If you’re a hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, or counsellor, the resources for therapists on this page will take your therapy skills to the next level.
I’ll be drawing upon my 20+ years’ experience in the field of hypno-psychotherapy, sharing techniques that lead to lasting change in your clients.
As professionals, we all know that when we first qualify it’s only the start of the journey and that there is much more learning and training to do and many skills to master.
On this page we’ll look at these therapist resources…
- Hypnotherapy supervision (in-person or via Zoom) to help with your clients and ensure professional efficacy
- Hypnosis scripts – a library of over 600 scripts that can prove invaluable in your early days as a hypnotherapist
- Free weekly therapy tips and techniques that you can apply with your very next client
- Over 100 videos of real therapy sessions, demonstrating a huge variety of therapeutic techniques
- 7 online therapy training courses – perfect for CPD and to boost your professional competence (50% off special offer during May!)
All of these resources significantly add to your ‘therapist tool kit’, helping you to deliver excellent assistance to each and every client you work with. And a satisfied client is your best form of advertising as you grow your own therapy practice.
So, let’s look at each of these resources in more detail to help you take your therapy skills to the next level…
- Professional hypnotherapy supervision and mentoring
- Hypnosis scripts for beginning therapists
- Free therapy tips and techniques
- Uncommon Practitioners TV – therapy techniques demonstrated with real clients
- Online therapy training courses – get 50% off in May
Professional hypnotherapy supervision and mentoring
Having supervision is a requirement of your professional body. This might be group supervision – often called ‘peer support’ – or it might be one-to-one supervision.
I offer one-to-one supervision either in-person at my office in Stowmarket or online via Zoom.
Hypnotherapy supervision sessions with me are suitable for both newly qualified therapists and those with years of experience.
Each supervision session helps you deal with client issues, maintain professional and ethical boundaries with clients, as well as ensure your own needs are met so that you can work optimally with each person you treat.
Hypnosis scripts for beginning therapists
In my very early days as a hypnotherapist (back in 2001) I found that using a script helped me feel more relaxed and confident. The hypnosis script gave me something to fall back on if I needed it.
Of course, as your skills develop you won’t need to rely on scripts anymore but until then the right hypnosis script could prove invaluable.
It can give you ideas about what to say to your client in hypnosis when treating certain symptoms, especially those you’ve not worked on before.
My library of scripts for hypnotherapy are based on Ericksonian, ‘conversational style’ language patterns, making the hypnotic part of the session more natural.
And even better, each script – which you can download in PDF format – shows you when to use pauses, vocal emphasis, embedded commands etc. to make your hypnosis sessions even more successful for your clients.
Free therapy tips and techniques
My training in hypnotherapy to advanced level took several years and included training from different colleges and universities.
3 years at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford was soon followed by further training with the Human Givens Institute. Over the last decade I’ve received additional training with Uncommon Knowledge.
It’s an on-going process because you never stop learning in the field of therapy. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to be the best therapist you can be for each and every person you work with.
For this reason I’d really encourage you to sign up to Mark Tyrrell’s weekly newsletter of Free Therapy Techniques.
I first had training with Mark back in 2005 and knew then that I’d have a long association with him as I was so impressed with his work.
Each week, Mark’s newsletter highlights a specific hypno-psychotherapeutic topic that includes loads of tips that you can apply straight away with your clients.
Uncommon Practitioners TV – therapy techniques demonstrated with real clients
If you learn better by watching rather than reading, you can now access over 100 hours of recorded therapy sessions with real clients in Uncommon Practitioners TV.
The videos demonstrate how to treat a wide variety of symptoms commonly seen in hypnotherapy and counselling, such as PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, anger, depression and low self-esteem – to name but a few.
And as one of the best resources for therapists, the videos are excellent for CPD (continuing professional development) which is another requirement of your governing body.
Over 100 techniques are demonstrated and when you sign up you’ll be able to join in with a live monthly ‘Question and Answer’ session.
Online therapy training courses – get 50% off in May
My training with the Human Givens Institute and Uncommon Knowledge has given me the confidence to help people suffering a wide variety of conditions.
Listed here are 7 online training courses I recommend if you want to take your therapy skills to the next level. And because they are online, you can do the courses in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.
All of the courses listed are certified for professional development. And just to say that you don’t need to do them in the order they are presented here. Read through them and choose your favourite(s).
Please note: the courses are not available all year round.
Hit the red buttons below to find out more and register your interest then you will be informed via email about enrolment dates.
