Continuing Professional Development Hypnotherapy: W Mids


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Listing is ordered alphabetical by county. Distance Learning courses can be found at the end of the listing.   

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Balanced Approach Training

(Mark Peters)
Venue: West Midlands Hypnotherapy Centre Kings Norton, Birmingham W MIDS
2 minutes walk from Kings Norton train station.

There is free on-site parking and a good selection of low cost accommodation locally.

Ref No: 2453
Coaching for Change – licensed NLP Coach from SNLP.

Take your NLP Practitioner to the next level and develop your coaching business.
£749 inc all cert fees
25% discount for training via Zoom
Summer course 2021
July 9th to 11th
Winter course 2021
October 29th to 31st
Coaching for Change is a set of tools to develop belief and behaviour change and to gain commitment by overcoming resistance.
NLP Coaching has the distinct advantage over standard coaching as it utilises unconscious processes to enable the client to congruently achieve the objectives established in the coaching plan. NLP offers coaches the ability to tailor selected interventions to take into account the client’s unconscious mind where both resources and incongruities are present.
With your current knowledge of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) you already have some of the most powerful change work techniques available. This 3-day training will enable you to put these NLP skills into the context of coaching and give you additional tools to become an effective coach.
If you are already trained in NLP and want to explore the uses and possibilities of coaching, either in your personal or professional life, this is the ideal course for you. NLP is the perfect foundation to build your coaching skills.
It also comes with the reassurance of a robust and internationally recognised qualification from the Society of NLP if that is of interest to you.


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Ref No: 2454
NLP Master-Practitioner – this course is fully accredited by SNLP and takes your NLP practitioner to the next level.

The 8 day course is delivered in two modules as outlined below.
£2500 inc all cert fees
25% discount for training via Zoom
November 2021
Module 1: 5th to 8th November 2021
Module 2: 12th to 15th November 2021
Module 1: Re-Discover and Extend your Practitioner Skills and Knowledge
One of the major benefits of participating in a Master Practitioner is the opportunity to re-visit the Practitioner material, review it through applying it alongside more advanced material, bring it to the level of unconscious competence – and move beyond relying on techniques by learning to tailor your approach to suit the situation, individual or group.
Sensory Acuity: This is the key area in NLP without this everything else is a waste of time. Learn to tune your senses right up so you can get as much information as possible in any given situation
Anchoring: Extend your skill by learning to use and recognise tonal, visual and spatial anchors in the main representational systems, and move beyond the techniques to consider the patterns involved in the ‘anchoring phenomenon’.
Timelines: Revisit the Practitioner Time Line methods, explore the main submodality configurations, use them seamlessly using spatial anchoring, and integrate Time Line work with other NLP methods.
NLP Techniques: We will be examining how to use NLP techniques to enable people to make pervasive changes in their lives by supporting the behavioural change with change in the upper levels of the Personality Map – and you will have the opportunity of experiencing these processes during practical sessions at the course. Including:
•Re-imprinting & changing belief
•Instant rapport techniques
•Advanced sensory acuity
•Advanced submodality techniques
•Modeling excellence
Module 2: Advanced Language and Hypnotic Mastery
Revisit, refine and extend the Meta Model and Milton Models and integrate these with the other approaches to develop a more perceptive, receptive and influential style of communicating.
Sleight of Mouth and Persuasion Patterns
Explore this huge range of advanced reframing patterns which can be used seamlessly in everyday conversation and with which you can assist a person in examining and altering limiting beliefs and values, resolving self esteem problems, and changing how they perceive and respond to difficulties and setbacks.
Neurological Levels, Metaprogrammes and Reality Tunnels
Identify neurological levels and metaprogrammes through their linguistic structure, recognise the levels of belief, use spatial and verbal methods to resolve belief conflicts, apply belief utilisation and change patterns including advanced Re-imprinting. Recognise and deal with values’ hierarchies, values conflicts, values’ criteria. Work with motivation patterns through enhancing and changing values and beliefs. Recognise these out-of-awareness filters or pre-dispositions, which influence a person’s understanding, decision-making and actions.
Learn how to recognise the principal Metaprogramme patterns and ‘clusters’ of patterns, the linguistic indicators of Metaprogrammes, how a person’s Metaprogrammes guide their choices and needs and how to use your awareness of Metaprogrammes to greatly enhance your ability to influence. Learn how to recognise a person’s habitual ways of thinking, responding and behaving so that you can recognise trends and predict likely outcomes.
Creating and Chaining States
The greatest “teaching tales” are metaphors, using all the other skills and techniques above learn how to create and chain these metaphors in a way that will enthrall and entrance your audience to create deep and lasting change.
Other Skills and Techniques:
•Covert trance induction
•Hypnotic protocols for rapid change
•Meta & Milton models in-depth
•Multi-level communication
•Advanced language patterns
•Embedded metaphor and nested loops
•and much, much more


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Ref No: 2458
Trauma, PTSD, GAD and phobias
17th April 2021, 9.30am -4.30pm
25% discount for training via Zoom
GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) is the largest growing problem within the NHS and the preferred solution is CBT. Unfortunately it has created a bottleneck and isn’t the most effective solution. In this workshop we will cover:
•fast phobia cure and rewind technique – the do’s and don’ts
•dealing with the elephant in the room
•the purpose of Anxiety and Trauma
•Anger and guilt


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Ref No: 2459
Metaphors & more – include ‘metaphors at work’
14th May 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm
£165 (May CPD dates can be booked as a 3-day block for £300)
25% discount for training via Zoom
All language is metaphoric, it is much more than embedding stories in hypnotic scripts. The aim of this day is to identify and design metaphors for change already present in your clients language which are an expression of their current belief/behaviour.
“A metaphor is understanding something in terms of something else” – George Lakoff
“Metaphor mediates the interface between the conscious and unconscious mind” – David Grove
You will learn:
•Both conscious and unconscious (sub-conscious) applications to enable lasting change.
•Metaphors at work
•4 key elements to metaphor construction
•Isomorphic and Homomorphic metaphor


