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Cognitive Hypnotic Coaching Diploma®

The most comprehensive and advanced coaching curriculum for coaches who understand that the so-called "Gold Standards of Coaching" are not sufficient to truly transform their clients' lives
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Who will benefit from this Diploma most?

  • Our advanced coaching diploma program is tailored for Certified Coaches who seek to elevate their coaching competencies to a higher level and understand that traditional coaching models may not always be sufficient to help clients overcome both their conscious and unconscious blocks.
  • This program is also ideal for Coaches who value a structured yet flexible coaching approach that focuses on the individual needs of clients, and who recognize the importance of post-workshop support and mentorship in building a successful coaching practice.

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Embark on Aastha’s transformative journey with ICHARS. Overcoming self-doubt, she discovered the unique power of hypnosis in her online Cognitive Hypnotic Coaching Diploma. Aastha’s success, fear resolution, and client testimonials highlight ICHARS’ . . .

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Arshi, a passionate coach, credits ICHARS for transforming her coaching practice. Through engaging online courses, she gained a structured framework, leading to focused, action-oriented outcomes. Her journey exemplifies the impact of ICHARS on . . .

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Embark on a captivating narrative as Jyoti Gujaran, a seasoned professional in human resources, unfolds her transformative journey with ICHARS Cognitive Hypnotic Coaching Diploma Program. Discover the profound impact of structured education, . . .

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What will you learn?​

During this Coaching diploma with the help of live demonstrations, supervised practice sessions and debriefs you will master an Eclectic Approach to Coaching that is based on the integration of:

SOFT SEA® Coaching Model

(The most comprehensive coaching framework)

Different approaches to psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioural Psychology
  • Humanistic Psychology

Trance-formational Techniques from

  • Classical Hypnosis
  • Conversational Hypnosis
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Metaphors and Stories
  • Mindfulness
Powerful Concepts
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Curious about Cognitive Hypnotic Coaching® and what sets it apart?

Why this diploma program?

From Experiencing Transformation to Creating Transformation

The Cognitive Hypnotic Coaching Diploma is not only about taking home a framework or developing skills but also about undergoing the same transformation yourself that you would later help your clients experience!

That would be wonderful, wouldn’t it?

One of the most exciting aspects of Cognitive Hypnotic Coaching Certification is the breakthroughs you experience as an individual.

During the training itself, you extensively practice what you learn with your co-participants, working on real goals and issues that you may be facing. This takes you through a series of personal breakthroughs that culminate in a transformation.

As a result, you are able to design your own pathway to a financially and emotionally fulfilling career as a life coach and learn to manage your own mental state – your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and more.

Your personal growth during training and mentoring enables you to help your clients transform their own lives, as you develop

  • Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Unconditional positive regard
  • Compassion
  • Patience
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity

Setting the Foundation

This is one of the most basic and primary coaching competencies required by the coach. Here the coach would facilitate the client with the basic idea of coaching and the norms attached to it. This helps in creating a strong coaching alliance and rapport. Once the foundation of the coaching session is set, it becomes easier for the client to flow smoothly with the session. Within this coaching competency, there are a few sub-competencies that are essential. These include:
  • Establishing the coaching agreement:
    This competency is about understanding the purpose of the coaching interaction and coming to an agreement with the prospective client about the coaching process and relationship. This includes understanding and effectively discussing the guidelines, specific parameters of the coaching relationship, reaching an agreement about what is and is not appropriate in the coaching relationship, what is and is not being offered, what are the responsibilities of the coach and the client.
  • Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards:
    This competency is about understanding the professional standards and guidelines that coaches must abide by. Some of these guidelines are legally binding while others are considered best practices. Following these guidelines and standards ensure that the coach is able to safeguard their legal interests.
  • Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
  • Establishing the Therapeutic Agreement

Co-creating the Relationship

Coaching is not a one-session event. Generally, it extends over a period of 8 to 12 sessions depending on the client’s current problem and the desired outcome. For this, the coach needs to foster a friendly and warm yet professional relationship with the client. This competency is all about establishing a relationship that is most conducive to the coaching process. Sub-competencies within this include:
  • Using a flexible approach that is client-centric:
    Not every client is the same. So, it is beneficial for the coach to identify which approach to use for whom. A coach may be equipped with multiple tools and techniques to help clients deal with their challenges and achieve their desired outcomes. However, it is essential to identify which tool/model would best suit the client and require the least amount of effort and time. A coach needs to have the competency to not just identify and select the right approach for the client but also to modify the approaches in the most appropriate ways.
  • Managing self and maintaining coaching presence:
    Whilst in a coaching session, the coach must be fully aware of what the client is saying and respond accordingly. The coach’s response will help set a direction/path for the client’s desired outcome. The coach should also be aware of his/her biases and not let these biases influence the coaching process. This can completely derail the session and hamper the process. The coach must also be competent to demonstrate confidence in himself/herself and in the process that they are planning to use with the client.
  • Establishing a trust-based relationship with the client:
    This competency is all about creating a safe/supportive environment for the client which would ensure trust and mutual respect between the individuals involved. The coach should also demonstrate genuine concern for the client’s personal welfare and future. This should be done in a way that does not seem forced and yet effective for the client. This will also help the coach develop a strong rapport with the client thereby ensuring the coaching process goes smoothly.
  • Using Structured yet Flexible Client-Centered Approach
  • Managing self and maintaining coaching presence
  • Establishing a trust-based relationship with the client

