Academy for Hypnosis Accredited Training

and Supervision Group
Incorporating Transforming Therapy™

 

 

 

A year-long accredited Hypnotherapy Training Program

If you intend to become a hypnotherapist then Academy for Hypnosis Accredited Training and Supervision Group is for you.

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Why train with the Academy for Hypnosis

We believe it takes time and practice to become an effective and confident hypnotherapist, so the Academy for Hypnosis has been designed to support you while you gain the confidence and experience you need. You will develop your skills in several ways:

  1. Direct teaching from Sharon Waxkirsh (delivered online)
  2. Additional training from industry experts to enhance your learning (delivered online)
  3. Supervised and group practice sessions
  4. Self-study (you will be recommended suitable books, videos, and other resources to enhance your learning)
  5. Q&A sessions with Sharon (regularly delivered via Zoom)

You will need to complete 200 hours of training and practice to be an Accredited Hypnotherapist with the Academy for Hypnosis, and 300 hours of training and practice to be an Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist under the ACHE*.

If you are willing to put in the effort, the Academy for Hypnosis will support you in getting the hours you need to achieve the accreditation you desire.

 

* Exam fees to achieve accreditation from the ACHE are not included in your Academy training and will need to be paid directly to the organisation.

 

Core Academy Training

Foundations of Hypnosis

Equips you to practice hypnosis for self-development and begin working with others. All Academy students must start with this module.

50 HOURS OF TRAINING

Analytical Hypnotherapy

Using Transforming Therapy™ to uncover and change your client's subconscious beliefs. 

 75 HOURS OF TRAINING

Applications of Hypnosis

Hypnosis in medical and dental settings, and how to build a successful hypnotherapy practice.

75 HOURS OF TRAINING

See full details of the curriculum

Accreditation

On completion of the above three modules, further assessments, and meeting the required standards in the final exam, you will become an Accredited Hypnotherapist with the Academy for Hypnosis.

Further study, practice hours, and assessment will be required to gain accreditation from the ACHE.

Sharon Waxkirsh

This certified programme will be lead by Sharon Waxkirsh BA HONS CHT MHT HBCE. 

Sharon lectures and teaches the principles and practice of clinical hypnotherapy for health care workers in the UK and the USA. She is a regular presenter at conferences and seminars for the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE), the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute (DEHI), IHMDP, the World Aesthetic Congress, the Dental Professionals Association, the British Association for Dental Nurses, and the British Dental Technicians Association.

In addition to her Honours BA degree, Sharon holds Master Hypnotherapy and HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator certifications. She is fully insured and registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register and the ICNM.

 

 Testimonials - from recent Academy students

 
 
 

Course curriculum by module

Foundations of Hypnotherapy

50 HOURS OF TRAINING - 20 online classroom hours, 10 hours supervision* sessions + 20 hours expected additional study and practice

Equips you to practice hypnosis for self-development and begin working with others.

  1. History of hypnosis
  2. What is hypnosis
  3. The trance experience
  4. Preparation for deepening the trance state
  5. Deepening the trance state
  6. Testing responsiveness/suggestibility
  7. Induction of hypnotic states, deepening procedures, and trance terminations
  8. Improvisation in induction and scripts
  9. Self-hypnosis
  10. The Elman Technique
  11. Various inductions
  12. Note-taking skills

You can register for Foundations of Hypnotherapy as a standalone program here.

Practical and Supervision Sessions

UP TO 80 HOURS OF SUPERVISION PER YEAR - as a member of the Academy you can attend as many supervision sessions as you wish

There are several different types of live practical and supervision sessions that can support your learning. These all count towards your hours.

  • Live practical sessions**. These take place in London or Chicago. The next one is in London in June
  • Online supervision workshops, led by Sharon or her supervision tutors. These happen twice monthly and are open to all students on the Accreditation programme
  • Practice sessions set up by members of the Academy Community to support each other
  • Study support and book discussion programmes

** All online supervision sessions are free to attend,  and you will receive a 50% discount on any live practical workshop you wish to attend. 

Once you have completed the Foundation module, you will be able to progress to the modules below.

Transforming Therapy™

75 HOURS OF TRAINING - 35 online classroom hours, 15 hours supervision* + 20 hours of expected additional study and practice

Transforming Therapy™ is an effective form of therapy that enables clients to move through deep-rooted issues in a process that was developed by Gil Boyne based on Gestalt techniques. This form of therapy pinpoints quite accurately the source of issues to completing unfinished emotional business.

  1. Understanding of the structures and functions of the mind as conceived in hypnotherapy and related approaches
  2. Basic scientific understanding of various hypnotic phenomena
  3. Understanding the nature of the subconscious mind
  4. Theories and methods of different psychological approaches to mental and behavioural disorders
  5. Accessing the subconscious mind through hypnosis
  6. Principles of communication and persuasion
  7. Principles of script creation
  8. Hypnotherapy in practice
  9. Concepts of semantics and other important aspects of language
  10. Physical gestures and movements in hypnotherapy
  11. Standard trance induction
  12. Rapid inductions

If you have completed the Foundations of Hypnotherapy, or are already a qualified Hypnotherapist, you can register for Transforming Therapy™ as a standalone program here.

