Advanced Diploma in
Hypnotherapy (Spiritual Hypnosis)
(Adv. Dip. Trans.
A specialist distance learning course for
Revised version March 2015.
College accreditation: International Association
for Distance Learning and Guild for Stress Management
and Trauma Specialists.
period of study: approx. 6 to 9 months or
less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit. It is
possible to complete the course more rapidly if
several lessons per month are taken.
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Textbooks are not included in the
tuition fees. This major course will require 10
textbooks, though many hypnotherapists will have
some of them already. Students will normally buy
their books from on-line bookstores.
Method of 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 11 will involve
presentation of case studies.
and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy recognises that the
use of altered states of consciousness to access
other realities has a long history. This history is
swept under the carpet by those who insist that
hypnotherapy must be a medical or psychological
specialism and those who insist on “evidence-based”
approaches to hypnotherapy. Such mainstream
approaches are valuable when providing treatment for
issues such as stress, smoking cessation,
psychosomatic conditions and to aid recovery from
physical illness in conjunction with conventional
looking at the human being from a holistic
perspective, we are not just mind and body but also
spirit. “Spirit” means different things to different
people but general consensus points to a connection
with something beyond the individual, present-mind
ego identity. This connection can go inwards – to
meditative states, and states in which we access
experiences of previous lives or other dimensions –
or outwards, to feeling a connection with humanity
as a whole, with nature, with the world of animals,
with the universe, or with God. We can also
add spiritual or psychic encounters with departed
loved ones, and encounters with beings perceived as
angels, spirit guides, or other-worldly
presences. Another meaning of “spirit” is that
we are part of and surrounded by a network of energy
fields which science cannot reliably measure –
traditionally referred to as non-physical “bodies”
of different levels, and that according to that
view, our consciousness and our emotions are partly
located in those fields.
hypnotherapy is thus the use of hypnosis to help
access to a portion of this wide range of
beyond-the-present-ego experiences and
experiences can be extremely significant and
meaningful, and in some cases they can bring about
some form of healing, though this cannot be
guaranteed. But those experiences do not fit into a
conventional medical model of hypnotherapy.
will argue about the “truth” of inner experiences.
There are no definite answers and each person
– therapist or client – must make up his/her own
mind about what these experiences mean and how
“real” they are. Some of them may be archetypal –
that means, rooted in ancient patterns and myths
that are part of universal human consciousness at a
deep level and which can express themselves through
personalised experiences such as a past life
these experiences may be metaphoric, in other words,
healing stories that contain symbols of the
present-life problems, so that a resolution can be
found using the subconscious mind’s dream-like
thinking instead of the conscious mind’s thinking
patterns. From this point of view, the client is
his/her own spontaneous metaphor therapist. Some
experiences may reflect the reality of other
dimensions and planes and the progression of the
the interest in experiences suggesting reincarnation
and life after death has moved from spiritualists
and psychics to open-minded doctors, psychologists,
psychiatrists and other helping professionals or
academics who have written many books about evidence
for survival after death, reincarnation, near-death
experiences, and so on.
new paradigm has emerged within the field of
bereavement counselling – instead of encounters with
deceased relatives being viewed as hallucinations (a
view stemming from Freud) – some more enlightened
bereavement experts have said that encounters with
departed loved ones are natural and are not to be
discouraged. Instead of telling people to
withdraw emotional investment in the relationship
with the departed, one modern view is that it is
helpful and even healing to integrate their presence
into our lives including the times when we see or
feel their spirits and even talk to them.
or transpersonal hypnotherapy can include:
life regression therapy
states and states of higher consciousness
of being between lives
with spirits and other beings
any unwanted spirit attachments or influences
with dreams (dream recall or hypnotic dreams)
the client build his/her own model of spiritual
the client to active self-healing
energy states through symbol, metaphor and
ritual to block unwanted influences and create a
sacred space in which healing can take place
(otherwise known as “psychic protection”)
student will learn many tools and techniques for
spiritual enhancement of sessions and to work in a
holistic, multi-dimensional way with clients.
subjects are often not covered extensively in
hypnotherapy training courses, and sometimes offered
in quick one-weekend courses that purport to make
you into a competent past life regression
therapist. Such brief coverage cannot teach
you the full complexity of this type of work.
If you are a practitioner fascinated by the
possibilities of spiritual hypnotherapy 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.
previous knowledge of these topics is necessary as
the concepts that you will need will be explained in
the textbooks as part of the relevant modules.
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”.
techniques can be very powerful whether or not the
therapist – or the client – believes that the
experiences are “real” (whatever that means).
Transpersonal and Archetypal Hypnotherapy
The Waking Dream: Hypnotherapy and Gestalt
Hypnotic Facilitation of Spirit Guide Contact
Transpersonal Regression Therapy
Modern Psychic Self Defence
Readings in Transpersonal Hypnosis
Healing at the Soul Level
Therapy for Spirit Attachments
Neo-Ericksonian Approaches to Cosmic Consciousness
Spiritual Hypnosis: Connecting with the Universe
through the Subconscious
Presentation of Case Studies
textbooks (we reserve the right to substitute
books or create substitute units if a book is
on left of page for textbook details.
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 Transpersonal
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
Dip. Trans. Hyp.
The course is accredited
for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists. (see
societies page for
This diploma is accepted
International University (a non-UK, private
distance university with private accreditation) for
credit towards a degree. Several
hypnotherapy-related degree programmes are
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We reserve the right to
change the syllabus and other details of any course
at any time.
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