The network of Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training Schools prides themselves on providing a ‘complete’ training package, with teaching continually in line with the latest research from neuropsychology and neuroscience.
All well and good but what does this actually mean?
Well, we mean that everything that you need to move from someone who has either no prior experience of being a therapist at all or has experience in a different approach to therapy, to a fully practising and competent self-employed Solution-Focused Therapist is addressed on the course. In fact, CPHT’s Hypnotherapy Training require students to be fully competent, theoretically and practically, with a growing practice of real customers before they sign a student off on graduation day and provide full support to help them achieve this.
So what does the complete package look like?
Four key areas are required from a complete training course:
- Theoretical teaching
- Practical experience
- Marketing support
- Recognised, accredited qualification
Our students learn how the brain works – how anxiety and depression (our bread and butter areas) are created neurologically, along with a wide variety of other issues that customers bring to our clinics. Not only that but we teach you exactly how to explain this to customers in a wonderfully straightforward, informative way. This explanation forms the basis of any initial consultation that CPHT trained hypnotherapists go through with new customers. To say customers find it life-changing and empowering is an understatement. It is not unusual for them to feedback that despite years of other therapy approaches and medical interventions, they have never had anyone explain why they are feeling how they are feeling and how they can take control to change things at an emotional and neurological level. It is truly fascinating and empowering stuff!
The theoretical teaching covers a wide variety of issues and symptoms, including, but far from a complete list:
- Anxiety and depression
- Fears and phobias
- IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Addictions (including Smoking)
- Weight management
There is no point graduating with all of this theoretical teaching without knowing how to put it into practice and having the confidence to do so. CPHT graduates leave able to do just that. We don’t believe that leaving practical work until the last minute is the way to achieve this, so our students begin to work with customers right from weekend one, starting with friends and family and building up to real customers with real issues. By month 8, providing your lecturers are happy with their level of competency, our students are charging half price, advertising themselves as student hypnotherapists. From very early on in the course they will have insurance in place to enable them to do this.
One of the many strengths of the course that enables students to practice from the very start is that teaching is layered – each month we add in another skill and more information for students to practice so that they build up from practising basic relaxation skills through to working essentially as a full therapist by the end of the course but with the support of their lecturers, both on course weekends and in between as required.
So our students now have the theoretical understanding and practical experience that they need to be competent hypnotherapists. Wonderful. But that doesn’t help you to create a thriving therapy practice as a self-employed hypnotherapist and without that, your time and money have perhaps not been used to the greatest effect.
CPHT provides a marketing module to address this aspect of training and working life. Not only that, because we require students to work with customers right from the start, they are already building a great reputation from word of mouth. It isn’t unusual for students to begin to develop marketing materials and their website on course and many find themselves premises to work from too.
As a group, our students gel beautifully and provide mutual support, sharing marketing information and that helps greatly. Every weekend, the senior lecturers lead feedback sessions, where students report back on how things are going for them and their customers in terms of practical work and marketing issues are often discussed here too.
Recognised, accredited qualification
It won’t surprise you to know now that the CPHT’s Hypnotherapy Diploma course is fully accredited!