Stage One – Practical & Theoretical Certification


  • A practical therapy has to be taught in a practical manner – Experiential learning.
  • Witness actual treatment from Consultation to Completion, with genuine clients.
  • Average tutor/student ratio of 1:4, tuition, explanations, demonstrations, supervised practice – providing unparalleled learning opportunity.
  • Graduates of this practical course will have the ability to treat any of the vast array of problems with which this advanced therapy is capable of dealing.
  • Fees / Dates – for full itemisation  see tab below.


Experiential Learning

A practical therapy needs to be taught on a practical course. Lectures, role playing and handouts are all useful, but the witnessing of real treatment of genuine clients suffering actual symptoms or issues is an unparalleled learning method.

The tutors’ initial contact with the volunteer clients is at the same time as the students – on the first weekend of the training course.  Just as eventually in your own practice therefore, the first meeting and consultation is with a complete stranger.

Real-Life Demonstrations

On each day of this practical course, as the volunteer clients progress through their treatment, you will see just how to apply the relevant/appropriate tools and techniques; how each client reacts and responds in their own individual way and how to work with these unique reactions.

Active Participation

All students have the opportunity to question both the therapist and the client at the end of every session throughout the course of treatment – thus gaining the most complete and comprehensive understanding of the treatment and its application in practice.

Supervised Practice

Witness genuine application of therapy/techniques, benefit from full explanations and instruction, have the opportunity to discuss with the tutor/therapist, before putting this into action yourself during the supervised practice sessions.

Complete Treatment

Starting with the each clients’ first visit on day one of the course – and on each successive day of the course to completion of treatment –  you will witness and learn:-

    • How to run the initial consultation
    • How to decide what can be treated and how
    • How to agree a treatment plan with the client
    • How to explain your treatment to the client
    • How to proceed – from consultation through to location of causative information
    • How, when and why apply the various techniques and tools required
    • How to overcome any difficulties that may arise
    • How to correct the causative information to ensure successful conclusion.

Thorough and Comprehensive

The course covers all angles and topics to enable you to begin in practice and know how to deal with the vast array of problems/symptoms for which your patients will request treatment. Basic and advanced techniques are not simply taught to you; they are fully explained and demonstrated in actual use.

You learn not just what they are but  how to use them, when to use them and why you are using them.

Fees Include.....:

Stage 1 Course Fee  includes:

  • Practical Course
    • Ten days (five weekends) of witnessing the step-by-step treatment of volunteer clients with the opportunity of asking questions of them as well as the therapist and tutors. All the tools, techniques and understanding necessary are provided, so you have demonstration, explanation and experience of each element.
  • Supervised Practice
    • During the course, each student has the opportunity to practice the techniques being taught to ensure confidence and competence in their use, before going into practice.
  • Written materials
  • LCH Knowledge Base
    • Full access will be granted to students throughout the whole of the course, enabling 24/7 access to the vast wealth of knowledge, guidance, information, explanations and other resources available through this specialised online service.
  • Refreshments
    • Morning and afternoon tea/coffee during course break-times.
    • Lunch.
  • Examination Fee
    • The fee includes the full cost of both the written and oral sections of the Certificate Examination in Curative Hypnotherapy.

Payments / Deposit

The deposit will reserve your place on the Stage 1 Practical Course.

Balance payable, in full, three weeks prior to course commencement, OR monthly instalments allowing full balance to be paid before course end.



Supervised Practice

  • Witness the tools and techniques in use with the volunteer clients.
  • Understand their various purposes.
  • Learn their applications, utilisations and options.
  • Practice them yourself to gain confidence and experience in a safe and supportive environment.


Written Assignments:  Throughout the course, you will be asked to complete written assignments in between your weekends with us. These have three purposes:-

  1.  Setting your thoughts down in writing is a highly effective way of organising thoughts and allows reinforcement of the knowledge you have gained, both of which help to consolidate what you have learnt; turning ‘information’ into ‘understanding’.
  2.  Each assignment submission is scrutinised meticulously by the tutors to ensure you have fully understood every aspect; feedback is given to each student on every submission, confirming what has been understood and identifying areas where further guidance may be required so that it can be provided.
  3.  The completed assignments, along with the tailored feedback received on them will be of direct and practical benefit to you as a personal reference and framework when you begin providing treatment yourself.

Examinations:   Apart from the continuous assessment of the written assignments throughout the weekends, an examination will also be held.

  • This is a two part exam and will be set and conducted by independent examiners.
  • The first (written) part of the exam will be sent out via email and must be completed and returned within the stipulated time-frame.
  • The second (oral) part of the exam will be conducted a few weeks after the written exam (to allow examiners to mark the papers for use in the oral exam).
  • Examination results are sent a maximum of two weeks thereafter.



