Is hypnotherapy training expensive?

It is easy to look at the price of any training course and compare it against the cost of other courses. However, if you are trying to decide whether hypnotherapy training is expensive, there are several things to consider. If you are looking to start a new career as a self-employed hypnotherapist, the most important point to consider is how well will it equip you for that future career?

Are you encouraged to practice throughout the training course on people with real conditions?

To become confident with any new skill we must practice it repeatedly. Typically, CPHT Leeds students will have at least 200 hypnotherapy hours under their belt by the end of the course. They will see their anxious volunteers become much more relaxed. Their clients may lose weight or stop smoking, as students use the tried and tested techniques seen demonstrated in class. This process is ideal for helping them to become competent and confident in their craft.

Is hypnotherapy training expensive? Student Practicing hypnotherapy
CPHT Leeds students practice on people with real conditions

Are your tutors available between modules to help support you?

If you learn something new, it is likely that you will have questions. When practicing new skills between modules, CPHT Leeds students are given support if they need it. They may need guidance as they help their clients or help to answer questions in the portfolio. Regardless of their needs, the tutors of CPHT Leeds are available to answer their questions.

What are the qualifications of your tutor/s and are they still in practice?

When a tutor has their own practice, they are more likely to be up to date with the latest information. They will be familiar with issues facing self-employed hypnotherapists. The tutor will understand how best to market their business. Students can learn a lot listening to tutors talk about their own cases, while maintaining confidentiality. There are 2 permanent senior lecturers at CPHT Leeds, they are Jenny Mellenchip & Caron Iley.

Jenny Mellenchip has her own busy hypnotherapy practice in Stafford and online. Jenny is qualified to supervise hypnotherapists. She has held the AHD (Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma), the highest hypnotherapy qualification in the UK for over 2 years.

Caron Iley is an award-winning hypnotherapist with a very busy practice in Bolton and online. She is currently studying towards the AHD.

At CPHT Leeds we also believe it is important to bring in other lecturers occasionally. These lecturers tend to be experts in their field and help to provide variety for the students.

Will the course teach you the basics of running a business?

You can be great at what you do but if nobody knows who you are, how will people know to look for you? Marketing is an essential ingredient of the CPHT course. Course tutor, Jenny, is able to draw on her previous sales and marketing experience to give the students a good grounding in effective marketing. At CPHT Leeds, we also cover some basic accounting and data protection. These are both vital areas for students approaching self-employment for the first time.

Does the course allow you to pay as you learn?

When retraining for a new career money can be tight. We know it can be hard to come up with a lump sum to invest in your future career. This can be particularly difficult at the beginning of a training course before you are able to see any return on your investment. At CPHT Leeds we understand this and want to make it as easy as possible for you. After acceptance on the course, we ask for a deposit followed by 9 further payments paid from module 1 to module 9. This spreads the cost of the course over 10 months, making it more easily affordable for students. One benefit of the CPHT Leeds course is that from module 7, you can start charging half price for your sessions with clients. This gives you the chance to earn back the cost of the course before you qualify in module 10. Students often do just that!

Are the qualifications nationally recognised and if so to what level?

It can be frustrating to attend a hypnotherapy training course and pay out good money, only to find that the course has been an expensive waste of time. Make sure that the qualifications are nationally recognised and are accredited by the relevant awarding bodies. There are two qualifications you can achieve on the CPHT Leeds course, the DfSFH and the HPD. The DfSFH (Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy) is a full diploma and accredited by the AfSFH (Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy). The HPD (Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma) is accredited by the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy). It is also verified by NCFE as a level 4 qualification on the UK’s national vocational framework. Both qualifications enable you to join the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) the UK voluntary regulator for complementary health practitioners.

How soon after the course is completed will I be able to go into business?

If you have attended all the modules and completed all the practical assessments, you will qualify in module 10 with the DfSFH. This means that you can begin your career as a self-employed hypnotherapist straight away. The HPD is achieved through submitting a portfolio of evidence. The portfolio consists of questions to answer, to showcase your knowledge and case studies to show your competence. Students of CPHT Leeds can hand in their portfolio on the last day or the course. This is because the course allows them to practice on people with conditions. After internal and external verification, the HPD, which is considered to be the gold standard qualification in the UK, is awarded.

Is hypnotherapy training expensive? Compare Like for like.
Is hypnotherapy training expensive? Its important to compare like for like.

So, when considering retraining for any new career, make sure that you are comparing like with like. To decide whether a hypnotherapy training course is expensive, consider the cost against what you will receive. How likely it is that you will achieve your goal of becoming a successful, self-employed hypnotherapist? Do you want to feel confident & competent as a hypnotherapist by the end of your course? If so, we think you will find that the course run by CPHT Leeds is great value!

