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Just wondered about the thoughts you have about the extra hours for training on the GHR (general hypnotherapy training). I remember in the early 2000 I said that it looked like the hours for training would double to 250 hour and I was told I was nuts. Months later it did, now it has nearly doubled to 450 hour with a 100 hours of classroom training. Like to know opinions on this.
Yes, on home study as you would in a University but you don't need anything like that in classroom hours. The classroom is needed to teach you to hynotise and that doesn't take long.
It used to be 50 hours for full training and then you could go to workshops if you wished to learn more techniques. Sitting like children in classrooms does not produce excellence. Study based on compulsory classroom hours is the way children are educated higher University study is base on proving competence in exams, tutorials with professors, and demonstration of knowledge in written thesis.
Just good training and tight exam will sort out the ones that can hypnotise with confidence and get results. Also if you know the history of hypnosis there is no reason to sit in a class you could just take an exam to prove competence. However, I could stretch my teaching out for a few years and it would be more knowledge but not necessarily produce a better therapist. Just my opinion fromover 20 years training. Before the mid 90's it was one week to learn to hypnotise and a long weekend for advanced hypnosis. 90's went to 200 hours and in the 2000's 250 hours. Just my opinion from over 20 years training.
Graham Old said:
Surely we shouldn't be lead by how little we could do (e.g. looking at some higher education classes), but by how good the education could be.
You don't get many surgeons trained by correspondance courses, after all!
John Maclean - Hypno-Band tm said:
I agree that the ability to hypnotise effectively can be taught fairly quickly but surely the extra time is needed to learn how to do therapy?
If all we want to do is learn to hypnotise as quickly as possible, I could teach you to do that in an hour!
But don't we have higher standards than that?
Valerie Austin said:
Before the mid 90's it was one week to learn to hypnotise and a long weekend for advanced hypnosis. 90's went to 200 hours and in the 2000's 250 hours. Just my opinion from over 20 years training.