Certificate in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Learn to do hypnosis & hypnotherapy conversationally, without needing to use hypnosis scripts or structured inductions
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Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

This course is about Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. It teaches you about the history of hypnosis, through to the work of Milton H Erickson and how to do Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. By the end you will know how to do hypnotherapy without the need for structured hypnotic inductions, without the need for hypnotherapy scripts, and without the need to just do 'suggestion therapy' hypnotherapy. You will know how to work with clients as unique, individual human being, and tailor what you do to each person as an individual.

The course is made up of video lectures with PDF's of the slides used within the lectures, and additional information to help with learning, as well as a video demonstration filmed at a live training event of Ericksonian Language Patterns being used, and some Ericksonian Hypnotherapy demonstration Mp3's which can be analysed for learning purposes, and used for self-hypnosis, or self-help. There is also a quiz at the end of most sections to help with your learning.

The course should take about 12 hours minimum to complete, but to get the most out of this training it is recommended that you take time to absorb and learn from each lesson by going and practising with friends, family and like-minded people, as well as going and observing people and reading some of the books from the recommended reading list to broaden your knowledge. Curiosity is the key to developing mastery and success. It is also good to ask questions and interact with others in the discussion areas of the lectures to get others understandings and views and experiences on different elements of the training.

The course is structured to give you an overview of the history of hypnosis before focusing in on the work of Milton H Erickson. The course then takes you through the underpinning foundations of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy before building on this with Ericksonian Hypnotic Language Patterns and structuring hypnotherapy sessions.

This course is ideal for those that are new to hypnosis and keen to learn about how to do hypnosis, for those with experience with hypnosis who perhaps use hypnosis scripts or structured inductions and just suggesting problems away, that want to develop their skill and knowledge at being able to do hypnotherapy with people without the need for structured inductions and just the use of suggestion therapy. It is also ideal for hypnotherapist that perhaps don't have much knowledge or experience with Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and want to take a course for continued professional development (CPD), or Life-Coaches, NLP Practitioners, Coaches, Counsellors and other therapists that want to learn about Ericksonian Hypnotherapy to add this skill to the therapy or coaching you already offer.

(Different places in the world have different rules around who can practice as a hypnotherapist. My view is to practice as a hypnotherapist you should undertake extensive live classroom tuition which teaches therapy and then only work with those client groups you have been trained to work with. If you are totally untrained but have an interest in learning Ericksonian hypnotherapy this course will teach you all you need to know, but I would recommend you shouldn't work as a hypnotherapist based just on taking this course. This course will still teach you advanced communication skills which can be helpful in a wide range of life situations. If you have trained in hypnotherapy, counselling, coaching, or NLP or other similar fields then Ericksonian hypnotherapy should make great additional skills for your tool-box to use with clients you have been trained to work with, and this course should also give you a greater understanding about your use of language and other skills with clients even if you aren't doing hypnosis)

Dan Jones, the course tutor, is one of the UK's leading Ericksonian Hypnotherapists with over 20 years experience. He teaches the UK's premier Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Diploma accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, and is bestselling author of 'Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts' and 'Hypnotherapy'

What are the requirements?

  • Software for playing Mp3's may be required if you are downloading the mp3's
  • PDF viewer may be required to view the PDF's, especially if you are downloading them
  • Printer, if you are wanting to print the handouts or other written material

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will know how to do hypnotherapy without the need for hypnotherapy scripts and structured hypnotic inductions. You will know how to respond to people as individuals and how to utilise almost any response clients give you to help them achieve their goals in hypnosis and therapy.
  • In this course you will learn how to hypnotise people without the need for hypnosis scripts or structured hypnotic inductions, you will learn about the importance of observation skills and how to utilise your observations, you will learn Ericksonian, conversational, indirect hypnosis language patterns and how to structure hypnotherapy sessions.

