Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT®)


What is Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is the integretation of cognitive behavioural therapy with hypnosis and hypnotherapy. ]

However this is not simply adding hypnosis to some CBT (although this quite simple approach can be quite effective). Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is special integration of hypnotherapy and CBT in three ways:

Firstly hypnosis is understood in terms of the "cognitive-behavioural model" rather than as an altered state of consciousness or trance. This means that we understand hypnosis as particularly way of paying attention with certain level of motivation, expectation and imaginal involvement - i.e we explain hypnosis in terms of aspects of normal psychology without having to resort to somewhat "magical" notions such as trance or altered state of consciousness.

Secondly when attempting to understand the client's problems and develop a working model of the why certain issues are presenting (the "case conceptualisation") we would conceieve the problem as being a problem in terms of negative self-hypnosis (responding to negative automatic ideas as if they are true).

Thirdly the interventions (treatment elements and tasks) are an integration of cognitive behavioural treatments with hypnosis (although it's important to note that lots of CBT treatments orginally were used with hypnosis - relaxation training, systematic desensistisation etc).



Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

If you’re interested in becoming a hypnotherapist, this is the place to look.  The UK College, where I am Vice-Principal, run a Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy, based on mainstream peer-reviewed research on hypnosis and psychotherapy.  This training course has been running for about a decade and is well-known in the hypnotherapy field.  It has been carefully designed to meet accreditation criteria of the main hypnotherapy registers and to lead to registration as a hypnotherapy practitioner.  It is externally accredited by several of the leading organisations in the field.

The Diploma course is suitable for all levels - from those looking to retrain into a new career through to experienced counsellors, psychologists and also current hypnotherapists.

The hypnotherapy training is divided into the following three stages, each of which is repeated several times a year. They can be taken close together or spread over a year, giving you complete flexibility when planning your training. Each stage consists of seven days of classroom training, a total of 168 hours over 21 days.

Training Course dates:

Stage 1 Foundation Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy

  • 6th July to 12th July 2013
  • 14th – 20th September 2013
  • 30th November – 6th December 2013
  • 8th – 14th February 2014

Stage 2 Advanced Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy

  • 12th – 18th October 2013
  • 1st – 7th March 2014

Stage 3 Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy

  • 9th – 15th November 2013
  • 22nd – 28th March 2014
Read more about the Diploma in Hypnotherapy here:




mark davis hypnotherapist
Mark Davis
Dip. Hyp., BSc (Psy. & Phil), GHR (Reg), GHQP

Cognitive Hypnotherapist
(trained in Hypno-CBT®)
Meditation Instructor
Yoga Philosophy Teacher

Principal of The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” - Buddha