Hypnosis Courses & Workshops

Do you wish to attend or sponsor a hypnosis presentation or training in your area? …or do you hire speakers or trainers for your business or organization? Two types of seminars and workshops are available:

  • For the General Public. Seminars for anyone wishing to learn about the uses of hypnosis and self-hypnosis as a powerful self-help tool in areas such as stop smoking, losing weight, overcoming depression, controlling anxiety, and managing chronic pain. Bruce Eimer is the author of the highly praised book, Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now! (2nd ed., 2008, Crown House Publishing).
  • For Professional Hypnotherapists and Health Professionals: Courses and continuing education workshops for psychologists, healthcare providers, professional hypnotherapists, and students of hypnosis.

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*Intensive Hypnotherapy Training Program

In late February and early April, 2017, Bruce Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP and Roy Hunter, MS, CHt will be co-teaching the full hypnotherapy certification course at the Behavior Therapy Center, just outside of Philadelphia. The first two quarters will be a two-week intensive, followed by a two-week intensive for the last two quarters several weeks later. This course is approved by both the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) as well as the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP).

Classes are open to psychologists, physicians, nurses, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, pastoral counselors, and professional hypnotherapists, and students in these disciplines. Note that classes are open to hypnotherapists and those who wish to learn professional hypnotherapy, whether or not they are already in the mental health profession. Those with previous training may, with instructor approval, enroll in whatever quarter(s) you believe will round out your training.

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*Hypnotherapy for Pain Management: Principles & Practice

The use of hypnosis for pain relief and pain management in various contexts and settings (medical, dental, psycho-therapeutic, hospice, addictions) is backed by a multitude of empirical and clinical research studies. In fact, hypnosis is considered, not just a complementary, or alternative treatment modality for pain; it is considered an empirically supported and validated treatment. Bruce Eimer is the published author of Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now! (2nd ed., 2008, Crown House Publishing) and also the co-author with Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., ABPP of Pain Management Psychotherapy (1998, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).

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(This workshop is available in either a 1-day or 2-day format.)

*Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: Principles & Practice

The use of hypnosis for facilitating the change of dysfunctional behavior and harmful habits such smoking and overeating is backed by empirical evidence. In this one-day workshop, Bruce teaches how to use the brief cognitive hypnosis approach to help clients stop smoking often in just one visit. The course also covers strategies for follow-up with clients who do not respond in the first visit. The course is based on the material in the book Brief Cognitive Hypnosis: Facilitating the Change of Dysfunctional Behavior (Zarren & Eimer). Bruce is also the author of the CD/workbook program, Dr. Eimer’s Best Stop Smoking with Hypnosis Program.

*Client Centered Parts Therapy

This workshop is based on Roy Hunter’s book, Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution: Introducing Parts Therapy (2005, Crown House Publishing). Parts Therapy (along with its variations, such as Ego State Therapy) is a proven and effective hypnotherapy technique to help clients overcome their conscious and unconscious resistance to change through the resolution of inner conflicts. Roy, who was a student of Parts Therapy pioneer, Charles Tebbetts (author of Miracles on Demand), has updated Tebbetts’s work over the years, and is a co-founder of the Tebbetts Parts Therapy Foundation. Roy teaches Parts Therapy workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Bruce, who has studied Parts Therapy with Roy and Ego State Therapy with the late Helen Watkins and Jack Watkins, specializes in the use of Parts Therapy to help clients stop smoking, lose weight and manage chronic pain. You will return to your practice with effective techniques to help clients overcome their blocks to change and symptom relief (e.g., keeping the weight off, stopping smoking for good). Look at the Calendar for dates and locations of upcoming Parts Therapy workshops taught by Roy and/or Bruce.

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(This workshop is available in either a 1-day or 2-day format.)

*Hypnotic Regression Therapy

This workshop is based on the body of work presented in the highly-praised books, The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy: A Clinical Guide (Roy Hunter & Bruce Eimer, 2012, Crown House Publishing), and Ideomotor Signals for Rapid Hypnoanalysis: A How-To Manual (Dabney Ewin & Bruce Eimer, 2006, Charles Thomas Publishers). In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively use hypnotic regression techniques to help clients discover and release the cause(s) of their unconscious resistance to change. You will also learn the importance difference between leading and guiding, in order to minimize the risk of “false memories”.

You will return to your practice with effective hypnotherapeutic techniques to help clients overcome their symptoms (e.g., fear of flying) as opposed to just coping with their symptoms. This workshop is available in either a 1-day or 2-day format. Look at the Calendar for dates and locations of upcoming presentations by either Roy Hunter or Dr. Eimer.

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(This workshop is available in either a 1-day or 2-day format.)

*Minimizing the Risks of Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy

As with any other treatment modality, psychotherapy entails risks. Risks cannot be avoided by ignoring them. Therefore, we need to know what they are. This one-day workshop examines the main risks for therapists in practicing psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, and covers ways to minimize the risks of inadvertent negative consequences. Fundamentals of therapy risk management are covered as a foundation for beginners and review for experienced practitioners. Safeguards that should be heeded by all practitioners are discussed.

Professional Hypnosis Training

Comprehensive professional hypnosis training ranging from basic hypnosis to advanced hypnotherapy is available for hypnotherapists, psychologists (CE credit hours offered), and all health professionals using hypnosis who wish to increase their competency and expand their areas of expertise. It includes (but is not limited to) material covered in Roy Hunter’s and Bruce Eimer’s “Diversified Client Centered Hypnosis” training course, Jordan Zarren’s and Bruce Eimer’s Brief Cognitive Hypnosis material, and the Dave Elman methods. The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association has approved this course, and will grant continuing education credits for its members who expand their expertise in the art of hypnosis; and other hypnosis associations may do likewise.

Currently Bruce and Roy are each available for mentoring either in-person or by phone (or Skype). Bruce is the author of multiple texts, including: Pain Management Psychotherapy (1998, John Wiley), Brief Cognitive Hypnosis, and Ideomotor Signaling for Rapid Hypnoanalysis (2006, Charles Thomas). Roy is also the author of multiple texts, including The Art of Hypnosis and The Art of Hypnotherapy (both published by Crown House Publishing). You may reduce the in-person rate by attending with one to four colleagues.

Full certification courses are planned for the future. If you are interested, put your name on our contact list to be notified of the first class.

logo-apa-approved-sponsor*The professional workshops preceded with an asterisk (*) are approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) for Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists. Note on the calendar whether the event offers CE credit. Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D. and The Behavior Therapy Center, P.C. are approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D. and The Behavior Therapy Center, P.C. maintain responsibility for these programs and their contents.