IBCP Certification Standards

Thee following are the standards set forth by the IBCP Board of Certification as minimum standards required for certification.

Associate

No prerequisites or requirements for this level. Simply register as a member of the board with no certifications. Associates get only newsletters and access to events.

Hypnotherapist

  1. Duration of the Training: A minimum of 55 hours of training in the basics of hypnosis taught by a Certified Trainer or a Certified Master Practitioner under the supervision of a trainer. A minimum of 15 hours of direct trainer supervision is required unless competency can be acertained in another pre-approved way.
  2. Demonstration of the ability to identify the following basic skills, techniques, patterns and concepts of hypnosis and to utilize them competently with self and with others.
    1. History of hypnosis
    2. Dispelling myths and educating about what hypnosis really is
    3. Proper interview techniques
    4. Hypnosis induction
    5. Deepening techniques
    6. Direct suggestion
    7. Future pacing and/or End-Result Imagery
    8. Awakening the client
    9. Post-hypnotic suggestion

Practitioner of NLP, Hypnotherapy, TIME Techniques

  1. Duration of Training:  Minimum of 120 hours of training in the basics of NLP, hypnosis and/or TIME Techniques patterns taught by a Certified Trainer, or a certified Master Practitioner under the supervision of a trainer. The three trainings and hours can run concurrently.
  2. Demonstration of ability to identify the following basic skills, techniques, patterns and concepts of NLP and to utilize them competently with self and with others.
    1. Behavioral integration of the basic presuppositions of NLP, including:
    2. Outcome orientation with respect for others’ models of the world and the ecology of the system.
    3. Distinction between map and territory.
    4. There is only feedback (cybernetic)-no failure.
    5. Meaning of your communication is the response you get.
    6. Adaptive intent of all behavior.
    7. Everyone has the necessary resources to succeed.
    8. Resistance is a signal of insufficient pacing.
    9. Law of requisite variety.
    10. Rapport, establishment and maintenance of.
    11. Pacing and Leading (verbal and non verbal).
    12. Calibration (sensory based experience).
    13. Representational systems (predicates, and accessing cues).
    14. Meta-Model.
    15. Milton-Model.
    16. Elicitation of well-formed, ecological outcomes and structures of present state.
    17. Overlap and Translation.
    18. Metaphor creation.
    19. Frames; contrast, relevancy, As If, Backtrack.
    20. Anchoring (VAK).
    21. Anchoring Techniques (contextualized to the field of application).
    22. Ability to shift consciousness to external or internal, as required by the moment's task.
    23. Dissociation and Association.
    24. Chunking.
    25. SubModlities.
    26. Verbal and non-verbal elicitation of responses.
    27. Accessing and building of resources.
    28. Reframing.
    29. Strategies; detection, elicitation, utilization, & installation.
    30. Demonstration of behavioral flexibility.
    31. Hypnosis induction (Hypnosis)
    32. Deepening techniques (Hypnosis)
    33. Direct suggestion (Hypnosis)
    34. Timeline elicitation (TIME Techniques)
    35. Discovery of root cause (TIME Techniques)
    36. Eliminating negative emotions(TIME Techniques)
    37. Eliminating limiting decisions (TIME Techniques)
    38. Changing direction of the timeline (TIME Techniques)
    39. Putting a single SMART goal into the future (TIME Techniques)

Master Practitioner NLP, Hypnotherapy and/or TIME Techniques

  1. Duration of Training:  Minimum of 120 hours of advanced training taught by a certified trainer.  A minimum of 15 hours of direct trainer supervision is required. The three trainings and hours can run concurrently.
  2. Demonstration of the ability to identify the following basic skills, techniques patterns and concepts of NLP and to utilize these competently with self and with others.
    1. All practitioner level skills, singly and in combination.
    2. Design individualized interventions (generative and remedial).
    3. Ecological change work.
    4. Shifting easily back and forth between content and form, and experience and label.
    5. Specific Master Practitioner Skills:
      1. Meta Programs
      2. Criteria (Values)
        1. Identification and utilization.
        2. riteria ladder.
        3. Elicitation of complex equivalence and adjustment of criteria.
        4. Sleight of mouth.
      3.  Installation and utilization of strategies.
      4.  Refined use of submodalities.
      5.  Deliberate multi-level communication.
      6.  Negotiations.
      7.  Presentation skills.
      8.  Modeling.
      9. Utilization and transformation of beliefs and  presuppositions.
    6. Dave Elman style inductions and suggestion (Hypnosis)
    7. Advanced ideomotor response, such as pendulum (Hypnosis)
    8. Detailed Personal History (TIME Techniques)
    9. Personal Breakthrough Session format (TIME Techniques)
    10. Emotional chains (TIME Techniques)
    11. Timeline regression (TIME Techniques)

Trainer of NLP, Hypnotherapy and/or TIME Techniques

  1. Duration of Training:   Minimum of 120 hours of advanced training taught by a certified Master Trainer.   A minimum of 15 hours of direct trainer supervision.
  2. Satisfactory demonstration of the following behavioral competencies:
    1. Complete behavioral competence in all Practitioner and Master Practitioner level skills, ability to do any and all practitioner and master practitioner techniques simultaneously both overtly and covertly.
    2. Demonstrate facility to shift between content and form (IE: between experience and labeling).
    3. Ability to demonstrate the behavior of what one is teaching and to teach what one is doing — and to label it linguistically (IE: Model Self).
    4. Demonstration of Presentation and Teaching skills:
      1. Pacing and leading.
      2. Respect for audience (i.e. at least keeping separate your and others model of the world, and responding to these congruently; considering and responding ecologically to others; conscious and unconscious processes.
      3. Ability to answer questions, (including discerning the level and intent of questions and generating level-appropriate responses).
      4. Design of presentation:  At the least, setting opening and closing frames, setting outcomes, chunking and sequencing of information and experience, balancing information–giving and occasions for discovery, facilitating generalization of information and skills across context and time.
      5. Design of exercises: At the least, providing for both overt and covert learning in each exercise, including previously learned material for cumulative learning, specifying outcomes of exercises, providing a task for all involved persons insuring behavioral learning, including a future pace.
      6. Explanation of exercises including the ability to explain an exercise behaviorally without the use of notes or printed aids.
      7. Use of deep and shallow metaphor.
      8. Utilization of multi-level feedback: ongoing re-evaluation and incorporation of overt and covert information from individuals and group.
      9. Graceful intervention in groups: at the least maintaining rapport and giving specific sensory grounded feedback, via questions that directionalize appropriate search to facilitate peoples discovery for themselves, demonstration, or if necessary, overtly telling them what to do.
      10. "Tasking": creating of a task that presupposes that a person behave in a different way that expands his/her model of the world.
      11. Ability to do demonstrations.
    5. Demonstration of a personal style, and artistry (indicating that the new trainer is integrating skills into his/her own behavior).
    6. Demonstration of an understanding of the process of NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner training.
    7. Ability to demonstrate and teach all certification requirements for Hypnotherapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy and Master Pactitioner of Hypnotherapy levels (Hypnosis)
    8. Demonstration of an understanding of the process of Hypnotherapy, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy and Master Hypnotherapy training. (Hypnosis)
    9. Ability to demonstrate and teach all certification requirements for Practitioner TIME Techniques and Master Practitioner TIME Techniques training. (TIME Techniques)
    10. Ability to lead groups through all TIME Techniques processes, with the exception of Emotional Chains (TIME Techniques)
    11. Demonstration of an understanding of the process of Practitioner TIME Techniques and Master Practitioner TIME Techniques training (TIME Techniques)

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