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Prospectus 2010

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Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis Ltd

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Contents 3.Is this the course for you? 4.About the Academy 5.Training Centres 6.Course Syllabus 13.What is Hypnotherapy? 14.What is NLP? 15.What is Stress Management? 16.What is Psychotherapy? 17.Course Structure 18.What you will Receive 19.Course Costs 20.What does the course include? 21.Time commitment & eligibility 22.Continual Professional Development 23.Validations 24.Application Form

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Could you see yourself here? Some of our Sheffield class, spring 2009. All our classes involve plenty of student participation in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. You are welcome to visit one of our ongoing classes – please contact us for details of your nearest centre

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✓Is this the course for you? Read what we offer:
✓ An eclectic course which covers a wide range of therapeutic interventions and psychological approaches ✓ FOUR recognised qualifications including the ONLY externally validated Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, recognised as the ‘gold standard’ by the hypnotherapy profession, equivalent to NVQ4 ✓ Quality training by experienced lecturers who are all successful therapists ✓ Ongoing supervision and support with qualified supervisors, both during and after course completion ✓ An extensive range of CPD’s (please see page 22 for further details) ✓ A course that equips you to be a competent and confident therapist ✓ Suitable for people wanting a career change as well as those looking for personal development ✓ An opportunity to develop a full-time business that will be both financially secure and personally satisfying Some of our 2009 class practicing hypnosis in the hotel grounds ✓ An escape from the stress of being employed with no job satisfaction and little control over your life ✓ Ideally suited to someone who is a ‘people person’, a good listener and someone who has bags of empathy and enthusiasm ✓ A competitively priced course with a choice of payment options ✓ No need to miss a weekend if you are on holiday – with centres throughout the UK you are always welcome to join us in another location. ✓ All our courses are within easy access of road & rail links, with on-site accommodation if required ✓ The only course offering a Stress Management Qualification alongside Diplomas in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy and NLP. ✓Validated by ALL THREE major hypnotherapy organisations besides stress management and psychotherapy bodies PLUS the Open University and Learning Skills Council

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About the Academy: Directors & Principal Trainers, Alan Cooper & Carole Wan
Carole has been a self-employed stress management consultant and therapist since 1992. In a previous life, Carole was a magistrate and worked in the finance industry, both of which enabled her to witness stress first hand! She was made the UK Training Officer for the Association of Stress Management in 1996, responsible for the development of course materials and course delivery, and was promoted to College Principal in 1998, with overall responsibility for the running of the College of Stress Management. She was Training Accreditation Director for the National Council for Hypnotherapy, from 2001 until 2005. Carole is also a qualified supervisor and EMDR therapist Alan became a partner in the company some years later. Since then, he has been instrumental in developing a range of CPD training aimed at therapists and those in the caring professions. Along with Carole, he has also written and delivered courses in both Stress Management and Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & NLP. Alan holds qualifications in Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Stress Management and NLP. He is also a fully qualified EMDR clinician with EMDR UK & Ireland. After initially writing, developing and then delivering the course in Sheffield and London, Carole & Alan expanded their school, due to ever increasing demand, and now offer training in a number of centres throughout the UK and Ireland. Their school is the first to incorporate awards in both Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP and Stress Management. The Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis also offer a range of continual professional development courses, a ‘fast track’ hypnotherapy training course for suitably qualified professionals, validated training in stress management and a range of personal development training, both in Europe and the UK. Their plans for 2010 include offering an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Skills, incorporating advanced hypnosis, coaching and psychotherapy. This will take place in the UK and Europe.

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Our Training Centres We run our accredited courses throughout the UK, as these are constantly being expanded, please contact us for further details. Some of our centres include:

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Bloomsbury Hotel 16-22 Great Russell St London WC1B 3NN Ramada Encore Aston Avenue Birchwood Business Park, Warrington WA3 6ZN, The Beauchief Hotel 161 Abbeydale Road South Sheffield S7 2QW Twin Oaks Hotel Church Lane, Palterton, Chesterfield (J29, M1) Derbyshire S44 6UZ Selwyn College Cambridge University Grange Road Cambridge CB3 9DQ Jurys Inn Midsummer Boulevard Milton Keynes MK9 2HP Swindon Holiday Inn Franklin Road Swindon Wiltshire SN5 8UB Fionnuisce Herons Court Market Quay Bandon Cork

successful students, Chesterfield 2009

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Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis Ltd Course Syllabus:
Our course consists of twenty units, run over ten weekends. Content may be subject to change and revision. Hypnotic Techniques are indicated in TEAL . ALL our training days have a high perecentage of practical experience and demonstrations. Our trainers have many years of experience and are therefore able to draw on this when explaining how clients may benefit from each approach as it is taught.

