European College of Hypnotherapy

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


Re-launched European College of Hypnotherapy!




DIPLOMA IN HYPNOTHERAPY: SMALL, FLEXIBLE, EXPRESS COURSE (over a total of 12 days, to be completed within 4 weeks of the start date. The days are decided by what is convenient for the small number of students).


Starting APRIL 2020 (Details to appear soon)

            LOCATION: London.

Print Booking Form (Home page). or telephone 01784 433 421 for a copy, and follow instructions.

The fee for this new upgraded course is £3,000. (You may be able to claim the fee back as an expense. Check with your accountant or HMRC).

If you have any queries please feel free to contact Dr Hearne on 01784 433 421.


Our separate, ADVANCED COURSE is primarily for students who have completed our Diploma in Hypnotherapy course, but also open to persons interested to learn about these topics and watch therapy being conducted.

To join, fill in a Booking Form downloaded from this website (click on Booking Form on home page) 

COURSE FEE: £1,000 (including a non-refundable deposit of £300). For some, we may be able to arrange a payment plan. You may be able to claim the course fees against tax. Check with your accountant or HMRC).


Dr Hearne can also teach courses ONE-TO-ONE, for those who have difficult working hours. Telephone him on 01784 433 421.  


Psychologist Dr Hearne with students

Psychologist Dr Hearne with students (Further photos below)

Our courses are held in a friendly atmosphere, with mutual respect.


Don’t forget that the training MAY be tax-deductible for you – check with your tax office, or accountant. ALSO! The GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) has confirmed that ex-students of this College who have attained our Diploma, may sit-in on any course for one day and claim that as a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) day. We charge a fee of only £30 a day, and issue a CPD certificate.


(N.B. For info about CPDs (Continuing Professional Development) days click on Noticeboard)


The new course will mainly cover the latest approaches in hypnotherapy, and will also include the very necessary areas of past-life therapy & spirit-release therapy (since these issues often appear quite spontaneously in hypnotherapy).


N.B A SUMMARY OF THE OVERALL TEACHING (Core curriculum, Learning outcomes, and Principles of Good Practice) IS LISTED AT THE END OF THIS PAGE.


