In 2021, I took over the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy APHP with my colleague Georgina McKinnon
It's been about two years now since Georgina and I took the APHP and NRPC over (which stands for the National Register for Psychotherapy and Counselling) from the lovely Terence Watts who had run the APHP for some 22 years at that point.
We were so honoured to be asked to take the helm at one of the most prestigious and longest running Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Associations to have run in the UK and internationally.
We were instrumental in bringing in the Core Curriculum that was widely established as CNHC's high standard for hypnotherapy training, and it eventually became the National Occupational Standards for hypnotherapy in the UK.
Since we took it over we have made lots of improvements, most notably improving the website so that we are now much more of a directory as well as a member website. Our aim will continue to be that we bring high standards to the Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy industry.
If you are looking for a great Professional Association to belong to, and you have done a thorough diploma training in either hypnotherapy or psychotherapy, then you may be able to join us! We offer free CPD and a library full of interesting worksheets and handouts. We also offer a full public directory listing.
Hypnotherapy and counseling are both forms of therapy that aim to help individuals overcome emotional or psychological difficulties. However, they differ in their methods and techniques.
Hypnotherapy involves inducing a state of hypnosis, which is a state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility. During hypnosis, the individual is guided through various techniques to help them access their subconscious mind, where they may be able to identify and address deeper issues that may be causing their problems. Hypnotherapy can be particularly useful for individuals who have difficulty accessing and expressing their emotions, as well as for those who may benefit from changing their deeply ingrained thought patterns or behaviors.
Counseling, on the other hand, typically involves talking with a trained professional who can provide support, guidance, and advice. Counseling may involve techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which aims to help individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors, or interpersonal therapy (IPT), which focuses on improving relationships and social skills. Counseling can be useful for individuals who need a safe and supportive environment to discuss their feelings, as well as for those who may benefit from learning coping skills.
Emma explains what can happen when you focus on improving your life :)
ADHD is a well researched mental condition. It's a very real physiological difference in the brain, and there is a spectrum.
This TED talk really breaks down what ADHD is, and more importantly, what it's not! :)
I recorded this a little while ago - its one I share with my therapy clients. It is a hypnosis recording which helps with empowering you to make positive changes to your life. :) Enjoy!
Do you think you have imposter syndrome? There are ways to combat it.
Some of the common signs of imposter syndrome include:
At some point something like 70% of people have felt some kind of imposter syndrome, so you're not alone!
Here's a video that I recorded on some helpful tips to combat it :)
We have been through the most interesting of times lately, haven't we? But it has also been time to reflect and stop and notice.
I took this photo in the Lake District during lockdown. Lockdown has been the time to recalibrate and slow down for a while.
I've continued to work online, which has been brilliant and I am grateful to be able to have continued to help people through this uncertainty. But It's also given me plenty of time to slow down and notice.
I hope that you are all managing to work out what you *do* want out of your lives.
Do you have any hobbies? If someone asked me that a few months ago, I would have said no, I didn't have any hobbies, but really, I was forgetting just how many photos I have on my iPhone!
I guess my passion is photography. But I don't have special equipment so it never seems to be that special to me.
I guess the things we do every day without thinking about them become bland or uninteresting, and we may not take the time to appreciate them. Earlier I was on my computer looking back over some of the photos I[ve taken, and I had this sudden realisation that photography IS a hobby of mine, and one I am quite proud of.
A funny look (and whistle stop tour) of psychology!
Author of the book 'Ugly' and political advisor Robert Hoge explores why we all need to own our own faces. Sharing his own personal story, Robert examines, life, love, beauty, imperfection and pain in this powerful TEDxTalk.
Even people who work in the mental health field get these days too. We are all human! Here's what I do when I just have a dose of the blaaaahs.
Sit back, relax and take 10 minutes of peace and quiet!
When chatting to clients quite often they are in the position they are in due to catastrophising. What that means is that they keep themselves thinking of the worst case scenario until it's all that they can think about.