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Module One – Unit One Introduction & overview What is Hypnosis? History of Hypnosis Trance States Therapeutic relationship Brain Wave patterns Hypnotic Inductions - Introduction & Practical Module One – Unit Two Trance Inductions: Relaxing Scene Progressive Relaxation Permissive Wake up Techniques Post Hypnotic Suggestions

Building Rapport Calibration Chunking

Module Two – Unit Three Self Hypnosis Trance Inductions: Direct Visualisation Arm Levitation Authoritarian Ego Strengthening Confidence & Self Esteem Dealing with Abreactions Contraindications for Hypnosis Can Hypnosis Fail?

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Module Two –Unit Four Psychodynamic Psychology Freud & Defence Mechanisms Jung & Archetypes Dream Analysis Transference Resistance Module Three - Unit Six CBT REBT Cognitive Distortions Module Three – Unit Five Recognition & Causes of Stress Hans Selye General Adaptation Syndrome The Human Function Curve Type A/B Personality The META model Anchoring Stein’s Clenched Fist Introducing VAKOG Mirroring & Matching Pacing & Leading Physiology & Stress Hormones Glazer Stress Control Hypnosis - Stress Reduction

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Module Four – Unit Seven Introducing NLP VAKOG & REP Systems Eye Accessing Predicates & Submodalities Milton Erickson & Milton Model Metaphor & Story Telling Confusional Techniques Script Writing Metaphor Construction Self Hypnosis Eye Fixation Irritable Bowel Syndrome Smoking & Weight Loss Stress & Substance Abuse The initial assessment process Module Four – Unit Eight

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I have really enjoyed the course. I originally qualified as a counsellor 8 years ago at postgraduate level and I consider your course to be equal...excellent quality. I have built up some amazing contacts, too. I really valued your support; you were approachable, good humoured and always professional. I now have several very valuable qualifications and I look forward to attending further training with you in the future FL, Chesterfield

When searching for hypnotherapy training I was looking for a professional yet friendly organisation with the experience and ability to teach the necessary skills..I found this and so much more with ACMHL. The course has exceeded my expectations, it has always been fascinating, often challenging, but always thoroughly enjoyable. The camaradarie amongst fellow students has been excellent and I look forward to further training with Carole & Alan RE.Rotherham

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Module Five – Unit Nine Hypnosis & Depression The Grief Cycle Stress/Anxiety Reduction Grief & Bereavement Timeline Techniques Module Six – Unit Eleven Somatic Disorders Diaphragmatic Breathing TV Technique Protective Shield OCD Trichotillomania Habits Module Five– Unit Ten Circle of Excellence Peak Performance Protocol Blackboard Induction Phobias Joseph Wolpe S.U.D.S NLP – Fast Phobia Technique NLP –Swish Epigenetics Mind/Body Medicine Stress & Immunity Psychoneuroimmunology Deepening Trance States Testing Trance Depth & Suggestibility Guided Imagery Anxiety Disorders & Panic Attacks Module Six –Unit Twelve

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Module Seven – Unit Thirteen Medical Hypnosis – Skin Disorders Medical Hypnosis – Eating Disorders Body Image & Society Medical Hypnosis – Headaches Sexual Problems Sexual Problems - Taking a History Module Eight –Unit Fifteen Existentialism & Psychology Humanistic Theories Sports Hypnosis Musical enhancement Goal Setting & coaching strategies Performance enhancement & Learning PTSD, including EMDR explained Module Seven – Unit Fourteen Pain relief Glove Anaesthesia - visual Glove anaesthesia - kinaesthetic NLP – advanced anchoring Calibration Skills

I hope you both realiuze what amazing teachers you are, you posess such positive energies that feed through to the students. I always left the classes feeling so vibrant and self assured....The class was such a different mix of lovely people from different backgrounds..we all got on so well and we could always rely on the two of you to sort out any problems. LS,Sheffield

