Hypnotic Regression Therapy

Video Course $395
Burce Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP and Roy Hunter, DIMDHA, FAPHP

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Client-Centered Hypnotic Regression Therapy (HRT) is a proven approach for helping clients to discover and release the causes of various emotional, behavioral and psychosomatic problems. Competently facilitated HRT often helps clients overcome common fears and anxieties even when other techniques may have failed to provide lasting results. Some health professionals already employ this profoundly beneficial technique, which has been taught and practiced for decades. This course is a MUST for any health professional who uses hypnosis as a tool for facilitating the change of dysfunctional behavior and who is also justifiably concerned about the risks of false memories. Instruction level: Intermediate and Advanced, with CE credit for psychologists.


This is the online version of the 2-day live workshop we (Roy Hunter and Bruce Eimer) co-teach.  This course presents the concept of Client-Centered Hypnotic Regression Therapy (CC-HRT). This form of hypnotherapy is employed to help a client’s subconscious mind discover and release the emotional, experiential and cognitive causes of many emotional, psychosomatic and behavioral disorders. Organizing Hypnotic Regression Therapy or HRT, into five phases helps the student of professional hypnotherapy learn to apply hypnotic regression techniques in an organized and strategic manner. It is also important for the hypnotherapist and facilitator of HRT with a client or patient to thoroughly understand the differences between guiding and leading in order to reduce the risk of creating false memories.

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Learning Objectives

The objectives of this online course on “HRT” are for the student to be able to:

  1. Summarize basic Hypnotic Regression Therapy (HRT) theory and techniques
  2. Assess when HRT is indicated
  3. Describe and/or demonstrate how to establish ideomotor finger response signals
  4. Explain the risk and causes of false memories
  5. Explain how to minimize the risk of false memories
  6. Recognize and discuss the differences between leading and guiding
  7. Demonstrate and practice at least two hypnotic induction methods with at least one deepening technique
  8. Compile an HRT pre-talk emphasizing the avoidance of preconceived notions about the cause of the problem
  9. Describe which past events we look for during HRT
  10. Describe at least two hypnotic regression techniques
  11. Recognize abreactions and describe how to use hypnotic techniques to facilitate the client’s ability to release negative emotions surrounding a past event
  12. Explain how to use appropriate hypnotic suggestion at the conclusion of the regression in order to increase the probability of lasting success
  13. Explain how the techniques and safeguards built into diversified client centered hypnosis insure that the material uncovered comes from the client and not from the therapist

Recommended Texts

C. Roy Hunter (2010). The Art of Hypnotherapy: Mastering Client-Centered Techniques (Part II of Diversified Client-Centered Hypnosis). 4th Ed., Crown House Publishing.

Dabney Ewin & Bruce N. Eimer (2006). Ideomotor Signals for Rapid Hypnoanalysis: A How-To Manual. Charles C. Thomas

Note: Since this workbook is based on the above text, most references to it are omitted.

Course Outline

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Module 1 Introduction and Overview
Unit 1 Abstract + Workbook (HRT)  
Unit 2 Learning Objectives (HRT)  
Unit 3 Summarizing Client Centered Hypnotic Regression Therapy  
Module 2 Important Background Information
Unit 1 The Basis of HRT  
Unit 2 The Four Hypnotherapeutic Steps to Facilitate Change  
Unit 3 The Four Hypnotherapy Objectives Summarized  
Module 3 When Is Hypnotic Regression Therapy (HRT) Appropriate?
Unit 1 Ideomotor Response Questions  
Unit 2 Two Scripts for Setting Up Ideomotor Finger Signals  
Unit 3 Ideomotor Questions to Assess Symptom Psychodynamics - Part A  
Unit 4 Ideomotor Response Questions – Part B, Exploring the Responses  
Module 4 The Risk of False Memories
Unit 1 Guiding vs. Leading  
Unit 2 Class Exercise: Regression to a Happy Event  
Module 5 The Five Phases of Regression Therapy
Unit 1 Overview of the 5 Phases of Regression Therapy  
Unit 2 Phase 1: Client Preparation  
Unit 3 Phase 2: Regression Techniques to Discover the Cause(s)  
Unit 4 Phase 3: Abreactions and Release  
Unit 5 Phase 4: Subconscious Relearning  
Unit 6 Phase 5: Concluding the Session  
Module 6 Past Life Regressions: Fact or Fantasy?
Unit 1 Possible Explanations  
Unit 2 Spontaneous Past Life Regression  
Unit 3 Ethical Considerations  
Unit 4 Techniques for Initiating a Past Life Regression (PLR)  
Unit 5 Handling Abreactions During a PLR  
Module 7 Unresolved Past Grief
Unit 1 Techniques to Initiate Grief Resolution  
Unit 2 Facilitating Release and Resolution  
Module 8 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Unit 1 Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  
Module 9 Additional Sample Scripts
Unit 1 Dave Elman Induction (DEI)  
Unit 2 Establishing a Safe Place (or Peaceful Place)  
Unit 3 The “100-to-1 Technique”  
Unit 4 Gestalt Role Play  
Unit 5 Techniques to Initiate a PLR  
Module 10 Attestation & Evaluation
Unit 1 Attestation (HRT)  
Unit 2 Course Evaluation (HRT)  
Module 11 Knowledge Test
Unit 1 50 Multiple Choice Questions (HRT)  
Module 12 Course Completion
Unit 1 References / Appendix A (HRT)  
Unit 2 Closing Remarks (HRT)  

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The Behavior Therapy Center, P.C. & Bruce Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP, are 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.