Diploma in Hypnotherapy


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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction to the models of Hypnotherapy
    • Outcome measurement and risk assessment
    • Contraindications of Hypnosis - psychosis and schizophrenia
    • Establishing the therapeutic relationship - rapport skills, eye accessing cues
  2. The Structure of Therapy
    • Structure interventions
    • Trance induction practice
    • Introduction to hypnotherapy
    • Direct and Indirect suggestion - learning presuppositional language
    • Utilising the nine unconscious trance phenomena present in everyday life
  3. Advanced rapport: using Metaprograms to understand people
    • Helping with stress, panic and anxiety
  4. More hypnotic inductions. Demo and practice
    • Context interventions
  5. Advanced reframing within Time
  6. Line Reconsolidation: Demo and practice
  7. The structure of influential language: the Hierarchy of Ideas
    • Identifying underlying information: The Meta model and Values elicitation: Demo and practice
    • Milton Erickson and his influence on Cognitive Hypnotherapy: Splitting, Task Assignment, using the client’s own resources
    • The connection between negative emotions and client problems: working with smoking and weight-loss.
    • The Therapeutic Paradox cycle
    • Raising motivation
    • Behavioural adjustment
    • Aversion: Demo and practice
    • Using metaphors in practice
    • The Mind/Body connection, the placebo effect, and utilising client’s own healing resources
    • Ideodynamic signalling and it’s uses: Demo and practice
    • Visualisation: Bonding and Fusion: Demo and practice
    • Using submodalities for pain control: Demo and practice
    • The Escudero technique for pain control: Demo and practice
  8. Principles of Regression
  9. Associative approaches
    • Context interventions
  10. Gestalt Chair, Affect Bridge, and Meta mirror
About Our Institution

SoftMind is one of India’s leading trusted and accredited centers for clinical hypnosis, cognitive behaviour therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy, Guidance, and counselling. Our Psychotherapists and hypnotherapists are highly experienced and fully qualified. The SoftMind works and adheres to the code of ethics and guidelines of the Association of Professional Psychologists, Association for Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy India and strictly adheres to the guideline of The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

To address the need for trained manpower to work in the area of psychotherapy, SoftMind launched Hypnotherapy Courses in the year 2010. The courses have been designed with a Developmental, Ecological and Rights Perspective to enable the learner to function effectively as a mental health professional with an updated understanding of theoretical constructs, and the requisite skills.


To explore and evolve attitudes, values, and beliefs that facilitate work with individuals as mental health professionals.

To acquire knowledge and understanding of theoretical constructs and practical skills in clinical hypnosis and other psychological interventions.

Training Locations

We've 3 hospitals and 3 clinics in major cities in Kerala which includes Kochi, Calicut, Thrissur, and Alappuzha.

A Word from our Chief Consultant & CMD

Our Hypnotherapy Practitioner Certificate course incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) into our therapeutic process which means that our candidates are able to facilitate clients resolve problems. Vibrant psychotherapists such as Milton Erickson, Dave Elman who made Hypnosis and its benefits a lifelong study, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) founder Richard Bandler, are among the authors of this dynamic approach whose influential work is featured in our training program. Clinical practitioners complete our course with a comprehensive range of competence and expertise which they need to enable their clients to achieve their goals. These changes are positive and often dramatically life-changing. Change can be easier than you think through counselling. Hypnosis is an act of love… Permission to enter trance is an act of love…

Prasad Amore