Workshops & CPDs

For existing Practitioners, we run a series of Advanced Workshops and Distance Learning CPDs.

What We Offer

PSI Training have developed a unique model of therapy and this is reflected in our Continued Professional Development (CPD) Masterclasses. 

We offer hypnotherapists the opportunity to study at home through our distance learning CPD diploma courses. These distance-learning CPD courses are adapted from our weekend intensive Masterclasses, which have been running since the mid-nineties.

In addition, we continue to offer a variety of advanced one- and two-day workshops which are open to all hypnotherapists and those with a psychotherapy background. These are advertised on our website and run throughout the year at a number of locations, including Newbury and Salisbury/Southampton. 

We also run bespoke workshops for hypnotherapy groups, peer groups and corporate clients, throughout the UK and Europe.

All of our  workshops and CPDs are the culmination of over 40 years experience within hypno-psychotherapy.

Please contact us if you would like further information regarding any of the courses listed below. If there is a particular subject you are interested in, that is not included, please let us know, as we are continually updating and expanding our courses.

Distance Learning CPD Diplomas

Our distance learning diploma courses are sent to you via email and consist of  the study material and questions at the end of sections to test your knowledge. Once you feel confident that you have absorbed the course content, you contact us and an assessment is issued. Upon successful completion of this, you will then be issued with your certificate. 

Persona Therapy

 

Over the last decade Persona Therapy, has become a popular option for therapists seeking to expand their therapeutic repertoire. This CPD Masterclass is based on over 25 years of practical experience of this form of therapy. The approach differs from many other ‘parts’ based therapies in the emphasis that is put on allowing the client to develop their own ‘persona list’ and the way in which therapy is undertaken. 

This CPD will include:

Precursors to Persona Therapy

Conceptual basis

Origins and historical awareness

Components and categories of personae

The personae spectrum

Difference between personae and Multiple Personality Disorder

The role of ‘I’

Episodic and narrative thinking

Cognitive bias

Social role performance and psychodramatic roles

The role of identity

When to use Persona Therapy

Types of personae problem

Persistent dysfunctions

Personae problems

The five stages of Persona Therapy

The ‘Casting’ technique (used to separate out various personae)

How to apply structures for analyzing persona

How to interpret each persona’s significance for the clients problems

How to use the ‘Persona Matrix’ to identify conflicts, alliances and threats

How to design a ‘Cast Party’ as a therapeutic tool for carrying therapy forward

Worked examples

Specimen script

Additional Persona Therapy techniques

Sexual Dysfunction

 

Sex therapy traditionally requires both partners to be present, however, with the use of hypnotherapy, clients can be treated individually. It is a field which many hypnotherapists shy away from, quite simply, because they don’t feel that they have the expertise and knowledge to deal with the number of issues that may arise. In addition, sex, by its very nature is a very personal thing and therefore some therapists themselves, don’t feel comfortable working with clients within this area. This course aims to give you the confidence, skills and facts you need in order to do so.  

Sexual activity operates on physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and social levels. This CPD masterclass will teach the therapist how to identify which components are dysfunctional and how to select and apply appropriate treatment strategies.

 

The course will include:

Anatomy of sex

Understanding sex (incl sexual sequence and response cycle)

The psycho-biology of gender

Sexual dysfunction (an overview)

Sex: a multi-level view

Commonly encountered problems

Medical issues

Physical issues affecting both sexes

Physical issues affecting men

Physical issues affecting women

Emotional issues (incl. Intimacy, trust and infidelity)

Cognitive issues (incl SAD, expectations, anxieties, confidence, fantasies, myths)

Behavioural issues (incl. inadequate sex skills, sex addiction, kinks & fetishes)

Social issues (incl. partner relationship, cultural issues)

Consultations

Hypnotherapy/NLP remedial interventions

Cognitive therapy

Behavioural therapy (incl. sensate focusing)

Case studies

Working with Children

 

Many therapists tend to shy away from treating children for the simple reason that they don’t feel comfortable or we just don’t know what approach to take, as children do not readily respond to the standard adult inductions or regimens. This training offers the specialised techniques required for this work. 

