The Integrated Imagery: Regression Hypnosis graduate certificate is one of the most in-depth programs in the country. Additionally, students receive practice in this modality of healing through completing a series of practicums and practice sessions with volunteer participants. Graduates from this program are well versed in all aspects of regression hypnosis and have the opportunity to open their own practice when they complete all three levels.
Upon the completion of Atlantic University's Integrated Imagery Regression Hypnosis Level 1, students will be eligible to apply for certification as a hypnotist (CHt) through the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH) and receive a 1-year membership in NATH.
The Integrated Imagery: Regression Hypnosis program is co-sponsored by the Tarsia Center, which promotes personal growth, transformation and healing, and the personal processing of old imprints on the soul's memory, enabling individuals to expand their own consciousness.
2023 Integrated Imagery: Regression Hypnosis Schedule
Integrated Imagery Level 1 begins on January 2, 2024
Integrated Imagery is a psycho-spiritual experiential technique that makes deliberate use of altered states of consciousness to enable people to access the many dimensions of the unconscious mind. One primary objective of Integrated Imagery is to uncover and process the origins of the negative and positive dynamics which affect our daily lives, whether considered as karmic patterns or psychological complexes. These antecedents are inevitably reflected in, and influence, a person's existential well-being, sense of personal meaning or sense of Soul Purpose, and may be associated with the biographical life or what appear to be the karmic roots from other lifetimes.
The technique uses the principles in various forms of transpersonal hypnotherapy, Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama, Jungian psychology, various forms of regression therapy, and certain body-based psychotherapies. From a spiritual or transpersonal perspective, it draws on the metaphysical philosophy in Eastern religions, Western mystical traditions, and Esoteric spiritual philosophies – such as the intuited psychic readings of Edgar Cayce. Integrated Imagery is also supported by current research in the field of neurobiology.
In the process of exploring the unconscious mind and the formation and function of both negative and positive complexes, Integrated Imagery focuses on the Energetic Chain of Experience. This continuum of states of consciousness includes the biographical present life, the pre- and perinatal, perceived past life, afterlife, between life, before life, and future life experience. This technique of accessing experiences in the Energetic Chain and transpersonal states of consciousness is very much a positive psychological method. The emphasis is on enlivening and reinforcing those positive biographical and karmic themes which contribute to one’s Soul Purpose while de-energizing the negative which may be causing disruptions in the present life.
It is also important to understand that although the technique enables subjects to access what appears to be past lives and transpersonal states of consciousness, the subjects of the regression experience need not have any belief in reincarnation or spirituality. In the case of non-believers, these states of consciousness typically can still be accessed for the purpose of insight and healing through the import of the active imagination.
The National Association for Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH) certification requirements are integrated into all three courses of the IIRH series, allowing the student to start a hypnotherapy practice with the successful completion of an exam and practicums. Completion of Level One, TP 6115, can lead to the award of the Certificate of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy (CHt) by the NATH. Past life regression will be introduced toward the end of the TP 6115 course in preparation for TP 6120. Completion of both Level TP 6120 and TP 6125 can lead to the award of the Master's of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy (MHt) and a Certificate for Interlife Hypnosis. Completion of all three courses also earns the award of the Graduate Certificate of Integrated Imagery: Regression Hypnosis, awarded by Atlantic University. A certificate holder from this program is not a psychotherapist or licensed counselor but rather acts as a trained transpersonal hypnotist experienced in this technique of Integrated Imagery.
Courses at Atlantic University are delivered in an asynchronous online environment. Asynchronous learning happens on your schedule. While your course of study, instructor, or the program will provide materials for reading, lectures for viewing, assignments for completing, and exams for evaluation, you can access and satisfy these requirements on your own schedule, so long as you meet the expected deadlines. Common methods of asynchronous online learning include self-guided lesson modules, pre-recorded video content, virtual libraries, lecture notes, and online discussion boards or social media platforms.
The purpose of this Graduate Certificate in Integrated Imagery is to introduce Integrated Imagery to the student as a technique for psychological and spiritual growth for themselves and others. Each of the three courses of advancing skills in the program is a prerequisite to the next. Advanced topics include processing trauma, the use of progressions, an introduction to dealing with spirit attachments, an introduction to working with ego states, and the application of Integrated Imagery as a technique in spiritual mentoring. Consequently, emphasis will be placed on the issue of ethics and establishing a transpersonal hypnosis practice. By the conclusion of the certificate coursework requirements, students will have experience in conducting a minimum of 30 individual hypnosis sessions. These sessions will either be observed or reviewed by the Mentors.
Through online cohort and mentor interactions, skills are learned and practiced to de-energize negative patterns and enliven positive experiences and memories. The focus is on developing basic intake skills and hypnosis induction techniques, processing and guiding, and closure and integration techniques. Primary emphasis is placed on one's psycho-spiritual nature and how the negative and positive aspects affect one's sense of life path or soul's purpose.
Equally important is the experience of higher states of consciousness to gain insight and to activate the inherent creative Source. Another application of Integrated Imagery is to access transpersonal states of consciousness in order to gain additional insights, guidance, and creative impetus to support the process of conscious evolution, spiritual development, and creativity.
As a result of the assigned reading material, residency lectures, and discussions, the student will be able to:
- Describe the principles of the theory of reincarnation, hypnosis induction and regression techniques, complex psychology, and Integrated Imagery;
- Demonstrate the ability to perform intake preparation and induction, processing, and closure and integration techniques of Integrated Imagery at an advancing skill level that produces meaningful material from the subject’s unconscious to enhance the quality of life;
- Explain how both positive and negative complexes form and function, and how de-energizing the negative and enlivening the positive relates to the life journey and Soul Purpose;
- Demonstrate skill in guiding through the regression experience;
- Apply what has been learned about Integrated Imagery to guide a subject into accessing creative insight and enabling the creative impulse.
Learning in each of the courses involves theory and application through a didactic and supervised experiential process that includes a four-day required residency, online cohort, and mentor interaction before and after the residency. The online component of each course—after the residency—involves the submission of case presentations discussing the residential experience as a guide and as a traveler, as well as eight practice regression sessions to be conducted privately during the final weeks of the course. Courses must be taken in sequential order and attendance on all four days of the virtual residency is required to successfully complete each level. Residential dates are provided within the online classroom and can be provided upon registration or inquiry.
Each course involves theory and application through a didactic and supervised experiential process, including a four-day required virtual residency via zoom in the first four weeks of the semester. Students join an online cohort and have mentor interaction prior to and subsequent to the virtual residency. The online component of each course involves the submission of case presentations discussing the residential experience as a guide and as a traveler, as well as 8 practice regression sessions to be conducted privately the final weeks of the course.
9 Credit Hours, 3 Online Courses
Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)
Students who have completed one or more of the courses in this certificate program may transfer those credit hours into the Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology program. Please contact Admissions for more information.