In this module, you’ll learn safe, supportive methods for accessing, transforming and integrating experiences from the past.
Module 9 Soul Medicine
Soul Medicine Hypnotherapy offers a resourceful and supportive method for applying the principles of spirit to health in body, mind and emotions, transforming old patterns and connecting with a deep, authentic sense of self. When the core issues of who we are explored, our sense of identity shifts, then deep and lasting change is possible. This is “the medicine of love”. From this state of being, each one of us is able to manifest our highest gifts to the world.
In this module, you will learn the theory and techniques- the art and science- of hypnotherapy as it is used to cultivate the capacity to experience all aspects of our unique and multi-faceted being.
Module 10 Integration and Review
In this module, you’ll have an opportunity to look back on all you’ve learned so far, and to integrate it further.
Take a week off before returning for your final in-person week.
September 4-10- Final In-person Week of Training
Into the World
In your final in-person training, you’ll learn several applications for hypnotherapy. You’ll continue to deepen and become comfortable with the hypnotic process, and prepare for beginning your own practice.
Utilizing Hypnotherapy for Deep and Lasting Change
What areas of hypnotherapy are you most interested in? Sports? Psychology? Health and Wellbeing? Past Life Regression? In this final in-person week, students will also learn specific techniques for working in particular areas of interest, understanding how hypnotherapy is used in medicine, habit change, emotional work, business, and more. By beginning to develop areas of expertise, each student will cultivate their own interests and abilities, preparing for their practice when they graduate.
The Alchemy of Abundance
Many people take hypnotherapy courses, only to discover that they don’t know how to use what they’ve learned outside of class. In this final in-person week, you will take a deeper look at attitudes and unconscious beliefs related to success. With the help of hypnotherapy, and materials developed for this program, you will envision and begin to create your hypnotherapy practice. Then, utilizing materials developed by experienced marketers and developers, you’ll begin to create your own business plan.
OFFERINGS JUST FOR GRADUATES OF THE 200 HOUR PROFESSIONAL HYPNOTHERAPY CERTIFICATION COURSE
At ASHLAND SCHOOL OF HYPNOTHERAPY, we understand that developing a practice doesn’t end when you walk out of our door. We’re committed to ongoing support of our graduates. We offer CEUs, advanced courses, phone consultations, supervision, and group meetings. Some of these offerings are detailed below.
Graduates of our Professional Certification Training receive ongoing support, including several teleconferences each year. Here are a sample of the winter 2013 teleconferences that graduates are invited to attend free of charge.
Intentions and the New Year
The new year is a time when many people pause to reflect on where they’ve been in the past year, and where they want to go in the future. This teleconference will give you some guidance in how you can use hypnotherapy, professionally and personally, to create clear intentions- and follow through on them.
Hypnotherapy and Relationships
With Valentine’s Day just over the horizon, we’ll focus on how to work with relationship issues in hypnotherapy- communication issues, ending old patterns, and developing healthy and affirming intimate relationships.
Bring Back the Sun
After several months of cold and rain, many people are suffering from the winter blues. This teleconference offers tips on how you can help your clients to lift their mood, and develop a supportive inner guidance system.
CALL 541 488 3180 for more information
I walked away transformed and ready to lead others in the same journey. Powerful and practical, heartfelt throughout, I recommend this program to anyone interested in becoming a hypnotherapist, or learning more about their deepest calling.
– Rebecca L.
COURSE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
INTRODUCTION TO HYPNOTHERAPY
- What is Hypnotherapy
- Establishing Positive and Realistic Expectations for Treatment
- Qualities of a Good Hypnotherapist
- Characteristics of a Hypnotic State
- Hypnotic Susceptibility
- A History of Hypnotherapy
- Stages of the Hypnotic Trance
- Brain Physiology and the Hypnotic Trance: How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
- Ethics (this is covered several times during the course)
FUNDAMENTALS OF HYPNOTHERAPY
- How and When to Use a Variety of Inductions, including inductions specifically for working with reducing stress and pain, transforming habits and old ways of thinking and reacting, discovering and utilizing inner resources, and learning deeply satisfying ways of interacting with yourself and the world.
- Safe, Effective and Ethical Use of Hypnotherapy
- Techniques for Deepening the Trance
- Increasing Motivation and Responsiveness
- Developing Rapport
- Developing and Maintaining the Hypnotic Trance
- Strengthening Positive Emotional States
- How to Bring Changes and Insights from the Sessions into Everyday Life
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF HYPNOTHERAPY
- Habit Change, including Weight Loss and Smoking Cessation
- Accessing Inner Resources
- Resolving Inner Conflicts
- Cultivating Peace and Calm in Stressful Circumstances
- Self Discovery: Inner Strength and Wisdom
- Self Hypnosis
- Recognizing and Avoiding False Memory Syndrome
- Therapeutic Presence
- The Authentic Self
- Well Being through the Lifespan
- Different Styles Of Hypnotherapy, Including Guided Imagery, Ericksonian, Traditional and others
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN HYPNOTHERAPY
- Optimum Health
- Changing Negative Response patterns
- Working with many types of people, helping them to achieve a deep, meaningful hypnotic experience
- Working with Challenging Clients
- Integration and Wholeness
- Deepening Self-awareness and Self-caring
- Transforming Childhood Issues: Healing the Wounds of the Past
- Individual consultation with instructor
- Ethics (cont)
THE BUSINESS OF HYPNOTHERAPY
- Building and Maintaining a Successful Practice
- Increasing Your Ability to be a Successful and Efficacious Therapist
- Developing your own personal style and areas of expertise
- Integrating Hypnotherapy into your Existing practice
- Developing Strong and Supportive Relationships with your Clients
THE COURSE ALSO INCLUDES:
- Videos of instruction and demonstrations
- 325 page manual, including scripts for inductions and much information that you will continue to refer to
- Downloads of hypnotic inductions
- Private consultation with the instructor
- Ongoing support and continuing education
Beginning June 4, 2017
Save $350 with early registration.
$2850 by April 5, $2950 by May 5, $3200 until course begins.