3/ If I have to miss a day is that OK?
It's never great to miss a day but it's not a big problem.
We require you attend at least 80% of the classroom sessions to get the award.
If you have to miss a day you can watch it on video (we have several recordings from previous courses), arrange to practice the technique with a colleague, or if needed come by for that day on another course (e.g. for the Pain Control module - you don't want to miss that!)
4/ Where is it held? Is it easy to get to?
It's in North London - at the Clayton Crown Hotel.
It's 2 minutes from Cricklewood train station - which is on the Thameslink Line:
(Brighton - Euston - Bedford) (Sutton-St Albans) (Kent/Sevenoaks - Bedford) (Luton-Sutton)
Plus FREE PARKING!
We have free parking there if you drive (it's 4 minutes from Junction 1 of the M1/North Circular)
The nearest tubes are: Willesden Green & Kilburn (12 mins walk or 4 mins by bus)
Make is easy for yourself - stay over
And you can stay at the hotel for about £79/night.
(Contact us for parking and staying at the hotel)
5/ Do you offer any discounts? Student discounts?
BPS members can get a 10% discount
Students can get a 15% discount (NEW!)
Early Bird rates are available
(Note: discounts cannot be combined)
- contact us to request these discounts
6/ Are the trainers experienced therapists?
Do they still see clients?
Yes and yes. The main trainers have over 30 years experience between them and still see clients each week when they aren't training. Assistant trainers are all fully qualified hypnotherapists in the CBH approach and see clients on a regular weekly basis.
All the trainers bring case studies, and their own clinical examples and experience to the course.
7/ Hypnosis AND mindfulness? Really?
Yes. We don't teach hypnosis as a being in a trance - but rather as getting involved and allowing ourselves to be 'entranced by' certain thoughts.
Therefore mindfulness meditation is kind of the reverse of hypnosis - becoming dehypnotised from automatic thoughts and stepping back and observing them.
So hypnosis and mindfulness exist on a sort of spectrum - totally believing and experiencing a thought vs entertaining an idea vs totally observing and not responding to a thought.
Once we understand hypnosis in this way we can then integrate hypnosis with CBT and mindfulness in elegant and powerful ways - within a coherent theory.