Online Hypnotherapy Course – Practitioner Diploma – by Kain Ramsay

Achology Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

Start working with clients using this highly actionable coaching process

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Kain Ramsay

Course Description

The Achology certified Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma course will equip you with the advanced hypnotherapeutic techniques, concepts, principles and skills you need to practice as a Hypnotherapy Practitioner

Expertly help clients attain the direction and certainty needed to achieve their aspirations.

Discover the fundamental principles, methodologies and applications to rapidly assess the needs of the client and choose the most suitable methods to support the client in the progression towards their goals.

Be led through a spectrum of actionable hypnotherapy techniques which will leave you feeling confident about producing healthy client outcomes. 

Use hypnotherapy methods to empower yourself and others to reach and surpass any predetermined goals or professional aspirations. 

Amongst the most respected pieces of training in the world, this Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma course will equip you with the advanced hypnotherapeutic techniques, concepts, principles and skills required to practice hypnotherapy independently as an Achology certified Hypnotherapy Practitioner.

This unparalleled course will provide you with everything you need to ground yourself as a principled and entrusted Hypnotherapist. The end of this course also features a real-life client case study to serve as an example of efficient integrative practice.

Whether you intend to initiate a new career in hypnotherapy or applied psychology, or simply enhance the value of your current practice, the knowledge you will gain in this program will become a vital element of your professional contributions for many years to come.

The excellent, personalised support which comes part of our Achology peer-to-peer learning community is a key reason why this course is so incredibly popular with students around the world.

Whether you desire to fashion influential relationships, create new habits, master limiting convictions, navigate life changes or guide others in achieving these same or similar results, this course is for you. 

Achology Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

Intermediate course

for access to this course and much much more

27.5 hours of on-demand video

158 downloadable resources

7 articles

Live practice sessions with experienced tutors

Access to a community of supportive practitioners

Business development workshops

Downloadable coaching forms

Verifiable Professional Practitioner Certificate

How will this course benefit me?

Our course will teach you how to:

  • Master the core concepts and methods used by top hypnotherapy practitioners to cultivate positive change in themselves and the clients they serve.
  • Strengthen your communication skills using therapeutic metaphors, change-work processes and various hypnotic interventions.
  • Use clarification, attendance and reflection to heighten your recognition of appropriate hypnotherapy methods.
  • Help others live a more empowered, independent life.
  • Expand your inherent ability to listen intensely, ask thoughtful questions and become a more likeable, perceptive and empathic communicator.
  • Forge collaborative relationships with your clients which are structured around positively framed goals and future-focused ends.
  • Understand the philosophy, psychology and principles of hypnotherapy to aid personal growth.
  • Set meaningful and perceptive goals with clients which inspire action and commitment to continuous personal development and growth.
  • Become more emotionally efficient and adaptable in your world-views, including your values, perspectives and emotional triggers. 
  • Assist others in recognizing and revising the reasoning styles which drive unhelpful patterns of conduct and produce negative outcomes.
  • Establish healthy professional boundaries and create a healthy, relational atmosphere conducive to effective hypnotherapy.
  • Understand the principal motivations and self-defeating theories that underpin most patterns of unhelpful, repeated behaviour.

What will I Learn?

As you apply what you in the modules, you will learn how to:

  • Lead people into informed states of clarity and focus.
  • Understand the subconscious mind and how to influence people positively.
  • Cultivate a holistic, attentive and influential therapeutic presence.
  • Reconstruct undesired attitudes or responses in yourself and others.
  • Plan a Hypnotherapy session & devise a succession of meetings.
  • Use various induction methods and deepeners to support resolute change.
  • Gain authority of your reasoning processes and direct your emotional states.
  • Win the trust of your clients, so they relax and become genuine with you.
  • Become competent at interpreting the verbal and non-verbal signals of others.
  • Use metaphoric storytelling to relate with clients on a suitable level to influence confidence.

What does the course cover?

