Next Hypno-CBT® Diploma dates:
Webcast: 23rd March Online: 1st Feb

FREE WEBINAR: A Career in Hypnotherapy Tues 7th Feb 7:30pm – Register

A career in hypnotherapy?
Explore the possibilities!

Do you want a fulfilling career helping others?

Do you want your own business that creates lasting, positive change in their lives?

In this free webinar, discover how hundreds of people have successfully become professional hypnotherapists and feel fulfilled every day helping people change and grow. 

And now you can too, wherever you are in the world! 

(Even if you have no idea if it’s possible or where to start.)

And if you're already a therapist  - discover how to add  modern hypnosis to your skillset.

Next webinar: Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 7:30pm BST

Watch this short video by Mark Davis, webinar host and
director of the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy:

It’s a lot of time, money and emotional risk to take the leap and retrain for a new career. 

Even if you feel unhappy in your current job, stuck in the ‘rat race’, constrained by corporate requirements - it’s scary to invest in such a big change. 

Too often the fear of the unknown stops people from pursuing their dream.

In this case your possible new future as a professional therapist, running your own business helping change lives.

And if you are already a therapist and want to create deeper, quicker change for your clients - is hypnosis the right choice?

Are these questions holding you back?

Is hypnotherapy a really viable profession?

Does hypnosis actually work ?

How do I find an effective training?

Hypnosis: the “entrancing” career - real or not?

Worth billions, the hypnotherapy industry is rife with myths, hype and confusion. From misleading television and movies, and trainers trying to sell you on how easy it is to make money hypnotising people - it's a truly minefield!

But what is hypnosis, really?
Does it involve spinning a pendant in front of your client? Or mind-control? Trance states? Accessing the unconscious mind?
Or is it a research-based, effective way for people to take back control and experience significant improvements in chronic pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD and bowel disorders? 

Allow us to clear up the confusion and debunk the myths that surround hypnosis!

Let us walk you through the scientific research so you can know what hypnosis is, how it works and what it can be effective for.

In this webinar we will cut through the promotional hype, show you what the research says about hypnosis - and here's the shocker - that the research conflicts with what is taught on most training courses!

We’ll introduce you to an evidence-based and accredited practitioner training that will enable you to have your own fully insured, legal therapy practice within 6 months.

Next webinar: Tuesday 7th February 2023 7:30pm
A unique, 2-hour session reviewing the research, debunking myths, helping you get clear about potential career options, and discover if the Hypno-CBT® course is right for you.
Webinar will be available on replay if you can't make this time slot.

The Hypno-CBT® Diploma:
the only Diploma you need to become an accredited, professional therapist

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What makes our Training different?


Everything we teach on the Hypno-CBT® Diploma is all evidence-based and science-aligned. Knowing your therapy practice is based on an extensive research base will give you a solid foundation and strong confidence even as a novice.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is know as the most effective psychotherapy. Many studies have demonstrated its efficacy increases with the addition of hypnosis. (1)


Nearly every hypnotherapy training programme teaches that hypnosis is a “trance state” - but the research does not support this myth! Learn about the modern “non-trance” model of hypnosis that is supported by research AND integrates with CBT and mindfulness.


The Diploma is an entirely web-based training that you can take anywhere in the world. With live support and practice sessions, you get to choose your training format to suit your schedule. Plus learn how to do therapy online!


The Diploma is comprehensive and academically strong, but most importantly it is vocationally focused and highly practical. 50% of the training is experiencing and trying out the huge range of therapeutic tools that you’ll learn to use to help your clients.


Once you sign up you can become a member of our active and supportive professional community – so you get the ongoing support with your new business to achieve the career you envision.

You don’t need any prior qualifications to take the course and qualify as a therapist. The Diploma will give you everything you need - the certification, skills, knowledge, confidence, and motivation - to start your own practice.

This is a full practitioner training.
With the Diploma course, you can be confident that you will have the accreditation required to practice as a professional. And a therapeutic skill set based on fundamental scientific principles of growth and healing.

