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Clinical & Applied Hypnosis
Become a leader in the field of medical hypnosis with a certificate in Clinical & Applied Hypnosis. Extraordinary advances have been made in the medical applications of hypnosis, but the key skills are not yet widely taught. Gain direct access to leaders in medical hypnosis while preparing yourself for certification from the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. The certificate includes five courses, four residential conferences, and a capstone integrative essay. For more information, please fill out the request form on the right.
Coaching for Health and Wellness: This course provides an introduction to coaching, which is a practical approach for enabling human beings to reduce health risk behaviors, increase wellness behaviors, and utilize self-regulation skills. Coaching provides a useful framework for biofeedback practitioners to mobilize the client's resources and motivation for self-directed change. This is a highly interactive and experiential class. Students who complete this course will have attained a basic level of competence in health and wellness coaching and will be prepared to integrate these skills into their current careers.
Imagery for Healing: This course reviews the place of imagery and the imagination in traditional healing practices, and the applications of imagery in healthcare. Students review the experimental evidence for the impact of imagery on immune function, neurochemistry, and medical illness. Students learn to utilize imagery as a diagnostic tool, as a medical rehearsal for coping, and as a therapeutic tool for medical illness and emotional disorders. Students complete a two-day residential training, as well as related readings, online discussion, and course assignments.
Basic Training and Education in Hypnosis: This course provides students with a basic skill-set to conduct simple hypnotic interventions, along with knowledge about hypnotic concepts and approaches, and a familiarity with research-based applications of hypnosis to common medical and behavioral disorders. This course provides students with an introductory level of understanding helpful for engaging in hypnosis-based clinical practice and hypnosis-oriented research in integrative health. This course introduces simple trance induction protocols, trance deepening techniques, the use of post-hypnotic suggestion, and techniques to re-alert the subject and close the trance phase. Students complete a two-day residential training, and continue with eight weeks of online learning, reading and research on hypnosis, and supervised practice with volunteers.
Intermediate Training and Education in Hypnosis: This course provides students with a skill-set to conduct more advanced hypnotic techniques and interventions. The student develops an ability to learn and assess new applications of hypnosis for common medical and behavioral disorders. This course provides an intermediate level of understanding for hypnosis-based clinical practice and hypnosis-oriented research in integrative health. The student learns approaches and techniques for a number of advanced application areas. Students complete a two-day training, and continue with eight weeks of online learning, reading classic books and articles in the field, a research paper, and supervised practice with volunteers.
Advanced Hypnosis: Practicum: This course includes online contact with faculty and fellow students, directed readings and research in a specialty area, as well as applied practice of hypnosis and related techniques with regular group-based supervision. Students will complete a capstone Integrative Essay during their Advanced Practicum class, summarizing their learning in this course sequence. Students will complete a capstone integrative essay during their Advanced Practicum class, summarizing their learning in this course sequence.
The sixteenth credit is a one-credit Graduate Colloquium, continuing through the entire time the student is in the Certificate program. The student is assigned a mentor, who conducts the Graduate Colloquium and provides academic guidance and support.To enroll in this program, go to Apply Online and select your desired Non-Degree choice.
School of Mind-Body Medicine students already take a two-credit Graduate Colloquium and have an assigned mentor. They will not need to take this additional one-credit Graduate Colloquium. If you are a current student in the School of Mind-Body Medicine or in another Saybrook degree program, talk with your faculty mentor about enrolling for this certificate.