Belfast CPD Programme

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) available for CPHT Graduates
All professional associations have Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) has chosen to follow the CNHC’s guidance on this. The definition of a CPD and also an indication of the type and quantity of CPD required can be found by following this link: CNHC CPD

National CPD Programme
The complete list of all CPDs available nationwide with dates can be found here.

AHD required
These denote CPDs that students are required to attend as part of the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD) Course.

Workshop CPDs
CPDs which last for half a day (AM or PM) are classified as Workshops.

Online CPDs
Many CPDs below are now available online via Zoom video conferencing so you can participate in the comfort of your own home. All you need to participate is a computer/tablet with webcam, microphone and an internet connection. Details and the Zoom link will be sent to you by the lecturer in the week prior to the CPD.

Cancellation Policy We require 3 days notice of cancellation.  If you would like a refund there will be a £10 administrative charge. If you are not able to attend the CPD please contact us asap so that someone else can have the opportunity to attend.

In case of queries, contact email:  info@cphtbelfast.co.uk or call 0773 866 5172 (For Belfast CPDs only).

CPD Course Notes
After attending a CPD, the course notes are available for download in PDF format by clicking on the Download links below. The links are password-protected; the passwords are issued to participants at the end of each CPD.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDs are designed for Graduates only.  If you are a CPHT student, please talk to your course lecturer before applying to attend a CPD.

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CPD CPD – AHD required CPD – Workshop (half-day)
How to run Weight Management Group Classes – Online – Jennifer Dunseath

FULLY BOOKED 

As we approach the end of the year, this workshop will prepare you for the New Year resolution period, where potential clients approach us wishing to lose weight!

This Workshop teaches you how to present Group Classes in Weight Management.

Topics we cover:

  • Manage Expectations – how to inform customers from the start that this isn’t a magic wand fix.
  • Content you can present to your classes, such as ‘what to present to get the science across to demonstrate that no magic wand exists’! We will adapt a typical IC and expand on topics like ‘dopamine, the brains reward system, cortisol, sleep, leptin and ghrelin’, in an easy to understand and easy to present manner.
  • The Miracle Question – the MQ is so important before trance.  Learn how to ask this question in a way that is highly effective but still retains client confidentiality in a group setting.
  • Balance – how to get that balance between not focusing on the problem and yet giving the customer what they paid for.

We will go through a 4-week class online format, showing how you can create engagement and add to knowledge every week.

About Jennifer Dunseath

Jennifer trained on Belfast’s first ever CPHT course in 2017 and has progressed her business extremely well ever since.  She is now a Supervisor and an assistant lecturer with CPHT Belfast.

Jennifer is also the owner of The Number House and Solution Hypnotherapy NI.

Whilst on the HPD course, Jennifer set up her first weight management classes and has continued to run and evolve them ever since.  She has gained a significant following in this area and now shares her experiences on this workshop.

If you’d like to run weight management classes and be ready to do so by the turn of the year, then this workshop is for you!

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to.  Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. If you make a last-minute booking, please email us so that we can transfer you to the delegate list. Thank-you!

 

Friday

27/11/2020

10am to 1pm

Menopause Workshop – Online – Jennifer Dunseath

The Menopause is an emotionally complex issue as well as physical, this workshop will give you an understanding of the issues and the confidence to support and work with clients experiencing it.

The menopause is more than hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings, it effects memory, concentration, sleep, causes muscle aches and fatigue weight gain and much more.

Menopause can occur naturally with age or it can occur suddenly following surgery, some women have minor symptoms but others can have severe symptoms that have a significant impact on their everyday activities.

Panic attacks are a serious problem for those suffering from menopause.

Helping people deal with anxiety in their life is what we as SFH’s do best, we look at how to do this within the context of the menopause.

This CPD is online via zoom and will include a comfort breaks.

The course is run by Jennifer Dunseath who runs a busy clinic in Belfast and also help teach at CPHT Belfast and is the process of setting up CPHT Dublin. Jennifer also qualified as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner in 1997 with the Kathrine Graves school of Hypnobirthing.

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to.  Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. If you make a last-minute booking, please email us so that we can transfer you to the delegate list. Thank-you!