Want to know more?

Next webinar: Tuesday 7th February 2023 7:30pm

The 2-hour session will answer the following questions:

Is hypnotherapy really credible as a therapeutic approach?

When new to hypnotherapy, it’s easy to be confused by all of the mystical and murky associations around hypnosis. Not to mention the grandiose claims of the hundreds of “world-famous” celebrity hypnotherapists!

In the webinar we’ll be discussing the most common misconceptions about hypnosis – and why it’s so important to question them, look to the science and use more research-informed ways of talking about hypnosis.

We’re passionate about cutting through the pop psychology and pseudoscience and educating people – both therapists and clients – in our modern, research-based approach to hypnotherapy.

How does the training work?

You might love the idea of a short, concise training that quickly provides you with the ability to start working with people helping them change - rather than a 4-year psychotherapy or counseling course.

But you might be thinking…how is it possible to fully qualify in such a short time?

And can the training really provide all the accreditation, skills, systems, tools for growth, and community support for you to make it work as a therapist?

The answer is YES! And in the webinar we will show you how, step by step.

We will also cover the Diploma training format options, and the flexibility we’ve designed into this programme - that allows you take it anywhere in the world.

Is a successful career as a hypnotherapist really possible?

Find out about how much you could earn as a hypnotherapist, what the market for your services is like and how to reach that market.

We’ll also share examples of people who have taken our training and then adapted it to work in different specialist niches:  

  • Personal & executive coaching
  • Pain management specialist
  • Stress management consultant
  • Meditation instructor

And so much more.

What makes Hypno-CBT® different?

We’ll cover basic, old school hypnotherapy and why the refined, modern model of Hypno-CBT® can create more effective change and reach more people. You'll learn how the idea of "trance" is not supported by research and creates a major obstacle in therapeutic work. ("Trance" is part of the hocus-pocus mythology around hypnosis that allows training schools to charge LOTS of money for courses that have little substance.)

The integration of hypnosis, CBT and mindfulness allows therapists to have enormous skill and flexibility in the way they integrate hypnosis with other techniques.

You’ll learn why the integration of hypnosis and CBT (widely acknowledged as the most effective psychotherapy approach) is so important. We will show you the research demonstrating that adding hypnosis to CBT improves results over CBT alone.

You can literally “turbo-charge” CBT by adding hypnosis!

Meet successful therapists who took the leap and made it!

This is your chance to hear directly from someone who has recently walked the path.

Our guest speaker was just like you a couple of years ago - unfulfilled, confused and unsure about whether they could make it work. 

In our webinar, you’ll hear from them exactly how the Diploma changed their life. Here’s what you will learn:

Why did they decide to shift careers and why did they choose the Hypno-CBT® Diploma rather than another training course?
How did they manage to set up a successful practice?
How much do they earn? (the big question!)
What’s a typical day and week like for a hypnotherapist?
What is the single most important thing in building and maintaining a career in hypnotherapy?

Your chance to become an “informed consumer” - learn how to navigate the swamp!

In this webinar, we’re also going to give you 3 exclusive reports to help you
 “navigate the swamp” of hype and pseudoscience. 

The 9 essential questions to ask any hypnotherapy training school 

We’ll go over the 9 vital questions to ask any training school you’ve shortlisted. Just go over the questions and take note of the answers they give you (if they can answer them!). The answers will help you find out if it's the best training course for you.

5 things you need to know before choosing a hypnotherapy course

We’ll show you exactly the mistakes most people make when it comes to choosing a hypnotherapy training course - and how to avoid them. These 7 things and the 9 questions are literally worth £100's of pounds in terms of the thousands they might save you if you choose the wrong training!

A report on the Medical and Scientific Status of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

You will also receive this extensive, five page report for free - we originally published this in 2010 and we've been updating it every year. This will enable you to clearly evaluate the claims presented by a training school.

Question: What can one wrong decision do?