May Special Offer: Get 50% off all these courses
Course 1: Uncommon Hypnotherapy
If you’re ready to leave the hypnosis scripts behind and develop real skills in conversational hypnosis, this is the course for you.
In this course, you’ll become fluent in indirect conversational hypnosis and master ‘Ericksonian’ hypnotic language patterns.
This makes hypnotherapy much more natural and is a great way to bypass client resistance.
This is where hypnotherapy becomes an art form (compared to the ‘painting by numbers’ script approach).
Mastering conversational hypnotherapy means that you never have to rely on a script again and can, instead, work spontaneously with whatever is happening in the room.
Course 2: The Rewind Technique
As a therapist you’ll always have a steady stream of clients who need help with traumas they have experienced.
On my page about treating PTSD with hypnotherapy I mentioned how the Rewind Technique is proving to be one of the most successful ways to treat trauma.
One of the reasons it works so well is that it is non-intrusive: as therapists using the Rewind Technique, we don’t need to ask our traumatised clients about their terrifying memories (which often just makes things worse).
Instead, we can de-traumatise the brain with this specialised technique that works for PTSD, flashbacks, abusive memories, accidents, nightmares, phobias, panic attacks, OCD, and more.
I’d go as far to say that the Rewind Technique is the number 1 technique in my therapy toolkit.
Course 3: Conversational Reframing
Reframing is central to therapy in order to help clients change their often negative bias. But it takes a certain skill to do it in such a way that the reframe really resonates with your client’s inner mind.
This is what Conversational Reframing is about.
It shows you how to help your clients break free from the prison of negativity and see things in a different light but not just on a conscious level.
By using hypnotic techniques, the reframe is assimilated on an unconscious/emotional level. That’s where the real change takes place.
When you sign up to this course you’ll also get a free copy of Mark Tyrrell’s ebook, New Ways of Seeing, which further supports your reframing skills.
Course 4: How to Stop Anyone Smoking
If you’re a hypnotherapist like me, there will always be a steady stream of people wanting your help to quit smoking.
In my early days, I would mostly rely on a hypnosis script but How to Stop Anyone Smoking gave me an entirely new approach.
It changed smoking cessation sessions into something I enjoyed, rather than being a battle with the client’s subconscious mind.
If you aren’t 100% confident yet in treating people who ask for your help in quitting smoking, then this course will give you a new found enthusiasm to help free your client’s from the tyranny of smoking – and perhaps even save their lives.
Course 5: How to Lift Low Self-Esteem in Your Clients
Low self-esteem is another common complaint from the people you’ll treat as a hypnotherapist or counsellor.
This online course gives you deep psychological insights into what’s really going on with low self-esteem – and how to start lifting it.
It will explain why self-esteem issues can’t be tackled purely by cognitive reasoning and how to work with the emotional brain in order to make a real difference.
When your clients can free themselves from negative conditioning – with your help – and you see that first smile, you know things are changing. And the client does too.
Course 6: How to Lift Depression Fast
Knowing how to lift depression fast in your clients can protect you from the same trance they are in!
Seriously, if you’re not careful as a therapist you’ll get sucked into the client’s woes. Beginning therapists are vulnerable to this, no matter the extent of your training.
How to Life Depression Fast is a solution-focused, structured approach to quickly shift the client’s mindset. In effect, it de-hypnotises them out of the cycle of depression, free of the negative bias of the emotional brain with all its worries and ruminations.
Not only that, but the course will help you to help your clients gain the understanding and ‘mental skills’ needed to prevent depressive relapses.
Course 7: Uncommon Psychotherapy
If you’re not yet a qualified hypnotherapist but are trained in psychotherapy and counselling, you might be interested in Uncommon Knowledge’s approach to psychotherapy.
Uncommon Psychotherapy removes the jargon and dogma of so many approaches to therapy (such as Freudian psychoanalysis or psychodynamic counselling) and gets to the heart of what it really takes to help create lasting changes in your clients.
This course is now delivered as part of Uncommon Practitioners TV and is an 8-part certified professional development course.
If you have any questions about any of these resources please email me and I can provide you with more details. Or, alternatively, just hit the red buttons to find out more directly.
Having received professional training from Uncommon Knowledge I am now one of their affiliated therapists. This means that if you purchase a product from the links on this page I will receive a commission – at no extra cost to yourself. My full Affiliate Product Disclosure Document can be read here.