This Module is all about becoming a dedicated practitioner.
The final Module in our Five Module Clinical Hypnotherapy Course, it was completely re-written by David in 2017, and is revised here in 2019. It draws from David's reflections of his lifetime of work with people, and a life of dedicated learning and study.
In this Module we do not shy away from the big concepts of consciousness, spirit and healing. But we also approach the practical - the meaningful and life-changing work you can do by helping someone to quit smoking, for example, or become more healthy in their eating patterns.
The final assessments require you to integrate all the lessons from Modules One through Five, along with your own self-directed study, through practical demonstrations. To complete this Module successfully you will have to demonstrate that you are no longer only practising, but are also now doing the work for real.
This is the final module in our Five Module Clinical Practice of Hypnosis course. It represents around 150 hours of study, not including self-directed study and suggested further reading. Completion of practical assessment items will require you to conduct three separate sessions over a period of at least three weeks. If you intend on being assessed, and to meet the education criteria for membership with the Australian Hypnotherapists' Association, Modules 1 - 4 are prerequisites to studying Module Five.
Subjects & Studies
StartThe very real problem of becoming an effective hypnotherapist
StartDoing the work
StartThings of importance when considering your approach
StartConsideration of language
StartThe issues in therapy
StartIt all rests on trance
StartA model of a session
StartWhat we can learn from the stage hypnotists
StartThe Therapeutic Hypnosis Session: remembering who it's all about
StartInfluence and persuasion: a caution
StartSessions: number, frequency, duration.
StartAudio: A general discussion about session work
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David Kennedy ran hypnotherapy practices in Queensland and New South Wales for over 30 years. After undergoing training in "traditional" hypnosis he became aware that he had been using hypnotic techniques with the people who had been coming to him for help in his role as community counsellor, and he embarked on a journey of dedicated self-study in order to become the best helper he could be for his clients.
David's original hypnosis training was revolutionised when he came in contact with the teaching of the American Psychiatrist, Dr Milton Erickson. Through extensive reading of the collected works of the best practitioners and pioneers in the field of hypnosis, his client base grew along with his knowledge. Until his retirement David had a seemingly tireless dedication to clinical practice, sometimes seeing 7 or 8 clients a day. This intensive experience helped him establish an enduring belief in the power we each have available to us, and hypnotherapy's ability to help heal and resolve even the most complex issues and habits of mind.
At the heart of David's teaching of clinical hypnosis is the concept of Love - for others, and for self. To approach each person with love is the basis upon which all work must rest.
David's contributions to the profession were acknowledged with the award of Life Membership of the Australian Hypnotherapists' Association in 2007.
Today, the custodian of David's work is his daughter Rachel Kennedy. Rachel runs a hypnotherapy practice in Brisbane with her husband, hypnotherapist Glenn Chandler of Brisbane Hypnosis Centre.
Rachel has begun the task of re-imagining David's Clinical Hypnosis Training Course for the modern age. Although not practicing as an hypnotherapist herself, she has studied hypnotherapy her entire adult life, and has worked in one hypnosis practice or another for over 25 years.
An Associate member of the Australian Hypnotherapists' Association, Rachel is also the coordinator of Of Like Mind, a collaborative community for Wellness Practitioners she formed with hypnotherapist, author and mental health social worker Katina Gleeson.