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Within Sight Training
(Jill Wootton)
Venue: Checkland Building, Brighton University E SUSSEX

Within Sight training delivers cost effective, high quality training in understanding and treating emotional and behavioral problems.
The experienced and fun trainers offer a part time professional hypnotherapy diploma course, alongside the following individual modules for advancing the skills of existing hypnotherapists, ‘talking’ therapists like counselors, coaches and front line health workers.

Ref No: 2401
Solution Focussed Therapy
23rd February 2020
A solution-focused psychotherapy approach is vital for shifting inner beliefs and habits that hold problems in place. And gives any talking therapist the gem of modern psychotherapy.
Not having to go into detail of a negative past or get bogged down with symptoms, you’ll have a clear session structure that will complement your present skills.
Skills which will boost your effectiveness, safety and confidence.
After this solution focused therapy workshop you will be able to:
•Ask questions that quickly shift a client’s negative orientation
•See through the confusing detail so you can identify and address patterns that hold the problem thinking or behaviour in place
•Discuss a preferred future and make clear mutually agreed goals
•Manage client sessions so that you help the client develop a positive expectation
•Relax your client’s emotional brain, help them gain access to their cognitive processes
•Help the client recognise the positive changes in between sessions
•Reconnect the client with their unique experiences to bring a sense of resourcefulness and hope
•Use scaling to clarify goals and positive emotional changes
•Keep the therapy moving in the right direction

What is solution focused brief therapy?
Solution focused brief therapy concentrates on a preferred future rather than the problem. It’s goal orientated practical and recognises that the client has resources and strengths that will contribute to the solution.
Solution focused skills stop you getting bogged down with the mass of information that a client gives. Sifting through all the detail to find a solution, can feel like wading through treacle. Sessions can become overwhelming, upsetting for the client and it is easy to feel ‘stuck.’ If you have ever felt as if you are going around in circles with a client or feel drained after a client session, then solution focused therapy skills could be the answer.
Solution focused courses in psychotherapy has basic understandings such as:
•The client possesses unique skills, resources and strengths that can help them overcome any difficulties
•A detailed history is not essential. (In some cases retrospective analysis can make a client worse. Especially when a client is very anxious or depressed
•Articulating the preferred changes is more important than understanding the problem
•Setting clear achievable, mutually agreed goals is essential for the direction of therapy
•Do more of what is working
•Effective therapy is a collaborative process, the therapist is mindful of the client’s unique circumstances experience and character
You will learn how to:
•Use questions to initiate expectation of positive change
•Set goals to create a clear mutually understood path for therapy
•Look at patterns not detail: how to avoid getting sucked in to a client’s negative mind set
•Uncover and utilize a clients innate resources and areas of competency
•Teach missing skills to aid recovery
•Use scaling to clarify goals and decrease emotional arousal
•Develop skills to
•Change limiting labels
•Reframe unhelpful beliefs
•Help your client gain clear perspective
•Set tasks for continued change outside the therapy room
•Keep therapeutic intervention moving towards the goals
•Separate fact from imagination
You will receive:
•A comprehensive set of course notes
•A one hour follow up webinar with the trainers to discuss your experience using solution focused therapy
•Visual aids for scaling with clients
•Coffee, tea etc through the day
Who does this course?
Hypnotherapists, counselors, coaches, teachers and front line health workers, who want a proven psychotherapy for safe, fast and lasting shifts in beliefs attitudes and behaviour.
Please note: There is some pre work and post course work to do for this module in order to get a certificate. This equates to 10 hours of CPD.


