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Transformations School of Clinical Hypnosis 0115 9871581

Validated training in hypnotherapy, coaching and NLP in Nottingham

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Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Mind Coaching (practitioner level)

We have been presenting our course for ten years. Classes are small (typically around 6 or 7 students) so you receive plenty of individual attention in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We also provide ongoing support once you have qualified.

Train to be a hypnotherapist in Nottingham - next course starts  February 2018  - booking now

Open evening - come and meet me (Robert McKinnon) for a chat and find out about our course. Wednesday 1st November at 7pm. Email robertmc001@aol.com to register your interest.  

Please phone 0115 9871581 to request a prospectus or send an email by clicking on the link below (if the link doesn't work, please email robertmc001@aol.com)

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Details of our next course:-

Course Venue

Orchid Therapy Centre, 1a Westdale Lane, Carlton, Nottingham 

Course Dates

Module 1 : February 24th and 25th
Module 2 : March 24th and 25th
Module 3 : April 21st and 22nd
Module 4 : May 19th and 20th
Module 5 : June 16th and 17th
 Module 6 : July 7th and 8th
Module 7 : August 18th and 19th
Module 8 : September 15th and 16th
Module 9 : October 13th and 14th
Module 10 : November 10th and 11th


I think doing your course was the best decision I ever made!

- Emma Madeley, Notts

I have never known a more helpful, accommodating, dedicated tutor ever. This course has not just set me up for a whole new business change, it has changed my life completely and help me discover myself too! I cannot thank you enough Robert! 

- Mandy Jackson, Derby

Robert's patient teaching style and ongoing supplement would be difficult to equal. Joining the course is one of the best decisions I've made.

- Shayne Rice, Nottingham


Cost of the Course

£100 deposit to secure your place, and

£950 to be paid by January 31st and £950 to be paid by June 30th

(£2000 in total)

Early booking discount

Save up to £700 if you book before November 30th

Phone 0115 9871581 or email robert@nottinghamcoaching.co.uk for the full prospectus and details of how to book

Full course contents:-

Module 1 : An introduction to hypnosis. Inductions and deepeners. The state and non-state theories. Practical sessions. Depth of trance. Time distortion. The history of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Recognition and importance of personality types; the Warriors, Settlers and Nomads model. Demonstrations and practical sessions. Homework assignment.

Module 2 : Hypnotherapy;- which conditions respond best. The subconscious mind and the mind-body link. Steve Peters’ “Chimp” model. Self-sabotage. Suggestion therapy - direct and indirect. Ericksonian language patterns. Working with analytical and resistant clients. The ‘Analytical Imp’. How to write scripts for confidence and self-esteem. Self-hypnosis. Practical sessions. Homework assignment.


Module 3 : The brain and the mind-body link from a scientific perspective, and their relevance to hypnotherapy. How memories are laid down. Understanding stress (all presented by Dr Steven Lowe). Stress management. Practical sessions. Homework assignment.

Module 4 : Meeting the client. Rapport. Goal setting. Listening skills. Clean language. Taking notes. Transference. Who not to treat - psychosis and neurosis. Analytical therapy part 1 - Regression to cause. How to handle abreaction. Inner child work. Practical sessions. Homework assignment.

Module 5 : Analytical therapy part 2 - Free association and the tv/video technique. Ideo-motor signals. Gold Counselling. The work of Milton Erickson. Metaphor and reverse metaphor. Practical sessions. Homework assignment.

Module 6 : NLP theory. NLP techniques;- reframing, anchoring, swish, rewind technique (Fast Phobia Cure), the NLP “secret technique”, future pacing. Practical sessions. Homework assignment.

Module 7 : Secondary gains. Parts Integration Therapy. A brief look at various other approaches, including BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT), Meridian therapies (EFT, TFT etc.), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and SymbioDynamics and its uses as a therapy and coaching model. The “Three Principles” of Mind, Consciousness and Thought. Practical sessions. Homework assignment.

Module 8 : Application of techniques learned so far – dealing with anxiety, habits etc. Case studies. Mind coaching in sport, business etc. including the power of body language / posture, neutral thinking, accessing the “zone” etc. Final exam (done as a homework assignment)

Module 9 : Specialist areas :- Smoking cessation and weight management masterclasses- various theories and approaches. Past life regression (presented by Louise Page). Practical exam.

