Sometimes a graduate from our course can come up with a very unusual query. This can happen more frequently than you might imagine, because as hypnotherapists we do come across clients with a huge variety of issues that they want to sort.
Occasionally it throws a curve ball into the mix and that’s when the therapist can find it very useful to call on a more experienced colleague, their supervisor, to chat through (in a confidential way) their thoughts on how to proceed.
At CPHT, we recognise the need for safety nets all through our course and beyond. Whilst on course, our lecturers are the students’ supervisors. We’re on call between course weekends to answer any queries the student might have about their case study clients.
Upon graduation, those students can choose from a nice long list of solution-focused supervisors. This allows them to expand their knowledge even further as they move forward in their careers. And guess what, even Supervisors have supervision!
Supervision, whether for hypnotherapists, counsellors, or even GPs, is an important part of development. It can inform the supervisee on developments in research or science; it allows them to talk about any problem cases that aren’t moving forward in a confidential environment; it builds confidence that they’re making the right decisions; it gives an opportunity to reflect on what they might do differently; and more!
Solution focused hypnotherapists are usually self-employed. They love the team environment that our course provides, but once graduated they are working much more on a solo basis. This is where the safety net also comes into play, they get the support of not only the supervisor, but also the supervisor’s other supervisees. This is known as ‘group supervision’, so it’s very similar to going back into class and getting that positive interaction with others. The choice is up to the therapist whether they have group supervision, 1-1 supervision or a mixture of both.
It’s always good to have a bit of support in life, especially when you’re helping people to overcome their problems and encouraging a better outcome for your clients.
If you want a career that gives you support, then do get in touch. We’re currently interviewing for our Edinburgh course which starts in September.