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Ref No: 2460
Anxiety Management
15th May 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm
£165 (May CPD dates can be booked as a 3-day block for £300)
25% discount for training via Zoom
Anxiety is a natural process (fight-or-flight) that is designed to drive us away from perceived danger; It can be seen as a battle between the conscious logical mind and the unconscious mind.
This day will look at:
•The structure of anxiety and the function of the amygdale
•Sensory based information and the Reticular Activating System
•The Map is not the Territory – signs are for the locals
•Phobias, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder
•Negative self-hypnosis
•Relaxation and self-hypnosis
We will build on the metaphor day to teach remapping of thoughts and behaviours that will enable you and your clients to gain control of the state they want to be in.


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Ref No: 2461
Regression (current life regression not past life regression)
16th May 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm
£165 (May CPD dates can be booked as a 3-day block for £300)
25% discount for training via Zoom
The focus will be on current life regression not past life regression and will include
•Deep Trance Identification
•Affect Bridge
•Application of Timelines
This will connect to the previous two days to build a holistic skills package enabling greater flexibility in client change work.
Analytical Hypnosis-
Much of hypnosis could be classified as ‘suggestion therapy’ as the language used builds on metaphor, direct and indirect suggestion. Analytical Hypnosis follows much of the path of analysis in the vein of Freud and is very structured of 8 sessions. This day will work through the structure and application of this specific style of hypnotherapy and its application in getting to the route course of problems; this enables change to happen by dealing with the ISS (initial sensitising event).


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Ref No: 2462
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy (GDH)
22nd May 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm
25% discount for training via Zoom
Gut-directed hypnosis (GDH) addresses the “miscommunication” between the brain and gut. A trained therapist guides a person into a focused state of awareness while feeling deeply relaxed. This approach uses hypnosis, suggestion, guided-imagery and relaxation to produce a therapeutic effect.
People with IBS present with varying symptom profiles, most commonly 'diarrhoea predominant', 'constipation predominant' or alternating symptom profiles. IBS most often affects people between the ages of 20 and 30 years and is twice as common in women as in men. Prevalence in the general population is estimated to be between 10% and 20%. Recent trends indicate that there is also a significant prevalence of IBS in older people. The aims of both CBT and hypnotherapy are to enable self-reliance for the suffer, and could enable them to take back control of their own body.
NICE Clinical Practice Guidelines for IBS in adults
February 2008 (updated April 2017)
"RECOMMENDATION Referral for psychological interventions (cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT], hypnotherapy and/or psychological therapy) should be considered for people with IBS who do not respond to pharmacological treatments after 12 months and who develop a continuing symptom profile (described as refractory IBS)."
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Hypnotherapy routinely produces long-term positive results in over 80% of the people who use it.
"Nine out of ten 10 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) benefited from hypnotherapy, and 4 in 10 saw their symptoms clear up completely, according to new research by leading UK gastroenterologist Professor Roland Valori.", Rebecca Smith
Researches from the University of Southampton have found that psychological therapy is better at relieving IBS symptoms than drugs.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Southampton and King’s College London carried out a trial involving 558 patients who had ongoing significant IBS symptoms despite having tried other IBS treatments for at least a year.
The findings, published in the journal GUT, show that those who received psychological therapy were more likely to report significant improvement in severity of symptoms and impact on their work and life after 12 months of treatment compared to those who only received current standard IBS treatments. - April 2019
Train to use Gut Directed Hypnotherapy with your clients
This 1-day CPD for therapists will look at:
•The key areas of IBS and GI tract worries
•What IBS is and isn’t
•How metaphor frames the experience
•The relaxation response
•Sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous system
•Warm hand technique (like a hot water bottle) on the belly.
•Anchoring relaxation in trance to be used in daily life when tense or anxious.
•Healing from within through hypnosis
•Working with IBS in parts therapy
•And more…


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Ref No: 2463
Chronosthesia – time to change
24th July 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm
25% discount for training via Zoom
In psychology, mental time travel (also called "Chronesthesia" or “Chronosthesia”) is the capacity to mentally reconstruct personal events from the past (episodic memory) as well as to imagine possible scenarios in the future (episodic foresight / episodic future-thinking).
This training day will deal with
•The impacts of episodic memory
•How to change personal history
•Informed child
•Understanding and using structures of time
•The power of being present
•Creating your own future
Chronesthesia enables us to plan for the future, experience it as if it’s happening right now and reflect on the past, all in an instant. If it’s something you want to do, this ability can create a powerful motivation to action. If it’s something you don’t want to do, it can create powerful motivation to avoidance, procrastination and even anxiety.


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Ref No: 2464
ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness and CBT
7th August 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm
25% discount for training via Zoom
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy gets its name from its main themes - to accept things that are out of your control and commit to changing things that can be changed to make your life better. In summary, ACT uses mindfulness and acceptance skills to develop a more flexible relationship with your thoughts, feelings, memories and sensations. Time is also taken to clarify what gives your life meaning, your values. Without being held back by tricky thoughts and feelings and with a new sense of purpose and direction, you can begin to build a more enriched and meaningful life.
There are six stages to ACT that take a client from acceptance through to committed action. The process can incorporate hypnosis, CBT, mindfulness and even coaching. It is heavily supported by the NHS and NICE guidelines.
The days training will take you through practical processes and is ideal for use with anger, anxiety, loss, even addictions.


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