(About half the time on each day is spent practising techniques) This is probably the best such course in Britain. Consisting of a mixture of theory and practice, the course explores all the main aspects of hypnosis – providing a solid understanding. The material is presented simply and the practice sessions are interesting and often revealing. Students almost universally report that much self-discovery results from the practice sessions and the topics covered. Students completing this course may sit-in again for FREE on the same hypnotherapy courses within a year! Parts of the Course: Altered states. The unconscious. The stages of hypnosis. Catalepsy, cataplexy. Progressive relaxation. Ego-strengthening. Awakening. Principles of induction. The voice. Stages of a session. Using giggling to your advantage. Eye-fixation induction. Laws & principles of suggestion. Embedded instructions. Suggestibility tests. The Stanford Hypnotic Suggestibility Scale. Ocular activity. Permissive / authoritarian. Aspects of suggestion. Individual differences in imaging ability. The environment. Theories of hypnosis. Contra-indications. Pre-menstrual tension script.   History of hypnosis. Transference, counter-transference. Conversion, secondary gain. Authoritarian technique. Eye-fixation with progressive relaxation induction. Arm levitation method. Trance resistance. Defences. Erickson’s confusional technique. Incorporating distractions. Medical / physiological phenomena of hypnosis. Thumb nail induction. Hypnotic dream induction. Client’s details form & questionnaire. Vogt’s fractionation method. Stopping smoking script.   Somnambulism phenomena. Illusions & hallucinations. Post hypnotic amnesia, paramnesia. Abreaction. Direct gaze induction. Erickson’s hand levitation technique. Methods of deepening the trance. Post hypnotic suggestions. Ideo-motor responses. Sleep states. Dealing with a sleep disorder (snoring). Slimming script. The hypnotic gastric band. Notes for clients. Animal hypnosis. Hearne’s arm tension induction. Hypnosis equipment.   Self hypnosis. Hetero hypnosis. Deepening by automatic movements, counting & breathing. Dealing with habits. Breast enlargement – script. Dynamic dream induction. Driving-test anxiety – script. The nature of pain. Pain control by direct suggestion. Ego-strengthening for confidence and stress reduction. Case notes. Healing light. Emergency hypnosis. Depression. Raynauld’s condition script. Hair improvement script. Flower-bed induction.   It is universally recognised that the American psychiatrist Milton Erickson developed hypnosis by leaps and bounds. He brought much creativity, ingenuity and perception into hypnotherapy. Erickson pointed out that every person has within themselves all the resources necessary to overcome any problem and that the function of the therapist is to enable the person to access and utilise those resources. This part is devoted to his remarkable and widely used techniques.   General psychology module. This part is designed to provide a comprehensive background to the subject of general psychology. Areas relevant to hypnotherapy will be stressed, including significant studies in social psychology, non-verbal communication, personality development, psychometrics, and experimental psychology. The exciting and newly discovered phenomenon of reverse-speech will be explained. We also explain genetics, the human nervous system, the mind / body link, and the neurophysiology of hypnosis.   This part provides some significant hypnotherapeutic techniques for dealing with several conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorders, gastro-intestinal problems, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and skin disorders. The enhancement of sporting performance is also covered, with the provision of a special script. Another script, under the topic of aesthetic hypnosis, deals with frown marks.   Therapeutic psychology part. This weekend looks at abnormal psychology, the unconscious, major theorists (Freud, Jung, etc), the DSM IV classificatory system, defence mechanisms, classical and operant conditioning, placebos, psychosomatics, drugs, tolerance, identifying drug users, false memory syndrome and the new concept of the ‘virtual self’. Summaries are given of various well-known therapies.   This is another highly practical part, dealing with : phobias (with scripts for fear of flying and fear of birds), systematic desensitisation, stress, road-rage, psycho-sexual problems including premature ejaculation, impotence, frigidity, vaginismus and psychogenic infertility, abuse / rape, blushing, anxieties, panic attacks, migraine, asthma and allergies, coming off pills.   This part includes several important dissociation methods, regression, automatic writing and drawing, age progression, time distortion, metacommunications, rebirthing and hypnodrama. We consider the various ethical issues in hypnotherapy and give advice on practice management. We also cover assertiveness, Rational Emotive Therapy, hypnotising children, subpersonalities, trauma-beings, and simple NLP techniques. A script for dealing with bereavement is provided, and also a script for the dying.   Hypnotherapy for disorders of sleep and dreams. The neurology and physiology of sleep and dreaming are taught. Disorders of the two states of sleep – Slow Wave Sleep (SWS), and Rapid Eye-movement Sleep (REM) – are described and scripts are provided for dealing with : SWS nightmares (pavor nocturnus), insomnia, snoring, teeth grinding (bruxism), enuresis, sleep walking / talking and sleep paralysis, the hypnotic induction of lucid dreams, and creativity enhancement. Hearne’s method of converting REM nightmares into lucid dreams is covered, as is his technique for the sequential tracing of dream images (hypno-oneirography). The brand new alphabet-code (Dream Oracle) method is explained in depth.   Hypnotherapy in pain control. The various strange phenomena of pain are investigated, including the real location of pain, and phantom limb pain. We look at the theories of pain perception, including the gate-control model. Laboratory studies are noted and the concept of hidden pain is explored. Scripts are provided for dealing with pain in eleven different ways. Hypnotic pain control is covered in obstetrics, surgery, cancer and dentistry. An extremely useful script is given for dealing with emotional pain (suffering) as a result of lost love. Additional scripts. Menopausal: arthralgia, dry skin, fatigue, lassitude, flushes, sweats & shivers, formication, headaches, loss of libido, myalgia, nervousness, excitability, moodiness, palpitations, puffiness, sleeplessness, urinary problems,vaginal dryness, vertigo, weight problems. We also cover: The second (abdominal) brain eg in enteric migraine Psycho-epigenetics, hypno-epigenetics, hypno-trichology A new approach for all allergies

EXAMINATIONS Students on the Diploma in Hypnotherapy course are assessed throughout. If they are not up to standard, examinations may be required – however, this is a very rare occurrence. Examinations are essential on the Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy course. Students on the Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy course will be required to: A:  Submit 2 essays of at least 1,500 words (Advice is given on writing essays); B: Undergo a viva voce examination; C: Sit two written examinations of 90 minutes each;  D: Submit case-histories.


Inevitably, when having ordinary hypnotherapy, some clients spontaneously report finding themselves in an apparent past life – which reveals to their satisfaction, the cause of their current problem. In addition, some clients will report that someone else – a spirit – is located within them. Our Certificate Course on Past Life Therapy & Spirit Releasing Therapy covers these areas which are becoming increasingly significant and essential for a proper holistic treatment.

