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Transformations School of Clinical Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy practitioner course in Nottingham


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Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Mind Coaching (full practitioner course)

Next course starts September 2022- booking now

Discounts for early bookings 

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Course Prospectus

Please find below the most important details about our course, namely the course contents, dates and price details.

For the full version of this prospectus including the booking form please email robert@nottinghamcoaching.co.uk

This is a full practitioner course which consists of one weekend per month for 11 months (130 hours of classroom time approx.)

Classes are small (typically between 5 and 7 students) and our approach is relaxed and informal.

We have been running our course for 14 years and we keep up to date with therapy techniques, coaching strategies, mind-body science and stress management techniques.

The Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Mind Coaching offered by the Transformations School of Clinical Hypnosis has been Assessed and Validated at Practitioner Level by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Graduates from this course are eligible for professional registration with The General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSC's Registering Agency) at full Practitioner status, together with the acquisition of the industry-based award - The General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP).

For more information about the GHR please visit www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com


Course highlights

Your trainers


Robert McKinnon is a highly respected hypnotherapy trainer, mainly because of his straightforward and easy-to-understand approach. As such he has provided training to doctors as part of the NHS training programme for General Practitioners. His courses and CPD workshops attract students and therapists from all over the UK and Europe.

Robert has been in practice for more than 20 years, working in both London and Nottingham, and has been teaching for 14 years. He uses, and teaches, a client-centred approach to therapy and has helped many hundreds of people overcome a wide range of issues and problems. He has been a regular guest on BBC Radio and his work has been featured in Cosmopolitan and Zest magazines.

Robert is assisted by

Dr. Steve Lowe is a retired dentist and qualified hypnotherapist and will present a scientific perspective on hypnotherapy, the mind-body connection and stress response. Steve will also assist with the practical sessions.

Louise Page is an experienced hypnotherapist and will be covering past-life regression.

I think doing your course was the best decision I ever made

- Emma Madeley, Notts

I have never known a more helpful, accommodating, dedicated tutor ever. This course has not just set me up for a whole new business change, it has changed my life completely and help me discover myself too! I cannot thank you enough Robert! 

- Mandy Jackson, Derby


Course contents

MODULE 1 : What is hypnosis. The history of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Hypnotic inductions and deepeners. Depths of trance. Time distortion. Mindfulness. Personality types; the Warriors, Settlers and Nomads model. Assignment.

MODULE 2 : Hypnotherapy;- which conditions respond best. The subconscious mind and the mind-body link. Steve Peters’ “Chimp” model. Suggestion therapy - direct and indirect. Working with analytical and resistant clients. The ‘Analytical Imp’. How to write scripts for confidence and self-esteem. Assignment.

MODULE 3 : The brain and the mind-body link from a scientific perspective; how memories are laid down. Understanding the stress response (all presented by Dr Steve Lowe). Stress management. Self-hypnosis. Assignment.

MODULE 4 : Meeting the client. Building rapport. Clean language. Taking notes. Transference. Who not to treat - psychosis and neurosis. Analytical therapy part 1 - Regression to cause. How to handle abreaction. Inner child healing including the “informed child” and the “time machine”. Assignment.

MODULE 5 : Analytical therapy part 2 - Free association and the tv/video technique. Ideo-motor signals. Working “content free”. Gold Counselling. The work of Milton Erickson. Metaphor and reverse metaphor. Assignment.

MODULE 6 : NLP theory. NLP techniques;- reframing, anchoring, swish, rewind technique (Fast Phobia Cure), the NLP “secret technique”, future pacing. Assignment.

MODULE 7 : Secondary gains. Parts Integration Therapy masterclass. Miscellaneous approaches in brief:- Havening, Meridian therapies (EFT, TFT etc.), The “Three Principles” of Mind, Consciousness and Thought. Brainworking Recursive Therapy, and more. Assignment.

MODULE 8 : Application of techniques learned – working with anxiety, phobias, habits etc. Case studies. Mind coaching in sport, business etc. including the “four quadrants”, the performance triangle, neutral thinking. Understanding the science behind the peak performance “zone” and how to use mindful meditation for peak performance.

MODULE 9 : Specialist areas :- Smoking cessation and weight management - various theories and approaches. Pain management. Written exam (done at home).

MODULE 10 : Setting up in practice:- Where to practice. How much to charge, supervision and CPD. Legal and ethical requirements. Reflective practice. Marketing your practice and attracting clients. Practical exam

MODULE 11 : Review of the course. Extended practical sessions. Past life regression (presented by Louise Page). Award of diplomas and end of course celebration.

Course dates

Our next course starts in September 2022

Dates to be confirmed shortly

Note. If you miss a day or even a weekend there are various ways of catching up. Missing a further weekend, however, would be more of a problem. 

Robert's patient teaching style and ongoing supplement would be difficult to equal. Joining the course is one of the best decisions I've made.

- Shayne Rice, Nottingham

 From the teaching to the syllabus and course material, I found the course thorough, professional and highly enjoyable.  There was much opportunity to discuss the material and practice new skills with the tutor and the group so there was a good balance of theory and practice.  The best course I've ever taken! 

Helen Falconer, Nottingham

This course was a revelation, I learned a huge amount across a wide range of concepts. Robert McKinnon really practices what he preaches through his small group practical sessions with open discussion gently led by him. An excellent tutor with great results! A great foundation for a future in Mind Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy

Tony Dawes, Newark

Reading list

Essential reading

Brian Roet : Understanding Hypnosis (recommend for pre-course reading)

Terence Watts : Warriors, Settlers & Nomads

Jeremy Lazarus : Successful NLP

Roy Hunter : The Art of Hypnotherapy

Recommended reading 

Roy Hunter : The Art of Hypnosis

Dave Elman : Hypnotherapy

Georges Philips and Lyn Buncher : Gold Counselling

Roger P. Allen : Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy : The Complete Works

Richard Bandler : Using Your Brain for a Change

Bandler and Grinder : Frogs Into Princes

S. Rosen : My Voice Will Go With You

David Hamilton : How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

Norman Doidge : The Brain That Changes Itself

Steve Peters : The Chimp Paradox

Michael Neill : Supercoach

Michael Neil : The Inside Out Revolution

Jack Pransky : Somebody Should Have Told Us


Course venue

The course is held at our own premises; Orchid Therapy Centre, Westdale Lane, Carlton, Nottingham.

As well as the main training room we have two smaller rooms for the all-important practical sessions. 

Cost of the course

The course costs £2200, made up of the following:- £100 deposit to secure your place, and £2100 to be paid by February 28th 2022

Early payment discount options:- 

Option 1 : Two payments of £800 (the first by November 30th and the second by February 28th)

Option 2 : A single payment of £1400 by November 30th to confirm your place

Contact us

If you wish to book or would like to receive the full version of the prospectus please contact me.

Phone : 0115 9871581

email : robert@nottinghamcoaching.co.uk or robertmc001@aol.com

Thank you for your interest in our course, Robert McKinnon

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