. Clinical Hypnosis Training | Institute of Applied Psychology
    Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis
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    10 eLearning units
    Up to 12 months
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If you are already a Healthcare Professional looking to add Modern Clinical Hypnosis to your toolkit, or include Hypnosis as your ongoing professional development (OPD) this is the course for you.

This blended course provides advanced skills and knowledge in the most effective and Hypnotic techniques available today.

When you successfully complete the 4 days of training and the 4 units of study and required assessments, you will receive 4 Government Accredited Statements of Attainment recognised by the majority of professional bodies for your ongoing professional development (OPD) including the ACA

This course is a pathway into IAP's 10791NAT Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy. IAP‘s 10791NAT Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy, where you will sit in on the first 4 days of the course.

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What you will learn in this course

Work within a clinical hypnosis framework

  • History of hypnotic approaches
  • Myths and misconceptions of hypnosis
  • Specific theories for hypnotic phenomena
  • Hypnotic assessments and Susceptibility

  • Contexts of hypnosis
  • Human Suggestibility
  • The Mind and How it Works – Conscious and Unconscious Processes

Prepare for clinical hypnosis session

  • Interviewing and questioning techniques
  • Framing Questions
  • Establishing client suitability
  • Criteria for clients you should refer to other professionals

  • Establishing leverage
  • Importance of preframing hypnosis experience
  • How to physically set up the client for best effect

Provide clinical hypnosis session

  • Induction techniques (for adult and child subjects)
  • Deepening techniques
  • The phenomena of hypnosis
  • Structuring suggestions
  • Hypnotic Communication - How to elicit and reflect meaning
  • Indications and Contra-indications for hypnosis

  • Limitations, complications and adverse effects
  • Therapeutic Implications of the Hypnotic State
  • Symptom removal vs real change
  • Imagery techniques
  • Hypnosis in the behavioural therapies
  • Different hypnotic techniques to mange clients with a high need for control or high levels of anxiety
  • Arm levitation

Monitor and evaluate clinical hypnosis interventions

  • Criteria to assess the effectiveness of your session
  • Indicators of change and how to set up a follow up sessions as part of a full treatment plan
Course Quick Facts


Up to 12 months


Enrol now, start now and choose best 4 live practical days


10 hours a week (average)


From any device




Multiple per module


eLearning + 4 Live & interactive online practical days

Payment Options

Upfront or 24-months interest free*

Outcomes & Recognitions

AQF Government accredited 4 Statements of Attainment; Course recognition with many Australian and international associations.

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Course benefits
National Government Accreditation

We provide the most advance training available in Australia & Asia Pacific with full government accreditation that safeguards your future.

Resources Access after you graduate

Our support does not stop when you finish your qualification. You get access to a growing library of clinical video demonstrations for life.

Advanced Techniques

Our approach is the most leading-edge, evidence based, and the most refined approach available.

Get your career started today with the online training component.

There’s no need for you to wait until the Live Broadcast Sessions component of this course, get started on your journey towards Clinical Hypnosis Training now with the online course components.

You will start to learn important components of the course and build a valuable foundation of knowledge that will prepare you well prior to the Live Broadcast Sessions component.

Don’t forget, you will have continued access to course materials. The value of the information and training materials we include in this course is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn Clinical Hypnosis.

Speak to one of our friendly staff today to find out more about this course and how you can get started today.

Speak to one of our consultants today to find out more about this course and how you can get started today.
Or, enrol now online.
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Call us now: 1300 915 497

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Clinical Hypnosis Training

Modular: 4 days Live Broadcast Sessions + Online Self-Paced Learning

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Meet The Trainer

Gordon Young

Meet The Trainer

Gordon Young


Gordon is the founder of The Institute of Applied Psychology, a registered training organisation (RTO). As a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, lead facilitator and published author, Gordon's primary pursuit is harnessing the power of the mind for accelerated human change and peak performance.

