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Class Schedule 2017

$100 early registration discount valid through March 11, 2017

March 18-19: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
March 25-26: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
April 8-9: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm

Purchase an individual class or full certification classes here.

Course Length: 60 hours

Course Manual: Therapeutic Neuro-Linguistic Programming (purchase manual here)

Required Reading: Announced in class.

Continuing Education Credits Available: Our courses meet the qualifications of 22 hours of CEU Contact Hours for RNs.

Course Description: This course will provide students with a solid foundation of NLP structure. It will also incorporate powerful communication techniques and rapport skills designed to effectively influence permanent change for anyone seeking assistance. These advanced methods of NLP and language patterns are useful in helping others overcome limiting beliefs, fears, or negative habits in nearly any setting. The content will benefit those desiring to optimize communication skills and add to their tool box of therapeutic modalities. This course is also beneficial to anyone desiring mastery in their personal journey.

Course Goal and Objectives: NLP, the language of the mind, are cutting-edge techniques on communication that help facilitate greatness with individual clients, groups, and in one’s own personal life. One of the primary differences in NLP when compared to modern psychology is the fact that each person has their own idea of the world and how to best interact within it. By using the techniques taught in our NLP training, the therapist will be able to enter into their client’s model of reality and help them shift it in a way that makes it easier for them to relate to their own experience. This is by far the most respectful way to address the potential of excellence of each person in relation to their reality of what is beneficial to them.

The study of NLP allows us to:

  • Clearly communicate with others
  • Motivate and be motivated
  • Assist others in reaching their potential
  • Build non-verbal rapport
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Create a positive attitude in others as well as ourselves
  • Become flexible
  • Understand the intricacies of other people’s worlds
  • Be non-judgmental and accepting
  • Increase choices

 

Course Outline (and more):

  • Intro to NLP, Presuppositions, Rapport, Mirroring, Pacing
  • Calibration, Representational Systems, Eye Accessing Cues
  • Sub-Modalities and Strategies, TOTE Model
  • Anchoring: Collapsing, Stacking, Chaining
  • Association/Dissociation, New Behavior Generator, Reframing
  • Allergies Relief, Pain Control Techniques
  • Language Patterns
  • Well Formed Outcomes, Chunking, Core Transformation
  • Swish Pattern, Phobia Cure
  • Logical Levels of Belief, Practicum
  • Time Line Therapies and Other NLP Exercises

 

In addition to the 50 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours of the course will be devoted to home study to complete the reading assignments and practice sessions.

NLP may be the most powerful vehicle for change in existence.” -Modern Psychology

“I did a 5-hour presentation to 64 teachers on NLP for managing difficult behavior in the classroom. It went really well. I got the whole room laughing throughout the training.

I’m really enhancing my presentation skills and ability to connect with large groups. NLP has really helped me to do that. It was energizing. I also taught them how to anchor, and how to use it in the classroom to promote positive behavior among children. A volunteer wanting to work on cultivating more inspiration looked like a different person after I had her anchor that in. Her eyes lit up and she kept thanking me and explaining how inspired she felt. It was such a good experience!

I am so glad I got taught by the best. Thanks Marla!” –Randi, MFT

Class Schedule 2017

$100 early registration discount valid through May 13, 2017

May 20-21: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
June 3-4: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
June 10-11: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm

Purchase an individual class or full certification classes here.

 

Course Length: 60 hours

Course Manual: Ericksonian Hypnosis (purchase manual here)

Required Reading: Announced in class.

Continuing Education Credits Available: Our courses meet the qualifications of 22 hours of CEU Contact Hours for RNs.

Course Description: Hypnosis is a powerful intervention used to achieve a state of well being. A broad range of methods and techniques will be taught. This approach helps in developing a better understanding of how the mind processes and takes in information and suggestions. Students will learn how to communicate directly with the subconscious mind with the use of inductions, deepening techniques, guided imagery, therapeutic metaphors, and Ericksonian Hypnosis. Students will become skilled at uncovering limiting beliefs and forgiveness issues through inner child work, which includes Alchemical and Gestalt hypnosis. This, along with many other hypnosis modalities will be taught to help in creating a vision and goal in becoming a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Course Goal and Objectives: Students will learn cutting edge techniques and applications of hypnosis. A solid foundation of techniques and structure will be incorporated that will help optimize any hypnosis practice. Students will also learn the importance of the body/mind/spirit connection and how to maximize this connection using hypnosis. These techniques are used to overcome negative habits or limiting beliefs in nearly any setting. The content will benefit anyone desiring to improve their own issues and add to their tool box of hypnotherapy techniques. This course is beneficial to anyone seeking personal change and can be used to inspire greatness with individual clients, groups, and others.

