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Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Training

Here is an article by a former student about her training experience. She is now a qualified and practising therapist.

I came into hypnotherapy as a bit of a novice.I had read about hypnotherapy and watched some videos online to get a feel for it. 


Undertaking the LHA Hypnotherapy training has been a truly life-enriching undertaking. I started off wanting to learn more about a topic in which I had a long-term interest; but ended up improving my confidence, my resilience and learning a number of techniques which I can use not just in hypnotherapy but also in my personal and professional life. The LHA has taught me much more than the basic skills that you need to just hypnotise people. I’ve also developed the skills to read people, to understand their real meaning, to ask the right question, and to say things in the right way to get the best reception. Lorraine’s passion and enthusiasm is clear from the first minute of the first day.

I wonder when you will make the decision to contact the LHA and take the first step in your hypnotherapy journey.


I enjoyed the variety of the training both in terms of the different techniques and specialisms learnt, and the numerous learning approaches. I found the class demonstrations with actual clients particularly beneficial, and there were plenty of opportunities to practise with other class members. The small class sizes ensured that everyone received individual attention, and the relaxed and informal approach ensured a positive group dynamic. I started practising as soon as I graduated, and feel the training has given me an excellent foundation on which to build my practice.


When I was looking for a Hypnotherapy course the amount of choice seemed overwhelming and I found myself confused by the jargon and various styles of teaching the subject. I wanted something that would be both straightforward and broad in its content and this was what attracted me to the London Hypnotherapy Academy course. It has been a successful choice for me as the class sizes were perfect, the teaching was clear and Lorraine always paced the classes well.

Lorraine has a good understanding of individuality of her students and their needs. She uses a range of teaching styles and methods and the overall atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable.

Lorraine is also very informed on practice management. The extra days that were included on this subject were especially useful to me and have given me confidence to move into practice as well understanding the importance of marketing. This was something I didn’t know I needed when I started out looking for a course but it has been especially valuable to me.


One of my favourite things about this course was the ability to practise each one of the techniques with my colleagues in a safe environment in class. Another thing I really liked about this course was the diversity of areas within hypnotherapy which were covered, which allowed me to choose the area which was most suited to my personal style. Last but not least, the amount of support I had during the course and even after I finished the classes was great. And I couldn’t finish this testimonial without thanking Lorraine so much for her effort and dedication and her amazing classes that she put together and all the amazing guests we had during this course. Thank you!


I chose Lorraine's course as I liked the idea of a small group and the content of the modules was excellent. I was certainly not disappointed! Lorraine has so much good experience and is a friendly, helpful tutor and sessions with volunteer clients were particularly useful and informative. We were encouraged to practice on friends and family from very early in the course which was good advice as it really builds your confidence and the practical work within the modules was great experience. I enjoyed the course so much I didn't want it to finish but I am looking forward to completing my case studies and HPD and starting up in practice as a Hypnotherapist.


I liked the four modules. I felt very comfortable with the lovely group of students and felt Lorraine encouraged us while we practised with each other and was good at listening to us and correcting/altering any confusions or misconceptions. Lorraine was our main tutor and was very knowledgeable, experienced and committed. It's also nice to have different tutors from time to time and Annabel, who taught the life coaching module was very good too. Lorraine was a very good trainer who explained ideas well and was encouraging. The students were lovely and supported each other really well. The content was very interesting.


I have recently completed my Hypnotherapy diploma training at the London Hypnotherapy Academy and am now launching my own practice in Brighton! 

I chose this course as I felt confident that I would receive a good balance between learning and practicing and get close up attention from the tutors. The small group size was a definite plus point, there was no hiding at the back and there was opportunity for plenty of lively discussion and mutual support. 

The syllabus was well defined and broken down into manageable and easily understandable sections which then fitted together to provide a thorough and in depth knowledge of the whole subject. The assignments were challenging but manageable (even for someone working full time and with other commitments) and guidance and support offered throughout.

Lorraine is a dedicated and enthusiastic tutor, she teaches from experience and has an easy and informal style. I wholeheartedly recommend choosing this course if you wish to qualify with a deep understanding of the subject, great client skills and, very importantly, the marketing knowhow and confidence to get your business up and running.
The course was very friendly, full of content and with lots of practical experience which you definitely need. I really enjoyed the course and feel I have learned a lot. I have the confidence to set up in practice and am enjoying case studies as the practical work we covered was so good.

