British Hypnosis Research & Training Institute
British Hypnosis Research & Training Institute
9 Day Practioner Diploma In
Ericksonian Hypnosis and Techniques
We designed the international ‘Practitioner Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling’ course to meet the needs of students traveling from abroad, or having only limited time to study, and wishing to receive hands-on training in indirect hypnosis, Ericksonian psychotherapy and NLP. The course runs over 9 days in central London at the University of London and inexpensive accommodation is available within the university, convenient for sight-seeing in the evenings and at weekends.

Location: Birkbeck College, University of London,
Malet Street, London
Dates: Saturday 7 – Sunday 15 April 2018 
Qualification: Practitioner Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling
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9 Course Benefits
There are real benefits when joining the course in London.

1. The course is a recognised qualification held at a UK University.
2. It is only 9 days (Sat – Sun), so can be achieved with minimal time off work.
3. There is low cost student accommodation at the university, despite it being in the middle of London in the peak tourist season.
4. It includes a one year follow up distance learning course so students can continue studying when they get home.
5. For students from around the world: The exchange rate is now very favorable for people buying UK services or products from abroad – everything is 15 – 18% cheaper because the UK is leaving the EU.
6. Internationally respected training and qualification
7. Cutting edge techniques and skills developed over the past 35 years
8. Free bonus access to our optional one year online distance learning course.
9. Free option to attend the course again each year
During the course you will watch live therapy demonstrations of the skills and techniques being taught and then practice these with other students. Our goal is that by the end of the course you will be able to apply these yourself.

On graduating from the course you will receive our Practitioner Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling. If you wish to continue your training beyond the course you will have free access to our one year online distance learning program, requiring about 3 hours study a week, once you have returned home. The online program is optional but is a good way to keep in contact with other students and broaden your skills. Should you choose to also study the distance learning program you will receive an additional Diploma in the Theory and Principles of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling. You will also be entitled to attend the course again as often as you want for free should you wish to brush up your skills in the future. 
Change Clients' Lives
(And Your Life Too)
Earn Your Master Practitioner Diploma In Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
Grow Your Practice
With A New Skillset
What You'll Learn By Seeing These Live Client Demonstrations
  •  Information Gathering And Questioning Skills
  •  Indirect Hypnotic Induction Techniques
  •  Indirect Hypnotic Suggestion and Language Patterns
  •  Trance Deepening and Utilisation
  •  How To Evoke Hypnotic Phenomena
  •   Metaphor and Storytelling Skills

  •  The Ericksonian Approach to Therapeutic Intervention
  •  Pattern Intervention and Disruption
  •  Metaphor and Storytelling Skills
  •  Strategic Therapy, Brief Therapy and Tasking Techniques
  •  Self-hypnosis and Personal Development from an Ericksonian Perspective
  •  And More!
Course Tutor
Jos Van Boxtel is a hypnotherapist with an established practice in Utrecht in the Netherlands. He has considerable experience of applying EricksonianHypnosis, NLP, EMDR, Neurosemantics and Solution Focused Therapy with a wide range of problems with over 1000 clients. He holds qualifications at Master Practitioner level in hypnotherapy and NLP. He is co-author with BHRTI founder Stephen Brooks of a forthcoming series Ericksonian case studies.
Course Design
Indirect Hypnosis combined with Ericksonian Psychotherapy and NLP is recognised as one of the most effective and rapid ways of helping patients achieve desired change in their behaviour and lives. This unique approach was developed by the BHRTI from the work of Milton H Erickson, an American Psychiatrist recognised as the world’s leading authority on hypnosis and innovative psychotherapy. Because of the BHRTI’s outstanding contribution to the field, few courses today can offer the same degree of expertise regarding Erickson’s work. Throughout the training, we constantly place emphasis on the ethical and practical application of the skills. This is not only a theoretical course, this is a hands-on course designed to teach effective practical skills that you can apply in an immediate and powerful way to help patients. The theory and principles behind these techniques and skills can be studied on our free distance learning program should you wish to do this after graduation.
Indirect Hypnosis
On the BHRTI course you will learn to hypnotise patients indirectly in a non-authoritarian way utilising their beliefs, interests and personality to help them successfully enter the hypnotic state. The course covers all of the principles of Indirect Hypnosis including language skills, hypnotic induction, hypnotic implication, pattern intervention and tasking as applied to a wide range of psychological, behavioural and pathological problems.

