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Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy™

The most comprehensive course for
Developing Advanced Therapeutic Skill

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An Eclectic Approach to Psychotherapy That Integrates

  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Cognitive Approaches
  • Conversational Hypnosis
  • Mindfulness
  • Guided Meditations
  • Metaphors and Stories
  • Psychoanalysis
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The course has been created for
  • Mental health professionals (Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Counselor)
  • Registered health practitioners (Medicines, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy…..)
  • Students pursuing a course in mental health
Who would like to
  • Learn to convert powerful concepts into practical therapeutic processes
  • Collect specific information about not just the symptoms but also the root cause
  • Use a truly customized and Person-Centered Approach
  • Work with conscious and unconscious processes of mind in an integrated manner
  • Help the client focus on the present while also having the ability to deal with past
  • Create positive sustainable changes by minimizing the chances of relapse
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Why Choose Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy™?

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Comprehensive Eclectic Approach
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Work with Conscious and Unconscious both
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Integrating Online and Classroom Sessions
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Ongoing Training and Coaching Support
Complete yet Complementary

Skills learnt in the course while complete by themselves can also be integrated with skills you have developed via other courses.

Core Therapeutic Competencies that you will develop

Setting the Foundation
  • Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
  • Establishing the Therapeutic Agreement
Co-creating the Relationship
  • Using Structured yet Flexible Client-Centered Approach
  • Managing self and maintaining therapeutic presence
  • Establishing trust-based relationship with the client
Communicating Effectively
  • Engaged Listening
  • Powerful Questioning
  • Effective Communication
Understanding Client Issues
  • Identifying Symptoms
  • Finding Root Cause (Secondary gains, beliefs, identity, past experiences)
Creating Transformation
  • Restructuring Thought
  • Releasing and Replacing Emotions
  • Developing Skills
  • Modifying Behaviors
  • Changing Beliefs
  • Handling Secondary Gains
  • Re-framing / Re-imprinting Past Experiences
Facilitating Learning and Results
  • Raising Awareness & Insights
  • Inviting possibility
  • Ecological Goal Setting
  • Designing Actions
  • Overcoming Conscious and Unconscious Hindrances
  • Managing Progress and Accountability

Certifications, Fees & Duration

Online modules
Online modules
+ Expected Practice
Normal PriceEarly Price 
Level 19 hrs45 hrs20 hrsRs. 25000Rs. 22500*1. Practitioner – CHC****
2. NLP*** Foundation
Level 212 hrs63 hrs80 hrsRs. 38500Rs. 35000**1. Advanced Practitioner – CHC
2. NLP Practitioner
Level 34 hrs63 hrs20 hrsRs. 38500Rs. 35000**Practitioner – CHP
Level 4 72 hrs100 hrsRs. 48000Rs. 40000**1. Master Practitioner – NLP
2. Master Practitioner – CHP
*Complimentary access to Foundation course online module
**Use discount coupon received during the previous classroom level
***NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming
****CHC stands for Cognitive Hypnotic Coaching and CHP stands for Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy™
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From our Participants...

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  • Padma Puppala AvatarPadma Puppala

    The course made me realize the complexity of human psyche and helped me understand the scope of psychotherapy not only in personal development and behavioural issues but also in psychosomatic disorders. ICHARS offers a well laid out platter of online and class room based courses to suit individual needs. Find... read more

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    The facilitators are great. They know what they are teaching. Nitin Shah could just have every answer to your question. This method of therapy is brilliant. Never knew a therapy could be this fast and effective. I can see the results starting with myself and just can't stop imagining the... read more

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    Mr. Nitin is a Gem you gonna find when it comes to Hypnosis. He know his work and involves at all level. He goes beyond the boundary line to support his participants to experience Transformation. I recommend his services to all who really want to experience REAL Transformation in Life.... read more

  • Padma Puppala AvatarPadma Puppala

    The course made me realize the complexity of human psyche and helped me understand the scope of psychotherapy not only in personal development and behavioural issues but also in psychosomatic disorders. ICHARS offers a well laid out platter of online and class room based courses to suit individual needs. Find... read more

  • Hashim Adil AvatarHashim Adil

    Mr. Nitin is a Gem you gonna find when it comes to Hypnosis. He know his work and involves at all level. He goes beyond the boundary line to support his participants to experience Transformation. I recommend his services to all who really want to experience REAL Transformation in Life.... read more

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    It's been a great opportunity and unique learning experience to learn from Nitin Sir and Paulomi Ma'am. The way both the faculties imparted their knowledge was profound, commendable and practical application based. I recommend all my fellow friends and colleagues from the psychology fraternity to give a thought and learn... read more

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    Misba Shah conducted the BPC - Level One programme and it was very insightful and engaging. She demonstrated very good grasp of the subject and was able to convey all the points powerfully and effectively. She demonstrated the techniques with panache and helped us build skills in doing the same.... read more

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    Being a psychology student, I was always fascinated about hypnosis and the way it works. I was looking for the right place from where I can learn hypnotherapy. ICHARS gave me that platform where I didn't only learn different hypnotherapy and NLP techniques but also was able to successfully practice... read more

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    Today that the course of Clinical Hypnosis is over, I proudly want to share that it was an amazing course that not just helped me grow as a hypnotherapist but a person as a whole. The techniques and the concepts I learned are eye openers to one self and... read more

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Multiple Certifications
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Key trainers

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Nitin Shah

A trainer, Educator, therapist and life coach. He is one of the driving force behind this course and the way it has been designed, developed and conducted.

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Mamta Sharma

A Corporate Trainer, Advanced Life Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner and a certified Hypnotist.

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Misba Shah

A dedicated and passionate trainer cum facilitator with extensive experience in the domain of Human Resource, Training & Development and performance enhancement.

Frequently Asked Questions about the course?

What is the Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy Approach?

Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy is a unifying approach to psychotherapy. To get more details and understand how we integrate different approaches together please check this out.

Who is this course meant for?

It is a practitioner course for those working as therapists, coaches and trainers or those interested in becoming one.

Is there any eligibility criteria to join the course?
  • Mental health practitioners (Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Counsellor)
  • Registered health practitioner (Medicines, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy…..)
  • Students pursuing a course in mental health
What if I do not fulfill the eligibility criteria?

You can enroll for our Cognitive Hypnotic Coaching Course. The course helps you develop advanced coaching competencies to enable you to work as a Life Coach or a Relationship Coach.

What about people who are only looking for self help?

The short answer, this course is not meant for them, there are other courses we have that will benefit them more.

The long answer is that while during the course, our focus is to ensure that the participants develop advanced coaching and therapeutic skills – skills that are powerful enough to transform lives.

One of the most important features of the course is the emphasis on practicing these skills, not only with others but also yourself. In other words, each participant personally experiences the transformation in his/her own life. This personal transformation makes them internalize the true essence of these skills as well as gives them the confidence to work with others.

So, “Yes”, participants do experience breakthroughs in their own lives and can definitely bring changes in their own life, yet we only encourage people who are looking at becoming practitioners themselves to join us for this program.

If participants experience breakthroughs themselves, why not encourage everyone to join?

For a course to be highly effective, its format and style of delivery needs to be in sync with the end objective. The ideal course format and delivery style for a practitioner program is very different from a self help program. 

So between reaching out to a larger audience and maintaining a higher degree of effectiveness for a more selected audience, we choose later.

We also noticed, that giving practitioners certificate to those who were looking for self-help is not a good idea. Once they receive the certificate, they feel motivated to practice, if only to recover what they have invested in the course.

But if they were not focused on working with others during classroom practice and training, they do not have the necessary skills to become a practitioner. At ICHARS, being responsible is one of our core values and hence we wouldn’t be comfortable encouraging such practice.

What is the format of the course? Is it online or class based, pre-recorded or live?

The course has been designed in a way that each level is divided in 3 parts:

  • Pre Level Online Modules
  • Live instructor led training (Virtual level 1 and 2, Classroom Level 3 and 4)
  • Post Level online modules

Pre Level online modules focus on concepts and theory. Live training sessions focus on demonstrations, practice sessions and discussions. Post level online module include supporting material like forms, checklists and also recordings of techniques practiced during the classroom sessions.

Completing the pre-level online course is a prerequisite to attending the Live training session.

The post level recordings are provided so that you can continue to learn by observing these sessions and use them for reference before a session with client if required. Completing the same is recommended but not a requirement for attending the next level.

Is it possible for me to change the dates I would like to join the live training on?

We provide our participants the flexibility to join for a batch different from the one they enrolled for provided we are informed at least a week before the starting date of the batch you had enrolled for. In case you have to make changes less than 7 days before the batch starts you can but you will need to pay additional venue charges for the next workshop.