An excellent session, very well organised and presented. A clear structure, well planned and I learnt a great deal from it. I liked both methods (of coaching) used and found it very useful to actually use them during the session.
(via college feedback form)

I am over halfway through the Hypnotherapy Diploma training and am really enjoying the course. Lorraine is an excellent tutor and packs a lot of information into each session. So glad the group is small - one of the reasons I chose this course and Lorraine is very approachable. Also great marketing advice.

Lorraine is very good at explaining the course content and very supportive with practical work; very friendly and has a great rapport with students.


I am very happy with my decision to choose Lorraine's course, having spent a lot of time considering the many options. I have just completed Cognitive Behavioural module and I will definitely go on to complete the other three modules. The class is small and friendly and there is loads of opportunity for practical learning in a supportive environment and we are encouraged to explore and develop our own individual 'style'


Your teaching (Lorraine) is just great; calm, thoughtful and knowledgeable. You keep things light but always take questions seriously and provide full and understandable explanations. The 'live' demo was of huge value. I felt clear at all times about what was happening, what was expected of me. It felt safe and calm and was a great learning environment.


So much more comprehensive than I expected. Absolutely loving the course!

Gail (2) 

Very useful demonstration of challenging negative thoughts (by Lorraine). The sensory questionnaire also useful. Enthusiastically delivered. Very good marketing advice.

(via college feedback form)

Great part of the course (NLP Coaching). Very interesting content that was so practical. Bob's style (Robert Perkins) was open and engaging which helped in the more complicated areas.


Lorraine is a really approachable and supportive therapist, willing to chat and share her experience and ideas which have inspired me.


I really enjoyed Lorraine's pragmatic approach to teaching which was really engaging and thought provoking. Her obvious knowledge of the subject and her real life experience with clients really brought the topics to life and filled me with confidence to use the techniques with clients. I found her exercises around business development particularly useful and practical. I would honestly recommend Lorraine's courses. 


Lorraine's training exercises added a very insightful dimension to our Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Training Module in several ways. Drawing on her considerable experience as a therapist, her training on weight loss and eating issues, including limiting and misguiding beliefs, habitual eating patterns, emotional triggers was enthusiastically delivered and was useful to me as a trainee therapist hoping to specialise in this area. Her training style is clear, informative and honest, posing thought-provoking arguments to keep delegates challenged and actively engaged in the subject matter. This approach was also evident in her useful contributions on Mindfulness self-hypnosis and sensory awareness exercises, both very useful additions to our Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy toolbox. Thank You Lorraine. 


Great to have a different style today. Lorraine obviously a great therapist - interesting to see the behaviour shift from high assertion in training mode to high supportive (during demonstration with a class member) in therapist mode.

(via college feedback form)

Wow, Lorraine was dynamite! No trouble getting rapport with the group. It was like spending quality time with a good friend - a friend not afraid of disclosure, very funny and very likeable and a mine of useful information. (What a shame I didn't take notes because there weren't any powerpoints - though I liked not having them!) Useful advice about scripts, inductions and deepeners and some good handouts and practice sessions. 

(via college feedback form)

Lots of good practical advice. Great fun while learning together. Nice not to have powerpoint for a day! Great pace to the day! Just wanted to be able to learn more from Lorraine. 

(via college feedback form)

Really useful info about how she (Lorraine) had put her business together and her style of work. The inductions were good even though I had seem some of them before (on a previous course) as they were useful for others. She showed us how to work with a 'resistant' client and lots of ethical considerations. The self-hypnosis script was useful as I think we were all focused on the therapists role and clients listening to us on CD, not them doing it. 

(via college feedback form)

An excellent day full of practical, useful information. (Lorraine's) delivery was calm, relaxed, flexible and funny. Nice not to have powerpoint all day. At the end of the day I was more confident regarding reaching my goal to become a hypnotherapist. 

(via college feedback form)

Fantastic teaching style (Lorraine). Wonderful content and good scripts. Good insights into marketing. 

(via college feedback form)