Clinical hypnosis – what is it?

What is clinical hypnosis? There is some degree of confusion between what is clinical hypnosis as opposed to other forms of hypnosis or hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is simply a state of mind – similar to daydreaming or deep absorption. Hypnotherapy uses methods to create that state of mind in a person with a view to using it therapeutically – for instance, by making positive suggestions based on what a client has defined as their desired therapeutic outcome. Clinical hypnosis, or clinical hypnotherapy, is therapeutically oriented – as opposed to hypnosis which may be used… continue reading →
Children’s hypnotherapy – What it’s not!

Children’s hypnotherapy – What it’s not!

Children’s hypnotherapy…on my kids-matters.co.uk website you’ll find loads of information about the benefits of using hypnotherapy to help children with a range of issues, but I just briefly want to look at some of the MISinformation which is out there. 1. Using mind control with your kids is bad – Children’s hypnotherapy has absolutely nothing to do with mind control. You cannot make your child do something they don’t want to do. I’ve even seen this belief put out there by one hypnotherapist who claims she can ‘maker her husband and kids do… continue reading →
IBS Hypnotherapy CPD training course

IBS Hypnotherapy CPD training course

New course just released! Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the few conditions for which hypnotherapy is recognised and promoted as an intervention by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).. With our new training course you can become a registered HypnoIBS™ practitioner. This is a trademarked course which means that no-one else is allowed to call themselves a HypnoIBS™ practitioner. In addition to a comprehensive overview of the condition, you will receive scripts, client resources AND 3 recordings which you can integrate into your work with clients. The course fee… continue reading →
Train the Trainer Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Train the Trainer Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

For the first time, I’m offering a ‘Train the Trainer’ course which would allow people to run my Hypnotherapy Diploma Course. Before you read on, I can only offer this opportunity to hypnotherapists who are qualified at Diploma level who have been practicing for two years or more and who are registered with a recognised body such as the GHR, NCH or CNHC. I can also only offer this opportunity to training providers who will be located north of Perth, Scotland or who are located in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. In order… continue reading →
My ‘F’ in my A-Z of how to run a hypnotherapy business

My ‘F’ in my A-Z of how to run a hypnotherapy business

The bottom line is that, if people didn’t experience fear, there would be no need for hypnotherapists in the first place. People don’t tend to seek out hypnotherapy when they’re feeling fantastic. A search for therapy is often driven by fear – fear of not being good enough, fear of abandonment, fear of rejection, fear of failure and fear of the unknown. But I’m not here to talk about clients’ fears today – I’m here to talk about the fear which can be crippling when you’re starting up a hypnotherapy business. Unless you’ve… continue reading →
My ‘E’ in my A-Z of how to run a hypnotherapy business is ‘Empathy’

My ‘E’ in my A-Z of how to run a hypnotherapy business is ‘Empathy’

For all hypnotherapists, the ability to experience and convey empathy is essential. A diploma level course in hypnotherapy should teach you so much more than the tricks and tools of hypnosis (certainly, these days, if you do a GHSC accredited diploma level course you will cover how to work with clients in an empathic and ethical manner). Why is empathy so important? People often come for hypnotherapy when they are experiencing real problems and hypnotherapy clients may approach you with a range of deep and difficult issues. You may be the first person… continue reading →
A-Z of running a hypnotherapy business – Discipline

A-Z of running a hypnotherapy business – Discipline

My ‘D’ in my A-Z of how to run a hypnotherapy business is ‘Discipline’. There were so many ‘d’ words that I had a problem choosing one – and wasn’t in the mood for writing about digital marketing today. I dithered between discipline, determination and detachment – among others – all of which you need to run a successful hypnotherapy practice. But, given that this blog follows on from a conversation I had just had with my partner – who is also self-employed – about the necessity for structure, routine and self-discipline when… continue reading →
A – Z of running a hypnotherapy business – Continuing Professional Development

A – Z of running a hypnotherapy business – Continuing Professional Development

My ‘C’ in my A – Z of running a hypnotherapy business is Continuing Professional Development, or CPD for short. When you are up and running as a hypnotherapist, it is likely that whatever professional body you are a member of – such as the GHR or NCH – will require you to maintain your hypnotherapy CPD. Most professional bodies require you to do a set amount of hypnosis CPD in addition to non-hypnotherapy CPD. The non-hypnotherapy CPD might include attending classes on book keeping or using social media to promote your business.… continue reading →
A-Z of How do I run a hypnotherapy business – B for Blogging

A-Z of How do I run a hypnotherapy business – B for Blogging

My ‘B’ in my A-Z of running a hypnotherapy is ‘blogging’. “Why?” You might well ask. “I want to be a hypnotherapist, not a blogger!”. That’s fair enough, but you also want to be a hypnotherapist who gets found by clients and blogging is one way to help make this happen. Blogging about your hypnotherapy helps you get found by people who are doing a search on the internet. Let’s say someone is looking for a hypnotherapist in their local area who specialises in working with children. They’ll type something into a search… continue reading →