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Module Eight – Unit Sixteen Personality Theories Adaptive/Maladaptive Coping Strategies Self - efficacy - Bandura Learned Helplessness Attributional Theory Vicious/Virtuous Circle Locus of Control - Julian Rotter Measuring Stress Stress Hardiness Lifestyle & Health Promotion – Nutrition & Physical activity Module Nine – Unit Seventeen Paediatric Hypnosis Hypnosis for Childbirth Obstetrics Revue of HPD & Homework including learning outcomes
I would like to say a big thank you for your help and wonderful teaching.  The course was brilliant, and I feel that you have changed my life in such a positive way.  I miss traveling up to Chesterfield each month!  DD, Manchester

11 Module Nine –Unit Eighteen NLP in the therapy room, including: Reframing Parts Integration Affirmations Clean Language TOTE flexibility As If Frames Backtrack Values Grovian Language Miracle Question

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Module Ten – Unit Nineteen Practice Management including: Setting up a business Marketing Business Development Branding & design Websites Making your own CD’s Hypnosis & the law Supervision

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Module Ten – Unit Twenty Preparing your Sessions Vignettes Resume of Course Graduation!

Heavy snow resulted in a much reduced attendance at graduation, coupled with the absence of Heather, who gave birth to Tobias a few days earlier! Congratulations to our class of 2009!

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What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is among the oldest phenomena known to man and is found, in one form or another, in virtually every culture throughout the world. Although such altered states have been known for thousands of years, the term “hypnosis” (from the Greek “hypnos”, meaning “sleep”) was only coined circa 1840 by Dr James Braid, a Scottish physician and remains a somewhat less than accurate description of the experience, as the hypnotic state is, in most respects, entirely dissimilar to sleep. There are many forms of psychological therapy but Hypnotherapy is distinctive in that it attempts to address the client’s subconscious mind. In practice, the hypnotherapist often (but not exclusively) requires the client to be in a relaxed state, frequently enlists the power of the client’s own imagination and may utilise a wide range of techniques from story telling, metaphor or symbolism to the use of direct suggestions for beneficial change. Regardless of the techniques employed, perhaps the most important thing is that a client should expect to feel comfortable and at ease with their therapist. This is of particular importance in Hypnotherapy, in which the value of the treatment is greatly enhanced when there is confidence in the practitioner. Unlike many other psychological therapies, Hypnotherapy is generally considered to be a fairly short-term approach in which beneficial change, if it is to occur, should become apparent within a relatively few sessions. Who may benefit from Hypnotherapy? Again, the answer to this question is “virtually everyone”. In this regard, it is the innate healing capacity of our own body that may be stimulated by Hypnotherapy. Consequently, the list of problems which may be amenable to Hypnotherapy is far too long and varied to catalogue but certainly includes: stress, anxiety, panic, phobias, unwanted habits and addictions (e.g. smoking, overeating, alcoholism), disrupted sleep patterns, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, fear of examinations and public speaking, allergies and skin disorders, migraine and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Additionally, it has proved of value within surgery, where normal anaesthetics have not been practical, in the wider sphere of pain management and in the areas of both sporting and artistic performance enhancement. As an adjunct to other counselling techniques, it can also assist in helping to resolve relationship difficulties and be useful within anger management strategies. With thanks to: William Broom Chief Executive & Registrar, The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and General Hypnotherapy Register

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What is NLP?
NLP is short for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. The ‘Neuro’ tells the fact that we process information about the world neurologically, using the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. ‘Linguistic’ refers to the language that we use to communicate, both speech and internal thoughts and our language. ‘Programming’ relates to the patterns we use to organise our thoughts and behaviour. Unlike some other schools of psychotherapeutic thought, which concentrate on how problems arise, NLP started from studying people who are exceptionally good at what they do, and finding out how they do it so that anyone can get similar results by doing the same things. NLP evolved in the early seventies out of the work of two people: John Grinder, then an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Richard Bandler, a student of psychology at the university. Much of early NLP was based on their study of: Virginia Satir, a family therapist, Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt therapy, Gregory Bateson, anthropologist, and Milton Erickson, hypnotist. Bandler and Grinder identified many of the underlying patterns of behaviour and communication that made these therapists so effective in assisting people in changing their lives for the better. They used what they found to create a set of models of human skills and capabilities that we call NLP. Our approach to NLP looks at the therapeutic application of these techniques, as part of an integrated approach to treatment. We believe that a competent therapist will possess a ‘toolbox’ of effective strategies that he or she can use with a wide variety of clients. At the Academy, we show you how to use NLP for a diverse range of presenting issues, including phobias, motivational work, coaching, addictive behaviour, public speaking and performance enhancement. In addition, a knowledge and understanding of NLP will enhance rapport skills, both in and outside of the therapy room. Carole and Alan are both qualified NLP Trainers and Certified Professional Coaches.

