⭐ 6th June 2020 (1 day) – An Introduction to Counselling Skills – One Day Course

CPD Event title: An Introduction to Counselling Skills – One Day Course

Brief Description Of Event: When training as a hypnotherapist, we are taught all the skills and techniques which are vitally important in the role of hypnotherapist. But did that training equip you to know what to say, how to ask open questions, and how to communicate with your one to one clients?
Do you sometimes feel as though you would like to have access to better skills in the therapy room?
If so, this workshop is just for you:
Having counselling skills better equips all therapists to help people either professionally or personally. By learning some basic counselling techniques we can become better listeners and more effective helpers. If working with any vulnerable people these basic techniques are essential.

Learning Objectives: On this 1 day course we will look at the following areas:

• Active Listening – what is it and how to achieve it
• Body language – 93% of language is body language, so learning how to read it and respond to it is essential for avoiding miscommunications
• Effective verbal communicative responses
• What’s the difference between counsellors and other helping roles?
• Self-awareness – what is it and why do we need it? – an introduction to this vast subject
• Transference and counter transference – so who else is in the room with you both?

This is an interactive and friendly course. It is run in small groups with practical exercises interspersed throughout the day so that you can get some hands on practice. The aim is that you will leave the course feeling confident in the skills you have learnt and able to put them into practice immediately.

Course Structure: The day will commence at 9.30am and conclude at approximately 4.30pm. There will be a break mid-day when we will serve a delicious buffet lunch and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The cost of the workshop includes a comprehensive manual, safe car parking, delicious buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day and certificate of attendance.

Date of event: 6th June 2020

Duration of Event: 1 day

Venue for event: Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Name of trainer: Claire Walsh

Tel bookings: 01623 556234

Email bookings: mags@clemturner.co.uk

Website: https://www.clemturner.co.uk/product/an-introduction-to-counselling-skills-one-day-course/

Cost of Course: £170

Cost for NCH members: £150

How to claim discount: Members, please login to

Additional information/requirements: About your tutor:
Claire Walsh is a practicing BACP accredited counsellor/integrated therapist with 8 years of experience. She has delivered various workshops to both professionals and non-professionals for 8 years. Previously Claire was a deputy manager nurse for people with learning disabilities helping to run 3 separate units which included delivering training on CBT skills and behavioural modification techniques.
As an integrated therapist Claire is experienced with a variety of counselling techniques and theories and so consequently is able to tailor make the therapy according to the individual needs of the person. At the heart of all her therapy is the core conditions of genuineness, unconditional acceptance and empathy which is what she also brings to her courses.

⭐ 20th June 2020 (1 day) – Certificate in Menopause Support – One Day Workshop

CPD Event title: Certificate in Menopause Support – One Day Workshop

Brief Description Of Event: Menopause is so much more than hot flushes and night sweats. Poorly understood for far too long the menopause disrupts hormone balance. Hormones that are misunderstood and underestimated, when not in balance they affect how women look, feel, think and behave. Peri-menopausal and menopausal women often carry on regardless frequently suffering in silence. The menopause transition can be a challenging experience, many women simply do not understand what is happening to them. This is where well-being professionals can play a key supporting role.
The purpose of this one day workshop is to provide hypnotherapists and well-being professionals with an overview of the physical and psychological symptoms of the menopause. We will explore various ways in which we can support clients who feel overwhelmed by their menopausal issues.

Learning Objectives: Subjects covered will include:
• What is menopause?
• When does menopause happen?
• What are the symptoms of menopause?
• What are the choices?
• How can menopause affect women?
• How can menopause affect work?
• How can menopause affect relationships?
• How can wellbeing professionals help?
• Menopause and beyond
• Menopause and self-care

Research has shown that hypnotherapy combined with visualizations can significantly improve a woman’s experience of her menopause. The Workshop will guide you systematically through a unique Embrace Programme and you will be able to equip your clients to let go of any fear and anxiety.
The day includes Information to support clients with diet, nutrition and well-being lifestyle information. Scripts and intake forms to download. Ways to encourage women to adapt to the changes naturally, efficiently and comfortably. To say “yes I am going to Embrace my amazing life”.
The fact is menopause does happen to every woman. Clients can waste a lot of time in the mindset of ‘feeling sorry for themselves, because I’m menopausal?’
The aim of this workshop is to share how to focus energy on how to feel good again. To think of the menopause as a halfway point and all of the changes, not just the physical ones, will help shape the next 50 years of your clients life.

