Hypnotherapy and why it helps you to relax

With your constantly busy and hectic 24/7 life-style, it’s sometimes easy to forget the importance of simply being able to stop and relax. You may struggle with stress and feel it manifesting itself in a variety of ways – from insomnia through to being tetchy.

David, the senior instructor at CPHT Edinburgh, says they can help you to relax and so reduce the troubling symptoms of stress.

“I train students in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy”, explains David. “It means our clients are focused on positive outcomes over the course of a number of sessions and, as such, we can help someone reduce their ‘stress bucket’ levels.

“Hypnosis is used as part of the session and is a simple technique allowing the client to enter a state of relaxation and provide them with the opportunity to let go of stress and tension.  On our course, you learn very quickly how to put people into the relaxing state of trance.

“We tend to find a number of sessions can really make a difference for some people. We also provide them with a free relaxation CD/download during the initial consultation. The disc is also useful because it allows people to be able to experience the same comforting, relaxing sensations in the comfort of their home.”

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses proven brain-based research to achieve excellent results for clients seeking to ease stress or improve their performance in the office, in sport, or in their day-to-day life.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also be used to help improve sleep, aid in weight management, reduce phobias and fears, and help people to stop smoking.

To find out more contact us at info@cphtedinburgh.co.uk or call us on 0131 235 2303.

Reduce your stress with hypnotherapy

Reduce your stress with hypnotherapy

Are you looking to change your career? Perhaps, with the start of a New Year, you are now looking to embrace a new you? Maybe you are unsure of change or where to start?

In just 10 months (one weekend per month), you can learn to become a practicing clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist.

Perhaps you want to help people stop smoking? Perhaps you want to help people lose weight? Or, you may have a plan to find a new job or alter career direction and wish to improve your confidence?

If that sounds like you, perhaps now would be a good time to chat to David, the Chief Instructor on the course.

David is based at Edinburgh and has been practising and teaching for many years now. He has plenty of experience in helping people achieve their goals and their dreams! 

“What you learn is fantastic.  There are many areas we teach you to help in for example anxiety, depression and anger issues” says David.

“Weight management is also an area where we can help a client by focusing on small changes to their lives that help reduce stress and improve healthy choices for losing weight”.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works by effectively reducing our ‘stress bucket’ levels through positive thinking and by the safe process of hypnosis when undertaken by a fully-qualified and insured AfSFH practitioner.

Confidence should start to increase over a number of sessions and the client will often feel they are calmer and more relaxed about life, which is often reflected by how they react to situations at work and at home.

David was awarded the Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma (HPD) following extensive training as part of the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training course.  He is also the Senior Instructor at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) School in Edinburgh, one the Flagship venues that we hold across the UK. David is also a qualified supervisor where he looks after many more hypnotherapists.

He is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), which ensures its members adhere to a strong ethical code and engage in regular supervision sessions.

Generally speaking, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also be used to help improve sleep, aid in weight management, reduce phobias and fears, and help people to stop smoking.

David can help with stress

Obsessive thinking – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive thinking

Do you ever struggle with unwanted and intrusive negative thoughts? Do you sometimes find yourself engaged in small ‘rituals’ whereby you check your car door is definitely locked again and again and again?

Are you tired of this cycle of endless checking and obsessive behaviour? Are you looking for help to break away from it and so embrace a positive way of managing your life?

If the answer is “yes”, you may find Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help to ease your mind away from thinking endless negative thoughts that can lead to, in extreme cases, you struggling to leave your own home.

“We often see people who come to seek help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD”, explains David, a fully-qualified and insured Solution Focused Hypnotherapy lecturer based in Edinburgh.

“As our daily lives are increasingly stressful in the modern world so, sometimes, our brains struggle to adapt to the challenges we face.

“As such, it tries to protect us by re-checking things again and again, or introducing obsessive thinking into our lives. Negative thoughts then end up in something we term as a ‘stress bucket’ and people may find themselves re-checking things as part of an unwanted habit.

“Solution Focused Hypnotherapy aims to empty the stress bucket so allowing the client to have a more relaxed and confident outlook to their life which, in turn, helps them to stop worrying and focus on the positive aspects of life as a whole.”

David shows you in the initial consultation how the brain works and how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for the client. They also provide a relaxation CD for prospective clients during the course of the meeting.

Each session is designed to focus the mind into a mode of positive thinking prior to entering the trance state, which is designed to be relaxing and soothing for the individual.

The number of sessions used by people who have obsessive feelings can vary and, obviously, as with any medical issue, it is important to remember that your GP is also there to help.    

David was awarded the Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma (HPD)  following extensive training as part of the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training course. He is a Supervisor for other hypnotherapists and is also the Senior Lecturer of hypnotherapy  training.

If you would like to join the next course to learn how to help individuals move away from their obsessional thoughts then please contact us at 0131 235 2303.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also be used to help improve amongst other issues – anxiety, feeling low, sleep, aid in weight management, reduce phobias and fears and help people to stop smoking.

