Guidelines for Accredited Courses
We can assess - and either accredit or quality check different types and levels of training courses.
However, we are fully aware of the importance of widely recognised standards such as the various relevant National Occupational Standards and the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework. (An officer of the Society helped to write the revised National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy working in tandem with the UK Commission for Employment and Skills).
We encourage you to provide the National Hypnotherapy Society with as much information as you can about your organisation and the course(s) you want us to assess.
Each application will be examined closely for a balance of items and an overall understanding that your course is safe, competent and ethical to train hypnotherapists to see clients.
Your application should demonstrate and provide evidence relating to the following criteria:
- A printed course prospectus
- Course length - a minimum of one year part time where the total qualification time is appropriate to professional training and should be comprised of face to face, clinical practice, case studies and other learning hours such as reading, reflection, journaling, and assignments such as essays and research depending upon individual course design.
- A course must be cohesive (clearly leading towards a professional training to become a hypnotherapist rather than just be a collection of skills)
- Criteria for admission to the course
- An adequate mix of classroom / personal tuition
- Required reading to cover the history and theories of hypnosis
- Adequate opportunities to both practice and demonstrate essential skills
- Preparation of reports / theses / case studies
- Opportunities for group interaction
- An understanding of professional Ethics and Boundaries
- Clear guidelines as to when a practitioner is considered adequate to practice hypnotherapy.