INTRODUCTION TO HYPNOTHERAPY WEEKEND Solution Focused - Rapid Cognitive - Time Line Therapy This Combination De-Hypnotises Your Unwanted Issues
Hypnotherapy - Woking & West Byfleet
February 10th & 11th 2018
Due to the wealth of empirical research carried out on the behavioural therapies, they are considered to be brief effective approaches to treating physical and emotional issues. The behavioural model has been used in the medical profession for many years and we know how the application of hypnosis within any approach can aid in the acceptance of new behaviour. This masterclass reviews the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT, model and the therapeutic approaches derived from this approach to rapid and lasting change for your client when coupled with the intervention of hypnotherapeutic techniques.
This approach can be especially effective, when the client requires evidence that their flawed attitude or perception, is the cause of their emotional disturbance, which inevitably leads to the desired change in behaviour. The Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy has included, Time Line Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy in to this approach. Allowing an eclectic quick defective approach to therapeutic change.
NEXT WEEKEND OF THE ADVANCED HYPNOTHERAPY DIPLOMA COURSE
is April 08TH & 09TH
February 10th & 11th 2018
Saturday 10 to 5pm
Sunday 10 to 5pm
A two Day Workshop £200
The Syllabus Includes:
Who will this approach be effective with?
What are the real aims of the client?
Helping the client to accept that behaviour is a response to feelings, which are driven by thoughts and perceptions
The hypnotherapeutic intervention
Change through change of perception and Hypnotherapeutic
Progress with humour.
We can Hypnotherapeutically change the perceptions of past events.
We can change our response to our environment.
Helping the client to understand the part they play in the errant behaviour, and showing the client how to change, can be challenging and effective.
Helping the client to practise healthy thinking and behaviour, usually is.
This weekend is designed to help you to do just that.
Who will this approach be effective with?
What are the real aims of the client?
Helping the client to accept that behaviour is a response to feelings which are affected by thoughts.
The Responsibilities Of The Unconscious Mind
All Behaviour Has A Positive Intention
Your unconscious mind acts as to protect you and keep you safe. Every moment it is processing millions of pieces of information, sensory received, filtering this information with the purpose of determining what in your environment is likely to cause you harm and secondarily, what might be beneficial.
Offers Survival Strategies.
Without conscious permission and often awareness, we gravitate to, or avoid people, activities, behaviour and experiences which might benefit or endanger us. We are responding to information understood by our unconscious mind, from perceptions gained from previous experiences.
The irrationality exists due to the fact that we were originally programmed to respond to overt physical stress, life threatening situations.
Contemporary stress might be relationships, work dead lines, life choices, time targets, etc, miss learned information perceived to be harmful, spiders, mice, moths, birds etc.,
Irrational perceptions laid down in childhood, where we did not have the skills and resources, yet we respond today as if we still have these limitations.
And each time we experience this stress as life threatening, as if we are still fighting for our lives, as we might have done thousands of years ago, when we were cave dwellers.
It was our development from this period of our evolution, that we developed the flight or fight response that we refer to as stress, and we are still responding as if we are living in these ancient situations, fighting for our lives.
This can disrupt our equilibrium in a modern domestic world.
When the unconscious considers an aspect of modern life stressful, it is considered to be a threat, as if we are being threatened by a wild animal, this facilitates the fight or flight response, motivating us to move away from the threat.An example of this might be, becoming nervous and tongue tied at an interview.
All behaviour has a purpose, with positive intent.
These feelings are the struggle between your unconscious mind trying to motivate you away from the threat and your conscious mind fighting to give its best performance. Here you can see why we consider, all behaviour has a purpose with positive intent, even when that behaviour is having a negative effect, it has a positive intention.
When the fight or flight response is triggered, our body is flooded with hormones that perform certain functions, like increasing respiration, body temperature and moving blood to the muscles. Our body is now learned survival and restricting any bodily function which is not involved in fighting for survival. Hardly surprising then that we might start to find it difficult to remain calm and hold a sophisticated conversation.
Part of the fight or flight response is the butterflies in the stomach. The dry mouth and change in breathing. Another dynamic is that blood will move from the brain, we don’t need to think to fight or run away. So you can think or feel in a basic way, but not both at the same time. The moment the feeling of anxiety or nervousness reaches a certain level we become physically less able to think – that is why our mind goes blank and we struggle to remain coherent.
However, if there any life threatening hamsters around, you will be able to move rather quickly.
This model of mental functioning can be used to explain the basis of many problems.
