Heimler Social Functioning Course

– 21 hrs CPD £350 [concessions: NCHP students/graduates £300]

Next dates: TBA

Survival in Society

Using the Heimler Social Functioning Approach and Scale as an Aid to More Effective Hypnotherapy

The Heimler approach is a unique blend of methods, including a psychometric scale, which is both a sophisticated diagnostic and assessment instrument and, perhaps more importantly, a tool used with the client in the process of therapy.

It is especially helpful in our work with those clients who, for example,

The Heimler Scale is an extremely sophisticated instrument with a predictive and diagnostic capability, especially in relation to the way in which the balance of satisfactions and frustrations provides an accurate picture of how well a person is functioning and what level and kind of support is required.

Not only does it help us to understand a client’s present functioning and strength of inner resources, it is a valuable assessment tool that enables us to gather the information that will help the client, in a person centred yet structured way, turn life’s frustration into satisfaction, meaning and purposeful action.

This 3 day course provides an opportunity to gain a Certificate as a Scale Practitioner from the British Association of Social Functioning and, from Heimler International, a Licence to Use this sophisticated Scale as an aid to person centred therapy and as a diagnostic instrument to gauge client coping ability and the level of support required.

This training is part of the NCHP’s programme of CPD events, the hours for which are recognised by UKCP for those on the pathway to UKCP accreditation and is recognised by BACP as contributing to the theory and skills development hours required for BACP accreditation.

Although it is anticipated that those participating will find this course so absorbing, interesting and practically useful that they will wish to complete the whole course,  for those who wish it, the first day will serve as an overall introduction and can stand alone at a fee of £120.00, with the balance of £230.00 refunded should they decide not to participate in the full 3 days. (For those eligible for reduced fees these will be proportional).

There will be an additional once only fee of £50.00 paid over to Heimler International with the application to obtain the Licence to use the Scale.

Depending on the amount and level of work completed during the attended 3 days, there may still be some assignment work to be done following the course, under the guidance of the tutor, David Collingwood-Bell, for those wishing to gain the Certificate and Licence. This assignment work will also need to be completed by those on the UKCP pathway in order to gain a CPD Certificate from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. All others will receive a CPD certificate stating the number of hours of attendance.

If you wish to attend, or are interested but need further information, please e-mail David at hypnodelwyn.db@gmail.com.

The core of Human Social Functioning was formed within the daily horror of cruelty and degradation within the concentration camps of Buchenwald and Auschwitz in which Heimler found strengths that can potentially transcend almost anything – so long as one can create a sense of meaning and purpose through action.

In the midst of these terrible war time experiences Heimler  was already developing ways of utilizing the power of the unconscious to find solutions and discovering, from the rich and unique powerhouse of his memories, knowledge and imagination, the potential for living creatively.

Heimler’s survival was not just to do with how he could make use of all the negative happening around him in the camps but also about how he could learn from it all for the sake of the future – a theme that followed him as he created a new life following his release from captivity as he listened to what people said about their lives, especially about what was important and meaningful to them and their satisfactions and frustrations in life.

As a result of all this listening and subsequent discussion and analysis, Heimler created this Scale which, whilst not measuring energy directly, demonstrates the usable and non-usable aspects of energy in terms of satisfaction and frustration.

The 55 questions of the scale, whilst viewed from a here and now perspective, include questions of childhood and overall questions related to past, present and future, as Eugene Heimler said “Past and present are linked together by invisible wires and, in a sense, our todays reflect the problems and the solutions of our yesterdays”.

To book, email: hypnodelwyn.db@gmail.com

23 Reasons to Train with Us

We have been training professionals for 40 consecutive years (Longer than any other organisation in the UK). Many of the top therapists and trainers in the UK began their career at the National College.

Our complete Diploma Course is a genuine, validated post graduate programme (ADHP recipients are eligible for direct entry to the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice at Bath Spa University with 90 Credits APL).

We are 100% committed to the highest standards of training so that you are fully prepared for the challenges of professional practice

The National College is the only UK training organisation which is authorised the offer the European Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis through the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy. We are also one of only two European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institutes with the European Association for Psychotherapy We should really be the International College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy as we have graduates all over the world. We are an outward thinking organisation which looks out to the world for opportunities. Our Principal is the International Officer of UKCP and its representative to the Board of the EAP. We will continue to engage to ensure that our graduates have a future in a post-Brexit Europe.

