Online Postgraduate Training in Clinical Hypnosis

The Online Training consists of stand-alone, yet fully integrated training components that together give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will enable you to effectively utilise clinical hypnosis in your professional setting. You complete each discrete component at your own pace and proceed to the next incremental component.

This innovative online course is an ideal and effective way to discover how to use clinical hypnosis with your clients. It is especially appropriate for health and mental health professionals who work in regional settings and who cannot access face-to-face training.

You complete each online component within a scheduled structure, coupled with homework exercises and regular Skype sessions with other students and supervisors. The course has a practical “hands-on” approach to learning about clinical hypnosis. You will start using trance procedures within the first weeks of the course, writing and practising hypnosis scripts for your clients.

Online modules are presented by registered Psychologists, who are experienced hypnosis practitioners and, more importantly, professionals trained to teach hypnosis.

Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis in Psychological / Clinical Practice

A 1hr online presentation covering:

  • General introduction to hypnosis
  • Integrating hypnosis in clinical practice
  • The general utility of hypnosis in psychotherapy
  • Case presentations
  • Structure and Formats to the Online CHTC

The Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis is free.

Before watching this Introductory Module email: and we'll send you the free Module Handout.

Watch introduction video

Understanding and Utilising Clinical Hypnosis

The aim of these components is to provide you with all you need to know about hypnosis and trance, to enable you to hypnotise; de-hypnotise; become familiar with the phenomena of trance; contraindications to the use of hypnosis; learn to assess hypnotic capacity; how to utilise hypnosis with CBT; and script-writing for anxiety disorders treatment in trance.

The Basics of Clinical Hypnosis is divided into three discrete components, similar to certificate level courses, with each section having its own independent objectives and content. Each component must be completed in the sequence outlined below.

Modules in each component can be viewed as many times as they wish. Each module in each component comes with handouts and additional reading material.

Together with online module completion, you also undertake structured Homework Assignments tailored to develop your hypnosis skills. These assignments are detailed in the “Homework” page attached.

You can also participate in regular Skype sessions, designed to enable you to clarify any details, discuss client work and listen to how others are using hypnosis.

COMPONENT I: The Basics of Hypnosis

Component I consists of three online modules, with subsequent homework assignments:

  • Understanding Clinical Hypnosis
  • Phenomena of Hypnosis
  • Contraindications to the Use of Hypnosis and Difficulties in Trance

COMPONENT II: Assessing Hypnotic Capacity and Contraindications to Clinical Hypnosis

Component II consists of two online modules, with subsequent homework assignments:

  • Assessment of Hypnotic Capacity
  • Induction, Deepening and Re-Alerting Procedures

COMPONENT III: Applying Clinical Hypnosis to the Anxiety Disorders

Component III consists of four online modules, with subsequent homework assignments:

  • Hypnosis Integrated with CBT and CBT Techniques
  • Hypnosis in Self-Esteem and Ego-Strengthening
  • Hypnosis Scripts for Stress Management and Relaxation
  • Hypnosis Scripts for Anxiety Disorders

COMPONENT IV: Applying Clinical Hypnosis across the Spectrum of Psychological Disorders and Problems

The aim of this component is to provide you with all you need to know about hypnosis and trance, to enable you to apply clinical hypnosis in specific clinical / counselling settings. The component consists of the following modules which can be undertaken in any sequence. These Modules cannot be viewed until the nine in Components I to III have been completed in sequence:

  • Indirect and Ericksonian Hypnosis
  • Hypnosis in Grief Counselling
  • Hypnosis and the Management of Trauma
  • Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation
  • Hypnosis, Psychoneuroimmunology and Mind-Body Healing (Power Point only)
  • Introduction to Pain Management with Hypnosis (Power Point only)
  • Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents (Power Point only)

You have access to all these training materials throughout the structured component of the course, to give you ideas for scripts and for you to use with clients.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The Online Training is designed to meet the criteria for CPD hours. The total will reflect the time spent by students viewing Modules and writing scripts for assessment by HTA staff. You should keep a detailed time log for CPD recognition. There is a minimum of 120 course hours in the structured component of the course.


APS: Activities do not need endorsement by APS. Members can accrue Active CPD hours

Course Cost

The Online Training Components I – V cost $1,500 + $150 GST = $1,650.00

You can pay this upfront using the PayPal link below:

Online Training $1650 (inc GST)

If you are outside Australia, please purchase excluding GST.

Contact HTA if your wish to pay by installments.