I remember when I started my journey studying NLP and Hypnotherapy, there were so many courses out there from online courses, week long training to year long courses, all making big claims of being ‘world class’, ‘UK number 1 trainer’.
So how did I choose which course is right for me?
For me there were some important factors; what the course included, the trainers, what approach of training was used and whom the course was accredited and recognised by. Even with these basic criteria it was a confusing field out there!
If these factors are important in your decision too, here is how Newlands Personal Development stands out for our Hypnotherapy Diploma.
I believe the trainers are very important, their knowledge, skills, experience and even how you can relate to them. Our diploma course is a big time commitment so we feel the right relationship between student and teacher is essential. We run free taster days to come along and meet the team, and some previous students who are also happy to speak with anyone interested in the course.
Course size is another important factor for me. When I did my original training courses, they were large groups of 20 plus students. While I learnt a lot and had an amazing experience, I don’t believe these are the best groups sizes to learn in. At Newlands Personal Development we purposefully keep our diploma course to smaller numbers so students can have the best experience possible while being fully supported in their learning journey- its quality over quantity for us!
Like many Hypnotherapists, I have done a number of courses over the years; NLP, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, New Code NLP, Generative Coaching, Hypnotherapy Diploma and the list goes on!
While there are many similarities, no course offered a blend of all these areas, usually many were offered by the same trainer, as a series of training you could go on and do once you had completed a course and the list could be endless!
Our Diploma in Hypnotherapy blends all the best practices of Hypnotherapy from Authoritarian to Ericksonian, NLP, New Code NLP and the emerging field of Generative Trance & Generative Coaching; bringing you a truly unique approach to the field of hypnotherapy. The only course in Scotland that does this and everything you need…Seriously there is no need to be a course junkie!
The aim of this course is to provide students with a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills as well as the practical experience required to become a professional Hypnotherapist.
You will learn how to work with clients and develop a professional practice that will enable you to work with some of the key issues that Hypnotherapists specialise in today; such as weight loss, smoking cessation, stress, anxiety, phobia’s & confidence. We don’t believe this can be done in a week or online with no practical experience (Seriously there are still courses out there offering this!)
Our Diploma is taught over a minimum of 8 Months, using a variety of learning methods, including case studies, practical demonstration’s, specialist speakers, real clients and classroom studies as well as extensive reading material which can be used to support your studies.
Our course is experiential and all students are expected to participate every weekend, be prepared to push your comfort zones!
And finally with so much choice out there how do you know which one to choose…certificated/accredited/governing body? I have seen many courses make big claims while not actually offering any recognised accreditation other than their own certificate and John Hancock! Everyone must choose for themselves what is important for them. For us we chose the British Institute for Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) as our accrediting governing body and are one of only 4 certified trainers in the UK!
The British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) was established in 1984. It's two primary aims today, are to offer information for the public, who are searching for help with health and well-being issues and looking for a suitable practitioner to help them. Secondly, to organise and monitor a register of practitioners; those who are qualified, insured and competent to use a range of skills primarily Hypnotherapy and NLP, in an ethical and professional manner. The BIH membership benefits include eligibility to join the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH).
It’s NOT for you if…
We know that the Hypnotherapy Diploma is not for everyone and that this is a big decision, so if you’re wondering, 'Is this really right for me?'
I believe our hypnotherapy diploma is a life changing course, taking you further and pushing your boundaries while you learn, even the biggest sceptics like me had life changing experiences! It is a large commitment in your life and an investment that you need to be ready to take. So really only you know if this is right for you!
Whether you are learning Hypnotherapy for adding new techniques to your repertoire, or simply want to develop yourself, we will support you every step of the way making your journey enjoyable, rewarding and memorable.
The Newlands Personal Development Diploma in Hypnotherapy will be life changing for you.
If you are ready to be the person that is in charge of your future: to find a way to express your gifts and make a difference in the world, we would be honoured to help you make it happen.
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Orielle <3 xx
Hypnotherapy Diploma Student 2012, now trainer with Newlands Personal Development.
Avril Gill, Hypnotherapist Transformational Coach & Hypnotherapy Trainer