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Driving Confidence with Hypnotherapy

Driving Confidence with Hypnotherapy

Driving Confidence with Hypnotherapy

“I can highly recommend Chris Fleet as a hypnotherapist.

Without his help, I don’t think I would ever have passed my driving test. His relaxing, calm nature combined with his professional and perceptive approach instantly made me feel safe. I had been trying to get my driver’s licence for over a year with each failed test making my anxiety even worse. While my instructor was happy with my driving skills and I had consistently driven the test routes without ‘failing’ within our lessons, I was overcome by anxiety as soon as I arrived at the test centre for an actual test. The last one was taken prior to seeing Chris saw me shaking and crying even before getting into the car!


This was an unknown experience for me never before having been subject to such high levels of anxiety with any kind of test. Having lived in cities my whole life before moving to Devon I’d not needed a licence but now I was living on Dartmoor and not having the ability to drive was having a huge impact on my ability to work and to build relationships. I began to see the difference almost immediately after seeing Chris. I was a lot calmer in the car in my lessons, more able to let go of tension if something didn’t go perfectly and I started to almost enjoy the experience. With each session with Chris, I felt more and more confident at being able to pass my test. Chris was able to help me see what my major blocks were, take me through these so I was able to imagine actually passing my test, gave me belief in myself, helped me understand my learning style, gave me tools with which to take into the test situation itself, and provided me with a deeper understanding of what was making my anxiety so high and ways in which to release that anxiety.

Simple and Painless

And it was all so simple and painless. Each session with Chris left me feeling more relaxed and much more confident in my daily life. Some of the tools and information he gave me I still use in my daily life. And I passed my test! I drive almost every day now, have been able to get a job I enjoy because I’m no longer limited by what public transport options are available to me, have expanded my social life and take advantage of living in such beautiful area with trips to the beach, the woods and the moor. I can even go to a late screening of a movie!

I’ve never been the greatest at asking for help but going to Chris was one of the best things I’ve done. I was initially a little sceptical of hypnotherapy as I wasn’t sure if I could trust someone enough to accept the ‘suggestions’. However, in our first session, Chris took the time to take me through what hypnotherapy actually is, how it works and assured me that I was still completely in control. His manner and professionalism enabled me to step into a place of trust easily and throughout the process, I felt comfortable sharing what my fears were and to be honest about what I was finding difficult. At every step, I felt completely able to stop the work and was conscious of what was going on.

I can highly recommend Chris as a hypnotherapist and hope that more people get to experience his work.”

Erica Lowe

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Smoking Cessation: A Case Study of Parts Therapy

By Chris Fleet, top UK Hypnotherapist, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy


“I really want to stop smoking but there is a part of me that just keeps making me want to smoke.”

How many times, as a smoker have you said this?

How many times as a hypnotherapist have I heard this?

Perhaps not related to smoking but most can add their slant on the statement; I really want to stop…. [worrying, stressing, over/under eating, picking nails/skin, drinking, gambling, using illicit drugs, etc.]….but there is a part of me that just wants to carry one. This is something that is common to us all.

Parts therapy is a great way of finding a resolution for this dilemma. Of course, as with everything there are drawbacks and caveats but overall it is a very good way of dealing with the hidden reasons as to why we feel the need to do these things.


A client named ‘Mandy’ (not her real name), came to see me last month. Now, Mandy had stopped smoking several times before but had always started up again.

The first time she came to see me I realised that her treatment would not be a simple case of direct suggestion. To begin with, I used my normal first-time techniques; Fork in the path, the smoke-filled room, coping to master, future packing, and ego boosting. Mandy responded somewhat but I was not convinced that she was being compliant. Mandy passed the hypnosis tests I gave her -her hands were stuck together, but something just didn’t quite sit right with me.

Second Appointment

At her second appointment, Mandy had cut down the number of cigarettes, but she was still smoking.  I asked her how hypnotised she felt using a scale of 1-10. She reported that she felt it was between a 5 or 6 – this is not a good measure for the standards I uphold. I explained to her how it would be much easier during this session as there would be less trepidation since she knew what would/wouldn’t happen. Mandy responded much better during this session. After a while, you can sense how individuals are doing and despite doing better she could have gone further still.

Parts Therapy

The thing with parts therapy is that it can not be forced. As much as she had gone deeper this time, I sensed that if I’d have pushed her to start talking, her conscious mind would kick in and I would be talking to the rider and not the horse again –see horse and rider analogy.

smokingWe practised a technique I personally developed called ‘Visual Parts’. Whilst it is not as strong as full parts therapy session(s), it is still effective and useful particularly for those that struggle to talk in hypnosis without bringing their analytical mind to the fore.