Module 10 : Pain management. Setting up your practice; how to organise a therapy session / course of treatment. How much to charge, supervision and CPD. Legal and ethical considerations. National Occupational Standards. Marketing your practice and attracting clients.

From the teaching to the syllabus and course material, I found the course thorough, professional and highly enjoyable.  There was much opportunity to discuss the material and practice new skills with the tutor and the group so there was a good balance of theory and practice.  The best course I've ever taken! - Helen Falconer, Nottingham

This course was a revelation, I learned a huge amount across a wide range of concepts. Robert McKinnon really practices what he preaches through his small group practical sessions with open discussion gently led by him. An excellent tutor with great results! A great foundation for a future in Mind Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy - Tony Dawes, Newark

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Some of our students

We believe that our course is one of the most advanced available because we include:-

The importance of a client-centred approach to therapy

The importance of treating the underlying cause 

How to be a safe, ethical practitioner

Leading-edge therapy techniques

How to set up in practice and market yourself

The emerging science behind how and why hypnotherapy works

Catch-up sessions if you miss any of the modules

Lots of bonus information that you won't get from most other courses

On-going support after you have qualified (including regular peer group meetings)


You will learn how you can be a specialist in any of the following areas:-

  Weight management

  Smoking cessation

  Stress management

  Pain management

  Fear and phobia release

  Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)

  Peak performance coaching (in sport etc.) 

This course will enable you to change your own life and, of course, the lives of others

One of our past groups - qualified July 2014 :- Jim (from Scotland), Teija, Rachel, Lynne, Mark, Caroline, Phil, and Tony. When are you going to join them?

This course is life changing!
Not only did I receive a fully recognised diploma in hypnotherapy and six new friends, but I also experienced a life journey all of my own. I am far more confident, assertive, and happy with who I am. The course content is extremely interesting and by the end of the course you have all the tools and skills to set up in business as a successful hypnotherapist. Robert is an excellent tutor and was able to add far more to the course with his many years of experience. I found this course far more rewarding than my graduation from University! - Donna Boulton, qualified November 2012

Course presenters:-

The course is presented by Robert McKinnon (above), Steve Lowe and Louise Page

Robert McKinnon
is a clinical hypnotherapist with more than 15 years experience. Robert's qualifications are:-
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (College for Transformational Therapy,2001)
  • Certified Mind Factor Coach (Mind Factor Institute,2009)
  • Practitioner and Trainer in SymbioDynamics (SymbioDynamica Ltd.,2010)
  • Percussive Suggestion Technique (PSTEC,2010)
  • Certificate in Advanced Pain Management (American School of Clinical Hypnosis, 2012)
  • Brainworking Recursive Therapy (Essex Institute, 2013)

As well as working with general members of the public, Robert also coaches professional golfers and athletes up to and including World and Olympic standard. Robert's work has been featured in Cosmopolitan and Zest magazines and he has been a regular guest on BBC radio.

Steve Lowe is a former dentist and qualified hypnotherapist and will present a scientific perspective on hypnosis, the workings of the mind, the mind-body link and the stress response.

Louise Page is an experienced hypnotherapist and specialises in past life regression.


The course consists of one weekend per month for 10 months (a total of 120 hours of classroom time). The weekend sessions are a combination of theory, demonstrations and practical sessions. Full support via telephone and email is provided during the course and after you've qualified.


our latest group to qualify

Well done to our first ever 'all girl group', Lyn, Sheena, Sarah, Donna and Caroline! (Qualified November 2012)

"Robert is a clear, patient, articulate teacher who presents the very latest techniques in a balanced, non-judgemental way. He encourages students to become independent, confident therapists and to decide for themselves which theories and approaches they like. There is a good balance of theory and practical work, and Robert goes out of his way to give additional support and information to individual students where needed. Above all the course was extremely enjoyable and has introduced me to a whole new fascinating subject" - Julie Pollock, West Bridgford

"Thank you for everything. I have really enjoyed the course and it has certainly changed my life" - Susan King, Nottinghamshire

