Level 3: Advanced Solution Oriented Hypnosis

Designed to complement and extend the learning in the Level 1 and 2 courses, this advanced program offers participants the opportunity to tailor and structure their own learning and to maximize their experience through a practical orientation.

Students are required to design and conduct full hypnotic sessions for peer review, research and deliver a presentation on a leading practitioner of Solution Oriented Hypnosis, and identify and pursue individual leaning goals.

 

The course delivers a minimum contact time of 120 hours over three four-day terms, with additional supervision days. As with our Level 1 and 2 programs, students meet on a regular basis in a small cell setting and complete six assignments to further their learning.

 

 

Course description

 

The Level 3: Advanced Solution Oriented Hypnosis (ASOH) has been designed to complement and extend the learning gained from the Level 2: Solution Oriented Hypnosis (SOH), and as such, is only offered to Level 2 graduates by invitation.

 

While some of the advanced content of the program is detailed here by term, there are a range of specific, unique and important features of the course that are offered in parallel with these powerful distinctions.

 

In keeping with our commitment to valuing generative experiences and a student-centered emphasis, the course provides opportunity for each student to tailor their learning to their own particular needs, and to maximize the utility of their experience from the practical orientation of the teaching in a supportive group environment. There are six aspects to the program which highlight these values:

  • Students are required to research a leading practitioner of Solution Oriented Hypnosis (such as Barber, Zeig, Erickson, Yapko, Lankton or O'Hanlon) and design and deliver a presentation on their work. Each presentation will offer opportunity for participants to experiment with and experience various features of the work of each practitioner.
  • During each of the three terms, students conduct a full hypnotic session for peer review, and personal review via video recording. Opportunity to discover areas for improvement and to assess advances in learning across the three terms of the course will be provided through peer feedback and self reflection in assignment work.
  • Each student has the opportunity to identify and specify desired outcomes relative to particular personal learning goals that they wish to address during the course. The course provides an ongoing means of designing and assessing progress, as well as modifying these individually designed goals.
  • If possible, each student is assigned a study group from the Level 2 Hypnosis program to enhance opportunity to revise material and provide a continuity of experience in a supervisory / facilitation role.
  • As with the Level 2 program, each student is required to complete six assignments over the duration of the course, including a case study using advanced techniques.
  • As with the Level 2 program, each student is assigned to a study group to provide peer support with their learning and evolvement during the course, and assistance with the completion of the assignments.

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Term structure

 

This program takes place over several months and includes three four-day workshops (over a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 4.30 pm), clinical supervision with ongoing practice and assignments to develop and consolidate the learning, which includes theoretical explanation, practical demonstration and experiential exercises.

 

The course delivers a minimum contact time of 120 hours for the year. Students will also be required to meet on a regular basis in a small group setting to further their learning via practice, discussion and six written assignments.

 

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Course outline

 

Term One

  • Defining of revision needs
  • Advanced inductions: cataleptic inductions, confusion inductions, inductions utilising resistance, levitation inductions and other advanced techniques
  • Voice regulation and inflection some distinctions and experimental exercises
  • Theorist/practitioner presentation requirements and expectations
  • Personal learning goals: identification, desired outcomes and design
  • Full session exercise, requirements and expectations
  • Supervision of SOH study groups, expectations and study group allotment.

Students must complete two assignments, supervision of Level 2 students, attend study group meetings, set personal learning goals and prepare a theorist presentation.

 

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Term Two

  • Orientation and assessment of needs
  • Supervision of Level 2 study groups check in
  • Simple and double binds incorporating distinctions and experiential exercises addressing simple binds, the time double bind, the conscious/unconscious double bind, the double-dissociation double bind, and other double binds
  • Ambiguity incorporating distinctions and experiential exercises addressing phonological, syntactic, scope and punctuation approaches
  • Anchoring and representational systems
  • Review, assessment, re-alignment and/or modification of personal learning goals
  • Full session exercise with peer review
  • Theorist/practitioner presentations.

 

Students must complete three assignments and a case study, supervision of Level 2 program students, attend study group meetings, set personal learning goals and prepare a theorist presentation.

 

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Term Three

  • Orientation and assessment of needs
  • Supervision of Level 2 program study groups check in applying hypnotherapy to medical problems a three step process (practitioner and client exercises)
  • Hypnotherapy through art an eight step approach (practitioner and client exercises)
  • Post hypnotic suggestion and behaviour theorist/practitioner presentations.
  • Review and assessment of personal learning goals
  • Clarification of future needs and successful outcome strategy
  • Full session exercise with peer review (micro skills) and general assessment of learning, with peer feedback (macro skills)
  • Career planning discussion
  • Course closure.

 

Clinical supervision

 

Supervision sessions are held at Ampersand Hall on set dates throughout the training year.

 

 

Course dates

 

Please go to our 'Course dates' page.

 

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