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Ref No: 2402
The fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure
2nd May 2020
Learn the Rewind Technique to successfully overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Phobias.
The Rewind Technique is a reliable, effective, non-intrusive psychological technique for treating trauma.
Sometimes even the most experienced of therapists can wonder why a stressed client does not make progress.
It can be like Groundhog Day as your client returns to tell you they are still feeling anxious and depressed. Could it be that PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or a phobic condition is to blame? E.G.
Barry sought the help of a counselor as he was feeling depressed. Although he was forty-three he sat shaking and in tears as he recalled the bullying he had received from his father when he was a young boy. His life had been characterized by periods of unemployment, alcoholism, insomnia and debilitating depression. Recalling some of those events he said it was like it just happened yesterday and the thoughts of those difficult times often overwhelmed him.
Just an hour later after experiencing the rewind he could think about those hard times without any anxiety.’
PTSD can be the cornerstone that locks anxiety and depression in place.
PTSD often goes undiagnosed as it has many guises. The effects of trauma can vary from full-blown depression, flash backs, avoidant behavior and high level’s of agitation, to low mood and mild anxiety. The British Medical Associations criteria for PTSD and phobia’s is complex but even if not medically diagnosed, many people with the above symptoms will find symptoms lifting after being treated with the rewind technique.
A safe and effective method for treating trauma and phobias.
The rewind technique has been developed over the past couple of decades.
The version you will be taught has evolved over the last couple of decades and you don’t have to expose a client to more distress to get rid of these debilitating conditions. The rewind technique protects the client and keeps them safe from the anxiety of reliving the trauma. Believe it or not you don’t even have to know the full details of what happened in order to help your client.
How does the rewind technique work?
The key to understanding how the rewind is so immediately effective is because it enables a person to dissociate the high emotional response from the traumatic memory or stimulus.
About 70% of people who have experienced a traumatic event will process their thoughts about the incident over the following days and weeks. This process mainly occurs in the hippocampus, which is responsible for short-term memory, and in the neo-cortex.
Eventually the event is stored in long-term memory and will not trigger an anxiety response. However, in the remaining 30%, high levels of stress hormone generated by traumatic experience inhibit this natural process and PTSD or a phobia results.
In order to overcome this, the individual needs help to allow their brain to complete the natural process of moving the recollection from ‘live’ to ‘long term’ memory.
Rewind Technique efficacy is supported by new four-year research.
Until recently there has been little research into the rewind technique (also known as the fast phobia cure). However a new study of four years’ use of the technique at the Nova Trauma Support Services (part of the Barnardo’s charity) has shown remarkable results. The Nova team provides therapeutic support to individuals and families who have been psychologically traumatised, primarily as a result of their experiences in Northern Ireland.
The team worked with forty-seven people, 57% of whom were treated with only the Rewind Technique. Twenty-six would have met the criteria for PTSD. The results show that after treatment none of the forty-seven people treated met the criteria for PTSD. There was also a significant reduction of all sub symptoms associated with PTSD, five categories had zero reports after treatment.
Martin Murphy, lead clinician in the study, said:
‘….the case notes repeatedly identified not only relief from symptoms but also the emergence of qualitative positive changes in the individual’s daily lives.’ He suggests that it is effective in children as young as 8 and adults at least to the age of seventy; and that the rewind is effective for both single and multiply traumatized individuals.’
You will learn how to:
•Clear the PTSD or phobia (sometimes you can do this in one session)
•Diagnose when your client will benefit from the rewind
•Structure and manage a session using the Rewind
•Banish a whole range of phobic conditions. From anxiety about sexual performance to fear of flying
•Lift the symptoms of PTSD
•Effectively treat a variety of psychological problems with the rewind (fear of public presentations, anxiety and a host of other difficulties)
And understand:
•What causes PTSD and phobias
•The mechanisms in the brain that are responsible for the sufferer’s distressing symptoms
•The differences between high anxiety, a phobia and PTSD
•How to deal with multiple phobias or trauma’s
•Why the physical and emotional symptoms are so overpowering
•Why will power alone doesn’t help
•The pro’s and con’s of other techniques that are used in treating trauma and phobia’s E.g. EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprogramming) EFT (emotion thought field therapy) TFCBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy)
After the course you will be able to:
•Increase your clients expectation that the process will be successful and they will be free of the problem
•Use scaling to demonstrate the changes of thinking and behaviour after the rewind
•Understand how you can use words and language techniques to help keep your client calm
•Progressively relax your client
•Deal with abreactions
•Confidently use the rewind on your clients
What you get:
•A comprehensive understanding of the fear response and how people come to develop PTSD or a phobia
•A step by step guided training to each of the key components of the technique
•Live demonstration of the rewind
•Chance to practice your skills in a group and one to one with supervisor support
•Comprehensive lecture notes
•Written summaries of the rewind
•Relaxation script
•A self-checking system that you can use to ensure you have learnt all that you need before doing the rewind
•A one month follow up group tele-conference session with a tutor to answer any questions
•Tea and Coffee during the day
Who does this course?
Hypnotherapists, counselors, coaches, teachers and front line health workers, who want a proven psychotherapy for safe, fast and lasting shifts in beliefs attitudes and behaviour.
Please note: There is some pre work (2 hours) and post course work to do for this module in order to get a certificate. This equates to 10 hours of CPD.