For anyone primarily trained in treating adults, the difference in the responses of a child can be very disconcerting. However, once those differences are understood, the process can be surprisingly easy and very rewarding. Children are usually free of the sort of expectations that can inhibit adults and so are often more receptive to change work. It requires a ‘letting-go’ of many of the givens in treating adults and the embracing of a much more playful way of working. Once we achieve that level of comfort, working with children can become a joy. 

This course will include:

Child logic and psychology

Piaget’s theory of cognitive development

Special factors in treating the under 6s

Special factors in treating children between 6-12

Special factors in treating adolescents

Male/female differences

Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines

Confidentiality

Essential foundation skills

Common problem initiators

Commonly encountered problems (over 25 problems included)

Analysing the micro-dynamics of the problem

Inductions and deepening techniques for children

Hypnotherapeutic treatment interventions

Behavioural interventions

Case studies

Working with Couples

 

There are surprisingly few therapists who choose to work with couples. Perhaps to some, having two people sat in their consulting room may appear somewhat intimidating, particularly if the relationship between the two of them is antagonistic. However, once you understand the dynamics, it becomes surprisingly easy to adapt your existing therapeutic skill-set, in order to offer this rewarding therapy to those needing it.  

The purpose of this training is to give you a better understanding of the dynamics involved, the problems and issues you may encounter and some interventions you can use, adding a further modality to your repertoire, which in turn, gives you that Unique Selling Point.

Extend your client range by learning how to adapt your therapeutic skills to dealing with relationship problems. Couples are made-up of individuals and once the expectation and communication issues have been resolved, therapy naturally moves on to treatment of the individuals. 

This CPD masterclass will include:

Therapies used

Understanding relationships

Common relationship problems (incl.communication issues, intimacy issues, sexual issues, trust/infidelity and violence/abuse)

The psycho-biology of gender

Structure of consultations

How to handle the initial dual consultations

Assessing readiness to change

How to move the process of therapy on

How to analyse the conflicts and use solution-focused techniques to clarify objectives and misunderstandings

Information gathering (incl. conflicts, relationship models, perceptual style)

Deciding on outcomes

Dual Interventions (incl. Contextual reframing, sequence disruption, semantic challenges)

NLP and hypnotherapeutic interventions

Homework assignment for clients

Case studies

At present we are converting the following courses from our weekend workshops into distance learning diplomas. If there is one you are particularly interested in, please let us know and we will inform you when it is complete. Alternatively, if there is a subject not listed, please get in touch and we will consider producing a course that may be of interest.

Advanced Pain Management

Advanced Trance Techniques & Deep Trance Phenomena 

Anger Management 

Advanced Hypnotic Language Skills 

Changing Minds: An Introduction to Cognitive Hypnotherapy 

Chemical Dependency (including Alcohol, Cigarettes and Drugs)

Childbirth (The Natural Way) 

Cults and Cult Abuse

Dealing with Difficult Clients

Dreams and Symbolic Logic

Eating Disorders 

Family Dynamics (and what can go wrong)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Forensic Hypnosis

Past Life Regression

Working With Anxiety, Phobias and PTSD

Sensory Acuity Training: Mind-reading for Therapists 

Sexual Abuse (A Therapeutic Toolkit) 

Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy 

Insomnia and Stress Management Techniques

Why Men Don’t Cry: The Psychobiology of Gender Difference

 

Advanced Hypnotherapy Workshops & CPDs

We are currently updating some of our workshops and distance learning CPDs. If you are interested in any subject in particular or want to know more about some of those listed below, please do get in touch as we’d be more than happy to talk through what we have to offer.

Dreams and Symbolic Language

Saturday 23 November

Rugby

 

FULLY BOOKED

Freud described dreams as the ‘Royal Road to the Unconscious’. This CPD Masterclass will demonstrate how to go beyond the interpretation of dreams and actualise them as a hypnotherapeutic tool. Within the course, the world of unconscious logic that underlies dreaming is explored and you will learn how to convert the most entrenched problems into a resolvable form via Symbolic Modelling, a technique pioneered by David Groves. 

 

The course will cover:

The History of Dream Research

The Physical/Chemical basis of Dreaming

Theories on the Purpose/Meaning of Dreaming

Non-Freudian Dream Analysis

Using Dreams In Therapy

Symbolic Logic

Clean Language Skills

Metaphor Processing

Case studies of dreamworking

Working with Children & Teens

Date TBA

Newbury, Berkshire

£275 (Discounted Price £250 if booked in advance)

Extend your range and become adept at working with children by learning the specialised techniques presented in this two-day CPD workshop.

