The Hypnotherapy course starting in September is not just for those who want to become hypnotherapists but also for anyone who wants to improve their relationships and understanding of people.
Some of us are happy to go to familiar work, get paid and live their life. The more experience we get the better the chances are of us moving up the ladder if we are ambitious. Whilst in most cases, being very knowledgeable about your job is a pre-requisite for promotion, it's generally not the area that creates the biggest headaches.
Once we progress it often involves managing people. People can be strange creatures, each with their unique approaches and mindsets. That tangle of emotional needs, hang ups from the past, sensitivities, ambitions, determinations .... can become the nemesis of their manager.
Some have a natural ability to encourage others to cooperate or to 'manage' and get the best from them creating a happy team.
However, the vast majority of people who get promoted on merit feel as though they have been thrown in at the deep end and their satisfying job has suddenly become their nightmare. Their fragile new job seems to be constantly undermined. They may even become reluctant to communicate with some of their staff for fear of being challenged They feel alone and friendless. They start to feel inadequate, work longer hours and suffer stress symptoms.
Understanding people, their needs, emotions and inadequacies, being able to switch your approach to get the best from each of your team members could be your greatest achievement. Restoring your self-belief, cutting back your unpaid overtime, not taking your worries home.
Developing this understanding is a fundamental part of the hypnotherapy course starting in September. It is not only for people who want to become hypnotherapists but also for people who want to understand people better.
Often companies are more than happy to fund at least part of the cost of the course as they benefit from the increased productivity and improved harmony within their business.
Andrea Lowe, Senior Hypnotherapist and Course Tutor, Mind and Body