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HYPN 250 – Hypnosis & Hypnotherapies


This course provides for continued study of both hypnosis and hypnotherapies. Participants continue to study and learn more about trance work, the inner workings and therapeutic effectiveness of hypnotherapies and hypnosis treatments, as well as advanced techniques in hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Participants gain more advanced knowledge and skills in the uses of and the conduction of sessions and treatments. Precautions around the use of hypnosis are also examined. Participants will be able to establish a solid working foundation of client assessment, pre-talk, appropriate and effective use of trance work and the use of foundational and advanced techniques in hypnosis/hypnotherapy. Contact hours of education = 50. Course Code: HYPN 250.

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.

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

Link to Resume

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.


(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). The Art of Hypnotherapy 2nd edition
Author: C. Roy Hunter
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
Dubuque, Iowa
ISBN-10: 0787270687
ISBN-13: 978-0787270681

Link to Purchase on click here

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 50 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 70% 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 50 Contact Hours.

Course Refund & AIHCP Policies: access here


* 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. Define ethical issues related to hypnosis and therapies
2. Discuss effective strategies for working with hypnosis scripts
3. Discuss issues regarding the use of negative suggestions
4. Define effective strategies for use with many diseases/illnesses
5. Define and discuss types and uses of communication styles
6. Understand issues around touch and sight in script writing
7. Demonstrate use of the eye fixation method for inductions
8. Use somnambulism states of trace effectively
9. Define and discuss the major hypnotic signs seen in clients
10. Discuss issues of the use of hypnosis in wellness
11. Define and discuss common rapid induction techniques
12. List and discuss the various states of hypnotic trance
13. Learn to use the Esdalie method of trance induction
14. Use regression therapies in practice
15. Discuss NLP and its use in hypnotherapies
16. Define and discuss common stress reactions in clients
17. Learn to deal with spontaneous client memories
18. Discuss the use of secondary communication patterns
19. Define and discuss the process of hypnotherapies
20. Understand energy and release of blockages
21. Use spiritual cleansing techniques in practice
22. Use hypno-sleep in practice
23. Define and discuss catalepsy
24. Use motivation and change techniques in client therapies
25. Discuss client emotions and emotional discharging
26. Define triggers and anchoring and how they are used in practice
27. Understand spontaneous regressions and how to deal with them
28. Define and discuss the benefits of using parts therapy
29. Incorporate spirituality and forgiveness in hypnotherapies
30. Understand the process for working with past life therapies
31. Using hypnotherapies for pain management, alcoholism and other related problems.



1. Ethics and hypnosis
2. Using hypnosis and hypnotherapy scripts
3. Use of negative suggestions
4. Hypnosis and smoking cessation
5. Communication styles
6. Glove anesthesia
7. Building sight and touch into scripts
8. Using eye fixation
9. Somnambulism
10. Hypnotic signs
11. Rapid inductions
12. Wellness and healing
13. The states of hypnosis
14. The Esdalie induction
15. Client instructions
16. Regression therapies
17. Neurolinguistic programming
18. Stress reactions
19. Dealing with client memories
20. Secondary communication patterns
21. Hypnotherapies
22. Spiritual Cleansing
23. Energy blockages
24. Hypno-sleep
25. Silent Induction
26. Catalepsy
27. Group hypnosis
28. Motivation and change
29. Emotional discharge
30. Imaging and emotions
31. Weight reduction hypnosis
32. Triggers and anchoring
33. Ideomotor responding
34. Spontaneous regression
35. Parts therapy
36. Use of imagery
37. Spirituality
38. Past Life Therapy
39. Use of “forgiveness”
40. Pain management
41. Working with alcoholism