New course starting March 2017

Course in hypnotherapy

Course in hypnotherapy starting in March 2017.  Since the launch of the Flagship training school in Edinburgh in 2015, CPHT Edinburgh has been going from strength to strength.

Different options

David says “We have had a fantastic response from the public looking to train in Edinburgh”.  There have been people from all walks of life, some individuals that are looking to leave their current employment and to become a full time hypnotherapist earning in the region of £50,000 in the first year of practicing.  We have had individuals looking to use their qualifications in a part time role be that as they are closer to retirement or even as a full time Mother looking to “do something for themselves and to put themselves first for a change”.

Another interesting area that is growing fast is professionals looking to use their expert training as an add on to their own working life.  This has been quite prevalent within the NHS in differing fields such as cancer treatment and speak and language therapy.

Whatever you want to do with your training is of course up to you but with solution focused hypnotherapy becoming more popular than ever the world really is your oyster.

Find out more by visiting http://cphtedinburgh.co.uk or call 0131 235 2303 today.

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Learn how to ease pain

Through Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT), you can learn many new skills including how to ease pain with your clients.  From time to time, we can all experience those annoying little aches and pains in life which can be frustrating and tiresome. From those sports’ injuries we incur during training regimes through to niggling issues which can sometimes make us feel a bit low.

Senior instructor on the hypnotherapy course and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner David Mclean, based in Edinburgh, aims to try to help people who may be experiencing certain types of pain.

“Pain can be a very subjective experience for an individual and we aim to try to help people who may be feeling some discomfort,” says David. “We always provide a full and detailed explanation of how the therapy can help in a free initial consultation.  These are the skills you will learn on the fun and vibrant course.

David explains that pain messages travel into the brain where they are interpreted into uncomfortable sensations and feelings.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy aims to interrupt the pain signal with positive thinking techniques so the pain can then be eased. One of the main aims of each session is to focus on positivity to try to reduce the client’s stress levels.

David explains we all live alongside our very own metaphorical “stress bucket” which can start to fill when we experience stressful events or negative thinking.

David teaches a combination of positive thinking techniques and trance to help reduce feelings of stress levels which, in turn, can help us to cope better when faced with some types of pain.  This, in turn, allows our students to have confidence and competence in delivering this therapy on their own.

“Obviously people with chronic conditions and any ongoing type of pain should, if they haven’t already done so, see a fully qualified doctor,” explains David.

“Where Solution Focused Hypnotherapy may be able to help is by helping someone to focus on calming, relaxation techniques,” says David. “We believe a relaxed positive state of mind encourages the production of serotonin, which is the naturally produced chemical that helps us cope with life.”

“Serotonin can, in turn, interrupt pain signals being received in the brain. It is known as ‘pain gate theory’ as we are aiming to close a gate on the pain signal itself. Part of our training is to be able to work alongside a client’s GP should they feel it appropriate for us to do so,” says David.

David is the Senior Instructor on the Edinburgh course, a practicing hypnotherapist and the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

For more information please visit http://cphtedinburgh.co.uk/ or call direct on 0131 235 2303.

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OCD

logo CPHTDo you ever struggle with unwanted and intrusive negative thoughts like OCD? Do you sometimes find yourself checking the front door is locked or ensuring the kettle is definitely switched off for the umpteenth time?

Do you find obsessive thinking is getting in the way of leading a positive life?

If the answer is “yes” then you may find Solution Focused Hypnotherapy may help to ease your mind away from thinking endless negative thoughts which can lead to, in extreme cases, people struggling to leave their own home.

“We teach how to deal with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD in month 5 of our 10 month accredited diploma course,” explains David Mclean, the senior lecturer and course leader at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) here in Edinburgh.

“As our daily lives are increasingly stressful in the modern world so, sometimes, our brains struggle to adapt to the challenges we face.”

“As such, it tries to protect us by re-checking things again and again, or introducing obsessive thinking into our lives. Negative thoughts then end up in something we term as a “stress bucket.”

“Learning how to deliver helps you to understand how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy aims to empty the stress bucket so allowing the client to have a more relaxed and confident outlook to their life which, in turn, helps them to stop worrying and focus on the positive aspects of life as a whole.”

The number of sessions to help people who have feelings for strong negative compulsions can vary and, obviously, as with any medical issue then it is important to remember that your GP is also there to help with OCD.

If you are interested in learning how you can become a hypnotherapist to help people with many issues including OCD then please contact us here info@cphtedinburgh.co.uk or call 0131 235 2303.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also be used to help improve sleep, aid in weight management, reduce phobias and fears and help people to stop smoking.

 

Scotland, a first for SF hypnotherapy training

Scotland is receiving accredited solution focused hypnotherapy training with the second course due to start in April 2016 following after the fantastic success of the first course.

