The impact of Covid-19 on Hypnotherapy Training by CPHT Stoke

If you are considering a hypnotherapy training course, you may be worried about the Covid-19 situation. You may be concerned that if it is held online, it may not be as effective as a face to face course. We decided to answer seven of the most popular questions here, to reassure your concerns.

Will the next training course be an online course due to Covid-19?

When we get the go-ahead from the Government, our course will return to being run as a face-to-face course as originally planned. This will be held in Trent House, Business Lodge, Stoke. However, at the moment we are not completely sure when that will be, so we are preparing for both eventualities. As the next course doesn’t start until March 2021. We are hopeful that we will be seeing students in person for the majority of the course, if not all of it.

Surely an online course won’t be as good as a face-to face course?

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Live Video Conferencing

It’s important to make the distinction between an online course and a live video conference. When most people talk about an online course, they usually refer to having access to a number of videos that can be viewed online, at a time to suit them. There would normally be some written material to go with the videos and very little practical work. The tutors of CPHT Stoke, Jenny and Caron have been running CPHT Leeds during the Covid-19 pandemic. This has given them experience with the interactive  video conferencing platform, Zoom. Both tutors are available to answer your questions at all times during the weekend. We do everything that we would normally do in our face-to-face training sessions. This includes demonstrating the skills you will need and watching you practice those skills with fellow students. The weekend modules are very practical, full of variety, fun and entertaining.

How can the students practice the skills on each other in a video conference?

Zoom offers a break-out room facility. This enables us to pair students together to practice their skills. Caron and Jenny, the tutors, are able to pop into each room to see how you’re getting on and to offer  advice.

Will the qualification be considered as good as it would have been, had I attended the course in person?

The short answer is yes. At the start of the pandemic, CPHT got in touch with the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). They were already in discussions with the Complementary & National Healthcare Council (CNHC). The NCH and CNHC are actively involved in shaping the standards and future of hypnotherapy in the UK. Both organisations have granted dispensation to all those courses being run during the Covid-19 outbreak to be held online. They have assured us that graduates during this time will obtain the same level of accreditation as those who have attended face-to-face training sessions previously.

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Live Interactive Online Hypnotherapy Training due to covid-19

You say that there will be a lot of variety, but we’ll be staring at a screen for two full days at a time, that can’t be fun surely?

Our face-to-face sessions use a variety of teaching styles to hold the attention of the students. As any good quality course would do. The same practice applies to our online sessions. We incorporate a mix of video, power point, lecturer-led and small group activities for the students.  This is supplemented by practical work between modules. This is just as it would be were we to meet in person. Breaks are held at regular intervals, to allow students to get up and move around. 

Will the course be any cheaper if it is held online?

The price of the course is to enable you to take advantage of obtaining the two qualifications on offer with CPHT Stoke. The DSFH (Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy) and the HPD (Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma). We know that some of our costs will reduce if a course is held  online, while other costs will inevitably increase. You, however, will probably find it cheaper & less time-consuming to attend training via a live video conference. This is due to less traveling with potentially fewer accommodation costs.

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Former Super Middleweight World Boxing Champion, Glenn Catley online with students

Have you held a course online like this before?

Yes, the previous CPHT Leeds training course (LS4) started out with students attending a local venue, as had always been the case before the Covid-19 situation. After module 7 we had to move to live video conference sessions using Zoom. After some initial trepidation on hearing that we would need to move to online training, the students fully embraced the experience. They were heard to state after the module that it had been just as good as if they attended the module in person. The current Leeds course(LS5) is currently online but hopes to move to face to face sessions shortly.

 

 

 

Why Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on the latest research

As Solution Focused Hypnotherapists, research is very important to us. We want to know that what we are doing with our clients really does work. So, if new evidence becomes available that suggests we need to change the way we work, then we will. Equally, there is good quality evidence to suggest that the Solution Focused approach is effective when used with hypnosis.

The scientific area of Neuroscience is steadily releasing the brain’s secrets. An organ of the body that was once considered to be of little importance. In the 4th century BC, Aristotle thought that the brain was a cooling mechanism for the blood. He also thought that the heart was the seat of intelligence. We have come a long way since then!

As Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (SFH) we base what we do on the latest brain research & neuroscience. Our aim is to help clients get back to being their true selves. At CPHT Stoke we make sure that our students understand the importance of research. How it helps us to become better therapists.  Everything within the course can be backed up by the latest research and neuroscientific endeavour.

National Research Programme

CPHT Stoke is part of a National research programme. This programme is called CORP or Clifton Practice Outcome Ratings Programme.

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CORP graph showing the difference between one practice and the average of all other therapists.

All our students are encouraged to take part in CORP. The majority of the first year membership cost is included in the course fees. It is the largest research programme of its type within the UK. CORP is designed to gather information on the effectiveness of SFH. However, it also reinforces the hypnotherapy sessions for the client in a positive & unobtrusive way. As a result, students and clients can observe their progress based on the client’s own figures. Obviously, this can be incredibly reassuring. Students can also see their improvement as they work with members of the public. There are many hypnotherapists now using CORP. It has amassed in excess of 25,000 hypnotherapy sessions to date. This gives students the wonderful ability to compare the progress of their clients against those of other hypnotherapists.