Course Outline (and more)

  • Introduction to Trance Work/Pre-talk and Information Gathering
  • Psychology of Suggestions and Suggestibility
  • Visualization, Guided Imagery
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Inductions – Rapid, Direct, and Indirect
  • Ericksonian Techniques and Therapeutic Metaphors
  • Uncovering Core Beliefs
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem Building
  • Issues and Strategies – Weight, Smoking, Stress, and PTSD
  • Gestalt Hypnosis
  • Inner Child Work
  • Integration of Parts Therapy
  • Hypnosis for Children and Removing Blocks

 

In addition to the 50 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours of the course will be devoted to home study to complete the reading assignments and practice sessions.

Class Schedule 2017

$100 early registration discount valid through January 14, 2017

January 21-22: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
January 28-29: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
February 11-12: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm

New Cycle of Classes

$100 early registration discount valid through October 7, 2017

October 14-15: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
October 21-22: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
November 4-5: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm

 

Course Length: 60 hours

Course Manual: The Healing Art of Energy Therapies: Creating a Balance of Wellness and Harmony (purchase manual here)

Required Reading: Announced in class

Continuing Education Credits Available: Our courses meet the qualifications of 33 hours of CEU Contact hours for RNs.

Course Description: Learn to use the body’s own feedback to balance the body’s energy system by creating rapid and powerful change. Energy Therapy modalities treat blockages in the energy flow created by negative thought patterns. These techniques help to eliminate anxieties, fears, self-sabotage programming and limiting beliefs. Energy Therapies address the same energy system as in acupuncture or acupressure by using simple tapping procedures. It aims at releasing negative emotions caused by a disruption in the body’s energy system. These gentle, mindful and natural modalities help to facilitate profound positive changes.

Course Goal and Objectives: Energy Therapy modalities are very effective when combined with hypnosis or utilized on their own. Students will learn about the foundation of Energy Therapies along with bio-fields and the body’s energy system, including Emotional Freedom Techniques, Energy Medicine, Thought Field Therapy, Chakra balancing, surrogate tapping, and much more. Students will be able to unblock their own issues quickly and easily as well as assist others in doing the same. Each student will have the chance to use and practice these methods in class and on their own.

Course Outline (and more):

  • The Foundation of Energy Therapies and the Meridian System
  • Applied Kinesiology, Polarities and Reversals
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT 1)
  • Advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT 2)
  • Chasing the Pain and Borrowing Benefits
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
  • Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)
  • Energy Medicine – Balancing the Body’s Energy System
  • Be Set Free Fast (BSFF)
  • Surrogate Tapping
  • Positive Choice Method, Mixed Modalities and Integration to Hypnosis

 

In addition to the 50 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours of the course will be devoted to home study; to complete the reading assignment and practice sessions.

Class Schedule 2017

$100 early registration discount valid through July 29, 2017

August 5-6: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
August 12-13: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm
August 26-27: Sat. & Sun. 9:00am to 6:00pm

 

Course Length: 60 hours

Course Manual: Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (purchase manual here)

Required Reading: Announced in class.

Continuing Education Credits Available:Our courses meet the qualifications of 22 hours of CEU Contact Hours for RNs.

Course Description: This level of the curriculum is the building block to clinical hypnotherapy designed to prepare highly qualified clinical hypnotherapists who can support and guide clients in creating and achieving desired behavioral and physical changes. This training will address an array of client issues along with advanced strategies in dealing with one’s mental and physical well-being, including pain management and medical hypnosis. The ultimate goal is for the hypnotherapist to learn how to help guide and coach their clients into creating their ultimate desired outcome. Techniques learned will greatly enhance one’s experience of life and create success.