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Friday

4/12/2020 10am – 1pm

How to run Weight Management Group Classes – Online 

Jennifer Dunseath

This workshop will prepare you for the New Year resolution period, where potential clients approach us wishing to lose weight!

This Workshop teaches you how to present Group Classes in Weight Management.

Topics we cover:

  • Manage Expectations – how to inform customers from the start that this isn’t a magic wand fix.
  • Content you can present to your classes, such as ‘what to present to get the science across to demonstrate that no magic wand exists’! We will adapt a typical IC and expand on topics like ‘dopamine, the brains reward system, cortisol, sleep, leptin and ghrelin’, in an easy to understand and easy to present manner.
  • The Miracle Question – the MQ is so important before trance.  Learn how to ask this question in a way that is highly effective but still retains client confidentiality in a group setting.
  • Balance – how to get that balance between not focusing on the problem and yet giving the customer what they paid for.

 

We will go through a 4-week class online format, showing how you can create engagement and add to knowledge every week.

About Jennifer Dunseath

Jennifer trained on Belfast’s first ever CPHT course in 2017 and has progressed her business extremely well ever since.  She is now a Supervisor and an assistant lecturer with CPHT Belfast.

Jennifer is also the owner of The Number House and Solution Hypnotherapy NI.

Whilst on the HPD course, Jennifer set up her first weight management classes and has continued to run and evolve them ever since.  She has gained a significant following in this area and now shares her experiences on this workshop.

If you’d like to run weight management classes, this workshop is for you!

For any queries, please email info@cphtbelfast.co.uk

 

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to.  Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. If you make a last-minute booking, please email us so that we can transfer you to the delegate list. Thank-you!


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Monday

11/01/2021

10am to 1pm

Book-keeping for Therapists Workshop – Online – Jennifer Dunseath

Aim: give therapists the tools and knowledge to be confident in their record keeping and to have the ability to do their own tax return.

From April 2023 HMRC will be phasing out Tax Returns and replacing them with Quarterly Assessments online.  These will be submitted from your digital record keeping software and then a final submission at the year end.
This CPD will incorporate an overview of those changes and what you need to do, so you will be well prepared!

Overview – a 3 hour course that will answer the following questions:

  • How, why and when to register as self employed?
  • What records to keep?
  • A working excel spreadsheet example will be used (this will form the bulk of the course)
  • Other software packages will be mentioned with their pros and cons
  • What can I claim back?
  • Do I need a business bank account?
  • Do I need an accountant?
  • What do I do with my receipts?
  • Clients pay cash, should I declare it?
  • How to fill in a Tax Return?
  • Any other questions!

About Jennifer Dunseath

  • Jennifer became self employed in 1999 doing book-keeping for a few businesses at home, within 5 years she had a city centre office in Edinburgh, with 13 employees.
  • She returned to Belfast in 2013 and trained with BF1 in 2017. She is the owner of The Number House and Solution Hypnotherapy NI and is also an assistant lecturer with CPHT Belfast.
  • Jennifer had excellent feedback to this CPD when she’s run it before, hence us re-running it again now.
“I recommend this CPD to anyone embarking on self employment. The world of tax and self assessment seems overwhelming and complicated, but Jen demystifies this and shows you how simple it actually is, taking you through each step. She then gives you examples of how to keep your records that will make life much easier when it comes to self assessment. I’m so glad I did this at the start of my self employment journey I feel like I have all the tools I need going forward”.

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to.  Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. If you make a last-minute booking, please email us so that we can transfer you to the delegate list. Thank-you!

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Friday

15/01/2021

10am to 1pm

An Introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) – online

(Please note change of date from 22nd November to 6th December).

This CPD is designed to give you an insight in to NLP and an overview of how an NLP Hypnotherapist may practice. It will include some ideas which may complement your practice as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.

This CPD was run earlier this year and we are hosting it again due to popular demand. It is also a module on the Advanced hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD).

What you will learn:
• A Brief history of NLP and its founders.
• The NLP Communication Model – how people gather, process, and encode information.
• Advance calibration skills – Eye Accessing Cues, Representational systems, sub-modalities.
• An Introduction to Language patterns – Meta model & Milton Model.
• Anchors – how to set them, and collapse existing negative anchors.
• An introduction to timelines and how to use them in your sessions.
• The NLP version of the rewind technique.
• Other techniques that you can start using immediately to help your clients get results.