Communicating Effectively

One of the key tools/skills used by the coach is communication. The entire process of coaching is dependent on this one tool without which it will be difficult for the client to understand and work towards his/her desired outcome. This requires the coach to be aware of different aspects of communication that can influence a client’s style of communication. And that is why this particular competency becomes important. Sub-competencies within this include:
  • Engaged Listening:
    This competency is about the ability to effectively listen, encourage, accept and explore what the client is saying. Listening is completely different from hearing; it means listening not just through your ears but through your eyes and other senses. Whilst listening, the coach should also observe the body language of the client, the changes in tonality of the voice, mirror the client and be able to help clients summarise, paraphrase, reiterate what he or she needs to express. Through engaged listening, the coach would be able to make out a lot of the things about the client. It will ensure that the coach uses the right kind of tools and processes on the client for him/her to reach the desired outcome.
  • Powerful Questioning:
    This competency is about the ability to ask questions that will uncover the information needed for the greatest benefit to the coaching relationship and the client, by posing questions that are open-ended to create greater clarity, possibility or new learning. It’s important for a coach to question not to confront but to understand the client. These questions are meant to help the client explore their thoughts, perceptions, and behaviours in a way that the client can understand him/herself better and the coach can assist them to overcome their challenges and achieve their outcome. This also enables the coach to collect specific details so that they can work on facts and not personal biases.
  • Flexible/Person centric communication:
    While engaged listening and powerful questioning are important competencies, another thing to keep in mind is that different people communicate differently. It is important for a coach to be able to identify and use the style of communication preferred by the client. This requires the coach to be aware of different aspects of communication (suggestibility, love language, representation system, level of expressiveness, meta-programs…) that can influence a client’s style of communication. Based on how the client understands and communicates, the coach needs to be flexible and communicate accordingly. While this therapeutic competency is closely associated with the person-centric approach, it also helps the coach build a trust-based relationship.
  • Engaged Listening
  • Powerful Questioning
  • Effective Communication

Facilitating Learning and Results

Once the process of the coaching is set and adhered to by the coachee, it is important to ensure that there are visible or measurable results. These results will help the coach identify the effectiveness of the coaching tool/model used and decide whether to continue or change the process/model. This Coaching competency also helps the coachee understand the coach’s effectiveness and skill set or decide if he/she wants to be coached under the same coach.
  • Raising awareness and insights:
    This coaching competency is about the ability to integrate, accurately assess and interpret various information to help the client gain awareness and achieve agreed-upon results. The coachee will be equipped to identify facts from the interpretation and distinguish between behaviours that need to be worked on to ensure the desired outcome is met. While coaching is more about the outcome and not insights, it is true that many times insights become the seed on which an outcome can be achieved. In cases where insights are important coaches must have the tool to help coachees get these insights. since insights are spontaneous and come from the unconscious mind, a coach’s ability to work with the unconscious can be very handy. While the coach can use processes to help the coachees tap into his/her unconscious, the coach also enables the coachee to develop mindfulness leading to increased awareness about themselves and their lives.
  • Inviting Possibility:
    The coach should have the competency to ensure that the coachee is open to all possibilities. At times certain thoughts, emotions or beliefs lead to the coachee not being open to things that may be beneficial for achieving the desired outcome. The coach would help the coachee restructure these things that are essential for a better tomorrow in life. This also inculcates a sense of hopefulness within the coachee thereby looking at things in the rawest form possible and not interpreting them with his/her own biases.
  • Ecological goal setting:
    Since coaching is about helping coachees achieve desired goals, goal setting becomes an extremely important part of the coaching process. Having said that, there are times when one goal can negatively influence other goals which may be more important from the point of view of the coachee’s unconscious. In such cases, the unconscious doesn’t support the accomplishment of these goals which can lead to self-sabotage. Ecological goal setting ensures that goals are set in a way that they do not negatively affect any other goals.
  • Designing Actions:
    This coaching competency is about the ability to co-create opportunities for ongoing learning and for taking new actions that will most effectively lead to agreed-upon coaching results. This can be achieved through brainstorming and assisting coachees to define actions that will enable them to demonstrate, practice and deepen new learning. Challenging coachee’s assumptions, helping them to evaluate options, focus on alternative ideas and solutions, and explore specific concerns and opportunities vital to coaching goals is equally important whilst designing action plans for them. After helping clients create ecological goals it is necessary for the coachee to also ensure specific steps to take them from where they are to move to desired goals. In order to understand these steps, a coach helps the coachee explore and evaluate different ways, options, ideas and solutions.
  • Overcoming conscious and unconscious hindrances:
    The coach whilst designing the plan of action/task-list for the coachee, should assess and see if there are possible hindrances that may prevent the coachee from consistently completing the tasks. At times these hindrances may be out of the coachee’s awareness. At this point, it is essential for the coach to ensure that the coachee is aware of the same and should enable him/her to deal with it. It can also be that at times the coachee may be aware of the hindrances but is not able to control or overcome them. For example: – persistent dysfunctional thought, feeling or behaviour pattern. In times like this, the coach helps the coachee become aware of the hindrances they were unaware of and helps the coachee change those thoughts and feelings that were getting triggered automatically. Dealing with hindrances can also ensure that the coachee gets new learnings and will be better equipped to deal with similar or new hindrances in the future.
  • Managing Progress and Accountability:
    This coaching competency is about the ability to hold attention on what is significant for the coachee and to leave the responsibility with him/her by clearly requesting the coachee to stick to the agreed plan of actions that will move the coachee toward his/her stated goals. Following through – by asking about those actions that the coachee is committed to in previous session(s), and acknowledging the lessons learned, what was done and what wasn’t along with keeping the coachee on track by holding attention to the coaching plan and the desired outcome – is important.
  • Raising Awareness & Insights
  • Inviting the possibility
  • Ecological Goal Setting
  • Designing Actions
  • Overcoming Conscious and Unconscious Hindrances
  • Managing Progress and Accountability