Introduction Section 17 lectures
The Fundamentals of Hypnosis & Understanding People 17 lectures
Hypnotic Inductions & Preparing Other People for Trance 15 lectures
Core Therapeutic Communication Skills 26 lectures
Change Work Patterns 20 lectures
The Hypnotherapy Process in Action: Full Demonstrations Section 14 lectures
Metaphoric Storytelling 11 lectures
End of Course Wrap-Up & Recommended Reads 3 Lectures
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More about this course

This Achology Certified Hypnotherapy Course will help you gain life-changing insights and paradigm-shifting understandings that will empower your prospective clients to set and attain their principal agendas in life. After completion, you will have sufficient knowledge of the hypnotherapeutic framework to begin practising professionally.

This curriculum equips you with a substantial foundation upon which you can nurture your calling as a hypnotherapy practitioner. 

The initial sections will introduce you to the elementary principles of hypnotherapy and prepare you for engaging with clients.

Amplify your competencies and become an expert in the field of hypnotherapy utilizing this efficient integrative practice.

Individual and professional growth is scarcely a straightforward process. It is difficult, unpredictable and has the range for an unlimited variation of innovative new responses. 

There's no deadline for concluding the training. You can arrange the program lectures around your other obligations and reach the Diploma at your preferred pace. Most of our students finish within 3-6 months.

Achology maintains a global presence as an esteemed training establishment not only because it leads the way in a refreshing new approach to hypnotherapeutic practice, but because it provides personal support and encouragement to all its students and members at every stage of their professional and personal growth.

It's important to note that hypnotherapy is not an internationally regulated profession. Anyone with the essential skills and inherent personal qualities can function as a Hypnotherapist. More and more, clients tend to favour hypnotherapy practitioners who unite with a professional organization. Those who receive their Diploma, therefore, are given an Achology professional ID number which they can publish on their website, social media channels and other marketing materials.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone interested in hypnotherapy, regardless of experience  
  • Those who aspire to work more successfully in 'people' environments (administration, influence, teaching, parenting, coaching or therapy).
  • Those interested in improving the condition of their relationships in all aspects of life as it provides profound insights for interpreting human behaviour. 
  • Those with a desire for profound insights into understanding human behaviour and why people act and behave the way they do.
  • Those who desire to increase the quality of their interactions with other people.
  • Our curriculum leads students through the entire process of becoming a Hypnotherapy Practitioner and is aimed at anyone interested in hypnotherapy, regardless of experience.
  • We urge our students to embrace their individual personality and blend it into their Hypnotherapy Practice. You might be informal and contemplative or more high-energy and confrontational. There are no 'right or wrong' personality styles best fitted to practising hypnotherapy.
  • Those who typically study hypnotherapy are teachers, therapeutic specialists, parents, therapists, psychotherapists, social workers, management teams, salespeople, marketers, public speakers, and those who aim to become more productive versions of themselves.

Requirements for enrolling on this course

No prior knowledge or formal qualifications are necessary to start our Hypnotherapy Practitioner course. However, you may find it useful to join another course parallel to this, such as Achology NLP Practitioner or Master Practitioner Courses. (Achology memberships provides access to ALL of our certified practitioner and diploma courses).

This course does not require submission of formal examinations or appraisals.

There are many qualities you need to hold before becoming a hypnotherapist. Abilities can be learned, but the primary attributes that first prompted you to study hypnotherapy are what will sustain you.

The curriculum is similar to that which what you might find in a reliable attendance based hypnotherapy course. Many reflection-worthy ideas are presented through the program, so hypnotherapy students are advised to take notes (though these are only for self-reflection and not required for submission).

This Hypnotherapy Diploma course can be studied online with an internet connection, though MP3s are available for those who prefer to study on the go. 

You can access your course from a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, meaning that you can review each lecture from the comfort of your home or favourite cafe at whatever time.

A broad range of downloadable, course materials is included to help ensure that this Practitioner Diploma is an enlightening and enjoyable learning experience for you.

