Please read the extract below from an email I received.
The student had paid for the first three lessons and then cancelled his
monthly subscriptions. Some time later, he rejoined my course.
When I asked him why, his reply was:
I had looked at the other courses out there
was by far the best. I purchased one from the states, what a load of
rubbish it was, I joined colleges but none even came a close second to
your course. So here's to a long relationship in training. "
As Far as I am concerned,
that says it all!!!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the advantages of Distance Learning?
You can study in your own time - take
as long as you wish. If you pay weekly you can can get the full course
at any time by paying the balance. On receipt of the full
course you must study for a further month before taking the online
Qualifying Examination. In effect, you can qualify within two
months or take up to a year. After one year from the initial
payment, it is at the College's discretion if and when you take the
As there is no live training, how
do we practice?
I advise all students to use friends
and relatives to practice on . This is often much better
than live training in a classroom as from my own experiences, is often
'too kind' and not honest. However, with friends and
family you almost always get honest individual feedback and, of course,
you are also helping your friends and family members with their
individual problems (the most common being stopping smoking or losing
weight).. I also invite all students to send me recordings of their
inductions etc. for an honest critique from myself. This is easily
done through a computer and email.
Why no videos showing techniques
Videos teach you other people's
methods and styles. I remember after graduating and suddenly
realising when inducing hypnosis with my clients that I was standing
with arms folded and supporting my chin. I was
shocked when I realised I was mimicking course tutor.
Although I had the greatest respect for him, I had promised myself that
I would be much better than him and mimicking his body language would
only hold me back.
Everybody is an individual and must
develop their own individual style. That's what makes a
great Clinical Hypnotherapist and separates him or her from the many
Hypnotherapists who just carry on in the same way they left their
When I ran live courses, I would
shock my students by telling them that, "I did not want them to become
as good as me." I would then tell them that, "I wanted them to be
much better than me and only that would make me feel proud of them and
happy I had done a good job." I
think that alone encouraged most of my students to become leading
What is Accreditation and how do I
I sometimes get asked who gives
accreditation to Hypnotherapists? Is it the
Government or individual organisations? . Is accreditation
recognised by a country's government and is it necessary to practice.
Let me say outright that the word
'Accreditation' is a powerful word used by most con merchants trying to
sell their courses at over inflated costs. Almost
every organisation on the Internet, claims to be an Accreditation Body
and some even claim that they have sole right to give Accreditation to
graduates from Hypnotherapy courses, usually their own.
Don't fall for it! They are after your money and have
self-interest at heart.
there is no such thing as Accreditation.
Everyone in the U.K. practices under Common Law and that means, in
effect, anyone can call themselves a Hypnotherapist. There is no
controlling body sanctioned by the Government. To date, the
Government have only asked the world of Hypnotherapy, to self-govern
themselves. The result of which is that organisation have sprung
up all over the country claiming to have Government approval. THAT
I was at the very first meeting of
Hypnotherapy organisations, held in the U.K. held at a London College
circa 1990, when many Hypnotherapy training schools were represented.
It was a pantomime of self-interest and the organisers were torn apart
and their self-interest exposed. I swore I would never
go to another such meeting and leave it up to the Government to set
something up. To date they have not. If you don't
believe me, write to your local Member of Parliament and ask him for
clarification, it will only take you a few minutes and a postage stamp.
So the bottom line is that if you
want to practice in the U.K., there is nothing to stop you and no need
to waste your money joining the many 'dubious' organisations.
Your diploma and free Association membership on graduation is all you
other than the U.K. there are various regulations, but
generally there is none. It is almost always left to local
authorities to make bylaws governing the practice of Clinical
My advice is that if you are in
doubt, phone a local Hypnotherapist and ask about Government
recognition. and always contact your local Government Representative or
Congressman etc. and ask for clarification.
The College has been around for 23
years and we give you accreditation. In the past
11 years when the course has been available online, not one single
feedback has been received saying accreditation was a problem or could
not be resolved.
To the best of my knowledge,
in the U.S.A. there are no
restrictions in the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa,
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska,
North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont,
Virginia, and Wisconsin. (I am thankful to Steve Jones, a very
trusted Hypnotherapy Training provider, for this information).
Who will recognise the Diploma awarded?
The first question I need to ask to
answer this question is, who do you want to recognise the diploma, an
organisation or clients? The second question is what is the
benefits you are looking for by having the diploma recognised?
