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Celia Griver was already trained as a Hypnotherapist before taking our hypnotherapy training course – here she explains how the Diploma enhanced her business and client experience
Celia has a background as Behaviour Change Counsellor in the NHS and as an International Development Executive.
“Although I was already qualified, I chose to take the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy to add to my toolbox of skills.
I completely changed everything I did following the hypnotherapy training and now I only use Hypno-CBT® with clients. I find it is a clear approach and clients are attracted by it.
I explain to clients how I use evidence-based protocols and how this means the treatment is more likely to be effective – this helps clients to feel reassured. It also means I tend not to get any more clients who think one session of hypnosis will cure a 30 year problem; instead, I get clients who are committed to a programme of therapy. It also enables me to differentiate myself in a saturated market as not just another hypnotherapist, but one with a specific, evidence-based approach.
The diploma is theoretically rich and has given me an array of additional tools to use with clients. It is structured in such a way that it complements my existing skillset. I was very impressed by the quality of the feedback I received which is thorough and detailed and subsequently helped me to develop my practice.
Through my work in the NHS I have worked with behavioural change and felt that the fact that the diploma is evidence-based was very much in line with my approach. To be honest, I discovered the College when I was halfway through my original training course and realised it was more in line with how I thought, but at that stage I needed to continue with the route I had taken. I had always intended to add the evidence-based approach.
As a result of the course, I have now developed a mindfulness practice which is important not just on a personal level but also in the way I work with clients: it has given me a self-care tool that I can use, particularly when I have back to back clients. This practice of a few minutes of mindfulness I learnt during the course helps me decompress between clients and also ensure I am totally present for each client.”
Celia told us that she now has a waiting list of six weeks for her hypnotherapy practice.
Celia's website is www.blossomhypnotherapy.com
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