Discussion, training

討論、進修


有少部份美國學校開辦遙距催眠博士學位課程。據Hypnotherapy Training Institute (HTI) 的Mr. Randal Churchill稱,部份催眠博士學位課程尚未有獲官方認可。有興趣進修以獲取正式認可資格的人士應格外小心,請先瀏覽HTI的網站。大部份學校均不會說明自己的認受性。鮮有如美國太平洋大學(American Pacific University)坦然表明自己的學術認可機構不獲美國教育部承認,而許多學術認可機構和國際團體實際上未必如其名稱一般專業,很多某某國際機構可能是一家領有普通商業牌照,會員只有小貓三四隻的牟利公司,選擇時務須謹慎。現時香港和中國內地有部份持有類似學位的治療師已自稱為「催眠學博士」,我們不知道這些資格的認受性。至於訓練課程,要學習有效的自我催眠治療法極為簡單,如果問題不嚴重,到書店花百多元買一本好書讀一讀便可,而互聯網上亦有一切最新的知識。其實催眠是相當簡單、有效而安全的治療工具,所以一位好導師只需三數小時便應能教授所有關於催眠學的重點。以Jonathan為例,在課堂學習純粹有關催眠學本身的詳細知識佔不足20小時,與來自不同界別和背境的同學切蹉練習的時間已佔約70小時,由多位著名講師教授在催眠治療過程中可以運用的NLP技巧、完形治療法、催眠夢境治療法、生物能量學、十字路治療法、向全息性呼吸治療法(Holotropic Breathwork)等亦佔100小時,催眠治療示範和討論佔100小時,其餘是考試、休息的時間。

Jonathan現時的知識與技能,大部份都是通過實踐、進修和研究而得來的,課堂只佔30%,而課堂的優點是可獲良師啟蒙,只要有興趣和一點點天份,學習知識只是隨後發生的自然過程。至於誰是良師,怎樣分辨,則是見仁見智了。

Jonathan有個朋友曾報讀本港某機構的NLP課程,雖然學費高昂,七天便已順利取得多個國際協會和美國學會的認證,十分劃算,還取得一紙由某某催眠專業學會頒發的「催眠治療師證書」,但她說只花了一個下午「玩玩催眠遊戲」。相反,市面上卻有些課程單單催眠學便竟要花上數年時間和巨額學費,實在令人費解。 也許,時間長並不代表可以學得多,時間短亦不表示學得少吧。但最近有人發現部份頒發"國際"催眠師證書的NLP課程已縮減為4、5天,當中教授有關催眠的時間只有2個多小時,結果放棄報讀該課程。這是否意味著任何人只要付出一、兩萬元和花2個多小時便可以告訴人家自己是"國際認證"催眠師?這種現象會令社會大眾不再信任走正途的NLP和催眠治療行業和課程,也對求助人和真正有能力助人的治療師十分不公平,萬一不幸對求助人造成不良影響,可能會招致民事或刑事法律責任,害己害人。我們呼籲各界人士舉報所有違反專業操守、唯利是圖的機構,希望這些助人的技術不會淪為欺騙有意進修者的技倆。

Jonathan回港後也曾參加過數個有關催眠的課程和工作坊。Jonathan的經驗是,雖然美國與香港一樣,有很多招搖撞騙和名不符實的無恥之徒,但似乎全世界技術最新、技巧最高超、思想最開明的催眠治療師大多數都在美國,所以前往美國是初學者學習催眠治療法的不二之選。如果條件只容許初學者在香港修讀課程,香港肯定是有好的NLP培訓師和催眠師訓練班的,但宜小心選擇。

據Jonathan所知,有些人只接受過一位NLP培訓師或催眠師訓練或治療便以為NLP或催眠術不過是一些經過商業化包裝的心理學小把戲。事實上,技巧高超的NLP執行師和催眠師不少。他們都願意和有能力幫助任何人解決問題。愉快生活是每一個人與生俱來的天賦權利。請不要放棄自己。

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H Jonathan,
Your website is very interesting. It really impressed me, well done.
I'm considering to take a postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology or Doctoral degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy. However, I really don't want to quit my present job and I can only afford to take a distance learning course. That means my only choice is education in hypnotherapy.

Searched through the site and found the attached program, but I'm really confused the term of "accreditation". I know that in HK, there is no law governing the practice of hypnotherapy. However, is there any official professional body granting the professional license and education accreditation of hypnotherapy in US? There're so many courses offered online - certificate, diploma, degree, DCH, etc. I really don't know how to choose

The enclosed DCH course sounds interesting, could you give me some advice? Thanks for your valuable input and assistance.
Regards,
George(name changed for protection)
Hi George,
Thank you very much for your compliments.
Personally, I think you should consider what you are really interested in or motivated to study in the first place.
As you are aware, ClinPsy is completely different from Hypnotherapy. A ClinPsy master's degree course paves your way to a rather highly respected profession in Hong Kong. There are on-line Master of ClinPsy courses, but I have not checked if they are recognized.
For Hypnotherapy, there is no "official" accrediting body in the United States. I understand that there are some varied legislations in various States that PROHIBIT the practice of hypnotism, however, Indiana is the only State so far that ALLOWS AND REGULATES the use of hypnosis for professional health purpose. In California, legally speaking you must hold a certificate issued by certain bodies such as ACHE to use the professional title of Master Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist but that doesn't really mean you may practice hypnotism as a profession. Some people have been lobbying to regulate or prohibit its use for decades. The legislation is still premature and therefore rather confusing.
THEREFORE, THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS BUREAU OF INDIANA IS SO FAR THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL LICENSING BODY http://www.in.gov/hpb/boards/ihc/
The university you mentioned is not accredited by an agency recognized by the US Sec for Education. I don't believe any governments in the world recognize the degrees it confers. You will find this in the middle of the webpage http://www.breyerstate.com/accreditation.htm
Theoretically, I can in the States set up a company called AAA academic accrediting agency and another company called BBB University and the 3rd company called CCC International (or National) Clinical Hypnotherapy Board, and have AAA accrediting BBB's degrees and claims the BBB offers accredited degree courses and the graduates will receive certificates of CCC. It is a scam which is legally permitted.
There are many pitfalls in the States and please refer to the information in http://www.hypnoschool.com/hypnosis_cert_and_legal.html You may want to check out recognized accrediting agencies in the States. http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/ I think there is xxxx yet any recognized Doctoral degrees in Hypnotherapy in the States.
I know the institutions and government departments are not helpful enough to clarify things for you. Beware!
I hope you'll find the above info useful.
Jonathan
你們好,看過你們的網站後,我對催眠十分感興趣。我有以下的問題,希望你們可以作答,謝謝! 1. 如果我打算報讀有關的(NLP培訓師和催眠師訓練班 )課程,在香港有什麼機構所舉辦的課程是具認受性及有用的呢? 2.如何才能成為催眠治療師?謝謝 Candy(化名)

Candy 您好,
謝謝您的email,我想您首先應考慮自己對催眠的興趣有多大,以及目標是甚麼。如果是自用,讀幾本我所推薦的好書是一個既經濟又學得好的選擇,有可能您會比一些導師學得更好。

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