Once you have trained to develop advanced coaching competencies, you have to build a coaching practice from scratch.

We know, we have been there!

Since each level of this Life coach certification is complete in itself, we share a detailed, step-by-step strategy to help you set up your own practice and build a brand, right from the Practitioner’s Coaching Certification (level 1)! This means you do not have to wait to complete your diploma to start building your brand.

Here is a quick glimpse of what we cover in this section of the course –

  • Core principles of brand building
  • Time-tested strategies to generate clients
  • Creating a customized branding strategy
  • Breaking the strategy into actionable chunks

Experiences shared by participants after completing the diploma

Additional Certifications, Fees & Duration

Level Duration Cost Certification
Pre-Class Videos Live Instructor-Led Post-Class Videos + Practice
Level 1 15 hrs 45 hrs 20 hrs Rs. 25000 1. Practitioner – CHC 2. NLP Foundation
Level 2 20 hrs 75 hrs 120 hrs Rs. 42000 1. Advanced Practitioner – CHC 2. NLP Practitioner
Enrol for the Complete Diploma (Level 1 and 2 together) and get a 10% discount
*18% GST will be added to the above-mentioned course fees

Other Bonuses

Extensive Course Material
Multiple Certifications
Lifetime Support
Therapy Forms
Therapy Flowchart

All participants for the course can join our end to end year long fellowship program where we help you develop and implement additional skills required to set up a flourishing practice.

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Original price was: ₹67,000.Current price is: ₹60,300.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Diploma?

It is a practitioner course for:

  • People who want to be a Professional Coach, Consultant or Mentor and start with a rewarding career, helping people move from where they are to where they want to be.
  • CEO, Senior Executive, Professional, Head of Department & Managers who wish to bring back to their organization and contribute to its success.
  • Practicing coaches and trainers who wish to develop advanced coaching skills enabling them to go from good to a great practitioner.

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 this course you will personally experience breakthroughs, our focus is to ensure that you develop advanced coaching competencies that enable you to transform lives of your clients.

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.

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 coaching diploma 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 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.

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

  • Pre Level Online Modules
  • Live instructor led training and practice sessions (Virtual)
  • 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

For more details about coaching certification and legal status kindly watch this quick video

To be true it is unfair to even compare CHC 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 other major psychological approaches (cognitive, behavioural and humanistic). This eclectic approach makes the course very unique not just in comparison to other Hypnosis and NLP courses but also with any other course in positive psychology.
  2. Even when we look at Hypnosis and NLP, the course has been developed not just by bringing the topics and techniques covered in 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.

While ICHARS is primarily a training and development organisation, one of the key components of ICHARS mission is to connect effective mental health practitioners with those in need. From time to time we take up projects with different NGOs, Corporate houses to help them support the mental and behavioural health needs of people associated with them.

For each project that we take up, we offer our trained Alumni the opportunity to become a part of these projects to conduct group sessions and/or one-to-one sessions.

If you also wish to be an ICHARS Alumni and avail of these wonderful opportunities, join our upcoming orientation and learn about our courses by directly connecting with our trainers.

What our Participants have to say...

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Rajool Patil
Had the most amazing experience which will help me to achieve my goals by practically putting forth my ideas and options as well as how to structure myself so that i am able to help others achieve their goals by Developing skills and creating a state of mind that encourages to achieve the desired outcomes. Thank you
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anu kushwaha
Very systematic and comprehensive course, even from a non- psychology background I could understand all concepts and implement them. Best part is the practice sessions which has given me confidence and structure to follow during sessions. Thank you ICHARS and Divyaraksha mam for guidance and support.
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Praneeta Rana
Nitin, the master/coach/ trainer/ teacher. He definitely has his heart and soul into this space of science. very good teaching skills with amazing personality. Im extremely greateful to ICHARS esp Nithin.
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