What does it take to become a good therapist?

Well, it’s a question that hopefully anyone who embarks on any training will ask themselves and ask the training provider what they think what it takes to be a good therapist. For me, I think it takes empathy, which is completely different from sympathy. Sympathy you can get from friends and family who may give you a hug, make a cup of tea and tell you everything will be all right. Empathy from a therapist means you’ve actually understanding here a client is coming from, the belief systems and the values they have. So empathy is really important and of [...]

One to one training

I first began one to one training in November last year. In that time I have noticed so many positive things about being able to train one to one in the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma and NLP certification. The benefits are so numerous and these are the things my students and I have seen. You don’t have to compare yourself with anyone else. It's just you and the trainer. You get 100% attention and can ask any questions, even if at times they may seem silly, as you know you are not being judged in any way. You get to choose the [...]

Help young people to stop smoking

I was listening to Radio Norfolk yesterday about an initiative to help young people to stop smoking. Young people are not interested in the risks of smoking unfortunately because we probably all have felt invincible at times. It's only when we get older we start to worry about the effects of any damaging things we have done to ourselves. What concerned me most though was there seemed to be conflicting advice about what GPs are telling patients. Some said if pregnant women felt anxious about stopping smoking they should continue. This advice seemed to be ridiculous. What doctor in their [...]

Some thoughts about one to one training

I have been having some thoughts about one to one training and what makes it such an attractive option for many people. Having conducted many successful group training courses in Hypnotherapy and NLP over the last 10 years I thought about offering the option of one to one training at the end of 2015. I have been pleasantly surprised by how many people have taken up this option. Robert suggested that one of the things that happens in group training is that the brightest people may be brought down to the average level of the group, and maybe resented by [...]

Challenging therapy

If you are the sort of person who would prefer to be challenged on your thought processes, particularly if they are not helpful, then I may be the right therapist for you. Many people have behaviours they don’t like, but they feel stuck and don’t know how to change them. With 16 years experience helping people to change the way they think, feel and behave, I am confident to know I can help you as I have helped hundreds in the past. I also train other therapists and supervise them in all the techniques that are vital to help the [...]

Feeling depressed by Black Friday?

First of all we have adopted Halloween from America and now Black Friday. What an awful name and how comes it seems to last for at least a week? As if we don't get enough sales throughout the year. If you're feeling depressed by Black Friday, or by the thought of Christmas, or just because of the weather, then I can help. A session or two of hypnotherapy can help to change those feelings for good. And just as an incentive to take action now I will offer you 10% off my usual fee if you contact me to make [...]

What is your definition of happiness?

I saw a fantastic sunset from my garden the other evening. I felt happy. What is your definition of happiness? I was speaking on Radio Norfolk this morning about being happy, particularly with young people who worry so much about themselves. They compare themselves with others a lot of the time and it causes anxiety and unhappiness. Of course the media is responsible for a lot of this. Only this morning I read that if you are a woman, you should have a flat stomach and abs. These poor souls who strive to maintain this are liable to become even [...]

One to One Hypnotherapy training

Would you prefer to achieve the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) and the NLP certification with one to one individual training? Some people are not able to attend whole weekend sessions for the 10 months it takes to become qualified. We can now offer a full diploma accredited by the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and NCFE which will enable you to start a practice knowing that you have had the very best of training. No other training provider in Norfolk offers you this high level of accreditation. Others may state you have accreditation, but it simply means they are associated [...]

Would you forget the rest if you got the best?

We are not saying we provide the best Hypnotherapy and NLP training in the area, but we probably do, according to our past students. In terms of the best, we offer: The highest UK qualification in Hypnotherapy - the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the National Council for Hypnotherapy An externally certified qualification in NLP accredited by the NCFE UK awarding body Small classes with individual attention Free supervision during training Free email and phone support throughout the course and after See our website for full details of our next course which starts in October: www.joygower.co.uk/training/ or call us on 01603 [...]

Reduce the stress, lose the weight

If you are stressed and worried, then losing weight can be difficult. For some, stress stops them eating and reduces appetite. For others though, stress makes them eat more, either bingeing or eating at inappropriate times, and eating when real hunger is not present. Hypnotherapy genuinely removes stress, and working through what causes stress. This helps to resolve past issues and allows your mind and body to work together naturally. You really can reduce the stress, lose the weight. This is what a recent client had to say: "I kept wondering why I could not lose weight no matter what [...]