Certificate in Hypnosis Training UK

Hypnosis Training UK Certificate in Hypnosis in Devon TQ9 6SH  – Next Course 25-29th September 2024

Hypnosis Training UK

This Hypnosis Training UK course is suitable for people who would like to train to be a hypnotherapist. Perhaps those with a passion and/or curiosity for this area, either without prior knowledge of other therapies, or experienced therapists and professionals who would like to add hypnosis to their skill set. Please note this course 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 UK 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

HYPNOTHERAPY CERTIFICATION is awarded on completion of:

  • The 5-day training workshop
  • 2 online tuition sessions x 1.5 hours each
  • All written and reading assignments
  • Producing a self-hypnosis or relaxation recording
  • Producing written summaries of 5 client case studies.
  • hypnotherapy certification

This hypnosis training UK course is in a delightfull location in Stoke Gabriel, Devon – most easily accessible by road, and also by Train to Totnes or Paignton and then Taxi or bus (bus times permitting) – for Stoke Gabriel public transport click here

There are a couple of residential options available at the course venue at a nominal price. And a lot of accomodation in the local area including but limited to the Manor Inn in Galmpton,    The Premier Inn at Paington, and other local B&Bs (The Burrows in Stoke Gabriel and more)

This is a fully accredited hypnotherapy training. It is 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.

Hypnosis Training UK 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 non-refundable deposit of £195 (details on the registration form)

Hypnosis Training UK 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 the Book Depository or eBay where they are usually cheaper than Amazon.

It is not always possible to complete this before the course, and 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 are sent to you on booking and form the basis of a discussion that we have on the first morning of the course. Then, the reading can be completed within 6 months of completion of the course (prior to receiving your certificate)

Your Investment

This hypnosis training UK is led by Doug Buckingham. The full investment to cover all tutor, supervision and hypnosis certification fee is £695 in total. A non-refundable deposit of £195 is required to secure your place on the course, and the balance of payment is due one week (7 days) before the start of the training course. Please note that deposit is non-refundable, however it is transferable to future dates. In the event that you need to do that, then you need to give a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice, otherwise the deposit is forfeited.

Refunds for balance payments due to a cancellation are solely at the discretion of Doug Buckingham.

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

If you are unsure if this course can help you train as a hypnotherapist and would like to have a chat and ask a few more questions, then please click here to arrange an appointment to do exactly that. p.s. you might also want to read some of the testimonials below.

Or click here to pay your deposit

Hypnosis Training UK Testimonials

July 2020

“I joined the course to get to know myself a bit better, to understand what my triggers are and to become a better version of myself in the continuous process of growing. It is difficult to describe changes as they are very subtle and sometimes difficult to understand. I do feel they are taking place and that’s important to me.

I am changing the professional path I was on until now. It is literally like turning everything upside down. I am very fortunate for getting support from people like you and for being able to attend courses I am interested in. My focus and attention turned inside and I feel there is a power in me to achieve everything I desire as long as I trust myself and follow my intuition. It is a very beautiful process. Hypnotherapy is part of the mountain of things I find truly fascinating and it leads to taking regression course which resonates with me on a completely different level.

What is the result of coming? For sure change in perception, gaining peace, assurance and confidence that I can offer something to the World. All the work I do with you allows me to become real. I am getting rid of all the layers of protection and start trusting in the flow of life. I develop deep love for myself and for everything around me. For that I am massively grateful.” Magdalena

One day I would like to be able to share the wisdom life gives me with other people so their hearts can be filled with joy and happiness.

I most liked that the course was practical in that we were allowed to really get lots of real practice done and then share our experiences in a really constructive and supportive way – awesome ! I think my life/work could now change in many ways both in terms of my own self-belief to become a hypnotherapist and to help others with the skills I have learnt. Tbh I am genuinely struggling to find any suggestions that might improve the course as it was that good.” David

“I most liked the interaction of the group and the experiential learning in the course. I really cannot think of any improvement.  The course flowed well and we had the opportunity to practice and ask anything we wanted.” Katie


January 2020

“The course was very relaxed, great pace and a superb teacher helping everyone. I have already benefited from the practice sessions to rid myself of procrastination, and increase my confidence which is affecting all aspects of my life.”  Mark A.

“Doug is a wonderful teacher and holds an open, inspirational learning environment. One of the reasons I chose to study with Doug was his incorporation of energy management techniques into his course, which I believe is key. The course content was enjoyable, well delivered, well planned and well executed. I left feeling a great sense of confidence and achievement and excitement to go and put what I learnt into practice! Oh, and he’s got a lot of nice crystals!!!” Sophie D (on Google)

“I loved that we got so much opportunity for hands on practice with so many people and to try so many different scripts. It was enlightening and empowering to work in so many different ways and flex our muscles continuously from the start. It really helped build my confidence quickly. Radial learning as a base is a great starting point for the case studies. Now I will help business coaching clients clear mindset blocks so they can OWN their brand story and increase sales in their companies.” Sarah

“I liked the way the course has been professionally structured. It’s the right amount of a very competent and experienced theoretical approach balanced perfectly with the stimulating time spending practicing. Great harmony and very inspiring.
I actually see clearly myself integrating hypnosis as my main approach, perfectly combined, to the other therapies I already work with. I am definitely looking forward to this new challenge, and I honestly love it already.” Antonella


