Hypnotic Regression Therapy

Course & Book – $179 | Course & Video – $328 | Video Only – $299
Burce Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP and Roy Hunter, DIMDHA, FAPHP

To receive 12 CE Credits, you will need to separately purchase the textbook: The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy: A Clinical Guide, complete the course materials and pass the knowledge test.

To receive 16 CE Credits, you will need to purchase the course & video bundle (50% Bundle Discount), complete the course materials and pass the knowledge test.

Course & Book (12 CE)

Course & Video (16 CE)

Video Only (No CE)

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 1Introduction and Overview
Unit 1Abstract + Workbook (HRT)
Unit 2Learning Objectives (HRT)
Unit 3Summarizing Client Centered Hypnotic Regression Therapy
Module 2Important Background Information
Unit 1The Basis of HRT
Unit 2The Four Hypnotherapeutic Steps to Facilitate Change
Unit 3The Four Hypnotherapy Objectives Summarized
Module 3When Is Hypnotic Regression Therapy (HRT) Appropriate?
Unit 1Ideomotor Response Questions
Unit 2Two Scripts for Setting Up Ideomotor Finger Signals
Unit 3Ideomotor Questions to Assess Symptom Psychodynamics - Part A
Unit 4Ideomotor Response Questions – Part B, Exploring the Responses
Module 4The Risk of False Memories
Unit 1Guiding vs. Leading
Unit 2Class Exercise: Regression to a Happy Event
Module 5The Five Phases of Regression Therapy
Unit 1Overview of the 5 Phases of Regression Therapy
Unit 2Phase 1: Client Preparation
Unit 3Phase 2: Regression Techniques to Discover the Cause(s)
Unit 4Phase 3: Abreactions and Release
Unit 5Phase 4: Subconscious Relearning
Unit 6Phase 5: Concluding the Session
Module 6Past Life Regressions: Fact or Fantasy?
Unit 1Possible Explanations
Unit 2Spontaneous Past Life Regression
Unit 3Ethical Considerations
Unit 4Techniques for Initiating a Past Life Regression (PLR)
Unit 5Handling Abreactions During a PLR
Module 7Unresolved Past Grief
Unit 1Techniques to Initiate Grief Resolution
Unit 2Facilitating Release and Resolution
Module 8Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Unit 1Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Module 9Additional Sample Scripts
Unit 1Dave Elman Induction (DEI)
Unit 2Establishing a Safe Place (or Peaceful Place)
Unit 3The “100-to-1 Technique”
Unit 4Gestalt Role Play
Unit 5Techniques to Initiate a PLR
Module 10Attestation & Evaluation
Unit 1Attestation (HRT)
Unit 2Course Evaluation (HRT)
Module 11Knowledge Test
Unit 150 Multiple Choice Questions (HRT)
Module 12Course Completion
Unit 1References / Appendix A (HRT)
Unit 2Closing Remarks (HRT)

Course & Book (12 CE)

Course & Video (16 CE)

Video Only (No CE)


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.