How the Clifton Practice Training positively changed my life

How the Clifton Practice Training positively changed my life

Being given the opportunity to be the Senior Lecturer for the first Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) course in Scotland is such a privilege, mainly because as a past student I understand how much the course can positively change your life.

Before starting my career in hypnotherapy I was a Colour Sargent in the Royal Marines for almost 14 years. The time I spent in the Royal Marines was fantastic, it gave me the opportunity to travel the world and meet some amazing people. However after I met my wife and we decided to start a family I realised that I didn’t want to be away from home for long periods of time.

In my last few years in the Royal Marines I was trained in Trauma Risk Management (TRiM), as a practitioner and at a senior level. This provided the military commanders with an early warning system that could be put into place when fellow serviceman or women were potentially suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I have always been interested in people and how their thoughts and experiences affect them in different ways, and the Trauma Risk Management training really reignited this interest. Shortly after I finished the training I enrolled in a psychology course with The Open University, using the Enhanced Learning Credits I gained through my service in the Royal Marines.

I studied independently for 2 years and when I had completed The Open University course I decided to enroll in the CPHT to gain my Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma. After the course I knew that hypnotherapy was what I wanted to do moving forward.

Leaving behind the Royal Marines to become a full time hypnotherapist was a scary thought after 15 years but I can honestly say I have no regrets. I had my own practice as soon as I left, allowing me to focus on all the areas of hypnotherapy I was interested in and also positively take control of my career.

Becoming a hypnotherapist also helped me to do what I truly love – which is building relationships and helping people to make lasting change and positively effecting their life. I’ve worked with many different clients and helped them to overcome a range of problems, including anger, anxiety, fears and phobias, feelings of low, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), smoking cessation, stress and weight management.

In just over 3 years I have built a successful practice, became Practice Manager at the Award Winning Observatory Practice, taught CPHT students in London and Plymouth and I am so excited to be bringing the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training to Scotland.

David Mclean
David Mclean

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