Answer: Every year we see people who chose the wrong course.
Too many training courses are simply "not fit for purpose".
Choosing the wrong training course means you not only lose £1000s of pounds, and waste months or a year of your life.
Most importantly it is a lost opportunity with a deep impact on your hope and self-belief.

Don’t let that happen! 
Give yourself the skills and knowledge to make the right decision.
Become an "informed consumer" by joining this webinar.

Here's What Others Are Saying About Us

Chris People


“UKCHH is a centre of excellence for evidence-based therapy. I have trained with the college for a number of years, and every course offered, and every member of their teaching staff are first class.

Somehow UKCHH manages to balance discussion of current scientific and clinical issues and findings, with practical, experiential learning, and personal reflection and growth. I cannot rate them highly enough.

Dr Jonathan Pointer

BSc (Hons) M.St (Oxon) PsychD (Surrey) Dip CBH. C.Psychol AFBPsS HCPC reg

“As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, I highly recommend this course, because I know it will deeply enhance applied psychologists range of effective interventions across a wide variety of client issues.

It is also important to hold in mind that this course is so well crafted, that students with no prior knowledge of psychology and/or therapy, can take this course with the confidence that they will be given all the information that is required to become, with practice, competent cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapists.

Well done to the UKCHH team  team for all their hard work in developing and running this magnificent course."

Deborah Mends


“Within only a year of graduation I have been able to build a thriving hypnotherapy practice in one of the most beautiful regions of France, enjoying real intellectual satisfaction, the deep joy of bringing useful change to people’s lives, and the peace of mind of being able to make a good living.

I’m on a path of continual learning and deepening skills. Life doesn’t get better than this.”

Harriet Curry


“When I wanted a career change, I researched a lot of hypnotherapy practitioner courses and UKCHH highlighted itself as being the best, and did not disappoint.

I carried out the full online Level 4 Diploma as I worked full time. I was floored at how rich the content was, and how academically rigorous it was. The course is challenging, but that is exactly what I wanted. The quality of the teaching is phenomenal.

If you're interested in this qualification, I HIGHLY recommend UKCHH. The support system amongst the students as well is fantastic. The most genuine organisation I've been witness to in a long time. Thank you UKCHH."

This webinar is for you if:

You want to switch career.
You are unfulfilled in your current job and want to shift to a more rewarding career helping others change, while earning a good living for yourself. AND controlling your time!
You want to add to your skillset:
You are eager to level up in your existing career as a therapist so that you can create deeper, long-lasting change for your clients. And you want to find out if hypnotherapy is credible and whether it can help you grow your business.
You're Interested but unsure
You are not sure whether a career in hypnotherapy is the right path for you  - but you want to find out
You want a scientific understanding of hypnosis
You would like clarity about hypnosis, and to understand the various claims and misconceptions around hypnosis and hypnotherapy
You're fascinated by hypnosis
You want to take a journey of deep self-transformation using hypnosis and then perhaps turn that towards helping others.

"You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety."

- Abraham Maslow


Who are we?

The UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy is a hypnotherapy training provider specialising in modern, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioural theory and practice.

Established in 2003, we have blazed the trail in evidence-based hypnotherapy training.

We've  provided thousands of people with evidence-based practitioner training, integrating the power of hypnosis with the science of CBT.
We give you a clear pathway to full professional accreditation and ongoing support, so the career you envision becomes your reality. 

What is Hypno-CBT®?

At the College, we focus on the cognitive-behavioural approach to hypnotherapy and on our own special model of hypnosis combined with CBT and mindfulness, called Hypno-CBT®.

Hypno-CBT® is an integration of social, cognitive and behavioural psychology and psychotherapies with a modern approach to hypnosis. (Hint: we do not see hypnosis as trance!)

We also integrate wisdom and practices from the East: meditation, mindfulness and applied philosophy. Sometimes we call it an integration of the ancient (mindfulness), the magical (hypnosis) and the scientific (CBT).

This allows therapists to have enormous skill and flexibility in the way they integrate hypnosis with other techniques.

You will find out more about Hypno-CBT® - how and why it works - in the webinar!

What does ‘evidence-based’ actually mean?

