NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate

Bespoke Hypnotherapy Training

Important note:

As of 2017, the HypnoTC NGH course is now being delivered over 9 weekends instead of 8.
Please check the '2017 dates' tab to confirm the weekend dates before you book your place.


If you are thinking about becoming a hypnotherapist, whether full-time, part-time as a second income, or even just as a rewarding hobby, you are in the right place!

Our NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate covers all the bases. Whether you have a little knowledge, or even if you know nothing about hypnotherapy at all, this course will provide you with all that you need to begin seeing clients and working as a professional hypnotherapist. This is one of the most comprehensive and practical hypnotherapy courses available in the UK today.

When you complete training with us, you develop skills in understanding how to remedy various issues and how best to affect positive change in challenging situations with a variety of different subjects. You learn how to manage a hypnotherapy practice, how to market your business effectively and also to improve your general communication skills. These skills are particularly useful if your intended occupation is within the healthcare industry, but also provides a very advantageous foundation if you intend to progress onto further studies.

Many NGH graduates go on to become professional self-employed hypnotherapists, others are employed by various institutions, or as professional hypnotherapists within their own chosen industry – now’s also a good time to mention; If you are a student, current/ex-uniformed services, work for the NHS, or are 60+ years old, you may be eligible to get 20% off the course fee; CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Quick Facts

The NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate is a comprehensive hypnotherapy training course that blends theory and practical applications, to give students a sound foundation of knowledge and practical experience on which to build their skills whilst practicing in a professional capacity.

This internationally recognised certification course has supplementary material to reflect the requirements of the UK Hypnotherapy National Occupational Standards and Core Curriculum.

What we cover

You will learn all about hypnosis; how to hypnotise, "deepen" the state of hypnosis and wake people up. Throughout the course we cover a diverse range of effective hypnotherapy techniques and theories, including: Analytical, cognitive, behavioural, Ericksonian, metaphorical and regressive approaches. Our aim is for you to be a confident, competent hypnotherapist upon graduation.

(for full course details see the Course Syllabus section below.)


Duration: 126 Hours (18 Days) Classroom Training over 8-9 months
Location: London
Cost: Just £2495 including all course materials
Qualification: Certificate awarded by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)
Provided by: HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company

20% Discount: available for students, armed forces (past & present), uniformed services, NHS staff and people over 60+

The NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate course has been externally assessed and accredited at Practitioner Level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK), to 'Accredited Practitioner Diploma' level with the British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) and has been further accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)


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Upon qualification, graduates of this course will be eligible to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). For more information see:


CNHC Accredited hypnotherapy training


We remain committed to teaching hypnotherapy to the highest possible standard so that students who successfully complete training with us are capable and confident to successfully use hypnotherapy in their own private practices and throughout their lives.

Our trainers have been active within, amongst other bodies; the National Guild of Hypnotists, the Society of NLP, the Council of Holistic Therapists, the Professional Association of Clinical Therapists, the Association of Therapy Lecturers and the Royal Society of Medicine.

Course Structure

Teaching is provided in a supportive classroom environment. Each tuition day will include theoretical lectures, presentations and discussions, together with practical demonstrations, group activities and practice of techniques taught. The course handbooks will be supplemented by additional materials, according to the topics being covered. You can expect 18 full days (9am-5pm) in the classroom, training days will be grouped into 9 separate training weekends over a duration of 8-9 months.

In addition to ‘class’ time, students are also required to complete directed and self-directed study and assignments. Students are also advised to practice self-hypnosis daily and keep a reflective journal and coursework portfolio. Although personal study time varies from student to student, it can be a useful guide to allow at least 8 to 10 hours each week. Total tuition and study hours (including self-hypnosis work) are expected to be in the region of 450 hours.

