Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Training
CPHT have been helping people begin careers as hypnotherapists for over 20 years. With schools nationwide, our accredited solution-focused, classroom-based hypnotherapy training is delivered by qualified practising hypnotherapists.
Hypnotherapy Diploma Course
With no entry requirements, our diploma-level training covers most common issues treated with hypnotherapy, from anxiety to weight loss. It also includes business basics such as marketing and safeguarding, leading to a Level 4 diploma in solution-focused hypnotherapy.
Why Choose CPHT?
Giving you the reassurance that your new qualification will be nationally recognised. It fulfils the stringent requirements of the CNHC.
Practice from day 1
Build your confidence by working with people with real conditions. Become a competent hypnotherapist before you qualify.
Choose to pay in a lump sum or in 10 equal instalments spread over ten months. Helpful if you’re looking to change your career.
Great for people who are looking to train alongside their current job. Weekday options are also available at some schools.
Build your business throughout the course. Learn key Marketing and Networking skills to help you succeed.
What students say about CPHT hypnotherapy training...
What you'll learn?
Our course equips you to not only to be an excellent hypnotherapist but also to set up your own business. Designed to accommodate people looking to change their career, this course will give you the confidence and competency needed to take that important step.
Our Hypnotherapy Schools
We have 26 hypnotherapy training schools across the UK and Ireland.
Further training opportunities once you’ve completed the Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma with CPHT
We encourage you to continue building your knowledge with a variety of CPD courses. Our additional hypnotherapy training helps you keep your knowledge up to date and you can participate in most courses from your own home via Zoom.
The next natural step in your professional development. This advanced hypnotherapy training broadens and deepens your knowledge so you can speak more confidently with clients on a range of subject areas.
Becoming a supervisor is a further step in a hypnotherapist’s career. Many of the skills are the same as for hypnotherapy, but some will be completely new. You can use your own experience to help other hypnotherapists do their best for their clients.
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CPHT's Chairman & Founder David Newton
David Newton is the Chairman and Founder of CPHT, which he established in 2002. Initially the course was Bristol based but since 2009 it has expanded and today the Hypnotherapy Diploma Course is being taught in multiple locations across the UK. David Newton, the founder of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, is undoubtedly one of the most experienced hypnotherapists ever, with in excess of 36,000 clinical hours in his career. Read more about his detailed biography and the ground-breaking discoveries which led him to define Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.
Most frequent questions and answers
How do I become a hypnotherapist?
If you want to become a hypnotherapist and have a career as a professional clinical hypnotherapist, you’ll want to do your research. There are a LOT of different training courses, offering many different types of hypnotherapy. You can learn over a single weekend or train for over a year. Courses are delivered online, through distance or face to face learning. The choices can be overwhelming.
If you only want to learn a little bit about hypnosis, then a weekend course or even a taster day delivered online will be enough. However, would you really be happy offering hypnotherapy for anxiety, depression, weight management, OCD and many other clinical issues if you didn’t have in-depth learning and experience?
Clinical hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy, much like counselling, so to become a hypnotherapist you need thorough, evidence-based training that gives you a recognised qualification. Your training and qualification should be of a standard where you are eligible to join the respected hypnotherapy organisations and you can be insured for professional indemnity insurance.
You will want your training to give you enough practical experience so that you are competent, safe and confident enough to start practising as a professional hypnotherapist when you qualify. Your training should give you the basics in how to start and run a hypnotherapy practice as currently (2022) there are no employed positions as hypnotherapists.
If you want to become a hypnotherapist don’t just pick what looks quick, cheap and easy – pick what gives people the best and safest results and seems respected by the industry as a whole.
What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern, and well-researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a short period of time.
As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, you’ll support your clients to focus on the outcome they want, rather than the issues that prompted them to seek therapy. This approach focuses on the present and future, without the need to relive the past and is underpinned by up to date research in the fields of neuroscience and brain-based therapies.
The Hypnotherapist asks the client to consider their preferred future, for instance:
- What would be better if the problem had improved?
- What would have changed?
Common issues that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with include:
- Panic Attacks
- Low confidence
- Weight management
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic health issues
How long does it take to become a hypnotherapist?
The Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD) is a complete training qualification, which means you can go from novice to a level 4 professional hypnotherapist in 10 months.
Each month you’ll learn a new aspect of how to be a hypnotherapist. In the time between modules, we expect you to practice what you have learnt. At the beginning of the following module, you have time to ask questions and get feedback on your practical work. In this way, you build up your skills and confidence at a pace which suits you.
Whilst some hypnotherapy courses are delivered over even just a weekend, or self-led learning online, you’ll find this doesn’t give you the depth of learning or experience needed to make a living as a professional hypnotherapist. Experience shows us that to be a confident, competent, effective and safe hypnotherapist takes more than just a weekend or a condensed week or two of training.
Our students often say it is the fastest 10 months of their lives and that the support of professional and practising hypnotherapists, together with so much practical experience, is what gave them the confidence to start their practices on graduation.