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners with little or no experience with hypnosis and hypnotherapy, but holding a keen interest to learn about the mind and to learn how to effectively help others overcome problems or achieve success
  • Hypnotherapists or those with hypnosis training that would like to learn about Ericksonian Conversational, Indirect Hypnotherapy
  • Hypnotherapists and other therapists, coaches, NLP Practitioners and counsellors that want to do this training as continued professional development (where your relevant organisations allow it to count towards your CPD)

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:27

This is the 'Promo Video' just quickly giving an introduction to who I am, what my experience is, who this course is aimed at, and what will be learnt on this course

04:15

An introduction to the course and the course content

06:37

This video is a demonstration of Ericksonian hypnosis. This video is to give you a taste of what Ericksonian hypnosis looks like when it is being used. This is a frequent way in which I hypnotise clients during sessions. I will start a conversation about the conscious part of them and the unconscious part of them, and how the unconscious part of them knows more than they do consciously, and is the part that I need to talk to to help them to make changes within that part of the mind. This is a very typical example of what Ericksonian hypnosis looks like.

Article

An introduction to how you can get the most from this course

Article

Here is a list of recommended reading that will help you with understanding and broadening your knowledge of the course content.

Section 2: History of Hypnosis
08:37

Learn about the early days of hypnosis, through to when hypnosis became 'hypnotism'

10 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

06:52

Learn about the development of mesmerism into hypnotism and some of the key figures during that time

9 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

06:20

Learn about hypnosis being the root of modern psychotherapy - the PDF slides can be downloaded

16:48

Learn about Milton H Erickson MD and some of the influence he had on modern psychotherapy

11 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

6 questions

Quiz Description

Section 3: What is Trance & Hypnosis
09:06

Lecture about trance and focus of attention

7 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

10:31

Lecture exploring some of the responses people give when they are in a trance that hypnotists can look out for and notice

8 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

09:52

The trance used by hypnotherapists is the optimal learning state. This lecture explores how this is the state used within hypnotherapy.

7 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

09:10

A lecture about how hypnosis can be induced and how 'hypnosis' is induced by 'triggering' or facilitating an aspect of the process leading to dreaming sleep.

8 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

07:15

A lecture about guiding attention to help people access hypnosis or a trance state.

All of the demonstrations you will see through this course, and the one at the beginning of the course involve guiding and focusing attention so when you watch or listen to the demonstrations you can pay attention to how I am guiding and focusing attention and notice what I am guiding and focusing attention towards.

6 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

10:13

A lecture about ultradian rhythms. Ultradian rhythms include the Basic Rest and Activity Cycle (BRAC) which is our 'everyday trance cycle' where we enter an inner focus roughly every 90-120 minutes, and between this we raise to a peak of activity and external focus.

Ultradian Rhythms Handout
6 pages
What is Trance & Hypnosis - Test
6 questions
Section 4: Why Use Hypnosis
09:40

First video in a 3-part lecture introducing why it is useful to use hypnosis

7 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

10:20

Continuing on the 'Why Use Hypnosis' lecture.

4 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

09:47

Part 03 continuing the 'Why Use Hypnosis' lecture.

5 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

08:50

A lecture about using a positive focus of communication and how important this is especially in the highly responsive state of hypnosis, and then exploring how the type of trance experience someone has varies depending on how it is induced.

5 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

18:02

Lecture discussing trance depth, trance absorption, and state-dependant learning and behaviour.

7 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

Why Use Hypnosis - Test
6 questions
Section 5: Observation & Utilisation
10:36

Learn about observation and its importance to Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

11 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

12:10

Learn about utilisation and its importance to Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

8 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

13:17

Learn how you can use observation and utilisation, and the importance of listening to and using client feedback

11 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

16:49

This lecture explores the three pillars of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, observation, utilisation and having a clearly defined goal.

11 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

01:42

The 'My Friend John' induction is probably one of the most famous Ericksonian inductions The idea is that you talk about your hypothetical friend or client 'John' and describe how they were curious about hypnosis and about how to enter hypnosis and what happens as you go into hypnosis, so you explained this to them.

