Author: Christopher Fleet

GAMBLING ADDICTION: CAN HYPNOTHERPY HELP?

Gambling Addiction: Can Hypnotherapy Help?

GAMBLING ADDICTION: CAN HYPNOTHERPY HELP?

Could Hypnotherapy Stop A Gambling Addition?

It Most Definitely Can  ...  Read This Inspiring Article.

Written by Chris Fleet @hypno_teacher

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Yes, that is right!

Hypnotherapy can help those suffering a gambling addiction to give up.

Peter (not his real name) attended my clinic in 2018 and I treated him with just THREE hypnotherapy sessions; over a year later, he has stopped gambling completely and, thankfully, is enjoying a much improved lifestyle, presently.

He recently sent me this wonderful and, I might add, totally unsolicited review, where he describes briefly his experience.  It is a very enlightening review and should provide great encouragement to anyone else wishing to give up any addiction, especially gambling.

Here, I have included Peter's exact words. 

"I came to see you at your practice at the end of July 2018.

I'd come to my decision after around 30 years of gambling and always saying "im going to seek help" but it was always after id lost!

I tried Gamcare without success.

So 3 days before pay day July 2018 i googled various clinics in the South West. 

I made an appointment at your clinic and came for a consultation with yourself and we discussed what would happen and the cost - 3 no. 60 minute sessions for £150.00 total if memory serves me correct and i thought to myself that is a bargain if it made me never want to gamble again but i was very sceptical.

To cut to the chase after just 3 sessions, £150 and 443 days later!!

I haven't had a solitary bet, walked into a betting shop, gambled online nor played any fruit machines in pubs - its an amazing feeling to be able to write this email and know im being 100% honest 

I can now take my family out without leaving them waiting outside betting shops or abandoning them in restaurants whilst i found fruit machines to play"

My message to everyone out there suffering with addiction is.

If you want to stop gambling but need help - Try Hypnotherapy, give Chris a call

A great thank you to Peter for this wonderful review and for granting me permission to publish it.

As he says in the final part, he would like people suffering a gambling addiction to try Hypnotherapy to help them to stop.

Certificate & Diploma Hypnotherapy Training

As well as helping people using my Hypnotherapy treatments, I also run hypnotherapy courses, training others to become hypnotherapists, enabling them to help people like Lisa. 

My weekend Certificate in Hypnotherapy Course provides a good start and is the first module of The Diploma Course.

The 10 Module Accredited Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course provides students with the successful methods that I use to treat people;  graduates leave with a high level of competence, ready to practice hypnotherapy professionally. 

I also offer a FREE EVENING TRAINING SESSION where I provide a good insight into Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis and how these treatments can be used to improve lives. During the fun two hours, I give a hypnosis demonstration and provide details of my courses.

You can learn more by clicking the links below or by contacting me below.

Related Reading:  Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Contact Chris Fleet

Chris Fleet would be very pleased to answer any questions you may have about his Hypnotherapy Training and Hypnotherapy Courses.  Please contact him by completing our form below or 'phone him on 07841 595960.

He looks forward to hearing from you, thank you for making contact.         

After gaining your diploma in Hypnotherapy from Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, where will you work as a professional hypnotherapist
After gaining your diploma in Hypnotherapy from Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, where will you work as a professional hypnotherapist

Having Gained A Diploma In Hypnotherapy, Where Will You Work?

After gaining your diploma in Hypnotherapy from Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, where will you work as a professional hypnotherapist

Having Gained Your Certificate & Diploma In Hypnotherapy, What Is Next?

You Are Ready To Work Professionally But Where Will You Work?

In this article, read about the options open to you, including one excellent one that could involve working with me in my Devon Clinic

By Chris Fleet, UK Accredited Hypnotherapist @hypno_trainer

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You have gained both your Certificate and Diploma in Hypnotherapy. You have gained a high degree of competence in both the practical and theory side of hypnotherapy and hypnosis.  You are now ready to work professionally as a hypnotherapist, where you can make a real difference in the world, helping people to improve their lives.

During your training, I would have encouraged you to find a ‘niche’ to practice hypnotherapy professionally within, as well as showing you how to offer the most common forms of hypnotherapy.

So, it is now time to consider your work options and, in this short piece, I discuss what these are.

After gaining your diploma in Hypnotherapy from Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, where will you work as a professional hypnotherapist

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You will have the following five options:

  1. Work from a clinic

  2. Work at The Devon Clinic

  3. Working from home

  4. Rent office space

  5. Offer a mobile service

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Some hypnotherapists like to work from home, some from their own treatment room, some offer a mobile-only service whilst others work from a clinic.  There are advantages and disadvantages for these options and I will run through the obvious and perhaps less obvious pros and cons of each below:

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  1. Working From A Clinic

This is a good option in my opinion.

