Why You Should Attend A CPHT Kent Hypnotherapy Training Open Evening Event

When looking for the hypnotherapy training that’s best for you, after checking out the website and reading the reviews the most logical step is to meet your hypnotherapy training lecturers at an open evening or open day event.

This gives you the chance to meet the people training you, check out your training environment and most importantly, get all your questioned answered so you can make the best choice for your hypnotherapy training.

CPHT Kent offer several open evening dates for our potential hypnotherapy students to come along, meet us and find out what makes CPHT the fastest growing hypnotherapy training provider in the UK.

We run CPHT Kent open evenings are at our Hypnotherapy Training venue – The Friars at Aylesford in Kent, because it means when you come along for your first weekend of training you’ll already be familiar with your surroundings.

We run them in the evening because our students, who are often career changers or returners, have found this is the easiest time for you to come along.

CPHT Kent Hypnotherapy Training open evening events are informal, in a Q & A style, because, we’ve found this style has given our hypnotherapy students the best opportunity to get the information you need to make the right decision for you.

What you can expect at one of our Hypnotherapy Training Open Evenings:

  • Meet both your lecturers
  • See your teaching room and the venue
  • Have access to more information about the course and your future career
  • An informal and welcoming environment
  • Ample opportunity to ask questions
  • Get expert and open responses about every aspect of your training and future career
  • Access to two successful practitioners who run busy practices and tell it like it is
  • Two very passionate people who want to help you make the right choice for you

What you won’t get at one of our hypnotherapy training open evenings

  • Hard Sell – that’s just icky and we don’t do icky.
  • Formal interviews – it isn’t a job interview and your life experience is probably the most important aspect of your skill as a future therapist. We want to meet the real you.
  • Boring presentations – because we want to deliver what you want to know about
  • Therapists who don’t practice, who don’t understand the real world of hypnotherapy today. Hypnotherapy is the fastest growing profession in the UK and we believe that no student should ever be taught by someone who doesn’t practice and understand what it takes to be a successful hypnotherapist.

What you’ll leave with at the end of a CPHT Kent hypnotherapy training open evening

  • Clarity – you’ll know if this is the course for you
  • Simple Next Steps – we give you everything you need and follow up with an email in case you don’t remember everything
  • Confidence – that you’ll be getting the most science based, practical training in hypnotherapy in the UK, delivered by successful and skilled lecturers and therapists.

We have already run one successful open evening and have students sign up because of it.  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to really find out everything you need to know so you can make the right decision for you.  Our next hypnotherapy training open evenings are

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 6:00 to 8:30PM – To Attend the November open evening BOOK IN HERE 

Monday, December 4, 2017 – 6:00 to 8:30PM – To Attend the December open evening BOOK IN HERE

We look forward to welcoming you along

Gary and Ali

Stories from the casebook of Ali Hollands, CPHT Kent Lecturer

Stories from the casebook of Ali Hollands, CPHT Kent Lecturer

What’s it like to work as a solution focused hypnotherapist? You might already starting to think about what life after qualification might be like, after all your hypnotherapy training is finished and your portfolio signed off…when you are growing a hypnotherapy practice of your own.

Here Ali Hollands, who runs her own busy practice as well as lecturing for CPHT Kent, shares a couple of stories from her busy casebook about specific phobias, which is from one of the most common issues you will see once you’ve qualified as a solution focused hypnotherapist.  Just think, in just a few months, this could be you!

The Mouse Phobia Even I Was Intimidated By

‘Marie was a woman of around the same age as me; smart as a whip, funny and so down to earth. Then, when she told me in all seriousness (I knew she wasn’t joking, by the look on her face!), she would rather be dead than encounter a mouse, I knew I had my work cut out.

Marie’s phobia was inherited from her mother and she shared it with her sisters, who would, as siblings do, wind each other up over their shared terror…who needs family eh? She found mice disgusting, hated them with a passion and would find herself checking every dark looking speck on the floor or in cupboards to see if it was a mouse dropping; she knew she was being unreasonable.

The reason she had come to see me was because of the most recent episode, when she had moved out of her home for a whole week after seeing a mouse, had more than one pest control service in and now felt unsafe in her home, a place she normally loved.

