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SM 590


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This course provides focused and comprehensive study in the art and science of "self-hypnosis." Participants learn theories and skills needed to conduct self-inductions and how to work with thoughts, affirmations and visualizations to benefit the self. Participants also learn a solid methodology for teaching clients how to perform their own self-hypnoses sessions for continued self-practice and effectiveness of outcomes. Effective and sound strategies are explored and allow for first hand practice of hypnosis. Students learn the techniques to teach self-hypnosis as a highly effective stress managment therapeutic modality. Contact hours of education = 15   Course Code: SM 590.

This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a Certified Stress Management Consultant by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals,Inc.

Prerequisite: successful completion of SM 500 through SM 580.

Instructor/Course Author:  Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, RN,BC, CH-C

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E-mail: info@aihcp.org

TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the courses in the stress management program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the courses within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the courses after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) required textbook for this course.

Master the Power of Self-Hypnosis, Author: C. Roy Hunter, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
Dubuque, Iowa, 1998 ISBN: 0806963514

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Instructor: Your instructor for this course is Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, DCH, RN,BC, CH-C, a certified clinical hypnotherapist and the executive director of the American College of Hypnotherapy. Access information.

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 30 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the American College of Hypnotherapy and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

BOARD APPROVALS: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. Access information

Online Classroom Resouces and Tools

* Message Boards: each specialty program has an area to "post" on the message board. Students may post messages at anytime. Posting allows students to converse with those in the same specialty practice and to discuss issues/course content etc. Instructions for posting are provided in the online classrooms.

* Chat Rooms: each specialty has it's own unique "chat room." Inside of the classroom there is a schedule for "chat time" with students in your specific specialty practice. Participating in "chats" is voluntary. The chat sessions are used as means for students to come together and discuss course content or anything related to the courses and/or certification specialty.

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as "open book" tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page "Student Resource Center." The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor's online resume/biography, as well as your instructor's specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional "readings" and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Define and discuss the concept/theories of "self-hypnosis."
2. Differentiate between "force" v. "persuasion in self hypnosis scripting.
3. Define and discuss the uses of imagination and belief in hypnosis.
4. Learn to work with conscious desires in scripting for self-hypnosis.
5. Define the alpha state of consciousness and the cues to its emergence.
6. Use eye fixation to enhance trance states in self-hypnosis.
7. Define and discuss the use of triggers and anchoring in self-hypnosis.
8. Describe how to use the power of emotion to enhance outcomes in hypnosis.
9. Define and discuss "negative" emotions.
10. Discuss issues regarding subconscious resistance to change.
11. Define and use other motivators to enhance outcomes in self-hypnosis."
12. Discuss and utilize the "mini vacation" technique in self-hypnosis.
13. Understand the use of simple wording to create hypnosis scripts.
14. Discuss the concept of using mental exercises in hypnosis.
15. Use goal-setting for results oriented outcomes in self-hypnosis.
16. Discuss issues related to use of the conscious mind in goal setting.
17. Define and discuss functions of the "right" brain.
18. Define and discuss the concept of creative energy.
19. Define limitations that might be experienced with self-hypnosis.
20. Understand the creation and use of effective affirmations.
21. Describe how to use affirmations effectively in self-hypnosis.
22. Define and discuss major factors that influence behaviors.
23. Develop a teaching plan to work with clients desiring to use self-hypnosis.



1. Hypnosis and self-hypnosis
2. Using self-hypnosis scripts
3. Trance inductions for self-hypnosis
4. Use of imagination and belief in self-hypnosis
5. Conscious desires in self-hypnosis
6. The alpha state of consciousness
7. Eye fixation techniques
8. Deepening trance in self-hypnosis
9. Use of triggers in self-hypnosis
10. Use of anchors in self-hypnosis
11. Negative emotions and effects
12. Subconscious resistance to change
13. Use of motivators in self-hypnosis
14. Mental exercises
15. Creating self-hypnosis scripts
16. Goal setting
17. Functions of the right brain
18. Creative energy
19. Limitations
20. Use of affirmations
21. Developing effective affirmations
22. Factors influencing behaviors
23. Teaching clients self-hypnosis

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