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September 2019

I loved it – it felt professional, structured, time-managed and very thorough. The manual and scripts enable me to feel supported and I’m raring to go. I felt so comfortable and welcomed. Absolutely loved it. I felt a real shift – some life-changing realisations, and a real sense of confidence and self-esteem growing.” Rachel T

the course met all my expectations and more. Doug, the most sensitive, articulate, interesting teacher, taught in a linear understandable way. Left feeling confident about practising. Can’t think of one thing to improve” Katie H

“the environment was amazing. I liked all of the knowledge learnt and how to understand the whole process of hypnotherapy from initial contact, interview through session 1 to the final session. Also meeting the trainer who was most inspirational and welcoming. My self-development has been huge in terms of emotions and issues that have arisen. I have felt a huge shift in my energy (for the good) and feel very inspired to help myself, others and use this in my whole environment.” Mary W-P

I liked the in-depth training, the clarity of Doug’s teaching and his support and attention. I feel my life has changed forever and I am super excited about getting started on my new path” Frances M

The course was very informative, and all the aspects we learned were explained fully, and in several #different ways so that everyone of us understood. Time was always take to explain. Plus the course was fun, and the learning was made fun, so it was easier to learn. The course has made me look at myself differently, and to help to take more of the advise i give out to others.” Izzy J

“I liked the relaxed atmosphere of the surroundings, and the people I studied with. Plus great tuition throughout- both knowledgeable and confident about the practice of hypnosis. I’m so glad I booked on the course. The course will certainly supplement what I intend to cover in my new business, and may ever set me on a new path.” Clare F

“”I felt so at home and loved during the course. my personal relationships have already changed for the better with improved communication and connection . It’s made me aware of areas o my life that need change to happen. it’s also helped me to understand how I am as a person, and it’s made me see that I am ok. ” Bhavisha

“I liked the style of the training/trainer the most, and loved both the course content and the environment too. The session within the course helped me to process some work-related feelings which have been impacting me for some time – and am now feeling more balance. I believe this can be an area that I would like to work in.” Debbie E

“The presentation and structure of the course were excellent – couldn’t fault it and cant think of any room for improvement,” Wilma V

February 2019

“I most liked the affable and concise presenting style, along with Doug’s generous spirit. I feel as I learned a tremendous amount.  I’ve also realised what a powerful tool the voice is, and this will affect my ongoing life in a whole of positive ways.” David C.

“Transformative. Allowed me to move into areas that I am passionate about and will allow to work with people in a more tangible manner. Doug was very open and helpful with answering questions, and the energy of the space was fantastic. ” Ryan S.

“I loved the way important stuff was discussed in a such a friendly manner, which makes it easy to understand and remember. Hypnosis is now definitely a big important tool in my therapy toolbox. ” Greta G

” What did I like most about the course? Everything!! Very informative, lovely hospitable environment and excellent structure to the course. Hopefully I will make the jump to become a practising hypnotherapist. Also the course changed me on a personal level. Quite life changing! ” Anouska M

September 2018

“I really liked the group size and the structure of the days – the balance between theory and practical, whilst leaving enough time in between to integrate and observe more.  I will have more awareness of how use hypnosis (and self-hypnosis) more succinctly and effectively, and add hypnosis to my current skill set working with clients” Serap E

“Well organised, perfectly presented and guided throughout the course. Doug is extremely skilled at his work and all the specific examples were really helpful and useful. A great blend o knowledge, practice and humour.”  Suzy P.

“I will be starting to include hypnotherapy into my business straight away, as I feel ready to go out there and start working with clients”. Denise O

“I really liked the comfortable setting, and Doug’a manner and style of teaching, and the practical nature of the course. This course will help me to have more confidence in working with my clients” Sal B

April 2018

November 2017

“I most liked the casual approach (while still keeping formal structure) and the relaxed or gently progression towards performing a full session. I will now view the world through the lens of hypnosis/energy, and will also be confident to deliver a session for many different types of issues. I honestly can’t think of anything to improve the course…”Bradley B.

“I thought the course was very informative, delivered in a relaxed and comfortable way, and I also learned much more about myself as an added bonus. The course has brought a very good base and structure to what I do with hypnosis, and it has also been a very rewarding 5 days personally. I feel the course was perfect for everything I needed and couldn’t have suited me any better, and so I can’t think of anything that could have made it better.”  Stephen T

June 2017

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“I really liked the consistency and incredible depth of information provided, and I feel I left the course with all the necessary tools to practice hypnosis. The teaching was concise, practical and communicated clearly and enthusiastically, and with fun. Being able to participate in hypnosis sessions as well as being taught how to practice it was invaluable. I was amazed how much I absorbed/was taught over the course and how confident I felt at the end of the course. My own life was and will continue to be enhanced because of hypnosis and being able to help others through hypnosis will be truly fulfilling for me”. VH, Bucks.

“This was a life changing course. I especially liked the practical sessions which were really valuable experiences to practice what had previously been taught, and the content of the course was comprehensive. I feel that I have been offered many skills to go away with both for me personally, and professionally. The course has also made me more mindful of my own speech and what I say to myself in my every day life, and given me tools to improve that,” CM


February 2017 Hypnosis Training UK

I really enjoyed the course. And I enjoyed the practical sessions and the lovely relaxed atmosphere which really helped. I also liked being able to see a hypnosis session being done live in front of me. Can’t think of any suggestions for improvement. RC



August 2016 Hypnosis Training UK

“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 (Hypnosis Training UK) – 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 hypnosis training uk 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

Hypnosis Training UK