What type of support can I expect after attending the course?

There are different ways in which we support our participants:

  1. We have a whatsapp group only for participants where you can ask us queries about concepts and techniques covered during the course.
  2. You can call ICHARS trainers for any queries which you would not like to discuss on whatsapp or for which you require a more detailed discussions.
  3. The access to online modules is available to you for lifetime. We also keep updating these modules with newer information to ensure that our old participants remain in sync with latest updates in the course.
  4. You can repeat any course you have attended with ICHARS by paying only the venue charges for the day you are attending.
  5. Every Sunday we organize online practice sessions via zoom. After attending this course, you can participate in these sessions for free.
  6. We also organize monthly case discussion sessions with participants who have completed the course to help address any questions about cases that they maybe working on.
  7. If you are a trainer and would like to incorporate some of the topics in your trainings, we also provide guidance for the same.
  8. Through our tie up with citationsy, you also get access to many research papers for which you would otherwise need to pay for.

Apart from the above in the coming months we are also planning:

  • To promote our participants by registering them to a practitioners directory and promoting the same

We are also open for any other ideas with which we can help our participants. A lot of the above steps have been a result of suggestions from our existing participants.

Can participants practise these fields legally?

All the certificate programs that focus on developing coaching or therapeutic skills are basically skill building programs. None of these courses be it Hypnosis, NLP, CBT, REBT, TA or CHP are regulated by any regulatory authority.

So all certificates are just that certificates. They do not have any legal validity… but that doesn’t make them illegal either. Whether you can legally use these skills or not depends on the area in which you are applying these skills.

So for example if you are promoting yourself as a life coach or a mind coach or a behavioural trainer and staying within the limits of what these people can do, you can freely use these skills as these titles do not have any legal restrictions. But if you are promoting yourself as a doctor or a psychologist or a psychiatrist and handling cases related to intense emotions or psychosomatic issues or mental disorders, then you must fulfil the educational prerequisites that are required to use these titles and work with these problems.

This is one of the key reasons why we have the eligibility criteria for level 3 and 4.

Many institutions claim that their courses are accredited by international associations. Do these certifications have any legal status?

Short answer is No.

Long answer, the accreditation maybe there but most international organisation offering these accreditation's are also private bodies. They don’t really have any statutory authority.

The only exception to this, as far as I am aware of, is UK where there is a self-regulatory body called CNHC which is set up by the UK government. To become a member of CNHC your membership should be approved by a association affiliated to CNHC and hence accreditation with a UK association that is affiliated to CNHC like GHSC is of legal value.

Is there a way to compare the CHCP course with other Hypnosis and NLP Courses?

To be true it is unfair to even compare CHCP with a standard Hypnosis and NLP training programs. There are multiple reasons for the same:

  1. The course is not just based on these two modalities. During the course you will learn to integrate these two modalities with all other major psycho-therapeutic approaches (cognitive, behavioural, humanistic and psycho-dynamics). This eclectic approach makes the course very unique not just in comparison to other Hypnosis and NLP courses but also with any other course on psychotherapy.
  2. Even when we look at Hypnosis and NLP, the course has been developed not just by bringing the topics and techniques covered in clinical hypnosis workshops and NLP training programs together but by creating an integration that allows us to understand NLP techniques and concepts through the conceptual framework of Hypnosis. The integration has also enabled us to train our participants in a way that they are able to create their own hypnotic techniques which are structured yet flexible.
  3. Concepts and techniques from Cognitive therapies, metaphors and mindfulness has also contributed to making the course a lot more than what one will learn in a hypnotherapy workshop or a NLP training program or even a coaching certification program.

But because we have been asked this question very frequently, below is a comparison that may act as an indication.

Features & Certifications CHCP Only Hypnosis Only NLP
Hypnotherapy – Certification Yes Yes No
NLP Practitioner & Master Practitioner – Certification Yes No Yes
Life Coaching – Certification Yes No Some
Integration with Cognitive therapies – How to? Yes No No
Complementary Online Modules Yes No No
Classroom training Yes Yes Yes
Ongoing Support after workshop Multiple Channels Limited Generally NO
Approx Cost in Rs.* 1,05,000 1,10,000 70,000
*Comparison is based on following criteria:
  • Hypnotherapy institutes – minimum course duration 170 hrs (all levels)
  • NLP Institutes – minimum course duration 100 hrs (Practitioner + Master Practitioner)

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