Lynda Phillips

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Lynda Phillips
Senior Lecturer

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Lynda’s working week is a blend of hypnotherapy & teaching. She is working towards her advanced hypnotherapy diploma & is a qualified hypnotherapy supervisor.

I have had a varied career over the years ranging from Casino Manager abroad to an HR Coordinator in the UK. The common denominator for the roles I have held is that training and development have always played a part.
In Greece, I was part of a team that trained over 800 people to become Croupiers, what an amazing experience that was. This was my first experience in training and development, and I loved it!

After 12 years my husband and 8-year-old child returned to the UK and I settled into an admin role at Marks and Spencer. I quickly moved over to the HR department when a Recruitment Coordinator role became available. This was really interesting, I loved interviewing and coordinating the work experience programs.
Before long an opportunity arose at the M&S new centralised HR centre at Salford Quays and I jumped at the opportunity to expand my HR / Training & Development skills. Within 18 months I was a Team Leader having responsibility for the management and development of our team!

After 3 years at head office, I secured a Finance role closer to home to support our daughter while she studied. Life was busy and stressful. I thrived on fast-paced, challenging projects at work and juggled a busy home life with my family. I hadn’t realised that anxiety was slowly creeping up in the background of my life until I had an anxiety attack. Researching the subject of anxiety led me to discover Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. I immediately knew I wanted to train to be a Hypnotherapist and started enquiring about training schools.

I wanted a school that would give me a full package; the best training, experienced tutors, marketing and business advice, practical and theoretical training, I wanted to understand why hypnotherapy worked – what was happening in the brain? How did mental health conditions manifest and how was I going to use hypnotherapy to help clients? I also needed it to fit around my full-time work and family – it seemed like a big ask but CPHT Leeds ticked all the boxes; I was very excited!

Training at CPHT Leeds was so much fun and truly enlightening. How amazing to help other people overcome mental health conditions like anxiety, depression or low self-esteem and run a business from home choosing my own hours. The added bonus of training with CPHT was that once you qualified you still had ongoing support with your Supervisor and access to continued professional development (CPD). I love attending supervision group sessions, it’s great to see my colleagues, swap tips, get support and catch up. CPHT also provides a very comprehensive timetable of CPD’s which are constantly being added to and updated. (This is great should you want to specialise in one area).

After practising for 2 years, I was invited to become a senior lecturer for CPHT Leeds and I jumped at the chance. That was 12 months ago and training others to fulfil their dreams of becoming a hypnotherapist has been one of the most fun and rewarding opportunities I have had. Watching our graduates leave as confident Hypnotherapists with the knowledge and experience to begin their practices, is completely exciting and rewarding. I am so looking forward to beginning our training at CPHT Stoke in the coming months.

My busy practise in Bolton has become a part of the community and I have won several awards including Mental Health Coach/Mentor at the Bolton Health and Wellbeing awards and Top 3 Hypnotherapy practice in Bolton, 2 years running. I have also been lucky enough to be interviewed on local radio.

I currently balance my Hypnotherapy practice with Lecturing and Supervision duties, supporting our graduates as they move forward in their new careers. I live in Bolton with my husband and daughter and enjoy socialising with family and friends, long walks with my miniature schnauzer, Princess Lola, and gym classes.

There are no words for how rewarding being a hypnotherapist is, watching clients literally turning their lives around, overcoming mental health conditions and helping them to be the person they recognise again. I am completely passionate and enthusiastic about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and love sharing that enthusiasm with our students.

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