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What is Stress Management?
Stress is the physiological, behavioural and psychological response to an external stimulus that triggers the ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction. Stress Management is all about identifying the causes of stress and teaching effective coping mechanisms whilst, at the same time, eliminating unhelpful stress responses and helping individuals to understand the cause of their stress. Alongside increased legislation and litigation, there is now a growing demand for trained Stress Managers, whether working in a therapeutic setting or within industry. Our certificate in stress management is now included as part of this course. Students will also qualify for acceptance onto the Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Stress Management on successful completion of our course, dealing with corporate stress & stress audits. Our Certificate in Stress Management and Diploma in Stress Management together form part of a recommended training which complies with the standards of ISMAuk ‘Comprehensive Knowledge for Stress Management Practitioners’ as published by the International Stress Management Association UK. Our training and course content has undergone a rigorous assessment and is documented in the ISMA guide to Stress Management training. Graduation from our Certificate and Diploma will qualify applicants to apply for ‘Member Grade’ admission into ISMA. Suitable applicants already holding the Diploma may also apply to study for the Advanced Diploma in Stress Management with the Academy, qualifying graduates to deliver stress management training themselves. We believe that we were the first and, as far as we know, the only training school to incorporate validated stress management training as part of our course. An understanding of stress - what it is, how it affects us and how it can be measured - is an integral feature of therapy in the twenty-first century. Many clients present with stress, either as a primary concern (redundancy, relationship issues, bullying in the workplace are all examples) or as a secondary concern, triggered by depression, anxiety or bereavement. Students of the Academy will gain a unique insight into this profitable and worthwhile career path, with opportunities to take their studies further should they wish.

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What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is, essentially, a ‘talking treatment’. We cover some of the more well-known psychotherapies below. Although hypnotherapy is often seen (by both the general public and clients) as a therapy in it’s own right, hypnosis may be seen as the ‘tool’ that a therapist uses, rather than the therapy itself. Although there are a number of approaches to hypnotherapy, such as cognitive hypnotherapy and hypno-analysis, we believe that an eclectic approach is better than any treatment that is too rigid. We will introduce you to the use of hypnosis in sport, performance enhancement and education, all of which may be seen as ‘non-psychotherapeutic’ models. Within medicine, too, hypnosis may be seen as an adjunct to a purely medical treatment, as in the case of pain management. In psychotherapy, however, hypnosis is a flexible and effective treatment, useful for helping clients with a wide range of issues. We find that it is particularly effective in cases of anxiety and panic. It also has a proven track record in helping individuals suffering from low self esteem, feelings of jealousy and guilt and in cases where further resources are needed in order to overcome fears, phobias and habits. There are several ‘systems’ of psychotherapy that we cover on the course. We believe that there are some valuable lessons to be learned from each and will show you how to integrate different psychological approaches within a treatment plan. The National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy require that qualified hypnotherapists have an understanding of the main psychological approaches although many schools choose to skim over this important area, whilst others stick to just one model. We will cover psychodynamic approaches, as popularised by Freud. Of particular interest are his (and later his daughter, Anna’s) categorisation of the defence mechanisms, which are often apparent in the therapy room. A Cognitive approach is often aligned with hypnotherapy, as cognitive distortions can easily be identified and resolved using hypnotic techniques such as ego strengthening . An existential approach to psychotherapy studies the philosophy of life. The existential psychotherapist is not unnecessarily concerned with the client's past; instead, the emphasis is on the choices to be made in the present and future. This approach, of course, fits in well with our coaching module. Humanistic Psychotherapy incorporates person/client centred approaches as popularised by Carl Rogers. Rogers' technique of active listening is considered fundamental to most counselling styles, and is included in virtually every counselling training. The existence and strengthening of rapport is, we feel, an essential element in the therapy room. More recently still, humanistic psychology also shares many of the fundamental tenets of existentialism, and the rapidly developing area of study, "Terror Management". Graduates will automatically qualify to apply for membership of the National Council of Psychotherapists (see page 23). Both students and graduates are welcome to attend our highly regarded CPD in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Hypnotherapists, a highly practical two-day course which provides delegates with an indepth understanding of how to use cognitive therapy skills within their practice and for personal use, too. Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis Ltd co no 05399829 VAT Reg No 982 0704 18