"Just wanted you to know what a fantastic time I had on the course. It has been an amazing journey" - Rosalind Smith, Lincolnshire

"10 out of 10 as an overall score for both the content and delivery of the course. Robert created an interesting journey" - Rob Stark, London

"I would recommend both Robert as a tutor and this course to anyone interested in human nature and developing into a therapist" - Louise Page, Stathern, Melton Mowbray  

"It was a pleasure and joy to attend this course with you. I found your teaching and communication methods easy to follow and implement" - Kam Birdee, Nottingham


Further information about our course:-

1. Our course is carefully designed in that we cover the basics first and then go into the more advanced aspects of hypnotherapy and NLP. Then we pull everything together so that you will know how to best structure your treatment programmes for maximum effect.

2. We also help you to understand how the mind works, and how it can (and very often does) work against us to cause unwanted feelings, emotions and habits. We keep you well informed of the latest developments in neuro-science, which will help to deepen your understanding further.

3. We study the work of some of the leading names in the field, both past and present, including:-

- Dave Elman (direct hypnosis)
- Milton Erickson (indirect hypnosis and metaphor)
- Ormond McGill (hypnotic suggestions)
- Roy Hunter (parts therapy and regression therapy)
- Terence Watts (personality types and regression therapy)
- Ron Eslinger (stress and pain management)
- Kevin Hogan (body language)
- Steve Peters (sports psychology)
- Karl Morris (mind coaching)

4. Our groups are small with a maximum of 8 students.

5. Your course tutor can be contacted between weekend sessions via telephone, email or even face to face if required.

6. In addition, upon successful completion of the course you will be able to join our expanding peer support network which meets on a regular basis.

7. The personal benefits you will get from this course may well be considerable. e.g. it is very likely that it will help you to be much more confident and more in control of your life.

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The course consists of one weekend per month for 10 months. Each weekend is a combination of theory, demonstrations and the all important practical sessions.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a diploma enabling you to become a practitioner and to use the letters D.Hyp

You will also be able to join the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and also register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is recognised by the Department of Health.

The next course will commence in February 2018.

The cost of the course is £2000 made up of £100 deposit to secure your place, and two payments of £950, one before the course starts and the second at the halfway point of the course. 


Reading list:-

The main reading books for the course include:-

Brian Roet : Understanding Hypnosis
Terence Watts : Warriors, Settlers & Nomads
Jeremy Lazarus : Successful NLP
Roy Hunter : The Art of Hypnotherapy
Roy Hunter : The Art of Hypnosis
Dave Elman : Hypnotherapy
Georges Philips and Lyn Buncher : Gold Counselling
Richard Bandler : Using Your Brain for a Change
Bandler and Grinder : Frogs Into Princes
S. Rosen : My Voice Will Go With You
David Hamilton : How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

One of our previous classes - qualified December 2010

Our Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Mind Coaching is one of the most advanced courses you will find in the country. This is because we cover the most up-to-date and effective techniques in the field of hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching, although we also include the more traditional approaches as well.

The latest understanding of neuro-science, the mind-body system, and human capability are integral parts of our course. So when you qualify you will be suitably equipped to help many people to change their lives in very powerful ways.

The Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Mind Coaching offered by the Transformations School of Clinical Hypnosis has been Assessed and Validated at Practitioner Level by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Graduates from this course are eligible for professional registration with The General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSC's Registering Agency)at full Practitioner status, together with the acquisition of the industry-based award - The General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP).

The course also meets the requirements of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP (NIH).

Course graduates

The course venue is the Orchid Therapy Centre, 1a Westdale Lane, Carlton, Nottingham. The facility has a training room plus additional rooms for the all-important practical sessions.

Phone 0115 9871581 to request a prospectus

Our comprehensive practitioner course will enable you to help many people overcome a wide range of issues. Even if you do not wish to become a therapist yourself, the personal benefits you will gain from this course are considerable.

You will learn all about hypnosis, what it is and what it isn't. You will understand why people have problems such as habits, anxiety and phobias.

You will learn many amazing techniques, including how to help someone to be free of their phobia in just 20 minutes, or change the habits of a lifetime in less than half an hour. You will learn how to help your clients uncover and deal with hidden causes of their problems, and discover the power of breathing, posture and body langauge. You will discover the amazing potential that we all have and how to tap into that potential, so that you can change your own life as well as the lives of others.