Your actual client is then listening along to you talking about this other person unaware that you are actually hypnotising them. What you are really doing is using observation, utilisation and having a goal (the three pillars of Ericksonian hypnosis) to hypnotise the client in front of you. So your goal at this stage is to guide the client into hypnosis, so you are observing for behaviours the client does that are related to this, like unconscious movements or times they are naturally drifting inside their mind and these are what you talk about to the client about 'John'

So you may say "So I explained...as you start to drift into hypnosis, so your breathing begins to slow down." this would be timed to match when the client in front of you is breathing out, you are using a presupposition (which you will learn about later in the course - presuppositions are words like: before, during, while, as, after, when - they are words that imply something, so "as you start to drift into hypnosis" implies you are drifting into hypnosis) to imply 'this is happening', you are using an embedded command by pausing between 'explained' and 'as' and you are using a linking suggestion by linking the first part of the sentence "as you start to drift into hypnosis," with a second part of the sentence "so your breathing begins to slow down", you are using vague language that contains very little information so they have to fill in the blanks themselves and it is difficult to challenge the comments because you don't know what 'drifting into hypnosis' feels like, and 'as you start' means even if you don't notice that you are drifting into hypnosis there could be signs a hypnotist can notice that you just aren't aware of yet so it is difficult to disagree that you are drifting into hypnosis, likewise as long as the breathing rate hasn't increased (in which case you wouldn't give a suggestion like this) the client is unlikely to be able to tell or disagree with whether their breathing has slowed because even a very small imperceptible slowing would count as slowing which they wouldn't notice.

So all you are really doing is observing the client, taking your observations and utilising them by suggesting to the client what you are observing in them that is in the direction of going into hypnosis. The use of all the Ericksonian language patterns I have mentioned above (which is all covered later in the course) come naturally out of just using the three pillars, so a simple sentence like "so I explained...as you start to drift into hypnosis, so your breathing begins to slow down" is packed with many different hypnotic language patterns and techniques.

5 questions

Quiz Description

Section 6: Introducing Hypnotic Inductions
Introduction
09:31
Doing Hypnosis Without Calling It Hypnosis
05:41
Pattern Interrupt Inductions
05:51
Other Types Of Inductions
07:52
Naturalistic and Creating Your Own Inductions
09:29
How To Guide Someone's Thinking
07:25
Naturalistically Creating Responses
05:27
Working Metaphorically
03:28
Making The Client Always Correct
08:35
Hypnotic Rhythm And Fractionation
06:20
Self Hypnosis Demonstration: Learn To Relax
11:49
Section 7: Ericksonian Language Patterns
02:04

A lecture introducing you to Ericksonian 'Conversational' Hypnotic Language Patterns

4 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

09:32

Learn about the agreement set, what it is, how to use it, and why you would use it in hypnosis and therapy

8 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

Article

Some further examples to support your learning around the agreement set

01:42

This demonstration is hypnotising a subject sticking as much as possible to just using the agreement set.

16:07

Learn about linking suggestions, what they are, how to use them and why to use them in hypnosis and therapy

10 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

Article

Further examples to help with learning about linking suggestions

03:18

This video is a demonstration of using linking suggestions as a hypnotic induction

08:08

Learn about presuppositions and how to use them, and why you would use them to enhance your effectiveness with hypnosis and therapy.

All of the hypnotic induction demonstrations on this course use presuppositions, you can go back and review past demonstrations and listen out during future demonstrations for presupposition use.

10 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

Article

Some further examples to help with learning about presuppositions

14:38

Learn about vague language and how vague language can increase your effectiveness with hypnosis and therapy

9 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

Article

Further examples relating to vague language to help with learning the topic

28:05

An mp3 self hypnosis demonstration made almost exclusively of vague language to help people find inner wellbeing. This self hypnosis mp3 demonstrates how vague language can be used hypnotically and can be listened to educationally to notice how what has been taught in the vague language lecture can be applied

10:53

This lectures teaches you about the Ericksonian Language Patterns of binds and double binds, and how they offer an illusion of choice but only really have one outcome.

