Course Details

Duration and Format:

The course is delivered over 4 months (1 weekend a month) at CPHT’s training facilities in Clifton, Bristol. It involves 200 guided learning hours, comprising approximately 50 hours of classroom study, supported by clinical practice, and background reading and research between course weekends.


This conversion course is open to Hypnotherapists who have trained at a recognised Hypnotherapy School/College and who have a Diploma incorporating 450 guided learning hours. The training should meet the National Occupational Standards and the core curriculum for Hypnotherapy as outlined by the CNHC. Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have a viable practice and have maintained their skills through CPD and Supervision.

Course Contents:

The course modules are designed to give experienced practitioners both the underpinning knowledge and practical experience of conducting Hypnotherapy sessions using the Solution Focused approach. You will learn how to utilise Solution Focused techniques at every stage of a client’s interaction with you, from first contact, through the Initial Consultation to the therapy sessions themselves and beyond. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to practise too, both in the classroom setting and in your case studies.

The course modules provide a full understanding of the underlying principles and science behind the methodology, as well as a robust framework for putting the learning into practice.

  • Unit 1: Solution Focused Brief Therapy / Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Origins and Principles
  • Unit 2: Neuroscience, brain based therapy and supporting research
  • Unit 3: Solution Focused Tools and Techniques
  • Unit 4: Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Practice


Assessment is by observations during course weekends, and submission of a portfolio comprising evidence of learning outcomes in a combination of formats: written, audio recordings or video recordings. Evidence includes a demonstration of delivering an Initial Consultation and submission of 5 Case Histories demonstrating the implementation of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy techniques.


The Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Conversion Diploma has been assessed by the NCFE as having measurable learning outcomes that have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors). The NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

On completion of the course and successful assessment, you will be awarded a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Conversion Diploma (SFHC).