This means we take a scientific approach and what we teach is based on known models of human change/learning, backed up by clinical and experimental research.
Hypnosis is a serious research topic in psychology.  There are well over ten thousand academic papers on hypnosis and hypnotherapy, dedicated academic research journals and dedicated hypnosis research labs at major universities. Hypnosis is a HOT topic in cognitive neuroscience!
In our courses we look at both experimental research - that's research into how hypnosis works - and also clinical research - or what hypnosis can be used for.

We make it simple and understandable (just as you would for clients).

If you’ve taken or are taking a degree in psychology – then you’ll particularly love this course. (Because on many courses what they teach conflicts with much of modern psychology).

Remember:  if you’re looking for a new career, then your training is the foundation of your new business. You want that foundation to be solid, based on research and grounded in science.

Is it safe to do hypnotherapy online? Is it effective?

These are great questions! The answers are: yes and yes! 

It is 100% safe and effective to learn and conduct hypnotherapy online. As we teach a non-state (non-trance) model of hypnotherapy, we do not endorse any ideas about getting 'stuck' in hypnosis (as it is not possible to do so!).  We teach hypnosis as self-hypnosis. We will explain more about this in the webinar.

Not only is it safe but it is very effective, Many research studies into online psychotherapy show that it is just as effective as in person therapy!  A key benefit of our training is you will learn how to do online therapy during the training - potentially reaching a worldwide market.

Build a fulfilling career in hypnotherapy…

When it comes to a vocation like hypnotherapy, meaningful work, a new career ~ you deserve to understand the options and possibilities, to see a clear route to that future AND have the self-belief to walk that path.

Anything less is not right.
Clear possibilities + Clear path
+ Self-belief to walk that path

We know that switching careers is not easy.
There’s a lot at stake.

Time, money, security.... your dreams and self-belief!

But imagine…

Waking up every morning excited about your work! that is meaningful and rewarding
Every day seeing the positive impact you are having on others
Earning a good income - with time flexibility 
Owning your own therapy business. Setting your own schedule, prices and terms
Deeply feeling you are reaching your potential and living the life that you were meant to live.

We want to make your decision as easy as possible and that’s why the entire webinar is designed to give you as much clarity as possible about what we’re offering, answer all of your questions, and give you a comprehensive insight into the life of a trained hypnotherapist. 

It’s easy to be blindsided by glamorous advertising or others’ success and risk a lot of money or time by investing in a path that may not work out.

Here's the thing: if you fall for the hype and end up choosing the wrong training, and you don’t only lose your money and valuable time - you can also lose your hope and belief in your dream of a new vocation.

Trust us, we don’t want that for you or anyone! 

Join the webinar and learn how to select a training and find out whether the evidence-based path we offer is meant for you.

If by the end of the webinar you feel like it’s not a good fit, you’ll still have gained clarity on the right path for you.

You’ve got nothing to lose!

Don’t make the mistake of choosing the wrong training

Yes — there is plenty substandard training out there!

There are lots of entertaining and "amazing" trainings -  but as practitioner trainings they are not truly ‘fit for purpose’.
They simply do not fully equip you to be a therapist.

We know. We see them come to our courses to get retrained.
Every. Single. Year. 

Don't end up choosing the wrong training and then having to take another training because your first training was not ‘fit for purpose’...

Take this free webinar and become an "informed consumer"!
Learn how to choose the right training. Don’t let the promotional hype and pseudoscience of the hypnotherapy marketplace suck you in!

Forewarned is forearmed!

We only have 50 spots for the live webinar. This is because we want to offer each participant a chance to get their questions answered.

So, why not save your spot before the spaces run out?

Did we mention it is absolutely free? 

Next webinar: Tuesday 7th February 2023
 at 7:30pm


1) Nicolino Ramondo, Gilles E. Gignac, Carmela F. Pestell & Susan M. Byrne (2021) Clinical Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive Behavior Therapy: An Updated Meta-Analysis, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 69:2, 169-202, DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2021.1877549

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