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Advanced Diploma in Analytical
Hypnotherapy (Hypnoanalysis)

(Adv. Dip. Hypnoanalysis) 

An accredited, specialist distance learning course for experienced hypnotherapists.      

   College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course accredtations - ACCPH and GSTMS

Total 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.

Cost: 385.00  (385 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see www.xe.com )

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.

Course overview

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 trainings!

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*
Module 2: Freudian Thought for the 21st Century
Module 3: Elman Techniques*
Module 4: Theory of Analytical Hypnotherapy
Module 5: Practical Techniques of Analytical Hypnotherapy
Module 6: Hypnotherapy and Gestalt Dreamwork
Module 7: Regression Hypnotherapy
Module 8: Hypnotherapy and Depression
Module 9: Understanding Dissociation
Module 10: Advanced Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis
Module 11: Hypnosis and Inner Conflict Resolution
Module 12: Presentation of Case Studies

* Most students who have qualified as hypnotherapists via accredited or highly recognised training courses will receive exemption from these two modules.

This syllabus may change at any time for course upgrading.

Course 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 Publishing, 2001.

Morison, Jacquelyne.  Analytical Hypnotherapy Volume 2: Practical Applications. Wales, UK: Crown House Publishing, 2002.

Churchill, Randal. Become the Dream: The Transforming Power of Hypnotic Dreamwork. Santa Rosa, CA: Transforming Press, 1997.

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. Brunner-Routledge, 2001.

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 Publishing, 2005.

Hunter, Roy.  Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution: Introducing Parts Therapy. Bancyfelin, Carmarthen, Wales: Crown House Publishing Ltd., 2005.


Entry criteria and suitability 

Applicants 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 advice.



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. The course is accredited by the Guild for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists and by the ACCPH, Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists Course graduates may use the postnominal designation Adv. Dip. Hypnoanalysis.

Please note that this course is not a qualification in psychotherapy, psychiatry or psychoanalysis. It is offered for educational purposes only.

Further information

Please see our FAQs page for general information.

We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at any time.

To apply for this course now, go to our Application page

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