Personally I believe that It is your
skills and knowledge that are important not pieces of paper.
However I understand that you may want to join an organisation to give
your qualifications credibility and to give your clients confidence in
There are literally hundreds of
organisations worldwide offering membership and support to Clinical
Hypnotherapists. Some of them ask for ridiculous, fees to join
them and add their membership to your qualifications. Some
are well established and genuine and others, far too many I'm afraid,
are just out to get your money and give little in return.
I have had too many sad experiences
with some of the U.K. organisations and swore never to join another one,
unless it becomes absolutely necessary. The College was at
one time a registered Hypnotherapy School with The American Board of
Hypnotherapy and myself a registered trainer with them. The Governing
Body changed and overnight my memberships were rescinded because my
course did not include hands-on training. I believe they
have again changed their minds and I could apply again, but 'once
bitten, twice shy' and I shall not be doing so.
So if you want recognition by an
external organisation, here are many that will accept you for membership
after graduating. All you need do is look for one and be VERY
careful you are joining the right one.
If you want recognition by your
clients, and that is perfectly understandable, display your diploma in
your waiting room, or in your consultation room, being sure a client can
see it and read it without embarrassment. Be sure to display
your Membership Certificates also and most importantly, you Public
Liability Insurance Certificate. With those on display, your
clients will feel reassured that you are a bona fide qualified Clinical
Incidentally, you will have no
problems getting insurance after completing my Distance Learning
clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma Course.
I have never had a graduate report back to me that they could not find
an Insurance company that would accept them.
Is there support given during the
course and after graduation?
You should be surprised to learn that
regardless of the price you pay, you get all the support you require
from me personally, both during the course and after you have completed
it. All it takes to get support is an email (my web
sites all have contact details - I don't hide behind the Internet
complexities) and I will give you the benefit of my experience and give
you advice and guidance. But let me say that my course
is so comprehensive, it is rare that anyone needs clarification or help,
with the course itself, but I do get requests for help from graduates,
sometimes as much as years later. I answer ALL emails received.
If you have any
questions I have not covered above, please feel free to contact me
though the contact tab at the top right of this page.
Some Interesting articles I have
written that you may enjoy:
Does Alcohol Change a Person's Personality
Alcohol affects people in different ways, but one of
the most puzzling is why it changes a person's normal personality.
Simple Mind Produces Good Vibrations.
Everything of a physical and spiritual nature consists of vibrations, often described as energy. This article describes my proven theory on this subject.
Your Unconscious Mind you are not Constipated
The Unconscious Mind is a powerful part of evey human being. This article describes a small part of that power.
Hypnotherapy, Placebos and Hypochondria
Hypnotherapy, Placebos and Hypochondria. Many
Hypnotherapists would rather you did not know this.
That Is Not What I Said! My Memory Is Making a Fool of me
Article 1 on how the memory works. This article gives an insight into why our memories are sometimes not all they should be.
Yourself Right Now in 10 Easy Steps
Self Hypnosis the Key to Better Health? Here is a method that takes only10 steps and and will help you to learb to hypnotise yourself.
smoking - you cannot be serious.
Stop YOU smoking - you cannot be serious. Only YOU can
stop yourself smoking, all I can do is help This article is intended to help
anyone stop smoking.
Recognise a Type of Pain, an aid to therapists.
If you recognise what may be causing pain, you are more than half way to controlling it.
Myth About Hypnotherapists
Hypnotherapists are often attributed with mystic
powers, this reveals the truth
My Body is
Talking to Me, But I don't Speak It's Language
An article on Organ Language describing how the
Unconscious Mind interoperates at a literal level
Spit on You! What else Can I do?
The Unconscious Mind controls the body's functions and can sometimes be responsible for personal problems. This is not intentional but the result of the Unconscious Mind believing it is protecting you. Hypnotherapy Training should involve this important aspect of psychology and this case history explains why.
Cry of a Crabbit Old Woman
A moving poem found in a hospital locker after the death of a patient.
What is Hypnotherapy
A simple explanation on the uses and application
A short article on how to learn Hypnotherapy
We support the children's hospice
The Kythe Foundation
Here are some photographs from the last Christmas Party in the
Philippines the College ran.
(paid for by a percentage of student's fees)
The Robert shields College, Harlow, Essex,
England, United Kingdom