We’ve recently been interviewing applicants for our next course in Glasgow starting in March, as well as our next course in Edinburgh starting in September. We’ve discovered some people like to plan ahead. What’s interesting is the number of applicants who say they come through to us because our course is very practical. So, how practical is it?
After the first weekend:
During the first course weekend we have the students working with each other in the classroom practising trance. Then, we send them home to ask volunteers (family and friends) to help them by listening to the student reading language patterns we’ve provided. This, by itself, can have a very positive effect on the people listening.
After the Third Weekend:
By the end of third weekend, we’ve taught the students enough that they can be working with volunteer case studies, on a free of charge basis, with aspects such as anxiety and low mood. The students then feedback their experiences to the class. It might be an interesting experience or maybe they faced a more challenging client. The whole class can learn from this discussion. Everything is done on an anonymous basis, so the case studies volunteers know their identity is protected. The lecturers act as supervisors to the students in between the course weekends and so, over the whole of the 10-month course, the students’ confidence grows along with their clinical hours and experience.
Benefits of Practice:
Working with members of the general public allows the students to come into contact with a wide diversity of people. As a result there is a wider range of symptoms that those people present with. Anything from anxiety, panic attacks and feeling under pressure through to pain, illness or needing increased confidence to deal with any situation that might come their way. This has proven to be an exceptionally good way of teaching. In consequence we fully expect our students to be seeing a minimum of 5-6 clients per week. By month ten most of our graduates have at least a part time practice in place. Now isn’t that something to get exited about?
This last course weekend was month 4 and the students learnt about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how they can help their clients overcome this issue.
Next month is fears and phobias…there’s never a dull moment!
If you’re interested in training to become a clinical hypnotherapist, give Anne a ring on 07584 414715. She’s one of our course lecturers so will be able to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, email us at email@example.com.
Full details of the course can be found under the HPD tab in the header menu of this website.