As David Newton, founder of CPHT, is always saying: “It needs to be fun” and “We need to get on with it”.
If we were to take these two sentences and put them into practice with regards to our whole life, wouldn’t life be different? Sometimes this isn’t always possible, but when it comes to training at CPHT Belfast we really do like to ‘get on with it’ and have fun.
Are all courses this much fun?
One of our students asked “Are all courses this much fun”? Our answer to that was “Yes, but the people from NI and Ireland seem to laugh more”! On occasion there were absolute tears of laughter.
In addition to this there was also a great deal of concentration. Especially in the early days as the students were getting to grips with neuroscience and how the brain works. However, we’d encourage them with words such as “Sometimes we just need to get on with it”. Or we’d lighten it with one of Alex’s great drawings!
Why do we sometimes have to ‘get on with it’? Well the subconscious mind is an absolute professional at procrastination. This isn’t a recent development, the word procrastination has been in the English dictionary since the 1600’s. We suspect it was around well before then too. Therefore gentle encouragement to get on and do something, or even simply start a process, can be very useful.
By not over-thinking things and taking the mental attitude of ‘yes I can’, we allow ourselves to concentrate more easily on what is being said. Whether that’s about the chemicals in the brain; the physical symptoms of stress; the signs of depression. All the things that make a CPHT Hypnotherapist knowledgeable, even in the early stages of their 10-month gold-standard diploma course.
Fun and laughter is good for the brain.
We encourage our students to transfer the fun to the therapy room so the client can benefit. Nic can recall coming down the stairs at a clinic with her client when the receptionist turned round and said with a smile: “I could hear you laughing down here, it’s not supposed to be fun you know”. Ah well, that’s the good thing, yes it is – that’s how the brain learns more easily.
Take any child at school, they will do better in a subject if they’re enjoying it. In therapy sessions with solution focused hypnotherapy, the brain can learn that it can laugh, despite what’s going on around it, and then not only can it overcome issues more easily, but it can come up with the correct assessment of any given situation and each individual can arrive more easily at the right solution for them.
So keep smiling, it’s proven to be very good for you, and if you want cheering up, then perhaps it’s time for a change of career so have a chat with us! 😉
Nic and Alex
Tel: 0773 866 5172 (Nic) or 07917 415926 (Alex).