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Clinical Hypnotherapy

AusHealth College of Hypnotherapy offers the following clinical hypnotherapy courses.

  • Practitioner Certificate of Hypnotherapy (Levels 1 to 3)
    - Graduates can apply for membership with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists

  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (Levels 1 to 5)
    - Graduates can apply for membership with the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists at Senior Associate Level


Training is provided in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with small classes to allow for individual attention. Students are assessed at each level and given extra support, if required.

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Practitioner Certificate of Hypnotherapy

The Practitioner Certificate of Hypnotherapy consists of Level 1 to Level 3 and is designed for those wishing a career as a hypnotherapy practitioner. Each level has 4 days of face-to-face training and provides plenty of opportunity for practical sessions and practice for conducting both client interviews and taking a client under hypnosis.

At the end of Level 1, students will:

  • understand:

    • the history and origin of Hypnotherapy;

    • the theory of mind;

    • the theory of suggestibility;

    • what is a hypnotic state?’; and

    • why and how an individual gets into a hypnotic state;

At the end of Level 1, students will:

  • be able to:

    • conduct an interview with a client to know their issues;

    • determine whether a client is a physically suggestible or an emotionally suggestible person;

    • put a willing person in a hypnotic state through the arm-raising induction method;

    • use one or two fast induction methods;

    • use deepening techniques;

    • use awakening techniques;

    • use the self-hypnosis techniques for themselves; 

    • help others do self-hypnosis and use suggestions for
      self-development; and

    • help address behavioural issues of an individual through hypnosis such as stress reduction, self-confidence, focus and concentration, self-esteem and goal accomplishment.

Level 1
Level 2

At the end of Level 2, students will:

  • understand:

    • the various hypnotic modalities;

    • the basics of Ericksonian hypnosis; 

    • indirect suggestions;

    • the basis of Kappasinian hypnosis;

    • the various hypno-diagnostic tools and their uses;

    • the basics of dream therapy;

    • hypno drama and how to utilise it;

    • different stages of development;

    • the life script and to change it;

    • about body syndromes;

    • the procedures for hypnotic extinction of fears and phobias;

    • the procedures for hypnotic extinction of anxiety; and 

    • the medical model of hypnosis.

Level 3

At the end of Level 3, students will:

  • understand:

    • child hypnosis; 

    • the medical model of Hypnosis; 

    • the duty of care and obligations of a hypnotherapist;

    • the scheduling of Hypnotherapy sessions;

    • different approaches for interviewing clients;

    • family systems; 

    • functional families and traits of dysfunctional families; 

    • the roles of children in dysfunctional families; and

    • the inner child;

  • be able to:

    • manage pain through Hypnosis;

    • help clients with inner child issues.

Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy

The Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy follows on from the Practitioner Certificate of Hypnotherapy course with Levels 4 and 5, and is designed for those wishing to further their skills in their career as a hypnotherapy practitioner. Each level consists of 4 days of face-to-face training and will show hypnotherapists how to delve deeper into client issues and provide further techniques to assist clients with smoking, substance abuse, weight control/eating disorders, crisis intervention as well as an introduction to NLP.

Level 4

At the end of Level 4, students will:

  • understand:

    • couple’s therapy;

    • the sex and cycle days for the physical sexual (PS) client and emotional sexual (ES) client;

    • the multicultural consideration in counselling;

    • the five stages of loss;

    • when and how to perform cord cutting under hypnosis;

    • reasons for drug and alcohol abuse;

  • be able to:

    • determine the physical sexuality (PS) and emotional sexuality (ES) of a client;

    • provide relationship counselling and negotiation;

    • use the family systems approach to understand the issues of a client;

    • address the issues of low blood sugar, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, weight control, habit control, smoking, substance abuse and suicide.

Level 5

At the end of Level 5, students will:

  • understand:

    • crisis intervention;

    • motivation and how to motivate;

    • defence mechanisms;

    • use of "SCILLS" - Subconscious Creation and Investment in Life-Long Success;

    • the 5 “P”s of marketing;

    • confidentiality in maintaining records;

    • advertising and promotion of hypnotherapy; and

    • setting up a successful practice;

  • be able to:

    • use NLP and its techniques to help clients;

    • address depression;

    • address explosive personality disorder; and

    • address memory enhancement.

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