Here are my Open Mind lectures from last year which you can still access with your subscription in the archives.

February 2011    Stage 1 Counselling skills
Discover how to ‘hold’ your client, create a sacred space of safety, and build empathy and rapport

March 2011         Stage 2 Counselling skills
Discover how to create awareness and insight in your client of their habits and repeating themes exploring how they might take charge

April 2011            Stage 3 Counselling skills
Discover how to encourage your client to change their habits, initiate action, and to stay with the process.

May 2011             4 What is Transference and counter transference?
How to use them therapeutically. Instead of avoiding transference, a Freudian term which describes the personal world that we all live in and how they interact with other worlds, learn how to use transference therapeutically.  This lecture will give you confidence to work beyond the 6 or 12 session model of hypnotherapy you have previously used and to be able to stop being ‘hypnotised’ by your clients dramas.

June 2011           5 Unfocussed listening: developing your intuition.
Sensing your client’s feelings, not being confused by their contradictions. Developing empathy.  As a continuation from transference, developing the presence and silence of unfocussed listening develops the ability to read what your client isn’t saying, to hear unconscious patterns and drivers, and to challenge a client’s conscious reality – without hypnosis.

July 2011             6 Introducing Theory: Psychodynamic versus Humanist Theory
What are theories for?  How do these 2 theories differ and how can we incorporate elements of these psychotherapeutic models into our hypnotherapy practice?

August 2011       7 Self disclosure and being able to challenge clients
The myth around self disclosure is discussed: to do or not to do, that is the question.   Discover also how to use a client’s resistance for therapeutic benefit and to challenge effectively.
Sept 2011            8 the Myth Of mental ill health
Bringing in the spiritual to the healing journey.  Borrowings from various schools of psychology and religion to describe the therapeutic journey.

October 2011      9 Gestalt v Transactional Analysis
Two schools of theory…explained in short and applied to your hypnotherapy practice.

Nov 2011             10 Catering to the differences in client personality, circumstances and life style
How to assess where your client is fast, and use appropriate strategy.

Dec 2011              11 Guided Affective Imagery
Mmuch underused visualisation technique in psychotherapy. I’ll be discussing the process and variations in how to use it.

January 2012      12 Cognitive Behavioural Counselling and it’s predecessor, REBT
Discover which kinds of clients respond best to CBT or REBT and how to weave elements of it into your hypnotherapy practice.

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