CERTIFICATE IN PAST-LIFE THERAPY & SPIRIT RELEASE THERAPY Parts of the Course: (About half the time on each day is spent practising techniques) Students completing this course may sit-in again for FREE on the same course within a year! Background to reincarnation. Western & Eastern ideas. Hinduism, Buddhism, ancient China, Tibetan book of the dead. Reincarnation research, Dr Ian Stevenson. Cryptomnesia. Bloxham, Bridey Murphy cases. Abreaction and catharsis. Vicarious trauma. Hypnosis script. Incremental regression. Guided imagery. Left / right hemispheric differences. Traumatic events sequence. Past life residues : emotional, mental, physical, spiritual. False memory. Present life regression. Near-death experiences. Rationale of regression therapy. Initial interview. Corridor induction technique.   The sequence of past life therapy. Right and wrong ways of regressing. Reverse speech. Additional techniques. The assumptive, speculative, open and conditional question. The technique of assuming another’s viewpoint. Forgiveness and self-forgiveness as major therapy. Saying the unsaid. Dual regressions. Non-hypnotic regressions : the affect, somatic and linguistic bridges. Further applications : phobias, obsessions, depression, eating disorders, writer’s block, incest. Physical ailments as past life residues. Animal past lives. Background to hypnosis. Hypno-oneirography.   Spirit releasing therapy. History, cases. The sequence of spirit releasing therapy. The discovery of attached entities. The direct approach. Group regression. Meditation induction. Body scan techniques for identifying entities. Dreams. Organ transplants. Out-of-the-body experiences. Connected breathing method. Tissue massage. Channelling, ouija, pendulum. Abortions. Sub-personalities. Mind fragments of living persons. Walk-ins. Thought forms. Inspirational possession.   Dark entities and their identification. Types of ‘demon’ – their characteristics and features. Technique for dealing with a client’s ‘pact with the devil’. The sequence of dark-spirit release. Group release. Networks and fragmentation. Overcoming resistance. Deceptions, decoys. False alarms. Submerging, fading, soul theft. The Interlife. Spirit guides. The return, greeting, counsels, learning, selection of a new life and body. Rebirth. The life-plan.   This life progression. Future life progression. Extra-terrestrials. Impostors and false alarms. Group entity release. Remote spirit releasing. Rescue work – posthumous. Remote releasing. Hauntings. Dialogue with the foetus. Soul retrieval. Shamanism. Soul theft. Possession by the living. Healing the vulnerability. Self-protection, self-clearing.

Psychologist Dr Hearne with students

Psychologist Dr Hearne with students
Psychologist Dr Hearne with students

Psychologist Dr Hearne with students

Psychologist Dr Hearne with students  

SUMMARY OF OVERALL TEACHING (Both courses) Practical core curriculum Fostering rapport, Developing effective communication with the Client, Trance inductions, Deepening trance, Termination of trance, Therapeutic interventions and techniques, Assessing the Client’ needs, Providing treatment, Communication and the professional  relationship, Health & effective functioning and well-being, Applications, History of hypnosis, Hypnotherapy Science, Psychology, The scope and methods of complementary healthcare, Practice management, Accompanied Clients, Professional ethics, Legislation. Learning outcomes (1) Performance outcomes: Explaining the nature of the service to the Client, Providing a safe environment, Welcoming the Client, Discussing the Client’s needs, Relevant questions and concerns, Establishing needs of Client, Evaluating the information and determining the appropriate action. Learning outcomes (2) Developing and agreeing plans for the treatment. Performance outcomes: Explaining options and giving realistic expectations, Discussing the approach to be taken, Level of commitment, and potential outcomes, Obtaining the Client’s consent, Completing records. Learning outcomes (3) Providing hypnotherapy to Clients. Performance outcomes:  Selecting appropriate methodologies, Explaining to the Client, Ensuring the Client is aware of co-operation, Giving clear and accurate advice regarding aftecare, Applying the appropriate interventions, Evaluating the outcomes and effectiveness of hypnotherapy for future plans and actions, The accurate recording of information, Reflection on the rationale for the treatment programme. Principles of Good Practice Necessity for supervision, Understanding of philosophy and principles of hypnotherapy, Current legislation and policy, Respect for the Client, Safety of the Client, Learning from others, Continually developing, Awareness of own state and others, Communicating clearly and professionally, Confidence and integrity, Systematic critical self-evaluation, Working within one’s scope of capabilities.