Hypnosis Training Scotland

hypnosis training ScotlandCertificate in Hypnosis in Scotland                       1st-5th November 2017


The Foundation Level Hypnosis course offered by Cara – the Centre of Transformation and Empowerment has been Assessed and Accredited at Foundation Level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Successful graduates are eligible for registration with the General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSC’s Registering Agency) at Affiliate Status.

This Hypnosis Training Scotland course is suitable for people with a passion and/or curiosity for this area, either for those without prior knowledge of other therapies, or experienced therapists and professionals who would like to add hypnosis to their skill set. It is also a pre-requisite and an essential starting point for those that wish to start the Diploma in Transformational Regression Training (TRT).

The Hypnosis training Scotland content includes:

  • Understanding the history and phenomena of hypnosis.
  • Ethics, client contra-indicators, safe practice & current legislation
  • Client information gathering before and at the start of the session.
  • Client interviews, building client rapport & managing expectations
  • Working with measurable symptoms
  • Working with indirect and direct principles of hypnosis
  • Signs and phenomena of hypnosis
  • Rhythm and voice control when using hypnosis
  • Different inductions styles and when to use them
  • Confusion induction and working with analytical clients
  • Hypnosis deepening methods and depth assessment
  • Ideo motor responses and use of a pendulum for independent checks
  • Anchoring resource states
  • Working with hypnotic suggestions: direct, indirect, presuppositions, post hypnotic and embedded commands
  • Understanding and using metaphors
  • Introduction to other applications of hypnosis including smoking cessation, confidence building and relaxation techniques.
  • Future creation with clients & the power of positive words/mindsets
  • Awakening clients from trance
  • Producing self-hypnosis mp3’s and CD’s / Case Study Reports
  • Energy management techniques for grounding/protection
  • Knowledge of working with clients at this level & when to refer on
  • Client record keeping and ongoing CPD
  • Business planning, insurance, professional fees.

Foundation Level Certificate in Hypnosis

A CERTIFICATE IN HYPNOSIS is awarded to the student on completion of:

  • The 5-day training workshop
  • 2 online tuition sessions x 2 hours each
  • All written and reading assignments
  • Producing a self-hypnosis or relaxation recording
  • Producing written summaries of 5 client case studies.

This hypnosis training Scotland is being held in a venue in or around Edinburgh TBA


For details of this please contact Karolyne Quinn 

Entry Requirements

To book your place download a registration form here, complete it and return it to Doug Buckingham on info@dougbuckingham.com. And then please pay a deposit of £150 (details on the registration form).

Course Reading Material

“Hypnosis for Change” by Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher and
“Essentials of Hypnosis’ by Michael Yapko

Both are usually easily available on Amazon or you can buy them here through my Amazon store.

Ideally this should be completed before coming on the course, however this is not always possible, especially if you are signing up to the course at the last minute. What you need to do as a minimum is to be able to answer the pre-course questions , which form the basis of a discussion that we have on the first morning of the course. Then, the reading can be completed at a later stage (prior to receiving your certificate)

This hypnosis training UK is led by Doug Buckingham. The full investments to cover all tutor, supervision and certification fee is £650 and a non-refundable deposit of £150 is required to secure your place on the course.

For further details and registration please contact Doug Buckingham by email on info@dougbuckingham.com or by phone on 07979 750291

Testimonials – From Hypnosis Training Courses with Doug Buckingham

August 2016

“I loved discovering the power of hypnosis, and having this new experience presented to me. It has opened up a brand new interest and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole of the learning curve. This has had, and will continue to have a huge positive effect on me, and I will approach work and personal situations very differently. And I am inspired to keep learning from this course.” K.M. International Musician

“Everything was perfect! I liked the comfortable setting, the content of the course and most especially the delivery! During the course, I received an enormous amount of healing and a shift in my outlook about life in general. I now feel so much more confident in my abilities, so I feel my work will be affected in a positive way, and also my happiness in general.” S.H. Healer, Teacher and Channel.