How CPHT Leeds Hypnotherapy Training alleviates phobias

CPHT Hypnotherapy Training

Students at CPHT Leeds Hypnotherapy Training are finding that they are not short of clients to practice on to help with fear of flying at this time of year.

Fear of flying, or “Aerophobia” to give it its correct title, is actually on the increase even though statistics tell us that flying is the safest mode of travel.  In fact, it seems that as many as half of us have some kind of fear around flying and air travel, although not all of these would be classed as a full-blown phobia.

Read moreHow CPHT Leeds Hypnotherapy Training alleviates phobias

Life as a CPHT Leeds hypnotherapy trainer

Well we’re now over halfway through our first Solution Focused Hypnotherapy training course in Leeds. We can’t believe how quickly the course is going. Prior to the start of the course, we spent months assisting at CPHT Bristol. This allowed us to make sure that structurally, our course would be the same as all the other CPHT courses in the UK. It was an honour working with the founder of the Solution Focused Hypnotherapy approach that we use today, David Newton. This structure  gives us our students the reassurance that if they cannot attend one module, they can attend one of our sister schools to catch up. It also ensures that CPHT Leeds benefits from the externally accredited, level 4 award from NCFE.
Every potential student is interviewed by us to ensure a good fit with the Solution Focused approach. Some of these interviews are held at Leeds Trinity university, the venue for the course. However, when attendance in person is not practical, interviews can be carried out via Skype. During the interviews, potential students are made aware of the need to practice their skills between modules. We make it clear that we want students to be ‘fit-for-purpose’ and to do that practice is a must!

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Practicing hypnotherapy in month 1

Prior to every module, we spend time rehearsing the content for the weekend. We get all the paperwork together, discuss case studies we will use and tie down the timings. The work is shared out equally between us and it’s great that we can rely on each other. The modules build the students’ knowledge carefully. It’s important to us that the foundation knowledge is in place before we add additional skills. We carry out demonstrations for the students before we ask them to copy what we’ve done with each other. Students are then encouraged  to practice on the general public, free of charge. This gives them the skills they need to grow in confidence and skill.

A typical CPHT Leeds Training weekend

I drive up to Leeds on the Friday afternoon before each CPHT Leeds course weekend. The M6/M62 traffic can sometimes be quite a challenge! Along with Caron, the other senior lecturer, we set up the equipment at Leeds Trinity University before finally checking into our hotel. Then we look forward to a nice meal before having an early night and a good night’s sleep. On the Saturday morning, we arrive nice and early to check for any last-minute glitches. Our students generally start to arrive from 9:15am ready to start at 10am. After an amusing, informative and occasionally tiring day, we occasionally hold interviews for the next training course. After this we make our way back to the hotel and indulge our love of good food again, before another early night.

Practical Assessments, Initial consultation, Health assessment
Initial Consultation practical assessment

Sundays tend to be a little easier, with more practical exercises. As the course progresses, we film students as they carry out their practical assessments. At 5pm on the Sunday, we pack up our equipment and make our way home. We are always aware that the following day our own very successful hypnotherapy practices will need to be attended to. However, rehearsing material for the next module is always a priority.

Training students in hypnotherapy for CPHT Leeds makes for a busy life, but we both enjoy it. The lovely, positive feedback from our students makes it all worthwhile. If you would like to find out more about training to be a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, contact us on 07748 511841 (Jenny). Maybe you’ll soon be looking forward to a new career as a hypnotherapist?

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?Choose Hypnotherapy school, decide on hypnotherapy school, choose hypnotherapy training, decide on type of hypnotherapy training.
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. If this could 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 Leeds course offers you everything you need.

Hypnotherapy training school, Hypnotherapy school, hypnotherapy class,CPHT Leeds 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) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council(CNHC). The Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD) is assessed at level 4 NVQ by NCFE.
The CPHT Leeds course is fun as we believe 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. You will hear about all the research that backs up everything we do in the therapy room. We will give you full support & guidance while you’re preparing your portfolio. We encourage you to practice on as many people as you can during the course. We will guide you 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, so that the transition from student to practicing hypnotherapist is as smooth as it can be.
If CPHT Leeds sounds like the Hypnotherapy Training School for you, then fill in an application form today. The next CPHT Leeds course starts in September. Are you ready for a life changing experience? Still undecided? Give Jenny a call on 07748 51141 or Cathy  and she’ll happily answer any questions you may have.