Manchester 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 using the email address that accompanies your Paypal payment.

Please use the PayPal “Add to Cart” buttons below to pay your fee and confirm your place.

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Online – Working with Teenagers and Young People age 13-25 by Julie May

This CPD will equip you with the knowledge and research necessary to feel confident working with young people. The 13-25-year age group are probably the most at risk of severe anxiety, depression, self-harming, suicide, cyber-bullying and feeling overwhelmed. We will explore and learn about this area in mental health that is in need of more trained professionals.


  • Mental Illness in Young People
  • How the Brain Works in Young People and how this differs to the workings of the adult brain
  • Hormones and Neurotransmitters – which ones are helpful and how to better access and use them
  • Legal requirements when working with young people including safeguarding
  • Working with young people online/by telephone whilst being GDPR compliant
  • The Therapeutic Alliance when working with teenagers and adolescents
  • The Parents – how and when to involve them
  • Is it business as usual? We look at where and how things differ
  • How the IC differs when we’re working with Young People, with a specific IC information Gathering sheet
  • Peers, teachers and parents: helping young people understand how to communicate better and more easily
  • Alternatives to use for our MQ, and Specific SF Questions that work well
  • How to cope better with stress
  • Language patterns/Metaphors – how to make them relevant
  • Case Studies – a selection of case studies throughout this age range

About the Lecturer :
Julie May studied the Psychology of Education for 3 years at the University of Manchester and has worked in Secondary Schools, Sixth Form Colleges and Student Support Offices with students. As well as working as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, Julie is a Senior Lecturer for CPHT and a Supervisor with both the AfSFH and the NCH.


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Hypnosis for Improved Sporting Performance by Trevor Eddolls

The aim of this course is to understand how to help your clients improve their Sports Performance through the use of Hypnosis. We explore how the brain works and different techniques of visualisation and relaxation with the use of practical exercises to endorse the lessons.

Details :

Sports hypnosis can help athletes to improve their performance to get to the absolute top of their chosen sport. It can be used to:

  • Reinforce established sporting goals
  • Increase motivation
  • Improve bodily awareness
  • Handle nervousness
  • Manage stress
  • Be able to relax
  • Ignore distractions
  • Control pain.

The session will look at how the brain works and common problems that athletes face – choking, dartitis, yips, target panic, etc – and talk about paralysis by analysis, and how it can be avoided, and dealing with negativity.

We’ll look at different types of visualization and how they can be used to improve performance both in and out of trance. We’ll look at relaxation both away from events and at events.

We’ll look at the kind of language to use. And we’ll look at practice in and out of trance. We’ll look at getting ‘in the zone’. We’ll talk about Mihály Csíkszentmihályi’s idea of flow – the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.

And we’ll look at Owen Schaffer’s seven flow conditions. We will also look at hypnotherapy and NLP techniques to bring all this together to help produce the best athlete possible.

About the Lecturer : 

Trevor Eddolls  is a Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner, and also a qualified solution-focused supervisor and an NLP Master Practitioner. He is a qualified Life Coach. He also has diplomas in Positive Psychology, Nutrition, and Play Therapy. Trevor is Head of IT and Social Media on the Executive of the Association for Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH). He is a popular speaker and blogger and has written six books and numerous articles that have been published in a number of different hypnotherapy journals.   Trevor has successfully worked with clients for things like stress and anxiety, depression, phobias, becoming non-smokers, weight management, and performance – including Olympic-standard athletes.

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Working with Children by Kathryn Johannes

This is a module required for the AHD.

From this course you can expect to go away with all of the knowledge below to help you towards your AHD. In addition to this you can expect to leave with increased resources to enable you to work with children confidently and competently.


Understand how to implement a Solution Focused approach when working with children.

  • Outline the key points of solution focused practice when working with children.
  • Describe how a solution focused approach supports children in the development of their own solutions to problems.
  • Explain the importance of recognizing and acknowledging children’s strengths.
  • Understand how to effectively communicate and engage with children
  • Explain the term ‘child centered’.
  • Outline the key areas which promote effective communication with children.
  • Discuss ways of communicating with children who are unwilling or unable to communicate.

Understand how to set achievable goals.

  • Explain the importance of setting clear goals when working with children.
  • Provide examples of how to measure when/if goals have been achieved.
  • Discuss how the Miracle Question and Scaling can be utilized in developing goals.

Understand the importance of discovering skills and resources

  • Explain the importance of discovering children’s strengths, and provide examples of how to achieve this.
  • Outline how to turn deficits into strengths.

Understand how to use Hypnotherapy with children

  • Outline a variety of childhood conditions where hypnotherapy could be effectively used.
  • Explain why children respond well to hypnotherapy.
  • Demonstrate a variety of hypnotherapeutic interventions which can be utilized with children.

About the Lecturer:

Kathryn qualified in SFH in 2017, prior to that she worked with children ranging in age between 2 and 11 for over a decade. Since qualifying she has built a successful Childhood Specialist practice in Peterborough. She is able to share many successful client journeys with you and answer any questions you may have regarding working with children and/or their families.



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Fertility – details to follow

This is a module required for the AHD.

Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth by Kathryn Johannes

This is a module required for the AHD.

You can expect to leave the course feeling confident to deliver the Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth course to pregnant women and their partners. Plus all the knowledge below to help you achieve your AHD. Kathryn is pleased to share her own experiences and some high risk client stories too.


Understand the birthing process

  • Compare the history of birthing from a mammalian perspective and from a modern birth culture perspective
  • Describe basic anatomy and physiology of the body during pregnancy and labour
  • Discuss the psychological journey of birth
  • Discuss the impact of fear on pain

Understand how Hypnotherapy can support the Birthing Process

  • Discuss the reasons for using hypnotherapy in the birthing process, and the resultant benefits to mother, baby and birthing partner
  • Provide information of clinical research studies on the use of hypnotherapy for birth
  • Outline the process of achieving the ideal mental state throughout the stages of labour
  • Describe how hypnotherapy can support prenatal, perinatal and postnatal bonding
  • Discuss how hypnotherapy can support post-natal recovery
  • Provide a variety of hypnotherapeutic interventions which can be utilized throughout the whole birthing process

About the Lecturer: 

Kathryn qualified in 2017. Kathryn added this skill to her own practice in 2018, since then she has helped many families bring babies into the world safely and calmly. Furthermore Kathryn can use her own childbirth experience having used this method in 2013 and again in 2016.





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A reminder of key information :

Start and end times are as indicated in the colour code section at the top of the CPD list above.

CPHT Manchester, Cheadle House, Cheadle Royal Business Park, Royal Crescent, Cheadle SK8 3FS. 

There is free parking at the hotel.

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.

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Cancellation Policy
We require minimum of 2 weeks notice of cancellation. Although numbers are limited, late cancellations mean we cannot always fill your place, therefore we regret no refunds are given within the two week window leading up to the CPD. A 50% refund will be given between 2 weeks and 8 weeks. 100% refund will be given if more than 8 weeks notice is given.

If you are not able to attend the CPD please let us know.

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