After 3 sessions Marie said she had walked into the hardware shop to buy something, but had taken herself down the aisle with the pest control.  She said she had picked up a box and was able to look at the box without feeling faint, angry or disgusted…she even admitted that mice were possibly quite cute.  After the 4th session she was completely confident she would be able to cope with whatever mouse related incidents might come her way.

This phobia had even intimidated me, but I shouldn’t have been, even though I am still sometimes amazed and awed by how powerful hypnotherapy can be!’

 

The Flying Phobia That Stopped Planes On Runways & Cost £0000s In Lost Flights

‘The holiday of a lifetime with the person you love should be something to look forward to right?  The highlight of your year? Not for Andi.  Andi had suffered for many, many years with a phobia of flying that was so strong that she wouldn’t have checked baggage because she was never sure if she would actually make it off the runway, had stopped planes more than once to get off or deliberately missed them altogether.

Andi came to see me because she had got off another flight and lost £0000s on an unused ticket for a long haul, dream destination flight. Her girlfriend had taken the flight and was now in a far flung destination without her. She had booked tickets for the end of the following week and asked if I could do something with so little notice to get her on the flights.  Normally sessions are spread out over weekly appointments, but occasionally we need to speed up the process.  I promised I would throw everything at it and that we would do our best to get her on that plane!

We did some intense work, but mostly exactly as I normally would – reducing the stimulus to something that didn’t induce a phobic response and then replacing with how she really wanted to be on her flights from now on.

When I received the text from a far away place, just a few days later, I was so happy for Andi, she was with the person she loved, in an amazing place, having the time of her life and the flight (and connecting flight!) had been absolutely fine.

There have been other, wonderful, life enhancing phobia fixes that have meant someone able to go for walks in the country without fear of frogs, get up and speak to other businesses and tell their amazing story, drive their children to school and nursery so they can go back to work…the list goes on.’

For every phobia there is a person living less that their fullest and most enjoyable life.  Imagine if it was you that had set them free to really live again.  What would that be like for you?

 

Solution focused hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that combines the latest and most accurate findings in neuroscience and solution focused brief therapy, a forward looking and highly empowering form of brief therapy.  If you’d like to find out how you could become a solution focused hypnotherapist, take a look at our course dates and come along to an open evening, or just get in touch now.

 

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Hypnotherapy Training Venue Kent – The Friars in Aylesford

Hypnotherapy Training Venue Kent – The Friars in Aylesford

 

What’s in a venue?  You might think a venue is of minor importance when running a hypnotherapy training course, particularly in Kent, where there are so many venues on offer. However, at CPHT Kent, we know the value of the right environment to support your learning.

Your hypnotherapy training should be a real experience, one that you look back on as a real highlight experience and the start of a very exciting new phase of your life.  Which is why we aim to make it that way, not just with gold standard hypnotherapy training but with a beautiful, comfortable and well appointed venue in the heart of the Kent countryside.

We are delighted to have found the perfect place for this – The Friars, in Aylesford.  Not only do they have the friendliest people looking after you during your training course, but the grounds are magical, it’s got a low cost parking option (so rare in Kent!), two choices of places to get food on site and nearby road and rail links to the rest of Kent.

If you are not quite sure where The Friars is – you’ll find it just a just a short drive from Aylesford village; nearby villages and towns are Kings Hill, East Malling, West Malling, Allington and Maidstone itself.  There are many beautiful listed buildings in this ancient and peaceful place, which is set in magnificent grounds, perfect for a lunchtime walk or an outside lunch when the course moves into summer.

Having looked at so many training venues for the hypnotherapy course, all over Kent, we knew, as soon as we walked into The Friars and met with their wonderful staff, that this would be the place our students would enjoy and benefit from the most.

We look forward to welcoming you along to one of our open evenings and the upcoming hypnotherapy training course.  For more details on upcoming events and training, click on open-days-for-cpht-kent-hypnotherapy-training-courses. CPHT Kent really is the perfect place to change your career and to change your life.

 

Hypnotherapy training – is it for you ?

Why I became a Hypnotherapist and why hypnotherapy training is it for you

Hi I’m Gary Johannes and I’m the senior lecturer here at CPHT Kent and the East of England

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Hypnotherapy training could be for you

But I’ve not always been a hypnotherapist – in fact just like many of my students I’ve had a varied career. I went on the hypnotherapist to get more personal development, to get business development so I could be better at my then job. However, I fell in love with being a hypnotherapist. So much so I built a busy practice of my own and now I’m also a lecturer for the gold standard hypnotherapy school CPHT.