Learning to experience hypnosis for yourself will also open up the creativity of your unconscious mind and may help you resolve any life long issues that have stopped you from realising your full potential.
Ericksonian Psychotherapy
Erickson’s contribution to psychotherapy is well documented and his approaches are now being used throughout the caring professions world wide. We have continued to refine and update Erickson’s approach to match the changing needs of therapists and patients in the 21st century and our summer school is at the cutting edge of hypnotherapy training both academically and as a practical skill based training.
Neuro Linguistic Programming
NLP was originally developed from detailed observations of innovative therapists such as Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir and Fritz Perls. By studying these therapists, NLP identified communication techniques, strategies and skills that could be taught to others. NLP today is taught to a wide range of professions such as therapy, business, sales, education, sport, law and personal development.

Because of this broad spectrum of applications, NLP courses do not specialise in teaching NLP specifically to the caring professions, but we have identified those skills and techniques most relevant to helping patients and include these within the context of hypnosis and psychotherapy.
Problems that can be treated with Ericksonian Hypnosis
The training has been designed to help students work with a wide range of problems including: eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self esteem, substance abuse, terminal illness, phobias, pain control, sexual dysfunction, smoking, relationship problems, family therapy, stuttering, enuresis, sports performance, exam nerves, stage fright etc.
Your Qualification
On graduation you will receive our Practitioner Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling. This allows you to use hypnosis as part of your profession (subject to any restriction on using hypnosis within your profession). Or to set up in private practice.

If you choose to also take the free optional online distance learning course you will also receive the Online Diploma in the Theory and Principles of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling.

Although not a legal requirement, should you wish to join one of the umbrella bodies representing hypnotherapists and training organisations, we recommend the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council who have a register of qualified members. This is a resource for members of the public looking for hypnotherapists. The GHSC have accredited our combined courses at Advanced Practitioner Level *.
Who Should Attend
Our trainees come from many countries and many different areas of the caring professions. Many fly into London especially to attend our courses After qualifying with our international ‘Practitioner Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling’ many trainees then return home to study online. This helps integrate the practical hands-on skills and techniques with the theory and principles.

The course has been designed for people demanding a practical skill based fast track training in Ericksonian hypnosis and on graduation many graduates then apply their course skills within their profession as psychologists, doctors, nurses, counsellors and social workers etc. or to establish successful hypnotherapy practices in their home country.
Course Location – Birkbeck College, Central London
Birkbeck College is in the centre of London and easily accessible from anywhere in the city or other parts of the country. The college and local accommodation is ideally placed for students travelling from other countries and convenient for local sightseeing, museums, parks and London’s lively West End for restaurants, night life and theatres – all available within a 30 minute walk!
Student Accomodation
There is inexpensive student accommodation within the university, so if you need somewhere to stay while attending the course we will send you details.
Dates & Location
Dates: The course runs for 9 days from Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th of April 2018.

Times: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Location: Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, Central London.

Nearest tube: Russell Square, Goodge Street, Euston Square, Tottenham Court Road.
Hear What Our Students Have To Say...
“This is to acknowledge how much I have appreciated your Summer School in London. These nine days will stay in my mind for the rest of my life.” Daniel Goldschmidt, Clinical Psychologist, Paris France
“The Summer School was a great experience and I’ve been using what I learned everyday. I’m so grateful for the wonderful experience you provided to us all in London.” Janet Hanson M.Ed. BA, Developmental Specialist, Idaho, USA.
“I would like to say a sincere thank you for a nine day experience I will remember and cherish for the rest of my life. I am thoroughly enjoying using my new found skills in helping others – the results so far have been quite astounding.” Joan Hart, Integrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, Liverpool, England.
“I have attended a number of very good quality courses in the past and I can honestly say that this is by far and away the best. If you are thinking of attending the course DO IT! It’s awesome.” David Godfrey, Personal Trainer and Hypnotherapist, London, England.
Entry Requirements
The course is open to doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, dentists, counsellors, therapists and other members of the caring professions wishing to use hypnosis in their work or train as hypnotherapists. Applications are also considered from applicants without formal entry requirements if they have appropriate work experience or are motivated to learn hypnotherapy as a career. A number of places are made available for such applicants.

If you are involved in any kind of work where effective communication is essential you will find the BHRTI training course invaluable. Many students study with us as part of their own personal development and our students to date come from a broad cross section of career backgrounds.

If you are considering setting up in private practice and becoming a practising hypnotherapist or NLP practitioner, the BHRTI offers you the most comprehensive and practical training for responsible hypnotherapy currently available today. You will find that indirect hypnosis combined with Ericksonian psychotherapy and NLP is persuasive and successful in achieving outcomes in patients and will allow you to reach new goals in your area of expertise.
Course Fee
The enrollment course fee is £2850 and if your course application is accepted you can secure your place with a £350 deposit. You will then be invoiced for the course balance in one month before the course starts.
How To Apply
Acceptance on the course is subject to your application being approved and whether places are available. Early application is advised. To apply please complete the application form below.
Enrollment Closes March 1st! Submit Your Application Below.