Would you believe we’ve already carried out our second weekend of hypnotherapy training in Belfast with our lovely bunch of students? Admittedly the start of the course was put back a week so as not to coincide with the start of school going back, so we only had three weeks till the second course weekend.
We’ve decided we’ve got the best students ever. In the first month’s training they really got to grips with how the brain works and they were amazed at the long list of symptoms that we can help our customers with. We introduced them to hypnotherapy in that first weekend and had them practising on each other which caused some laughter.
In between the first two course weekends the students have been out practising guided relaxation with volunteers (mainly friends and family) with very good results. We’ve also discovered they can certainly tell a yarn in the classroom!
In our second course weekend, we went on to explain brain research and the aspects of neuroscience that help us in understanding our customers. We also talked about different personality types, identifying a few characters in our classroom at the same time! We had good feedback on the breakout exercises we did, one of which put the students in the client’s chair and gave them a whole different perspective. It’s so easy to see things from just one perspective – switching it around to see things from the other side can be very helpful indeed both in training and in life.
On the second day of the weekend we introduced the Miracle Question – that got a few raised eyebrows I can tell you! It is one of the great tools we use, in addition to hypnosis, to help the client to move forward.
Between now and the next course weekend the students are out practising their Information Gathering techniques with friends and family. This enables them to become adept at getting the information they need in order to progress their customers in the best way possible.
The best thing of all is we had so much fun, there was a lot of laughter in the room. Learning becomes easier if you have fun! We’ve even started interviewing for our next course starting in May, so Alex and myself will be out twice a month at that point – our airline is going to love us!!
Finally, we’ve discovered that Northern Ireland and Ireland seem to rather like solution focused hypnotherapy and its beneficial effects.