So if you’re ready to start a new career, to upskill in your current roll or just want to have the freedom that comes with the lifestyle you really want, then this course is for you.

The best thing about being a hypnotherapist for me when I started was the ability to help so many different people whether for anxiety in everyday life or doing presentation within their jobs.

The other thing for me it gave me freedom to live the lifestyle I wanted. So I was in control of my destiny, I was in control of how many hours I worked and when I worked. I could choose whether I wanted time off or whether I wanted to work every hour available. It is my choice, I’m in charge of my destiny, I felt good about that and I was able to help people feel good about themselves. So it was the freedom that I really enjoyed.

So who comes on our course?

We get such a wide variety of different types of people coming on our course.From different aspects of life, we get people who are working full time and want to change their careers, they want to free up some time, get of the hamster wheel of corporate life.

We get people who are already qualified in the therapy or medical world, whether that be in the nhs like a nurse or someone working as a counselor or maybe a body worker like a masseur or chiropractor and want to add more tools to help more people. We get people who have been a fulltime parent and want to get back into the work place but also want to help people

So we get all walks of life. We get people who want to be partime we get people who want to be fulltime, but most of all when they come on the course they want to see how they can fit the course around their busy lives and get the qualification they want and to start their new careers

And our course is perfect for that!

One of the big questions I get ask on a regular basis is, how do I fit in all the course work around our everyday lives? Over the years we’ve been running hypnotherapy courses here we’ve had all sorts of people, we’ve had people working fulltime employment, mums’ children (even nursing mums) people working away from home and people who have just come back into the work place after being a parent for many many years. And they have all noticed how easy it is, how flexible it is to fit around their day to day lives.

What also sets us apart is that we are solution focused. That means we work with people to get the best outc0me for them, but its future paced, we also use the most clinically proven techniques and the most modern neuroscience research to back up everything we do so we know we are always at the forefront of the hypnotherapy world

If you’re ready to take the next step in your life and join us on our next course, then simple click the link below and get full information on the course and when the next course starts. Course in Nottingham are provided for anyone from around the UK.

Check our next course dates here – http://cphtkent.co.uk/dates/

and course content here – http://cphtkent.co.uk/hpd-course/

Adding New Strings To Your Bow… Hypnotherapy Training

Hypnotherapy TrainingRecently I was asked what it meant to have another string to my bow? It made me think for a moment and then I was aware of a warm, confident feeling flow through me.

Currently I am a Chiropractor training in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH). Seem odd to you? Well there are actually a lot of overlaps. Many of my Chiropractic patients re-present repeatedly with aches and pains caused by posture, injury and more than often driven by an element of stress and tension. SFH helps people to relax and unwind, which can be very beneficial to not just their mental wellbeing but that of their physical body too.

I ventured into SFH because I wanted to help patients realise and be their best but also Chiropractic is a very physical job and due to my genetics it is likely that I won’t be able to physically do my job right up to retirement age and the thought of not being able to help people out of pain was challenging me.

The opportunity came along and I grasped it with both hands. Not only do I get to continue to help people for longer but I have benefitted myself from learning about and understanding, how the brain works and what a healthy mind looks and feels like.

I am half way through my training and I feel lighter, brighter and confident. The trials and tribulations of life still happen but they are more manageable and I see a future full of helping people feel the same way.

Dr Bridget Bath

Since completing her Hypnotherapy Training and qualifying Bridget now runs both a Chiropractic and Hypnotherapy Clinics from her premises in  Glinton near Peterborough. After completing a number of CPD offered by CPHT Bridget also offers hypnobirthing, Hypnotherapy services for children and young adults.

Visit her website at http://greenacreschiropractic.co.uk/hypnotherapy/

 

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Being A Clinical Hypnotherapist Is A Decidedly Rewarding Career – Hypnotherapy Training

Hypnotherapy Training Courses – Why I chose Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

I particularly look forward to Fridays as do most of the general population, but probably for very different reasons! For me, it’s an opportunity to reflect back on the all people I have seen throughout the week, and how I am able to aid them on their journey as my hypnotherapist once aided me.

