⭐ 24th March 2018 (1 days) – Business Builder Master Class

CPD Event title: Business Builder Master Class

Brief Description Of Event: So many people want to work for themselves and build their own business. Self-employment can look very appealing. But where do you start? Is it for you? If yes, how do you build it to be successful? This Masterclass looks to answer these questions and more.

Learning Objectives: Identify the why’s, what’s and how’s

Self-employment can look very appealing. But where do you start? Is it for you? If yes, how do you build it to be successful?

This Masterclass looks to answer these questions and more.

Course Structure: Do you want to get off the hamster wheel? do you want to start living your life but are fearful of taking that step?
Statistics show:

36% of businesses fail in the first 2 years
71% of new start-ups fail within the first 5 years

There is little to no support for Holistic, Therapy and Coaching businesses so what chance do you have? This Master-Class is designed to plug this hole and help you gain the confidence to succeed. Real skills from real-world experience.
You will work through proven techniques to identify clients and access them so you can build your business more easily

Payment options
You can opt to pay whichever way suits you best, just contact us to arrange things. If you’d like to use a debit or credit card then please use paypal button via the link below or call 0121 251 6172

Class size and location

We keep the group size small to ensure you have plenty of time to get our questions answered.
Our courses are held in Kings Norton, Birmingham, within a few minutes walk of Kings Norton train station. There is free parking and good value accommodation locally.

Date of event: 24th March 2018

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: Wes Midlands Hypnotherapy Centre, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B30 1AB

Name of trainer: Mark Peters

Tel bookings: 0121 251 6172

Email bookings: admin@balancedapproach.co.uk

Website: http://www.balancedapproach.co.uk/courses/nlp-courses/43-business-builder-master-class.html

Maximum number of participants: 10

Cost of Course: £155

Cost for NCH members: £100

How to claim discount: call 0121 251 6172 or use the paypal button via the website link

⭐ 7th April 2018 (1 day) – Provocative Coaching

CPD Event title: Provocative Coaching

Brief Description Of Event: Often with coaching, clients try to avoid responsibility. The more you tell them that they are capable of change, the louder their inner voices tell them they are not. Provocative coaching challenges this. It puts fun and laughter back into your change work.

Learning Objectives: Learn when to push or pull
How to deal with ‘yes but’ clients
overcoming avoidance
unsticking the stuck quickly

Course Structure: Sometimes change requires a push…

Often with coaching, clients try to avoid responsibility. The more you tell them that they are capable of change, the louder their inner voices tell them they are not. Provocative coaching challenges this. It puts fun and laughter back into your change work.

Frank Farrelly (1931-2013) first called it ‘provoke therapy’ then provocative therapy, and said “Provoking change is not just about playing the devil’s advocate, it’s about the effective use of challenge, warmth and humour in equal measure”.

In this one-day workshop, you will learn:

How the approach differs and when to use it
Stacking states for a powerful push
Pushing by pulling
Challenging you clients 1st statement
Exaggerate to absurdity
Playing Devil’s advocate
But what is the problem?
Moving beyond your client’s limits

This is the first time this one-day workshop has been offered to those interested in overcoming limitations and those sometimes frustrated with the “Yes but” people.

Date: 7th April 2018

Location: Birmingham NLP and Hypnotherapy Training Centre, Birmingham. B30 1AB

Price: £155 (early booking discount £100 if booked and paid by 31/12/2017)

Date of event: 7th April 2018

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: Wes Midlands Hypnotherapy Centre, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B30 1AB

Name of trainer: Mark Peters

Tel bookings: 0121 251 6172

Email bookings: admin@balancedapproach.co.uk

Website: http://www.balancedapproach.co.uk/courses/nlp-courses/44-provocative-coaching.html

Maximum number of participants: 10

Cost of Course: £155

Cost for NCH members: £100

How to claim discount: Call 0121 251 6172

⭐ 18th May 2018 (1 day) – Metaphor and more

CPD Event title: Metaphor and more

Brief Description Of Event: Take your Hypnosis to the next level and learn how to next and build metaphor to create powerful lasting change

Learning Objectives: Learn:
both conscious and unconscious (subconscious) applications to enable lasting change.
4 key elements to metaphor construction
Isomorphic and Homomorphic metaphor

Course Structure: Metaphors

All language is metaphoric, it is much more than embedding stories in hypnotic scripts. The aim of this day is to identify and design metaphors for change already present in your client’s language which are an expression of their current belief/behaviour.