  • Clinical Hypnotherapist with over 20 years experience
  • President of the peak body - Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA)
  • 10791NAT Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy
  • NLP and Strategic Coaching Diploma
  • Creator of Gordian Therapy
  • Creator of Strategic Hypnotherapy
  • Owner of 20+ trademarks in therapeutic techniques
  • The only Australian Hypnotherapy Trainer to be invited to be a faculty member of the inaugural Erickson Online Congress 2012 endorsed by the Milton Erickson Foundation
  • Former President of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH)
  • Former Chair of the Australian Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ABNLP)
  • Former Editor of the Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis


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Our Guarantee

If life gets in the way and you cannot complete, you can defer for up to 12 months. You may also get credits towards the full diploma for units you have completed. It couldn’t be easier.

Get over 180 hours of lessons and unlimited clinical demonstrations direct to your smartphone.

We know that when you first become a Clinical Hypnotherapist you will be dealing with a range of conditions, in many cases for the first time.

This is why we provide you ongoing access to the vast video library of clinical demonstrations, troubleshooting and explanations on how to treat specific conditions to refresh your knowledge.

Only IAP graduates enjoy this valuable, ongoing support.

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Course FAQ’S & Details

This course is suitable for those looking to add therapeutic skills to other skillsets such as Counselling, Psychology or Allied Health Practitioners.

Individuals wishing to start a transition into a career change

Individuals wishing to start with this course as a pathway into the full 10791NAT Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy

  • This course is delivered online to students across Australia and the globe. Training will be delivered online using interactive platforms and utilities (Zoom).
  • The 4 live practical days are delivered via zoom 1pm-8pm AEST.
  • Self-paced - Typically 10 hours a week over 6-12 months.

This course requires the following to be enrolled:

-Year 12 or equivalent and

-5 years of post-secondary school work experience in any field.

We have a range of payment methods that include upfront, 24-month interest-free, Zip Money and up to 5 year payment plans that includes interest and fees. (Tncs apply)

Upon graduation of this course, you will receive a digital and hard copy of the four Government Accredited Statements of Attainment for the following:

  • DCHYP501 - Work within a clinical hypnosis framework
  • DCHYP502 - Prepare for clinical hypnosis session
  • DCHYP503 - Provide clinical hypnosis session
  • DCHYP504 - Monitor and evaluate clinical hypnosis interventions

Memberships into the following associations may require extra qualifications (prior or future) or study options to apply:

  • Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (Peak Body)
  • ISPA
  • ASCH
  • GOAH
  • HHA
  • AHA
  • GHSC
  • IICT

All students have up to 6-12 months to complete this course from the date of enrolment.

Standard tuition is $4,800. Call us on 1300 915 497 for any current campaigns.

Pre-Paid fees paid by students are protected under clause 7.3 of the Standards for RTOs 2015 through a Bank Guarantee held by IAP.

When you join IAP, you join a community of like-minded peers and receive the highest quality of live student support. We offer you the following:

  • Phone and email student support access and support
  • IAP Knowledge Base
  • Weekly study support groups
  • Monthly playdates (practice sessions)
  • Student community networking engagement platform

Different units will require the completion of different assessments across the course. These include:

  • Observation/Practical skills
  • Written responses
  • Third party reports
  • Case studies
  • Simulated / Role Plays

“Gordon has a magical ability for game-changing, especially in the area of altering the way in which the mind thinks and reacts. I can highly recommend him whenever you are needing to flick the switch to more effective modes of thinking, whether it’s at a personal, professional, or business team level.”

Brodee Myers-Cooke
Editor in Chief, Taste.com.au Magazine, News Corp.

“I recommend their (IAP) work and their trainings a great deal. As a trainer you can tell the quality of a group. Gordon is also very similar to me, he sees this work and what we do as a sacred space. I love the spirit I find here.”
Bill O’Hanlon
Oprah Guest, Student of the legendary Milton H Erickson Creator of Solution Oriented Hypnosis and author of 36 books on change.
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