The Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis

The Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis was founded  to fulfil a need for high quality training and to penetrate the unnecessary mystique surrounding the practice of hypnotherapy and NLP.

The Academy has a proven success rate in creating accomplished therapists, many of whom who now run their own hypnotherapy business.  Initially offering courses in Sheffield, Chesterfield and Central London, the Academy of Clinical & Medical Hypnosis now provides a range of hypnotherapy training courses and CPD’s (continual professional development) in Chesterfield.

We will provide you with the skills necessary to become an ethical, confident and competent therapist, by providing a professional and externally validated training course covering clinical, medical, and cognitive hypnosis, in addition to a thorough understanding of stress and it’s management and a range of powerful NLP techniques.  Our twenty day Diploma will give prospective students all they need to work as a qualified hypnotherapists in both private and public sectors.

Course Directors

The course directors, Alan Cooper and Carole Wan, have over thirty years experience as therapists, both in Dronfield, Derbyshire (near Sheffield) and Harley Street, London.  Carole and Alan have been employed by a number of training and education establishments, including Sheffield University, to deliver training in both hypnotherapy, NLP and stress management.  They have trained with many of the well-known names in the field of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, including Michael Yapko, Jeffrey Zeig and Rubin Battino.  Carole has been an invited presenter for The National Council for Hypnotherapy.  Carole is DBS checked (disclosure number 001621478232, expiry 04/07/21).

Stress management

Uniquely, we equip students with a thorough grounding in stress management, something we believe is an integral part of any training course for psychotherapists and hypnotherapists alike.  Carole and Alan are experienced in the theory and practice of stress management, having worked in the corporate sector delivering training for a variety of SME’s (Small & Medium sized Enterprises) in addition to appearing on national TV as part of a documentary on stress management training in London.  Students who wish to study further are invited to take our Diploma and Advanced Diploma in stress management.

The HPD - the gold standard

Our 16-day courses normally run over ten months. Attendance is required for four months only, with time during the summer holiday period to complete coursework. A mid-course study day will be held during that time but is not required to complete the course. This half-day workshop is optional but will greatly assist students who wish to complete their HPD portfolio. Our assessor, Yvette, will take you through what is expected, how to compile your portfolio, discuss the learning outcomes and answer any questions you may have.

CPD Short courses

Our range of continual professional development courses have expanded alongside our Diploma course and can be accessed by any of our students once they are registered with us, as well as being open to any qualified hypnotherapist. Any student who has completed a total of 5 days training with us will qualify for a generous 15% discount off any future CPD – for life!

We offer CPDs in the following areas:


Integrative Trauma

Smoking Cessation

Working with Children

Anxiety, Panic and Phobias

Depressive Disorders

Weight Management (Slim Solutions)

NLP and Coaching

Energy Psychology

HypnoBirthing (Birth Solutions)

Please contact us for further information.



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page last updated: 01/04/2024

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