INSTITUTE OF NATURAL THERAPY
General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
The Professional Training in Hypnotherapy course offered by the
Institute of Natural Therapy has been Assessed and Validated at
Practitioner Level by The General Hypnotherapy Standards
Council (UK). Successful graduates are eligible for professional
registration with The General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSC’s
All I.N.T. hypnotherapists are included in, and accredited by, the
National Regulatory Register for Hypnotherapy
THE AIMS OF THE COURSE
• To encourage those with a general interest in the subject to obtain a fuller
understanding of the practical applications of Hypnotherapy, enabling
them to assist in the promotion of the fuller use and further advancement
of this healing art.
• To instruct members of associated professions in the theory and practical
application of hypnosis to expand the facilities of their chosen field.
• To instruct suitable students in the theory and practical application of
hypnosis so that they can become competent practitioners in
• To encourage those who so wish, and who are proved to be competent, to
set up in practice as members of the Institute of Natural Therapy.
THE INSTITUTE OF NATURAL THERAPY
The I.N.T. is a well-established Institute, founded in 1987. First and
foremost, it aims to provide the best treatment and to protect the interests of
the patient. It was set up:
• to gather together into one organisation the best therapists in a number of
• to ensure that the training given to prospective therapists is to the highest
• to ensure that the training is followed up with help, guidance, advice and
• to ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained by its
• to provide an organisation to which the general public and the media can
go for information and advice.
The I.N.T. is a member organisation of G.H.S.C. (General
Hypnotherapy Standards Council)
As a prospective student for this training course, you may rest assured
that the quality of your tuition will be to the highest standards. While the
I.N.T. is not a training organisation, it does recognise and authorise Tutors
who are both tried and tested in their own fields and have undergone a
rigorous Teacher Training Course to I.N.T. standards.
The I.N.T. also has to be satisfied that you are competent. At the end
of the course you will sit the Entrance Examination. If you are successful in
this, you will receive a certificate and be invited to apply for Licentiate
Membership of the Institute, which will give you access to all its facilities
including the support of a personal tutor for 3 years. After this time you can
apply to a review body for Full Membership. Your tutor will explain this to
you at the Pre-Course Interview.
The most important meeting of the year is the Annual General Meeting,
which is open to all members. Apart from dealing with I.N.T. business, the
Annual General Meeting gives all members the chance to get together to
discuss any problems, business matters, techniques, etc.
I.N.T. hypnotherapists are Nationally Registered Hypnotherapists and
are accredited by the National Regulatory Register for Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is just one of a number of disciplines that have, in the past,
been included under the heading of 'alternative medicine', although that term is
now becoming obsolete. Such disciplines now tend to be called
'complementary' rather than 'alternative'. Other disciplines in this field include
acupuncture, shiatsu (acupressure), reflexology, herbalism and many others
which are becoming more widespread as people learn more about them.
Of all these different therapies, some have emerged as being notable for
their success rates. Hypnotherapy is one such. As a result, we find that
members of the medical profession are now not only acknowledging the value
of these different approaches, but are learning to use them themselves.
Hypnotherapy is a very special practice because, as yet, its true
limitations remain unknown. It seems to be going through an evolutionary
process in which new uses are continually being discovered.
Its origins date back to the early civilisations where it ranked as one of
the main forms of treatment. However, with the march of world powers, it sank
into obscurity and became lost. It was rediscovered in the 18th century, but
remained dormant until the 20th century, being viewed as a strange curiosity
having no particular use. It was then found to have therapeutic applications.
Since that time, hypnotherapy has blossomed. Perhaps the best known of
its applications has been the anti-smoking therapy and weight reduction
programmes. It has also been used for all manner of social problems from bed-
wetting to improving a golf swing, from examination nerves to stammering.
The use of hypnotherapy in the treatment of psychological problems such as
anxiety, tension, depression and phobias is now commonplace. This is also true
for many psychophysiological problems like eczema and psoriasis.
The width of this field of applications has caused hypnotherapists to
investigate other possibilities which have yielded very impressive results. In
recent years, it has proved successful in treating such things as brain tumours
and cancer, and the indications are that it may find further use in the treatment
of other 'incurables' such as multiple sclerosis.
In considering these uses, one may be forgiven for thinking that the
techniques must be very complicated and involved. However, with good
training they are not difficult to learn. The real skill lies in their effective
The following is a list of the subjects, which must be covered on any
Hypnotherapy course designed to prepare students for the I.N.T. Entrance
Examination. Please note that this syllabus represents the MINIMUM
educational requirement for I.N.T. acceptance. Courses are tailored to the
needs of the individual student and last a minimum of 14 intensive course
days, followed by a further day for the I.N.T. Entrance Examination.
• THE I.N.T. - ITS PURPOSE AND AIMS.
- The organisation
- Access to I.N.T. facilities
- All students to experience the hypnotic state themselves
- All students will witness actual therapy (live or on video)
- All students to demonstrate the ability to induce the hypnotic state.