Applications of Hypnosis

75 HOURS OF TRAINING - 35 online classroom hours, 15 hours supervision* + 20 hours of expected additional study and practice

Includes:

  1. Weight loss and gastric band with hypnosis
  2. Using hypnosis as an adjunct to medical and dental treatments
  3. Working with medical and dental professions
  4. Using hypnosis to assist with chronic pain and acute issues including burns, asthma, and eczema, and more
  5. Understanding dream work and sleep issues
  6. Emergency care and phobia work
  7. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and gut-related disorders
  8. Hypno-analgesia/anesthesia and hypnosis for childbirth
  9. Health benefits of hypnosis
  10. Coaching and marketing your business to bring hypnotherapy into an opportunity for a business

Guest speakers in this programme include:

  • Dr. John Bulter and medical and dental hypnosis
  • Dr. Brice Lemaire on hypnosis in the dental chair
  • Prof. Ted Kaptchuck on placebo
  • Prof. David Sanders on immunology
  • Dr. Rochelle Zak on sleep disorders
  • Penny Price on hypnosis and cancer

If you have completed the Foundations of Hypnotherapy, or are already a qualified Hypnotherapist, you can register for Applications of Hypnosis as a standalone program here.

BONUS - SELF HYPNOSIS 

Get immediate access to our Self-Hypnosis programme for free when you register for the 1-year accreditation programme.

* It is up to you to decide how many supervision sessions you wish to attend, this is just a guide. To get full hypnotherapy accreditation one must attend the minimum to make the hours up to qualify.

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Online learning

Course content will be delivered via an online training platform that will monitor your study. On this platform you will find your weekly homework tasks, additional pre-recorded training, have access to videos, downloadable scripts, and assessments.

Supervision sessions will be delivered over Zoom*. These sessions will not be recorded, so unless you actively engage with the these you may find you fall short of the hours you require for accreditation.

You will have access to the online content for a minimum of two years from the date you registered for the accreditation programme.

* Face-to-face practice workshops are optional and include an additional (discounted) cost.

How to join the 1-year program →

 

Foundation Student

$300/m

IF YOU ARE NEW TO HYPNOTHERAPY OR ARE YET TO BE QUALIFIED

  • Start with the Foundation and Self-Hypnosis Course
  • Once completed move on to the Analytical Hypnotherapy programme
  • Followed by the Applications of Hypnosis programme
  • Benefit from the support of a community of training and practicing hypnotherapists
  • Regular supervision sessions
  • 50% discount on live workshops
  • Gain accreditation with the Academy for Hypnosis
  • When you have completed your year you can take a supervision passport

Pay in advance and get 12 months for the price of 10 - $3,000

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Reviewing Student

$150/m

CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPISTS WITH A MINIMUM OF 150 HOURS OF TRAINING

  • Access to all three hypnotherapy training programS
  • Build your CPD hours by reviewing your learning
  • Benefit from the support of a community of training and practicing hypnotherapists
  • Regular supervision sessions
  • Discounts on advanced courses,  expert training and live workshops
  • Gain accreditation with the Academy for Hypnosis and other bodies*
  • When you have completed your year you can take a supervision passport

Pay in advance and get 12 months for the price of 10 - $1,500

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Supervision Passport

$75/m

ONCE YOU'VE COMPLETED 1 YEAR WITH THE ACADEMY FOR HYPNOSIS

  • Continued access to all training materials, online courses, and resources for as long as you remain a member
  • Continue to build your hours and move to higher levels of accreditation
  • Benefit from the support of a community of training and practicing hypnotherapists
  • Regular Q&A, supervision and practice sessions
  • Discounts on advanced courses, expert training and live workshops
  • Gain accreditation with the Academy for Hypnosis and other bodies*
By invite only

If you would like to pay for your membership in £s, GB pounds then contact [email protected] for details

When you register as a Foundation or Reviewing student, you will get immediate access to The Foundations of Hypnotherapy and Self-Hypnosis programmes, as well as the Academy for Hypnosis Community. You will then be given access to Analytical Hypnotherapy and then Applications of Hypnosis  drip fed over time so not to overwhelm you with too much material in one go.

Live online supervision calls take place twice throughout the month, on Tuesdays or Thursdays - various sessions are offered to fit in with different time zones.

Other live practice sessions will be created throughout the year at different times depending on demand, with prerecorded training videos, worksheets, and practice opportunities available to students between live sessions.

* Test and registration fees for Academy for Hypnosis accreditation are included in all courses. Students wishing to seek accreditation from other bodies are responsible for paying any relevant fees directly.