Working at Outdoor Cafe

Curriculum & fees

Full course fee £299. Instalment option available - 3 x £100 (contact for details). To book, click the "Register" button at the end of the curriculum. This will take you to the workshop date, where you can register and pay. 

Workshop attendance only, with additional reading of online materials and watching videos is equal to 15 hours CPD.

However, if you wish to (for no additional cost) you can complete two case studies and additional exam, in addition to 1-2-1 with Claire. This will count for 75 hours CPD. 

During the workshop, we will focus on how to work with children without going into detail about every issue which they might present with. You will have extensive resources and suggested protocols to work with the individual issues in your online resources. 

In addition to the live workshop element, this course includes:

Access to online materials for 12 months

Resources (including client intake forms, confidentiality forms etc.)



Optional marked case studies and 1-2-1 tutorial



At the end of the course, you will be able to call yourself a KidsMatters® Practitioner and will be listed as a registered practitioner on our dedicated KidsMatters® website. 

Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Course structure

  • Contact Information

Tailoring Your Approach to Children

  • Working with Imaginative Flow

  • How can Hypnotherapy Help Children?

  • What Age Can You Work With Children

  • Contraindications

Team Working With Parents

  • Establishing a Relationship with the Child & Parents

  • Therapeutic Boundaries

  • Team Working with Schools

Children, Ethics and the Law

  • Overview

  • Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • Confidentiality

  • National and Local Laws

  • Professional Membership and Insurance

  • Implied and Informed Consent

Fun and Games

  • Benefits of Therapeutic Games

  • Rapport Building

  • Discussing Sensitive Issues

  • Inner Resources and Solutions

  • Explaining Hypnotherapy

  • Encouraging Parental Child Interaction

  • Drawing and NLP


  • Child Friendly Inductions

  • Example Personalised Inductions

  • Quick and Effective Inductions

  • Naturalistic inductions

  • How to Tell When a Child is Hypnotised

Child-friendly Hypnotic Language, Metaphors & Storytelling

  • Hypnotic Language Considerations

  • Metaphors and Storytelling

Solution Focused Approach

  • The Miracle Question

  • Scaling

  • Goal Setting

  • Accessing Inner Resources

NLP Anchor

  • Secret Superhero

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Thoughts, Emotions and Behaviours

  • Distorted and Irrational Thinking

  • ABCDE Approach

  • Combining CBT with Hypnosis

  • Homework

Revisiting Trauma and Letting Go

  • Revisiting Trauma

  • Letting Go

  • Submodalities


  • What is Mindfulness?

  • Emotional Regulation


  • Teaching Self-hypnosis

Self-esteem and Self-confidence

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-confidence

  • Self-Esteem/ Self-confidence Protocol

Self-destructive Behaviour

  • What is Self-Destructive Behaviour?

  • Self-destructive Behaviour Protocol


  • How Bullying Affects a Child

  • Bullying Protocol


  • Bedwetting

  • What Causes Bedwetting?

  • Bedwetting Protocol


  • What is Anxiety?

  • Anxiety Symptoms in Children

  • Explaining Anxiety to Children

  • Working with Anxiety & Anxiety Protocol

Eating Disorders

  • Types of Eating Disorders

  • Causes of Eating Disorders

  • Eating Disorders and Weight Loss

  • Eating Disorders Protocol

"Picky Eating"

  • What is Picky Eating

  • Picky Eating Protocol


  • What is a Phobia?

  • What Causes Phobias?

  • Phobia Protocol

Exam Nerves

  • Causes of Exam Anxiety

  • Hypnosis for Exam Anxiety

  • Exam Anxiety Protocol

Thumb Sucking and Other Habits

  • Thumb Sucking

  • Thumb Sucking and Habit Protocol

Concentration Issues

  • Concentration Issues

  • Concentration Issues Protocol

Chronic Pain

  • What is Chronic Pain?START

  • How Hypnosis Can HelpSTART

  • Chronic Pain Protocol

References & Bibliography

  • References

  • Bibliography

  • Online Journal Articles

Resources and Scripts

  • Resources

  • Scripts


  • Assignments