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Have you ever been asked in a job interview, “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” It can be annoying to have to think about the (relatively) far future when you’re consumed by your most immediate goal — landing the job.
But employers want to make sure you see their job as more than a paycheck. They want to know if you view it as a step forward in your career, a launching pad from which you can reach toward your long-term professional goals. It speaks to your longevity in the role and commitment to it.
So, at the risk of coming off like a nosy job recruiter, we’ll ask you, “Where do you see yourself as a mental health professional five years from now?”
When you’re consumed by the daily struggle of building and maintaining a therapy practice — treating patients, marketing to find new ones, and endless paperwork — it can be hard to find the time and energy to step back, breathe, and think about the future.
But before you know it, routine can take hold and stagnation can set in. Five years will pass, and you’ll find yourself running essentially the same practice, with, perhaps, diminishing rewards.
Now is the time to invest in your future.
Welcome to hypnotherapy 101! If you’ve stumbled your way here through a maze of confusing and contradictory online sources, join the club. While hypnosis and hypnotherapy boast roots in ancient history and reams of experimentally-verified results, misinformation and mythology about the concepts abound.
As a trained, certified, and practicing psychotherapist, you’ve learned to seek out high-quality, science-based answers to your questions. But straight answers about hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be hard to come by.
So let’s start at the very beginning.
Whether your career feels like it’s in a rut or you wish you could treat patients more fully, a hypnotherapy course at the Wellness Institute can help. How do we know? We’ve graduated thousands of students in over 20 countries. We offer training in hypnotherapy and advanced degrees in transpersonal psychology.
Our students say courses have transformed their patients’ lives as well as their own. Not sure you’re ready to join us? Here are the top 10 hypnotherapy training benefits.
Do you find that your clients are resistant to the treatment methods you are currently offering?
This article is just a friendly heads up that we just released a brand new guide about six of the most common hypnotherapy myths, which we've debunked. Here are a couple of passages from the guide:
As a professional therapist, you’re probably familiar with the concept of hypnotherapy. You are aware that it is a widespread practice that claims to provide many benefits. And you’re probably hesitant to incorporate this into your clinical tool box.
That’s because most people—therapists, as well as their clients—do not really understand hypnotherapy. They don’t know what’s involved with the therapy or the training.
Many people associate hypnotherapy with limited applications, such as weight loss or smoking cessation. While it’s true that hypnotherapy has a strong track record in these areas, there are many other issues and ailments that have been remedied with this type of treatment. Hypnotherapy has a documented and clinically-proven record of success.
Studies have revealed that the subconscious represents 90 percent of the brain’s non-reflexive functioning. Thus traditional therapy, merely talking to the client, uses only 10 percent of the therapist’s tools. Why not use everything at your disposal?
Hypnotherapy has been favorably reviewed in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Many of the major founders of modern psychotherapy, including Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, used hypnosis in their research It has been supported by the British Medical Association, American Medical Association, and the British Psychological Society.
It’s a legitimate treatment option. Hypnotherapy is a means to expand your healing powers and quickly address client issues that might otherwise take years.
It can also be an opportunity to transition into a more rewarding and lucrative career, to establish your own private practice, or offer specialized treatment. If you still have reservations about hypnotherapy training, read on. We’ll examine six of the most common misconceptions about this type of treatment.
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We all know someone that just does not seem to connect with the people in their life in a real way. They can carry on a conversation, hold a job, keep a marriage together, and raise their children. But there seems to be something basic missing. They seem to be acting the way they think they are supposed to, or the way others around them act – indeed, they seem to be acting. Let’s discuss two different types of such situations: those trapped separate from their “unlived lives”, and those who are “not yet born”.
What does the word containment mean? How does it apply to me as a therapist or group leader? Or parent or spouse? What are the tools that I have available to provide containment for myself, my clients, and my family members?
Think of milk: it is essential to a baby’s development. Without milk, the baby’s bones would break and the growing child could not walk or participate in many of life’s opportunities. Without a proper container, the milk would just spill all over and the wonderful nutrients would be wasted. This is the same for our human energy. Energy is a powerful force which, when uncontained, spills all over everyone in the vicinity and can contaminate our personal interactions. Similarly, water is a very powerful force and when contained by a dam, provides electricity for the world to use productively, yet when uncontained can become a destructive tsunami or flood.
The Wellness Institute logo signifies a flock of geese flying in formation in front of a sun or full moon – each one is a significant source of lighting one’s way onward.
As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an “uplift” for the birds that follow. Each time a Wellness community member succeeds, it creates “uplift” for others to succeed as well. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of each other.
Studies show that the conscious mind, even though it is very important, is only about 10% of our minds. The conscious mind helps us to think, debate ideas, reason, and process short term memory experiences. All very important tasks.
The subconscious mind contains a full 90% of the mind! How so?
It contains long term memory, to help us “learn from our own history.” This demonstrates the profound saying that if we don’t learn from our history, we are likely to repeat it, making the same mistakes over and over again. So even though our conscious mind may completely understand our dysfunctional relationships or self-sabotaging patterns, it is not capable of making the necessary changes.