Even smoking. drinking and eating:
If you had an experience when you were younger that led your unconscious to believe that smoking, drinking or eating was a good thing, you felt that you belonged, grown up, relaxed or cool, then it will continue to motivate you to crave cigarettes, alcohol or food no matter how much you consciously wish to stop.
It can be a cognitive mystery to us why we sustain particular behaviours, beliefs and habits which we know reduce the quality of our health or life. It is only the smallest part of our brain that thinks that though, as you can see the unconscious has purpose and reason to protect us.
We Learn In A Trance State
It is said that we are constantly in an altered state of awareness. In the Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy model of Cognitive Hypnotherapy we believe that trance states are part of our everyday normal experience – as the the above research suggests, we spend most of our day in some kind of altered state of awareness.
Most people experience their issues as being beyond their control, hence therapy, as if some part of us takes over and makes us have a cigarette, drink, eat cake, jump on a chair at the sight of a mouse or develop sickness on the day of presentation.
We now know this is the unconscious mind looking after us, and it uses altered states of awareness or trance states to bring the response to fruition.
When we respond in any way that we would prefer not and have that feeling of being taken over, we are entering an altered state of awareness, hypnosis, we are psychologically stepping back into a previous way of being; a previously learned response.
In Cognitive Hypnotherapy we are de-hypnotising the client, so that the client can gain control over those aspects of their life that they would like to be different.
This offers the client freedom from previously hypnotised states and responses. The problem trance state becomes an important dynamic in the solution, we can use the previous state to facilitate change.
Reality is different for us all and so we believe that reality is a personal perception. Perhaps we could look at this then, and say reality form a scientific factual point of view, is an illusion.
The Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy's model of Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses the client’s natural trance states, daily hypnosis, driving or drifting into your favourite television program, to facilitate a change in perception and so behavioural change.
The Surrey College of |Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Cognitive Hypnotherapy model uses therapeutic interventions which implement a change in these problem patterns of behaviour, the client is able to take control.
Each client’s problem pattern will be uniquely developed, consequently each client will require a different sequence of techniques, connected together by a pattern of suggestion based on their way of thinking. It’s what makes this such a fascinating career. No two clients have had the same experience, no two of our therapeutic interventions will be the same.
People Have All The Skills & Resources They Need
This approach is an interactive therapy, the therapist facilitates change.
Here we are relying on Dr Milton Erickson's philosophy, the client already has the skills and resources to change.
We are very much moving away from the therapist offering advice and being directive. There is nothing wrong with the client, we believe the client is reacting to an experience, in a way that makes sense to their particular skill set.
Behaviourally speaking, if in an experiment, we put a person through a developmental experience, they would react in a certain way, this could be repeated several times with different clients and we would all respond in the same way. Why do we respond differently to a single trigger then? We have all had different learning experiences during our developmental phase, programming if you like, during our growing up years.
What we are doing here is to understand the model that the client uses to negotiate their world. Not the therapists strategies but the client's. We then help the client to reconstruct their model, by helping the client to change their perception of an experience; to see something in a different way.
This approach requires a higher level of skill than using a script, as a one size fits all approach. A script will be the words and suggestions from the therapist, how will that ever be right for a clients life time experience.
The SCCP are teaching away of working that adapts to the client, we believe that telling a client what to do, giving advice is abusive to the client. After all it is the client that takes the consequences of change and not the therapist. The approach then is Client Centered, developed by Carl Rogers.
By understanding the client and feeding back the client’s own words and ideas into a pattern of creative suggestion, we lower resistance to change whilst self empowering the client and not dissempowering by telling the client what to do.
The Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy is continually developing these skills within the student.
The SCCP graduate develops a unique experience for every client, what ever the client's issues.
It is this approach which will help you to build a thriving practice and keep you stimulated throughout your career.
Founder & Principal of the SCCP. A practising counsellor and hypnotherapist for more than 35 years with over 20 years in Surrey. With several years on Alexander ward at Woking Community & Mental Health Hospital, and Hillview Medical Centre, Heathside Road, Woking, as a clinical hypnotherapist and counsellor, EFT & NLP practitioner, EMDR therapist & CBT therapist.
A member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners, . A founder member of the National Society for Psychotherapists NCP. The Hypnotherapy Association (HA), The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), The Hypnotherapy Register (HR), committed to providing counselling and hypnotherapy and brief strategic interventions in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment at either West Byfleet or Woking Surrey.
The Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy have successfully trained therapists in since 1996.