David, the Senior Lecturer and course co-ordinator, says “we decided to take solution focused hypnotherapy to Scotland as we knew how much it would suit the Scottish personality”. The accredited 10 month distance learning course has been gathering pace for the last 10 years so it was time that Scotland benefited from thi fantastic training too.

Solution focused hypnotherapy can differ from the more traditional therapies. We like to think of ourselves as modern hypnotherapists and psychotherapists due to our discipline very much working with hypnosis (of course), solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) and the latest that neuroscience has to offer the world. With this, we allow our students to understand the importance of moving the client to their preferred future, away from the problems of the past. Now this is nothing new of course, neuroscience has been telling us for around 20 years the importance of working with solutions, not problems, in a persons life. We have succinctly made this into a training package that is both personally rewarding and financially rewarding once you become a trained practitioner.

The feedback from the previous students has been absolutely wonderful and if you would like to see for yourself, visit the website (link at the bottom) and watch the short video of our amazing practitioners in action!

Edinburgh is Scotland’s location for the training within the West End. A fantastic location that allows for the necessary theoretical work but more importantly, the practical work. “We pride ourselves in training hypnotherapists to become confident and competent practitioners and this can only be done with practice, practice, practice” says David.

For more information and to book your place on the next course please call David direct on 0131 235 2303, email on info@cphtedinburgh.co.uk or visit www.cphtedinburgh.co.uk

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New Year’s Resolutions in Edinburgh

logo CPHTEdinburgh is a fantastic place to be and if you are looking ahead to a New Year in Edinburgh where a New You is at the helm then have you thought about the benefits of using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy to help you to achieve your goals?

Perhaps you want to stop smoking? Or maybe you’ve vowed that this will be the year when you (finally) get on board that aeroplane and get off to the sun – without a care in the world.

Or, maybe you’re deciding that you want to do something about feeling less stressed and that you are looking to become calmer, more relaxed and less snappy? Maybe you want to diet a bit more and take control of what you eat?

David is a fully qualified and insured Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner who is based in Edinburgh. They provide an Initial Free Consultation to explain how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you in achieving your aims successfully.

The therapy works by looking forward to see what small steps you can take to achieve the goals you are aiming at in life. In other words, what you can do to alter your future for the better.

Crucially, we don’t need to explore past events with a client but, instead, focus solely on looking forwards to achieve a positive and bright future for them.

David, who works in Edinburgh, where he teaches hypnotherapy training, says, “By working with someone like myself who is a fully qualified, and insured, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner then you can have confidence that you can achieve all those realistic goals which you have been longing to do!

“If your New Year’s resolution is to stop smoking then we can help you achieve that aim in a single session, lasting for around two hours.”

“If you are looking for help with weight management then we tend to work with a client for a number of sessions so they can gain control over their eating and so look forward to a healthier future.”

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help in a variety of areas including sleeping, reducing stress and improving someone’s confidence.

“Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Edinburgh can literally transform people’s lives and help them to go to become calmer, more relaxed and confident in their personal and professional lives and you can learn to be a hypnotherapy practitioner in Edinburgh with the next course starting in April 2016″.

Please contact David on 0131 235 2303 or alternatively on info@cphtedinburgh.co.uk

 

 

Hypnotherapy training – aiding weight management

Do you struggle with diet and find that your weight management often yo-yos?

Well, you could learn to help people with this and many other issues when you train in just 10 months, to become a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is an effective and safe way to help someone help with their weight management by allowing them to gain control over their eating habits.

“It’s not a one-off therapy session”, explains David, the senior lecturer in Edinburgh. “You learn to work with a client over a number of appointments to help them take control over their eating habits, so they can start to make informed decisions on the food types they choose.”

David explains that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works by helping someone to reduce their stress bucket levels.

“We all have our own stress bucket, and, when the levels fill up, we can find ourselves indulging in bad habits, such as comfort eating, to try to cope.”

Hypnosis is used as part of a therapy session to help drop the levels in the stress bucket through a natural process of Rapid Eye Movement (REM), which occurs when we are in a trance state and is a natural part of the sleep cycle.

When REM happens, we effectively start to see that our stress bucket levels drop, which provides a calmer outlook, so allowing the client to take control over some of those pesky cravings, which would otherwise see them reaching for the biscuit tin.

Every session focuses on positive steps taken since the last meeting and both therapist and client work together on what can be done to further help reduce stress by focusing on positive goals – either short term or long term including their weight management.

The hypnosis part of the session lasts for around 20 minutes and helps the brain to focus on those positive changes for the future, so allowing us to move forwards and notice a real difference in all areas of their life including weight management.

David is the senior lecturer at hypnotherapy training in Edinburgh and is a fully-qualified and insured practitioner with a diploma in hypnotherapy.  He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

The Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma (HPD) is widely regarded as the current “gold standard” in the industry.

For more information please contact us on 0131 235 2303 or info@cphtedinburgh.co.uk

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