The TWO biggest advantages are having people, particularly practitioners, around you and you will be working in a safe and comfortable environment with your clients.

Some good clinics will help you by arranging your client bookings for you, which is a great help, and many will provide reminders to your clients, in order that they do not miss appointments. Some good clinics will also advertise your hypnotherapy services through their website, social media and other marketing platforms and other practitioners, within the clinic, may refer clients to you, too.

There will obviously be charges for the use of a clinic’s facilities; these will vary from clinic to clinic but could include a charge for the room that you will use or there could be a charge based on a commission rate.

By being charged on a commission basis, you will only pay for when you have a client, whereas paying for a room could mean you will be paying the clinic for time when you don’t have a client, which could be unviable for you initially.

By becoming a hypnotherapist, you will become self-employed and such expenses to the clinic along with other expenses, that you will incur will be tax deductible.

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  1. Work At The Devon Clinic

Possibly the best option would be to work professionally at the Devon Clinic (run by myself), allowing for my support to you to continue. Here, I could help you to start your new hypnotherapy career or new hypnotherapy business or practice.

As well as running the Devon School of Hypnotherapy, I also run the Devon Clinic, a Community Interest Company (CIC) in Paignton, Devon and I could find you a position within the clinic, practicing as a hypnotherapist. Several of our successful ex-students have taken up such positions and this has provided them with the first step on their new hypnotherapy journey, with the Devon clinic finding some of their first clients in return for a reasonable remuneration.

Places are, of course, subject to availability and certain conditions.

It would be wrong of me to say that The Devon Clinic can provide all your clients but the help you would gain would provide you with a good start. The experience gained within a clinic environment would also be invaluable and you would benefit from having myself on hand to offer advice both as a supervisor, mentor and as a trainer and The Devon Clinic could feature you on our website and in our marketing, Furthermore, you could potentially gain clients referred to you by other practitioners within the clinic, too.

Starting any new business can be very lonely and working amongst others in a working environment can dramatically remove the, often overwhelming, feeling of isolation that many new entrepreneurs can experience.

You would also benefit from working in a clinic environment amongst other practitioners, who share a similar ethos and culture to yourself, and you would enjoy safe and comfortable working conditions, as suggested above in 1.  This arrangement can also help the clinic, too, by providing a greater choice of practitioners with a wider range of treatments for our patients and clients.

For us, the results that the Devon Clinic can achieve with its clients is very important; to date, an amazing 50% of our clients go from either severe or moderately severe levels of anxiety and/or stress and/or psychological distress down to normal levels after treatment, with 80% showing a reduction in levels overall. Something we are always looking to improve.

This is just part of some of the phenomenal work being done at the Devon School Of Hypnotherapy & The Devon Clinic. If you would like to be part of this amazing life-changing process please give me a call on 07841 595960 or please email me chris@fleethypnosis.com

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  1. Working From Home

Many professional hypnotherapists prefer to work from home, some have their own treatment room set up in a spare room or they might even convert a garage or outbuilding.

The advantages are easy to spot; there is no travelling involved, no room rent to pay and you are familiar with your surroundings and you can decorate your therapy room however you choose. You would also be able to claim tax relief on your household bills,

So why is this my least preferred way of working for new graduates?

Firstly, it can be difficult to turn the ‘work mode’ on and off, when there are reminders of your work, everywhere within your home.

Secondly, you must also consider your own safety; I may not mean physical safety, necessarily, (but could be a consideration) but what about any accusations that might be made against you? Unfortunately, we are living in such times, where this is becoming more prevalent.

The vast majority of my clients are very nice people but some, however, can be a little disturbed and I would not have been happy about these people knowing where I and my family live.  If similar people were to visit your home, are you risking you and your family’s safety?

Then, you must consider how your client would feel, too; quite often they are nervous for their first appointment and treatment session and to be invited to a stranger’s house (particularly of the opposite sex) may be very off-putting for them and may add to the nervousness and anxiety.

So, if you are planning to work from home, I would definitely recommend taking some time to consider the implications of this option.

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  1. Rent a room in an office or shop

This is how I started out many years ago; I had two small offices above an estate agents. I was quite fortunate as I had my own office door, a luxury some rented offices don’t provide.

This option is far more professional than working from home or doing home visits.

Some offices you may provide a waiting room, cleaners and, in some instances, have all utilities included in the rental, making budgeting your costs easier. Marketing can also be easier working from someone elses’ premises too, as they can help market you and in turn increase their own footfall.

But there are problems with this option, too; lone working is difficult, and dangerous as described above. If you want to see people out of hours then some places, particularly shops may have a problem letting members of the public in when the shop is closed.

