During my hypnotherapy training courses – and when I’m working with hypnotherapy CPD students – most people envisage working with private clients and often primarily working with those conditions which are most popularly associated with hypnosis, such as weight loss and smoking. What I’ve found during my years of working as a hypnotherapist is that various other possibilities open up through time.

I was recently asked to provide hypnotherapy training to anaesthetic and nursing staff in Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children. The aim of the training was to explore ways of reducing the amount of premedications administered to children before anaesthesia by using hypnotherapy.

I’ve also recently become involved with a charity who work with children who have Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) and will be looking at ways to help these children overcome various issues which are associated with FASD, through the use of hypnosis.

My HypnoIBSTM course, which I developed with Irene Irving, an experienced hypnotherapist and Bowen therapist, has proved extremely popular as people increasingly look to complementary therapies to help with chronic health conditions.

Teachers and other professionals working with children are also increasingly looking to new ways of working with children, using techniques such as self-regulation, mindfulness and hypnosis.

These are all extremely exciting areas of work. Since I qualified over ten years ago there has been an increasing awareness and openness to hypnosis as a way of working with a range of medical conditions and as a means to improve people’s quality of life.

Increasingly, I’m providing hypnotherapy training which reflects these developments in my choice of CPD courses. I also help my hypnotherapy diploma students to identify their non-hypnotherapy strengths and to explore how they can offer a unique service to a variety of organisations as well as private clients.

If you’d like any information about our hypnotherapy diploma training course or CPD courses, please get in touch.