Doing Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for Real !

A Practical Hypnotherapy Training Course

The great thing about CPHT Sheffield, is that it is such a practical course. We combine theory and practical together, so by the end of the course, you are a confident solution focused hypnotherapist. Solution focused hypnotherapy combines elements of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), NLP, and neuroscience, with hypnosis.

Students practice with family and friends doing simple relaxation on the couch after the first weekend of the course. They are given all the materials they need to do this, including practical demonstrations, and practice sessions between themselves on the couch on the very first weekend.

It’s always lovely in feedback during the 2nd month weekend to hear how their volunteers have noticed progress happening already. Most notable reported by the students about their volunteer family and friends are usually improvements in sleep, feeling more positive, and their volunteers reported feeling more in control of their emotions.

After the third month…

After the third month, and subject to lecturers approval, students are given permission to find more volunteers. Often they are people outside family and friends, and often, family and friends have referred them once they have experienced how effective the approach is, and indeed, how relaxing and pleasant.

At this point, students know enough to run an initial consultation and how to offer full sessions. Sessions include so much more than getting on the couch ! We include talking therapy too. We believe in giving the client autonomy, to make decisions about how they want to move their life forward. It’s in this way the students work collaboratively with clients, it’s very much working as a team to help the client to get to where they want to be.

Students are provided with full support between weekends for any help they need, as well as group supervision on each monthly weekend to include each individual student.

Self Improvement in Confidence

The other benefit we have noticed that students experience after a while, and when they start to ‘get it’ is how much they develop themselves, and how they use  the everyday ‘solution focused’ approach on themselves. Students can blossom in their own confidence, not just with their hypnotherapy training and their clients, but in other areas of life too.

The training includes learning how the brain works to create anger, anxiety and depression. And, as we explain to the clients, it’s not just about change for today. It’s about change that is long lasting.

Experience the Positivity

We are only at month 3, and students are already reporting subtle changes within their volunteer clients. By the time they get to month 10 for the course completion, they will be confident, practising solution focused hypnotherapists and experiencing the positivity of helping others every day. They can choose their own hours in their own practice, working around family or other work commitments.

We educate our clients on how positivity helps to empty their stress bucket. We are helping clients to make real positive changes in their life. This is such a positive therapy, that it’s energising for the therapist too !

Interested? You don’t need any previous experience to train with us. We teach you all you need to know. Contact us to find out about the next course running in September 2020. Registrations are already being taken. www.cphtsheffield.co.uk

 

5 reasons why I love being a hypnotherapist

As I mentioned in my last article, I trained as a hypnotherapist because I felt it was time for a career change. I was interested in people and psychology, so hypnotherapy training seemed a natural choice. And 5 years down the line – I absolutely love my job.

From my point of view, here are the 5 best things about being a hypnotherapist.

Hypnotherapy is about helping people

I wanted to make a difference to people. Yes, my previous role had benefitted businesses; however, I wanted to use my interest in people and psychology to help individuals. The positive, forward-looking approach of solution focused hypnotherapy really appealed to me, as it combined therapeutic techniques with practical ways forward towards a clear goal.

As a therapist, people come to you because they need your support to help them change their lives. That’s quite a responsibility – but it’s also very, very rewarding.

It’s a rewarding job

“Rewarding work” means something different to all of us. Some people like visible targets and results, others get a buzz from the social aspect of their workplace. For me, it’s about ending the day knowing that I’ve helped someone make a change for the better.

I sometimes see a former client going by on the bus who had trouble leaving the house before. I know all the steps we took to get him to this point; so now to see him travelling confidently makes me want to burst with pride for him. Every day, you’ll be helping people quit habits, gain confidence, learn how to relax. That’s some job.

The hours are flexible

The traditional “nine-to-five” actually suits very few of us. It could be that your commute is crazy in the morning, or you care for young kids or an older relative. Being a self-employed hypnotherapist allows me to bypass conventional working hours, and I have colleagues who fit their clinics in around courses, family and other employment.

Business tip: if you can flex around your clients’ hours, that’s a great advantage. Evening or weekend clinics enable busy nine-to-five people to see you when it’s convenient for them. The Sheffield hypnotherapy course is on a Saturday and Sunday, one weekend per month, as that makes it easier for most people to attend.

There are constant self-development opportunities

Working as a hypnotherapist has given me an exciting career of constant learning. Psychology and therapy are dynamic fields to be in, and there’s always new research and techniques. Sitting down with a professional journal and a cuppa is actually a real treat.

Sometimes a client comes to me with an unusual problem I haven’t encountered before. You’ll find this happens all the time, as we humans have such a range of complex and nuanced issues. There are always techniques you can draw upon; and as you work together towards a specific solution for this individual issue, you’ll find yourself growing along with your client.

Hypnotherapy helps with my own relaxation

Like physiotherapists always have good posture, hypnotherapists know how to care for their own emotional health. I’ve learned various relaxation techniques and tips over the years, which can be just the thing after a busy day at the clinic.

It’s truly wonderful being so in tune with your own mind. I can spot any signs of stress or overload a mile off; and when you start your hypnotherapy training, so will you.

Sounds good? Find out more about CPHT Sheffield Hypnotherapy training, or contact me, Debbie Daltrey, or Jane Fox, at info@cphtsheffield.co.uk for a chat.