Equally, if the shop or office allows you in out of hours there are security issues to consider. It could also prove potentially embarrassing, too, let alone costly if anything goes missing or gets broken; unfortunately, some of your clients may not be as well as others and if we are working with clients who have a disposition to take what isn’t theirs, you could be leaving ourselves wide open.

Noise can also be a problem, if your office is above a shop, for instance, sounds and chatter could migrate into he the office space.

Personally, I see this option as a half-way house between working in a professional clinic and working from home or doing home visits.

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  1. Offer A Mobile Service

Many professional hypnotherapists choose this option and it is clear to understand the advantages; there is no layout for room rent for you to practice within, you don’t have to invest in decorating it and you don’t have to invest in a fancy chair for your clients.

But there are several disadvantages and these are very similar to those for working from home, particularly with regard to your safety.

Another consideration is your pricing policy.  A client’s treatment session might last an hour, but you would have unpaid travelling time to consider, too. If, for instance, you have 3 clients in a day, say at £60 per client, and you have half an hour travelling time to, from and between these clients, you would have 3 hours of treatment and 2 hours travelling, reducing your hourly rate significantly down to £36 per hour, Then, deduct your travelling costs and your actual hourly rate is probably half what you charge you clients. If you were to choose to work from a clinic or your home, you would be able to treat more clients in a day and have much less travelling costs.

As with Home Working, I would definitely recommend you consider the pros and cons of this option very seriously, in particular, your safety; lone working is a risky business at the best of times and you can leave yourself wide open to all sorts of risks from harm through to various accusations.

After gaining your diploma in Hypnotherapy from Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, where will you work as a professional hypnotherapist

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If You Would Like More Information

If you would like to discuss these options with me, particularly working at The Devon Clinic, please give me a call on 07841 595960 or email me chris@fleethypnosis.com

Does Hypnotherapy work? It works to help people suffering from anxiety, stress, depression & other conditions
Does Hypnotherapy work? It works to help people suffering from anxiety, stress, depression & other conditions

Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Does Hypnotherapy work? It works to help people suffering from anxiety, stress, depression & other conditions

Do Hypnotherapy Treatments Work?

Can Hypnotherapy Really Improve Lives?

By Chris Fleet @hypno_teacher

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I am often asked these questions.

And, the simple answer is "Yes, hypnotherapy very definitely can work"

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I Have Been Helping People For 15 Years

I have been helping people for more than 15 years using hypnotherapy and hypnosis treatments. Many of these people had previously been long sufferers of depression, stress and anxiety and, for many years, had had the quality of their lives blighted until I treated them.

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Many Relate Hypnosis To 'The Swinging Watch'

Unfortunately, many think that hypnotherapy involves the classic 'Swinging Watch' that has often been demonstrated on stage at shows and, as a result, this makes people sceptical about its effectiveness.

A patient of mine, Lisa from Newton Abbot was sceptical, too, but after suffering with PTSD, anxiety and depression for many years and, after many other treatments had failed, she decided to try hypnotherapy.

I am very pleased to report that it has worked and life is very much better now for Lisa.

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Lisa's Story In Her Own Words

Lisa has written this piece, briefly describing her experience and she has given me permission to publish her words.

I love how she starts her piece:

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"Life gets better by change, not chance" 

"Life gets better by change, not chance

Hypnotherapy was the best decision I ever could have made!!

I had always been sceptical of hypnotherapy but after suffering with PTSD, anxiety, and depression for as long as I can remember, I decided in March 2019 that I had to try an alternative treatment to give myself a chance of finally getting better as my issues impacted on my life, relationships and my decisions.

Previous to hypnotherapy, I received mental health support, counselling and CBT but I didn't feel any of this worked for me. I was also prescribed multiple medications that included anti depressants (which I had been on for over 10 years), diazapam for anxiety and zoplicone for my sleeping issues.

Chris began the therapy by measuring my depression and anxiety levels which indicated that I was on a severe level. After 7 sessions of hypnotherapy, over a period of 4 months, both scores have significantly reduced to a normal level and I am proud to say that I am no longer taking medication that I relied on for many years and I am feeling the best I have ever felt. 😁

Thank you Chris for making me feel alive. I didn't know I had it in me to feel so good and stable. The difference in me is truly amazing! I am strong, confident, happy, positive and feel ready to take on whatever life throws at me. Things are finally good and I'm excited for the future.

Chris. You are amazing. Thank you xxx"

Does Hypnotherapy work? It works to help people suffering from anxiety, stress, depression & other conditions

Many thanks, Lisa, for letting me publish this and I am so pleased live is much better for you.

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If Lisa's Story Has Inspired You

If Lisa's story has inspire you to learn more about Hypnotherapy, maybe I can help you too.

 

Certificate & Diploma Hypnotherapy Training

As well as helping people using my Hypnotherapy treatments, I also run hypnotherapy courses, training others to become hypnotherapists, enabling them to help people like Lisa. 