We include many extras that many other course do not:-

Support by telephone and email, both during the course and after you qualify.
Free private sessions with the course tutor should you require them.
Specialist training in certain key areas; smoking cessation*, stress management, weight management and mind coaching (for sports and business people).
* In addition to your diploma you will also receive a certificate as a smoking cessation specialist and as such will be eligible to be included on the Central Register for Stop Smoking Therapists (CRSST).

The course also includes comprehensive training in practice management and marketing. We are not aware of any other hypnotherapy training course which includes this crucial topic in such depth.

Our students come from all over the East Midlands, including Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Worksop, Newark and Mansfield, and far beyond, including Scotland and Jersey!

practical session

There has never been a better time to be a hypnotherapist!


"Being a hypnotherapist is one of the top 10 jobs in the UK today" - Men's Health magazine, January 2009

The magazine also describes the fact that hypnotherapy is becoming more and more in demand as the health service struggles to cope with stress related illnesses.

Imagine having a job where you are your own boss and you decide when you work and how much you charge (and you could charge from around £50 up to £200 an hour).

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more of our students

Here are some more comments from previous students:-

"Excellent course. I thought Robert's way of putting things across was very good and he made it easily understandable. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of taking up hypnotherapy as a career and also anyone looking to enhance their own personal life" - Dave Parnham, Newark

"Dear Robert, it was a pleasure and joy to attend this course with you. I found your teaching and communication methods easy to follow and implement. The course notes were comprehensive and I thoroughly enjoyed the amount of practical included too. I do value the extra time you gave us all to cover any aspects of the course we were unsure about, and also the knowledge that you are still available for us to ask any further questions. May I wish you every success in your journey" - Kam Birdee, Nottingham

"The course provides an excellent grounding on hypnotherapy and becoming a hypnotherapist. Robert’s notes are excellent and very comprehensive. There is ample opportunity to practice techniques which I found very beneficial" - Jenny Swain, St. Ives (Huntingdon)

"I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying the course - I keep going on about it so don't be surprised if you get some more course applicants from Jersey!" - Justine Houston, Jersey

"I fully recommend this course which I personally found very informative, stimulating & professionally administered. The handouts & backup service are first class" - Amanda Jones, Melton Mowbray

"Robert provides that little extra which makes this course better than norm. He is flexible, and goes out of his way to accommodate students who miss sessions. So if you want a tutor prepared to go that extra yard – you’ve found one" - Paul Harrison, Newark

"From the first weekend when we were shown how to lead someone into hypnosis, this course has been an amazing journey of discovery, self-discovery and confidence-building in that I have been trained to do things I dreamt of being able to do. Robert – thank you" - Shan Marshall, Nottingham

"An extremely informative, well structured and inspiring course" - James Walker, Nottingham

“I would like to thank you for the course and for being a very supportive tutor. I feel it’s been a fantastic journey not only of learning hypnotherapy and mind coaching, but an experience of self discovery” – Sarah Wilson, Blyth

"The course was perfect for me, a great learning experience in good company, helping greatly to develop my understanding and skills in this area and life in general" - Laurence Coleman, Leicester

"The course was very thorough and used a good mixture of materials.  There’s an excellent combination of theory and being given lots of opportunity to practice is a major part of the course.  Robert is a considered and professional tutor, who allows individuals students to bring to the course their experiences which made the course even more interesting.  I have developed throughout the course and now feel that I will make a proficient and caring therapist, using the skills learnt.  I would recommend both Robert as a tutor and this course to anyone interested in human nature and developing into a therapist" - Louise Page, Stathern, Melton Mowbray

"Anyone who is thinking of going on any hypnotherapy training course should get it touch with Robert first; I'm sure they would enjoy it" - Sue Hayes, Newark

"Thank you so much for a really inspirational course. It was very well thought out with excellent course notes" - Cathy Whelan, Collingham

"I really appreciated the extensive practical sessions" - Richard Phipps, Nottingham

"Extremely informative, excellent value for money, enjoyed every minute of it, learning made easy" - Deena Wardle, Ashby de la Zouch

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