Well it’s been a busy few months here as I embark on a couple of new projects!
As many of you are aware, I trained as a BWRT® practitioner a couple of years ago, and the therapy is so successful I have dedicated a separate website to it, as it is completely different to hypnosis. So, as well as Eden Wellness, I now run BWRT® Ireland, offering appointments in the same health centre, and also over the phone and via Skype. As BWRT® can be offered in this way, my hours of operation are spread throughout the week, held mostly in the evenings.
In May, I attended a Reiki I workshop, which I absolutely loved. I followed it up with Reiki II last weekend, and am in the process of practicing, organising and getting ready to offer it as part of Eden Wellness’ treatments. I did my training with the brilliant Anam Nasca, at Atlantis, Castlebar.
But, the main thing I have been focussing on lately is setting up my very own Hypnotherapy training school. I have now set dates for a Professional Practitioner Course, which will take students from complete beginners to completely ready to set up their very own Hypnotherapy businesses. I am very excited about this new venture and hope that you will be too! The course is very well known, as it has been taught in the UK since 1999 at the Essex Institute. It is taught in other countries around the world, but this is the first time it will be available in Ireland. Written by Terence Watts, UK professional therapist (also creator of BWRT® amongst many other therapeutic techniques), The Professional Practitioner Course starts in September 2016 and is being held in the beautiful Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar. Spread over the course of 10 months (one weekend per month), it is ideal if you have work and family commitments, and the weekends will be wonderful journeys of self-discovery, growth and empowerment as well as educational.
So, why study hypnotherapy?
My own journey toward hypnotherapy started a few years ago. I had always been interested in the workings of the mind, and studied Psychology A-Level before going on to study it at university. My path changed for a while when I went on to study Linguistics and Literature, but I still felt there was something else I should be studying. In 2004, I took up a foundation course in hypnotherapy to get a deeper understanding of the workings of the mind, and was instantly hooked. I then signed up to the Professional Practitioner course, then the Advanced Professional course, and haven’t stopped since!
Hypnotherapy can give you a greater understanding into your own mind and the reasons you feel and think the way you do. It can provide you with tools to enhance your potential, stop unwanted behaviours, increase confidence, clear negative emotions, to name just a few things. Practicing as a therapist is hugely rewarding, as you empower clients to recognise their own strengths and qualities. After you qualify, you will probably be drawn to studying the subject in a much greater depth, or to explore other areas entirely. You will be entering a new world of growth, learning and personal development which, I have no doubt, you will just love.
As a hypnotherapist, you will be able to work for yourself, choosing hours that suit you, so you can work around your family, or alongside an existing job. You can choose what areas you would like to work in, perhaps deciding to specialise in particular subjects.
Overall, whether you choose to continue your hypnotherapy path after qualifying is up to you, but you will have a valuable tool for life, which you can use daily for yourself and for your family. You will be able to train your mind to think in a way you would prefer to think, you will be able to choose your thoughts carefully, and you will be far more mindful as to how every action you take, every thought you think, and every word you speak, all have a profound effect on your life.