My weekend Certificate in Hypnotherapy Course provides a good start and is the first module of The Diploma Course.

The 10 Module Accredited Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course provides students with the successful methods that I use to treat people;  graduates leave with a high level of competence, ready to practice hypnotherapy professionally. 

I also offer a FREE EVENING TRAINING SESSION where I provide a good insight into Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis and how these treatments can be used to improve lives. During the fun two hours, I give a hypnosis demonstration and provide details of my courses.

You can learn more by clicking the links below or by contacting me below.

Contact Chris Fleet

I would be very pleased to answer any questions that you may have about my Hypnotherapy Training and Hypnotherapy Courses.  Please contact me by completing our form below or by 'phoning 07841 595960.
I look forward to hearing from you, thank you for making contact.         

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Successful diploma students ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, offering Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Courses
Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, offering Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Courses

Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Case Study ~ Georgina Palmer

Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, offering Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Courses

Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Case Study.

Georgina Palmer

Gained Both A Certificate & Diploma In Hypnotherapy From The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy.

Written By Chris Fleet, UK Hypnotherapist & Hypnotherapy Trainer @hypno_teacher

"I can honestly say that since having hypnotherapy myself, I have a much healthier self esteem and a better sense of well being than I've ever had ..."  ~  Georgina Palmer

Georgina Palmer experienced hypnotherapy with myself and I was very pleased to learn that this helped her personally and it helped her to understand herself better.

The experience also helped her to realise the powers of hypnotherapy and that it can bring real benefits. 

June 2019 saw her successfully gain her Diploma In Hypnotherapy from the Devon School Of Hypnotherapy.  Georgina now plans to practice professionally as a hypnotherapist, helping people with addictions.

Below I include some nice words from Georgina, where she provides a short insight into her decision to study hypnotherapy at the Devon School Of Hypnotherapy.

Georgina Graduated In A Group Of 6

Successful diploma students ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, offering Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Courses

"My name is Georgina Palmer. I am 41, I've spent most of my working career as a Recruitment Consultant. 

I left this role to have children. I then worked form home as a nail technician and spray tanner whist my children were little. Neither of these career paths were a passion for me, they were purely about making money to pay the bills.

Although through these jobs and my personal life, I realised that people found it easy to talk to me and that my real passion is helping others to reach their full potential. I have had to overcome many hurdles in my own life, so I feel compassion and understanding of others comes naturally to me. 

I chose to study hypnotherapy as I was looking for a new challenge. I have always had a real interest in consciousness and what it is. I find it fascinating that we are driven by our subconscious without even being aware of it and how we can use this to our advantage to help heal and create healthy behaviours. 

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I Experienced Hypnotherapy With Chris Fleet

I have also had hypnotherapy with Chris Fleet myself and found it to be extremely helpful in releasing trapped emotions and unhelpful core beliefs. It helped me to gain a better understanding of myself and to realise what was holding me back.

I can honestly say that since having hypnotherapy myself, I have a much healthier self esteem and a better sense of well being than I've ever had. 

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This Ignites My Passion For Hypnotherapy

This just ignites my passion for hypnotherapy even more and my drive to use the techniques and skills I have learnt from Chris to help others overcome their blocks and reach their full potential. 

I chose to study at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy with Chris as when I was looking at the various courses available online, I read his personal statement on the website and something about it just resonated with me and he seemed real, rather than just being marketing jargon like many of the other websites.  

 

... One Of My Best Decisions

I'm really glad I did choose to study hypnotherapy with Chris, as both professionally and personally, I know this to be one of the best decisions I've made".

Many Thanks To Georgina

Many thanks to Georgina for providing me with this wonderful insight and thanks also for allowing me to publish her words here.

I was particularly pleased to read this piece:

"... as both professionally and personally I know this to be one of the best decisions I've made"

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Below I have included a short video featuring the successful Diploma Class of June 2019. Please take a look ...

Certificate & Diploma Hypnotherapy Training

I am very much hoping that this Hypnotherapy Training Case Study might inspire you, too, to maybe consider taking up hypnotherapy. 

My new Certificate & Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Courses run throughout the year. You can learn more by clicking the links below.

I also offer a FREE TRAINING SESSION where I provide a good insight into my courses and into Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis and how these can be used to improve lives. See below for details.

Contact Me

I would be very pleased to answer any questions you may have about our Hypnotherapy Training and Hypnotherapy Courses.  Please contact me by completing our form below or please 'phone me on 07841 595960.
I look forward to hearing from you, thank you for making contact.         

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Mark Honey Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Case Study at Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Case Study ~ Mark Honey

Mark Honey Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Case Study at Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Diploma Training Case Study.

Mark Honey

Gained A Certificate & Diploma In Hypnotherapy, Now Runs His Own Hypnotherapy Business.

