Hilary Walker (E: BSCAHMidlandsbranch@outlook.com, Tel: 07702492867) is your Branch Secretary.

Diploma/BSc Conversion Course in Clinical Hypnosis
and Related Techniques

Midlands Branch of BSCAH are pleased to announce that we have been successful in forming a collaborative partnership with Birmingham City University (BCU) Faculty of Health Education and Life Sciences and we are now delivering a University Diploma/BSc course/Graduate Certificate. This is the only University Accredited level 6 stand-alone BSc conversion course to run in the UK. Download the course leaflet here. 

The dates for the training starting September 2018 are as follows:

Module 1 - 14th-15th September 2018
Module 2 - 23rd - 24th November 2018
Module 3a - 8th - 9th Febuary 2019
Module 3b - 8th - 9th March 2019

Course Description:

This award is based upon an existing well established and subscribed course offered to Doctors, Dentists, Psychologists, Dental Nurses, 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 of the Midlands Branch of BSCAH, using their own in-house learning materials and resources. This will be the 60th year in which the Midlands Branch has successfully run courses in hypnosis.

The purpose of this award is to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of hypnosis within their individual health field, particularly those working with anxious or stressed patients or clients whether in a medical, dental or health/social context. The course will also allow students to learn to manage their own stress levels when interacting with both patients/clients and colleagues together with goal setting techniques while developing interpersonal communication skills.

The award comprises 3 modules and is delivered over 8 face to face contact days at BCU (4 Fri/Sats) over the period of an academic year, with the remainder being self-directed study, enabling students to work at an individual pace. The modules will be a mixture of theory, practical sessions and discussion. Students will enrol with BCU, receive learning materials in the form of module handbooks, and have access to the University Library and online facilities to guide them through the award. They will have also access to the course tutors and a BCU award leader who will provide additional support via e-mail and\or telephone for assignments. Successful completion of a reflective diary, 3 written assignments, and a viva voce will form the basis of the award.

The content of the three modules will cover both basic theory and practice of hypnosis and stress management with emphasis on theoretical underpinnings and targeting those areas where hypnotic approaches can be useful; such as anxiety and pain. The coursework will also focus on the principles and practice of stress and anxiety management for both practitioners and patients. As the course progresses more advanced techniques for specific problems will be explored and taught.

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The award has been designed with the following understanding of Hypnosis:
Hypnosis is a term used for a state of altered consciousness. This altered state is different from both wakefulness and sleep. It occurs naturally in the course of everyday life (Erikson and Rossi 1980). Whenever a person is in a state of emotional distress there may be a trance state present (Spiegal and Spiegal 2004). The importance of recognising and studying the trance state comes from the phenomena which accompany it (Batino and South 1999). While in a trance state a person becomes powerfully receptive at an unconscious level to suggestions, turning their own vulnerable state into a basis for effective treatment (Bernheim 1990). This can be used for the reduction of both emotional pain and distress (Griffin and Tyrell 2004) and physical pain (Barber 1996), hence the usefulness of hypnosis in medicine, dentistry and health/social care settings and the inherent dangers of hypnosis used by non-professionals.
Award aims and learning outcomes:

This award addresses the increasing evidence for the efficacy of hypnosis and provides students with a sound evidence based introduction to hypnosis, enabling students to obtain a foundation of knowledge and skills as an aid to the practice of hypnosis.

The Module Learning Outcomes are mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy SFHCNH23

• Demonstrate knowledge and a systematic understanding of the underpinning historical, theoretical, and ethical principles and practice of hypnosis.

• Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse a range of hypnotherapeutic techniques and exercises to support practical application.

• Demonstrate the ability to reflect upon and critically evaluate the complex processes involved in hypnotherapy practice and communicate the findings to specialist and non specialist audiences.

Qualifications offered:

All students will study 60 credits at level 6 however the course offers 3 different exit qualifications. A student’s exit qualification is dependent upon the number of academic credits held prior to entry onto the course. If a student has a diploma qualification e.g Dip HE nursing (that is 120 credits at level 5) on successful completion of the 60 credits they will be awarded a BSc in Clinical Hypnosis and Related Techniques.

If a student has less than 120 level 5 or has 120 at level 4, on successful completion of the 60 credits they will be awarded an Advanced Professional Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Related Techniques.

If a student has a qualification which was awarded prior to the Academic Credit system, on successful completion they will be awarded an Advanced Professional Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Related Techniques.

If a student already has a degree qualification on successful completion of the 60 credits they will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis and Related Techniques.

Total amount payable for the course is £2400. There are two payment options available:
1. Payment in full on application by cheque or bank transfer
2. £1000 non-refundable deposit to be paid by 29th July 2018. The remaining £1400 in full by cheque or by standing order in 4 monthly instalments of £350 on:
30th September 2018
30th October 2018
30th November 2018
 30th December 2018

For application, further information including venue, dates and fees or clarification please contact Hilary Walker Branch Secretary, Midlands BSCAH at BSCAHMidlandsbranch@outlook.com

Look forward to seeing you!           
Simon Barnett BDS LDSRCS AdvDipClinHyp
BSCAH Accredited member of BSCAH Nominated Course Leader


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