  • Stage 1 Practical Course- Saturdays – 10.00 to 18.30 / Sundays – 10.00 to 17.00
  • Written Assignments will be given after weekends 1-4 and are likely to take in the region of five hours per week
  • Review of feedback received on each assignment and following recommendations take an average three to five hours per week.
  • Guided Research /Additional Reading.  Although this will be dependent on the student’s preferences and individual requirements, additional time devoted to other reading material and guided research during the course is likely to be in the region 30 hours.


  • Attendance on Practical Course open to those who have successfully completed Introductory Course of the training OR
  • ……who have gained a valid qualification through another recognised hypnotherapy training establishment (please contact us to discuss).

Weekend 1

  • Introduction of Volunteer Clients
    •  How they applied for this treatment.
    • Description of their symptoms (if known).
  • Explanation/discussion of potential treatment process.
  • Requirements for pre-attendance of clients.
  • How to decide what symptoms can be helped with LCH.
  • Initial Consultation (demonstrated with each of the volunteer clients).
    • On Arrival.
    • Information required from patient in order for LCH treatment to proceed.
    • Information the patient requires in order to benefit from LCH treatment.
    • Induction techniques and sequences.
    • Termination the hypnotic state.
    • The role, effectiveness and application of post hypnotic suggestions.
    • Visualisation techniques.
    • Deepening and distraction techniques.
    • Obtaining required subconscious information.
  • Progressive Relaxation techniques.
  • Uses, limitations and benefits of audio recordings between treatment sessions.
  • Full discussion of volunteer clients, their symptoms, history, response to initial Consultation and reaction to experiencing hypnosis plus their prognosis and treatment plan.
  • Purposes and aim of first investigatory treatment session.
  • Demonstration of first investigatory session with each of the volunteer clients.
  • Phrasing of instructions and questions.
  • How/why abreaction / emotion might occur, how to deal with it effectively.
  • Hypnotisability, susceptibility, scales and categories of hypnosis.

Weekend 2

  • Witnessing of treatment sessions 3 and 4 with volunteer clients.
  • Deepening techniques – their uses, limitations, application and implementation.
  • Distraction techniques – their importance, application and design.
  • Ideo Motor Responses.
  • Introduction to Specific Questioning.
  • Treatment plan; desired progression per session.
  • Introduction to ‘SRBC’ as framework for treatment.
  • The difference between emotions & feelings and their roles in treatment.
  • Rapid and instant inductions.
  • Hypnotic terminology.
  • Psychological approaches.
  • Symptom suppression, behaviour modification or LCH treatment.
  • Note taking and record cards.
  • Language of the subconscious.
  • Directions for treatment.
  • Directions for Specific Questioning.
  • Contraindications to hypnosis, to common hypnotherapy methods and to LCH.
  • Treating ‘emotional problems’ (e.g. anger, melancholia, possessiveness, insecurities/confidence, fears/ phobias, nervousness, guilt).

Weekend 3

  • Witness treatment sessions 5 and 6.
  • Progression of techniques.
  • Understanding the ‘R’ and ‘B’ elements of the ‘SRBC’ framework.
  • Common & secondary reasons for subconscious creation of symptoms.
  • The Endocrine System.
  • Suggestion varieties.
  • Therapeutic interventions.
  • Transference & countertransference.
  • Rapport.
  • Listening skills and barriers to effective listening.
  • Non-verbal behaviour and communication.
  • Treating negative and/or destructive thinking, intrusive thoughts and self-sabotage.
  • Habits, addictions, dependencies and compulsions.
  • Smoking Cessation treatment.
  • Recording treatment and limitations of suggestion-based therapy.
  • Dealing with pain.
  • Treatment consent (informed, implied and express consent).
  • Confidentiality and ethics.
  • Professional boundaries.
  • Therapist’s responsibilities.
  • The Role of Companions.
  • Working With children.
  • Data Protection / GDPR .

Weekend 4

  • Witness treatment sessions 7 and 8.
  • Dealing with weight and eating issues /disorders.
  • Tension, stress and anxiety-based symptoms.
  • Treating other physically-based symptoms (e.g. blushing, hyperhidrosis, IBS, skin disorders).
  • Location, identification and understanding causative information.
  • Reinterpretation of causative incidents.
  • Recognition of ‘LBR’ and how to utilise this to free symptoms.
  • Correction of erroneous Beliefs and effects.
  • Hypnotherapy Background
    • The History of ‘Trance’
    • The History of ‘Suggestion’
    • The History of Hypnotherapy
    • The History of Subconscious understanding.

Weekend 5

  • Witness treatment sessions 9 and 10 (where required).
  • Checking procedures.
  • Amending and adapting the tools and techniques taught.
  • Additional techniques.
  • Expectations and achievements of the volunteer clients.
  • Terminating treatment.
  • Business Matters
    • Choosing where to practice
    • Marketing your practice
    • Practice Management
    • Professional Registration
    • Business Resources
    • Laws, Rules & Standards
    • Current legislation
    • Health and Safety
    • Advertising standards
    • Performing Rights Society
    • Professional Organisations.