“I thought the course was very good, and I liked the education and understanding of the process of hypnosis, and especially the practical experience of giving and receiving hypnosis. I will be able to help people a lot more efficiently in the future.” B.P. Leading UK Businessman, Motivational Speaker, Music Producer

“No room for improvement! Thank to you for a very clear course, full of practical and then re-assuring hints about Hypnosis. I also liked the structure and seriousness of the course, whilst having fun at the same time. This may well become part of my career in the future” J.L. IT Consultant

April 2015

this has to be one of the best training courses I have attended. Not only did I learn plenty but I also feel really revitalised and motivated to go on to deepen my skills and knowledge.


January 2015

“Having an experienced and professional tutor from the field who capably led a relaxed and interesting 4 days. The approach was both supportive and understanding of everyone’s needs meaning that everyone was able to work toward their own specific goal whilst gaining constant feedback by way of discussion and constructive, positive feedback. Working with a confident tutor who believes wholly in what he is presenting made the weekend engaging throughout. As a result I am eager to move ahead and work toward the next level and also now want to do the regression hypnotherapy. I will recommend this course to anyone I hear of wanting to work within this field. 

Most of all, I would like to add a simple thanks for a wonderful experience.”


July 2014

“The foundation course in hypnosis is probably the best training I have ever attended. I couldn’t have imagined that in only 4 days I will develop myself so much in this direction but here I am, confident, motivated and with all the tools I need to start my work as a hypnotherapist. At first I was a bit concerned whether I was going to know what to do when I started working with real life clients. However, the extensive practice we had during the training, including working with actual problems that our colleagues wanted to solve, even helped me develop my own little routines. By the end of the course I didn’t feel like I needed to start anything, but rather continue what I was already doing. I felt this as a very big achievement.”


January 2014

I really enjoyed the Hypnosis Training course UK. I particularly liked the fact that we got to learn about a skill and then got a chance to practice and get feedback. I thought the tone of the whole weekend was incredibly positive and encouraging. I loved being on the receiving end of the practice i.e. being the client. I have never before come home from a four day training feeling so refreshed and energized.

I thought the trainers worked really well together and were so dedicated to our learning. I really enjoyed the humour and the sense of being cared for.

I am very grateful to both the trainers for all I learnt. You are both fabulous teachers. Consequently I loved every moment of the course.


First of all, the inspiration, knowledge and teaching of the trainers. Since I felt very comfortable and supported being supervised by them, as both have a gentle way of guiding, being present and ‘allowing’ the energy to unfold in it’s own way.

Therefore, I’m really looking forward to the further training since this course has opened my mind to wonderful new mindscapes! It was a very immersive / all encompassing training

10 out of 10!


November 2013

Thank you once again for a really excellent course – it was lovely to meet you and you made everyone feel very at ease. I liked the chance to give hypnosis several times over the course, building on the process and eventually putting together our own script. This really helped with confidence, and dealing with future clients. I also enjoyed watching a “real” session. I found the course fascinating and well though out. Therefore I feel as if I gained a great deal from it.

10 out of 10


Things I liked most about the course were: the positive, welcoming and warm attitude of the trainers with a great hint of humour included; the way the course was taught – very informative, educational, easy to understand approach, same applies to the written material provided; the willingness of both tutors to answer trainees questions; hands on approach/exercises in group and demonstrations done by tutors helped me to learn and understand hypnosis; I loved how encouraging and supportive the trainers were; the clear communication.

Finally, just to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the trainers. As a result, I had a rich and learning experience having done the workshop

10/10 Excellent


The course was a FANTASTIC experience because I loved every minute of it and you guys are wonderful teachers. I really enjoyed the group and it was such a lovely gathering of people. So, I really didn’t want it to end. I’m so happy that I did this course with you and I really feel that it has been life changing. I actually feel like a hypnotherapist!!! I know in my heart that this will be a big part of my life.


Thank you