As I write this blog, I am also preparing to begin a new London Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapy course for the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. This got me to thinking, I began training hypnotherapists in 1993, and at a rough estimate, I have trained well over 2000 people in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy both here in the UK and elsewhere. I have to admit that the thought of this is rather humbling, that I have been a part of so many practitioner’s development is an amazing thing to me.
Then following that thought, the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is the senior training school here in the UK. It opened it’s doors as the Blythe Tutorial College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in 1977, and has been training continuously ever since. Since it’s inception, the National College has trained in excess of 6000 practitioners with at least 5 going on to found their own training schools for hypnotherapy. Again, thinking about it, it is rather humbling to think how many careers started or were continued through the National College.
Apart for my clinical work, I have always felt that educating practitioners was the most rewarding and fulfilling part of my job. Teaching practitioners has taken me all over the world and has given me the privilege of seeing how our profession has developed both inside and outside the UK. I wouldn’t change it for anything.