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Course Structure
The course runs for TEN WEEKENDS,usually every 3-4 weeks, from 10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. As we train from a number of locations, the total course may last from between seven and ten months. As we hold induction days throughout the year, you will be advised of the next available start date for your chosen centre. We also operate a ‘rolling programme’ of modular training, which means that you can join us at certain points in the course. However, as we often have a waiting list for our courses, you may find it advantageous to pre-book onto our next academic intake – normally April and October - to secure your place. If you are unable to attend a particular unit in your chosen centre you are, of course, free to join us in an alternative location (dependent on an available space). We operate with small classes. Each training weekend combines lectures, group exercises, demonstrations and plenty of practical work. You will also be expected to complete written assignments in-between classes along with research and reading a selection from our recommended reading list. The estimated time commitment is seven hours per week. A student handbook will be issued on your induction day, and a reading list can be accessed by way of our web site. Students are obliged to complete 17 units to receive their certificates. If several units are missed, due to unavoidable circumstances, you will be invited to attend our next available course, usually at no extra cost to yourself. Students who wish to re-attend single units can, once qualified, apply to us for a student dispensation of £65 (including VAT) per unit and £120 (including VAT) per weekend.
I am finally on my way to being a counselling psychologist and i would like to thank you both completing this course has rapidly opened doors for me that otherwise would have been firmly shut! SS. Leicester I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your teaching and sharing your experience and expertise. You are certainly the most inspiring therapists I have ever met WRC London You have been an inspiration to us all, thank you again. I am happy to recommend this course to anyone. I look forward to attending the Stress Management Diploma. MLL London

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What you will receive
Each month you will be issued with two units of our course material, eventually building into an extensive course manual. All individual units are issued on disc, for you to download and read at your leisure. In addition, further handouts and sample scripts will be issued both before (by e-mail) and at each weekend. A student handbook will also be issued on module one. On successful completion of the course, provided you have fulfilled attendance criteria and completed all homework assignments, plus paid for the course in full, you will receive: Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Diploma in NLP Certificate in Stress Management Dip.HPsych Dip.NLP Cert.SM

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You will also be invited to complete a portfolio of work so that you may be awarded the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), an externally validated award, issued jointly by the National Council for Hypnotherapy and the NCFE awarding body. Further details will be issued on registration. You will also qualify for the following concessions: ★ A discount of 15% (including VAT) on ANY ACMHL CPD course ★ Free registration and guidance for your HPD ★ FREE full-page entry on our web sites for the first twelve months following graduation, with a generous discount for the following years. This will also include links to your own web site as a way of increasing your web presence.

★ Supervision both throughout the course and afterwards (supervision will be charged for separately, where required, following course completion) ★ Once you have successfully graduated, you may join the National Council for Hypnotherapy with the designatory letters (MNCH) Lic, the National Council of Psychotherapists (MNCP) Lic, the General Hypnotherapy Register (GQHP) and/or the Hypnotherapy Association. Please see page 23 for further information on validations.

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Course Costs
Your total investment is £2,475.00 (including VAT). This covers all tuition fees for the following FOUR awards: Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Diploma in NLP Certificate in Stress Management Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Your deposit is £275.00. This includes VAT and is non-refundable (unless the course is cancelled or your application is declined). You may pay the remaining balance of £2200.00 (including VAT) in one lump sum or two payments of £1100.00 (including VAT). If opting to pay in one or two instalments, your first payment is due no later than two weeks before your first weekend and, where applicable, two weeks before weekend five. Alternatively, you may pay in monthly instalments, which will incur an additional administration fee of £100. In this case, your first monthly payment will be £460.00, followed by eight monthly payments of £230.00. No payment is due on the final module. All monthly payments include VAT and fall due either two weeks before each module or, if paying in cash, must be paid by 10.00 am Saturday morning of each module, excluding module ten. Payment is normally by cash, cheque or direct bank transfer. Electronic payment will be available from spring 2010. We are also registered with the learning and skills council to offer CAREER DEVELOPMENT LOANS. Our provider number is 9462, and full details can be accessed from www.lsc.gov.uk

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What does the course include?
The cost of the course includes: ★ Comprehensive course manual, provided on ten discs, presented in a quality presentation binder, with room for all your scripts and handouts, too ★ A quality, bound student handbook, which includes a guide to preparing and presenting your HPD portfolio ★ Course handouts and scripts, issued monthly by e-mail and hard copy (These plus the manual totalling over 700 pages) ★ All tuition fees & certification fees ★ FREE Registration for the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, accompanying tutoring and ongoing support. ★ Guidance & mentoring to assist you in setting up a professional therapy practice PLUS a FREE web presence (see page 18) ★ Experienced (over 25 years experience) trainers who are highly qualified in all the skills they teach ★ Refreshments ★ Regular supervised practice days for trainee and recently qualified students, competitively priced at £60 (including VAT) per day (10 am until 6 p.m.) ★ Small group (minimum 4) practice and mentoring sessions from our own consulting rooms, where students have the opportunity to practice recording sessions of hypnosis onto CD. Small charge, lunch included. ★ FREE attendance at our supervision group whilst training. Once qualified, these sessions are favourably priced at £150 per annum.

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Time Commitment, Admissions Criteria & Eligibility
Our training weekends usually run from 10.00 am until 5.00 p.m. There will be two short breaks per day, and a minimum of 45 minutes for lunch. The estimated home study commitment is 7 hours per week. This consists of practical work, research, monthly assignments and HPD work. You will also be expected to read recommended texts from our core books and practice hypnosis, under supervision. We encourage students to keep in contact, both during training and on graduation, in order to engage in practice sessions and, later, group supervision. Homework is sent and marked electronically and students are encouraged to forward all homework on a monthly basis.

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Eligibility
We believe that life experience can be just as valid as academic acumen. We therefore have no policy for academic achievement but will look at each individual application on its merits. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant we feel is unsuitable but we will ALWAYS spend as much time as you require answering your questions in order that you can feel confident that you have chosen the right course. You are welcome to meet us and any of our trainers, usually whilst conducting a training session, so that you can also meet and talk to our current students. We are committed to equal opportunities (our policy is available on request)

Career Change or Self-Development?
Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many students attend our courses hoping to add to existing skills, such as counselling and nursing, whilst others simply wish to complete the course as a means of self-development. A high percentage of our students have also made a dramatic career change, and are now working as a hypnotherapist, either full or part time. Although income varies considerably, most hypnotherapists charge £60+ per hour (higher in London). Advice on practice management, including the setting up of your own business, will be given in unit twenty.

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Here is a sample of our CPD (Continual Professional Development). Further details will be given on registration or can be found on our web site: www.ukhypnotherapy.org Students are eligible to attend any of our CPD’s whilst training with us and will qualify for 15% discount. Please note that all our prices include VAT.
Masterclass in Depressive Disorders This masterclass is designed for hypnotherapists who wish to increase their skill base with the use of depressive disorders. Rates of depression are increasing annually and yet, according to Michael Yapko, in his book Hand-Me-Down Blues it is one of the most treatable disorders. Medication alone can never be an entirely adequate form of treatment. However the use of psychotherapy and hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective intervention, whether used alongside traditional medication or as a stand-alone therapy. This popular three-day course covers stress & depression, anxiety & depression, Trauma & PTSD, the significance of upbringing, both cognitive & hypnotic interventions and depression in childhood. Recommended! Certificate in Smoking Cessation One-day course packed full of step-by-step guidelines for effective smoking cessation. Includes plenty of scripts & advice and information on working with groups as well as individual clients. This is one of our most popular CPD’s; feedback from previous delegates confirms that the procedures taught, if followed, result in excellent results. Please book early for this course as we are often oversubscribed Specialist Certificate in Anxiety, Panic & Phobias Anxiety, panic & phobias form a large percentage of our work as hypnotherapists. Learn how to offer safe, effective and rapid treatment, using both hypnotherapy & CBT. Covers emetaphobia, dental phobia, separation anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, avoidant paruresis, adjustment disorders and childhood anxiety, PLUS some innovative & effective techniques for controlling panic attacks. An extremely comprehensive course Cognitive Therapy for Hypnotherapists A two-day introduction to Cognitive Behaviour and Rational Emotive Therapy, with particular emphasis on using the techniques as part of your hypnotherapy session, as well as coaching and relationship issues. One of our most popular CPD’s Certificate in Working with Children How to develop confidence and skills working with children of all ages. Children respond incredibly well to hypnosis and often benefit from learning techniques to help then overcome fears, control pain and enhance learning. This course has been developed by Carole, who has worked and taught at Great Ormond Street hospital, using hypnosis for children with pain and phobias

