Bradley Dearman writes about the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course

Next month will see us welcome new trainees for the start of the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course 2018/2019.

Weekend 1 begins with an overview of the course, an introduction to hypnosis and the history of hypnotherapy. Later on during the course we also look into some of hypnotherapy’s theoretical principles in order to ease in those attending the course ­– as I’m sure many of you who have been there already remember well.

When we use the terms Analysis or Analytical Practitioner it originates from a school of thought whereby Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is the foundation and cornerstone of its teaching – and here at JMHT it is no different. The theoretical principals born out of these ideals can help underpin the practitioner’s methodology when applied in practice even within a different discipline or, indeed, when developing an individual take on our predecessors.

All modern-day therapy will have, in some way, been born out of Psychodynamic Therapy regardless of how many times it is rebranded and developed. This is why so many schools today still embrace it within their philosophy.

The benefits of the principals which new trainees will learn can be so important in shaping the fledgling practitioner and the way he/she will practice. This approach gives an extensive platform on which to discover more about your client, yourself and the relationship which develops between you.

At JMHT we shall consider the Freudian basis of Analytical Hypnotherapy as well as the breakaway sectors that have impacted greatly on the original therapy. Those disciplines that form the bedrock of psychodynamic therapy – and, hence, Analytical Hypnotherapy – comprise those elements listed below.

Psychoanalysis which is based on the work of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Analytical psychology which is based on the work of Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Individual psychology which is based on the work of Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Ego-state psychology which is based on the work of Anna Freud (1895-1982)

Object-relations psychology which is based on the work of Melanie Klein (1882-1960), Margaret Mahler (1897-1985) and John Bowlby (1907-1990).

All practical work undertaken on the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course will be underpinned by psychodynamic and humanistic principles but, of course, the essential aim of practitioner training will be to learn how to work effectively, efficiently and ethically in clinical practice. This approach will provide you the opportunity to embrace your own unique style and techniques in order to be a truly dynamic therapist. Ex-trainees have found that the course provides a comprehensive learning experience so each trainee leaves not only with a great skill-set but with the opportunity to be your own person as a therapist not one simply defined by a theory or method.

The next Hypnotherapy Practitioner Course with Jacquelyne Morison Hypnotherapy Training will commence in September 2018 – with courses running in both Gloucestershire-Oxfordshire and Dorset-Wiltshire.

Prospective trainees might wish to visit the JMHT website at further details of course content, schedules and venues before making a direct application.