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Ref No: 2403
Metaphor and Story in the therapeutic setting
21st March 2020
Learn the ancient and powerful art of metaphor to elevate your effectiveness and confidence in any client interaction
Why do this course?
Metaphor and story are powerful tools for any therapist. Strong emotion locks a person’s focus, black and white thinking is the foundation of many unwanted behaviours. Metaphor unlocks the gates to the unconscious mind and goes straight to where the problems are held to ring the changes in a natural way.
1.It is a powerful way to improve client outcome and overcome stumbling blocks to emotional and physical health.
2.Separates the person from the problem and helps to bring distance from the problem, calms the emotional brain and makes intervention easier.
3.If you could just ‘tell’ a client to see the problem in a different way, our job would be done in seconds but that’s not how people work. Metaphor bypasses rigid views and allows for creative thinking, so solutions and more helpful viewpoints are uncovered.
4.When you know how to use metaphor you have the capacity to step into your clients’ world and build advanced levels of rapport. This prevents resistance and allows the client to come to their own unique and meaningful solutions quickly – without being ‘told’.
5.Your brain is a pattern-matching organ and your unconscious mind works with patterns rather than detail. You have the unconscious ability to understand patterns in metaphor and story and relate it to your personal experience.
“Throughout 20 years of working with clients, I don’t know any more powerful tool than my ability to work artfully with metaphor.’
Jill Wootton
What you will gain from learning the most powerful reframing tool around today
The ability to:
•break down black and white thinking holding a client’s problem in place
•help the client feel you really understand where they’re at – reach people who are really stuck in the problem by speaking their language
•encourage hope and optimism for a preferred future
•build advanced rapport and bypass resistance
•work with illness and disease to promote healing and recovery
•build resources and creative solutions
•allow the client to come to their own conclusions
You will feel:
•empowered and more confident in client work
•able to talk to your client in a way they will understand
•you can talk so your client will really listen
•more equipped to build resourceful states like confidence, optimism and courage
•you have a new skill that enhances your professional and family/friends life too
And the client will feel:
•that you understand their situation
•empowered by the therapeutic conversation
•more creative and resourced
From the work place to the family home metaphor can be used to:
•calm a distressed person
•get your clients attention
•bring hope and positive expectation
•solve problems
•overcome resistant behaviour
•break habits
•get over long standing worries or sadness
•bring quick change
•build advanced levels of rapport
•reduce levels of pain
•provide a safe and calm way to talk about highly emotionally charged feelings or events
How metaphor works in therapy:
•Fascinates people
•Gains attention
•A rich and imaginative route to emotions
•Metaphor accesses the senses and builds an emotional connection that facilitates lasting change
This is a very practical day with many opportunities to practice and develop the skills taught.

Throughout the day you will learn and experience:
10.00am – 1.00pm
•What is metaphor and how it will help your clients
•How to use your language to step into your clients’ world
•Learn how to recognise patterns relevant for your clients’ problems
•How and when to use metaphor
•The different types of metaphor with multiple examples
•DVD of client session using metaphor
•Parts therapy
You will receive:
•A comprehensive set of course notes
•Coffee, tea through the day
Who does this course?
Hypnotherapists, counselors, coaches, teachers and front line health workers, who want a proven psychotherapy for safe, fast and lasting shifts in beliefs attitudes and behaviour.
Please note: There is no pre work or post course work to do for this module. The course equates to 6.5 hours of CPD face to face training.


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