Course Syllabus

Active listening
Case History and consultation
Counselling skills
(the introduction to hypnosis)
Rapport (influencing factors, development and maintenance)
Scaling (general, diagnostic, regression, SUD, VOC)
Solution-focused questioning

Inductions (authoritarian, eye fixation, metaphoric, rapid, permissive, fractionation, physical, confusion, trigger)
Deepening (permissive, authoritarian, rapid, fractionation, physical, tactile, NOWwww)
Testing (suggestibility, hypnotisability, compliance, depth)
Awakening and re-alerting
Distraction management
Resolving abreactions

Analytical approaches:

Dissociation approaches (General, parts therapy, stage dissociation, fast phobia cure)
IMR approaches (IMR installation, IMR questioning, IMR therapy)
Inner child (Revisiting, forgiveness)
Metaphorical (Wise old person)

Behavioural approaches:

De-conditioning (Aversion, hypnodesensitisation, positive change)
Ego strengthening (direct, indirect and metaphorical)
Metaphorical (Book of change)
Mind-body (PNI) (Control room approaches, mind-body dissociation)
Resource building and positive states (Anchoring)
Safe place, early learning set and favourite place of relaxation
(Influences, change process)
Suggestion use and management (direct, indirect, Ericksonian, metaphorical, truisms, questions, use of the negative)

Cognitive approaches:

Acceptance and Commitment therapy
Rational and Emotive Behaviour therapy

Ericksonian approaches:

Ericksonian approaches
Ericksonian language patterns

Metaphorical approaches:

Creating metaphors for therapy
Healing white light

Regressive and time-related approaches:

Affect bridge
Age regression
Free floating
Future pacing and pseudo orientation in time
(Library, miscellaneous)
Past life
Specific age
Time distortion


Running self-hypnosis courses
Teaching clients self-hypnosis

Specific conditions:

Blushing and Erythrophobia
Conception and childhood
(Bed-wetting, childhood anxiety disorders, pregnancy, psychogenic infertility)
Panic attacks/disorder
Paranoia, psychosis, OCD and neurosis
Performance anxiety
Psychosexual disorders
Skin conditions and dermatology

Symptom management:

Anaesthesia management
Anger management
Behavioural assessment (BASICS)
Confidence building
Dental hypnosis
Goal setting and Goal image focusing technique (GIFT)
Pain management
Performance anxiety
Smoking cessation
Sport hypnosis
Stress management
Weight management
(Weight loss, weight gain, Anorexia, binge eating, Bulimia, healthy eating)

Audit, research and reflective practice (evaluating and reviewing treatment and therapist effectiveness)
Client management (accompanied clients, therapeutic communications and professional relationships, client risk management, safeguarding, Bill of Rights, engaging and empowering the client, working with minors and vulnerable adults)
Consent and confidentiality (informed, implicit, explicit)
Engaging with research (evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence, understanding and using research, research good practice)
Marketing and promotion
(traditional, online, social media)
Policies and procedures (employment, organisational, legislation)
Professional practice (development, management, scope of complementary medicine health care, record keeping, insurance, codes of conduct, professional associations and voluntary regulation; CNHC)
Products (development, management, promotion)
Session structure (planning and management)
Setting clients homework (tasking, activities and ‘contracts for action’)
Therapist development (the role of CPD, clinical supervision, sharing good practice, therapist wellbeing)

Anatomy, physiology, and psychopathology
Historical, traditional and contemporary theories of hypnosis
Locus of control
Nature of induction and influencing factors
Neuro-linguistic programming influences
Psychological influences
(Adlerian, analytical, behavioural, eclectic, humanistic, integrative, Gestalt, psychodynamic, mechanistic, solution-focused, transpersonal)
Resistance and transference
The mind
(conscious and unconscious processes, and the mind-body connection)
Use of the breath
Use of voice

Plus additional (non-syllabus) information

Course Assessment

There are a range of theory assignments, assessed throughout the duration of the course, drawing upon literature, personal research and your individual application of learned skills. There is also ongoing assessment and feedback of your practical skill development.

Final Exam – On the final weekend of the course, there will be an exam that must be passed to receive your certificate/qualification.

