Academy for International Science & Research


About us

Why Train With AISR

The Academy for International Science and Research (AISR) is an award-winning international centre of excellence for Science, Technology, Education and Mental Health. AISR is Northern Ireland’s first independent STEM Institute, located in the historic walled city of Derry/Londonderry.

Our campus offers vocational qualifications in:

  • Hypnotherapy
  • Neuro Linguistic Psychology
  • 3 Principles Transformative Coaching and
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), levels 1 and 2

These courses and services are offered as part of the Academy's mental health remit, which we offer to the highest standards (technical professional level).

We also offer courses in Science, Mathematics, Information Technology and Teacher training, as well as the broader STEM areas of business, education and digital media. We see our background in the technical disciplines as a strength when we deliver our mental health services.

We are currently developing a mental health app to help young people unlock their resilience so that they can cope better within society. We offer our mental health services and courses to international students, school leavers, corporate organisations and those looking to gain professional qualifications for career progression in Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the 3 Principles.

We also provide innovative mental health clubs for young children, encouraging the importance of maintaining healthy thinking . We also use guided therapy with troubled kids of all ages.

Our Hypnotherapy Qualification

The academy also offers diplomas in hypnotherapy, recognised by the Hypnotherapy Directory. They are 500 hours of learning, with 120 via face-to-face or live zoom calls.

All the hypnotherapy techniques have been redesigned to be effectively taught through Zoom, Skype or Google Meet. 

As the academy is an accredited CPD centre, all qualifications attract CPD points and our graduates get four certificates when they graduate - a hypnotherapy diploma certification, CPD certification, IGNLP professional body certification and a certified hypnotherapist certification from either the Elman Institute or the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists.

The Academy offers its hypnotherapy diplomas through our faculty called the Sales Doctor- Mindset and Resilience. It was named this as originally we helped entrepreneurs and sales people. However, we have expanded our service provision to include professionals and lay people from all walks of life.

About Terry

Dr McIvor is a Transformative Coach Practitioner, EFT Practitioner, Life Coach, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Trainer. He is also a Master Trainer of Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis for the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists (IACT) and the Dave Elman Institute. 

Dr McIvor is also the CEO of the Sales Doctor Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Psychology Clinic. Dr. Terence McIvor helps entrepreneurs, salespeople professionals and lay people to develop emotional resilience. He coaches them on how to be strong and calm, so that they can reach the level of success that they dream of. No matter what situations his clients find themselves in, he can provide valuable guidance. 

Dr. McIvor specialises in helping professionals and lay people who struggle with  performance issues and who wish to become powerful. He also works with individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, limiting beliefs, and phobias. Terence has been trained and mentored by esteemed hypnotherapists, NLP trainers and 3 Principles teachers at the top of their game. 

Including the likes of David Key, Michael Watson, Mike Mandel, Dr. Steve G. Jones, Dr. Richard Nongard, and Cheryl and Larry Elman, just to name but a few. He founded the Sales Doctor Hypnotherapy and NeuroPsychology Clinic to provide powerful therapies and treatments. 

Dr McIvor has also founded the Irish Guild of NLP and Hypnotherapy Practitioners and Trainers. The guild is a professional organisation' composed of a committee which is made up of dedicated individuals committed to advancing the field of NLP, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and 3 Principles coaching and teaching.

Dr McIvor  has presented at the Masters Hypnosis summit 2021 which was organised by Eugen Popa and had some of the top hypnotists and hypnotherapists in the world presenting, such as Mike Mandel, Dr Steve G Jones, Bob Burns, Antony Reed, Karl Smith, and Freddy Jacquin.

He is also an executive contributor to Brainz Magazine and was  selected by Brainz Magazine as one of their 500 Companies and Influential Leaders recognised for his entrepreneurial success, achievements, and dedication to helping others.

Additionally, his clinic engages in research into all the areas of hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic psychology to create even better treatments and approaches. Dr. McIvor and his team are extremely knowledgeable in hypnotherapy, NLP, and 3 Principles transformative coaching and they’re committed to providing positive results for clients. They want to make a positive impact not just in the field, but also in the lives of people who turn to them for help. 


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