You have your own answers

When you set out on a journey, you never quite know where it might lead!

David Newton, the founder of Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) launched his first training school back in 2002.  He had become a very successful hypnotherapist and, back in the late 90’s, had become aware of the ‘scientific revolution’ and in particular the work of Marcus Raichle.

David says:

“Raichle discovered that when we are in a trance state the Brain is working hard to come up with solutions. I was particularly pleased with one of the very first research/neuroscientific programmes that said that the more enjoyable therapy was the more successful it was likely to be.”

David went on to say “There was also confirmation of Blaise Pascal’s assertion that ‘People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they themselves discovered than by those that have come to the minds of others’.”

These comments set some of the foundations on which our current course is structured:

  • We need to have fun in the therapy room
  • It’s not for us, as therapists, to tell the client what to do – the client has the answers suitable for themselves
  • We need to show the client the path, but it’s up to them to walk it.

Those Light Bulb Moments

A big part of our teaching isn’t about hypnosis, although obviously we cover that.  We also teach students how to Light bulb momentstructure a session and, using psychotherapy, to gently encourage the client down a path that leads them to having light-bulb moments of clarity.  This is done through positive questioning which, in turn, leads to positive decisions and actions.

We apply this same positive attitude to ourselves as lecturers and, having set up Edinburgh some time ago, we were very pleased that the answer we came up with for ourselves was to launch CPHT Glasgow!  Our first course starts in March 2021!

We’re very confident indeed that Glasgow will be as much of a success as Edinburgh because Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has caught on.  From David Newton’s early beginnings, CPHT now has 26 schools scattered across the UK and abroad, so we must be doing something right!

 

If you want a very rewarding career, then have a look through this website at the course content, the course dates and the fees – just click on the HPD tab at the top of this page.

Alternatively, 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.  Or email us at info@cphtglasgow.co.uk.

Training Therapists who are ‘fit for purpose’

The UK and internationally based Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training schools pride themselves on providing what is one of, if not the most practical courses available.  So many formal courses, regardless of topic, place the main emphasis on theory, leaving students to gain live experience at the very end of the course at best, or at worst, post-graduation.   At CPHT Edinburgh, we firmly believe that that is not good or safe enough when working with the emotional and mental health needs of customers.  Our expectation is that our students go on to work full or part time as Solution Focused Hypnotherapists and so our exceptionally high standard of training ensures you leave the course confident and competent to practice, with a growing therapy business already in place.  So how do we do it?

Relevant, up to date and useful research and theory.

We ensure that you leave us with the with very latest, research-based theory so that you understand what you are doing and why.  We teach you how the brain works in terms of our emotional and mental health and because we understand that the brain learns through repetition, you hear this a lot and get to know it really well!  You will learn the research underpinning the solution focused hypnotherapy approach and how sessions ‘should’ look in the ideal world.  We don’t live in an ideal world though.  Our customers haven’t read our text books and course notes and even if they had, no two people are the same, so there is far more than theoretical teaching built in to CPHT Edinburgh’s Hypnotherapy Diploma course.

Practise, practise, practise

At our CPHT Edinburgh Hypnotherapy Training School we focus heavily on practical experience with real life clients right from the start of training.  In fact, we take this so seriously that our students will not graduate if they do not have enough.  Senior lecturers, Alex Brounger and Anne Wyatt, observe students during practical group work and students leave from weekend one ready to practice on their own with family and friends.  Soon, they are honing their practical skills in our bread and butter areas of anxiety and depression and have student insurance in place to do so. Of course, support from both senior lecturers is available whenever needed in between course weekends.  We use a layering approach to our teaching, so students build their skills and importantly their confidence bit by bit.  Feedback from students during each course weekend ensures that successes and lessons learned are shared – you may not have worked with anger issues during your training for example, but you will certainly know someone who has and will have learned from their feedback.

Setting up and marketing your Practice

Ok, so you have the theory and you know how to apply it.  So now what?  Well, at CPHT Edinburgh Hypnotherapy Training, we know that that really isn’t much use if, like most of our students you haven’t the faintest idea how to set up and market your own private practice. After 18 years as an NHS therapist I was very firmly in this camp when I trained as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist with CPHT! All the theory and practice in the world isn’t going to help you if you have no clients and don’t know how to get them.  Because our students begin to practice with real clients right from the start and because we ensure that they are confident to leave each weekend ready to practice what they have learned, word of mouth starts spreading quickly and their reputation grows.  In this way, by the time our students qualify they already have a growing business.  From month seven, we expect our students to be charging people at a student rate and it is not unheard of for some students to have recouped much of their course fees by the time they qualify.  On top of this, we provide a marketing module and in addition, during the feedback sessions each month, discussions often turn to setting up practice and sharing ideas on how to do this and what traps to avoid. 

So, you see we really do ensure that graduates from CPHT Edinburgh Hypnotherapy Training are ‘fit for purpose’.  Happy, confident, qualified and competent therapists with happy and well customers.  What more do you need?!

Here is what one of CPHT’s graduates, has to say about her training:

“Being encouraged to start practising at the earliest opportunity seemed a bit daunting at first, but it was the best thing that could have happened to me. Practice gave me confidence in the success of the techniques I was taught and the confidence to start charging as a student after 7 months of training. By the end of the course, I had already earned my course fees back and within 12 months of qualifying I’m running a successful practice, working as many hours as I want and earning more money than I was before I embarked on my new life as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.”
Emma Triplett DHP, HPD, LAPHP, GQHP, MNCH(Reg)

So, if you are thinking of a new career or would like to learn retrain as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, please do contact us.  You’ll find out more on our website at www.cphtedinburgh.co.uk

Alex and I (Anne) look forward to hearing from you!