Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Course: 

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Course. April 20th - 24th 2020

This HPD Course is our ‘flagship course’. Total cost £650.00 easy payment plan available.

A unique five-day course, between the hours of 10 am – 4.30 pm, over five consecutive days (weekdays), here in our own beautiful training rooms, within tranquil surroundings.

We have carefully constructed this course to include enough, but not to be overloaded with classroom theory. You will receive a comprehensive training manual, therefore you do not need to take notes during the course, unless you would prefer to.

Lindsey and Steve are your tutors, and both are present throughout the entire week, so you will benefit from two experienced trainers.

Unlike other training schools, experience has taught us not to produce a rigid day-by-day course programme. The way we teach is different, we only train in small groups, consequently we can direct our attention to exactly where it is needed, ensuring that each student is nurtured to reach a very confident level.

We don’t have an allotted time for questions & answers, you are free to ask anything, at any time and we encourage you to do so. Moreover, we make sure you understand everything before we move onto the next subject.

Our courses flow naturally!

Yes, of course we have a structure and a core curriculum. The main points covered are listed below. Our aim is to ensure that you graduate confidently able to place someone in a deep hypnotic state, coupled with competently delivering the therapy suggestions as required, then safely and correctly emerging your client from the hypnotic state. However, we don’t stop there, we cover the complete session. You will learn how to greet clients and conduct a very effective consultation to ascertain the best way to help with their issues. However, equally important is the after-care or further sessions that a client may need. We teach you the whole process.


We start each new training day by re-capping the previous days leanings.

You Will Receive:

A Practitioner Level Hypnotherapy Diploma via a carefully developed, comprehensive five-day training programme, including theory and plenty of practical experience.

Personal Guidance. You will receive personal guidance from 2 experienced trainers who are also practicing hypnotherapist themselves.

Ongoing Support. You can relax knowing that you will receive personally, from your tutors, ongoing Post Graduate support for as long as you need it, not just a limited period! You will also have access to our on-line support group.

Free ‘Hypno-Share’ Workshop Days. You will be invited to join us on our regular ‘hypno-share’ days, whereby you can meet other graduates, gain ideas and swap knowledge etc. These days are free of charge to all our members and held periodically thought the year.

A Full Training Manual. We provide you with a comprehensive, information packed manual containing everything covered on the course, not to mention a whole lot more!

Discounted Fees. We run other specialist subject courses & workshops for which you will receive substantial SSOH members discount on advertised fees.

Certificates: Subject to your demonstration of competence (there is no exam to take), you will receive the following certificates on the last day of the course.

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Certificate. You will therefore be able to offer your services as a hypnotherapist immediately.

Annual Membership Certificate. Your first-year membership to SSOH is included in your course fee, thereafter, only if you choose to renew, the membership is just £50 per annum.


Hypnotic Gastric Band Practitioner Certificate.

Smoking Cessation Specialist Certificate.


Entitlement to use the letters D.Hyp. S.S.O.H. Upon being awarded your Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma you will be entitled to use the letters after your name.

You will learn. (These are the main points only, there is so much more included)


  • A brief history of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

  • What is Hypnosis.

  • What is Hypnotherapy, why do we use it and how it works.

  • Myths and Misconceptions surrounding hypnosis.

  • What is Consciousness - and the ‘altered’ state of consciousness to which we refer.

  • How we learn.

  • Preferred Representational Systems.

  • Anchoring – what are anchors and how they can be changed.

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming – what is it and how it is used in hypnotherapy.

  • The Signs of Hypnosis – a ‘light hearted’ visual demonstration where possible.

  • Ab-reactions – what are they, how to recognise one and what to do in the event.

  • Client Acceptance – your choice of who to accept as a client, contra-indications and how to decline working with a client.

  • Voice Control - throughout the week you will receive ongoing coaching on how to use your voice to produce amazing results.

  • The Hypnotic State - you will learn how to firstly induce a state of hypnosis and how to deepen the experience.

  • Emergence from Hypnosis – how to correctly and safely emerge your client, grounding them to ensure they are happy and able to continue with their day.