The final exam consists of three separate parts. There will be a “written question” paper, a “case history” paper and finally a practical skills examination. You will be given your exam results at the end of the final day, prior to the awarding of certificates.


Qualification: This course is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to choose from one of the following titles:

  1. Certified Hypnotist
  2. Certified Hypnotherapist
  3. Certified Consulting Hypnotist

You will also be entitled to use the letters C.H. after your name.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be provided with your first years’ international NGH membership (at no extra cost). You will also be eligible to join a range of UK professional bodies and associations, such as the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), the British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

Membership with appropriate organisations (such as those mentioned above), will enable you to apply for registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Here's an example of the NGH certificate you will receive once you have passed your final exam:

NGH Certificate

Entry Requirements


No previous experience of hypnosis or hypnotherapy is required. You will need a good understanding of written and spoken English and you must be medically fit to attend the course and as such, will be asked to sign a “fitness-to-practice declaration” (see below for medical contra-indications).

You must be of good character, also be aware that you may be asked to apply for a DBS/CRB check (Disclosure & Barring Service/Criminal Records Bureau), particularly if you intend to work with children or vulnerable adults.


You must have reached your 18th birthday prior to the exam date.

You will also need to be sufficiently emotionally mature, to be able to work with clients and listen to a broad range of topics (including sexual problems, trauma, phobias, stress, chronic conditions and terminal illness).

There is no “upper” age limit on this course – so if you’re a lively senior citizen, do feel free to sign up, people of all ages (18+) are welcome.


Before applying for a place on this course, please make contact with us if you have experienced or currently experience any psychological, psychiatric, medical, physical or neurological disorder, including:

  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • If you are fitted with a pacemaker
  • Severe visual/auditory impairment
  • If you are currently experiencing undiagnosed pain
  • Significant past physical /emotional trauma
  • If you are using medication which may impair your concentration

We support learners with learning differences such as dyslexia. The NGH course materials are supplied in black ink on white paper in a sans-serif font. Materials can be printed on pastel paper to suit the learners’ preferred learning approach upon request.

Fitness to Practice Declaration:
You are asked upon booking to declare you are Fit to Practice. If at any point you are no longer deemed (by us) Fit to Practice, we reserve the right to withdraw you from the course - a proportional refund may be given.

Fees & Dates


Location: London (Whitehall), UK

Venue: The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Duration: April-October 2017

Weekend Dates: 8/9 Apr - 6/7 May - 3/4 Jun - 1/2 Jul - 5/6 Aug - 2/3 Sept - 23/24 Sept - 14/15 Oct - 28/29 Oct

Timing: Training days run from 9am-5pm

Useful Tip: Stick the above 'Weekend Dates' in your diary/calendar now, to avoid "double booking" these important weekends.
Location: London (Whitehall), UK

Venue: The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Duration: July 2017-Feb 2018

Weekend Dates: 22/23 Jul - 19/20 Aug - 16/17 Sept - 21/22 Oct - 18/19 Nov - 9/10 Dec - 13/14 Jan - 3/4 Feb - 17/18 Feb

Timing: Training days run from 9am-5pm

Useful Tip: Stick the above 'Weekend Dates' in your diary/calendar now, to avoid "double booking" these important weekends.
The total course fee is just £2,495 (all training materials & exams* included)

The fee covers: Eighteen days tuition, ongoing support and guidance in between live training days, post-course email/telephone support and all training materials, memberships, exams*, certificates & additions.

20% Discount - If you are a student, armed forces (past/present), uniformed services, work for the NHS, or are 60+ years old, you may be eligible to get 20% off the course fee. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

(* exam re-sits may incur an additional fee)
Course materials: All mandatory training material is included in the cost of the course

Insurance: We require that all students arrange suitable hypnotherapy student insurance (we will provide recommendations on weekend 1 of the course). Generally, this does not exceed around £35 (guideline).