This unparalleled training experience draws on over a decade of client-based practice and blends psychology-based knowledge with suitable hypnotherapy principles.

this course is included with Achology Membership, Along with everything you see below

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Achology offers you a unique learning ecosystem

Training with Achology offers you a unique learning ecosystem that centres around principled practices which exceed conventional education methods. Achology gives all students attentive support throughout its various programs, practice sessions and peer-to-peer practice events. 

Whether you are a managerial HR supervisor, a self-employed professional looking to certify your practice or a parent wanting to support your child, Achology training programs support every stage of your development.

In our unique, peer-learning environment, you can partake in live practice events, view pre-recorded tutorials, earn CPD credits (starting in 2020), and advance your professional progression. Once you feel ready, you can even apply to host training events and equip yourself for practising in a public or professional setting.

Achology gives you the tremendous opportunity to learn on your merit, work at your own pace, and propel your personal and professional development with the amount of support and accountability as you see fit.

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Practitioner Certificates

If you are a professional or aspire to become a professional practitioner then you’ll want to claim the Achology Professional Practitioner Certificate. In order to do this you will need to be a professional member of Achology, this is because these certificates provide a mechanism for professional verification and validation of your professional membership within the Achology body.

In essence, a certificate of completion demonstrates you completed a course, a professional certificate shows you belong to an organisation dedicated to professionalism, a code of ethics and continued professional development.

Put the learnings into practice

Practice putting the Life Coaching skills into practice by participating in live training sessions which are set up as Training Triads led by senior Achology members.

These Training Triads take place once a week over a six-week period. Each training session is 90 minutes in duration, and take place online using our own Achology virtual meeting room set-up (Zoom).

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Training Triads

A Training Triad is an established way to learn and improve coaching skills.
Within the proven effective and popular Triad format, you will:

  • Work together with a group of like-minded practitioners
  • Collaborate in a supportive and non-judgemental environment
  • Extensively practice towards mastery of your craft
  • Receive a host-lead introduction to life coaching intervention techniques
  • Witness a live demonstration of the technique
  • Be able to ask any questions
  • Move to separate meeting room in a smaller team (three roles: Coach, Client, Observer)
  • Specifically practice the principles of the coaching intervention technique in this group
  • View the coaching experience from varying perspectives (Coach, Client, Observer) 
  • Receive constructive feedback from both the client and an experienced Observer
  • Return to the group setting where you discuss learnings and can hear about the other group members’ experience

A Training Triad is a safe and supportive environment where you can attempt a new method, make mistakes and receive gentle feedback so you can hone your skills. It is easy to join and to participate. You will be guided throughout the process by a senior Achologist. All you need to do is to download the free Zoom application (from just once, and you will be able to participate in any of the forthcoming training triads. 

This live training is one of the benefits of membership of Achology. 

Hypnotherapy Triads Programme

Training Traids Programme

Hypnotic Induction

Hypnotherapy is commonly associated with the induction of a trance state during which behavioural modification may be suggested. The aim is to gently determine issues of concern to a client and employ behavioural modification via hypnosis in order to bring about a beneficial and therapeutic resolution.  The re-positioning induction method is a simple technique for creating a channel through the rational and the emotional side of the mind into a place of insight and reflection, of focused attention characteristic to hypnosis.

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Hypnotherapeutic Communication Skills -Part 1

In this Triad we will practice the art of conversational chunking up and chunking down. The Milton model is a form of hypnotherapy based on Milton Erickson’s language patterns for hypnotic communication.

The specific questioning method (vague and ambiguous questions) helps our clients reach a profound place of insight, to examine the reasons behind their actions, why they do what they do and their motivations. 

Some examples of Chunking up questions include: For what purpose? What does achieving this outcome give you? What is important to you about? What is an example of..? What have you learned? 

Some examples of Chunking down questions are: What is an example of that? What is a component of that? Who/Where/What/How specifically?