Course Structure: The day will commence at 10.30am and conclude around 4pm. There will be a break mid-day when delicious buffet lunch will be served. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
The cost of the workshop includes handouts and outline scripts, safe car parking, buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day, certificate of attendance plus ongoing support by phone or e-mail.

Date of event: 20th June 2020

Duration of Event: 1 day

Venue for event: Somerby, Rutland

Name of trainer: Kim Thomas

Tel bookings: 01623 556234

Email bookings: mags@clemturner.co.uk

Website: https://www.clemturner.co.uk/product/certificate-in-menopause-support/

Cost of Course: £170

Cost for NCH members: £150

How to claim discount: Members, please login to

Additional information/requirements: About Your Tutor:
Kim Thomas is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. She has qualifications in Human Services, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, EFT, pain management, parts therapy, and mindfulness. She runs a private practice in the East Midlands. She also runs community based “TAGS” Think and Get slim group sessions working with people who struggle to get accesses to any other support with being overweight.

⭐ 19th July 2020 (1 day) – Advanced Anxiety Management

CPD Event title: Advanced Anxiety Management

Brief Description Of Event: Google ‘evidence for an increase in anxiety’ and you’ll get over 2 million hits. Hypnotherapists in practice are telling us that anxiety-related conditions form a greater part of their practice than ever before. This course will provide you with an excellent level of knowledge about working with anxiety, and a variety of tools, to successfully help your clients. Comprehensive notes and a resource pack full of proformas, customisable client handouts, leaflets, and scripts are provided.

Learning Objectives: to understand the biology of anxiety
to understand and recognise a variety of anxiety-related conditions
to use a variety of tools and techniques to help you collect and collate the right information to provide effective therapy, and measure success
to understand how different psychological explanations of anxiety can inform our choice of techniques
to learn effective techniques and tools for clients out of trance
to learn effective tools and techniques for clients in trance

Course Structure: This course comes in two parts. First, about a month before the day, we’ll send you an ebook containing background information and a multiple-choice questionnaire. We anticipate this will take most people around 1-2 hours.

Then, at the one-day workshop, you’ll be given detailed notes, and a memory stick/download of resources to use with clients. We draw on both hypnotherapy and psychotherapy to give you as many tools as possible to use with your clients.

The advantages of sending information to you in advance are:
– you get to read through the background information in your own time, so we can concentrate on developing practical skills at the workshop
– you benefit from extra CPD hours without having to pay for the tutorial time

Date of event: 19th July 2020

Duration of Event: 1 day

Venue for event: Wakefield

Name of trainer: Debbie Waller and Brian Turner

Tel bookings: 01977 678593

Email bookings: debbie@cpd.expert

Website: https://cpd.expert/training-days/anxiety

Maximum number of participants: 10

Cost of Course: £135 early bird, £160 standard

Cost for NCH members: £10% reduction

How to claim discount: Members, please login to

Additional information/requirements: Open to students and qualified therapists, accredited by the ACCPH

⭐ 4th October 2020 (1 day) – Meditation Teacher Training

CPD Event title: Meditation Teacher Training

Brief Description Of Event: There is a large body of evidence to show that regular use of meditation and relaxation techniques help to reduce stress and anxiety and promote a good work/life balance.

This course concentrates on the practicalities and logistics of running meditation classes; presentation skills, dealing with challenging class members, suitable class themes, planning classes and courses, advertising and so on. This means it is useful to you whether your approach to mediation is secular or spiritual. It also means you have skills which can be generalised to running other types of therapy group if you wish.

Learning Objectives: We assume a basic level of familiarity with meditation, although some information on this is provided.
The main learning targets are concerned with running groups and classes and the course enables you to:

be aware of the history and traditions of different kinds of meditation
have an understanding of how meditation can be used for stress reduction, relaxation and personal development
be able to plan, organise and market meditation classes
be aware of wider considerations such as insurance, ethics, health and safety
be aware of a variety of secular or non-denominational meditative techniques
know a variety of subjects which can be used for focused meditation classes
be able to handle class dynamics and motivate students

Course Structure: The course is made up of

– Pre-course reading and preparation (so you get additional CPD hours without having to pay for the tutorial time)
– A one-day seminar/workshop for which proof of attendance is issued to support your CPD records
– Submission of a case study (based on running a meditation class of at least one hour with at least four people) within 12 months, after which the qualification is issued.

You will be asked to give a five-minute presentation during the workshop.
Please see the website or ask for more information if you want to know more about this.

Date of event: 4th October 2020

Duration of Event: 1 day

Venue for event: Wakefield

Name of trainer: Debbie Waller

Tel bookings: 01977 678593

Email bookings: debbie@cpd.expert

Website: https://cpd.expert/training-days/meditation

Maximum number of participants: 6

Cost of Course: £125 early bird, £160 standard

Cost for NCH members: £10% reduction

How to claim discount: Members, please login to

Online bookings are available at the URL given, if you prefer to pay by cheque or bank transfer please ring/email us to ask for an invoice.

Additional information/requirements: This is a really popular course and tends to book up early. It’s restricted to 6 people to allow plenty of time for practical work and individual attention.

The course is validated by the ACCPH and registered with the CMA.



Brief Description Of Event: The causes of a wide range of stress-related and emotional problems, as well as many dysfunctional behaviour patterns, can often be traced back not only into this lifetime but also back to events and traumas which have occurred in past lives.

Learning Objectives: *Treat effectively many issues presented in therapy.

*Eliminate pain, anxiety, panic attacks and phobic states.

*Stimulate increased self-knowledge and reduce or overcome fear of death.

*Reveal the karmic causes of physical illnesses and heal them.

*Dissolve the negative aspects of the past which hinder growth and contentment.

*Discover a greater meaning and purpose in life and enhance spiritual awareness.

Course Structure: We teach a structured method of Past Life Therapy, which means that therapy can be a structured rather than a haphazard affair, often finding the exact number of past lives which need to be explored to create the client’s inner healing. The guesswork is thus taken out of the process allowing the therapist to facilitate the therapy directly and swiftly.

This special course teaches you a highly successful regression system that covers regression into both this lifetime and past lives.

The course is also an excellent way of deepening your knowledge of regression techniques generally, both in this life as well as past lives. Participants receive a range of complete scripts and training notes and upon the successful completion of the course, a certificate of attendance. The workshop provides several methods to recall and enter past lives as well as a variety of highly effective therapeutic interventions to clear present life blockages.

Date of event: 12th March 2020

Duration of Event: 4 days

Venue for event: Sandwich, Kent

Name of trainer: Steve Burgess hosted by Marcia Tillman

Tel bookings: 01227 490489

Email bookings: marcia@lifeclinics.com

Website: https://lifeclinicstraining.com/event/past-life-regression-with-steve-burgess/

Cost of Course: £495

⭐ 25th April 2020 – 3 Steps – Metamodel of Communication in Therapeutic and Interactive Setting – 2 Day Course for Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists

CPD Event title: 3 Steps – Metamodel of Communication in Therapeutic and Interactive Setting – 2 Day Course for Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists

Brief Description Of Event: Applies to all theoretical psychotherapeutic approaches, interactive processes looking to create a positive, self-validated, long-lasting change of habits, emotions and thought process in clients.
Model of delivery and of change of awareness. This model not only applies to the treatment of present state but is also future focused and enables sustainability and prevention. It can therefore be also called educational model as it introduces strategies and techniques that persons can apply and practice.
In its essence this model has to be learned in an interactive state, its meaning experienced in interaction. Skills and techniques learned on the course improve effectiveness of language in therapeutic interventions.
3 Steps:
1. Relaxation
2. Resourcefulness
3. Relationships
Each step is unique in its own right but cannot work effectively without the other two. The best results can be achieved by combining all three steps in interactions focused on a positive change by enhancing neuroplasticity in present moment.
Core: Clinical Hypnosis, Ericksonian Approach, SFBT and Logotherapy
Neuroscience Based/Evidence Based/Practise Based

Learning Objectives: Day 1:
Introduction to 3 Steps
Step 1 – Relaxation – Experiential Learning and Relaxation, Limbic system, ANS and PNS; Elicitation of Hypnosis within the State of Awareness; Physical relaxation and its impact on consolidation of information, Long term memory and habitual change; Senses and the importance of metaphor; Elicitation of Relaxed States
Day 2:
Step 2 – Resourcefulness – Anterior cingulate gyrus and its function; Association vs Dissociation; How is resourcefulness linked to relaxed state; Brain’s association bias, Habits and pattern matching activity of brain structures; LTP (long term potentiation) elicitation
Step 3 – Relationships – Intra and Inter Personal Communication; Treatment and Prevention (down – up; up – down); Left and Right Hemispheric Language; Tribal behaviours; Emotional reasoning; Mirror Neurons in action; The survival link, Language of the prefrontal cortex, Exploring the Miracle Question; Brain as a social organ

Course Structure: There are only 8 places available for this course
You will receive full notes of the presentation, links to further study, recommended reading list, neuroscience and psychotherapy studies and research links and certificate upon completion.
10am-5pm both days
30min coffee break in the morning and in the afternoon; 1 hour for lunch

This is a practical course in a style of a workshop with exercises where participants are encouraged to take part in an active discussion.

Date of event: 25th April 2020

Venue for event: Lovetofeelgood Clinic, 7b London Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1AH

Name of trainer: Veronika Geeson MNCH (Acc.), DHP, HPD, SFH Sup (Hyp)

Tel bookings: 07825 761873

Email bookings: info@lovetofeelgood.co.uk

Website: http://www.lovetofeelgood.co.uk

Maximum number of participants: 8

Cost of Course: £320

Cost for NCH members: £220

How to claim discount: Members, please login to

⭐ 29th February 2020 (1 day) – The facts & myths about sleep

CPD Event title: The facts & myths about sleep

Brief Description Of Event: Dr. Neil Stanley is a freelance sleep expert and author of ‘How to sleep well’. He has been involved in sleep research for 37 years and has published 38 peer-reviewed papers on various aspects of sleep research and psychopharmacology and is widely quoted in the media as a sleep expert. Read about him here: www.thesleepconsultancy.com

Learning Objectives: This course will help you to sort the myths from the facts about sleep. Sleep deprivation is a major problem for many people and hypnotherapists are often consulted for help. On this course you will gain the knowledge that could help you to improve your advice and guidance to clients and to build your confidence and credibility in this important area.

Course Structure: Dr. Neil Stanley is a very professional presenter who makes learning about sleep entertaining as well as informative.

Date of event: 29th February 2020

Duration of Event: 1 day

Venue for event: Regents College, London W1

Name of trainer: Dr. Neil Stanley

Website: http://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/shop

Maximum number of participants: 20

Cost of Course: £65 NCH members. £100 non members

Cost for NCH members: £65

How to claim discount: Members, please login to

Additional information/requirements: Regents College is located in Regents Park, W1. There is a canteen within the college for lunch and coffees/tea.

⭐ 27th February 2020 (4 days) – Coaching skills and goal-oriented approaches for hypnotherapists

CPD Event title: Coaching skills and goal-oriented approaches for hypnotherapists

Brief Description Of Event: Coaching is a great tool for developing potential, creating a vision or achieving goals. It can be helpful for almost anyone who wants to change something, but who doesn’t want or need therapy.
This 4 day intensive course will introduce you to a wide variety of coaching tools and techniques that you can implement in your therapy or hypnotherapy practice to help your clients achieve their goals.
A coach will establish through a series of questions, what an individual or team wants to achieve. They will then help them to set specific steps to reach their goal. It is a very effective way to get significant results within an agreed time frame and will often appeal to a different audience from those seeking therapy including self-employed individuals and small business owners who want to grow their business, increase their profitability or build their brand. In the corporate world, employers will frequently use coaches to improve the performance of teams and individual staff members to develop their skills or to prepare them for changes in the organisation.

The skills you’ll learn will enable you to be more effective with your clients, helping them clearly define their goals, work through their limiting beliefs and objections and successfully achieve their desired outcomes.

This intensive course is being offered at a very special price – LATE DEAL – only £497 for the whole 4-day course.

