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Course 1The Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills Training Course (Cert. Hyp CS)

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  • Course Length: 1 Year
  • Level 3 Certificate

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Course introduction

Successful candidates will achieve an AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills 601/2244/4

This is our entry-level counselling and hypnotherapy course which is your route to professional hypnotherapy practice as well as providing you with initial counselling skills.

Choose this counselling course if your main focus is hypnotherapy and you’re open to further progression as a counsellor. The course covers all of the well-known hypnotherapy techniques such as quitting smoking, weight loss, hypnosis for childbirth, etc. and will also teach you about building a successful practice.


  • Become a Professional Hypnotherapist (Cert.Hyp CS)
  • Course Accredited by the National Hypnotherapy Society
    • Join as an M.H.S. with many membership benefits including eligibility to join the Royal Society for Public Health
    • Graduates eligible for Registrant Status
  • Route to the National Hypnotherapy Society’s Accredited Register - the only hypnotherapy body to have its register recognised by the Professional Standards Authority
  • Receive a Level 3 Certificate from AIM Awards
  • A clear progression path from hypnotherapy to counselling
  • Build a successful practice via this course and National Hypnotherapy Society membership

​* subject to terms and conditions


Over 10 weekends, you’ll study the following six units:

  1. Basic Hypnotherapy Techniques
    Includes; History of Hypnosis and Mental Health / Contra-Indications
  2. Initial Consultation & Induction Techniques
    Includes; The Subconscious Mind and Alternative Induction Techniques
  3. Further Application of Hypnotherapy Techniques
    Includes; Stress, Anxiety, Phobias, Habits, Quit Smoking & Weight Loss
  4. Hypnoanalysis and Physical Symptoms
    Includes; Understanding Hypnoanalysis and Using Hypnosis in the context of physical problems
  5. Intimate Relationships, Sex & Reproduction
    Includes; Hypnosis for Childbirth
  6. Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
    Includes; Building a Successful Practice

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Study Methods: Practical classroom work; Practice Groups; Homework assignments; Reflective Journal; Case Studies; Focus on practical work with no final exam.

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