Catch-up sessions: If you miss a day, you will be required to have a private catch up session to cover the material missed. This is at an additional cost of £90 per day missed.

There are no other mandatory additional costs, but do remember to consider "incidentals" (food, travel, accommodation, etc).

Optional extra: We recommend that you take a look at our suggested Reading List. These additional books do not come as standard with any NGH course material and as such, you have the option to choose whether you'd like to read them or not...

It's worth noting, however, that many of these books are very useful study aids (and we recommend students read them in conjunction with NGH course material, or pre/post course).

[Check out our "Reading List" page for details.]
Full payment is structured as follows:
£2495 at time of booking 


Please note that course fees (& initial deposits) are non-refundable, and if you decide to cease your studies at any stage of the course before completion, the full course fee (if outstanding) will remain due, although consideration will be given for exceptional circumstances.
A payment-plan is available should you not be able to pay in full upon booking. The payment plan is structured as follows:
Deposit; £700 at time of booking
1st installment; £369 prior to weekend one
2nd installment; £369 prior to weekend two
3rd installment; £369 prior to weekend three
4th installment; £369 prior to weekend four
Final installment; £369 prior to weekend five

All payments are non refundable.

The payment-plan is subject to an additional £50 admin fee (included in installment-price). You save £50 by paying in full.


Yes. All present and past students are able to access telephone and email support after qualification with us. Additionally, all newly qualified practitioners are advised to engage in clinical supervision. Clinical Supervision is available in London and by telephone (for past students). Post-qualification supervision is not mandatory, but useful if you feel you need a helping hand – which is why we provide it as an option. It’s 100% up to you if you choose to do it though.

Yes. All students are asked to obtain “student insurance” before the start of weekend two, once qualified you can upgrade to full hypnotherapist insurance (they’ll need to see your certificate). Existing therapists may be able to add hypnotherapy to their existing policy. Details of our recommended insurance companies will be provided upon booking.

The NGH are oldest hypnotherapy (and certifying) body in the world, with members across the UK, USA, and in more than 25 other countries. For more information about the NGH, visit their website;

You get your first year’s NGH membership included when you qualify (we absorb that cost) – if you want to remain a member, that’s up to you… There is an annual fee – details are available here;

Don’t worry, because although fairly comprehensive, the NGH exam isn’t too strenuous. If it happens that you end up requiring a re-sit, we’ll give you the first one absolutely free (additional re-sits, if required, will accrue a small admin fee).

Yes. This highly sought-after qualification not only meets the international training standards of the National Guild of Hypnotists, but it has also been further enhanced to meet the National Occupational Standards and also the UK Core Curriculum too.

The course material has been assessed and accredited at practitioner level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK), the British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP and the Federation of Holistic Therapists:

GHSC Accredited Hypnotherapy Training Course London UK BIH Accredited Hypnotherapy Training Course London UK FHT Accredited Hypnotherapy Training Course London UK

That’s not surprising. A lot of so-called “hypnotherapy trainers” are out to make a quick profit and do not care about the quality of training provided. They probably won’t even care if you finish their “course” and still can’t do hypnotherapy, because all they care about is lining their own pockets. As with most things, you get what you pay for…

If you just want a piece of paper that says “Hypnotherapist” you can print one out yourself for 50p. However, if you are looking for one of the top hypnotherapy training courses available in the UK, a real practical learning experience, an internationally recognised and respected qualification and continued professional support from trainers who do care about your success, then you’re in the right place!

We offer a 20% discount for:

StudentsArmed Forces (past & present)Uniformed ServicesNHS Staff60+ year olds


If you’ve got a question, or need to know a little more information before you book, contact us and we will answer any additional questions that you might have:

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Don't just take our word for how great this course is, take a look at these video testimonials to hear what some of our NGH graduates had to say about it (starting with the most recent graduates first)

Summer 2016 Graduates:

Spring 2016 Graduates:

Summer 2015 Graduates:

*please excuse the poor video quality on this one

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