Advanced Diploma in Professional Studies / BSc / Graduate Certificate / PGCert Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Language and Communication Techniques in Healthcare
Online using Moodle and Teams & Birmingham City University, City South Campus, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TN
About the training:
Advanced Diploma in Professional Studies/Graduate Certificate/BSc/PGCert Course in
Clinical Hypnosis: Language and Communication Techniques in Healthcare - For Healthcare Professionals
Please note that this course is going for re-validation at BCU September 2022. Therefore details on delivery, assessments etc have yet to be confirmed. If you are interested please email email@example.com and request to be added to the enquirers list to be kept updated.
This is the only course of this type that carries formal University accreditation at degree and post grad degree level (level 6 & 7) in the UK.
This course is not to train you as a hypnotherapist but to enhance and complement your skills within your specialist field as a health practitioner.
“Even though I have been using hypnosis in my own practice for years, I have learned so much in the first 2 days of the course that I have come out of ' the closet ' as it were. I have a renewed confidence and am practicing hypnosis in front of colleagues now openly! I highly recommend this course….” Oncologist
The course specifically aims to enable a wide range of healthcare professionals to share their experiences in the various areas of clinical hypnosis from different perspectives, to support students to reflect on their own experiences and gain a deeper insight into applying clinical hypnosis to their practice.
This award is based upon an existing, well established and subscribed course offered to Doctors, Dental Practitioners, Dental Nurses, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Midwives and other healthcare professionals registered with the HCPC, where the provision of hypnosis could become, or is part of their professional role. The award will be delivered by accredited members BSCAH.
The underpinning philosophy of the course will support the specialist student to blend together new learning with their existing knowledge and experience. Ultimately, the course aims to support the students to produce summative work that is highly relevant to their own professional practice and chosen clinical area to impact positively on care delivery and outcomes by utilising knowledge and skills of clinical hypnosis.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
Why This Course?
"This is what I have been waiting for, for so many years." Nurse
Current healthcare services are under immense strain and healthcare professionals are exhausted, burnt out and often demoralised.
Evidence tells us that communication is fundamental to health outcomes, patient experience and quality of care as well as limiting potential litigation.
This innovative course has been developed to meet the needs of a wide range of registered healthcare professionals, where the provision of hypnosis could become or is part of your professional role.
It aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of hypnotic language as a form of communication within individual specialities, particularly when working with anxious or stressed patients/clients in a medical, dental, or health/social care context.
It will help you to develop your professional and personal communication skills.
Why Choose Us?
"I have enjoyed the last couple of days & felt the academic and practical content was very well balanced. There is a lot to learn & understand but the arena makes it safe to explore issues. I was hesitant in relation to how I could use hypnosis initially but now can foresee how I can incorporate it into my future practice." Anaesthetist
BSCAH has considerable experience in supporting healthcare professionals and has successfully partnered with BCU since 2016.
The teaching team are BSCAH Accredited and are specialists within the field.
A truly multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning where professional hierarchy is left at the door.
Techniques learned on the course will positively impact on patient care while recognising the current stresses and high pressured environments.
Graduates have the opportunity to continue their studies with BCU and to access ongoing support and CPD through joining BSCAH.
"I felt that as a professional within the NHS, the course was appropriate, full of depth and clinical relevance. The tutors showed great knowledge and ability to teach." Dentist
Entry Requirements (UK) level 6 & 7
This course is suitable for healthcare professionals who hold current professional registration with a UK recognised professional regulatory body for example the GMC; GDC; NMC, HCPC, BaDn, BACP (Accredited), BABCP (Accredited).
Applicants will need confirmation of support in their workplace for developing the necessary skills to successfully complete the course.
Students must also provide evidence of indemnity insurance for provision of hypnosis as part of their professional practice. For those students whose current professional indemnity insurance does not cover them for the practice of hypnosis (or those with Crown Indemnity), the team will signpost them to an independent provider of indemnity for the practice of hypnosis.
Prior to commencing the level 6 course, applicants must show evidence that they have:
achieved 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 (equivalent to a Foundation Degree or Dip HE)
Applicants who have not achieved the equivalent to a Foundation Degree or Dip HE may apply to do the Advanced Diploma in Professional Studies award.
Applicants are advised to contact the Academic Development Department for advice on the appropriate entry level for them. Applicants can also discuss this with the Course Leader or Academic Advisor.
Prior to commencing the level 7 course, applicants must show evidence that they have:
a first degree or evidence of recent professionally related study at diploma or degree level
Additionally, an IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 or equivalent.
Provisional Dates 2023 (TBC, these are subject to change)
Freshers Day (Virtual)
Saturday 14th January 2023 (Time TBC)
Module 1 Day 1 (Virtual)
Sat 21st Jan 2023
Module 1 Day 2 & 3 (f2f at BCU)
Friday 10th Feb & Sat 11th Feb 2023
Module 2 (Virtual)
22nd April & 6th May 2023
Module 3 Day 1 (Virtual)
17th June 2023
Module 3 Day 2 & 3 (f2f at BCU)
Fri 7th & Sat 8th July 2023
This is the only academic level 6 or 7 stand alone university accredited course in clinical hypnosis and communicative techniques in the UK. If you are a registered healthcare professional who is seeking to improve your clinical skills through learning the theory and application of hypnosis and communication skills, this course is for you. You will learn how to develop and apply your communication and personal stress management skills whilst gaining theoretical and practical knowledge of hypnosis and related techniques. This will help you in busy clinical settings and improve and enhance your consultation skills. This programme is delivered by BSCAH in partnership with Birmingham City University, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. The programme is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for clinical hypnosis.
Please note that this course is going for re-validation at BCU September 2022. Therefore details on delivery, assessments etc have yet to be confirmed.
Paying for the course and reserving a place
“The course organisers have been fantastic in making the process of joining and starting the journey a really smooth process. A wonderful team is supporting the organisation of this course. The help offered is invaluable.” ODP
Total amount payable £2400
A deposit of £480 must be made to reserve a place. Our refund policy is available upon request.
There are two payment options available:
Payment in full on application.
Deposit and instalments. £480 deposit to be paid on application. The remaining £1920 in full or by standing order in 4 monthly instalments of £480 on or before:
30th January 2023
28th February 2023
30th March 2023
30th April 2023
Securing a place early in the year
Please be aware that demand is high and this annual course becomes fully subscribed quickly with places being awarded on a strictly first come first served basis. Please register your interest via email firstname.lastname@example.orgFor further information regarding payments and refunds please email Hilary Walker E: email@example.com