Hypnotherapy training for sports performance

Glenn Catley HypnotherapyGlenn Catley – former World Champion Boxer to speak at CPHT Manchester

Glenn Catley is a former World Champion Boxer (Super Middleweight Division).  We’re very proud that he will be visiting CPHT Manchester on our forthcoming course to explain how hypnotherapy helped him achieve his World Champion status.

As lecturers we know that one of the best ways we can help sporting people is to help improve their confidence in their performance.  It’s then amazing what they can achieve.

If a person is struggling to achieve their true potential, then sometimes they focus on what is going wrong rather than what is going well.  To overcome their nerves before a big race or get the right mindset before significant trials, we help them to achieve a positive mindset and help overcome the negatives. Sport is not just about physical ability, it’s also about mental ability.

Visualisation Helps

Jessica Ennis-Hill, Heptathlon Gold medallist in the London 2012 Olympics, is quoted as saying: “I use visualisation to think about the perfect technique. If I can get that perfect image in my head, then hopefully it’ll affect my physical performance.”

In one study, Jon Williamson (a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center who studies the brain’s role in exercise and physical activity), examined athletes riding exercise bikes under hypnosis:

“We told them they were about to go up a hill, and their heart rate increased even though their workload hadn’t changed. When that happened, we saw activation in the insular cortex [part of the brain],” he said. Other studies have shown athletes can even prepare their bodies to perform well despite a decrease in ambient oxygen levels if they know the drop is coming in advance…”

When our CPHT Manchester joint lecturers, Nic and Debs, work with sporting professionals, they ask them to direct their thoughts towards what they want to achieve, then they will get better results.

At CPHT Manchester, we are very successfully producing clinical hypnotherapists that understand how people can enhance their performance.

Get in touch if you want to be part of a very successful team of students who will be having fun learning about hypnotherapy starting this February!  Call Nicola on 0773 866 5172 or email us via info@cphtmanchester.co.uk.

Research for hypnotherapy

Does Hypnotherapy work?

This is one of the questions our students will be asked by friends or colleagues.  It’s a question that both Debbie and Nicola, as lecturers at CPHT Manchester, get asked 10 years after we originally qualified.

We could simply answer “yes!” and give a long list of personal examples which both ourselves and the students across the CPHT schools of training will have amassed.  But stories and anecdotal evidence is not solid evidence.

There is an ever-increasing amount of good quality evidence out there confirming the effectiveness of solution focused therapy, along with the benefits of hypnosis.  This is supported by the latest understanding in neuroscience.

It sometimes takes a little time for evidence to become mainstream and more widely accepted by the public and the medical fraternity.  That should not be an excuse to sit and wait though.

At CPHT Manchester we encourage all our hypnotherapy students to participate in a far-reaching research programme. This has already demonstrated the effectiveness of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.

The Research Programme:

The Clifton Practice Outcome Rating Programme (CORP) has been designed to measure effectiveness whilst remaining positive and solution focused.

The software is used by students in a very simple way that fits within sessions and benefits both the student and client. Students ask their customers to rate themselves against some simple scales in the initial consultation and at the end of each session thereafter.

The software allocates a score out of 10 for each answer and the changes are measured over a period of time and illustrated in graph form.  Both student and customer can easily see what has changed across the scales.

The Benefits:

Students quickly realise the power of being part of this exciting piece of research. They benefit as practitioners (they are able to compare their results to the global results of other participating hypnotherapists), plus clients benefit from being able to see their own progress. Clients then have an expectation of the progress they can make from past global results. They are also reminded of the areas they should focus on to maximise their improvements.

Hypnotherapy Research Programme
Improvement Rating over 7 sessions

Train to be a Hypnotherapist in Manchester and become part of this exciting research:

Would you like to know more about becoming a Hypnotherapist? Do you live in Manchester or the surrounding area?  Train with CPHT Mancester and participate in this powerful research programme which is helping to change the perception of Hypnotherapy.

Call Nicola on 0773 866 5172 if you wish to know more.  Next course starts February 2018.

Fun with hypnotherapy training

Hypnotherapy with us is fun!

When Debs and Nic are in the classroom teaching their students how to help their clients using hypnotherapy, they have fun and there will be much laughter.

As David Newton, founder of CPHT, is always saying: “It needs to be fun” and he also says “We need to get on with it”.  So when it comes to training at CPHT Manchester we really do like to ‘get on with it’ and have fun.

Even in the interviews we like to laugh and this carries on to the course weekends themselves.  There will be a great deal of concentration too we hasten to add, especially in the early days as students get to grips with neuroscience and how the brain works.

So why are the words ‘we just have to get on with it’ frequently heard in the classroom?  Well, we know the subconscious mind is an absolute professional at procrastination, therefore gentle encouragement to get on and do something, or even simply start a process can be useful – especially when it comes to starting to write up the portfolio that is required at the end of the course!

Fun and laughter is good for the brain.

Many of CPHT’s courses are located within therapy centres and it’s not unusual for receptionists to comment “It’s not supposed to be fun you know”. But we suppose that’s where solution focused hypnotherapy is a bit different, both with the training and once the student graduates and takes a smile into the clinic when meeting a client.

In fact, we’ve had other therapy centre clients and therapists so intrigued they sign up for the course, as do quite a few of our clients from our own hypnotherapy practices.

So keep smiling, it is proven to be very good for you.  And if you want cheering up, then perhaps it is time for that change of career, so have a chat with us.  Our next course starts in February 2018 and we’re already interviewing and have students signed up – it’s going to be good! Check out the dates here: www.cphtmanchester.co.uk/dates.