Ludwig Esser (Course Tutor)

Course Introduction

This training will enable qualified hypno-psychotherapeutic counsellors and hypno-psychotherapists to work with people who have a cancer diagnosis.

Therapists working in this field help clients to deal with the impact of diagnosis, side-effects of treatment (both physically and emotionally) and psychological issues linked to their illness.

What You Will Gain

  • You will examine the aetiology of cancer, the immune system and its connection to the psychological processes (psycho-neuro-immunology)
  • An important part of the work with cancer patients is psychotherapeutic and the relevant approaches will be explored in depth
  • The skills to work with dying clients, how we prepare clients to face death and how this can be worked through for as long as the client wants it
  • Nature is an important part in this type of work and this aspect will be included in both theory and exercise
  • As this kind of work is very demanding, self-care for the therapist is also covered

The Details:


  • Ludwig Esser

Mode of Study

  • Face-to-face tuition
  • Practical exercises (some outdoors where possible)

Hours of Study

  • 14 hours delivered over 2 days (14 hours CPD)


  • Written essay

Entry Requirements

  • Qualified hypnopsychotherapeutic counsellors and hypno-psychotherapists or trainees who have completed at least Stage 3 on the pathways


£265 (£240 for members and NCHP alumni)

Next Dates:


“Getting cancer can become the beginning of living. The search for one’s own being, the discovery of the life one needs to live can be one of the strongest weapons against the disease.”

– Lawrence LeShan