Welcome! Here you can find several resources for hypnosis and hypnotherapy – from finding a hypnotherapist to self-hypnosis recordings or choosing a training school.
Find a hypnotherapist (in the UK)
hypnotherapy wandsworth (Annie Greig)
hypnotherapy Harley Street (John Greig)
hypnotherapy surrey (Michael Cohen)
Michael has over 27 years experience as a hypnotherapist and specialises in cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy. He is based in Sutton, Surrey. He’s also the author of The Power of Accepting Yourself – which is an excellent and effective self-help book
Hypnotherapist in London (Mark Davis)
Self hypnosis recordings:
Here is a website with straightforward (no music, no pseudoscience) self-hypnosis recordings based on the sort of hypnosis scripts used by clinical psychologists (rather than pop psychologists!)
Here are some particular recordings:
Directories and registers of hypnotherapists:
Hypnotherapy Training Schools:
We recommend The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy as one of the best training schools, not only in the UK, but world wide.
The UK College has been running hypnotherapy training courses for over 15 years and have a strong reputation for taking an evidence-based approach that is scientifically orientated.
The trainers are therapists themselves and have strong backgrounds in psychology and also in Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Indian philosophy and meditation – i.e. they have some depth of understanding and experience about psychology, the mind, consciousness etc.
The type of hypnotherapy taught is cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy (they own the trademark “Hypno-CBT®”) – which is an integration of cognitive behavioural therapy approaches with hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Students are trained in depth in this approach – how to assess the client from a cognitive-behavioural perspective, how to conceptualise the client’s problems from the cognitive-behavioural perspective and how to design and deliver a treatment plan.
Training in Hypnotherapy?
If you are interested to train in hypnotherapy to become a hypnotherapis, or perhaps to add hypnotherapy to your existing practice, or perhaps just for your own self-development – then we advise you spend some time considering a few critical questions that will ensure the training you receive is of high quality and “up to date”
Who are the trainers? Are they also therapists? What is their background?
Have they studied psychology?
Is the training accredited externally by any organisations?
Is the training accredited by any government recognised “Awarding Organisations”. – i.e. is the standard of the training ensured by an external Awarding Organisation that is recognised by OfQual – the government organisation that oversees educational standards.
What is the sort of hypnotherapy training is offered? NLP? Hypno-analytical?traditional/medical? Ericksonian? CBT-based?
(These are all different approaches and it is worthwhile understanding a bit about them before choosing your course. Many courses are often “NLP based” or “regression hypnotherapy”. These are out of date approaches and not what modern clinical psychologists would learn.
Be wary of courses training you in every type of hypnotherapy (Ericksonian, medical, hypno-analysis, regression, NLP, CBT etc) – because you can’t learn all those on one training course (except superficially and that is the number one problem – lots of material and techniques covered but not depth) – and those approaches don’t mix – they are different.
Is there evidence for this type of hypnotherapy? Where is the evidence? What are the sources?
Ask the trainer these questions. Get the trainer on the phone and ask them which academic journals they subscribe to? What are the recommended books for the course?
Check to see if those books are modern up to date books – there should be several, they should be the latest editions and published within the last 10 years.