The course will help strengthen your ability to build rapport quickly, and calibrate how a person is creating their problem states. You will also have the skills and knowledge to help them change these programs and make better choices going forward. This will enable to tackle your client’s specific issues directly.

About James Banfield

James integrates SFH and NLP in his company The Liberated Mind. He has trained with several well-known practitioners including James Tripp, Paul Makenna, and one of the founders of NLP Richard Bandler.

He is very passionate about neuroscience and helping his clients to create permanent positive changes in their lives. In this course he will share his knowledge and practical tips, which will give you the confidence to take your sessions to the next level.

Feedback from James’s previous NLP CPD:

‘James was a great presenter, clearly knew his subject and put everyone at ease’
‘James’ knowledge was amazing. Offering up his expertise was a real treat. I would happily pay to do another online course with James as his passion for his job is palpable’

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to. Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. If you make a last-minute booking, please email us so that we can transfer you to the delegate list. Thank-you!


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Sunday

6/12/2020

10am to 5pm

Neuroscience & Obesity – Online CPD – Claire Brigg

Although you will have covered some of this content in your HPD course, this half-day CPD gives you an opportunity to find out more about this area, especially if weight management is an area you are interested in or just would like a refresher!

Here is an overview of the content:

Aim:  To understand how to work with all aspects of weight management.   This will be primarily focused on being overweight but we will also touch on the other areas such as being underweight and eating disorders.  We will examine the biological and psychological components and focus our understanding of how to implement a Solution Focused approach with this area.

The day will include in depth discussion of the following areas:

  • Adipose tissue and biological components of being overweight
  • Stress and it’s connection to adiposity
  • Depression
  • Primitive man – is our eating behaviour governed by evolutionary factors?
  • Comfort eating
  • Stress and how it affects our eating behaviour
  • Treatments, effective and otherwise
  • Our approach
  • How to get the best out of the miracle question
  • How to adapt to different personalities
  • Common undermining thinking styles
  • Case studies and exercises

 

About Claire Brigg

Claire trained with David Newton in 2002 and has been in private practice at the Clifton Practice ever since!

Claire has written and taught for the CPHT CPD programme for many years and brings her wealth of clinical knowledge and experience together with an academic focus.

She has an honours degree and a Masters in Psychology, is a qualified teacher and holds a post as a lecturer for a Counselling degree programme where she teaches developmental Psychology and contemporary Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to counselling students in training and post qualification.  Claire is also studying for a Doctorate in Education at the University of Bristol focusing on the subject of resilience in higher education.

This CPD is an AHD module.

Claire receives great feedback to this CPD every time she runs it!

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to.  Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. If you make a last-minute booking, please email us so that we can transfer you to the delegate list. Thank-you!

 

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Saturday

16/01/2021

10am to 1pm

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) – 2-day online CPD – Alex Brounger

Aim:  To give a broader understanding of SFBT, its tools, techniques and development and to improve practitioners’ ability to apply the most useful parts effectively in the consulting room.

 

SFBT is one of the cornerstones of our work as Solution Focused Hypnotherapists.  Whilst there are differences between SFBT and what we do there is also, obviously, some very strong common ground. This CPD will improve your understanding of how the SFBT model works and broaden your ability to ask your clients solution focused questions.

 

Discussing the pertinent research that demonstrates its effectiveness, this CPD helps us explain why we work in the way we do, what to listen out for when talking to our clients and how we help them create a better, brighter more detailed picture of a more positive future.

 

Packed full of those golden nuggets we all look for in a CPD, it will help refresh your practice, build your confidence and motivate you.  You will be better equipped to help your clients just that little bit harder to meet their goals.

 

About Alex Brounger:

 

Alex trained at CPHT Bristol with David Newton in 2011.  He became more broadly known amongst Solution Focused Hypnotherapists with his enormously successful Miracle Question Workshop. Now Senior Lecturer for CPHT Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Alex is also Head of CPHT’s Level Five qualifications, managing the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD) and delivering the Supervisor’s Course.

 

Despite all of this, Alex maintains a busy and successful practice working with clients largely online or over the telephone. A passionate proponent of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and the Solution Focused approach, Alex was recently described as being at “the very top of his game” by fellow hypnotherapists.  He likes the direct approach, being about as subtle as a brick through a glass window.

