So here we go – I am going to explain why I set up Hypno HQ in a bit more detail than on the ‘About’ page
If we start at my hypnotherapy roots, I trained as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist. Now call me naive, but I thought that was the only type of hypnotherapy and it wasn’t until I was committed and training that I discovered there was a bigger world out there. Why would I know? I had had a course of hypnotherapy after being lulled in with a free consultation. I thought it was pretty groovy stuff and it was what prompted me to train as a hypnotherapist. I had no idea there was any other type of hypnotherapy. Why would I ? I was having hypnotherapy, and there was no reason for me to wonder if there was another type or branch that I should investigate. My therapist was more than happy to recommend me for training and gave me contact details for the course.…. Now don’t get me wrong. I had a good training and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is fabulous, but because I am ever curious I began to discover there was more out there, …..lots more!
When I went out into the big wide world as a hypnotherapist I wondered if I was going to cope, and worried if I would know what to do. Yes, I was compassionate, caring and kind, but I felt I needed some extra skills that I simply didn’t have. I found a couple CPDs that helped me gain confidence and from then on I have always been on the look- out for what else is going on!
Discovering a hypnotherapy conference was a game changer for me. Suddenly my new chosen profession became so much more exciting. There was stuff I hadn’t heard of, and amazing trainers sharing their knowledge. Attending for a full three days with like-minded therapists was great, and the friendships made there have been enjoyed ever since.
There are so many trained hypnotists and hypnotherapists that crave knowledge but simply don’t know where to find the training courses and the information they want. It can take so long to find information of any kind…. Say for instance you feel you aren’t that well trained in treating phobias. You could google that, but the likelihood is that you will just come up with a lot of websites of people who treat phobias, not a training site or a CPD listing. It’s knowing these frustrations that has pushed me on, since the original idea.
The idea was formed after attending the UK Hypnosis Convention (UKHC) back in November, after chatting to a couple of new friends, who felt the frustrations of not knowing what is going on in the world of Hypno. My curiosity has worked like a super power for me, always driving me on to find out more, so now it could be used alongside my organisational skills to provide a resource for those who feel a little lost or for those who like me now that just want to keep learning and growing,
Massive thanks to my husband and partner in crime, Chris, who alongside me decided we would forego a telly filled Christmas and set up this site. We hope you find the site useful and would encourage comments and ideas from you, the users, so we can make this a really valuable site for all of us.