As we head towards summer, it can be a good time to re-examine aspects of our marketing strategies.
Traditionally, it’s a time when people ‘jet off’ to far flung destinations for their annual break. As such, it can be a good opportunity to be able to reassure and help people overcome fears associated with flying.
Likewise, it’s also an opportune moment for people to pause, reflect and re-examine aspects of their own life together with goals they may wish to achieve – a process which can be greatly assisted with a spot of TLC and SFH!
We have just started our summer hypnotherapy training intake for 2019 and I believe gaining the HPD qualification is essential to your business’ ability to operate effectively and smoothly.
Not only does the HPD provide you with a nationally (and internationally) recognised qualification but it also ‘future proofs’ your practice as standards continue to improve across the industry.
Crucially, the HPD also allows you to progress to the advanced CPHT Level 5 course which is running in a number of regions, including Plymouth and London. Practitioners engaging at this level would need the HPD as an ‘entry level’ qualification.
The HPD also provides you with the required knowledge to be able to assist clients in key areas, from helping them to reduce stress in their lives through to assisting with overcoming phobias and stopping smoking.
we’ve delved into our archives to provide you with the third (and final) instalment of our series on eating and the brain.
Part of our training is the ability to be able to work with doctors and it’s perhaps important to remember an accurate diagnosis of a particular eating disorder should only be made by a fully qualified medical practitioner.
Carrie Gottlieb’s article focuses on the focuses on the four diagnoses of eating disorders (as outlined in the DSM V): Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
She also examines the ‘signs and symptoms’ of disordered eating with key areas of focus being around feelings of self-worth or self esteem (with a particular focus on the body).
Her article argues that someone who continues to feel overweight, despite losing weight, might experience issues around obsessive calorie counting or anxiety over certain foods.
As practitioners, we will be used to helping people to reduce their ‘stress bucket’ levels which, in turn, assist with their abilities to gain greater ‘intellectual control’ and, as such, make healthier food and exercise choices.
She says that the difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder rests in the level to which an individual reacts to food-based situations. She goes on to look at the key effects on someone’s life: from avoiding social situations through to the use of food as a coping strategy.
Her article concludes with ways in which people can help to prevent disordered eating. These include stopping negative thinking which is something we are all specialists in helping people to achieve!