Many of us as therapists tend to shy away from treating children for the simple reason that we don’t feel comfortable or we just don’t know what approach to take, as children do not readily respond to the standard adult inductions or regimens. This training offers the specialised techniques required for this work.

This weekend Masterclass will allow you to adapt your existing skill-base and extend it to cover the treatment of children. It will draw on the work of many experts in the field including Milton Erickson; Jean Piaget; Michael Yapko and Donald O’Grady as well as the accumulated expertise of Mike Garrett, who will be leading the Masterclass.

The first day will concentrate on the difficulties involved in working with children and the general adaptations needed to do successful therapy. It will include: Child Logic and Psychology; Communication; Rapport Building; Hypnotic Responsiveness; Special Factors in Treating the Under-Sixes; Specialised Inductions and Deepening; and Parental Issues.

The second day will focus in more detail on specific child problems including: Thumb-sucking; Bed-wetting; Insomnia; School Phobia; Bullying; Dental Phobia; Eating Disorders; Learning Disorders and Child Sexual Abuse.

Working with children can be very rewarding for the therapist as well as enhancing the portfolio offered. This Masterclass will help you to achieve this by becoming comfortable and confident when working with children.

Sexual Dysfunction

Date TBA

Newbury, Berkshire

£275 (Discounted Price £250 if booked in advance)

Sexual activity operates on physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and social levels. This two-day CPD workshop will teach the therapist how to identify which components are dysfunctional and how to select and apply appropriate treatment strategies.

The course will include:

 Gender Identity

The Sexual Sequence

Physical Problems

Cognitive and Emotional Issues

Expectations

Cultural Beliefs and Myths

Improving Communication and Sexual Skills

Associated/Dissociated Status

Defusing Traumas

Removing Inhibitions

Dealing With Parental Injunctions

Sensate Focusing

Ethical Consideration

Few hypnotherapists are sufficiently equipped with the tools, knowledge and skills to support those seeking help with sexual issues. Sex is one of the most pleasurable experiences life has to offer and yet for some, there may be psychological barriers, reducing or eliminating enjoyment.

This intensive two-day workshop will give you the confidence to successfully work with clients in this rewarding area, enabling you to expand the range of therapy you offer.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

 

Date TBA

Newbury, Berkshire

£160 (Discounted Price £145 if booked in advance)

This one-day CPD workshop will teach you all you need to know to confidently work with clients with OCD, offering a treatment plan consisting of Hypnotherapy combined with CBT.  

OCD is usually only completely curable in a few individuals; however, most people achieve meaningful and long-term symptom relief with comprehensive treatment. OCD usually involves having both obsessions and compulsions, though a person may sometimes exhibit only one or the other. In order to help prospective clients, therapists should have a thorough understanding of what OCD is, the symptoms and features, how it originates or what might cause it and an understanding of other psychiatric disorders that frequently occur alongside OCD.

This Masterclass will cover all this in addition to working with children with OCD and of course the treatment that we can offer, combining Hypnotherapy with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Contact Us

Woodland View, Redlynch,  Wiltshire, SP5 2PS

Phone

01725 510164

Email

admin@psi-training.co.uk

Examples of Other Courses On Offer:

 

Advanced Pain Management 

Advanced Trance Techniques & Deep Trance Phenomena 

Anger Management 

Advanced Hypnotic Language Skills 

Changing Minds: An Introduction to Cognitive Hypnotherapy 

Chemical Dependency (including Alcohol, Cigarettes and Drugs) 

Childbirth (The Natural Way) 

Cults and Cult Abuse 

Dreams and Symbolic Logic 

Eating Disorders 

Family Dynamics (and what can go wrong) 

Marital/Sexual Therapy 

Past Life Regression 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Phobias 

Sensory Acuity Training: Mind-reading for Therapists 

Sexual Abuse (A Therapeutic Toolkit) 

Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy 

Stress Management Techniques

Why Men Don’t Cry: The Psychobiology of Gender Difference 

 

 

Reach Us

For further details or a prospectus, please get in touch.
PSI Training,

Woodland View,

Redlynch,

Wiltshire,

SP5 2PS

01725 510164
admin@psi-training.co.uk

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