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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: 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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Clem and Margaret Turner Therapy Practice Training School
(Margaret Turner & Clem Turner)
Location: Sutton in Ashfield NOTTS (M1 Jct 28

Ref No: 2334
Defeating Trauma with Hypnotherapy – One Day Workshop
For hypnotherapists who are supporting clients suffering from PTSD or other trauma
13th June 2020, 10am – 4.30pm
Discounted Rate for members of the GHR, NCH & BIH: £150 (Standard Price £170)
The impact of traumatic events can wreck lives in many ways. Flashbacks, anxiety attacks, anger issues, self-medication through drug and alcohol misuse, alienation from friends and family, job loss and even suicide attempts can all follow in the wake of trauma.
However, there is a successful hypnotherapy protocol you can use to help those suffering from PTSD and other forms of trauma. Defeating Trauma is a one-day course that gives you the tools and techniques you need to help adults break free from the tyranny of traumatic events in their past and lead healthier and more productive lives.
On the course you will learn
•How trauma impacts the brain, and the science of traumatic memories
•What to do if you suspect a client is suffering from traumatic events
•The three key stages in using hypnotherapy to address trauma
•The legal and ethical considerations of working with traumatic memories
•How help your clients take advantage of a fresh start and a more flourishing outlook on life
In addition, you will hear about real-life case studies where the defeating trauma protocol has been used successfully.
Defeating Trauma is a step-by-step guide through a highly successful hypnotherapy intervention, and as you progress through the stages you will have the opportunity to practice each new skill in a safe and supportive environment.
The Defeating Trauma protocol can be used in a variety of situations from PTSD, historic childhood abuse or neglect, impact of being bullied, sudden bereavement through accident or suicide, and serious road traffic accidents.
Your tutor:
Julie Hurst is a Positive Psychologist, with qualifications in hypnotherapy, psychology, meditation and CBT. Her work, including that of Defeating Trauma, is grounded in neuroscience, combined with the powerful properties of hypnosis. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and a frequent speaker at conferences on developing resilience in both adults and children.
The cost of the workshop includes handouts and outline scripts, safe car parking, delicious buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day, certificate of attendance plus ongoing support by phone or e-mail.


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