So train for a new career as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and be part of this ground-breaking research programme. Give Jenny a call today on 07748 511841. The next CPHT Stoke course starts in March 2021 at Trent House, Stoke.

Hypnotherapy Training and Sports Performance – Glenn Catley

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Hypnotherapy training with CPHT Stoke allows you to help people to achieve their goals. One area that Solution Focused Hypnotherapists can really help is helping to improve sports performance. Glenn Catley is visiting us at CPHT Stoke Hypnotherapy school in October. He will explain how hypnotherapy helped him to perform at his very best. Hypnotherapy resulted in him taking the title of  Super Middleweight World Champion Boxer

The greatest help we can give sports people in improving their performance,  is confidence in their own ability.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has its foundations rooted in what we know about the brain. In the way our brain works most efficiently. When a client understands the way their brain functions, they can make the progress they wish to. This applies not only in sports, but in life generally.

Often a person’s focus is on what could go wrong. As a result they may struggle to achieve their best time. Golfers may not be able to perfect their golf swing. Runners and swimmers might struggle to master their nerves before a big race.  This type of thinking is often the reason why they have difficulties.  It certainly doesn’t help them to improve. Sport is not all about physical ability, although it is that. It is also about mental ability. On the golf course you might hear: ‘I can hit the ball well in practice, but when it’s a competition the nerves take over’.

Hypnotherapy training shows how to help improve sports performance.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy provides  clients with an understanding of how they can achieve their goal.  During the session, they are helped to develop a vision of what they want to achieve.  They learn the importance of  including lots of detail. Once their vision is as detailed as it can be, they will know what they need to change to achieve their goal.  Jenny & Caron, the tutors of CPHT Stoke have practiced this techniques many times with amazing results. They are just waiting to show how you can help sports people improve their performance.

Hypnotherapy also uses aspects of mental rehearsal. This is a concept that has around for many years. The Russian gymnast team in the Sydney Olympics in 1956 used visualisation techniques. Eleven hypnotherapists accompanied the team to the games to help them.  As a result, the Russian team were placed at the top of the medal table by the end of the competition.

Many top sports people use visualisation techniques to optimise their performance. In the London 2012 Olympics, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Heptathlon Gold medallist said: “I use visualisation to think about the perfect technique. If I can get that perfect image in my head, then hopefully it’ll affect my physical performance.” English Rugby Union player, Jonny Wilkinson regularly performs visualisation sessions before games. “You are creating the sights, sounds, smells, the atmosphere, the sensation and the nerves. Right down to the early morning wake-up call and that feeling in your stomach. It helps your body to get used to performing under pressure.”

It’s a fascinating area.  So, if you think that this is something that you would enjoy helping people with, then contact us. You could be joining us on the next CPHT Stoke Hypnotherapy Training in March 2021 at Trent House, Business Lodge Stoke .

How do you choose a hypnotherapy training school?

If you’re looking for a Hypnotherapy Training School, first you need to decide what you want to achieve. Do you just want to learn to do self-hypnosis? What about the more flamboyant stage or street hypnosis, is that more your style? Perhaps you’d like to help others to get their lives back on track? Are you looking at this as a hobby, albeit a financially rewarding one? Do you want to change career completely or simply add to your existing skills?

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Which hypnotherapy school will you choose?

Once you’ve answered the questions above, you now have a better idea of what to look for in a training course. Self-hypnosis is covered at a certificate level and although it doesn’t allow you to practice as a hypnotherapist, this may be all that you need to fulfil your ambition. However, some people start out wanting to carry out self-hypnosis and then decide they want to know more. Could this be you? Then maybe the diploma course would be more appropriate? If you’re looking for stage or street hypnosis to entertain, then a diploma course is not necessary. However, confidence and a stage presence are. There are many such courses available and a quick Google search will point you in the right direction.

If you want to help others to get their lives on track by using hypnotherapy along with the latest brain based therapy, then the Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Diploma is for you. Whether you wish to use it as a hobby, work part-time, supplement existing skills in your current career or train for a brand new career, then the CPHT Stoke course offers you everything you need.

Fully Accredited Course

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CPHT Stoke hypnotherapy training is carried out by experienced hypnotherapists to the same high standards expected of all Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training schools. Accredited by the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), General Hypnotherapy Council (GHR), Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH). The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council(CNHC) allow you to join their ranks after qualifying with this school. NCFE have assessed the Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD)as a level 4 NVQ qualification.

Jenny & Caron, the tutors of CPHT Stoke believe that learning should be fun.  That you learn better when you enjoy what you’re doing. Despite this we cover some very detailed material. You will learn how the brain works and how to explain this to others in easy to understand language. We will explain the research that backs up everything we do in the therapy room. You will receive full support & guidance while you’re preparing your portfolio. We encourage you to practice on as many people as you can during the course. You will be mentored during the setup of your business, if that’s what you want to do with your qualification. Then once you’re qualified, we have the experience, skills and qualifications to be your supervisors. This is so that the transition from student to practicing hypnotherapist is as smooth as it can be.

If CPHT Stoke sounds like the Hypnotherapy Training School for you, then fill in an application form today. The next CPHT Stoke course starts in March 2021. Are you ready for a life changing experience? Still undecided? Give Jenny a call on 07748 51141  and she’ll happily answer any questions you may have.