Within the National College we have a philosophy that ensures that all tutors are full-time practitioners in addition to their training. By this we mean that they derive their primary income from seeing clients: this ensures that they "walk the walk" as well as "talk the talk". You will find that we often have examples of current clients to tell you about that illustrate theoretical points. There are some trainers who set up a school because they can't make it as practitioners. Would you want to be trained by them?

We believe it is vitally important that you see demonstrations of techniques and also get to practice. This gives you the confidence to practice with "real people" as soon as (if not before) you qualify. We say before, because you will be given permission to work with certain issues at certain points in your training. Not all trainers demonstrate, and not all give you a chance to practice and build your confidence.(ALL ours DO!)

On completion of the certificate course (stage two), graduates can join a range of professional bodies: the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (our regulator), the National Council for Hypnotherapy (a members’ co-operative with high standards, of which both our Principal and Managing Director are former chairs) and our own National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy & Mindfulness. All you need to set up in professional practice with great support!

The National College course leads to registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy; it is essential that important that your career is protected by being registered with a leading professional association like the UKCP (requirements for registration are laid out here). Our Managing Director is an Honorary Fellow of UKCP (approx. 1% of registrants) and is chair of the UKCP Education, Training and Practice Committee. Through this link you can be sure that we keep at the forefront of all developments in the field.

We believe in creating a friendly learning environment in which students feel safe to express themselves and learn while building supportive peer relationships with fellow students.

All our tutors are experienced teachers, as well as being, themselves, National College trained and experienced practitioners.

Support from a long established well-staffed organisation throughout not only your training but also your whole career!

We actively enforce all our policies, including equal opportunities. We will make any reasonable adjustments to ensure that anyone can take our courses, if suitable, and we do not discriminate on any grounds. Any special leaning needs will be catered to if possible. For example, a student with dyslexia would be able to provide portfolio evidence in recorded rather than written form if they wished to do so. The learning environment is safe, confidential and supportive.

We encourage students to ask questions or make comments about the training at any stage and will do our best to meet your needs. There is a student representative on the Academic Board.

Ethical considerations are all important in a field where one is working with vulnerable people. We cover these in depth. Check with other schools as to which, if any, code of ethics they subscribe. They should be bound by a training code of ethics as well as teaching you one for practice.

The National College embraces modern technology; we provide our materials on a Kindle so that you have all that you need at your fingertips. Additionally, we are one of the first institutes in our field to use "online directed learning" as part of our advanced training.

We know that you want to know exactly what you will be learning, so we publish all the details of the structure of our courses including detailed learning outcomes. We also publish our external accreditation reports from UKCP, you can read our latest one here We want you to be sure you have made the right choice!

We train small groups of students, which we believe is important so that you get individual attention. Some schools have as many as 50 students in a class! We are also not limited to training in one location. We currently run courses in London, Manchester, Oxford and East Midlands (Leicester) in the UK and the Gold Coast (Australia) and Phoenix Arizona (USA)

Past students are welcome to re-attend any stage of their training FREE OF CHARGE (subject to available space) in the ten years following their primary training. This is just one of the ways we support our students. We believe that we are the only school of our type to offer this opportunity free of charge.

National College Hypnosis Training and Hypnotherapy Training courses adhere to the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy (the Principal and Managing Director were members of the working group who wrote these), and incorporate and Professional Occupational Standards produced by UKCP.

We do not take just anyone onto our courses. You will be interviewed to ensure that you are suitable for this profession of working with vulnerable people, and, very importantly, to ensure that the National College is right for you. If we feel that another course would be better for you (and this does happen), we will tell you, and advise you of who to approach.

Therapy is an "individual" process: we will encourage you to find your own way to be the best therapist you can be.

Our course also includes business/practice management. So often hypnotherapists and psychotherapists fall at the first hurdle because, while they may be wonderful at what they do, they don't know how to get the clients. The National College has a great depth of knowledge and experience in this area that you can draw on. All our tutors around the country are willing to share with you what works and what doesn't so that you can learn from our successes, and our mistakes!

Our complete Diploma Course is a genuine, validated post graduate programme (ADHP recipients are eligible for direct entry to the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice at Bath Spa University with 90 Credits APL.

Our Principal and MD have over 52 years’ clinical experience and our Principal has over 24 years’ experience in Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training and Psychotherapy Training. We have the experience to help guide you successfully in your new career.