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Rob McNeilly's C.E.T.
Learning Solutions in Hypnosis

We therapists are increasingly suffering from

  • isolation

  • lack of confidence

  • a safe place to practice

  • overwhelming choices of therapy approaches

  • being weighed down with the strain of having to pretend to be an expert and have all the answers while knowing we don't 

  • dealing with the frustration of feeling stuck with difficult and complex clients

  • boredom

  • burnout or settling for "doing time" until the weekend, holiday or retirement!

Traditionally learning about hypnosis requires memorizing a script - "Look at that spot, relax your body, your eyes are getting sleepy, etc., etc., etc.

Milton Erickson revolutionized all this by inviting us to focus on

  • hypnosis as an extension of "the common everyday trance"

  • the individuality of each unique client

  • adapting our approach to the client, not require the client to adapt to our "wisdom"

  • the client as the expert, not the therapist

  • the client having the resources, not the therapist

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Here are a few ways to
gain insight into Dr.
McNeilly's thinking

The Certificate Program and Practice Program completed together fulfll the training requirement for NBCCH membership.

Certificate Program

A 4-month Ericksonian intensive taught entirely online through a series of two-hour live experiential meetings.

The background text, talks and video demonstrations can be explored in our own time, at our own rate, and repeated as often as is useful - something that physical workshops lack.


Video calls where we can see each other, face to face, and ... online breakout rooms!! where we can practice together, allows for conversations, live demonstrations, and recurrent practice opportunities with people from all round the globe.

The 4 month experience includes text, audio and videos and is centred around 14 video conversations each of 2 hours

[a total of 28 hours].


Each 2 hour video call will include 

  • an introduction to a topic 

  • a demonstration of how this might be applied

  • practice in small breakout groups                 

  • a discussion of the experience

  • a recording for your future reference


Topics include

  • principles of solution hypnosis

  • creating a solution context

  • invitations into hypnosis

  • accessing resources

  • connecting clients with their resources

  • the language of hypnosis

  • supervision

  • personal development

  • other issues as they arise.

Practice Program

Have you

  • been to workshops or read books and been inspired only to feel unable to translate these ideas into your practice?

  • felt stale, bored, limited?

  • been interested in exploring something new but not felt confident to apply it?

  • avoided using clients to practice on?


Would you like to have an opportunity to

  • refresh and extend your hypnotic approach?

  • have personal therapy

  • connect with other therapists from around the globe?

  • watch demonstrations?

  • practice where there's no judgement?

  • become more genuinely confident?

  • be more flexible?

  • increase your effectiveness and personal satisfaction?


In this monthly series there will be a near total absence of theory. Instead we will have 10 online conversations, each of 2 hours [for a total of 20 hours] where I will demonstrate some aspect of working hypnotically in response to what participants are interested to explore, and then, in online breakout rooms participants can explore how they might adapt this or anything else they are interested in to their own style.


Free Monthly Video Call

If this interests you, you can join free.  You will not be spammed.



We can learn best when we can collaborate as colleagues rather than being with some expert sharing their "wisdom".


Milton Erickson revolutionized therapy and hypnosis by emphasizing respect for each individual client's uniqueness, and exploring ways of utilizing their hidden resourcefulness.


Erickson claimed that all problems are learned limitations, so solutions can also be learned, avoiding pathologizing and treating.


Therapy is often an isolated experience, and we can learn best when we can be in a trusting, non-judgmental environment where we can play and explore in safety. 

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