is proud to present
Certificate Course on Parapsychological Studies.
This course is
the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary
and Vocational Education
is approved for
CE Units for MFTs, LCSWs and RNs.
and full program is available for distance learning.
See the HCH website for current details
See below for basic
Parapsychological Studies: The Study of Psychic Phenomena.Contrary to what so many believe,
field of Parapsychology studies much more than ghosts and hauntings. Parapsychologists are generally
psychic (and psychics are rarely parapsychologists). Parapsychology is not “paranormal
all about? Just who are the
parapsychologists and what do they do?
This 60 hour course is an overview
to the field of Parapsychology,
and the main areas of research and
PsychoKinesis (mind over matter), and Survival of Bodily Death. Included will
be a general discussion
the field came from, where the major centers
of research are today, and where the field might
Students will have
an opportunity to review some of the basic research in the field and to
the theoriesand applications to
their current helping profession or to pursue parapsychological field investigations on their own.
courses may be takenindividually
for Continuing Education Credit.
If all six courses are taken as a Certificate in Parapsychological Studies, the application,
texts, and STRF fees are included in the tuition
Certificate in Parapsychological Studies is a 60 course of study comprised
of six separate courses.
(see below for 2005-2006 Schedule and info on distance learning
Introduction to Parapsychology: 2.5
This lecture is
an overview of and introduction to the terminology, concepts and history of the
of Parapsychology that will be used throughout the program. Please note that this is a pre-requisite
for the Certification courses and will be available several times a year (and
on audio CD).
However, students entering the program who already have a grounding in
the basic terms and
concepts of parapsychology may speak with the instructor
and may skip the introductory session
if they can demonstrate knowledge of the
This is to avoid having to
cover the foundation concepts in each separate course.
& Precognition: 15 hours Cost: $225
How Our Psychic Abilities
Affect the World Around Us,
Pierce the Veil of Time and Help Create the Future.
In this six week course, Loyd Auerbach will discuss two fascinating psychic
(mind over matter) and Precognition. In addition,
he'll delve into theories
of Time and Space that
connect Psychokinesis (PK) and
In relation to PK,
parapsychologists and many others know today about PK,
itself, and how it hints at the broader interconnectednessbetween our
the Universe around us.
There will be an experiential
PK segment to this class, working with a method for PK
(great) science and science fiction writer Martin Caidin,, himself
As for Precognition, Auerbach
will cover questions such as:
Is there really a Future that
can be predicted?
What is Time?
Can we change the Future?
Why do so many psychics miss on
What about the premonitions of the average person?
Parapsychologists have evidence
that precognition exists.
Research indicates that people
can predict some future events, but not all.
Sometimes precognition works
well, and sometimes not.
Loyd Auerbach will discuss a
theories of Time and Timelines especially in the context of our
apparent ability to predict the Future.
He’ll cover the varied ways
precognitive information pops up in our lives and some of the interesting
research in Parapsychology. He’ll discuss conclusions reached by
researchers about the nature of our
ability to foretell the future.
Finally, there will be a focus
on a conundrum in parapsychology: Do we predict the future or cause
it to come
into being with a little help from our PK? If the former, how do we use this information to
shape our own personal
the latter, what does that say
about our beliefs and expectations,
and how all humanity consciously and unconsciously
shapes the Future?
Join us for what
will be a mind bending experience.
Psychic: 12 hours Cost: $200
With an overview of how psychic
abilities show up in people’s experiences the world over,
class/seminar focuses on the “informational” psychic abilities that
have been called Extra-Sensory
Perception: telepathy, clairvoyance and precognition.
We’ll discuss how these abilities
show up in people’s experiences, both those of the average person
ostensibly more “talented” psychics.
With discussion of
parapsychological research from
the early days to the more recent remote
ganzfeld, and staring studies, attendees will also
learn the evolution
of research methods in the laboratory,
and what parapsychological researchers
have discovered with regard to personality, physiological and
We’ll discuss how
these abilities are experienced and accepted or rejected in various cultures
the world, and
the major part Belief plays in having and developing
We’ll also discuss the major
Parapsychology dealing with Survival (of Bodily Death) vs.
as conceptual explanations
for a variety of ghostly and after-death
Psychic development will be
addressed and some techniques passed along. Basic philosophy behind
psychic” will be discussed, as well as a primary focus on immense part
that Belief plays.
We’ll also discuss the role telepathy and clairvoyance
play in ghost encounters, hauntings and mediumship.
We’ll discuss how these
abilities are experienced and accepted or rejected in various cultures around
the world, and the major part Belief plays in having and developing
We’ll also discuss the major
debate in Parapsychology dealing with Survival (of Bodily Death) vs.
as conceptual explanations for a variety of ghostly and after-death
We’ll take some time to try
a few more experiential situations.
We’ll conduct some
clairvoyance and remote viewing “tests” as well as play a few
and psychometry games based somewhat on the instructor’s
experience of a TV game show
that was in development for the Game Show Network
in 2002 (that show currently in limbo, it seems).
Finally, there will be discussion
of how to assess psychic readings and even the backgrounds of
psychics, parapsychologists, and paranormal investigators.
Search for Life After Death: 9 hours Cost: $150
Do we survive the death of our
bodies? Is there Life after Death? What is the evidence?
This seminar will cover the
search for evidence of Survival of Bodily Death from the earliest
researchers to parapsychologists of today. With an eye towards the evidence
and the research and investigations methods to gather it -- the class covers topics such as ghosts,
mediumship, near death experiences, electronic voice phenomena, out of body
and psychic experience says about whether we live on
in some fashion after the deaths
of our bodies.
Some time will also be spent
discussing the recent research of Gary Schwartz, working with psychic
at the University of Arizona and the work of the Division of Personality
Studies at the University
of Virginia in Reincarnation and Apparition research.
The importance of
and PK in any model of Survival will be discussed.
The class will also look at the
debate regarding evidence for Survival vs. the Super-Psi hypothesis from
perspective of the Survival proponents.
and Models of Psychic Experience: 6 hours Cost: $100
This short course covers basic
models of how psychic abilities seem to work, what apparitions and
are, and a survey of theories that might (or might not) explain it all.
Also,covered, will be
the current state-of-the-art of the research in
The Cross-Over Science: 6
hours Cost: $100
This short course covers how and
why the field of Parapsychology pulls from so many other fields
With discussion of the
connections to Social Science (particularly Psychology, Anthropology,
Sociology) and Physical Science (mainly Physics, with a touch of Cosmology),
the class will look
at how the knowledge base, research and investigation
methods, theories, philosophy, and speculation
have impacted how
parapsychologists have conducted both their in-laboratory research and out of
field investigations since the beginnings of the field in the 19th Century.
Ghost Hunting: Investigating the Paranormal:
12 hours Cost: $200
Most people are interested in the
paranormal phenomena we class as “ghostly”:
interested in understanding their own experiences and the experiences of others.
Many are intensely interested in gaining
the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective
investigator of such
things: a Ghost Hunter.
This class is a guide to ghost
hunting, and attendees will gain the basic skills and understanding for
investigation of ghosts, poltergeists, haunted places and related psychic
The class will include
the models of what these things are (from the field of parapsychology), how the
scientific and psychic approaches can mesh together, and how to assess a
situation, investigate it,
resolve the case to the satisfaction of the
people having the experiences (and hopefully to the satisfaction
of the ghosts,
when they’re involved).
You will learn about:
Apparitions, hauntings and poltergeists: differences and similarities;What else can
“ghost”? The investigative process, from initial call to
resolution; Technology & Psychics in
hunting; How the techniques of the professionals differ from those of the
amateurs; Psychic potential for investigators; The ethics of paranormal investigating; How
his investigations have affected Auerbach’s
own personal outlook on life.
Naturally, the class will include
some of Auerbach’s more exciting cases.
2007-2008 Course Schedule will be posted shortly,
go to the HCH website.
Currently, classes will generally be held on Thursday
nights from 6:30 to
(unless otherwise noted; we are adding weekend sessions in 2006)
at HCH Institute,
may be taken individually or the six courses taken to fulfill the requirements
for the Certificate in Parapsychological Studies. The application fee, tuition,
required books and STRF fees are all included in the tuition for the
Certificate Program if paid
all at one time. Otherwise, books and fees are in
addition to the individual course tuition.
Certificate program may be taken via a distance learning option.All
been audio-taped, live. This includes lectures, discussion and
students and the instructor.
participate in the distance learning option, distance learning students
pay full tuition
and fees. Students
receive all course CDs (mp3 format), handouts, required books, and
In addition, distance learning students
will be scheduled for a one to two hour
(via telephone) with the instructor (longer classes get two hours,
shorter classes get 1
tele-class). In this way, students will still be able to
interact and ask questions of the
instructor without having to be in the
Naturally, students may interact via email as well.
each certificate-related course, there will be a short multiple choice test
to ensure the
material has been understood by the students.
students completing the
program will be entitled to
the same Certificate received by local students attending in-
of courses will also be made available at a reduced price for those people
want the information, and do not want to participate in the
are available on disc in mp3 format.
are now allowing distance learning
students to dial in to a conference call
during the scheduled class times in order to participate in the live onsite
classes as well.