Training as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist

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CPHT Stoke students practice on people with real conditions

When I decided to train as a certified hypnotherapist, I was amazed at the variety of schools that were available.  The choice was overwhelming. How did I know which school would equip me best for a career as a hypnotherapist? I decide to write down all the things I wanted from my ideal school.

I wanted the best quality training. It needed to be fully accredited and be nationally recognised.  I hoped that I could find a course that focused on finding solutions to people’s issues as I didn’t want to be counselling people. Importantly, I wanted to feel confident that at the end of the training, I could be successful, both clinically and financially. It needed to run at weekends as I was working full time. I also hoped that I’d be able to pay for the course monthly.

After the first weekend I knew I had made the right decision, I couldn’t wait for the next weekend. The students came from a wide range of different backgrounds. The ages of the students varied too. The goals for my fellow students varied with some hoping to practice part time and others full time.  I love that I am still in touch with many of my fellow students.  As the weeks passed I felt fully supported not only by the lecturer but by other students in the group. We were encouraged from the very beginning to begin practicing on our family and friends. I never realised I had so many friends in need of relaxation!

Training to be a hypnotherapist with CPHT Stoke builds confidence.

This practical foundation was crucial in building my confidence.  The recommendation is to see 5 people a week, which I did. The results that I saw with my ‘clients’ were astounding. Friends sleeping better, family members feeling calmer and less stressed. My weight loss sessions with a group of lovely ladies often got lively at times. We all had a lot of fun and the ladies lost weight too. The change was not only apparent in the people I saw, I noticed a change in myself too. As a result my confidence and competence grew.

The evidence based knowledge in the lessons was also key for me.  I needed to understand the science behind what we did. It was important to me that I was doing what worked with my clients. I was reassured to find that the information we give to our clients is current, accurate and based on a proven methodology.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works, I see it every day.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has made a difference to the many hundreds of people I have seen . It has changed my life too. I have a successful business, I can organise my work time to suit my life. As a result, my passion for hypnotherapy has continued to grow.

If you would like to find out more call Jenny on 07748 511841. She would be delighted to hear from you. The next training course  starts in March 2021 at the Trent House, Business Lodge, Stoke.

 

A change of career to change your life!

When I started to consider a change of career as a hypnotherapist, I had no idea where to start.  There seemed to be as many different approaches as training schools. They also all seemed to offer different qualifications. Some were accredited with this body and some with that. Understandably,  I became quite confused. A few offered very short courses while others offered more in depth training. A variety of courses were online, with some local while others only operated from London.

Finally some clarity

In the end I decided that I wanted a course that would fit my philosophy on life. One that was logical and positive while being accredited. I used to be a listener for the Samaritans. So I knew that taking people back into their negative emotions, only made them feel worse. For this reason, I ruled out the idea of a combined counselling and hypnotherapy approach. I then stumbled across the CPHT website. I soon realised that everything they did, had a solid foundation in Neuroscience. It was a positive, Solution Focused approach that closely fitted my own philosophy. It used the best of NLP and as a trainer of NLP I felt reassured by that.

I then looked for a CPHT school close to home. I quickly realised that there was one almost on my doorstep in Manchester. The weekend dates suited my work schedule and I was able to pay for the course monthly. I contacted the school and was interviewed shortly afterwards. In the interview I was asked whether I wanted to build a career as a hypnotherapist and I said yes. The interviewer reassured me that if so, this was the course for me. Suddenly I started to wonder if I really wanted a change of career. I had a very well paid job as a senior manager . Although I was sick of the extensive travelling, did I really want to give up my job? Would I lose my financial security?

The CPHT Hypnotherapy Training course

Despite these initial concerns, I attended the course. I loved every weekend which amounted to 120 hours of tutor led instruction. First we watched the tutor demonstrate the methods. Then we practiced on colleagues, then friends and family and then real clients. This experience really gave me the confidence in my ability as a hypnotherapist. I acquired around 200 hypnotherapy hours before I’d even qualified! In addition, I was assessed practically by my trainer. I completed a written portfolio that contained a number of case studies from clients seen while training. Finally, on completion of the course I gained two Diplomas. The first one in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy & psychotherapy from CPHT (the DSFH). The second, the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma from the NCH. This diploma has been assessed by NCFE as a level 4 qualification.

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Most importantly, as by the end of the course I was already seeing paying clients. Within 12 months of completing my hypnotherapy training, I became a full time hypnotherapist. Clients now visit me at my Stafford clinic & also online.  Currently I see around 25 ‘live clients’ on a regular basis. I love being a self-employed hypnotherapist; it has really changed my life.

The amount of travel I do has reduced markedly. My family love seeing me more often as  I have more freedom and flexibility in my life. The best thing about it all, is that I am helping others to achieve their goals. I love seeing the change in people as they start to get their life back on track.
If you’re looking for a new career that will change your life, I believe that you’ve just found it!