Another New Group
One of the great privileges of my work is the honour to start people on their journey as hypno-psychotherapists. I have been training therapists since 1993, which has afforded me a unique view as to how the profession has changed and developed. I am pleased to say that the profession has moved forward in a very positive way.
Training standards have become far more comprehensive and the students far more professional. Today a new foundations in hypno-psychotherapy course begins. If I am honest it is one of my favourite courses as it introduces the students to the nuts and bolts of what makes hypnosis a therapeutic process. Indeed it covers the following:
- Ethical issues relating to the use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy
- Fundamental principles of hypnosis/ hypnotherapy
- Tests for hypnotic suggestibility
- Preparing the subject for hypnosis
- The importance of semantics in the use of hypnosis
- Hypnotic induction techniques
- Hypnotic deepening techniques
- Termination of hypnosis
- The use of post-hypnotic suggestions
- Some psychological principles applicable to hypnosis
As you will no doubt notice the first thing on the agenda is ethics. I believe that this is the most important part of the training process. Ethics must underpin all clinical work.
As I embark on this new cohort, I can only hope they are as excited as I am.