However, quite often, whatever it is they are worrying about never actually happens! So they've expended all that time, energy and anguish on something that really didn't need worrying about in the first place!
Remember this, if it is within your control; do something to change it.
If it is out of your control; let it go!
Whenever you get up in the morning, try to say something kind to yourself. Often people are so busy thinking negatively about themselves that this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy! So change it - say something kind and the day will evolve to be so much better than expected :)
Kick back, relax and take half an hour for yourself to relax. :)
Have you heard the latest? My Slim Via Hypnosis program has come out of the consulting room (where I have successfully used it to help clients lose weight over the last 8 years) and it is now being repurposed and brought up to date, soon to be launched as a comprehensive right "out-of-the-box" 4 session training for other therapists!
In conjunction with Georgina McKinnon who runs KICH hypnotherapy training in kent the techniques and strategies we have incorporated into the training are well established and well used, effective techniques, meaning therapists will be able to just print the literature and use the program without any need for adding a thing!
We will be launching the product to the market in the way of online live training in mid November.
To find out more, contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like a career in therapy, then it might be perfectly achievable!
We run a 10 month course (one weekend a month) which qualifies you to set up private practice as a clinical hypnotherapist.
Our courses are perfectly suited to people who are already working or who cannot study full time. Excellent for those of you who are looking for a career change, a second income or a have just a real interest in the subject but who do not have the opportunity to study full time.
If you are interested in training with an award winning hypnotherapy training school - then look no further. We are proud of our hypnotherapy school in Kent. Having been run now for the past 5 years, we have helped over 50 students to become fully qualified therapists, most of which are working in the profession after graduating.
Our accessible course means that you do not have to have any prior experience, life experience is enough!
We have a fantastic facility in which to learn and are currently based within MidKent College in Gillingham, on a weekend.
Run over 10 months, one weekend a month, you attend a full jam packed weekend full of quality training, fun tutorials and experiences tutors and guest speakers. You also get all of your notes, audio support, books and other sources included in the monthly fee.
Unlike other hypnotherapy schools we do not ask for all of the money upfront, so you can pay on a month by month basis, giving you the freedom to know that this is the course for you!
Have a look at the website for more details on how to join in to our next course which will run from April 2019
After the huge success of my last script book Journeys into the Mind (Induction and deepener techniques for professionals) I have written a Suggestion Script book.
The book features 20 cleverly designed scripts and techniques, written in clean language and high effective language patterns.
Emma is an advanced and experienced therapist and tutor and has brought many years experience of successfully treating clients into the scripts in this book.
Here's what's included:
• Fear Of Dogs
• Fear Of Spiders
• Fear Of The Dentist
• Technicolour Life (for mild depression & the blues)
• The Safety Mechanism (for reducing anxiety)
• Mindfulness (getting in touch with inner resources)
• Passing Driving Test
• Public Speaking
• Sleep Easy
• Goal Achievement
• Negative Thinking
• Moving On (from people and situations)
• Overcoming Anger
• Weight Loss
• Embracing Change
• Self Worth & Confidence
• Healing after surgery & illness
• Healing The Inner Child
• Backpack (clearing work)
• Success with Exams
I spoke in depth to Elsies mum and she told me that this had been a very long standing issue. I assured her that this kind of thing can usually be dealt with in two sessions.
Well, being the absolute superstar that Elsie is, she cracked in in ONE!
I got a text from Rachel, her mum to say "I'm so pleased at how her confidence has grown! I can't thank you enough!"
Well done Elsie - here's to you meeting lots of new dogs and other friendly animals! I am so happy for you!
Are you looking for a new and exciting career? Maybe just want to find out more about hypnosis and how it can work for you?
Then have a look at our website for more info!
Based in MidKent College Gillingham, we have limited spaces left for next year.
Emma Evans runs Kent Therapy Clinic and also helps coach other therapists in her spare time when she's not seeing clients at her busy practice. This blog is full of useful articles and interesting facts to do with therapy in general. Please feel free to add your comments to the blog.