9 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

Article

Examples of binds to help with developing your knowledge further

05:37

This lecture is a demonstration of inducing hypnosis using double binds. This subject was intentionally being difficult. It is rare for subjects to intentionally be this awkward but it gave me an opportunity to demonstrate how the induction works. Usually with a compliant subject when I ask "look at the hand you think will lift as you go into hypnosis" they look at one or the other hand and then we see if they are correct. As they look at that hand they start to go into hypnosis and either the hand they chose lifts, or the hand they aren't looking at lifts.

With this subject he decided to try to catch me out by giving an answer I hadn't asked for, but this induction has that built in, so he said "neither". Which meant based on the question I asked he was saying "neither hand will lift as I go into hypnosis", he didn't say "neither, because I'm not going into hypnosis" or anything else about not entering hypnosis, so due to the double bind being to look at the hand he thinks will lift as he goes into hypnosis, he can say neither and I take that to mean he has just agreed to go into hypnosis, so the question then is to see if he is correct or not. Because he is challenging and trying to prove me wrong he is very likely to go into hypnosis without either hand lifting. The difficulty for him is that he has to maintain the fight and focus on not letting either hand lift when he is still thinking that was the induction (not realising the induction is just a double bind which includes the hands not lifting because I was only asking for his opinion about how he will go into hypnosis, not for his opinion about whether he will go into hypnosis), so to 'win' he needs to make sure the hands don't lift, but this builds up a lot of tension with the idea that they will lift so he starts becoming aware of itches on his nose and on his arm, so he reaches over (lifting) his left hand (lifting his hand with his leg) to his right wrist to scratch his wrist, then as the itching increases at his nose he doesn't want to have me 'win' by lifting his left hand OR his right hand, he enters hypnosis with his eyes open and eventually closes his eyes, and once he has 'won' and entered hypnosis without either hand lifting he then lifts his hands finally releasing the built up tension from trying not to lift the hands.

This demonstration is usually done just asking the initial question and then saying "that's right" or "that's it" and acknowledging the client's behaviours as they enter hypnosis. In this instance I gave a few more verbal double binds around eye closure and whether the subject will go into hypnosis with his eyes open or closed. I do this to give him something else to focus on and 'fight' I suggested for him to close his eyes only when he is ready, and followed this up with telling him not to close his eyes before he is ready, this set up a double bind situation, if he fought me on this he would close his eyes either before or after he was ready, if he didn't fight me he would close his eyes when he was ready, but the bit that isn't in question is that he would be 'ready', then as I saw he was doing a good job of entering hypnosis I suggested that I don't know whether he will go into hypnosis with his eyes open or closed, which reinforced my previous suggestion, so if he went into hypnosis with his eyes open he would 'win' based on my previous suggestion, if he closed his eyes before entering hypnosis he would 'win', if he closed his eyes as he went into hypnosis I would 'win'. I don't mind what he does out of these options, I am just giving him plenty of routes into hypnosis that allow him to do so in his own way, and in a way that meets his needs. I also kept all the focus on seeing if the subject is right, not seeing if I am right.

14:08

Learn about how commands and suggestions can be used within Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, learn how to give covert, indirect commands and suggestions in a conversational way and why this can be helpful.

All of the hypnosis demonstrations throughout this course demonstrate the use of commands and suggestions as this is the main thing you are doing in an induction, whether it is embedded commands and suggestions within talking about my experiences of going into hypnosis, or when describing to 'my friend John' what it is like to go into hypnosis, or commands and suggestions given during linking suggestions or double binds, or when working within the agreement set. So you can watch any of demonstrations from this course to see how commands and suggestions are being used.

What often happens is when you re-watch demonstrations having learnt a bit more knowledge you see more of what is going on,even during the seemingly most basic demonstration, so I highly recommend as you continue through this course you review the demonstrations multiple times because you will get more out of them each time you watch them because you will know to look for more of what is taking place.

