For me it is incredible to think that it is nearly 13 years since I began hypnotherapy training with the inspirational David Newton in at the Clifton Practice. It changed my life and I will now have the privilege of delivering an updated version of the same course. This time it will be with Lisa Williams, starting at Chilworth Manor. Looking forward to helping shape the careers of the next generation of therapists.
From February, I will be joining Lisa Williams in providing hypnotherapy training under the aegis of the Clifton Practice. I know it will be hard work, but I am excited about the prospect of enabling new practitioners to experience one of the best courses out there. I know from my own experience that becoming a hypnotherapist can be life-changing for the practitioner as well as the client.
I often quote the example of boxer Glenn Catley when I want to illustrate just what a difference hypnotherapy can make to anyone’s life, not just elite athletes. The following article sets out Glenn’s amazing tale.
I’ve often thought of how our perception of people, places, events and situations can be altered by a number of factors, which we can categorise as context. As an example, Napoleon was once asked to buy a steam ship, to which his reply was, as set out (in full) below: “There is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Go, sir, gallop; ask me for anything but time.
You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I have no time for such nonsense.”
You might think that from this that Napoleon, for once, was somewhat behind the times. However, when you consider that generally only the excerpt shown below is used, it puts him in a different light: “Go, sir, gallop; ask me for anything but time.” In this case, Napoleon is seen as someone with a keen appreciation of the value of time and it puts a classic maxim still used today.
Can you think of times in your life when that’s happened to you?
I often find when reading blogs that it throws up new fields for investigation. Perhaps my previous post encouraged you to find out more about the late great Milton H. Erickson. His life story (worth filming, Hollywood) is a story of incredible achievement against the odds. Some of his methods attracted controversy, both before and after his death, but Erickson’s belief in his clients’ potential to change their lives permanently and for the better is still valid today.
For a succinct yet comprehensive and (above all) comprehensible explanation of what solution-focused hypnotherapy is about, I often refer people to this blog posting by the great David Newton, one of the finest hypnotherapists in the UK and one of the most inspiring and influential men I’ve met.
The effects of mobile phone use and our general hyperconnectivity to the outside world via social media is something that should concern us all. The following article is one to ponder.
This Finnish study shows just how strong the mind/body connection is and how our emotions can have a tangible physiological as well as psychological effect.
Professionally recorded CDs are an important aid for clients. Badly chosen backing music or poor quality vocals can be very offputting for clients, especially in this age when we’re used to high-quality reproduction through surround-sound, iPods and so on. Mine were done over a series of weeks in a studio on the edge of the New Forest. To hear a sample of one of my discs click the link below. The discs were recorded in a Pro Audio studio and the backing music was created from scratch by digital music engineer Alex McDougall. If you’re interested in contacting Alex, whose studio rates are very reasonable, you can e-mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org or via his myspace page http://uk.myspace.com/firefarmstudio
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