• SETTING UP A PRACTICE
# Requirements for a Centre
- Location of a Centre
- Rooms and their layout
- Office equipment
- Telephone and answering machine
- Tape & CD recorders
- Tape & CD copiers
- Business and appointment cards
- Patient’s record cards
- Appointment book
- Through exhibitions and stalls
- In newspapers and Yellow Pages
- Using leaflets and booklets
- A.S.A. rules as applied to hypnotherapy
# Legal requirements
- Sole traders and limited companies
- Keeping accounts
- Their duties and telephone answering techniques
• THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND HYPNOTHERAPY
- The subconscious mind and the conscious mind
- The influences that mould personality
- How problems arise
- The importance of causes
- An explanation of hypnosis
- How to use it and what to use it for
- Types of suggestion
- Use of visualisation techniques
- Use of cassette tapes and/or CDs
- Establishing rapport
- Establishing underlying needs and objectives
- Keeping records
• INDUCING HYPNOSIS
- Finger test
- Induction procedures
- Deepening procedures
- Correct use of suggestibility
- Suggestibility testing procedures
• SPECIFIC TREATMENTS
- Self hypnosis
- Making personal treatment tapes
- The pros and cons of NLP & regression therapy
• COLLECTING INFORMATION
- Anxiety tests
- The ideomotor response (I.M.R.)
- Age regression & past-life regression
• SPECIFIC SUBJECTS
- The reconditioning and re-education of the subconscious mind
• IN DEPTH SUBJECTS
- Neurobiology and therapy
- Genetics and heredity
- Habits and addictions
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Treating physical conditions
- Medical classification systems
- Weight problems
A FEW USEFUL POINTERS
1. A good therapist is one who cares about people.
2. Although useful, it is not necessary to have an extensive knowledge of the
techniques of psychology and psychiatry. It is more important to have an
understanding of human nature. You should always talk to patients in their
language, using terminology they understand.
3. Hypnotherapy is a specialist profession. To be really good at it, one has to
become a full-time therapist. It is very difficult to become fully effective if
half your life is spent in a stressful job while the other half is spent trying to
get patients to relax. Of course, full time practice is something you can work
towards gradually while honing your skills. And the techniques may also
help you to become more relaxed in yourself and better able to order your life
4. This course has been designed to be PRACTICAL. The aim of this course
is to train you to the point where you can effectively treat a number of
problems, some of which are quite serious. You will also know how to set up
on your own.
5. If you do well on the course and pass the entrance examination, you will be
offered membership of the I.N.T., which will enable you to communicate with
other therapists throughout the country. It will also help you to keep up to
date with the latest developments in the profession. The I.N.T. will
automatically include your details on the National Regulatory Register for
6. Once accepted into the I.N.T., a HELPLINE will be available to you which
will be of great service while you are starting up in this exciting profession.
7. The I.N.T. operates an equal opportunities policy. As long as you are
mature enough, you will be accepted onto the course.
8. This course is varied in its approach. You will spend interactive time with
a tutor; undergo supervised practice; undertake some home study; prepare for
your assessment; prepare an assessment tape; sit an examination and have
complete access to a tutor.
THE END RESULT
At the end of the course you will sit the entrance examination for
membership of the Institute of Natural Therapy. Your paper will be sent to the
I.N.T. Examination Panel for appraisal and marking. Assuming you pass, you
will be offered Licentiate membership of the Institute.
This would give you the right to practise hypnotherapy under the I.N.T.
banner. Joining the I.N.T. would also give you access to a HELPLINE for
your first three years in therapy together with regular District and National
I.N.T. meetings where you can meet other members for informal discussions.
Becoming an I.N.T. member would mean that your details would be
included on the National Regulatory Register for Hypnotherapy, which would
also give you the right to include the letters “N.R.H.” (Nationally Registered
Hypnotherapist) after your name.
After a suitable period of practice as a Licentiate member, you would be
able to apply for a review board hearing to assess your eligibility for Full
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
I qualified as a Hypnotherapist in 2004, and have a keen interest in Hypnosis. I regularly attend
advance classes and read on the subject on a regular basis. My interest began when I had
Hypnotherapy in 2001, which I benefited from greatly. I have a therapy room at my coffee shop
The Magick Bean, Albert Road, Southsea, and have worked with over 300 Clients. I approach
Hypnosis with total commitment. I believe everyone has the ability to grow and that it is a choice
they have. Teaching is another way to continue to learn and I continue to learn from every class I
Please Print Application Form Below and Return by Post to
Mrs LM. Gleeson,
149 Valley Park Drive,
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Please give details of other courses taken and/or experience in this field
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I wish to make application for your Professional Training Course in Hypnotherapy.
I understand that I will be expected to attend a pre-course interview, without obligation. If, as a result of
this interview, I am offered a place and decide to accept it, I agree to pay a deposit of £200 at the interview
(or otherwise as agreed) and pay the remainder of the course fee on the first day of attendance (or otherwise
Please return to: Mrs,LM Gleeson. 149 Valley Park Drive, Clanfield, Hants, PO8 0PT