Self Hypnosis

Level: Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Understand Self Hypnosis for personal interest or as a foundation for further study
  • Be awarded the BSY Certificate of Competence

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Hypnosis has been defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which you are able to accept ideas for self-improvement and achievement of goals, and to act on them accordingly. The art of self-hypnosis empowers you to achieve your true potential through the use of Self-Suggestion, Positive Thinking and Success Visualisation.  These techniques are becoming increasingly popular in many areas of life, such as career, sports and relationships, to enhance the quality of life.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • What is Hypnosis?
      • History
  • Lesson Two
    • History (Continued)
    • Practice
      • Select a Place to Practice
      • Breathing Technique
  • Lesson Three
    • Progressive Relaxation
      • Method 1
      • Method 2
      • Method 3
      • Tape Recording
      • Positive Suggestion
  • Lesson Four
    • The State of Hypnosis
      • The Language of Self-Hypnosis
    • Cue-Conditioned Hypnosis
      • Tranquil Visualisation
    • The Hypnotic Suggestion
  • Lesson Five
    • Self-Hypnosis for Pain Control
      • Process
      • Direct Suggestion
      • Indirect Suggestion
      • Hypnotic Induction Using Advanced Progressive Relaxation for Pain Control
      • Count Out Procedure
    • Self-Hypnosis for Weight Loss
  • Lesson Six
    • Achievement of Goals
      • Memory Training
      • To Stop Smoking
      • Weight Loss
      • Anxiety
      • Panic Attacks
      • Well-Being and Confidence
      • Nail-Biting
      • Insomnia
      • Inferiority Complex
      • Alcohol
      • Driving Test
      • Examinations
      • Pain Control
      • Childbirth
    • Further Study

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.