At the end of the session, it was arranged for Mandy to come back the following week on the understanding that she could always cancel if she did not need the session.

Mandy’s biggest test was the night of her second session as she was socialising where alcohol would be involved, and this was her biggest trigger.

Mandy did cancel her third appointment. I did fear the worst because I knew deep down that we had not reached the crux of the matter with her smoking.


Two and a half weeks after her first session she came in for that third session. She had done really well and had only caved when she attended a party. Mandy’s logic behind smoking that night was that she had manged to stop so she could have that night of smoking and merely stop again the next day. Unfortunately, it did not work out that way and she began smoking again, although not nearly as much.

This time Mandy went very deep and we ran through a full parts therapy session where I accessed the part of her mind that wanted to smoke and the part that didn’t. The session did not run smoothly, although Mandy was not aware of this, as there was a stand off between the two parts-one part wanted to smoke and the other didn’t. After a period of time it was discovered that smoking was used as a way of taking a break and releasing tension.  As the session progressed we found other ways for Mandy to have that break and release.

Then we hit upon another problem when checking with her subconscious; we discovered another part that still wanted to smoke.

We accessed this part of her psyche and it said it enjoyed it. I asked if it enjoyed the taste? No, it didn’t. Did it like the smell? No, it didn’t. Did it like the act of making a roll-up and smoking it? No, it did not. Did it enjoy anything about smoking? Yes. It enjoyed the freedom it bought.

Immediately you could see the transformation on her face when she realised this. We then used this desire for freedom to turn things around.

As a therapist, you need to be very careful with your terminology because freedom can mean many things to different people.

We steered the conversation to Mandy having the freedom to choose between being the best mum she could be or someone who surrendered her freedom by doing exactly what the marketing people tell her to do and smoke.

We used her determination to have freedom by giving her the option to prove to herself how much freedom she had by remaining smoke-free. After all, it was her rebellious streak that made her smoke in the first place and it was using that same streak that enabled her to remain smoke-free.

Whenever you get the chance to help someone, be it a paying client or someone close, find out why it is they do something at a very deep level. You can then use that same reason in a more positive manner.

Parts therapy is an integral part of the hypnotherapy training I offer at The Devon School of Hypnotherapy. For those who have already trained with me will know, it will stand you head and shoulders above all hypnotherapists.



If you would like further information relating to hypnotherapy treatment and/or training please contact me on 01803 500300 or email

The Trainer

Gain A Diploma In Hypnotherapy, Alison De Matos With Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

There are tens of thousands of hypnotherapy trainers worldwide teaching a wide variety of students millions of variations on traditional techniques, so what should you be asking the course trainer?

Are they a qualified hypnotherapist and are they qualified to teach?

This may sound silly, but there are some out there masquerading as something they are not, and the field of hypnotherapy is no stranger to impostors. Ask the tutor for proof of their credentials and affiliations to professional bodies. Genuine trainers will not think twice about showing/telling you their qualifications and affiliations. If a trainer shies away from proving their professional credentials step well always from their institute because more than likely they are fake and will take your money without a second thought.


Here is an example of two nationally registered qualifications our tutor holds;

The Devon School of Hypnotherapy proudly lists Tutor Chris Fleet’s qualifications on our website.


Can they teach and what are their methods?

Hypnotherapists are great at demonstrating the practical side of hypnotherapy, but can they actually teach the theory just as well? There are numerous teaching methods out there and it is not a case of one method suits all, much like learners (students).


Types of learners;

  • Spatial (visual) Learners prefer using images, pictures and spatial understanding
  • Aural (Auditory) Learners prefer using music and sound
  • Linguistic (Verbal) Learners prefers using words in both speech and writing
  • Kinesthetic (Physical) Learners prefers using their body, hands and a sense of physical touch.


Teaching methods vary greatly depending on the personality of the tutor, the educational setting, the range and students and pace of progression. As a general rule of thumb trainers need to remain professional yet approachable, and friendly yet able to step in when deadlines need to be met.

Unless you have taken a course with this tutor before there is not sure-fire way in which you will be able to tell their exact teaching methods but there are ways in which you can gauge an accurate description. If you know someone who has taken the course, you can directly ask them. If the course and school is new to you then you can read reviews and feedback from their website and social media pages or directly ask to speak to a previous/current student.


We hope this short quide has answered some of your questions. If you would like more information or have further questions please do contact us and we will do our best to answer.


GHSC - The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, accredited practitioner, Chris Fleet, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
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“I want to train as a hypnotherapist”

“I want to train to be a hypnotherapist but there are so many out there, how do I know where to go?”

