I’m no longer ‘Just Mum’
I have been fortunate enough to be a stay at home Mum for the last 20 years. With my youngest son off to university I knew it was time to get back out in the world. Being at home during my children’s formative years was an amazing privilege however it’s not great for your confidence. I had become an expert at getting the stains out of rugby kits and could bake a reasonable cake but the thought of going out to work was very daunting!
Within the last couple of years we had as a family seen first-hand the true value of hypnotherapy and what powerful change it can bring about. My husband had been commuting for five hours a day and after nine years this started to take its toll and he began to suffer panic attacks on the train. Visits to the doctor and several sessions of counselling had little impact and then quite by chance I came across a leaflet that on one side exactly described Sean’s symptoms and on the other explained how hypnotherapy could help. Sean had regular sessions of hypnotherapy with Gary Johannes, a senior lecturer at CPHT and a Practicing Hypnotherapist of Inspired to Change for a couple of months. Almost instantly Sean started to feel better and within a few weeks he was back at work. I was fascinated by the power of hypnotherapy and started to look into training courses.
As if it was meant to be, Sean received an email from Gary to say that he was starting a CPHT Hypnotherapy training course. The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) is a nationwide training body providing a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Course. Hypnotherapy is now considered to be one of the fastest growing professions in the UK and CPHT has enabled hundreds of students to become successful hypnotherapists. I already knew just how powerful this form of hypnotherapy was and so had no concerns about the subject of the course itself however I was nervous about my own ability to study after all these years. Gary was very reassuring, he explained that it was a very practical course where you are encouraged to start seeing clients from the very beginning and you are well supported throughout. The academic side clearly explained and you are given plenty of time to complete the work.
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course, yes it stretched me but I learnt so much about myself as well as how to really help and make a difference to my clients. Don’t let age or lack of self-belief stop you from doing this course, it is good to stretch yourself and discover what you are truly capable of and think of all the good you can do for so many people.