Advanced Diploma in Analytical
(Adv. Dip. Hypnoanalysis)
specialist distance learning course for experienced hypnotherapists.
Revised version June 2011 -
fee now reduced.
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course accredited by Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy for professional development
recommended period of study: approx.
9 to 12 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit. It is possible to
complete the course more rapidly if several lessons per month are taken.
£365.00 (365 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see
Textbooks are not included in the tuition fees. This major course
will require up to 11 textbooks, though many hypnotherapists will have some of
them already from previous trainings. Students will normally buy their books
from on-line bookstores.
Method of study
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
textbooks and exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
email. Students may incorporate techniques learned into their private practice
and Unit 12 will involve presentation of case studies.
This is a course for experienced and qualified
hypnotherapists who work with, or would like to
study, in-depth techniques of hypnoanalysis and
other related techniques. A
similar Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal
Hypnotherapy is available.
Analytical hypnotherapy is
often not covered extensively in
hypnotherapy training courses. If you are a
practitioner fascinated by the possibilities
of hypnoanalysis and would like to learn
about it in depth, or to upgrade your
previous training in the subject and find
out how much more there is to know, this
course is for you.
Following this course, you might well realise how
much knowledge has been left out of certain hands-on professional hypnotherapy
No previous knowledge of psychoanalysis,
Freud or psychodynamics is assumed as necessary concepts will be
introduced as part of the relevant modules.
We are aware that in the UK, there have
been several professional hypnoanalysis trainings with a very strict
classical Freudian and materialist (anti-spiritual or
anti-transpersonal) approach. This diploma does not take that line.
Our studies of hypnoanalysis include advanced texts
in hypnoanalysis by leading practitioners.
Please note that this course does not
involve past life regression (i.e. regression to a previous incarnation)
in the core syllabus. However, the course tutor has an open mind about
such techniques, and if you would like to study past life therapy in
depth, we have a separate Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Hypnosis.
Although we don’t cover past life
regression in this course, we recommend that every hypnotherapist has
some acquaintance with past life therapy techniques, because spontaneous
past life regressions can occur in any session – whether you believe in
past lives or not – and it can be extremely disconcerting or even
traumatizing for the client if you cannot handle them or if you react in
an insensitive and rejecting way. If you use any form of regression to
childhood, eventually you will have a client with an anomalous
regression experience of the sort that can be called a “past life”.
For this reason, if we grant you
exemption from Modules 1 and 3 of this course, you can choose an
optional module in past life therapy techniques that will provide an
overview of methods. However, choosing a module on past life regression
is entirely optional and you do not need to do it in order to study and
pass the Advanced Diploma in Analytical Hypnotherapy.
Module 1: Review of
General Clinical Hypnotherapy*
Freudian Thought for the 21st Century
Module 3: Elman Techniques*
Theory of Analytical Hypnotherapy
5: Practical Techniques of Analytical
Module 6: Hypnotherapy
and Gestalt Dreamwork
Hypnotherapy and Depression
Advanced Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis
Module 11: Hypnosis and Inner Conflict
Module 12: Presentation of
* Most students who
have qualified as hypnotherapists via
accredited or highly recognised training
courses will receive exemption from these
textbooks (we reserve the right to
substitute books or create substitute units
if a book is unavailable)
Yapko, Michael D., Essentials of Hypnosis,
New York, Brunner/Mazel, 1995.
Kahn, Michael. Basic Freud: Psychoanalytic
Thought for the Twenty First Century. Basic Books, 2002.
Elman, Dave. Hypnotherapy. Glendale, CA:
Westwood Publishing Co., 1964.
Morison, Jacquelyne. Analytical
Hypnotherapy Volume 1: Theoretical Principles. Wales, UK: Crown House
Morison, Jacquelyne. Analytical
Hypnotherapy Volume 2: Practical Applications. Wales, UK: Crown House
Churchill, Randal. Become the Dream: The
Transforming Power of Hypnotic Dreamwork. Santa Rosa, CA: Transforming
Churchill, Randal. Regression Hypnotherapy:
Transcripts of Transformation, Volume I. Santa Rosa, California:
Transforming Press, 2002.
Yapko, Michael D. Treating Depression with
Hypnosis: Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral and Strategic Approaches.
Hunter, Marlene E. Understanding
Dissociative Disorders: A Guide for Family Physicians and Health Care
Professionals. Wales, UK: Crown House Publishing Ltd. 2004.
Watts, Terence. Hypnosis: Advanced
Techniques of Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis. Eagan, MN: Network 3000
Hunter, Roy. Hypnosis for Inner Conflict
Resolution: Introducing Parts Therapy. Bancyfelin, Carmarthen, Wales:
Crown House Publishing Ltd., 2005.
criteria and suitability
must normally be qualified and experienced hypnotherapists and members of a
professional hypnotherapy association. If you do not meet this requirement and
are interested you are invited to contact us with details of your background for
Successful graduates will receive the Advanced Diploma in
Analytical Hypnotherapy awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK
qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for
Distance Learning. Course graduates may use the postnominal designation
The course is accredited by
The Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy
(which is linked to UKCHT) for professional development purposes (see
societies page for explanation).
Please note that
this course is not a qualification in
psychotherapy, psychiatry or psychoanalysis. It is
offered for educational purposes only.
This diploma is accepted by
Calamus International University (a
non-UK, private distance university with private accreditation) for credit towards
a degree. Several hypnotherapy-related degree programmes are available.
Please see our FAQs page for general information.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at
To apply for this course
now, go to our Application page