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Monday, 20 November 2017

Making your therapy practice autism friendly

I think it was Temple Grandin (one of the first people to share her experience of having autism publicly) who suggested that living with Asperger's Syndrome was like living in a world where everyone else speaks Shakespearean English. You get the gist of things, and you pick up enough to get by, but you also know there's a lot you are missing that everyone else seems to understand. So just pause, and think for a moment what that would be like.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Seven essential study skills for hypnotherapy students

So the first excitement is over - you've applied to the hypnotherapy school of your choice, been accepted and attended your first class, and now the reality hits. You’re looking at your first piece of homework for maybe 20 years and wondering what you've let yourself in for..

Even if you’ve studied more recently, our top tips will help you make the most of your training.

Monday, 18 September 2017

What should I ask in my intake session?

Structuring a therapy session - especially a first one - is a problem for many new therapists, and some not so new. We know we need to collect quite a bit of information, but there is often very little structure taught as to how to do this. Lots of good stuff about clean language, open questions etc, but not so much on what to actually ask.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Therapists - should you specialise?

Students often ask - usually towards the end of their training - whether it’s a good idea to specialise in some way. So, as Max Bygraves used to say, I wanna tell you a story…

My Mum recently had occasion to consult a solicitor. Nothing earth shattering, just for basic advice on wills after a change in circumstances. A firm we found said they offered 'legal advice for the elderly'. Sounds good, right? The guy she saw was friendly and helpful, everything was fine. (Bear with me, the therapy part is coming soon. Perhaps this is more like Ronnie Corbett than Max Bygraves.)