Hypnotherapy Training Scotland 01506 830190

Hypnotherapy Diploma Course in Scotland to NVQ level 4 (equivalent) includes NLP
Practitioner Certificate. Externally Assessed/Accreditied by NCH and NCFE.

Diploma in Applied Hypnosis and Mind Techniques Dip (AHMT) and Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)

Our twelve month course gives you two Qualifications above.

Our course is open to anyone who can satisfy ONE of the following entry requirements:

A) A University Degree (Preferably in Psychology, Medicine, Social Science or Education)
B) A Professional Qualification in the Helping Professions (ie Nursing, Social Work, etc)
C) 3 A Levels or 6 GCSE's
D) Those without formal qualifications will be assessed to determine if the candidate will be able to cope with the demands of the course work.

First and foremost, we look for students who can demonstrate empathy, compassion, integrity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, you need to complete the HPD Portfoilio. This is a portfolio of written work  which is based on the National Occupation Standards.(NOS). The HPD is an equivalent NVQ level 4 qualification and is required to become a CNHC voluntary regulated therapist.  We interview all our students to ensure they will be able to produce the required work. We are able to help students who may not have studied for a long time or lack confidence in writing.


Course Structure

The course is structured over 12 weekends, covering 12 modules and typically follows this structure:


1. Introduction to Hypnotherapy

2. The therapeutic relationship

3. Self- hypnosis and self help practical techniques

4. Traditional hypnotherapy practice

5. Stress Anxiety, Pain and IBS

6. Smoking and weight control and other "Bad Habits"

7. Ericksonian hypnosis and NLP Techniques

8. Intro to Analytical Hypnosis and Regression

9. Practice Management and Marketing 

10. Practical Assessment (run through of complete Therapy process)

11. Leading Edge Therapeutic Techniques

12. Leading Edge Therapeutic Techniques


As this course is constantly updated, this list only represents a sample of what is covered. Other cutting edge techniques will be taught in order to keep the student at the forefront of hypnosis for therapeutic changework.

We always try to accommodate people who want to start training and wherever possible we will get you started on your training as soon as possible. Sometimes its possible to join a course that is currently underway so speak to us about your requirements.

Hypnotherapy is an art and involves both theoretical and practical based study. We believe that it is very important for a student to understand theory and to be able to use tools that work in the therapy room.

In addition to the classroom attendance, students will be required to submit a portfolio of work which includes a question paper, a series of hypothetical situations for which you plan treatment and a statement of personal and professional philosophy. Our Diploma Course meets the requirements for the externally accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma awarded by the National Council for Hypnotherapy. This is a level 4 Vocational award.

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Reviews of our hypnotherapy training school from our past trainees

Dr Fiona McLeod (Helensburgh)

I thoroughly enjoyed studying for the HPD with Scottish Academy of Hypnosis and Mind Training. John and Rae are busy, experienced therapists who actually walk the walk‚ as well as talk the talk and their skill in hypnotherapy was evident in their teaching.

An element of training I hadn't taken into consideration was the other students. A class comprising of people from wide and varied backgrounds enriched the experience immensely and has led to a strong support network in the early years of therapy work.

Alison Bruce (Falkirk)

"Working with John & Rae was one of the best decisions of my life. I love being a hypnotherapist as it is a fantastic feeling when a client has come to me overwhelmed with their issues and after a few sessions are able to move forward with their lives. The leadership and encouragement that I received from both of these genuinely good people throughout my training and since I qualified can not be expressed in a few lines, but at all times their insights were amazing and heart warming."