This is a common question many people come to us with and so we have decided to write a blog to answer as much as we can relating to training to become a hypnotherapist. If we have missed something, please get in touch so we can add it.

Hypnotherapy Titles

This one confuses a lot of people. Typically, we get asked; what is the difference between a hypnotherapist and a clinical hypnotherapist? The truth, absolutely nothing. A hypnotherapist uses psychotherapy techniques and hypnosis to enhance the effectiveness of the session. A clinical hypnotherapist is a regular hypnotherapist that uses hypnotherapy for clinical reasons (treatment of medical conditions such as pain, anxiety, depression and addiction). This is not to say that regular hypnotherapists are not doing the same, they are but without the label.

To take it out of context; let’s say you bought a branded cereal and a budget one. In a blind taste test, would you really be able to taste the difference? Probably not, and that is the difference between a hypnotherapist and a clinical hypnotherapist-one has a fancy name, the other does not.

Note: Hypnotherapy is an unregulated profession in the UK with the exception of hypnosis for entertainment purposes or “stage hypnosis” (hypnotism Act 1952), so technically you can call yourself what you like.


Course Titles

There are a whole host of schools and educational facilities out there offering an array of hypnosis and hypnotherapy training ranging from one day to one year. Are you looking for self-study or a training centre? Are you looking to zone in on a specific area or broaden your horizon? Are you looking for a hobby or a change of career? Whichever it is the main difference in these courses is what you get at the end-do you want a certificate of achievement or do you want a nationally recognised qualification with real practical value?

For example; a one-day hypnotherapy or hypnosis course (regardless of accreditation level) will give you valuable skills in learning about your subconscious but it will not teach you the art and science of becoming a professional hypnotherapist.

The level of course you chose depends entirely on how far you wish to take your training.


The Devon School of Hypnotherapy offers four levels of training;

  Self-Hypnosis -A one day course that teaches you the inner workings of your mind. During this course you will also be taught introductory Cognitive Behavioral   Therapy or CBT and how to talk to yourself in a positive manner.

  Certificate in Hypnotherapy (Sometimes known at Hyp Cert) –A two-day course, typically over one weekend. This course will teach you how to put someone in   and out of hypnosis in a safely. The majority of this course is practical teaching you the different types of inductions from gentle permissive through to more   dramatic ‘snap’ or instant.

  Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Sometimes known as Dip Hyp, GQHP) – A ten-month course, typically one weekend per month. This course contains practical,   theory and written content including setting up and maintaining your own practice. Successful completion of this course enables you to practice as a fully qualified   hypnotherapist with registration to professional bodies. This course is regulated and accredited by the GHSC, Brittan’s hypnotherapy governing body.

  Continued Professional Development (known as CPD) – One off annual training sessions held throughout the year for qualified hypnotherapists to enable   them to develop and maintain professional levels of conduct, enhance skillsets, and remain up to date with the laws relating to hypnotherapy and hypnotherapy   practice.


Should you choose to be a professional hypnotherapist it is important to remember that your training must be accredited and recognised by the professional governing bodies.



  1. Is the course/training externally accredited?

As mentioned above, accreditation really depends on how far you would like to take your training. If your aim is to become a professional hypnotherapist, professionally accredited training is a must.

The main UK accreditation body for hypnotherapy is the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.

Here at The Devon School of Hypnotherapy our Diploma course holds accreditation from both the GHSC and GHR.

GHR - The General Hypnotherapy Registry, Acknowledged Supervisor, Chris Fleet, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
GHSC - The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, accredited practitioner, Chris Fleet, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy


  1. Does the course meet the core curriculum requirements?

The Diploma in Hypnotherapy requires 450 hours of training as noted in section 12 of the core curriculum. This is to include 120 guided learning hours-this means in-house training/training with a tutor.

The Devon School of Hypnotherapy offers 170 hours of in-house training-30% more than recommended to ensure students gain the best skill set possible.

You can download the PDF Core Curriculum here


  1. Does it blend with the real world?

Are the skills (theory and practical) relevant to today’s world? There is no value in learning out of date methods that are only relatable to generations past. Ask the provider to give you real time examples of how their course relates directly to modern life-do they work with modern addictions such as smartphones and shopping? Do they tackle smoking and food related issues? Do they promote growth and self-worth? And if so, how?

Here is a short case study example form our tutor relating to smoking and parts therapy.


  1. Course Length

We know that the core requirement is 450 hours but over what time length? The answer to this question is not straight forward.

Scenario One: 7-Day Intensive Accredited Diploma course

It ticks all the boxes, it is accredited, covers all the required modules, tests and hours. Congratulations, you are now a fully qualified hypnotherapist! How much of what you were taught on Monday morning are you remembering Sunday night?

Very short intensive courses are a quick way to gain a qualification, but the reality is that you are unlikely to retain much information.


Scenario Two: 5 Year Degree in Hypnotherapy

Less than 1% (yes, that is correct), of hypnotherapists in practice have a degree in hypnotherapy. For some having that degree is very important but for the vast majority the ability, confidence and competence to actually help others far outweighs the ability to write a good academic paper.

In essence, the answer is up to you. The time scale really depends on you the learner and how much time you have to give to learning hypnotherapy.

  1. Does it teach to you adapt?

A hundred people can present to you with the same problem with a thousand different causes and effects. Does this course only teach set scripts, or do they teach you how to adapt them to benefit the individual?


  1. Are there tests or exams?

Does the course require you to pass modules, tests and examinations, both written and practical? If the answer is no, then alarms bells should sound because these are vital components of the Diploma in hypnotherapy. A piece of paper to stating a qualification is just that, but physical evidence such as a learner’s practical journal of progress, modules and examinations passed contain proof not only of knowledge but of experience.


  1. What sets them aside from everyone else?

What aspect of their course stands taller than all the others out there? It could be; Location, digital /telephone/1-1 support, accreditations, results and success rates, feedback, Learner style, post qualification support, CPD training, feedback, perhaps they keep in touch or send clients to help you get started. It does not matter which aspect makes them stand out to you as long as they have all of their credentials in place you can be sure of what you are signing up for is a genuine, value for money course.

You can check the validation of Hypnotherapy schools and tutors on the GHSC website

Here are ours;

The Devon School of Hypnotherapy

Tutor Chris Fleet


Click HERE for our follow on blog relating to tutors


Mark Redfearn Hypnotherapy Case Study ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
Testimonial Mark Redfearn ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Mark gained a Diploma In Hypnotherapy & now has started his own Hypnotherapy business
Liz Hornby & Her Diploma In Hypnotherapy From The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
Gain A Diploma In Hypnotherapy, Alison De Matos With Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Mark Redfearn Hypnotherapy Case Study

Mark Redfearn, Case Study ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Gained Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy & started his own business.

Mark Redfearn Hypnotherapy Case Study

Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Before Starting His Own Hypnotherapy Services


Testimonial Mark Redfearn ~ Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Mark gained a Diploma In Hypnotherapy & now has started his own Hypnotherapy business
Our Mark Redfearn Hypnotherapy Case Study is an inspiring story describing how despite having to look after his son at home, he managed to study and pass the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Course with a high grade and then go onto start his own successful hypnotherapy business alongside his other taxi driving business.

It Was Just Before Christmas

It was just before Christmas, a couple of years ago, and Mark rang to say he was interested in learning about hypnotherapy and hypnosis and to learn how it could help people with life affecting conditions.
But, before signing up on our course, he wanted to know more about the training and how it would work.
Meeting in a nice pub and, over a pint, we discussed the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course and I was able to answer all his questions.
The Diploma course comprises 10 modules over 10 months and Mark, due to life pressures, had one major concern about missing a module, or part of the course, and whether he would be able to catch up. He also enquired about further training after the course finished.
But, more than anything, though, I think he wanted to make sure I was someone he could get on with.
That is a massive thing for anyone considering a training course.
If you don’t like or get on with your trainer then it’s going to be a tough time for both the trainee and the trainer.


Mark Is A Single Parent

Mark is a single parent and this responsibility limited his working hours around school hours and school terms.
At the time of our meeting, he was working as a taxi driver and as a trained masseuse. Both allowed him to work flexibly around bringing up his son.
We discussed the possibility of adding hypnotherapy into his working week; the fact that Mark would be able to earn an extra £120 a week, just for seeing a couple of clients per week certainly seemed appealing to him.
But, above all else, he liked the idea of helping other people improve their lives and he could see hypnotherapy as a great way of doing just that.
He is that sort of person.


Mark Signed Up For The Course

He signed up for the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course and he took to it straight away.
It was obvious after the first weekend that it was something that his demeanour and manner was well suited to. He has a calm and a relaxed nature and, above all, he is someone you feel you could trust.
Following a good start, Mark started to encounter a few problems.
Part way through the second module, Mark received a phone call saying that his son had been taken ill. Mark had to leave half way through the first day of the module.
The next day he returned but, unfortunately, he was called away again.
From a technical point of view, that is not necessarily a problem because the minimum classroom hours required for the full Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course is 120 hours and our course includes a minimum of 160 hours.
But from a practical point of view, Mark was missing a vital part of the training.


Mark Is Not The First Person To Have Experienced This Problem

Mark is not the first person to experience this problem and he will not be the last.
It is easy to fix.
At The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, if we know that someone is going to be absent for one day of a module, we can include the practical part of the training into the day that they are present and they can catch up on the theory later.
Alternatively, if they are going to be away for the whole module, then I am happy to catch up with them 1-2-1 training, at a later time (obviously within reason).
We helped Mark catch by coming in extra, one evening. He lives about 15 miles from the School, so this was possible.
For anyone, living further away, it is possible to carry out the training via Skype.

Mark Considered Deferring The Course

At one stage, Mark’s home life was getting in the way of his training and he even considered deferring the course for a year.
But thankfully, he decided to carry on and, after a while, he began to fly through the course.
He just got it.

He Has Common Sense And Desire To Help Others

In many ways, he is similar to me; neither of us are straight ‘A’ grade University students (I spent my early working years on building sites), but we both have common sense and a desire to help others.
These ingredients are fundamentally important and, with these in place, the course then becomes relatively simple.
The penultimate module of the course consists of a practical text.
Mark was very calm and relaxed in a situation which may have phased a more competent hypnotherapist, but he passed both sets of exams (practical and written) with ease, scoring more than 90%.

Mark Is Doing Well Now

Routinely, I like to catch up with students on a regular basis and recently he told me he was doing very well as a fully qualified hypnotherapist.
He is still working as a taxi driver BUT now instead of using his taxi service just as a means of income, he is using it as a means to advertise his hypnotherapy skills and to spread the word about his new business …
Meeting many people gives him the ability and opportunity to say “Hi, I’m xxxxx … and I’ve just trained as a hypnotherapist”
Approximately one third of the population will have no interest, one third won’t care, but one third will be fascinated and intrigued.
It’s that 33% that may spread the word about him and may even use his services.


Mark Is On His Way To Cracking It.

I’m confident that in a short space of time, more and more people will become aware of his hypnotherapy services and he will reach a tipping point where he earns more money doing his part time job than his full-time job.

When your part time job is something that you love and pays more than your full time job, you know you’ve cracked it ...



Chris Fleet, top UK accredited Hypnotherapist & Hypnotherapy Trainer for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Final Word From Chris Fleet

Mark, like many students, did find parts of the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course challenging, particularly when he had to miss parts due to his son not being well.  But he was able to catch up and ultimately flourished, finishing with a good grade.


The Courses Are Designed To Allow Time For The Students

The courses are designed to be flexible when students find certain parts challenging and even when time is lost due to personal circumstances, as in Mark's case.
The big advantage of studying in a small group, everyone works to support each other.
My goal is always to make sure everyone can work successfully towards to gaining their qualification, whatever their personal circumstances are.    


If You Wish To Know More

If you would like to know more about my courses, I offer a FREE ONE HOUR CONSULTATION at my Devon Clinic, by SKYPE or by 'phone, whichever is best for you.
Then, I would be able to explain everything fully for you and be able to answer all your questions.
Please book your FREE CONSULTATION by ringing 01803 500300, emailing or by contacting me below:

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Briggs-Myers Personality Quiz

The Myers Briggs personality test is based on the work of Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. The development of the test occurred in the 1940s and itself was built upon the research performed by Carl Jung in the 1920s. The test is based on a series of questions that gather information on how a person usually responds and relates to various situations.

The answers to these questions are collated to determine the person’s personality type. Important insights can be gained by understanding personality types, such as potential career choices, better romantic and friendship links and paths to personal growth.

Tests that draw on this method sort people into one of sixteen different types which are organized by four pairs of opposite traits :

  • Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I)
  • Sensing (S) and Intuition (N)
  • Thinking (T) and Feeling (F)
  • Judging (J) and Perceiving (P)

One of each pair is taken and combined to create a 4-letter abbreviation for each personality type e.g. :

INFP: Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F) and Perception (P)

ESTJ: Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Thinking (T) and Judgment (J)

Everyone experiences both traits in each pair, but usually one is more dominant than the other in this personality test.


Extraversion (E)

Extraverts are energized when in the company of other people. Extraverts like speaking their minds and thrive in social situations. They are usually popular and well-liked by other people. Extraverts may feel down and become drained if they’re not in the company of others for too long.

Introversion (I)

Introverted people are quiet, reserved, and more comfortable being alone. Introverts prefer to rely on themselves for entertainment rather than seeking interaction with others. They are usually self-sufficient and would rather work alone than in a group.

Sensing (S)

Sensing individuals place great emphasis on what they see, touch and experience in the real world. Prioritizing facts and practicality, they prefer not to deal with philosophical ideas or introspective ponderings. They would rather focus on what they can concretely experience with their senses.

Intuition (N)

Intuitive individuals put emphasis on imagination and ideas. They tend to prioritize introspection and dreaming and sometimes feel like they do not belong or live in the real world. Intuitive people are inward-focused and prefer living in their own heads. They tend to lean towards allusions, read between the lines, and analyze things in great depth.

Thinking (T)

Thinking individuals are objective, rational, and logical. Their decisions and actions are usually governed more by their minds than by their hearts.  Feelings are not their main priority, and they can hide their emotions well. They prioritize facts over feelings.

Feeling (F)

Individuals with the Feeling trait care more about emotions and expressing them than what is deemed rational or logical. This does not mean that they are irrational but that they are more likely to express their emotions. Those who focus on feelings and expressions of emotion tend to be more open-minded, vocal, empathetic, and sensitive.

Judging (J)

Those with the Judging trait tend to strategize and plan before they act. They prefer a thought-out plan to ‘going with the flow’. They are organized, reliable, responsible, and have very good work ethics.  They are likely to commit to future plans but may forget to live in the present.

Perceiving (P)

People who have the Perceiving trait value their sense of freedom. They do not want to be tied down to a specific activity or commitment. They are excellent at spotting new opportunities. They are good with improvisation, even in emergency situations. They take life as it comes and feel unhappy if forced to stick to a schedule.

Each whole personality type is more than the sum of its traits. In addition to each of the four main traits of each personality, further insights from the test emerge when the combination of those traits are taken into consideration.

For instance, a person with Thinking (T) and Intuition (N) will behave differently than someone with Thinking (T) and Sensing (S).

Take our quiz starting below to find out your Personality Type.




Are You Stressed?

Everyone reacts to stress in their own way. No single stress test can provide you with a detailed diagnosis of your stress levels but they can give you an overview. For an in-depth analysis, please see a Stress Management professional.

Answer all questions by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Select ‘Yes’ even if only part of the statement applies to you. Take your time and please be completely honest with your answers :

Drivers Quiz

Drivers are unconscious internal pressures that make us do things a certain way. They are sometimes unhelpful or inappropriate in achieving tasks as they tend to strive to satisfy inner needs rather than the needs of the task at hand.

Whilst any combination of results is possible there tends to be stronger, mid-range and weaker drivers. These drivers are called ‘Be Perfect’, ‘Hurry Up’, ‘Please Others’, ‘Be Strong’ and ‘Try Hard’. Whilst some seem to be at odds with each other, such as strong ‘Be Perfect’ and strong ‘Hurry Up’, they are a possible combination.

Take our test to get an indication of what your drivers are.

GHR - The General Hypnotherapy Registry, Acknowledged Supervisor, Chris Fleet, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
Liz Hornby, Hypnotherapist, E H Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Reiki
Case Study ~ Liz Hornby, Hypnotherapist, E H Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Reiki

Liz Hornby ~ Case Study

Case Study ~ Liz Hornby, Hypnotherapist, E H Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Reiki

Liz Hornby

Dip. Hyp., Reiki Master

Hypnotherapy Case Study

Liz Hornby Gained A Certificate In Hypnotherapy & A Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Before Starting Her Own Hypnotherapy Practice

Liz Hornby studied hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy.  She gained both the Certificate and Diploma In Hypnotherapy.
She subsequently went on to open her own Hypnotherapy Practice, EH Therapy in Maidenhead, Berkshire and now specialises in Hypnotherapy and Reiki.
This is her story, as written by Hypnotherapist Chris Fleet.


“I cannot recommend this course, and Chris, highly enough. If you are in any doubt, go along to the taster (Certificate In Hypnotherapy) weekend because I’ll bet you anything you will find yourself wanting to take things further”

Liz Hornby


Liz and I have ‘almost’ known each other for decades through mutual friends.

A few years ago, one of our mutual friends attended a self-hypnosis workshop that I was running at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy Training and she brought Liz along too.
Subsequent to that event, we stayed in touch as Liz was considering a change of career and wanted to work with people rather than having an office-based administration job.
After much deliberation, Liz opted to train as a counsellor, as working in a practical vocation helping other people appealed to her. But having studied for a year, she didn’t feel as though the treatments she was being trained for were ‘offering solutions’ to her clients.
She started to look at alternative treatments that would be more aligned to her personal mission of wanting to help people improve their lives.


Liz Attended My Certificate In Hypnotherapy Training Course

Liz decided to attend my Certificate In Hypnotherapy Course weekend and living 200 miles away stayed in a delightful Bed & Breakfast, a short distance from Paignton seafront and convenient for The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy.
She passed the course and gained her Certificate and decided she wanted to continue her training to become a professional hypnotherapist.
The Certificate is the equivalent of Module 1 of the 10 Module Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course, a requirement in order to work as a professional hypnotherapist.

Liz Hornby, Hypnotherapist, E H Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Reiki


“When I’d weighed everything up I decided that I had nothing to lose in attending his ‘taster weekend’ (Certificate In Hypnotherapy) in February last year. I can only sum up the weekend in one word – “Wow”. I knew, finally, that I’d found something I could do as I seemed to ‘get it’ quite quickly”

Liz Hornby


Having To Travel 200 Miles To Attend The Course Was A Consideration

Living in the South-East, the extra cost of travel to Devon plus accommodation, in addition to the course fees was a big consideration.
There were plenty of alternative Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Courses available locally to her, but none of them seemed to offer the same comprehensive practical and theory content and all were more expensive.
After much research, she concluded that my Diploma In Hypnotherapy course at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy was still cheaper, offered much better value and much superior content to the local alternatives.


Liz Took The Plunge And Signed Up

Liz signed up to the course and very quickly grew into it, flourishing as she learned more.
There were parts of the course that she found challenging, but she had plenty of help from myself and her fellow students.
One of the big benefits of working in a small class is everyone supports each other, and the help, guidance and encouragement she gained propelled her forward, through the challenges and her confidence grew rapidly.
Then came the practical and theoretical tests at the end of the course.


Liz Had A Phobia About Exams

Liz has always had a phobia about exams and was becoming more and more agitated as the tests grew nearer.
One of the advantages of doing this course is that MUCH practical work is included which involves the students working together; this enabled the other students to support Liz and to help her overcome her fear of exams.


The Whole Class Did Well

The whole class did very well … Module 9 involves a practical exam where members of the public come in for a supervised hypnotherapy session with the students.
Despite her initial nerves, Liz achieved a high score, here, of approximately 90{a84c90e7fc8742d8765d24ae64afde7c8c5e680d430ae1de696d39ef38fdeab2}.

Devon School Of Hypnotherapy Training - study for a Certificate In Hypnotherapy, Diploma In Hypnotherapy,


Then The Final Module

The next month was the final module where everything learned throughout the course comes together.
Having driven down to Paignton the day before, rather than on the day, she was well rested for the final exam.
Now, I am delighted to report that she flew through the exam with her combined score exceeding 90{a84c90e7fc8742d8765d24ae64afde7c8c5e680d430ae1de696d39ef38fdeab2}, making her the highest (just) scoring student in the class.


Liz Is Now Working Professionally As A Hypnotherapist

Using her Diploma In Hypnotherapy has allowed her to work professionally in her home town of Maidenhead, successfully offering Hypnotherapy and Reiki.
As part of my Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training, I offer full post-course support and advice and Liz has taken full advantage of this, seeking vital advice and support on:
  • how to start and run a new business
  • business planning
  • securing clients in a niche market place.
  • dealing with clients.
Amongst other aspects.


Initially Her New Business Generated A Second Income

Her new business was set up alongside her main career and with a growing list of new clients, she is now able to reduce the number of hours she works on her ‘day job’ 
The business, known as E H Therapy, now boasts its own website, reaching out to potential clients and is taking off well, starting to provide a good ‘second income’ for her.


“Sometimes I still can’t believe I now have a Diploma with letters after my name! My best friend, who is also a mutual friend of Chris’s, commented that when I talked about the training with Chris, there was a lot of passion in my voice. That’s all down to Chris who has passed on his passion for hypnotherapy to us all and, for that, I thank him”

Liz Hornby


I Am Certain She Will Go On To Great Things

Liz has already worked with a celebrity to great effect and being a person who people naturally will go to for help, she makes me think that there is little doubt that she will go on to achieve great things.


I Can Personally Recommend Her Services

If there is anyone in the Maidenhead area who is looking for a very astute and professional hypnotherapist then please give Liz a shout out at
You can see more on her website:

Chris Fleet, top UK accredited Hypnotherapist & Hypnotherapy Trainer for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Final Word From Chris Fleet

Liz did find parts of the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course challenging and she struggled with her phobia for exams, but the one big advantage of studying the course in a small group is the mutual support everyone receives, not just from myself but also from the other students. 
In the end, she excelled, finishing top of the class.


The Courses Are Designed To Allow Time For The Students

Parts of the courses can be challenging but they are designed to allow time for students to grasp even the most challenging concepts included.
I am also a very patient and experienced trainer and know how to guide students through the harder parts of the courses.

If You Wish To Know More

If you would like to know more about my courses, I offer a FREE ONE HOUR CONSULTATION at my Devon Clinic, by SKYPE or by ‘phone, whichever is best for you.
Then, I would be able to explain everything fully for you and be able to answer all your questions.
Please book your FREE CONSULTATION by ringing 01803 500300, emailing or by contacting me below:

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01803 500300

Alison DeMatos Hypnotherapist, ex student from The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Qualified with Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy
Alison De Matos, Case Study

Alison De Matos ~ Case Study

Alison De Matos

Hypnotherapy Case Study

Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Before Starting Her Own Hypnotherapy Practice

Alison De Matos studied hypnotherapy a couple of years ago at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy.  She gained both the Certificate and Diploma In Hypnotherapy.
She subsequently went on to open her own Hypnotherapy Practice, Alison De Matos Hypnotherapy in Devon and now specialises in weight loss.
This is her story, as written by Hypnotherapist Chris Fleet.

Alison De Matos & Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy


“I loved the course and Chris was highly supportive and learner centred. At times I found it challenging, in a good way, as Chris has high standards and suddenly all my learning clicked into place”  

Alison De Matos


Hypnotherapy Was New For Alison

Hypnotherapy and hypnosis was completely new to Alison.  Previously she had a background of corporate management working for the British Red Cross. 
Prior to attending The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, Alison did her homework, researching hypnotherapy and hypnosis extensively and the courses that were available. She said she chose course as was impressed by the contents and the qualification gained. 

Alison Took The Certificate In Hypnotherapy Course

Alison was a little nervous, initially, but she was also very excited to be attending her first hypnotherapy training class. 
She took and passed the Certificate In Hypnotherapy Course.
This is essentially a ‘taster’ course and an introduction to hypnotherapy.  It also forms the first module for the accredited Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course.
The content for this Course involves both written theory and practical work.  As part of the practical work, students are taught how to put others into hypnosis and Alison learned how to achieve this, but I am sure she will not mind me saying that she did not set the world alight.
Alison also found some of the written theory work challenging but she showed determination and gained her certificate.
Learning hypnosis and hypnotherapy was completely different to the management world that she had worked in previously and I had the strong feeling that she would not wish to pursue any further training in hypnotherapy.


I Was Wrong

I was, however, very pleasantly surprised when Alison said that she wanted to continue and take the full Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course.
Like the Certificate course, the Diploma Course contains a combination of theory and practical work.  The initial modules are also relatively easy.
For the third module, pupils are asked to use their own imagination and initiative for some of hypnotherapy concepts.
Alison has a great imagination and much initiative, but she initially found some concepts a challenge to grasp.
One vital part of the hypnotherapy training is known as ‘fork in the path’ but, I think it is fair to say, that she struggled initially with this concept.
We talked this concept through, we walked it through, we drew it on the board and repeated it over and again – and then it fell into place.
The effort was worth it.
That was a turning point …

Alison DeMatos Hypnotherapist, ex student from The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Qualified with Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Alison Started To Flourish

Suddenly, Alison began to flourish, her voice became more confident, her body language subtly changed. She became a star pupil and whatever concept we put to her, she got it.
On gaining her Diploma In Hypnotherapy, she decided that she did not just want to work as a professional hypnotherapist but she started her own practice in Dawlish, Devon.
In the process of starting her own business, she sourced good offices to work from, built a professional looking website and has been busy networking with health professionals throughout the area.


Alison Specialises In Weight Loss

Alison now specialises in weight loss hypnotherapy and has people travel to see her specifically for weight loss.
She has also studied other talking therapies such as counselling and CBT and she has already earned back her investment in the course and is fast becoming well known in the area for the work she does.
And, for those not living locally in Devon, she now offers her hypnotherapy services via skype.


" ... A course outline is just words unless the content is delivered by a trainer who can bring a course alive, with rich experience, interesting and exciting content and most importantly get the best out of their learners in a supportive, encouraging way. I highly recommend this course as it exceeded all my expectations."      Ali De Matos


Her Business Is Growing

Alison’s hypnotherapy business is growing from strength to strength, as she helps people improve their lives.
If you wish to know more about Ali De Matos and the work she does, please view her website at the link below and please contact her – like myself, her consultations are free too.

Chris Fleet, top UK accredited Hypnotherapist & Hypnotherapy Trainer for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Final Word From Chris Fleet

Alison said the course was challenging in places and several other students have said the same but, like Alison, all have conquered these challenges and all have succeeded in qualifying.
The courses are designed to allow time for students to grasp even the most challenging concepts included.
I am also a very patient and experienced trainer and know how to guide students through the harder parts of the courses.

If You Wish To Know More

If you would like to know more about my courses, I offer a FREE ONE HOUR CONSULTATION at my Devon Clinic, by SKYPE or by 'phone, whichever is best for you.
Then, I would be able to explain everything fully for you and be able to answer all your questions.
Please book your FREE CONSULTATION by ringing 01803 500300, emailing or by contacting me below: