This Hypnotherapy Course has been written and designed so that you can learn the skills that you will require in order to help people achieve meaningful, therapeutic change using hypnosis.
We believe that having a sound knowledge of the foundational skills is of utmost importance, so this is where we begin.
Module One will teach you:
Hypnotherapy is as much about the therapist as it is about the modality, so we begin to think about how we might develop our personal therapeutic philosophy, and give some attention to the history of Modern Hypnosis and the people who have contributed to its development along the way. You will also learn something of the more ancient origins of the use of trance in health promotion.
We are about healing, and helping, and honouring the individual - that means both you and your client. We aim to teach you how to get the best from yourself, and how to get the best from the people you are helping. Some of that is simple, some of it is a little more complex. All of it is challenging, and it requires you to examine yourself and understand who you are and what you're bringing to the table.
Available below is a full list of the subjects we will cover, and you can preview some of the material. The material includes written notes, downloadable scripts, audio lectures and recordings, and video demonstrations.
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MODULE ONE IS FOR
We run workshops and face-to-face training in support of this course. Please head to our website www.hypnostudies.com.au for upcoming workshop dates, or we can be contacted at [email protected] if you'd like more information.
WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING, AND HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
This Module is one of Five in our Full Course, the remaining four of which will be published in full by July, 2019.
Module One is a stand-alone Module, that will give you the skills to effectively hypnotise someone, and give you a sound understanding of the basics of hypnotherapeutic practise. All students wishing to study the full course will be required to complete Module One and all assessments.
Assessment items involve written responses, along with recorded audio and video presentations to demonstrate your comprehension and to provide evidence of practical application of the techniques studied. Assessment items are evaluated and assessed according to David Kennedy's guidelines by Rachel and Dianne Kennedy, and Katina Gleeson, BSocWk, DipCHyp, Master Practitioner NLP.
All assessment submitted will be given careful attention, and comprehensive personal feedback will be provided. We want you to be good at what you do.
Careful completion of this Module represents around 130 hours of study and assessment work. On successful completion of all assessment items a Certificate of Completion in Foundational Studies of Clinical Hypnosis will be awarded, along with a transcript of subjects covered.
David's full course is recognised training by the Australian Hypnotherapists' Association, and the Professional Clinical Hypnotherapists' of Australia.
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.