13 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

Article

Further examples to help with learning about commands and suggestions and how to apply them in hypnosis and therapy

13:32

Learn about how metaphors and analogies can be used in hypnosis and therapy. For a clear demonstration of metaphors and analogies being used as part of inducing hypnosis and being used therapeutically listen to the 'Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Demo' mp3 in a few lectures time at the end of this section on Ericksonian Language Patterns. This demonstration includes examples of everything you will have learnt being put together into a therapeutic hypnosis track.

10 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

Article

Further examples around metaphor and analogy use to help with learning

07:44

Rounding up what you have learnt about Ericksonian Language Patterns and the next steps with developing your skills at using them

3 pages

A copy of the slides used in the video from the previous lecture

01:30

This video is a clip of me hypnotising someone by talking about my experience of going in to hypnosis and using Ericksonian language patterns and techniques to hypnotise the subject without directly telling him to be hypnotised or to go into hypnosis.

01:00:00

A self hypnosis mp3 that is to help the listener to feel accepted and change their perspective on their life and feel more serene and increase their wellbeing. It is included here as a demonstration of 'putting it all together'. So this session uses Ericksonian Language Patterns as a full self hypnosis therapy session. You can listen to it as a self help product, or as a training product where you can analyse what I am saying and doing, and why I am saying and doing what I am doing.

Article

These are further examples of Ericksonian Hypnotic Language Patterns being used to help you to get ideas and to increase your knowledge about how they can be applied within hypnosis and therapy

6 questions

Quiz Description

Section 8: Structuring Hypnotherapy Sessions
22:23

This lecture teaches you a structure to use when you are doing hypnotherapy with clients, this structure gives you a template to follow to connect with a client, get gather useful information, know how to use that information and know what you need to do during the session, through to working therapeutically and to integrating more formal hypnosis.

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Instructor Biography

Daniel Jones, UK's Top Hypnotherapy Trainer & #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

'Dan Jones has had almost 100,000 of his books purchased, 500,000+ of his Self-Hypnosis Mp3's downloaded, over 1.5 million view of his videos and over twenty years experience with hypnosis, therapy and the healing arts'

Dan Jones is a best selling self-published author and hypnotherapy trainer with Asperger's Syndrome (High-Functioning Autism). He is one of the UK's leading experts on Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. Described in the British media as 'Remarkable', with 'Expert Insight', and 'Personal Development Guru...the UK's Leading Personal Development Coach'.

Dan has over 20 years experience, he has carried out impressive research, including research into the effectiveness of using the Human Given's Counselling Approach to reducing youth crime and anti-social behaviour with a Youth Offending Service (this research has been published in the peer reviewed journal 'Human Givens'), and is a Trance-Formation Coach and founder of the Sussex Hypnotherapy Centre and ALT Solutions based in Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

Dan Jones has held personal development and staff training courses within the local county council and district council on many topics including adult and child safeguarding, safety awareness, conflict resolution and breakaway techniques, and stress management. He has taught courses for young people with local youth projects, and held courses on parenting and managing challenging youth in various secondary schools and primary schools. He has taught staff in various children's homes topics like stress management, managing challenging behaviour and conflict resolution, and carried out clinical supervision with hypnotherapists and professionals working with individuals and families, as well as holding training courses in the UK and abroad for professional students on hypnosis, therapy and healing, and courses for 'self-help' or 'personal development' on well-being, mind-body healing, self-hypnosis, overcoming phobias, weight loss, and using dreams therapeutically, and courses on parenting and family work, including child/teen to parent domestic abuse, helping children to sleep, and managing children/teen's challenging behaviour, and effective parenting techniques, to family support workers, youth workers and social workers.

Dan has also worked on, and been consulted for TV Programmes like 'The Anatomy of Fear' and 'Big Brother' and has been interviewed by a variety of magazines, newspapers and radio programmes in the UK and abroad. Dan has also written over ten books on hypnosis, therapy and parenting including the number 1 Hypnotherapy Bestseller 'Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts' and number 1 Psychology Biography Bestseller 'Look Into My Eyes'. Some of Dan's books have been published in more than one language. Dan has also created a wide range of free and 'paid for' hypnosis and therapy training and personal development products, and runs the UK's premier accredited Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner Level Diploma.

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