What happens when you complete the course?

Many newly qualified therapists wonder what happens when you complete the course and can feel a lack of confidence when starting their new practice. They are concerned that they may not remember all the things they have learned. It’s particularly true if you are learning hypnotherapy and NLP at the same time. That is, if you are learning a recognised NLP course and not just a few techniques that have been included in a hypnotherapy course. There is a lot to remember and recall when undertaking a professionally accredited NLP course. It’s best to take one step at a time, [...]

How long does it take to train?

You may be wondering how long it takes to train to become a hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner. The answer is you never stop learning and training. To begin the foundation course, it takes ten months of constant studying , and of course to practice with as many volunteers as you can find. There are training providers that offer all kinds of training in a short space of time. You cannot possibly learn to be a psychotherapist, counsellor, hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, and maybe other skills, all in ten months. You need to learn just hypnotherapy and NLP to begin with [...]

Choosing a new career

What makes people think about choosing a new career or changing direction? It might be a feeling of being unfulfilled in their present job, or just knowing that they could be doing something more useful with their lives. I know for me it was both of those things. Up until the age of 50, I was never happy in any of the jobs I was in. From being an area manager, to owning my own business, there was always something missing. As I did not know what was missing, I never looked to find out what it was. Just continued [...]

The Law of Reciprocity

The law of reciprocity means that when someone does something nice to you, you feel compelled to do something nice in return. For example, someone holds a door open for you, and you feel compelled to say thank you and smile. Yes, this is also good manners too, but for most of us feel that we want to say thank you as someone has done something nice. If someone gives us a gift out of the blue, we might feel compelled to think of something we can give them in return. Obviously there are takers in life who take everything [...]

The Law of Attraction

The law of attraction is the belief that people and their thoughts are made from energy. People can improve their lives in so many ways by attracting energy.  Have you ever considered how this could work? Or heard people saying things like, 'Put it out to the Universe if you want something’? It doesn’t work quite like that though. Just saying that you want something does not necessarily mean you will get it. If it were true, we would all be extremely healthy and be millionaires.  So there are requirements that need some energy from us before we can genuinely [...]

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 [...]