European College of Hypnotherapy

European College of Hypnotherapy, UK
UK Tel: 01784 433421    •    International Tel: 0044 1784 433421


Our  hypnotherapy training courses are accredited by the GHSC and our full diploma course complies with CNHC requirements.


Hypnotherapy training.                         

Now, with the recent introduction of self-regulation in hypnotherapy, you may become a practising hypnotherapist through this College in either of two ways:

1. Attend a ten-day intensive hypnotherapy training course over a fortnight (ie week-days), plus one weekend, of class tuition, that enables you to attain our Diploma in Hypnotherapy and join the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) as an Affiliate. Be aware, though, that requirements may come along in the future that all UK practitioners must have completed a full Advanced Diploma course. For a longer-term view, you may prefer to attain our full Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy:

2. Attend a Diploma in Hypnotherapy course (above) PLUS attend another part constituting our Advanced Diploma course i.e. 3 further weekends of class tuition, and much additional home work – reading, internet study, essays, etc., with a final examination), so meeting the agreed Core Curriculum and Learning Outcomes as mapped to the revised National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy, and thereby rendering you eligible for Membership of the GHR and Registration with the CNHC. The initial ten-day intensive course over a fortnight, plus one weekend, are the same classes for both routes. You can decide how to proceed after completing the Diploma course.

Dr. Hearne endeavours to teach all of the hypnotherapy training course material in order to maintain a high standard of expertise in students.

Students completing a paid hypnotherapy training or other course may sit-in FREE once again on the same course (if there is room) running within a year!

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We also occasionally teach a Certificate In Past-Life Therapy and Spirit Release Therapy for those just interested in those fields, or for therapists who wish to add to their skills.

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Telephone (UK): 01784 433 421

For forthcoming CPDs (Continuing Professional Development days) – see NOTICEBOARD


For personal therapy by Psychologist Dr. Hearne, click here.   

Dr Keith Hearne

Psychologist Dr Keith Hearne (BSc MSc PhD) conducted the world’s first sleep-lab research into ‘lucid’ dreaming for his PhD. He is Principal of the European College of Hypnotherapy.

Founder/Principal: Dr Keith Hearne (BSc MSc PhD)

The hypnotherapy training College is a representative organisation within the General  Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)

Welcome to the home page of the prestigious European College of Hypnotherapy – established over 13 years ago.

Our hypnotherapy training courses are probably the best courses in the country.

We are way ahead of other training organisations, having new, unique techniques at the cutting edge of hypnotherapy.” (Dr Keith Hearne)


Practise it full time, as a completely new job, or part-time, so as to increase your income. It’s an interesting, high-earning profession – giving you independence, flexible hours, and great work-satisfaction.

Students completing a paid hypnotherapy training course may sit-in FREE once again on the same course (if there is room) running within a year!


Dr Keith Hearne (BSc MSc PhD) is the Founder and and Principal of the European College of Hypnotherapy. He is an internationally known British psychologist (who conducted the world’s first sleep-laboratory research into Lucid Dreams for his PhD. He devised the ocular-signalling technique and invented the first ‘dream machine’. The original sleep-lab chart records from his pioneering research, and a dream machine, are on permanent display at the Science Museum in London. He is also a composer and has written many works including a full Requiem, a Musical, a Guitar concerto, a Holocaust Memorial piece, and a Ballet. The full-length ballet was written in collaboration with Dame Gillian Lynne, who choreographed Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, Cats etc. Some of the ballet pieces have been recorded by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.  (Google: Keith Hearne Wikipedia)


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Hypnotherapy is of course widely accepted today, and used very successfully for the alleviation and cure of many different problems such as long held phobias, weight control, giving up smoking, improving self-esteem, reducing stress, enhancing performance, dealing with traumas, and so on. The 1993 British Medical Association report ‘Complementary Medicine – new approaches to good practice’ expressed a positive interest in hypnotherapy from the medical profession. Life-changing results can be achieved, and the power that brings about such change is within the unconscious – which is our friend, guide and adviser. However, the unconscious sometimes has a ‘different agenda’ to that of the conscious mind and the physical body, and this is where hypnotherapy is used to regain unity and harmony. When you become a student with us, we not only do hypnotherapy training to proud professional levels of excellence, but we care too for your self-development and encourage a seeking of inner understanding, so that you will be: better able to cope with relationships, better able to deal with stress, and better able to think of yourself as a success. You yourself can become more focused, more happy, and more relaxed. The College sees itself at the vanguard of introducing new techniques into hypnotherapy. Its Principal, Dr Keith Hearne, has devised several new methods including the conversion of nightmares into pleasant lucid dreams, a way of externalising hypnotic imagery (hypno-oneirography), new pain – control procedures, a ‘micro-IMR’ system, and the concept of the virtual self. He also discovered the association-pathway in incremental regression. Articles about these techniques have appeared in several journals and popular magazines recently, including Positive Health and Kindred Spirit. Research constantly continues.


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Dr Hearne lost a sentimental ring recently. However – in a practice session, a student used hypnosis on him to locate the item. Hearne’s unconscious mind indicated that it was by a synthesizer. On looking in a hold-all bag which was placed just underneath the instrument, the ring was found!