Growing through Loss
I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE
Our program is recognized by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA). As an hypnotherapist you will be able to use of strategies than can elicit growth and change through amplified states of mind in the following areas:
Resolving Eating Disorders
Stress, Anxiety, Phobias
Cognitive skills development
Sleeping Disorders and more..
Our program is a hybrid curriculum consisting of 3 live workshops and 220 hr of online training.
It is a very enriching program that gives you the opportunity to heal and empower yourself, while learning hypnotherapy techniques and developing counseling skills to use in your profession and work.
Our certification is a unique blend that includes not only the basic skills and themes other schools offer, but also focuses on working with Indigenous populations, incorporating strategies of Milton Erickson; Mindfulness, and Art therapy to address the diversity of issues that client's might present within an interactive healing approach.
The LIVE workshops of the program consist of three modules taught each one in a 3-day intensive workshops.
MODULE 1- HYPNOTHERAPY FOR TRAUMA RECOVERY (healing wounds, creating boundaries, connecting with inner power)
MODULE 2- MINDFULNESS-BASED HYPNOTHERAPY (breathing techniques, stillness, present moment practices)
MODULE 3- ARTS-BASED HYPNOTHERAPY ( experiential metaphors, healing rituals )
The ONLINE training is done at the time and place of your choice, with total flexibility.
Once you have completed the program you will be prepared to sit for the IMDHA (International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association) certification.
What happens if I fail the exam?
This will not happen if your did attend the live workshops and complete the online training. But in the eventuality of not passing the IMDHA exam, you will have another opportunity to present it. Before you do so, you will receive special mentoring at no cost to prepare you for the exam.
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:
You are looking for a new amazing career
You want to learn powerful strategies to change negative habits
You have been looking for a cultural safe approach to help your clients
You want to see fast and sustainable changes in your clients
You want to have skills to address diverse populations and issues.
You want to feel accomplished.
You don't need prior therapy or counseling training or experience to enroll in the certification. If you want to transform your life and the life of your clients or people around you this program is for you!
The cost of the ONLINE program please call for information.
The cost of the LIVE training is $990 CA for each module. (Groups of three or more can apply for a discount)
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural and biological state of amplified selective and focused consciousness, and our ability to access this state allows
countless possibilities for self-exploration, transformation and healing.
Hypnotic trance is a experience by every person on a daily basis.
Hypnosis can help a counseling process resolve most issues in 4 to 8 sessions, yet it is not a Magical Cure,
Hypnosis is a great tool that combined with counseling skills can offer support and healing.
Hypnosis helps people access the unconscious to find inner resources to feel empowered and joyful.
Hypnosis is an magnified state of awareness that can help find solutions to problems that otherwise might seem too difficult to solve.
Hypnosis has been misunderstood and many myths have been created around this natural state.
False Myths about Hypnosis
Some of these FALSE myths are:
- I can't be hypnotized even if I want to be. - Not true, everyone can be hypnotized and has experienced hypnotic states daily even without knowing.
- Only mentally weak people can be hypnotized. - Not true, Trance is an amplified state of consciousness and has nothing to do with being mentally strong or weak.
- People that are hypnotized lose control of their mind, surrender their will, or become dominated. Not true. No one can make you do something you don't want during hypnotic trance.
- People who are hypnotized become helpless. No true. During Trance people have an amplified state of awareness and therefore are more powerful.
- People that get hypnotized go to sleep. Not true. Although hypnosis brings relaxation it also requires concentration, and the state is different from being asleep.
- Hypnosis can make you do all kind of strange and ridiculous things. Not true. In hypnosis you do exactly what you want to do and nothing else.
- People that are hypnotized lose consciousness and have amnesia. Not true. You can decide what to remember and what to forget when in hypnosis.
- Hypnosis is dangerous and people can not snap out of it at will. Not true. Hypnotic trance is a safe and natural state.
- Hypnosis can make someone confess or say things that don't want to say. Not true. Hypnosis trance can't make you say anything you don't want to say.
BRIEF HISTORY OF HYPNOSIS
Maya pictures 200 BC show use of hypnosis in treatments. Also Egyptian hieroglyphics from 3000 BC depict the use of hypnosis in religious rites and surgical procedures. Indigenous healing techniques are mentioned in ancient Chinese and Hindu writings dating as far back as 2600 BC. Greeks and Romans were also known to have used hypnosis for surgical preparation, anesthesia, healing, and to induce dreams to find the root of illness.
Hypnosis, as we know it today, began in the 1950s with Franz Anton Mesmer with his Mesmerism in 1765, a state or Trance he explained was connected with animal magnetism.
Récamier, in 1821, prior to the development of hypnotism, was the first physician known to have used something resembling hypno-anesthesia to operated on patients under mesmeric coma.
Dr. James Braid, a physician of the 1840s, believed that Mesmerism was a suggestible state similar to the sleep state. He coined the term "hypnotism" in his unpublished Practical Essay on the Curative Agency of Neuro-Hypnotism (1842) as an abbreviation for "neuro-hypnotism," meaning "sleep of the nerves."
Hypnosis was used by field doctors in the American Civil War and was one of the first extensive medical application of hypnosis.
The First International Congress for Experimental and Therapeutic Hypnotism was held in Paris, France, on 8–12 August 1889. Attendees included Jean-Martin Charcot, Hyppolyte Bernheim, Sygmund Freud and Ambroise-Auguste Liébeault. The second congress was held on 12–16 August 1900.
Also in 1920 Emil Coué, a French pharmacist, wrote the first book on “autosuggestion,” or self-hypnosis, titled Self-Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion.
In the 1920s Clark Leonard Hull at Yale University researched hypnosis, presenting his results in his work Hypnosis and Suggestibility in 1933. This was a rigorous study of the phenomenon, using statistical and experimental analysis. Hull's studies emphatically demonstrated once and for all that hypnosis had no connection with sleep ("hypnosis is not sleep, … it has no special relationship to sleep, and the whole concept of sleep when applied to hypnosis obscures the situation").
Thanks to the work of Hull doctors were trained and many wounded soldiers in World War II were treated for pain successfully with hypnosis on the battlefield when morphine was not available. These results led to the creation of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) in 1949
On 23 April 1955, the British Medical Association (BMA) approved the use of hypnosis in the areas of psychoneuroses and hypnoanesthesia in pain management in childbirth and surgery. At this time, the BMA also advised all physicians and medical students to receive fundamental training in hypnosis.
M.H. Erickson made intensive use of hypnosis in his work. As great and fast observer of people he could rapidly build rapport with his clients, utilzing whatever the client brought to along to induce and utilize metaphors, imagery, confusing statements, surprise and humor were part of his arsenal of therapeutic tools. His hypnotic methods, nowadays called Ericksonian hypnosis, have, without a doubt, added another dimension to modern hypnotherapy.
In 1957, Dr. Milton Erickson and others created the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
In 1958, the American Medical Association approved a report on the medical uses of hypnosis.
In 1960 the American Psychological Association endorsed hypnosis as a branch of psychology
Better research methods and technologies are explaining what happens in the brain in Trance. With neuro-imaging devices such as functional MRI and PET scans, it has been proved that when someone is pretending, imagining, or using hypnotic suggestion, the brain cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is only imagined. The brain responds as if the event is actually happening! This makes hypnotherapy an important yet gentle clinical tool worth exploring and learning.