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1. To teach with integrity, and commitment to excellence, the skills and techniques of hypnotherapy and counselling.

2. To provide skill based training for healthcare professionals and anyone considering a career in hypnotherapy and related fields.

3. To promote the potential of Ericksonian hypnotherapy as a means of helping people with physical and psychological problems.

4. To continuously research improvements in the efficacy of these techniques for psychotherapy, counselling and health care.

The British Hypnosis Research and Training Institute was first established at the University of Cambridge in 1979 with the aim of studying and developing the innovative hypnosis techniques of American psychiatrist Dr Milton Erickson.

Erickson’s work was unknown in the UK at the time so we created a clinical hypnotherapy training for members of the caring professions based on Erickson’s skills and techniques.

The course ran for many years at St George’s and St Anne’s Hospitals in London and became the first of its kind in Europe.

Over the years the course evolved into its present form as a Practitioner Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling and an online component was added in 2004 to create a course requiring commitment equivalent to that required for a master’s degree.

The Practitioner Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling is now taught at Birkbeck College at the University of London every August with the online distance learning component lasting one year.

It attracts students from many countries and is seen as one of the most comprehensive and respected hypnotherapy training courses in the world.

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Weekend Training in Ericksonian Hypnosis

Introduction This training is designed for professionals who wish to incorporate hypnosis into their main professional framework and for those considering a career change and working as a hypnotherapist. Ericksonian hypnosis is indirect and so allows professionals to employ hypnotic techniques indirectly in their everyday work without any formal mention of hypnosis or resistance from patients.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend