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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. ūüėĀ

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.
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Would I make a good hypnotherapist, and would I enjoy it?

Let me tell you a short story about a client:

Let me tell you a short story about a client: Anxiety can manifest itself in different ways. For one of my clients,  this manifested around her throat, causing pain and distress.

She came to me for hypnotherapy because she was anxious and depressed. She regularly spent hours analysing why her father left the family when she was a child.

Before coming to see me, she had seen several medical specialists, none of whom had be able to diagnose an underlying medical problem. She was worried that she would have to live with this for the rest of her life.

During our sessions, I combined hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The Hypnotherapy allowed her to fall into a deep state of rest, during which I taught her a technique to relax the muscles in her throat.

After the exercise, she stroked her neck and said that the feeling she had felt for over a decade had gone!

This was not a one-off thing either. She learnt to use that technique when she felt her throat tightening. I also taught her a quick technique that stopped her dwelling on the past. The combination improved her mental state dramatically.

Anxiety can manifest itself in different ways. For one of my clients,  this manifested around her throat, causing pain and distress.

She came to me for hypnotherapy because she was anxious and depressed. She regularly spent hours analysing why her father left the family when she was a child.

Before coming to see me, she had seen several medical specialists, none of whom had been able to diagnose an underlying medical problem. She was worried that she would have to live with this for the rest of her life.

During our sessions, I combined hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The Hypnotherapy allowed her to fall into a deep state of rest, during which I taught her a technique to relax the muscles in her throat.

After the exercise, she stroked her neck and said that the feeling she had felt for over a decade had gone!

This was not a one-off thing either. She learnt to use that technique when she felt her throat tightening. I also taught her a quick technique that stopped her dwelling on the past. The combination improved her mental state dramatically.

Why am I sharing this with you?

Well, because with the New Year approaching, you are more than likely thinking about the changes you want to make. Many people think about saving, getting fitter, healthy eating, or getting our more.

You might be considering something much bigger ‚Äď a complete career change. And since you have come to us, you are considering hypnotherapy.

You might be wondering if you would enjoy being a hypnotherapist? There is no point switching to a new career unless it fulfils you.

If you have never practised hypnotherapy, it can be difficult to tell whether you would like doing it day in, day out.

Over the past decade delivering training courses, I have seen a pattern in the types of people who thrive as hypnotherapists. These are the those that like to help people make positive changes in their life. They are interested in what makes people tick and love to watch them develop and grow. They often say that friends/family turn to them for support when they have a problem.

When you train and become a hypnotherapist, you gain the skills to help people solve problems, like the one mentioned above, that they thought we unsolvable.

If you have ever wondered whether a career in hypnotherapy is for you, ask yourself:

Is this the level of impact I’d like to have on someone’s life?

For further information relating to Hypnotherapy training and your suitability to become a hypnotherapist, please do contact us and we will do our best to answer all of your questions. 

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

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

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 ‚Äústage hypnosis‚ÄĚ (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) ‚ÄďA 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 ‚Äėsnap‚Äô or instant.

¬† Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Sometimes known as Dip Hyp, GQHP) ‚Äď 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‚Äôs hypnotherapy governing body.

¬† Continued Professional Development (known as CPD) ‚Äď 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