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Continual Professional Development

Diploma in Stress Management As Associate University Lecturers in this subject, Alan and Carole are the ideal people to qualify you as Stress Managers. The course runs over six days, and covers communication skills, workplace bullying, stress & the law, organisational change, occupation stress, time management and much more. Graduates will, on course completion and homework submission, qualify to apply for associate membership of the International Stress Management association

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Validations Our training course is validated with the following organisations. In addition, please visit our web site for
information about Open University Validation, UKCHO membership and the Learning Skills Council as well as how to progress to ISMA membership

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The Hypnotherapy Association www.thehypnotherapyassociation.co.uk The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council www.GHSC.co.uk

The National Council for Hypnotherapy www.hypnotherapists.org.uk

The National Council of Psychotherapists www.ncphq.co.uk
On successful completion of the course, students may join any of these organisations and qualify from reduced rate corporate advertising, in addition to the many benefits afforded by being a member of these organisations. As we offer the HPD, all students will also benefit from FREE student membership of the NCH for the duration of their training. Our course also fulfils UKCHO (the United Kingdom Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations) criteria, being “ a minimum of 120 hours face to face teaching and a minimum of 450 hours study;” as well as being based upon the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Hypnotherapy published in 2002 by Skills for Health, the Government's Sector Skills Council for the UK health industry.

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CONFIDENTIAL APPLICATION FORM

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Please complete in block capitals All information given will be treated in confidence. Title…………Full Name....................................................................................................................................... Address........................................................................................................................................................ .....…………………………………………………………………Postcode……………............................................................................... Tel.Work…………………………………..........................................Home……………………………………......................................... Mobile………………………………………………….................Email………………………………..............................................................

Date of Birth..……….................. Present Occupation (If unemployed please give previous occupation, if any.)

PLEASE ALSO FORWARD A SHORT CV.

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REFERENCES Please supply preferably the e-mail address OR FULL name and addresses (including post code) of TWO member of your own family - who can give a personal, educational, or work-related reference

people – other than a

Background: Educational and/or experiential. Degrees and/or professional qualifications/A levels/GCSE, etc.

Have you undertaken any form of education or part-time study since leaving school? For example: work-study courses; evening classes, etc. If so, please give details:

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If none of the above applies to you, please use the available space below to describe the abilities, aptitudes and interests gained through your life experience, which you believe could assist you in helping others. Continue on a separate sheet if necessary.

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If you have ever been treated for any psychological or relevant physical condition, please give details below (continue on a separate sheet if necessary). If you are unsure of the relevance of a condition, please give details irrespectively. This information will be treated in confidence

Why do you want to train in hypnotherapy ?

Where did you hear about our courses? (Please tick appropriate box.) Please provide specific details wherever possible to assist with our marketing. Thank you

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In the remaining space, please give any further details you wish to add in support of this application) e.g.: further details of education; reasons for wishing to enrol for a course of training, i.e. career or general interest, etc. Please be sure to use this space to indicate any prior involvement with/knowledge of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. (Use a separate sheet if required.)

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Please indicate which is your preferred centre: wherever possible please provide at least two centres that you would be prepared to attend.