Learning Objectives: What you’ll learn:

Non-verbal ways to build rapport with client
* How to ask the right question at the right time
* Classical coaching strategies
* Connecting your client to their values and beliefs
* How to combine coaching tools with hypnosis to help clients set & achieve goals
* How to motivate and support your clients with post-session tasks to create long-lasting change.
* Basic NLP techniques that will assist your client’s progress.
* Movement-based coaching interventions

Course Structure: 4-day intensive course, running from 10am – 5pm daily.

Date of event: 27th February 2020

Duration of Event: 4 days

Venue for event: London Hypnotherapy Academy, Wimbledon, SW19 8EE

Name of trainer: Lorraine McReight and Abbey Robb

Tel bookings: 020 3369 3360 / 07525 012221

Email bookings: info@londonhypnotherapyacademy.co.uk

Website: http://www.londonhypnotherapyacademy.co.uk

Maximum number of participants: 4

Cost of Course: £497

Cost for NCH members: £477

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⭐ 22nd February 2020 (1 day) – OCD and intrusive thoughts

CPD Event title: OCD and intrusive thoughts

Brief Description Of Event: This day will be online live via zoom. An opportunity to learn more about OCD and intrusive thoughts, and effective approaches to overcome them.
The training day video will be made available, after the course, to everyone who booked.

Learning Objectives: This CPD day will give you a greater understanding of OCD and intrusive thoughts.

The day will include:

What is OCD and sub-types of OCD
What are intrusive thoughts
Effective strategies
Retraining your brain
Not all mindfulness is the same…

As with all our CPD days, it will be a mix of theory and practice so please do bring along example cases to discuss

Course Structure: A mix of taught theory and practice.

The training with be via zoom live video conference, from the comfort of your home or office

hand-outs and video will be made available to all who book.

Date of event: 22nd February 2020

Duration of Event: 1 day

Name of trainer: Mark Peters

Tel bookings: 0121 251 6172

Email bookings: mark.peters@balancedapproach.co.uk

Website: http://birminghamhypnotherapytraining.co.uk/courses/20-ocd-intrusive-thoughts-and-dissociative-disorder-did.html

Cost of Course: 85

Cost for NCH members: £60

How to claim discount: Members, please login to

Additional information/requirements: once you book you will be sent a zoom link which will give you a download and joining instructions.

⭐ 7th March 2020 (2 days) – Integrative CBT for Depression Course Part 1

CPD Event title: Integrative CBT for Depression Course Part 1

Brief Description Of Event: According to the Mental Health Foundation 1 in 4 individuals will experience some kind of mental health problem over the course of 12 months with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common disorders in UK. Depression affects 1 in 5 older people, and suicide rates show that British men are three times as likely to die by suicide than British women.

Integrative CBT for depression is a multi-modal, theoretically coherent but technically eclectic
model. The two days allocated to this course will cover the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for depression, low mood and suicidality, through an experiential and fun workshop.

The training will also focus on identifying and assessing suicidal clients, implementing specific strategies for preventing and managing suicidal crises, other ethical and competency issues.

The course would also cover recent advances in CBT such as imagery-based approaches, in particular mindfulness, compassion and Hypno-CBT but a more detailed application would be reserved for Depression Part 2.

Learning Objectives: The depression training programme consists of two parts. At the end of the part one (two-days), trainees should expect to learn:

o How to conceptualize depressed clients, plan a psychological treatment based on an individualised conceptualisation (i.e. the case formulation for depression).

o How to use empathy, compassion and expert knowledge in order to establish a therapeutic relationship and instil hope.

o How to motivate clients to complete homework, modify their maladaptive thinking and behavior, and solve problems on their own.

o How to elicit and respond to clients’ feedback, measure progress, and prevent a relapse.

Course Structure: 2-day workshop.

Date of event: 7th March 2020

Duration of Event: 2 days

Venue for event: The Clayton Crown Hotel, Cricklewood, London, NW2 3ED

Name of trainer: Daniel Mirea

Tel bookings: 0207 112 9040

Email bookings: admin@ukhypnosis.com

Website: https://www.ukhypnosis.com/integrative-cbt-for-depression-course-mindfulness-hypnosis-cbt-with-daniel-mirea/

Cost of Course: £365 and Early Bird Rate of £299 if purchased before 7 February 2020

Cost for NCH members: £315 (after Early Bird rate)

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