It wasn’t very long ago that I too couldn’t wait until Friday, almost delirious that the week was finally over, looking forward to spending time with family and friends over the weekend.  But then that feeling of dread slowly creeping over as Sunday afternoon quickly began to turn into Sunday evening. desperately clinging on to the last few hours of freedom until the weekly grind replayed once more, and missing out on a good night’s sleep fretting over the doom that is Monday Morning!!  Not a good start to the week; waking up tired and disgruntled.

It dawned upon me, although there wasn’t technically anything ‘wrong’ with my life, I felt, well rather ‘bleurgh’, flat and discontented. Surely our jobs should be a positive existence, a place in which we spend most of our time with people we are happy to surround ourselves with? Sadly, for many of us this is just not the case, according to some recent research conducted by the London School of Business and Finance a staggering forty-seven percent of the professional population want to change their jobs. The poll hoped for increased salary prospects, better work-life balance and improved job satisfaction.

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I took my concerns of entrapment and to an extent guilt and ingratitude (after all I had a roof over my head and a healthy family didn’t I?) to a recommended hypnotherapist in Peterborough, I always thoroughly enjoyed my own hypnotherapy sessions and was amazed and intrigued by the changes I had made in my life and most importantly the understanding I took away stayed with me.

As my interest peaked I decided the time was right and contacted my hypnotherapist, he suggested registering on the CPHT HPD diploma Hypnotherapy Training course, they offered the best qualification.

I chose the successful CPHT in particular for the depth of knowledge passed down to their students, they have pioneered the way for modern science based clinical hypnotherapy.

Their Hypnotherapy training courses are designed to conveniently ‘slot’ into life. I trained for one weekend per month for ten months, allowing me work throughout the duration of the course, this worked surprisingly well, and fitted quite nicely into work, home and a young family.

I enjoyed every aspect of the CPHT course so much so that just over a year later I gleefully welcome Mondays and aiding my clients at my own practice.

Being a clinical hypnotherapist is a decidedly rewarding career, my job to assist and support my clients to bring about desired change is exceptionally fulfilling.

 

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Hypnotherapy Training after 20 years as a Mum

Hypnotherapy Training “From 20 Years As Stay at Home Mum To Busy Clinical Hypnotherapist”

I have been fortunate enough to be a stay at home Mum for the last 20 years.  With my youngest son off to university I knew it was time to get back out in the world.  Being at home during my children’s formative years was an amazing privilege however it’s not great for your confidence.  I had become an expert at getting the stains out of rugby kits and could bake a reasonable cake but the thought of going out to work was very daunting!

Within the last couple of years we had as a family seen first-hand the true value of hypnotherapy and what powerful change it can bring about.  My husband had been commuting for five hours a day and after nine years this started to take its toll and he began to suffer panic attacks on the train.  Visits to the doctor and several sessions of counselling had little impact and then quite by chance I came across a leaflet that on one side exactly described Sean symptoms and on the other explained how hypnotherapy could help.  Sean had regular sessions of hypnotherapy with Gary Johannes of Inspired to Change for a couple of months.  Almost instantly Sean started to feel better and within a few weeks he was back at work.  I was fascinated by the power of hypnotherapy and started to look into training courses.

As if it was meant to be, Sean received an email from Gary to say that he was starting a CPHT Hypnotherapy training course in Peterborough.  The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) is a nationwide training body providing a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Course. Hypnotherapy is now considered to be one of the fastest growing professions in the UK and CPHT has enabled hundreds of students to become successful hypnotherapists.  I already knew just how powerful this form of hypnotherapy was and so had no concerns about the subject of the course itself however I was nervous about my own ability to study after all these years.  Gary was very reassuring, he explained that it was a very practical course where you are encouraged to start seeing clients from the very beginning and you are well supported throughout.  The academic side clearly explained and you are given plenty of time to complete the work.

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Hypnotherapy Training Course

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course, yes it stretched me but I learnt so much about myself as well as how to really help and make a difference to my clients.  Don’t let age or lack of self-belief stop you from doing this course, it is good to stretch yourself and discover what you are truly capable of and think of all the good you can do for so many people.

 

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Training to be a Hypnotherapist Is the most transferable skill of all

Training to be a Hypnotherapist
Really? 21% want a new career this year?

