Intensive Hypnotherapy Training Program: Diversified Client Centered Hypnosis Course

In 2-two week segments: Late February and Early April, 2017

In 2017, Bruce Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP and Roy Hunter, MS, CHt will be co-teaching Roy Hunter’s full hypnotherapy certification course at the Behavior Therapy Center, just outside of Philadelphia. The first two quarters will be a two-week intensive, followed by a two-week intensive for the last two quarters several weeks later. This course is approved by both the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) as well as the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP).

Continuing Education Credits

Each course quarter will provide a total of 45 continuing education hours of training. Each two-week intensive will provide a total of 90 continuing education hours of training. Successful completion of both two-week intensives (four weeks) plus 30 hours of homework will fulfill the education requirements for full membership and certification with the IMDHA and APHP, as well as the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT). All three of these organizations also recognize these credit hours for purposes of fulfilling the mandatory 30 hours of annual continuing certification.

Additionally, licensed psychologists who successfully complete any of the course quarters will be awarded 45 Continuing Education Credit Hours for that quarter. Our organization, The Behavior Therapy Center, P.C. & Bruce Eimer, Ph.D., is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Behavior Therapy Center, P.C. & Bruce Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP, maintain responsibility for this program and its content.

Course Content

The dates and partial contents of each course quarter are stated below. Classes are open to psychologists, physicians, nurses, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, pastoral counselors, and professional hypnotherapists, and students in these disciplines. Note that classes are open to hypnotherapists and those who wish to learn professional hypnotherapy, whether or not they are already in the mental health profession. Those with previous training may, with instructor approval, enroll in whatever quarter(s) you believe will round out your training.

Individual quarters are $1295* but you may enroll in all four quarters for $4444*. Tuition includes required texts and workbooks.

February 18-22, 2017 – Quarter 1, Learning the Art of Hypnosis
Introduction to hypnosis, trance history, various inductions, deepening, “convincers” (challenge suggestions), suggestion structure, ethics & potential dangers, self-hypnosis, laws of the mind, supervised practice.
Register for Quarter 1

February 25-March 1, 2017 – Quarter 2, Learning the Art of Hypnotherapy
Introduction to hypnotherapy, the intake, foundation of client centered hypnosis, habit control, anchoring and triggers, discovering subconscious blocks, ideomotor responding, hypnotic regression therapy (includes presentation on risk of false memories), practicum and demonstrations.
Register for Quarter 2

April 1-5, 2017 – Quarter 3, Advanced Hypnotherapy
Course overview, peak performance, sports enhancement, parts therapy, practicum and demonstrations.
Register for Quarter 3

April 8-12, 2017 – Quarter 4, Advanced Applications of Hypnotherapy
Advanced applications of hypnosis, hypnodontics (dental hypnosis), *pain management, substance abuse, practicum and demonstrations, and more, based on student interest.
Register for Quarter 4

All Four Quarters – Intensive Hypnotherapy Training Program (SAVE $736)
Bruce Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP and Roy Hunter, MS, CHt will be co-teaching the full hypnotherapy certification course at the Behavior Therapy Center, just outside of Philadelphia.
Register For All Four Quarters

*Note that any cancellations within 15 days of the start of the course (or quarter you paid for) will result in forfeiting the amount of deposit required to hold your space in the class.

Past Workshops

The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy

August, 24 – 25, 2015 | Las Vegas, NV
by Roy Hunter, DIMDHA, FAPHP and Bruce N. Eimer, PhD, ABPP

This two day course will provide the professional hypnotherapist with a conceptual model and a system of hypnotic techniques for helping clients discover and release the emotional causes for psychosomatic symptoms, unexplained anxiety problems, core conflictual relationship patterns, and dysfunctional habits. Bruce is the co-author with Roy Hunter of The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy published by Crown House Publishing in 2012. Participants will learn when regression therapy is indicated, how to choose the proper regression technique for the client, client preparation, and how to utilize regression sessions for emotional relearning and the promotion of desired change. The course will include a comprehensive workbook, didactic presentations, live demonstrations, and experiential practice exercises. 14 continuing education credit hours will be offered to psychologists and licensed professional counselors who complete the course. Participants will learn how to assess when hypnotic regression therapy is indicated and how to effectively and ethically do hypnotic regression therapy to help clients discover and release the emotional causes of their current and previously unresolved problems.

tn-bruce-eimerHypnotherapy for Pain Management: Principles and Practice

August, 19 – 20, 2015 | Las Vegas, NV
by Bruce N. Eimer, PhD, ABPP

The use of hypnosis for pain relief and pain management in various contexts and settings (medical, dental, psychotherapeutic, hospice, addictions) is backed by a multitude of empirical and clinical research. Hypnosis is considered, not just a complementary, or alternative treatment modality for pain; it is considered an empirically supported and validated treatment. This course will be both didactic and experiential and include lecture, practice sessions, and video demonstrations. It will provide participants with an introduction and overview of how hypnosis can be ethically and effectively employed for pain management in a professional hypnotherapist’s office practice, as well as in other settings, such as, hospitals, medical clinics, rehabilitation settings, etc. Dr. Eimer will present a philosophy of pain management that can be summed up by the statement; “some pain may be mandatory, but suf fering i s optional”.

Workshop participants will take back to their practice effective hypnotherapeutic strategies for helping the person with chronic pain:

  1. build pain tolerance
  2. gain control over his/her awareness of, and responses to, pain signals
  3. inoculate him/herself against hurting unnecessarily from old chronic pain
  4. more effectively manage his/her reactions to stress, anxiety, depression, and rage, all of which worsen pain and increase suffering

tn-roy-hunterClient Centered Parts Therapy

August, 19 – 20, 2015 | Las Vegas, NV
by Roy Hunter, DIMDHA, FAPHP

How can you effectively help the client who struggles with an inner conflict? Someone strongly desiring to attain a goal, but who also experiences self-sabotage, may be a prime candidate for PARTS THERAPY. Often using different names, others emulate this profoundly beneficial technique taught and practiced by the late Charles Tebbetts. Competently facilitated, parts therapy often helps people get past barriers when other techniques are insufficient. However, there are pitfalls that must be avoided in order to maximize results for your clients. This workshop is experiential, and is a MUST for anyone not totally familiar with parts therapy or one of its variations. Roy Hunter, your facilitator, is the published author of two hypnosis texts based on the teachings of the late Charles Tebbetts, as well as Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution: Introducing Parts Therapy (Crown House Publishing, 2005). All who attend will receive a participant workbook.