  • Post Hypnotic Suggestions.

  • Scripts – there is a vast variety of induction, deepening, therapy suggestion and emergence scripts. You will understand how to use, adapt or write your own scripts and appreciate all of the different styles used

  • Therapy Suggestions – we cover in great detail the therapy content itself. Basically, as a hypnotherapist, there is little point in being able to put a client into a hypnotic state, if you then don’t know what to say to help them with their issues.

  • Client Consultation – how to ask questions to understand the best way to help your client. We also provide a weight-loss and a smoking cessation questionnaire for your convenience.

  • Client Consent – you will receive a copy of our own client consent form which you can adapt, should you wish to use it.

  • Body Language – how to understand non-verbal communication.

  • Rapport – building a professional & trusting working relationship with your client.

  • Transference and Counter Transference – this will be explained, including how to protect yourself.

  • Gaining Compliance.

  • Rapid Inductions – examples of rapid inductions and why they are used will be demonstrated throughout the course however, this is not something that all therapists are comfortable with doing, so for this reason we also offer a dedicated Rapid Induction Day for those who would like to incorporate this style of hypnosis into their work.

  • Non-Verbal Inductions – how to use this technique.

  • Confusion Technique.

  • Hypnotic Language and Embedded Commands.

  • Practical Experience – throughout the course you will receive plenty of practical experience. We have two ‘therapy rooms’ so you can experience real surroundings (not just a hotel room with an upright chair). When available,  some of our graduates come back and provide ‘a stranger’ for you to conduct a session with.

  • Develop Your Own Style – we do not expect you to be ‘a clone’ of us. Everyone is unique and so are your clients. We encourage you to be the best therapist that ‘you’ can be.

  • Code of Ethics – understanding and agreement to adhere to.

  • Self-Care – it is important to look after yourself! How to regulate your work-load and not ‘over-do it’, and also, who to turn to for some therapy yourself, we all need to relax and re-charge.

  • Additional Advice offered during the course and Other Services Available: include…

  • Record Keeping and GDPR Compliance information – basic advice and pitfalls to avoid.

  • Advertising advice – we also run a separate ‘Social Media’ instruction workshop for those who would find it beneficial.

  • Website Design / Facebook Page Design – Steve is also very knowledgeable in this field and offers separate one-2-one design days if you need help.

  • Accounting and Insurance – basic advice and pitfalls to avoid.

The above is not an exhaustive list of the things you will learn on the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Course, there is so much more! If it is not listed and you would like to ensure it is covered, please simply contact us before booking onto a course, to ask if it is included. Alternatively, mention it during the course.

Please take a few moments to read our reviews. These are REAL reviews from REAL graduates of ours. They are not fabricated, not ‘our friends doing us a favour’ or ‘purchased reviews’ from external sources. All are totally and utterly genuine and you are even welcome to research or contact the authors. 


We do not ask you to do ‘homework’ during the course. We realise that for some, this maybe the first time they have studied for a good number of years or they may return home to their busy family life each training day. We understand that you need time to rest and refresh, not worry about doing homework. We have designed our course to not need homework.

It is also worth mentioning that we do not ask you to conduct case-studies. In our opinion this is counter-productive. We believe that one should not be asked to conduct practice sessions outside of the safe, training environment before qualifying, and to do this, or to write about the event may produce unnecessary anxiety in some students. Instead, once qualified, we do ask that you keep in touch with us to keep us informed of your progress and benefit from our ongoing support. Basically, we just like to know how you are progressing.

What Our Graduates Say!

Just would like to say a big thank you to both Lindsey and Steve for an absolutely fantastic and mind blowing week of hypnotherapy. The way you both made us all feel so welcome and how you delivered so much information matched with a bit of fun, in such a relaxed manner, was amazing. Not only did I learn about hypnotherapy but other therapies as well, that I never knew existed. The ambiance of the training center was fantastic and nothing was ever" Too much" for either one of them. I could go on and on but it's suffice to say that I can't recommend Lindsay, Steve and their Somerset school of Hypnotherapy enough and intend going back for more their courses.

Thanks to both of you once again.

Ian Hunt

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