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Please read and sign (on page 29) the following terms & conditions before submitting your form Terms and conditions. This agreement is made on the understanding that each individual trainee takes full responsibility for his or her own behaviour in relation to applying these skills. ALL students must take out appropriate insurance before practising these skills in any circumstances other than a training environment. The authors and trainers of the course disclaim any liability, loss or injury as a consequence of use or misuse, either directly or indirectly, of any information presented in either the course manual or whilst training. ACMHL and its trainers reserve the right to refuse entry to the course or to disqualify trainees at any stage. Certification will be awarded on full satisfactory completion of the course, and submission of all homework. This decision will be at the discretion of the Course Director. Full certification will only be approved and awarded when all outstanding payments have been made and cleared. Please note that a minimum attendance of 17 units is essential in all but exceptional circumstances. Students who habitually arrive late, or leave early, may have this time deducted from their attendance record. Course Dates: We reserve the right to change dates/venues in exceptional circumstances. If, due to circumstances beyond the control of ACMHL or its trainers, a course is cancelled, candidates will be offered a place at the nearest alternative venue or, if preferred, a full refund of all fees paid for outstanding modules. Attendance: Students should give a minimum of ONE WEEKS notice, wherever possible, if unable to attend any unit. If a student is unable to attend their chosen venue, they are welcome to attend an alternate location, or an alternate date, subject to availability. There is no additional charge for this facility. In all but exceptional circumstances, at least eight modules must be attended at the registering centre. Payments: Course fees must be received in advance by ACMHL. Receipts will normally be issued on the final day of the course. Please ensure that cheques are received NO LATER than fourteen DAYS before the course start date. If the monthly payment option is selected, please note that modules are payable in advance. This means that modules one and two are payable two weeks before the first module; module three is payable two weeks before module two, and so on. Cash payments fall due on the Saturday of each module,also one module in advance. Students who are paying monthly will be charged an additional £100 administration fee. Refunds: Refunds can be made at the discretion of ACMHL if a trainee is unable to continue the course. The refunded amount will be the proportion of the fee unused, if paid in advance, excluding the deposit. Each module is priced as an equal percentage of the course. If a student wishes to discontinue training any time after weekend two, refunds will only be offered in exceptional circumstances. If no notice of non-attendance is received a minimum of 3 days before the training weekend, the fee will be forfeited unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Homework: Any student who wishes to apply for the HPD must complete 75% or more of their portfolio before the end of the course, otherwise a marking fee of £50 will be charged. Students who are unable to complete all our prescribed homework before course completion will receive a certificate of attendance. A charge for full certification will then be made. Further details are in the current student handbook. Copyright: The rights of The Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis Ltd, Carole Wan and Alan Cooper are established as authors and owners of the course, training manual, and all handouts and visual aids and as such, this has been asserted by them in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988. No part of these publications may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the authors and publishers, or a licence permitting restricted copying in the UK, issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1P 0LP. Please submit your completed and signed form with your deposit to: The Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis Ltd, 8 Balmoral Crescent, Dronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 8ZY

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I ENCLOSE MY NON-RETURNABLE DEPOSIT OF £275.00, made payable to: Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis Ltd (ACMHL) WHICH I UNDERSTAND IS FULLY REFUNDABLE IN THE EVENT THAT MY APPLICATION IS NOT ACCEPTED OR THE COURSE IS CANCELLED. I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS. I ALSO CONFIRM THAT THE ABOVE DETAILS ARE TRUE. Signed:

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Date: ON RECEIPT OF THIS APPLICATION FORM, WE WILL SEND CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PLACE SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY REFERENCES AND PLACE AVAILABILITY. PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED FORM AND DEPOSIT TO: -

ACMHL, 8 Balmoral Crescent, Dronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield, S18 8ZY Please check the following before submission and posting: ✔ E-MAIL ADDRESS (PREFERABLE) OR FULL address including postcode of two referees ✔ Short CV to be submitted with application form ✔ You have indicated preferred payment method ✔ You have indicated which centre/s you prefer - minimum of two where possible ✔ You have advised us of your telephone/e-mail contact ✔ Cheque for £275 enclosed, payable to ACMHL ✔ PLEASE RETURN IN A5 SIZE ENVELOPE (FIRST CLASS) OR SMALLER TO AVOID ADDITIONAL POSTAGE CHARGES TO OURSELVES ✔ PLEASE RETURN PAGES 24 to 29, STAPLED TOGETHER AND SIGNED, TOGETHER WITH YOUR DEPOSIT & CV

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