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Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (PgDip)

Postgraduate diploma hypnotherapy trainingThe course is only open to those who have successfully completed the PgCert Clinical Hypnotherapy.

This course teaches advanced techniques that will enable practitioners to deal safely, confidently and effectively with more complex presenting symptoms, enabling students to build on knowledge gained on their PgCert studies. The course is designed for part-time study and consists of twelve teaching weekends supported by personal tutors.

The course consists of two academic modules:

  • Advancing Practice in Clinical Hypnotherapy (replacing the former Practitioner Module)
  • Innovative Approaches to Clinical Hypnotherapy (replacing the former Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) Module)

On successful completion of students will be awarded 30 credits each at academic Level 7.

The course is aimed at equipping the qualified hypnotherapist with powerful hypno/psychotherapeutic techniques for dealing with a wider and more complex range of medical, psychological and somatic presenting symptoms. Students will learn to compare, contrast and critically evaluate various techniques and therapies, thereby ensuring that they recognise which treatment(s) are appropriate for the individual and the condition itself.

Cognitive and behavioural therapies are recognised by many clinicians as being at the cutting edge of therapy due to the wealth of empirical research associated with their success. The LCCH has developed a methodology integrating hypnosis with rational emotive behavioural approaches. This effective and active-directive process is based on the philosophy that people are not ‘disturbed’ by events but by the view they hold about those events. It aims to treat a variety of emotional and psychosomatic conditions by seeking the modification of underlying beliefs.

The emergence of “Third Wave” cognitive behavoural therapies such as Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy has also influenced the redevelopment of the Innovative Approaches to Clinical Hypnotherapy Module, leading to the integration of the use of mindfulness techniques with hypnotherapy within this module.

Teaching Methods and Special Resources

The course is taught by means of teaching weekends, tutorial sessions and independent guided study. The focus is skills based experiential learning. Hypnosis skills, cognitive behavioural techniques and mindfulness cased elements are learned and practised under the supervision of lecturers and designated supervisors. The tutorial sessions allow you to clarify any issues from the weekends and reflect on your self-development, considering complex theoretical case studies as part of discussion and review.

Students will be allocated a personal tutor, who will provide a point of contact throughout the course. Academic support will be provided by individual module leaders.


The summative assessment consists of two essay assignments, one for each module, demonstrating understanding of how hypnotherapeutic methods learned may be integrated into the successful treatment of more complex presenting clinical conditions. There is no summative practical examination as part of this course. Practical skills are evaluated throughout progress as part of an ongoing formative process.

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Post-Graduate Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy (2545)

(1) Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May 2017
(2) Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2017
(3) Sunday 15 and Monday 16 July 2018
(4) Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017
(5) Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017
(6) Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017
(7) Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017
(8) Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December 2017
(9) Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January 2018
(10) Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February 2018
(11) Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2018
(12) Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018

Exam: 13 May 2018
The course is only open to those who have successfully completed the PgCert Clinical Hypnotherapy

Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
(Formerly the CPPD Practitioner / CPPD CBH courses) (F15):

Course Cost: £3120.00

Method of Payment: 
Deposit £780.00 Payable at time of booking
Instalment £780.00 Payable by weekend one
Instalment £780.00 Payable by weekend four
Instalment £780.00 Payable by weekend eight
Assessment Fee £225.00 Payable at time of exam
Not included in course cost
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Excellent course!!!. I ‘ve never had so much fun learning something so valuable. A priceless tool that I can use in my life and to help others. I have applied it to myself and already noticed huge changes in my confidence.

I have a clearer understanding of the model of psychological health. I have applied it in both my personal and professional life and I now live by these principles. My patients love it and are excited by these tools to tackle emotional disturbance. As a result I am getting more patients through word of mouth. It was an excellent course.

This was the best course I have ever done. The lectures were consistently excellent and extremely enjoyable. I feel as if I have a far greater understanding of psychological problems and thus am no longer just applying techniques and hoping. The entire principles have already changed my entire approach to treating patients. I have applied what I have learned to myself and my patients. The effects have been profound and excellent. I enjoyed the environment and all the ‘ah ha’ moments.

Excellent! One of the best learning experiences of my life.

As a person who has been treated for depression for 23 years, this course has given me numerous tools to deal with my own low self-esteem, confidence and the depression; and has made a huge difference to me personally. As a bonus, I feel well skilled to help others, as a therapist in the future.

I absolutely loved the course! It was exactly what I was looking for. It ties in perfectly with much of my own research into personal development.

Excellent, well run course - first class support from all the lecturers - in a caring, supportive environment. I feel very privileged to have had such excellent tutoring/assistance.

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