Westbury-on-Trym Hypnotherapist releases notes on choosing a Hypnotherapist
Hypnotherapy has a proven track record as a very effective method for helping people overcome a wide variety of problems. When hypnotherapy is used in the hands of a skilled Westbury-on-Trym hypnotherapist in just a very short space of time hypnotherapy can help bring about truly amazing results.
As with many other professions, there can be huge differences in people who use hypnotherapy and who call themselves ‘hypnotherapists.’ There are master hypnotherapists who are hypnosis experts, highly trained, extremely experienced and having a broad depth of knowledge of hypnotherapy. Alas, there are also individuals who incorrectly use hypnotherapy. They may be untrained, poorly trained and inexperienced people who claim to be hypnotherapists. Clearly the results of hypnotherapy, when used by a hypnotherapist who has little or no training and only limited experience is likely to be far less effective than putting your hands in a skilled hypnosis expert.
Would you consider saving a few pounds by having your car brakes installed by a so called mechanic that had little or no training and limited experience, only to find out later that your brakes fail as you approach the red traffic lights?
What about government legislation to protect you by ensuring that people using hypnotherapy or calling themselves hypnotherapists are appropriately trained, qualified and experienced?
No! There is no such legislation, which means that just about anyone can practice hypnotherapy, with little or no training!
The 4 things you must know before booking your Westbury on Trym hypnotherapist appointment.
1. Does your hypnotherapist have appropriate training in hypnotherapy?
Let me repeat what I said earlier, that there is currently no legislation to control clinical hypnotherapy in Britain. This means that, whilst anyone can offer apparently similar hypnotherapy services, the person offering such hypnotherapy is not required to have attained a level of training to any given standard.
Because my secretary is frequently asked about hypnotherapy, she attended a weekend course to gain more understanding of the techniques. Clearly she did not plan to practice hypnotherapy; she just wanted to be able to provide a better service to enquirers, based on a sound understanding. A few weeks later she pointed out an advertisement placed by an otherwise untrained individual who had been on the same two-day appreciation course and was now offering his hypnotherapy services and calling himself a hypnotherapist!
There are over three thousand hypnotherapy training schools in the United Kingdom and this does not include the worthless hypnotherapy diplomas that are sold over the internet. The training facilities offered can range from weekend courses, one week courses, three month, one year, two year and even three year courses. It is obvious the level of understanding and knowledge of hypnotherapy, and how to apply hypnotherapy will be vastly different according to the hypnotherpist’s training.
Ask yourself this. Is a person, who has studied for years, who has had course work professionally assessed, who has analysed countless case studies, who has spent hundreds of hours of home study, supplemented by hours of face to face training and, who has passed written and practical examinations – the same as the person that attends a short woefully inadequate course? Obviously not!
Your chosen hypnotherapist should have had a minimum of 130 lecture hours and a minimum of 350 hours of study-based assignments on hypnotherapy.
It is not even enough that they qualified at some time in the past. They must be able to show commitment to CPD [Continuous Professional Development] in all forms of hypnotherapy, psychology and associated techniques. I believe that CPD is paramount to achieving outstanding results. Even though I lecture on clinical hypnotherapy, and have been a hypnotherapist for thirteen years, I still attend two advanced training courses somewhere in the world each year and regularly meet with other top professionals in my field. This way I further enhance my skills and knowledge to remain at the cutting edge of my profession.
2. Where did the hypnotherapist acquire his or her hypnotherapy knowledge?
In other words, is your hypnotherapist appropriately qualified?
As you now know there are thousands of hypnotherapy training schools and, just as an individual hypnotherapist’s level of training needs to meet no criteria under current legislation, neither do hypnotherapy training schools. They are not controlled establishments. They can be established and operated by people who lecture on hypnotherapy but who lack sufficient experience or knowledge themselves. This means that their hypnotherapy diploma students can be taught by a lecturer with little or no personal experience of hypnotherapy and who may not have even seen a client. They simply opened their own hypnotherapy training school or college as a business enterprise. You now have a hypnotherapist who was poorly trained by a trainer who was equally ill trained. You have a recipe for disaster!!!!
3. Is the hypnotherapist registered with a legitimate hypnotherapy association?
Many under-trained and inexperienced hypnotherapy practitioners claim membership of various hypnotherapy organisations. These hypnotherapy organisations even bestow qualifying letters after their graduates’ names.
Some hypnotherapy organisations even allow their students to claim that they are registered hypnotherapist, simply by listing names and details on their web site which looks like a legitimate qualification to the general public.
What criteria are required to join? Absolutely NONE! They can join regardless of the duration, depth and effectiveness of their training. These hypnotherapy organisations are in it simply for the money!!!!
Thousands of these so called hypnotherapists, each paying a couple of hundred pounds a year to be listed as a member, represents a lot of money for the hypnotherapy organisation.
So a hypnotherapist who claims membership of any hypnotherapy organisation other than one that is totally independent from a training school, and is that is run on a non-profit basis means absolutely nothing beyond their ability to write a cheque.
4. Does your hypnotherapist have adequate experience in hypnotherapy?
Competence of hypnotherapy knowledge is not enough. The hypnotherapist must have adequate experience and they must be able to display their experience of hypnotherapy. A good way to gauge this in our modern times is by seeing if they have video footage on their website which shows them working or demonstrating hypnotherapy with clients.
Let me share a client’s letter with you: ‘Elliott, I am sending you this from Australia, where I am visiting my grandchildren who, before now, I had never seen because I had a fear of flying. I attended nine hours of hypnotherapy over a number of sessions with a hypnotherapist, three years before seeing you. He told me he had been in practice for seven years, and he did not help at all. I finally decided to give hypnotherapy another chance and that’s when I came to see you. It took two hours and I have now flown to the other side of the world’.
There are too many hypnotherapists who only see a client or two at the weekend to supplement their regular Monday to Friday job. Although this is not necessarily wrong, please remember that, just because they have been in practice for years, it doesn’t always follow that they have helped a significant number of clients.
Consider the sums: A part-timer, seeing three clients over a weekend, will see 156 clients in a year. Over ten years this becomes 1,560 clients.
A full time, professional and successful hypnotherapist, seeing 50 clients a week, will help 2,600 clients in a year and 26,400 over ten years. Every single client adds to his experience and abilities.
Hypnotherapy has helped countless millions of people around the world and for over a century. But you must ask your intended hypnotherapist about the level of their training, where and when they trained and for how long. Ask how long they have been in practice as this gives you an idea of their experience and ask about their membership of appropriate professional organisations.
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By Elliot Wald. Article Source: Ezine Article Number 3847437.