Course Goal and Objectives: Hypnosis is one of the most powerful, effective, and yet often misunderstood methods of personal improvement and change. Students will learn effective approaches for employing hypnosis by facilitating mind/body communication. This class will explore the principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy in conjunction with holistic health theory which addresses the person as a whole. These natural, client-centered therapies enable people to move beyond limitations, gain more self-confidence, reduce stress, and even pain. Hypnotherapy has gained worldwide recognition for its gentle, neutral, yet powerful approach to changing beliefs and behavior.

Course Outline (and more):

  • Listening to the Unconscious Mind
  • Non-Verbal Hypnosis
  • Gestalt Hypnosis Therapy
  • Healing Past Programming
  • Alchemical Inner Child Technique
  • Pain Management and Medical Hypnosis
  • Time Line Therapy
  • Creating Powerful Relationships
  • Addictive Behaviors and Limiting Beliefs
  • Regression Therapies
  • Changing Hidden Beliefs
  • Modus7 Process of Therapeutic Hypnosis

 

In addition to the 50 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours of the course will be devoted to home study to complete the reading assignments and practice sessions.

Class Schedule 2017

Supervised Clinical Internship class schedule is determined under the guidance of Marla Brucker, Program Director.

After successful completion of 250 hours of hypnosis training, students may apply to enter the internship program. The internship provides the opportunity for students to gain clinical experience working with actual clients in a supportive setting.

Interns practice skills and modalities they have learned throughout their training and are able to receive feedback from supervisors about their sessions. As a group, the interns are able to support one another in their personal and professional development. The internship marks the end of the 300 hour training in Integrative Hypnotherapy, and upon completion interns become Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists. Interns are eligible to receive certifications through both the Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy and the International Hypnosis Federation.

For more information about receiving hypnosis sessions from our students during their internship, visit our page on Hypnosis Sessions.

Our Interns Are Available to Serve You

Next Internship

You are invited to experience Hypnosis, a powerful tool for creating positive changes within…

The Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy is excited to announce that three of our hypnotherapy graduates will participate in a ten-week clinic. The Interns will be seeing clients by appointment only on Thursday evenings beginning January 26, 2017 through April 6, 2017.

Each one hour session is only $30 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Animal Care & Education (Face4Pets.org) which provides life saving emergency care for pets and helping families.

The Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy (MIOH) is just one of two schools nation wide to offer a supervised clinical internship which is a part of our 300-hour program certification program.

If you want a hypnosis session for only $30 please call Sarah at (619) 786-2690 or Marla at (858) 587-0422.  Call now to schedule an appointment.

 

Meet Our Newest Interns

Mousqa Katawazi

mouskaMousqa is thrilled to be a part of the internship team at the San Diego Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy! Mousqa loves people and has always been amazed by our ability to heal and transform ourselves. She is also fascinated by the relationship between the mind and body and how they can support one another towards greater health, happiness, and freedom. Mousqa comes to the institute with a decade of experience in the field of education and school-based counseling. She is also a mindfulness practitioner. Mousqa received her M.S. in Counseling at San Diego State University and her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from UCSD.

Sarah Lane

sarahThrough her 25 years of working as a theater director, teacher and acting coach, Sarah has developed an expertise in working with children and teenagers who experience performance anxiety. Sarah came to realize everyone, starting at a young age, has created a unique life script that guides them, and that everyone also has the inner resources to shine their brightest. Her ongoing quest to provide support and tools for her clients, children and adults, led her to the Motivational Institute for Hypnotherapy. Using her warmth, insight, hypnotherapy, energy psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and most importantly, her client’s own desire to achieve their goals, Sarah helps all of those she works with find their own ways to thrive.  She is looking forward to providing a compassionate and safe space to embark on this journey together.

Christa Oftedal

christaChrista is a San Diego native who has worked in the counseling arena with middle school students for over 20 years. She fell in love with hypnotherapy after her own personal experience and knew immediately she wanted to pursue it as a career in order to help others. In her free time she enjoys family and friends, reading, playing guitar, writing songs, being in nature, and all manner of personal enrichment.  On occasion you may find her bouncing around town exploring art, food, and music.