By Jen Higgins Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist
BSc (Hons) DSFH HPD DipHB MAfSFH MNCH (Reg) CNHC (Reg) MFHT
With so much choice out there for Hypnotherapy courses, and you can see why people can sometimes be unsure which course to choose.
I thought I’d explain why I chose CPHT …..
I know when I was looking for Hypnotherapy courses to apply for, I was looking to train with the best, highly accredited Gold Standard with recognised bodies such as the NCFE, the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapists), and the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
I wanted a course which would provide me with the foundation knowledge to get going on a path to learning. I was keen to discover more about the brain (and let us face it, there’s always more to learn). I wanted to know that what I was being taught was based on up to date neuroscience evidence, it was. I also wanted a course that would teach me the practical side of Hypnotherapy (and psychotherapy!) at the same time. That is the good thing about this course, the blend of classroom hours and practical time. Getting to know what you are doing, but also enjoying practising on volunteers between lecture weekends.
CPHT ticked all these boxes for me, it is also taught by highly trained and experienced tutors, who have a wealth of knowledge and background experience themselves. They are passionate about what they teach and it’s contagious. They are supportive, beyond the classroom, you can always talk to them if you need advice. At the end of the course, they guide and encourage your progression from student to qualified Hypnotherapist. They also teach you valuable skills in setting up (marketing) and getting your business running.
After you qualify, the support doesn’t stop. In supervision, I also loved meeting other trainee Hypnotherapists, meeting up every other month and sharing what we have been up to. The shared experience of discovering how well Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works in lifting symptoms of anxiety is amazing.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy isn’t like other therapies, and that’s something wonderful. It’s gentle in its approach, helping clients bring about the changes they want. I found it amazing, and still do, watching clients change from one week to the next as they achieve the goals they want, however small. Not only did I help clients bring about changes, I helped myself, I became more confident in my own abilities to help people in a way I hadn’t thought possible.