Clinical Hypnotherapy with Positive Psychology Hypnotherapy Practitioner: Level 5

The combined Clinical Hypnotherapy with Positive Psychology Hypnotherapy Practitioner course does not run consecutively over 9 weekends 4 weeks apart. They are two discrete courses but by purchasing together you get an extra discount when paying in full.

The two courses cover all the theory and practical aspects of the National Occupational Standards plus the Positive Psychology Hypnotherapy as well.

Full details of each of the courses is available on these pages:

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Hypnotherapy with Positive Psychology Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Course HERE

Positive Psychology Course HERE

This course also include NLP Practitioner as well.


Positive Psychology is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviour with a focus on strengths instead of weakness, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad, and taking the lives of average people up to “great” instead of focusing solely on moving those who are struggling up to “normal” (Peterson, 2008).


The founder of Positive Psychology: Martin Seligman

Martin Seligman is a researcher with a broad range of experience in psychology.

If you had never heard of the positive psychology movement until now, you still might have heard his name at some point. Seligman’s research in the 1960s and 70s laid the foundation for the well-known psychological theory of “learned helplessness.” This theory, which has been backed by decades of research, explains how humans and animals can learn to become helpless and feel they have control over what happens to them.

Seligman connected this phenomenon with depression, noting that many people suffering from depression feel helpless as well. His work on the subject provided inspiration, ideas, and evidence to back up many treatments for depressive symptoms, as well as strategies for preventing depression.

While this is impressive enough on its own, Seligman knew that he had more to offer the psychology community and the world at large—in particular, more work on the positive, the uplifting, and the inspiring. After making a name for himself with learned helplessness, he turned his attention to other traits, characteristics, and perspectives that could be learned. He found what he was looking for in resilience and learned optimism, findings that became the groundwork for his widely administered resilience programs for children and members of the military, among others.

Seligman grew frustrated with psychology’s overly narrow focus on the negative; so much attention was paid to mental illness, abnormal psychology, trauma, suffering, and pain, and relatively little attention was dedicated to happiness, well-being, exceptionalism, strengths, and Flourishing.

When he was elected president of the American Psychological Association in 1998, he jumped at the opportunity to alter the direction of the field from such an influential position. He proposed a new subfield of psychology with a focus on what is life-giving rather than life-depleting. The foundational paper of this new field, positive psychology, was published in 2000 by Seligman and the “founding father” of Flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Since 2000, Seligman’s call for a greater focus on the positive in life has been answered by thousands of researchers around the world, provoking tens of thousands of studies on positive phenomena and establishing a base for the application of positive principles to coaching, teaching, relationships, the workplace, and every other life domain.


After completion of this course you will be able to join ACCPH as an Accredited Member. (Your first years membership is included).

Or the GHR – this is not included in the course fees.

Course dates:

18 days, (9 weekends) – 125 hours of classroom teaching and around 325 hours of home study. Please note that in April there is only a 2 week gap between the end of the Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner course and the start of the Positive Psychology Hypnotherapy course.

2019/2020:  November 23-24; (3 weeks) December 14-15;  January 18-19;  February 15-16;  March 15-16;  April 11-12 (Easter weekend); April 25-26;  May 23-24;  June 20-21.

Course times:



Crown House, Home Gardens, Dartford, DA1 1DZ

Your investment is:

Level 5: Combined Hypnotherapy and Positive Psychology course

Standard Price £2,090.

Special single payment offer £1,790

Save £300 on our standard price for both courses.



Deposit £290 and 9 monthly payments of £200 payable on the first day of each weekend of the course. £2,090.

Clinical+Positive Psychology Hypnotherapy

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Please email or call me if you wish to join the course. Do not make any payments until you have been booked onto the course of your choice. There are only 15 places on all of our courses as we like to keep them small and exclusive.