Clinical Practice of Hypnosis - Module Two

Induction, Suggestion, Utilisation & Exploratory Procedures

Prerequisite: DKSH Clinical Practice of Hypnosis Module One, unless otherwise arranged.

Module Two of Five in our Clinical Practise of Hypnosis course follows on from the foundational work contained within Module One. We begin by examining:

  • The Principles of Suggestion

and then we move on to

  • Milton Erickson and the Utilisation Process, spending time learning about the modern language patterns of hypnosis, the relationship of hypnosis to NLP, and how to actively apply the Utilisation Process to hypnotherapy.

We also look at exploratory techniques using hypnosis, and further our understanding of induction processes. You’ll continue to develop your competence in conducting a ‘whole’ session, from interview, through pre-induction, formal hypnosis, through to wake-up procedures.

By breaking down the different elements of the hypnotherapy intervention we can gain a greater understanding of what it is we are aiming to achieve by doing trancework. Perhaps counter-intuitively, pulling everything apart and examining the elements in this way will lead to greater congruence in your work - which is at the heart of client-centred therapy.

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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 Kennedy and Dianne Kennedy, both of who have accredited Clinical Hypnosis training, 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.

You may enrol and purchase the course online here using the links on this page below, however if you wish to be assessed and are wanting to practice as an hypnotherapist within Australia we want to know a little bit more about you to make sure what we offer is going to meet your needs.

We contribute to our profession remaining vibrant and independent by training people of good character, who are curious and kind. If this is you, we'd love to have you study with us.

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At successful completion of all five Modules, we offer our graduates an Award in Advanced Studies of Clinical Hypnotherapy from our organisation, along with a transcript of the subjects studied. Our training is recommended by and meets the education standards for Membership of the Australian Hypnotherapist's Association, and the Professional Clinical Hypnotherapists' Association of Australia.

If you have any questions about our course, we'd love to hear from you. We have been working and training in the profession for nearly three decades, and will happily offer advice on studying hypnosis, being a hypnotherapist, and where you can find support and assistance.

You can contact us by phone +61 7 33544555 or email [email protected]. We're located in Brisbane, Australia, and have a busy hypnotherapy practice Brisbane Hypnosis Centre.

Your teachers

David Kennedy & Rachel Kennedy
David Kennedy & Rachel Kennedy

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.

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