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.

Phobias, learn how to help with CPHT Stoke

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Students at CPHT Stoke love helping people lose their phobias. At this time of year, they are not short of clients with a fear of flying to practice on.

Aerophobia is the scientific name for a flying phobia. It is actually on the increase even though statistics suggest that flying is the safest mode of travel.  In fact,  as many as half of us have some kind of fear around flying & air travel. Although not all of these would be classed as a full-blown phobia.

Jenny Mellenchip,  one of the Senior Lecturers for CPHT Stoke, comments ‘The fear of flying is often more about the “what might happen” rather than what actually is happening‘. These thoughts trigger a reaction in the body that causes the person to be fearful and anxious.

‘Sometimes, just providing someone with factual information can help those who are a little nervous about getting on a plane. But for those who have a severe or phobic response, another approach is needed’ 

Learning how to reduce the impact of phobias

During CPHT Stoke hypnotherapy training we teach the rewind and reframe technique.  With this technique there is no need to know when the phobia started. This is useful for those people who believe that they’ve always just had a phobia. We start by demonstrating the process on a student.  This year, student Gareth wanted to get rid of his fear of paper. During the session with Gareth, Jenny got him to visualize his preferred future. In this case, Gareth chose to imagine a future where he would be able to read a newspaper without feeling nauseous. Together with relaxation therapy, Jenny helped Gareth to see things as if real. This was done without over exaggerating the risk. As a result the pattern that led to his phobic response was broken. He returned to the room after the break, holding a piece of paper in his hands. He was thrilled.

Our Clients are often relieved to learn that there are ways to help them. Phobias are something that can often be addressed quickly. It is such a powerful technique. Click here to find out what our clients say about us.

If you would like to make such a huge difference to people’s lives, why not join us in March at  Trent House with CPHT Stoke Hypnotherapy Training. It is a wonderful learning experience and fun too. www.cphtstoke.co.uk

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.

Hypnosis. Want to know the truth?

What is the truth about hypnosis? Often it’s easier to explain what hypnosis is not, rather than what it is. This is because many of us have a distorted view of hypnosis due to an abundance of books, films and stage shows. These media distort our perceptions of hypnosis for the sake of entertainment. After all the media tends to dramatise everything in order to encourage people to watch their films, see their shows or read their books.

I had no idea what to expect the first time I was hypnotised. However, I was quickly reassured that I would remain in complete control at all times. I would not end up barking like a dog each time EastEnders came on TV. In fact, I would only take on board the information that I found relevant to my situation. This was a relief to me as like most people I’m someone who likes to feel in control. There was also a distinct lack of swinging watches!

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Learning the truth about hypnosis with CPHT Stoke

Our student hypnotherapists are encouraged to practice on each other straight away. In fact during their very first hypnotherapy training weekend. After the first weekend we encourage them to practice on willing friends and family. This gives them confidence in their ability to hypnotise others very quickly. When they’re encouraged to use their skills free of charge on the general public just a couple of months later, most students are raring to go! In truth, most students agree, that their family and friends were much harder to deal with than the general public. By the end of the course they’re feeling confident in their abilities. They will often have dealt successfully with quite a few conditions. This is even before they start to charge for their services. It is this element of the course that best prepares students for setting up in business.

As soon as the students graduate they become supervised. This helps them to handle any scenario they come across. As they are trained by qualified supervisors, there’s a wonderful continuity . Everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet. We’ve been where you are at every stage of the process so we know how you feel.
So now you know the truth about hypnosis. If this course, run by CPHT Stoke, sounds like the one for you, just give Jenny a call 0n 07748 511841. She would love to hear from you. You might need to leave a message as she and Caron both run busy hypnotherapy practices. However,  she will always get back to you. She can’t wait to answer your questions!