Written By Chris Fleet, UK Hypnotherapist & Hypnotherapy Trainer @hypno_teacher

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Mark began his training with us some years ago.
He was very nervous, initially; it can be a little bit daunting learning a new skill with people you haven’t met before. However, one common trait amongst therapists is that we all want to help people and we work in small groups so he was very quickly put at ease by other group members who were all in the same boat.

 

Mark Was A Little Concerned Over Intensity Of The Course

Mark was slightly concerned over the intensity of the hypnotherapy course but I was able to speak with him before the start to the course and explained about the contents and what was involved and eased his mind over its intensity. 
Learning the art of hypnotherapy and hypnosis and training to become a Hypnotherapist, can be challenging but it is very doable for most people.
By the second day, Mark's nerves had eased and his confidence had visibly grown, and as we really dived into the practical side of hypnotising people, he flourished and he very quickly demonstrated that he was going to be a natural.
Mark Said He Liked Helping People & Hypnotherapy Was A Good Choice
Mark, being the type to help people improve their lives, thought Hypnotherapy was a good choice for him. Having initially studied The Certificate In Hypnotherapy Course, he went on to qualify as a hypnotherapist by proceeding to study The Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course. In this video, Mark talks to Chris about the courses and how they suited him and the style of presentation helped him to learn the techniques and methods involved.
This short video includes a good insight the courses from a student's prospective ... please view it to learn more.

 

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Students Are Encouraged To Choose A Niche

During the Certificate In Hypnotherapy Course, I encourage those who are considering taking up hypnotherapy as a career to think about which niche they would like to work in.

 

Mark is a runner and has been for quite some time, he has a keen interest in health and nutrition and was running mini boot camps in his home town of Plymouth.

 

It Was Sensible For Mark To Focus On Sports

It was only sensible for Mark to concentrate his hypnotherapy efforts on sports.
With his hypnotherapy business, Evolution Warrior, he works to help those suffering with problems such as anxiety and depression, he is now gaining a reputation for working with athletes, many of whom turn to running as a method of coping with depression and the like.
To learn more about Mark's Hypnotherapy Practice, please visit his website at http://evolutionwarrior.co.uk

Certificate & Diploma Hypnotherapy Training

I am very much hoping that this Hypnotherapy Training Case Study might inspire you, too, to maybe consider taking up hypnotherapy. 
My new Certificate & Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Courses start 15/16 June 2019. You can learn more by clicking the links below.
I also offer a FREE TRAINING SESSION where I provide a good insight into my courses and into Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis and how these can be used to improve lives. See below for details.

Contact Me

If you have any questions about my courses, I would be delighted to talk to you. 
Please ring 01803 500300, email: chris@fleethypnosis.com or contact me below.
Hypnotherapy Training Case Study: Nikki & Chris Hoare Studing For A Diploma In Hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy Training Case Study: Nikki & Chris Hoare Studing For A Diploma In Hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy Training Case Study: Nikki & Chris Hoare Studing For A Diploma In Hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy Training Case Study: Nikki & Chris Hoare Studing For A Diploma In Hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Training Case Study: Nikki & Chris Hoare

Hypnotherapy Training Case Study: Nikki & Chris Hoare Studing For A Diploma In Hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Training Case Study.

Nikki & Chris Hoare.

Gained A Certificate In Hypnotherapy, Now Both Are Studying For A Diploma In Hypnotherapy.

Written By Chris Fleet, UK Hypnotherapist & Hypnotherapy Trainer @hypno_teacher

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I am delighted to welcome husband and wife Nikki & Chris Hoare onto my Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Course for 2019.  Both successfully gained their Certificate In Hypnotherapy previously with me and decided to continue their training and to study for their Diploma.
Chris has fostered a life-long interest in hypnotherapy & hypnosis from the early age of 13.  He is well read and well educated in the subject and is now working to gain his Diploma so that he can practice professionally.
Chris passed his interest onto his wife Nikki and jointly they used hypnotherapy to aid the birth of their children and to lesson Nikki's labour pains.
They both have some way to go with their Diploma Training (at the time of writing this article) but each has summarised their journeys so far, in their own words, in this Hypnotherapy Training Case Study, starting with Chris Hoare.
Hypnotherapy Training Case Study: Nikki & Chris Hoare Studing For A Diploma In Hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
"My name is Chris Hoare and I have been interested in hypnosis and hypnotherapy since my early teens.
When I was 13 years old I was given a copy of Pears Cyclopaedia for Christmas. It was a book which had sections on a wide variety of topics, one of which was Psychology; it became the most dog-eared section. Within that section there was an article about hypnosis. I was fascinated and sought further information. I visited the Polytechnic Bookshop in Plymouth and bought a book entitled “The Theory and Practice of Hypnotism” by W.J.Ousby. I read it from cover to cover more times than I care to estimate. I learned and experimented with suggestion and suggestibility testing.
In trying to learn more I realised that the bookshops and the libraries were woefully short of anything to do with hypnosis. Undeterred I studied the works of Freud, Janet and Jung, although I quickly determined that Freud had problems himself. Nevertheless I got a decent grounding in the subconscious mind.
Later, as a business student, I found that the university library had what I needed and I learned more about trauma and hypnotherapy. I also read books on self hypnosis, although I had already learned that all hypnosis is in fact self hypnosis.
Years passed but I never stopped studying the subject. I worked in Birmingham Central Library for many years, eventually having the role of Business Adviser and Intellectual Property Adviser, but also using hypnotherapy to help my colleagues when requested. I studied an online hypnotherapy diploma course (I do not recommend it) but finally booked a place on a course at a Birmingham Hypnotherapy College. I earned a certificate of competence to practice Lesserian Curative Hypnotherapy, but still wanted to extend my knowledge and breadth of understanding and technique. Consequently, I am a student at the Devon School of Hypnotherapy throughout 2019, along with my wife Nikki.
I was fortunate to discover the books of C.Roy Hunter (a lovely guy), one of the foremost hypnotherapists in the US. I studied Parts Therapy under him as part of my Continued Professional Development, learned to further enhance my Hypnotic Regression Therapy techniques and set up in practice.
Of two things I am certain: firstly, you can never stop learning about hypnotherapy, and secondly, that article in Pears Cyclopaedia was so inaccurate that it should never have been printed, except for the fact that if it hadn't, you might not be reading this now."

Chris Hoare

I Urge Hypnotherapy Candidates To Choose A Niche To Practice In

During The Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Course, I urge candidates to think about the niche they would like to practice their hypnotherapy in, once qualified.
Nikki has 20 experience as a child care professional supporting families and here she describes how she would like to use her hypnotherapy qualification to continue and extend her career in this field.  
As part of this Hypnotherapy Training Case Study, Nikki describes in her own words, her future plans and her journey so far including insights into how Hypnotherapy has helped the birth of her children and her family as they grew up.
"My name is Nikki Hoare. My interest in hypnotherapy began with my husband sharing his interest with me over the years. We have spent many an hour talking about the different methods and types of hypnosis. He even shared some of the times he has used hypnosis.
We used hypnosis during childbirth to control my labour pains. My first experience was during labour of our first child as an epidural needle was inserted, even during a contraction. Again a few years later when we had twins we used hypnosis to prepare me for labour and provide pain control.
As our lives have moved on and our children have grown up, the time has come for me to take this interest further, to be able to help people find solutions within themselves and improve their lives. I started to make use of the wide range of books my husband has. I found the writings of C. Roy Hunter, a renowned hypnotherapist from America, really interesting and informative. When an opportunity came up to attend one of his workshops on Parts Therapy both my husband and I attended. This increased my interest further and I started to look for somewhere to study. I soon found Chris Fleet’s course at Fleet Hypnosis and decided that was the course for me with his belief in a client centred approach.
As the training progressed we have been encouraged to think about our own speciality. I come from a childcare background with 20 years experience as a childcare professional, providing support as well as childcare for the families I worked with. I am looking to be able to combine my experience with children with my hypnotherapy training as my career progresses, looking towards further training into hypnobirthing.
During their late teens two of our children were struggling with their sexuality, one identifying as homosexual and the other one identifying as transgender. We have been totally behind them both on their decisions and supported them as much as possible with the challenges they faced.  I will admit I think they have supported us just as much, if not more, with our open conversations.
This had lead me into looking at how I could use hypnotherapy to support others from the LGBTQ community and their families."

Nikki Hoare

Hypnotherapy Training Case Study: Nikki & Chris Hoare Studing For A Diploma In Hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy

Nikki & Chris Were Two Of A Successful Class Of Eight

Hypnotherapy Training Case Study: Nikki & Chris Hoare Studing For A Diploma In Hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
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.I have no doubts that both Nikki & Chris will progress well in the Diploma Course and I look forward to posting updates here of their achievements.
Nikki and Chris were two of eight successful candidates who gained their Certificates In Hypnotherapy in the class of February 2019.  I am very pleased to report all eight have decided to continue with their Diploma Training.
I shall be including further articles of some of these fine people at a later time.

 

Certificate & Diploma Hypnotherapy Training

I am very much hoping that this Hypnotherapy Training Case Study might inspire you, too, to maybe consider taking up hypnotherapy. 
I am continually running new Certificate & Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Courses throughout. You can learn more by clicking the links below.
I also offer a FREE TRAINING SESSION where I provide a good insight into my courses and into Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis and how these can be used to improve lives. See below for details.

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Dental Hypnotherapy

Dental Hypnotherapy

Some dentists are using dental hypnotherapy to calm patients before administering treatment.

