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.
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.
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.