Why I chose CPHT Liverpool to train as a Clinical hypnotherapist

hypnotherapy trainingBy Jen Higgins Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist


With so much choice out there for Hypnotherapy courses, and you can see why people can sometimes be unsure which course to choose.

I thought I’d explain why I chose CPHT …..

I know when I was looking for Hypnotherapy courses to apply for, I was looking to train with the best, highly accredited Gold Standard with recognised bodies such as the NCFE, the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapists), and the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

I wanted a course which would provide me with the foundation knowledge to get going on a path to learning. I was keen to discover more about the brain (and let us face it, there’s always more to learn). I wanted to know that what I was being taught was based on up to date neuroscience evidence, it was. I also wanted a course that would teach me the practical side of Hypnotherapy (and psychotherapy!) at the same time. That is the good thing about this course, the blend of classroom hours and practical time. Getting to know what you are doing, but also enjoying practising on volunteers between lecture weekends.

CPHT ticked all these boxes for me, it is also taught by highly trained and experienced tutors, who have a wealth of knowledge and background experience themselves. They are passionate about what they teach and it’s contagious. They are supportive, beyond the classroom, you can always talk to them if you need advice. At the end of the course, they guide and encourage your progression from student to qualified Hypnotherapist. They also teach you valuable skills in setting up (marketing) and getting your business running.

After you qualify, the support doesn’t stop. In supervision, I also loved meeting other trainee Hypnotherapists, meeting up every other month and sharing what we have been up to. The shared experience of discovering how well Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works in lifting symptoms of anxiety is amazing.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy isn’t like other therapies, and that’s something wonderful. It’s gentle in its approach, helping clients bring about the changes they want. I found it amazing, and still do, watching clients change from one week to the next as they achieve the goals they want, however small. Not only did I help clients bring about changes, I helped myself, I became more confident in my own abilities to help people in a way I hadn’t thought possible.

Is hypnosis a risky business?

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It is interesting what is risky to one person is a simple challenge to another. One person may believe that anything is worth a try and another may think that the risk of failing, tips the balance.

So what determines how we evaluate whether something is worth the risk?

Well maybe it’s when we think that something is being to be too costly: financial cost, emotional cost or the risk of being not quite good enough?

Are we prone to over exaggerating the risks? Do we not take risks in life everyday. Each decision we make has an element of risk, as it may turn out well or it may not. We may be good at something or we may not. We may be successful or we may not. We somehow balance the risk in our minds, the result of which determines the quality of our lives.

When I decided to train as a Clinical Hypnotherapist did I take a risk? (Cathy Eland, Course Tutor at Liverpool CPHT) 

When my clients come to see me about their anxieties, do they take a risk?

‘Yes’ is the answer.

But wouldn’t it be useful for us to look at each opportunity and realistically evaluate the risk. If that risk involves an element of anxiety, are we not able to say to ourselves, it’s worth it. Progress always carries a price, and that price is that we manage ourselves to stay focused on our goal.

That is the way that a big risk becomes small, perhaps not a risk at all, now a challenge or a simple task.

Was it worth the risk to train as a Clinical Hypnotherapist? Yes, Oh Blimey Yes

Is it worth your risk?

Join us on the course starting in March 2019 in Speke and pay the price for your own personal progress TODAY 


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