Indian dentist Jyoti Oberoi recently published her 2014 study in the American Academy of Paediatric dentistry detailing her work with children.

Dr Oberoi, a city-based dentist, has come up with an innovative solution to children who have a fear of needles-hypnotherapy.

Her research on the method details the use of dental hypnotherapy in helping patients (specifically children), whose fears hold them back from receiving treatment.

“Despite the advances in technology, there is always fear among patients regarding the process and pain of dental treatment,” says Oberoi.

 

Dental Hypnotherapy Helps

The study consisted of 200 children aged 6-16 undergoing dental treatment. The group were split equally. One group was administered treatment without hypnosis, and the other group received hypnosis before treatment. The pulse rates of the children were monitored. The results showed that those that did not undergo hypnosis before treatment had elevated pulse rates in comparison to those that did. For those that received hypnosis, their pulse rates remained stable throughout treatment.

The results clearly show that hypnotherapy helps reduce anxiety, fear and pain in patients undergoing treatment.

Since the publication of this study, 64 doctors have gone on to conduct similar research studies into the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in similar settings.

 

How it works

When an anxious child comes into practice, a brief history is taken with regards to the child’s anxiety and fears of dental treatment. The child is encouraged to touch and explore the room in which the treatment will take place. Following this, a hypnotic script and suggestion are used to relax the patient before treatment commences.

 

Overcoming Dental Phobia

Once the fear element of an event has been removed, the treatment is pretty much straight forward. This is not to say that the use of hypnosis is a one-off event as it often takes a few sessions for the suggestions to plant themselves into the subconscious.

Hypnotherapy is an art and science approach which can be used to overcome psychological issues. It can significantly benefit in reducing pain and allow individuals to receive treatment/s otherwise restricted though phobias, fear and anxiety.

 

Enhancing Your Career

During your working life, you will attend various training courses to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments.

Have you ever thought about adding hypnotherapy to enhance your current career like Dr Oberoi?

As mentioned in this blog, hypnotherapy can be used to help people overcome barriers in their lives.  Perhaps your career could benefit from adding hypnotherapy to your skillset so that you too can help people access the treatment they might otherwise avoid through fear and anxiety.

If you would like to know more, please contact us using the form below.

Alternatively, telephone 01803 500300 to speak to us directly.

 

 

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hypnotherapy The New Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment?

 

MedUni Vienna states that hypnotherapy is still one of the most effective treatments of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

 

For those suffering stress-related IBS they have a distinctive microbial signature in their gut. Studies in MedUni, Austria, has found holistic therapy, typically hypnotherapy is significantly more effective in treating IBS than symptomatic or probiotic treatment alone.

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment

The condition manifests by a range of digestive problems including bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, inflammation and general unease. It is estimated that the Western population is affected by 10-20%.

Upon diagnosis, often a set of probiotics is prescribed, but gut-directed hypnotherapy also alleviates symptoms. There continues to be a lot of research into gastrointestinal flora to track the cause of this condition.

 

Psychologically distressed IBS Sufferers

Using stress questionnaires and stool samples have shown a direct correlation of gut bacteria and psychological distress. This has validated the importance of the gut-brain axis, which is the relationship between the gut microbiome and the mine.

It is for this reason that many approaches focus on restoring gut flora using probiotic diets. However, Moser’s Study Group (MedUni), a holistic, psychosomatic approach works better-hypnotherapy.

Clients who have undergone hypnotherapy showed significant alleviation of symptoms. This did not alter the composition of their gut bacteria. Further studies need to be conducted to discover whether something has changed on another level, such as bacterial metabolism as the original gut flora has remained the same throughout the process.

 

Hypnotherapy Up To 70% More Successful

Up to 70% of those treated with hypnotherapy responded positively. The percentage for purely symptomatic or probiotic nutritional therapies is much lower.

The holistic approach to treating IBS with hypnotherapy will continue to offer the best results in the immediate future.

 

“The influence of the gut microbiome on the mind and nervous system is an exciting field of research. However, purely biological approaches are insufficient for the treatment of IBS, which also requires psychosocial approaches, which are currently much more successful for patients.

People with severe IBS are often suffering from trauma or are under enormous stress and require integrated psychosomatic treatment.” Moser

 

Mental Health Football
Mental Health Football

Football Players seeking Support For Mental Health

Recent figures show that more players are seeking support for mental health from the PFA

 

Mental Health Football

278 more current and former football players than in 2018 have or are accessing therapy.

 

Football Association’s Prince William has spoken out, criticising football clubs for their attitude towards the mental health of their players.

“Once you would never show any weakness, but they now realise it’s not weak to talk about things.” Michael Bennett, Union Heat of Welfare.

