It was well over ten years ago when I did my first hypnotherapy training. I was very lucky as I did training with my teacher who became a real friend – Alan Jones. Someone who was experienced in hypnotherapy and for me could teach it technically and emotionally with lots of demonstrations. I was taught very well.
It’s just about impossible to know you are making a very good decision at the time of making it. Yes of course I had both a good idea and good feeling about joining the hypnotherapy training – but most of all, at that time, I was deeply interested and committed to the idea of learning hypnotherapy.
When I joined the hypnotherapy training I had no intentions of making this my business or way of life – I didn’t realise that I would be able to help people with the psychological, behavioral and sometimes physical issues that we all face. Me, I just wanted to learn it!
In just over a year from having completed the training, gained a wealth of experience working with clients I was invited to co-train with Alan. Perhaps a stroke of luck or perhaps the meeting of opportunity and lots of commitment.
The foundations of the hypnotherapy I learned and now teach are bases in NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming as this provides the core skills to work well with people in solution orientated ways.
Following on from an NLP training, clinical hypnotherapy provides a rich and powerful set of approaches for working professionally with real people. And as all people are not the same, have different requirements and different beliefs we need a variety of robust and flexible approaches to assisting clients.
Good hypnotherapy is absolutely not about reading scripts to your clients in your best hypnotic voice. A client may as well by a hypnosis CD. Although such contraptions can work they are invariably not specific to your client. And clients who are genuinely invested in making changes in their life will seek professional assistance.
The Clinical Hypnotherapy training in Newcastle will over five months cover all of the aspects that you will need to work effectively with your clients. This of course involved you practicing outside of the course to fully develop your skills.
The training is very practical in nature so you will learn through cycles of demonstration, doing and reflection. It’s actually very easy to learn when you commit to effortful practice.
The prerequsite for the Clinical Hypnotherapy training which begins August 2017 is attending an NLP practitioner training ( which will include many elements of hypnotherapy ) beginning this January on 28th.