Basic Training and Education in Applied Hypnosis   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

CSIH 4101 - Basic Training and Education in Applied Hypnosis

This course provides students with a basic skill set to conduct simple hypnotic interventions, along with knowledge about hypnotic concepts and approaches, and a familiarity with research-based applications of hypnosis to common medical and behavioral disorders. This course provides students with an introductory level of understanding helpful for engaging in hypnosis-based clinical practice and hypnosis-oriented research in integrative health. This course will introduce simple trance induction protocols, trance deepening techniques, the use of post-hypnotic suggestion, and techniques to re-alert the subject and close the trance phase. In addition, the course will present an overview of current scientific approaches to explaining hypnotic phenomena, will introduce the measurement and significance of hypnotic susceptibility, and will discuss several of the widely used and effective approaches for utilizing hypnosis in psychotherapy and personal transformation. Students completing this basic training sequence will be equipped to begin the intermediate level training. The course is designed to follow the Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis as presented by D. Corydon Hammond and Gary R. Elkins (2005) for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-Education and Research Foundation. In this course, the student will complete 24 hours of basic didactic education qualifying toward eventual certification in clinical hypnosis by the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. (Completion of the later intermediate-level training will provide an additional 20 hours of didactic education and an additional 6 hours of clinical consultation.) 3 credit(s)