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Hypnotherapeutic Communication Skills Part 2 - Intonation Patterns and Modal Operators

For a practitioner to successfully guide their client into a state of trance and/or hypnosis, he or she must master certain communication patterns. Verbal and non-verbal language like posture, voice pitch, inflections, phrase patterns and questioning techniques, as well as empathy, active listening, the art of calibration- are all pre-requisites for a successful hypnotherapy session. In this Triad we will practice intonation patterns and questioning modal operators.

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Hypnotherapy: Parts Integration

The Parts Integration technique is a mental imagery process that bypasses the rational and emotional parts of the brain that challenges internal conflicts and helps individuals overcome negative outcomes such as bad habits, procrastination and indecisiveness. Parts Integration creates harmony between parts of the unconscious mind so that their values align and allow the client to become more congruent, empowered and clear in their decisions.

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Hypnotherapy: Timeline Integration

Timeline interventions is a technique where the hypnotherapist uses their client’s metaphors of time so that the unconscious mind can access past events and move on from debilitating patterns that have a history. 

Our intention as hypnotherapists is not to destroy memories or even cure the emotions aligned with them, but instead to work with emotions to trace them back to where they originate from and help our clients identify where the limiting belief they’ve been carrying for a lifetime began. Our focus should always be on the structure of the client’s history, not the content of it.

Once we have led and induced our client into this trance-like state, out of their logical and rational mental states, they will be able to see into their past without being emotionally involved with themselves – i.e. become disassociated.  However, the Timeline intervention can be quite an emotional process for many clients, so it’s important a hypnotherapist remains empathetic and stays with the client throughout.

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Hypnotherapy: Head, Heart, Gut Technique

The Head, Heart, Gut Technique is a simple strategy that we can guide clients through, to help them become more active in their decision-making abilities. It involves going into a trance-like state and ask the client to tune in listening to their inner voice and what represents truth for them.

Feedback from our students

L.L. (Hypnotherapy Triad Week 6- Head, Heart, Gut Technique)

"Great practice session. I appreciate the opportunity to become familiar with the techniques. Your leadership and willingness to help us develop our skills is invaluable. Thank you! ”

LK Hypnotherapy Triad Week 1 Induction

"Very good first hypnotherapy triad that everyone clearly enjoyed. Very well presented by the hosts who clearly have a real passion for hypnotherapy, this was shared with the group – Thanks "

M.W. Hypnotherapy Triad Week 1 Induction

"Great Hypnotherapy Triad. Demo excellently given and explained."

K.C. Hypnotherapy Triad Week 1 Induction

"I want more of these triads, Thankfully there will be another one next week :)"

L.P. Hypnotherapy Triad Week 1 Inductions

"A fantastic learning opportunity to improve my skills and experience."

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About the Author

Kain Ramsay is one of the world's most esteemed experts and instructors of modern applied psychology. He is globally admired for his trademark teachings on values-orientated living, personal growth and responsible decision-making.

Kain is the best-selling personal development instructor at Udemy and founder of Achology. He has authored many successful online training programs, including Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Applied Psychology and Life Coaching.

Kain launched his career in the military and has earned many qualifications in the social sciences, counselling, coaching, leadership and people management. Kain lives in Scotland with his wife, Karen.

All Achology courses are included with Achology Membership

When you enrol in an Achology training course, a training course isn't all you get - learning with Achology provides you with unlimited access to our vast ecosystem of knowledge, experience and understanding.

To magnify your studies, you can join in Achology live practice events, study groups, business workshops and expert-led training sessions. Mentoring, personal growth clubs, community and peer accountability are all weaved together in our unmatched membership academy.

Enrolling in this Hypnotherapy Practitioner course grants you unlimited access to the whole Achology curriculum for as long as you require it. See for yourself why Achology is leading the way in online education.



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  • Unlimited access to all Achology courses
  • Professional Training and community workshops
  • Professional certification
  • Premium monthly video and written content
  • Join a community of passionate helping practitioners
  • A library of resources for both you and your clients
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