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HYPN 200 – Hypnosis & Trance Inductions


This comprehensive course provides participants with a solid introduction to hypnosis and trance inductions. Students will study from textbooks, as well as learning from audio recorded lectures and sessions of inductions and hypnosis techniques. Students will study comprehensive issues regarding trance inductions, workings of the subconscious mind, the art and science of hypnosis, and the uses and therapeutic effects of hypnosis and hypnotherapies. Contact hours of education = 35 hours. Course Code: HYPN 200

Course Tuition: $ 150.00

Levels of course complexity: Intermediate and Advanced

This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist by the American College of Hypnotherapy.

Target Audience & Pre-requisite to enrolling in the continuing education course: registrants must meet at least one of the following; 1.) a registered nurse currently licensed to practice nursing, 2). a licensed social worker, 3). a health care licensed professional, 4). a health care provider with a minimum of a bachelors degree, 5). a licensed counselor or psychologist, 6). holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, human services, or other health related field, 7.) a practicing pastoral counselor, 8). is in current practice as an ordained minister or crisis counselor, or 9). holds current national certification as a certified hypnotist.

Instructor/Course Author:  Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, RN-BC, ANP-BC, CH-C

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(1). Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Instructional Materials Package. This is a two volume set of course materials. The learning package includes online materials as well as video and audio recordings. The package consists of Volume I and Volume II. Volume I is used for HYPN 200 and Volume II is used for HYPN 250.

Ordering: this instructional package must be ordered directly from the publisher. Active students with AIHCP will be provided with a purchasing link.

(2). Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy : Basic to Advanced Techniques for the Professional.
Authors: Calvin D. Banyan & Gerald F. Kein
Abbot Publishing House, Inc.
St. Paul, Minnesota
ISBN: 0971229007

Link to Purchase on click here

TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the courses in this hypnotherapy program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the courses within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the courses after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 75% to complete this course and receive the 35 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 75% will be contacted by the American College of Hypnotherapy and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented. There is one comprehensive online examination of 180 questions for this course, which participants work with as learning occurs and progresses.


The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the South Carolina Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists licensing board, Provider # 4637. Access information

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 35 Contact Hours.

Course Refund & AIHCP Policies: access here

Online Classroom Resources and Tools

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.


COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Describe “hypnosis and hypnotherapy” and briefly discuss their history and progression.
2. Explain “trance” and its application to hypnosis/hypnotherapies.
3. Discuss the process of doing trance inductions.
4. Discuss the process of using scripts for programming the subconscious mind.
5. Identify issues that may interfere with trance inductions and how to deal with them effectively.
6. Discuss the major levels of brain waves and their implications in hypnosis.
7. Identify, discuss and apply the processes for pre-induction talks with clients.
8. Utilize various methods for testing subjects suggestibility prior to trance induction.
9. Discuss the levels of “mind” and their functions.
10. Discuss how to incorporate spiritual methods into hypnosis sessions.
11. Discuss and apply several effective “deepening techniques” for trance induction.
12. Apply the use of affirmations and emotions in hypnotherapy practice.
13. Discuss common issues and methods of trance induction for children.
14. Discuss effective strategies for hypnosis/hypnotherapy related to smoking cessation.
15. Discuss effective strategies for hypnosis/hypnotherapy related to weight loss.
16. Explain “fractionalization” and how you would use it in hypnosis.
17. Identify and discuss the “direct drive technique” and how to use it.
18. Discuss issues of client confidentiality and ethics related to hypnotherapy.
19. Apply a solid methodology for conducting a pre-hypnosis client interview.
20. Identify issues that may occur while the client is in trance and define how to deal effectively with them.
21. Discuss the “esdaile state.”
22. Discuss the use of the “ideomotor response” in hypnotherapy.
23. Explain the phenomena of “revivification.
24. Demonstate how to use age regression techniques in hypnotherapy.
25. Discuss “initial sensitizing events” and how to uncover them during hypnotherapy.
26. Apply the “Forgiveness of Self” as a therapeutic hypnotherapy intervention.
27. Discuss “parts mediation therapy.
28. Discuss the state of “somnambulism” and it’s induction and uses.
29. Discuss a solid process for the use in self-hypnosis, and how to teach clients self-hypnosis.