⭐ 22 September, 2022 – Hypnotherapy for Children & Young People

CPD Event title: Hypnotherapy for Children & Young People

Brief Description Of Event: Working with children and young people requires a different mindset, more preparation before sessions, more flexibility within sessions and a lot of creativity and playfulness. In this 6-day course, we will look at common and expected issues when working with children and teens. Spanning different developmental stages we will consider issues as diverse as those we see with adults – including, for example, habits, phobias, pain, anxiety, low confidence, performance, stress and managing worry. There are no recipes here though, because even more so than with adults, working with children and teens is most effective when we tailor our interventions for the child. This course will give you a solid understanding of the core grounding principles that are so useful for children’s work.

Learning Objectives: Module 1 ● Gain an overview of the course and the golden threads that will be woven throughout not only the course but your practice as a therapist, learning theory, Growth Mindset, Self-Efficacy (including psychoeducation and self-hypnosis), Creativity, Flexibility, Presence. ● Establish what evidence-based and child psychology principles will inform therapeutic practice with child and adolescent work. ● Develop an awareness of how a child’s thinking at different developmental stages compares to an adult’s and the special factors that will inform treatment planning and delivery from early childhood through to adolescence. ● Consider Piaget’s theory of cognitive development and the four broad phases and evaluate its relevance to your therapeutic practice. ● Reflect on Eric Erickson’s stages of Psychosocial Development and evaluate its relevance to your practice as a therapist. ● Understand the History and Context of hypnotherapy and CBT with children and adolescence. ● Be clear on the ethics, law and guidance around consent and confidentiality when working with younger clients and reflect on what constitutes best practice. ● Establish and identify the key considerations and main adaptations required when working with children and adolescents, including working with parents and caregivers and differentiating who the client is. ● Determine your own sphere of competence and identify the most commonly encountered problems to expect. ● Establish a group mandate as a peer -supervision group and reflect on your goals and motivations
Module 2 ● Understand key learning theory concepts and evaluate the relevance of these concepts for: -How client problems develop and/or are maintained -How we can facilitate learning during therapy ● Develop a solid basic understanding of core grounding principles for adolescent and children’s work: learning theory, self -efficacy and growth mindset principles, enabling more confidence, flexibility and responsiveness in adapting session structure and content for clients. ● Establish the main differences between working with children and working with adults in terms of how you could approach assessment and treatment planning and homework setting and reflect on the factors that might influence your choices. ● Understand the range of inductions and hypnotic tools that work well with different developmental stages and preferences and evaluate how and when you might choose and use different techniques. ● Consider the importance of rapport and how you might engender and optimise this when working with children and adolescents. ● Expand or consolidate your repertoire of unrehearsed suggestions, storytelling tools, imagery and imaginative play techniques and evaluate the importance of imaginative play and co-creation with clients. ● Explore how you would psychoeducate clients at different developmental stages and teach self- hypnosis so as to build self-efficacy. ● Understand the main factors involved in teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents and practice these techniques and strategies.
Module 3 ● Get confident improvising and creating tailored brief induction and therapeutic suggestions for clients at different developmental stages. ● Build on existing CBH knowledge, reflecting on how CBH protocols and scripts can be adapted for different development stages. ● Be clear on what skills training is and what are the core factors. ● Consolidate learning and practice creativity by developing a three session tailored skills-training treatment plan for a case study client and sharing it with the rest of the group. ● Consider how to adapt CBH protocols used with adults for different developmental stages and issues, and how to integrate these into a treatment plan. ● Be ready to design, deliver and evaluate a 3-part coping skills programme over the next 2-3 weeks. ● Consolidate learning and reflections from the last 3 days and self-assess to progress towards personal learning goals. (Make a note of any actions of next steps.)
Module 4 ● Gain experience and integrate learning through evaluation of challenges, successes and Insights from case study experiences. ● Reflect and explore how to adapt and modify current CBH knowledge and protocols for children and adolescents and early adults. ● Consider common presenting issues for Adolescents and consider useful and engaging interventions, ideas and protocols for teenagers. ● Reflect on the impacts of the client’s wider context and deepen knowledge of factors when working with and communicating with schools, parents and caregivers. ● Develop an understanding of factors to consider when working with children and young people with Autism, ADHD or SPD. ● Collect and share resources so as to have a substantial resource toolkit.
Module 5 ● Learn in more detail about Evidence based Protocols and Interventions for specific issues including pain, bedwetting and hairpulling. ● Evaluate the theoretical frameworks that help us understand the clients wider psycho- bio-social-context with Bronfenbrenner and others ● Consolidate and practice using treatment planning skills and grounding principles (Golden threads) so as to be a flexible, creative and responsive practitioner. ● Be able to anticipate and plan for common problems and challenges that may arise in the therapy room with children and adolescents. ● Join a peer support group for resources sharing and ongoing support and collaborative solving.

Course Structure: Days 1-3 Thursday 22nd September 2022 Friday 23rd September 2022 Saturday 24th September 2022
Followed by a 3-session Case Study with 2 group supervision sessions
Days 4-6 Friday 21st October 2022 Saturday 22nd October 2022 Sunday 23rd October 2022
The course will run live via Zoom from 10am-6pm each day.

Date of event: Sep 22, 2022

Duration of Event: 6 days

Venue for event:

Name of trainer: Emma Coffey & Jana Martiskova

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Website: www.ukhypnosis.com/hypnotherapy-for-children-and-teens-course/

Maximum number of participants:

Cost of Course: £695

Cost for NCH members: £625.50

How to claim discount: Discount code for 10% off pay in full and payment plan: NCH-Discount-ctsep22

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