The End of the Road
It was April 1993 when I first undertook to train, albeit with another tutor a group of eager want to be hypnotherapists. I was young, enthusiastic, and if honest a little arrogant. Let us now jump forward to February 2020, where today I begin the last module of the last practitioner training that I will ever do. I am still enthusiastic, though not as young and I would like to believe not as arrogant as I was 27 years ago.
It has been my privilege to train two generations of practitioners in my career. This as well s training existing practitioners and Masterclass events. I have trained trainers and supervisors, hypnotherapists, psychotherapists, NLP Practitioners, Master Practitioners and Trainers. It is a career in professional education which I look back on with pride and humility. I have taught for organisations like London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Centre Training School of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, NLP Associates, Washington School of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis, The National Guild of Hypnotists, The American Board of Hypnotherapy, The UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences (where I will remain titular Principal) and finally ending at The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (what I consider to be the greatest honour of my professional life)
Some have asked me if this means that I am retiring from my clinical and supervisonary work and the answer to that is no. I will maintain my clinic and will look at other projects within mental health to sink my teeth into. I will be remaining as Principal of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy until May, so I am not quite out of education just yet.
I would like to close by thanking the thousands of students and practitioners who I have had the privilege of teaching and learning from. You all helped me to grow and be who I am today and I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart.