Live Hypnotherapy Training Moved Online

Online Hypnotherapy Training in Sheffield

Since the last blog in February 2020, a lot has changed. The world has been taken over by the Coronavirus pandemic and the UK Government put the country in lockdown on 23rd March. It’s been a scary and worrying time for a lot of people. We have all had to adapt, and luckily for us, we are an adaptable bunch. Maybe it is because we are Solution Focused Hypnotherapists !

We have temporarily moved the teaching to online using Zoom until we can get back into the classroom again. Zoom  video conferencing is the next-best method for delivering our live training, and for keeping in touch with the students.

On our last teaching weekend by Zoom, each day seemed to fly by. We included, as always, lots of individual and group support and discussion of how students are getting on with their volunteers. An important part of the course structure is the way we support practical work outside of the teaching weekends. We believe this is how our students become confident hypnotherapy practitioners.

Last month, in-between teaching weekends, the lecturers of CPHT Sheffield held online teaching sessions on how to use Zoom for hypnotherapy.

The students were guided through how to use the technology, the legalities, and ethics, as well as the practicalities, so they felt confident to continue to see volunteers online.

As you would expect, there are always challenges when learning new ways of doing things, including online working. So, we were really pleased to hear that students had been trying out Zoom for their practical work, and in fact, some reported back that they felt it not so dissimilar to being ‘face to face’. We heard some very encouraging success stories of their experience.

Lecturer presentations this month included research on the efficacy of hypnotherapy in medicine, and looking at how this fast-paced world we live in means we don’t get chance for our brains to have enough downtime, with a discussion of how we can help our clients with these issues.

A major module we covered was how to help clients who come for our help to manage pain. After some detailed pain theory including types of pain, how pain is created, and how pain is transmitted in the body, the students then were able to pair into virtual rooms in Zoom to role-play being the ‘therapist’ and the ‘client’.

All in all, we enjoyed our weekend of teaching on Zoom. Whilst of course, we are looking forward to getting back to the classroom, we are in the meantime, looking forward to the next Zoom weekend of solution focused hypnotherapy training in June.

Our next hypnotherapy training course in Sheffield starts in September 2020. If you are interested in joining us for this fun and lively 10 month course (one weekend per month) please get in touch for a chat, or you can see more on the website at www.cphtsheffield.co.uk

Stay safe and well everybody.

 

 

New Year, New Career?

Jane and I are so looking forward to teaching on the new hypnotherapy training course in Sheffield later this year. These days, Jane and I are experienced and busy practising hypnotherapists – and we actually met in 2013, on the same course we’re about to teach!

When I was first looking into hypnotherapy training courses, I was in a high-pressure job, travelling up and down the UK. I was meeting my ever-increasing targets and doing well, but then after 20+ years of loving it, it stopped being fun. It was time to make some changes.

I just knew it was something I was attracted to. I was interested in people and psychology, and I needed to think about new career options.

I enrolled on a hypnotherapy training course with The Clifton Practice. It really helped that I could do my training one weekend per month, so I could stay in my job, earn a salary, and take my time deciding what to do. My colleague Jane Fox, now senior lecturer at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training Sheffield, took a similar approach. She says:

“I practised part-time while I kept my job as a researcher; and now I’ve got a really busy hypnotherapy practice, I’m a supervisor and a senior lecturer. So, like me, you can decide how you want to run things, at your own pace”. 

That’s the beauty of practising as a hypnotherapist: you can choose your hours to work around your circumstances. Part-time, full-time, or flexing your hours as it suits, the choice is yours. 

Before I started my training with The Clifton Practice, I had no clue what hypnotherapy was. I had an idea from things I’d seen on TV of swinging watches and putting people to sleep – how wrong I was!

I quickly realised that the solution focused approach is a genuinely positive one, and I was very quickly hooked. I practiced with my family and friends at first, then offered my services as a student practitioner – and I soon realised that this actually works! My new clients always came back for their next sessions, and were telling me how much better they felt.

I think that was the moment for me. That realisation that I could do something to help people. It felt like my work had real purpose, and that I was delivering something that offered real value to individuals. That positivity started to rub off on me – which is something you’ll hear experienced solution-focused hypnotherapists say all the time.

I hope I’ve given you some sense of what it can feel like, and how positive it is, to be a practising solution focused clinical hypnotherapist. If you’re looking for a new career, one that brings you into contact with lots of amazing people, and is rewarding every single day, I can’t recommend my chosen field highly enough. Or, you could simply enroll on the new hypnotherapy course in Sheffield and see where it takes you!