Why training to be a Hypnotherapist could be your way forward

Studies show that just 20% of UK workers are happy at work and that almost half would like to change career, with 21% hoping to make that change in the next 12 months.

Does that surprise you?

For many, the motivation to change career is that what they do in their day job makes no meaningful contribution to the world.  This suggests that making money has become less important to them as making an impact.

13 years ago, I was one of those people and when I ditched my successful corporate London career, sold my Chelsea pad and moved to Melbourne, Australia to retrain as a hypnotherapist, some people thought I’d lost my mind.  The truth is that it was having hypnotherapy in my mid-twenties that helped me identify that I was not happy with my life, including my job.  It also helped me realise what was most important to me – it gave me the confidence to pursue it!

 Back then, there weren’t many people that I knew making such drastic moves to change their career, but career change statistics now suggest that the average person will be making a career change approximately 5-7 times during their working life.

How things have changed!

I believe that people have come to realise that there is no longer such a thing as ‘job security’ and that in fact, these days the only real security is in developing our knowledge, skills and abilities so that we have more value to offer our employers or our clients.

I have trained in many things:  Human Resources Management, Business, Leadership, Management, Psychotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Coaching and even Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu!  However, it was the decision to train as a Hypnotherapist that has been the most useful in everything I have done since I made that decision at the age of 29!

Not only did it enable me personally to make a significant life-change and to get out of the corporate trap, but the knowledge and skills it gave me enabled me to build a successful private practice, to create and develop the leadership infrastructure and team to build a national business network, to write a successful business book, to advise on two company boards and to make a meaningful impact in my work as a business coach and mentor, helping small business owners to build successful businesses and create the lifestyle they want.

 Tamsen Garrie, Director of Development, Inspired To Change

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Looking For A New Career? Try Hypnotherapy!

Looking for a NEW career?
Be Part of the solution… “Train As A Hypnotherapist”

 

Looking for a new career? Have you considered hypnotherapy? It is one of the fastest growing careers in the UK and here is why.

1 in 4 of us will suffer from some form of mental health issue in 2016. The pressures of our moderns lives means stress, anxiety and depression are on the rise and our National Health Service is struggling to keep up.

4 years ago I was one of those 1 in 4. A diagnosis of M.E. (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) had seen me go from someone who ran twice a week, swam twice a week and worked just as hard in a very successful career to someone who struggled to put one foot in front of another and string together a decent sentence.

The uncertainty during the 2 years it took to get a diagnosis sent my anxiety rocketing and my confidence plummeting and, what had started out as a physical health issue spiralled into a mental health issue too.
I’m pleased to say I am no longer one of the 1 in 4 – I’m now one of the 1 in 36,000. I’m one of the growing body of professional hypnotherapists who are leading the way in the mental health arena, helping those 1 in 4 overcome their stress, anxiety or depression, building their confidence and self-esteem so they can move forward with their lives.
Hypnotherapy helped me get my life back on track. I recognised that the high stress work environment I had thrived in before was no longer doing me any favours. I was so inspired by how hypnotherapy had helped me that I rather rashly decided the solution was to retrain as a hypnotherapist myself.

It sounded great as I imagined it in my mind – how lovely it would be to help others every day, to choose the hours I wanted to work, to ditch the daily commute. What a fulfilling life I would have! But then reality hit, I couldn’t just give up work and retrain and set up a new business – I had a mortgage to pay!
My hypnotherapist recommended I contact CPHT as they provided the best qualification in the UK – if you’re going to do something you’ve got to do it properly right! I had a mixture of excitement and disappointment swirling around my mind as I picked up the phone to them – I’d read about their diploma course and it sounded amazing but I couldn’t see how I could find the time or the money to retrain. So I was delighted to learn that I could do the course at weekends and pay for it in monthly instalments! So there really was nothing holding me back.
And three and a half years on from making that phone call I don’t have to imagine how lovely it is to help others every day, I don’t have to imagine what it’s like to choose when I want to work.

I don’t have to imagine what my life would be like without the daily commute and the stressful work environment. I live that fulfilling life every day on the other side of the 1 in 4 – as part of the solution, not feeling stuck in the problem.

