The impact of social isolation on Hypnotherapy Training by CPHT Leeds

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 in part or wholly?

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 the Blue Room at Leeds Trinity University in Horsforth. 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 September 2020. 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. CPHT Leeds run interactive courses online using the live video conferencing platform Zoom. We have two tutors 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, it 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 social isolation, CPHT got in touch with the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) who got together 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

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, 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 Leeds. 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 current 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.

 

 

 

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 an increasing amount of good quality evidence now that suggests that the Solution Focused approach is effective along with the benefits of 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 and that the heart was the seat of intelligence. We have come a long way since then!

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

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

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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 and the cost of the first year membership is included in the course fees. It is the largest research programme of its type within the UK. It is designed to gather information of the effectiveness of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. However, it also reinforces the hypnotherapy sessions for the client in a positive and unobtrusive way. Students and clients can observe their progress based on the client’s own figures which can be incredibly reassuring. Students can also see how they improve in effectiveness as they work with members of the public. There are many hypnotherapists now using CORP and it has amassed in excess of 20,000 hypnotherapy sessions already. This gives students the wonderful ability to compare the progress of their clients against the average performance of other therapists using CORP.

If you would like to 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 Leeds course starts in September 2020 at Leeds Trinity University.

How CPHT Leeds Hypnotherapy Training alleviates phobias

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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.

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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.

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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.

Hypnosis. Want to know the truth?

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 that 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 and 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 to hypnotise others at CPHT Leeds
Our student hypnotherapists are encouraged to practice on each other 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 and will often have dealt successfully with quite a few conditions 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 start receiving regular supervision to help them handle any scenario they come across. This is the benefit of being trained by qualified supervisors, there’s a wonderful continuity where 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.
If this course, run by CPHT Leeds, sounds like the one for you, just give Jenny a call. She would love to hear from you. You might need to leave a message as she and Caron both run busy hypnotherapy practices, but she will always get back to you. She can’t wait to answer your questions!