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LCCH International provides intending practitioners of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, as well as those with an interest in the subject, with the practical skills and theoretical background knowledge to practise hypnotherapy safely and ethically.
Taught by our highly experienced therapists and lecturers, our aim is to provide quality training in clinical hypnotherapy. We enable our students to deal confidently and effectively with a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms from the so-called straight forward, to the complexities of trauma. Practical skills training is an essential part of all LCCH International hypnotherapy training courses.
We pride ourselves on teaching you how to develop effective and practical hypnotherapy skills that are based on sound theoretical foundations. We demonstrate the techniques we teach before guiding you through their practical application. For every technique we teach, you will then practice with each other. We feel it is extremely important for you to not only know how to guide someone through the experience, but also to gain a perspective from your patient’s point of view. Your lecturer or supervisor will always oversee practise sessions as you take the opportunity to enjoy the hypnotic experience.
Our courses are delivered internationally at our centres in Malaysia, Singapore and Portugal, where they are presented in English and in translated versions. Our centres are pioneers in their respective regions and ensure that the highest quality of training is made available to the increasingly global community of hypnotherapists. Our international centres are pivotal to our collaboration with a wide variety of global medical and non-medical organisations.
Our international centres include: Malaysia, Singapore and Portugal.
Hypnosis is perhaps best described as a naturally occurring state of mind – with the emphasis on the word ‘naturally’. People go willingly into hypnosis and as such become more suggestible to the prospect of change. As a hypnotherapist you will guide your patient into this state as part of the process of empowering them to work with their problems. Hypnotherapy is what is says on the box: therapy carried out when a person is in a state of hypnosis.
Your comprehensive introduction to principles and practice of clinical hypnosis. Successful completion of this course will allow you to become insured to practice relaxation and stress management. This is a complete course in itself as well as preparation for further studies.
This course is for you if you have completed our Certificate Course or equivalent. It is designed to deepen your understanding and help you to enter into professional practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. The course is diverse and you will learn to become a confident, well-rounded therapist as you explore analytical, cognitive, behavioural and goal-directed approaches to hypnotherapy.
This intensive course is open to you if you are a medical doctor, dentist, or a suitably qualified medical professional. If you are a nurse, paramedic, osteopath, chiropractor, clinical psychologist, health psychologist or physiotherapist who has a minimum of a BSc (Hons) or equivalent then you are welcome to apply. Providing you with more than simple adjunctive skills, this course effectively helps you to integrate hypnotherapy skills into your medical practice, or become a hypnotherapy practitioner in your own right.
We frequently present one day Masterclasses on topics of interest to hypnotherapists and other healthcare professionals. We hold these around the UK and abroad and they are open to all who wish to attend. The classes not only allow you to advance your training in clinical hypnotherapy by exploring a particular subject at a very deep level, but they also give you the opportunity to network with LCCH International alumni and therapists who have trained with other organisations.
We created these short courses in response to your feedback. We recognise that once qualified many people seek to expand their skills and knowledge without having to go for examinations. So with that in mind, these non-examinable short courses provide you with an in-depth exploration of more complex symptoms, advanced techniques and approaches.
These short courses have been created to appeal to a wide variety of healthcare professionals and those seeking to add a very specific aspect of hypnosis to their current therapeutic toolbox.
Our new Certificate courses are starting at a centre near you this April. Check out the dates here and bring a new skill into your life for 2018.
This EMDR and Ego State Therapy training course has been developed in response to popular demand. It brings together two powerful therapeutic approaches. To find out more click here.
In this workshop, we will look at how hypnosis can help to open the connection to your relationship with yourself and/or others. This workshop is open to anyone interested in understanding more about personal relationships. Both hypnotherapists, therapists and non-therapists are welcome to join us. Find out more by clicking here.
Presented by Dr Alan Curley, you will explore effective ways of using hypnotherapy to work with amateur and professional sporting clients. Click here to find out more. This course is open to hypnotherapists and trainee hypnotherapists alike.
This workshop is for you if you are already a hypnotherapist and are looking to find out more about working with depression. Click here to find out more.
Researchers in the Netherlands and Sweden have been carrying out studies that further support the use of hypnotherapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Patients were followed for 9 months and asked to rate the relief in symptomatology experienced after the application of hypnotherapy. Compared to those who only had standard supportive care and psychoeducation, the hypnotherapy group experienced a significant reduction in pain and discomfort. Interestingly, the researchers also compared group hypnosis to one-on-one sessions and found that they were as good as each other. This has led them to say that hypnotherapy could potentially be a primary care option for patients presenting with IBS.
Lower back pain is the scourge of many peoples lives. Most suffer for prolonged periods with the only perceived help coming from pain medications and the wearing of back supports. For a while now the medical profession has been investigating whether hypnotherapy can help alleviate the unpleasant symptoms. And they seem to be coming up trumps. Studies are showing that people with long-term lower back pain are benefiting with improved sleep and better pain management with hypnosis. A recent study looked at combining hypnotherapy with physiotherapy and discovered that hypnotherapy helped to improve the outcomes seen with physiology in reducing pain, improving movement and reducing psychological distress. More research needs to be carried out, but this combination of two very different disciplines is looking hopeful for those experiencing the trials and tribulations of back pain.
I began my working life as a nurse in Scotland. I then worked in several other countries before retraining as a complementary therapist. I have my own practice as well as working for a mental health charity in Glasgow. Committed to CPD, my latest endeavour has been to train as a hypnotherapist through LCCH International. I found the training stimulating and challenging, and particularly beneficial in personal development. It was very well taught and I felt supported and encouraged throughout the course. It was also terrific fun!
Since finishing the Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy in January, I have been using my relaxation and stress control skills with my mental health clients, and the results and feedback have been very positive. In addition, I have recently started working at the Harvest Clinic in Glasgow on a Monday, and am looking forward to expanding my knowledge, experience and client base in this calm and beautiful environment.
I can be contacted at:
firstname.lastname@example.org and 07770 238 132.