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Caroline Prout DHP HPD MNCH (Reg.) AfSFH (Reg) SFH (sup)

Lecturer CPHT Peterborough
Lecturer                     CPHT Peterborough

 

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

I am often asked the question ‘What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?’

Well, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) is a model of excellence that uses interventions that are effective. It will use the very best procedures that science and research prescribe. In reality though its core philosophy is very much based on the work of Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg and the basic tenets of SFBT.

Hypnotherapy, and SFH is no exception, has a history of being associated with many forms of therapeutic practice. Often, but not always, this can be a force for good. What follows could be described as the foundation philosophies on which SFH is built. Dr James Braid (1795-1860), who could be thought of as the inventor of modern hypnotism, successfully created a blueprint that could be described as the original hypnotherapy model.

“He was best known in the medical world from his theory and practice of hypnotism, as distinguished from Mesmerism, a system of treatment he applied in certain diseases with great effect.” (Obituary. The Lancet 1860)

Braid’s influence and success was very much a result of his empirical and scientific approach. In effect he said that the clinical progress should be verified by research and related to the latest understanding of psychology. He attributed the success of trance to ordinary psychological or physiological factors such as focused attention, expectation, motivation and endeavour. SFH is very much based on Braid’s basic premise that mental focus on imagery and language mediates the physical and psychological effects of dominant ideas.

It would have appeared sensible to consolidate the work done by Braid and to capitalise on what worked. This was not to be the case. In late Victorian and post Victorian times ‘wackiness’ once more sabotaged the credible scientific clinical practice. Even worse, in the late 19th and most of the 20th Century the pseudo-scientific ‘hi-jacked’ hypnotherapy and kept it in a state, often a delusional state of stagnation.

Fortunately, as Robertson says in the ‘Complete Writings of James Braid “The Father of Hypnotherapy in the 21st Century”, “Braid’s ‘Common Sense’ and empirical orientation have become fashionable once again”‘.

Hypnotherapy was partially rescued from post-Victorian ‘quackery’ and later from Freudian ‘analytical’ theory by psychiatrist, Milton H Erickson. He practised as a hypnotherapist from the 1940’s until his death in the early 1980’s. Erickson’s ideas reached far beyond hypnotic technique. He posed radical ideas regarding the role of therapist and the competency of clients. Milton Erickson was convinced that everyone has a reservoir of wisdom and competency and emphasised the importance of accessing client’s resources and strengths. Major interest in his work gathered momentum in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Erickson’s success and creativity spawned a variety of approaches. There was in particular great interest in one of his primary approaches entailing first learning the problem pattern and then prescribing a small change in the pattern.

Steve de Shazer’s first contact with psychotherapy happened when he read ‘Strategies of Psychotherapy’, the ideas and work of Erickson by Jay Haley. It has been said that this book coupled with the work of the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Paolo Alto, formed the foundations for what would later be called Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

The basic tenets of SFBT are well known and are different in many ways from traditional forms of treatment. It is a competency based model and the focus is on the clients’ desired future rather than on past problems or current conflicts. It assumes that no problems happen all the time, there are exceptions and that small changes can lead to large increments of change. The setting of specific, concrete and realistic goals is an important component. In SFBT it is the client that sets the goals. Once formulated the therapist will use a number of specific responding and questioning techniques to assist the client construct the steps that may be required to reach the ‘preferred future’. Solution Focused Hypnotherapists note Steve de Shazer’s often repeated assertion that solution work is “the same whatever problem the client brings”.

In the 1990’s modern technology led to what some have referred to as a sequel of the Copernican revolution. MRI, PET and CAT scans can photograph the brain. Electronic microscopes, the nuclear tagging of living human molecules and other biochemical investigative techniques, enable scientists to have an ever increasing understanding of how the brain works. With at least 500 therapeutic methods, all proffering special theories, techniques and philosophies, psychotherapy could be described as bordering on dysfunctional. The neuroscientific revolution beginning in the 1990’s and progressing with ever increasing vigour into the 21st Century has begun to give the field uncharacteristic coherence. Certainly the days when therapists could make things up have gone.

“For future generations of therapists training will certainly change” says Mary Sykes Wylie and Richard Simon, (Discoveries from Black Box 2002), “Curricula will have to face the accumulation of knowledge coming from neuroscientists… having an understanding of such clinical relevant areas of knowledge as neural networks and brain structures”.