“A metaphor is understanding something in terms of something else” – George Lakoff
“Metaphor mediates the interface between the conscious and unconscious mind” – David Grove

You will learn:

both conscious and unconscious (subconscious) applications to enable lasting change.
4 key elements to metaphor construction
Isomorphic and Homomorphic metaphor

Date of event: 18th May 2018

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: Wes Midlands Hypnotherapy Centre, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B30 1AB

Name of trainer: Mark Peters

Tel bookings: 0121 251 6172

Email bookings: admin@balancedapproach.co.uk

Website: http://birminghamhypnotherapytraining.co.uk/development.html

Maximum number of participants: 10

Cost of Course: £155

Cost for NCH members: £100

How to claim discount: call 0121 251 6172 or follow website link to paypal button

⭐ 19th May 2018 (1 day) – Anxiety Management

CPD Event title: Anxiety Management

Brief Description Of Event: Anxiety is a natural process (fight-or-flight) that is designed to drive us away from perceived danger; It can be seen as a battle between the conscious logical mind and the unconscious mind. It is the largest cause of emotional problems

Learning Objectives: understand:
the needs and impact of anxiety
the various types of anxiety
the positive intention behind anxiety
how to flick the switch
how to use mindfulness to reprogram your brain for change

Course Structure: Anxiety Management

Anxiety is a natural process (fight-or-flight) that is designed to drive us away from perceived danger; It can be seen as a battle between the conscious logical mind and the unconscious mind.
This day will look at:

The Wounded Self – early unresolved emotional injuries
The structure of anxiety and the function of the amygdala
Sensory-based information and the Reticular Activating System
The Map is not the Territory – signs are for the locals
Phobias, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Negative self-hypnosis
Relaxation and self-hypnosis

We will build on the metaphor day to teach remapping of thoughts and behaviours that will enable you and your clients to gain control of the state they want to be in.

Date of event: 19th May 2018

Duration of Event: 1 day

Venue for event: Wes Midlands Hypnotherapy Centre, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B30 1AB

Name of trainer: Mark Peters

Tel bookings: 0121 251 6172

Email bookings: admin@balancedapproach.co.uk

Website: http://birminghamhypnotherapytraining.co.uk/development.html

Maximum number of participants: 10

Cost of Course: £155

Cost for NCH members: £100

How to claim discount: call 0121 251 6172 or follow website link

⭐ 20th May 2018 (1 day) – Regression (current life regression not past life regression) inc Analytical Hypnosis

CPD Event title: Regression (current life regression not past life regression) inc Analytical Hypnosis

Brief Description Of Event: by moving back to the root cause of the problem, your client can change. Regression is a systematic process that frees your client from the emotional constraints

Learning Objectives: You will learn:
to understand the impact of confirmation bias
the wounded self – ego
powerful tools that change minds
understand mindfulness and states of non-judgement

Course Structure: Regression

The focus will be on current life regression not past life regression and will include

Deep Trance Identification
The Wounded Self – early unresolved emotional injuries
Affect Bridge
Analytical Hypnosis
Application of Timelines
Hypno-Coaching

This will connect to the previous two days to build a holistic skills package enabling greater flexibility in client change work.

Date of event: 20th May 2018

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: Wes Midlands Hypnotherapy Centre, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B30 1AB

Name of trainer: Mark Peters

Tel bookings: 0121 251 6172

Email bookings: admin@balancedapproach.co.uk

Website: http://birminghamhypnotherapytraining.co.uk/development.html

Maximum number of participants: 10

Cost of Course: £155

Cost for NCH members: £100

How to claim discount: call 0121 25 6172 or follow website link

⭐ 30th April 2018 (1 days) – Running Mindfulness Groups

CPD Event title: Running Mindfulness Groups

Brief Description Of Event: Mindfulness groups can be a very effective way of teaching mindfulness skills and are extremely popular with clients and staff. In this workshop, the authors of ‘Teaching Clients to use Mindfulness Skills’ will share their extensive experiences of teaching mindfulness in a group format in the NHS

Learning Objectives: This workshop will also give an overview of how to run their low-intensity mindfulness intervention for clinical or non-clinical cases. The presenters will cover how to select participants, the content of sessions and tips on delivery for a 1 hour per week 6 session group for up to 8 clients. Workshop delegates need to have had previous experience of mindfulness.

Course Structure: 0950 Housekeeping
1000 Session One
1110 Refreshments
1130 Session Two
1240 Lunch
1330 Session Three
1440 Refreshments
1500 Session Four
1600 Feedback and Finish

Date of event: 30th April 2018

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: Trinity College Oxford

Name of trainer: Dr Christine Dunkley and Dr Maggie Stanton

Tel bookings: 023 80 487592

Email bookings: info@grayrock.co.uk

Website: http://grayrock.co.uk

Maximum number of participants: 70

Cost of Course: £144

Cost for NCH members: £129.60

How to claim discount: Members, please login to read more...

Additional information/requirements: Dr Christine Dunkley is a Consultant Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor with over 20 published works on mindfulness, suicide risk, supervision, emotional pain, and DBT. She is an honorary lecturer at Bangor University and sits on the UK expert reference group for Personality Disorder. She has a Shared-Learning Contributor award from NICE and is the co-founder of the UK & Ireland Society for DBT. She retired from the NHS in 2012 after 30 years and now undertakes international consultancy work. Dr Maggie Stantonis a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 35 years of experience in the NHS. After running a large Psychological Therapies Service she now focuses on providing training and supervision on mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions in the UK, Ireland, USA and Australia. She has published on mindfulness and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Southampton on the CBT Diploma and the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

⭐ 10th May 2018 (1 days) – Single Session Integrated CBT

CPD Event title: Single Session Integrated CBT

Brief Description Of Event: The assumption that therapy should always be long term has been challenged repeatedly over the last twenty-five years. The difficulty is that Single Session Therapy has become associated in many therapists minds with being “money driven”, “superficial” and “poor quality”. This workshop sets the record straight and enables participants to learn how to work with clients for one session and achieve realistic but positive results. An integrated CBT approach combining belief and inference challenge with mindfulness and acceptance strategies will be presented.

Learning Objectives: The workshop will outline the basis of this new Single Session Integrated CBT (SSI-CBT) approach, where it can and can’t be used, practical suggestions to follow and the application of unique therapeutic elements, such as the provision of session transcripts and recordings for the client to take away and use. Real life (not role played) demonstrations of a single session approach with volunteers will be presented. Issues covered include:
• The objectives of SSI-CBT
• The do’s and don’ts of SSI-CBT
• Indications and contraindications for SSI-CBT
• The components of SSI-CBT
• Setting the stage for SSI-CBT
• Creating a focus in SSI-CBT
• Problem assessment and goal setting
• Using client strengths
• Doing the work with a future emphasis
• What happens after the session and evaluation
• Necessary therapist skills
• Live demonstrations of SSI-CBT

Course Structure: 0950 Housekeeping
1000 Session One
1110 Refreshments
1130 Session Two
1240 Lunch
1330 Session Three
1440 Refreshments
1500 Session Four
1600 Feedback and Finish

Date of event: 10th May 2018

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: British Psychological Society London

Name of trainer: Professor Windy Dryden

Tel bookings: 023 80 487592

Email bookings: info@grayrock.co.uk

Website: http://grayrock.co.uk

Maximum number of participants: 68

Cost of Course: £144

Cost for NCH members: £129.60

How to claim discount: Members, please login to read more...

Additional information/requirements: Windy Dryden is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University, London. He has authored or edited more than 220 books including: ‘Single Session Integrated CBT: Distinctive Features’ (Routledge, 2017) and ‘Very Brief CognitiveBehavioural Coaching’ (Routledge, 2017). His latest book will be entitled ‘Very Brief Therapeutic Conversations’ (Routledge, 2018). He is internationally famous and does live demonstrations of therapy/coaching all over the world.

⭐ 14th September 2018 – Think Good, Feel Good: CBT with children and young people

CPD Event title: Think Good, Feel Good: CBT with children and young people

Brief Description Of Event: Up to 1 in 5 children will have experienced a mental health problem by the age of eighteen. Mental health problems during childhood significantly impair everyday functioning, academic achievement, peer and family relationships and, if left untreated, increase the risk of mental health problems in young adulthood. Fortunately, effective interventions are available with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for the prevention and treatment of many emotional disorders during childhood.

Learning Objectives: This workshop will be interactive and will provide a practical introduction to the use of CBT with children and adolescents. The workshop will:
•  Provide an understanding of the basic CBT model
•  Familiarise participants with the PRECISE process of undertaking CBT with children and young people
•  Demonstrate a number of ways in which the core elements of CBT interventions can be suitably adapted and used with children (aged 7-18) in clinical and educational settings

Course Structure: 0950 Housekeeping
1000 Session One
1110 Refreshments
1130 Session Two
1240 Lunch
1330 Session Three
1440 Refreshments
1500 Session Four
1600 Feedback and Finish

Date of event: 14th September 2018

Venue for event: British Psychological Society London

Name of trainer: Professor Paul Stallard

Tel bookings: 023 80 487592

Email bookings: info@grayrock.co.uk

Website: http://grayrock.co.uk

Maximum number of participants: 70

Cost of Course: £144

Cost for NCH members: £129.60

How to claim discount: Members, please login to read more...