Footballers have to deal with a lot, injuries, transitions in and out of the game, transfers, going on loan, isolation, rejection, financial worries, addiction, and so on. It isn’t a wonder their mental health takes a bashing, and they need support. For far too long now players have fallen under the radar until they hit the tabloids all the while, suffering in silence.

Several high-profile players have spoken candidly about their battles with mental health, addiction and their path to recovery. They hope that by speaking out that others in their position feel able to seek professional support and remove the stigma once and for all.

 

Gambling

 

Mental Health Football

 

Most people think young football players earn £5000 a week; therefore, it doesn’t matter. The truth is it’s more like £500 in leagues one and two.

 

Despite more awareness among clubs regarding mental health, other issues such as gambling are causing grave new concerns.

“It used to be betting shops and card schools, but now it’s virtual casinos and gambling on your phone.” Michael Bennett

Gambling opportunities are everywhere, and you would be hard fast not to see an opportunity in every direction in which you turn. Sometimes you don’t even have to move an inch and yet you’ve seen five adverts in the space of 30 minutes just by watching television. Clicked on social media? Another goodness knows how many in a matter of seconds. How many gambling establishments-shops, casinos, corner shops offering the lottery-or advertisements for bingo did you see on your daily commute? It seems we cannot escape them.

Granted they cannot gamble in the traditional way of purchasing scratch cards, entering casinos and betting shops but they can play online. You only have to tick a box to say that you are 18 and you have instant access. The problem with online gambling is that it doesn’t feel or look like real money, so when you lose, you don’t feel like you have lost anything in the real world.

December 2018, Brittan’s biggest gambling companies confirmed plans to ban television betting adverts during pre-watershed live sports.

Jeff Whitley, former Manchester City, and Northern Ireland Player and member of the welfare team at the PFA, says gambling provides a new challenge for the sport.  Having himself struggled with drink and drug addiction: :

“With gambling, you don’t have to go to the bookies; it’s a very secretive addiction. People just need their mobile phones. It’s different from alcohol or drugs, which you can see or smell when players come into the club. With gambling, people can put a mask on. It can be months before anyone would know they’re struggling.”

 

If you would like to talk about anything mentioned in this article, contact us for your free consultation with Chris Fleet.

 

Self Hypnosis
Self Hypnosis

Self-Hypnosis Happiness

Self-hypnosis could help you to overcome difficult issues and situations in areas of your daily life.

Self HypnosisFor some, the idea of hypnosis conjures images of magicians telling us to “sleep” before “clucking” across a stage like some performing puppet. In stark contrast, hypnotherapy is quite the opposite.

Hypnotherapy has been recognised as a talking therapy by the British Psychological Society and considered a useful treatment for anxiety, addiction, IBS, fears, and phobias.

Celebrities Lilly Allen and Geri Horner have turned to hypnotherapists to lose weight, and Kate Middleton reportedly used hypnobirthing to aid labour pain.

We can all use self-hypnosis to get ahead-be it to ace a presentation, stick to those gym goals or feel less stressed.

The unconscious mind is incredibly powerful, and by using it, you can use it to your advantage.

The idea of hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis is to induce a mild trance-meaning a relaxed state. This state is similar to when our minds wander off or when we switch to autopilot. An example of this is the morning commute. Whether you dive or take public transport: you are fully aware of how you got to your destination, but you don’t quite recall the entire journey. It is during this period that suggestions are introduced. These suggestions are of things that we would like to change, such as feeling more positive, less afraid of something, and more confident in our ability.

It is estimated that the unconscious mind governs up to 90% of behaviour. It is during this relaxed hypnotic state we are more open to accepting these suggestions.

Self Hypnosis

Think of the brain as a computer. It is not the computer itself that’s the problem, it is the software programme that has the bug. Hypnotherapy aims to fix the bug allowing the application to run efficiently once again.

 

 

Work Smarter

If you have a presentation or a speech coming up, it is only natural that you worry something may go wrong or merely push it to the back of your mind.

Instead, try self-hypnosis to focus on it going well. In this context, self-hypnosis works like a powerful short cut to build skills in an area you are not confident about.

 

Super-charge your health

Hypnotherapy with a trained professional has been found to help an array of physical conditions from aches and pains to insomnia.

A recent study in the Netherlands found that six sessions of hypnotherapy were more effective for IBS than standard supportive care. 40% of hypnotherapy patients reporting relief from symptoms, often for several months afterwards.

When aiming to lose weight or lead a healthy lifestyle, the use of hypnosis can improve results through changing a persons’ mindset.

Research has shown that those who regularly use self-hypnosis techniques before eating felt more full than those who hadn’t.

Using hypnosis and hypnotherapy for your health and fitness is about making definable aims that are achievable and maintainable.

 

Contact us today for your FREE consultation and see how self-hypnosis can benefit you.