This is an AHD module.

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to.  Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. Thank-you!


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Saturday & Sunday

30/31 Jan 2021

10am to 5pm (2-day CPD)

Fertility CPD – Online – Jennifer Dunseath

The impact of doing our ‘usual’ SFH with someone suffering from fertility issues cannot be underestimated.

The aim of this CPD is to give you a greater understanding of fertility and infertility and the impact fertility issues can have on peoples lives.  Plus this CPD will help give you the confidence to deal with what is often a very emotional subject.

We will cover the physical and psychological causes/factors of infertility and information on modern fertility treatments.

We will explore the role of hypnotherapy in supporting fertility and reducing the negative effects of infertility.

We will discuss the importance of setting SMART goals and how to manage expectations/disappointment/loss.

We will also cover some relaxation techniques you can teach your clients to help them let go of stress and anxiety that is often experienced on their fertility journey.

This CPD is online via zoom and will include a lunch break and couple of comfort breaks.

About Jennifer Dunseath

Jennifer qualified at CPHT Belfast in 2017 and runs a busy clinic in Belfast as well as helping to lecture at CPHT Belfast.  She’s also a Senior Lecturer at CPHT Dublin.

Jennifer is a qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner having trained with the Kathrine Graves school of Hypnobirthing.

This CPD is also a module on the AHD.

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to.  Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. Thank-you!

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Friday

12th Feb 2021

10am to 5pm

Calm Pregnancy and Childbirth Full Day CPD – Online – Jennifer Dunseath

The main focus of this CPD is to understand the birthing process and the impact modern birth culture has had on our perspective of childbirth and how we can regain a more natural perspective.

We will look at the basic anatomy and physiology of the body during pregnancy and labour and the impact that fear has on pain. Helping clients reduce their anxiety and fear is what we do every day, this CPD will give you the confidence to work with pregnant women and make a real positive impact on their pregnancy journey.

We will discuss how hypnotherapy can support a calm pregnancy and birthing process and even the subsequent bonding with the baby.

We will look at techniques that we can use in the therapy room and that we can teach the client to use at home during pregnancy and throughout the whole birthing process.

This CPD is online via zoom and will include a lunch break and couple of comfort breaks.

About Jennifer Dunseath

Jennifer Dunseath qualified at CPHT Belfast in 2017 and runs a busy clinic in Belfast as well as helping to lecture at the school.  She has received very positive feedback to the previous CPDs she has run.

Jennifer is a qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner having trained with the Kathrine Graves school of Hypnobirthing.

This CPD is a module on the AHD.

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to.  Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. Thank-you!


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Friday 

26th Feb 2021

10am to 5pm

Online Miracle Question Workshop – Alex Brounger

The original and probably the best Miracle Question Workshop, Alex has been running these workshops to very high high acclaim since 2015.

Easily the most difficult part of the SFH session but probably the most powerful the Miracle Question can be challenging.

In this highly practical and back to basics workshop Alex covers all the areas that more experienced therapists have forgotten and new therapists might be struggling to get to grips with.

Alex delivers this workshop online via Zoom so you can participate in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a computer/tablet with webcam, microphone and an internet connection.

Details and the Zoom link will be sent to the email address accompanying your Paypal payment. Book now to avoid disappointment!

** Email info@cphtbelfast.co.uk for the next date we will be running this workshop if you can’t make this one.

When booking, please ensure your PayPal address is correct as that is where we will send the Zoom link to.  Alternatively, once you’ve booked, please email us at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk to advise your correspondence email address. Thank-you!

 


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Friday

12/03/2021

9.30am to 12.30pm

Location
Our CPD’s are held in and around Belfast, and online. Please see individual adverts for location details.
Online CPDs can be accessed from any tablet, mobile phone, laptop or computer (Windows or Mac) with a microphone, a webcam and an internet connection.

Discounts
AfSFH Members : Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) are working together to help you continue your personal and professional development. CPHT are proud to offer AfSFH members discounted rates on various CPD Seminars.

Cancellation Policy
We require minimum of 3 days notice of cancellation.  Numbers are limited. If you are not able to attend the CPD please contact us and we will delete your name, so that someone else can have your place.