Additional information/requirements: Paul Stallard is Professor of Child and Family Mental Health at the University of Bath and Head of Psychological Therapies (CAMHS) for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience working clinically with children and young people. He has published over 150 research papers and is the author of the book “Think Good Feel Good: A cognitive behaviour therapy workbook for children and young people”. He is an active researcher and is investigating the effectiveness of school-based CBT and how CBT can be supported and facilitated by the use of technology. He regularly presents workshops at national and international meetings

⭐ 16th November 2018 (1 days) – An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression

CPD Event title: An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression

Brief Description Of Event: This workshop will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with a particular focus on how the model can provide a useful way to understand and work with depression. CFT was initially developed to work with presentations high in shame and self-criticism, we will explore how these experiences can be common in depression.

Learning Objectives: Participants will also have the opportunity to consider how key aspects of psychoeducation in CFT– such as old brain/new brain and the three system model – can be used to formulate different presentations in depression. We will go on to explore how developing care and affiliative-focused motivation can be a powerful way to support clients struggling with depression to develop a more compassionate stance to their difficulties. Key skills include the use of compassion focused imagery, building the compassionate self and using the sense of a compassionate self to engage with common difficulties that arise with depression.The workshop will involve teaching, small group discussions, videos and experiential practice. We will also consider some of the common blocks or difficulties that people struggling with depression may have in trying to cultivate a more compassionate perspective towards their difficulties

Course Structure: 0950 Housekeeping
1000 Session One
1110 Refreshments
1130 Session Two
1240 Lunch
1330 Session Three
1440 Refreshments
1500 Session Four
1600 Feedback and Finish

Date of event: 16th November 2018

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: British Psychological Society London

Name of trainer: Dr Chris Irons

Tel bookings: 023 80 487592

Email bookings: info@grayrock.co.uk

Website: http://grayrock.co.uk

Maximum number of participants: 70

Cost of Course: £144

Cost for NCH members: £129.60

How to claim discount: Members, please login to read more...

Additional information/requirements: Dr Chris Irons is a Clinical Psychologist based in London and is Director of Balanced Minds, a London based organisation providing compassion-focused psychological services in London. He has been working alongside Professor Paul Gilbert and other colleagues in the development of CFT (CFT; Gilbert, 2009; Gilbert & Irons, 2005; Gilbert & Irons, 2014) as a science-based psychotherapeutic approach. Chris has authored many research papers and book chapters on CFT and is currently writing three books on CFT. He regularly presents to both professional and lay audiences on CFT and more generally, the science of compassion

⭐ 3rd February 2018 (1 days) – Smoking Cessation and Addictions

CPD Event title: Smoking Cessation and Addictions

Brief Description Of Event: To be FREE from addictive behaviour it is necessary to understand two key points: (1) the way these reward mechanisms work, (2) how to develop personal resilience so you can become naturally ‘high on life’.

Learning Objectives: To be FREE from addictive behaviour it is necessary to understand two key points: (1) the way these reward mechanisms work, (2) how to develop personal resilience so you can become naturally ‘high on life’.

Smoking is the most widely practiced addiction in the modern world; this isn’t just restricted to cigarettes, it includes all its substitutes too – patches, vaping and more… The industry is worth Billions. In this workshop we will look at the truths about addiction and how to enable FREEDOM.

People are addicted to almost anything that appears to give a pleasurable experience for example:

Drugs – Cocaine, Heroin, tobacco etc.
Coca-Cola
Energy drinks
Gambling
Eating
Daytime TV
Coffee

Addictions often have their roots in unmet emotional needs for example lack of:- feelings of self-worth, time for self, a job you enjoy, a fulfilling relationship, etc. etc.

We will cover:

Why withdrawal doesn’t have to be painful or difficult
How addiction stops us getting our emotional needs met
Why addiction is not biological
How to see through the illusions addiction offers us
Why relapse is not a problem – and how to use what it teaches you to ensure success
How to be ‘high on life’ and get more satisfaction out of life as a consequence
How to protect yourself in the future and avoid switching from one addiction to another.

You will leave with a deeper understanding of Addictions and Addictive Behaviour.

You will leave with an effective approach to enable FREEDOM from Addiction

Course Structure: The course is both practice and theory so there will be plenty of time to discuss cases and practice application throughout the day

Date of event: 3rd February 2018

Duration of Event: 1 days

Venue for event: West Midlands Hypnotherapy Centre, Kings Norton, Birmingham. B30 1AB

Name of trainer: Mark Peters

Tel bookings: 0121 251 6172

Email bookings: admin@balancedapproach.co.uk

Website: http://birminghamhypnotherapytraining.co.uk/cpd-s.html

Maximum number of participants: 10

Cost of Course: £125

Cost for NCH members: £99

How to claim discount: Members, please login to read more...

Additional information/requirements: Refreshments are provided. Please bring your own lunch. Local shops are 5 minutes walk
Free Parking
Venue is 2 minutes walk from Kings Norton Train Station