Marie Brannan has recently achieved her Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
“Using my existing network and experience of the corporate environment, my initial goal is to focus on helping individuals deal with critical issues that are increasingly commonplace – stress and anxiety.
At first glance, switching from a Finance and Accounting background, to becoming a certified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist (CBH) may appear to be a big shift in professional direction.
In fact, this new path, allows me to focus on my key skill and passion, namely, solving problems. I don’t actually see myself as taking an entirely new direction in career but more of an evolution and focus on areas I wish to spend my time and skills on. An important motivation for me in becoming a CBH practitioner, is that it allows me to apply my problem solving skills in helping individuals achieve personal and professional goals.
An interesting realisation for me during my training is that everyone, at some point in their life, could really benefit from CBH therapy. Why do we needlessly stay stuck with our issues and pattern of behaviours and thoughts when there are very effective techniques out there to help you? CBH teaches life skills of self-efficacy, in particular, coping strategies and skills that are transferable into other areas of your life. My goal is to empower my clients to be independent and resilient as new challenges in life will always present themselves but with how we react to them is the key to our own happiness and well-being.
Why did I chose the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Finding the CBH course at the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy was like a light bulb moment for me. It was exactly what I was looking for: a practical tool box of evidence-based principles combining problem solving techniques and hypnosis for more effective outcomes.
In addition, having recently completed a Mindfulness Base Stress Reduction course in 2017, I could fully appreciate the principals of Mindfulness (which this course incorporates) to help individuals de-hypnotise themselves from unhelpful and often irrational thought patterns.
An unexpected outcome of the course was my own therapeutic journey. Not only does this training enable you to help others, but the learning process forces you to understand your own inherent thought and behavioural patterns which is an important element of being a good therapist. We are all continuous works-in-progress and accepting our human fragilities as well as our amazing strengths and resilience is fundamental to healing. Even if you do not want to become a therapist, I would strongly recommend this course, as I believe anyone who attends this course benefits from a positive transformational experience.”