Variety is the spice of life!

One of the many aspects we really like about our careers as Clinical Hypnotherapists is the variety of issues we can help our clients with. We never quite know what the next new client enquiry will be for, so it keeps our lives interesting! Because of this, we need to teach our students how to deal with all sorts. So, on course weekend one, we teach the basics of how the brain works and what hypnotic trance is all about.
Month two is a fair bit of revision about the workings of the brain, with the addition of how we explain it all to the client. We also introduce the students to the wonders of the Miracle Question – that by itself is a game-changer for many!
By the time we come to the third month’s course weekend, we’re really picking up momentum as the students will move from working with just friends and family to working with the general public. At this point they will have learnt about personality types which helps build the all-important therapeutic rapport. They will also have begun to master the detail of how the brain works through practising their explanation to their friends and family. The students will be working with volunteer case studies at this point and the case notes will be written up on an anonymous basis to form part of a portfolio of evidence required to achieve the Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD).
From month four we move on to more detailed areas and, over the remainder of the course, we teach students how to help their clients with:
– Sleep issues
– Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour (OCD)
– Depression
– Fears and phobias
– Smoking cessation
– Pain management
– Weight loss
– Confidence building
– Sports motivation
and more!
We even have former World Champion Middleweight boxer, Glenn Catley, talk to the class about how hypnotherapy helped him achieve his world class status.  And there’s more! In addition to all of the above, we have modules on Marketing, Q&A’s on setting up a practice, and we even train the students to use software which helps monitor clients’ progression, so the client and the therapist can evidence how effective sessions are.
As each course weekend goes by, an essential part is the feedback the students give in the classroom on the variety of sessions they’ve run, the difficulties they may have encountered and, of course, the successes. Everyone learns from this valuable feedback.
Of course, we also give a significant back-up service to the students in between course weekends – we’re always on hand should they get stuck on anything!
Oh yes, we make it fun too! We know the brain learns in a better way if it’s enjoying itself which is why our lecturers like to laugh and smile a lot!
Our next Glasgow course starts in March, so get in touch soon!
Give Anne a ring on 07584 414715. She’s one of our course lecturers so will be able to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, email us at info@cphtglasgow.co.uk.  You can also apply here if you would like to do so.