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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Helping with pain

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.

 

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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Hypnotherapy training – healthy sleep

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In our busy, modern lives where we are constantly juggling work schedules, finances and family life, then it is, all too often, easy to find ourselves feeling too stressed to sleep.

Well, if that sounds like something you would like to learn about then Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) in Edinburgh could be the answer. In 10 months, you could become a qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner whose training and skills can help your clients relax with the aiming of helping you to sleep better at night.

“We all live increasingly busy and hectic lifestyles,” explains David, the senior instructor who trains hypnotherapists in Edinburgh. “Modern living can see our stress levels quickly build up, you could learn how to help your clients with this”

“When we go to sleep then the brain normally reduces stress levels by using something called Rapid Eye Movement, or REM sleep.”

“Unfortunately REM is limited to 20% of our sleep pattern, so, if there is a lot of perceived stress in your life, then you quickly use up that 20% of REM, and, as a result, you may find that you wake up and struggle to return to sleep.”

CPHT teaches Solution Focused Hypnotherapy to help people focus on positive aspects of life and then helps clients find solutions to certain issues before a session continues by using safe hypnotic techniques to further reduce stress.

“By cutting down on stress in the comfort of the clinic then we find that the client can feel more relaxed and so can then experience a good night’s sleep.”

“We believe it may take a number of sessions for the effect of therapy to be felt but its effects can be very beneficial – not just for aiding sleep but the techniques can also be useful for helping with weight, stress and anger management issues, the ability to understand and delivery this is what we take pride in”

David is the Senior Instructor at CPHT Edinburgh and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which insists on the highest standards of practice among its members who are expected to be fully qualified, insured and Enhanced DBS checked.

For more information please email info@cphtedinburgh.co.uk or call David direct on 0131 235 2303

 

Learn to help nervous flyers with hypnotherapy

With Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) in Edinburgh, you can learn many skills including helping people with their fear of flying.  Summer is a time when many of us dream of that holiday and jetting off somewhere hot and sunny – but for a significant number of people, the idea of getting onto a plane can make them feel a little nervous to say the least.

 

On the course, you will learn through Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, tried and tested techniques that can help someone overcome their “fear response” which can make people feel tense and uneasy as they approach an airport or as they board a plane.

 

“For some people then the idea of flying can make them uncomfortable,” says David, Senior Lecturer at CPHT Edinburgh. “Part of the training is to teach you how to work with a client, normally over a period of four sessions, to help them be able to approach the idea of flying in a calm, confident and relaxed manner, this is what you will learn.”

 

The full course contents can be found within the website http://cphtedinburgh.co.uk/ including how to work with specific phobias, such as flying and how the process of hypnotherapy can help the client overcome their difficulties.

 

Further sessions use hypnosis to ease the mind into a relaxed and calm state before the therapist works with the client to help them overcome their fear and aid them in being able to look forward to the flight itself.

 

“We have found that people often come to us feeling nervous about the idea of flying but, following the sessions, can go off on holiday and find that they can actually relax and enjoy the experience of being on a plane!”

 

When you train within Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, you quickly understand how it can help in other areas of life, from improving confidence to reducing stress, aiding sleep and weight management through to helping someone quit smoking.

 

By becoming a fully trained and qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner, it is possible to achieve a crucial change in thinking that can make a real difference when it comes down to improving aspects of your life.

 

David is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which insists on the highest standards of practice among its members who are qualified, insured and attend regular sessions designed to provide them with the latest research in psychology, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.