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Monday, 9 December 2019

Easy to use self-care tips for therapists

Most talking therapists enter their profession because they want to help other people; they are caring and altruistic, and their focus is on making other people’s lives better. But it’s quite true that you ‘can’t pour from an empty vessel’ so it’s important to apply some of that good advice to yourself, to ensure that your emotional and physical health is as good as possible. Do you do that, or do you feel ‘guilty’ about doing things for yourself? (Be honest, now!)

Monday, 11 November 2019

Lack of progress in therapy, and what to do about it


There are a number of reasons clients may not progress as well as you had hoped. We're going to look at some of them here and also suggest a few things you can do to get things going again.

Often lack of progress is summarily dismissed as due to 'secondary gain' or 'resistance', or perhaps 'the client isn't ready to make the change'. But is that really the problem?

Monday, 14 October 2019

Putting magic into your therapy


Have you ever told a client that hypnotherapy isn't a magic wand? Or tried to engage them in therapy by using their interests or popular concepts to create therapeutic metaphors? In this article, I'm going to look at how you can inspiration from Harry Potter to make your therapy magical.


Monday, 9 September 2019

Marketing help for therapists

A lot of people offer business coaching and guidance to therapists, and when you're just setting up, or when your business is not growing as fast as you'd like, it's tempting to sign up with them all. But, like other business decisions, the money you invest in this type of help has to be considered carefully.

We speak to three of the best marketing experts to see how they got into this part of the therapy business, and what advice they can offer.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Does my client need a medical referral?

I suspect I am opening a can of worms (hopefully metaphorical rather than medical) with this question, but thought it was worth looking at because there are so many conflicting bits of advice out there for hypnotherapists.

Do you need a doctor’s permission to work with a client or not? And if so, when?