Being a therapist is one of the most rewarding jobs but also one of the most difficult. Between your personal problems and your clients’ problems, things can get overwhelming. However, given your job’s ethical requirements, most people expect you to be your own therapist. This is not true, and here are our top reasons why therapists need therapy.
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NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and is a branch of psychology. The science looks at how the brain, language and our behaviours are all connected. It is used by practitioners to help people achieve their goals and personal development, using several key tactics. To learn more about the history of NLP, continue reading.
A quick look at the newspapers and any news channel these days can change our cognitive outlook within seconds. Our minds are wonderful things, but if we don’t pay attention we can allow them to be influenced in ways that don’t serve our higher interests. The negativity of world events has proven to be a pitfall for many in recent times. Although depression and low mood can purely be a neurotransmitter-based illness, negative events have been known to trigger this deficiency in our brains. Insightful psychological insight and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can be a powerful tool in this situation.
In the current day and age, the day by day performance of employees can be one of the most important parts of your company’s success. With many of the stresses of modern life, employees can gradually find their stress levels going up and their productivity falling, potentially pulling the business down with it if the problems go unattended for too long. Here are a few things CBT can do for a workplace, and why any of your business-based clients can benefit from implementing good mental health policies.
The power of positive thinking is a statement we have heard over and over again. How we choose to look at life or a problem has an influence over our mental and physical health. We all know that stress can cause depression, diabetes, obesity, heart problems, and other diseases, so how do you keep a positive mental attitude even in the midst of a problem?
The holiday season is finally here, and customers are ready to spend their money. Business is booming, and this is a great time to grow your business. Advertising offers you the opportunity to reach new customers, but you must understand your target market to make a sale. Here are a few neuro linguistic programming techniques that can help you increase sales.
We all want to be successful in our chosen careers. However, to be successful, you will need more than luck. You have to learn your craft, apply your knowledge, and be willing to stick with it even in the face of adversity. From the stories we hear, successful people owe their achievements to these five character traits.
It’s easy to brush off someone telling you to “lighten up” or “look on the bright side”, but there is real science behind the benefits being a positive thinker who sees the cup half full. A landmark study by Barbara L Fredickson suggests that positive thinkers are more likely to broaden their skills set and appreciate the bigger picture. For example, a pessimist will tend to focus on the immediate threat of the negative situation rather than take a step back to problem solve and learn a new approach. In turn, a positive outlook can lead to experience less stress and less of the negative physical health impacts associated with stress.
Success in both life and business is based on one core skill – the ability to set clear goals and then take the necessary steps to achieve them. It sounds simple, but surprisingly few people really know how to define their goals. This is where neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) comes in. NLP gives us the tools we need to dive deeper into our goal setting, prevent subconscious sabotage, and reach our true objectives.
Neuro-linguistic programming, more commonly known by the acronym NLP, can play an incredibly important role in helping people to become the individual they have always wanted to be. When time is dedicated to understanding and learning particular methods and techniques, it is possible to alter one’s thought processes and subsequently make decisions that are liable to be more beneficial. Of course, as with any means of ‘self-improvement’, time, commitment and a willingness to strive for better are essential. Without this outlook and mentality, change is unlikely to be obtained. So, with that firmly in the mind, here are some of the NLP techniques that could, if used in the right way, help to refine – and enhance – how you think.
Low motivation is a universal human problem. Left unattended, it can spiral into procrastination, avoidance, depressive symptoms and, over months and years, the kind of lives that happen to people rather than for them.
Hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, is a process whereby a person is put into a trance-like state by a professional. The therapy is used to treat many conditions, as well as offer psychological help to patients who want to achieve something positive, such as quitting smoking. One lesser-known use of hypnotherapy is in the workplace. Many entrepreneurs and coaches are trained in hypnosis and use the technique to help employees. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of this process.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is applied in different sectors because it helps us understand ourselves and those around us. It has been instrumental in psychology, sports, education and now in business. Here are some of the benefits businesses stand to gain by using NLP.
Neuro linguistic programming is a psychological approach to personal development and communication that concentrates on the relationship between language and mind and how that relationship affects our behaviour. It utilises guided visualisations and specific language patterns to initiate positive behavioural change from within. NLP has… Read More »5 industries that benefit from NLP
Too much stress puts a strain on us meaning that our bodies produce excess chemicals, that will slowly but surely impact our health over time, in a negative way. This post will explain three techniques that will help you to overcome stress and anxiety using NLP.
After setting up your coaching business, it is time to advertise your services and start growing your clientele. With digital marketing, you can reach thousands of people with just a click of a button. Here are a few marketing strategies to grow your coaching business.
Entrepreneurs are, by their very nature, always looking at ways of benefiting themselves, and their business. But how many are aware that hypnotherapy could be a way to improve their daily performance?
NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming which is a technique used to help individuals achieve personal development goals. People from all walks of life are choosing to take NLP training courses so that they can become practitioners, or so that they can use the skills in their own business or workplace. To learn more about whether an NLP course is right for you, continue reading.
One positive that many people are taking from the Covid-19 pandemic is the opportunity to make the jump and become their own boss. If you’re thinking about taking the next step in your coaching career and setting up your own therapy business, here are our top tips.
Coronavirus is a worldwide crisis that has hit everyone hard through loss, lockdown, and financial hardships. A large percentage of people have reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted by covid. As we move into a post-pandemic world, clients need their therapists and life coaches more than ever.
The modern world of marketing can be challenging for anyone looking to start a therapy practice. However, if you’re undecided on how to even start promoting your services, definitely consider using video as your starting point. There are a number of perks to this approach…
As a CBT therapist, sometimes it can seem like people can be reticent about seeking therapy. They may believe myths about therapy or have other reasons that are causing them to stay away from your therapy business. So, what are some great ways to effectively overcome these barriers and attract new clients to your practice?
If you’re a CBT therapist and you’re looking to expand your online business, it’s important to think about your online reputation, and how you can build up client trust and respect in the industry. There are several ways you can reach new customers and grow your brand identity, whilst making sure your business’s reputation continues.
Aromatherapy has a long and rich history of being a complementary treatment for many conditions. Between 1200 and 1600, many books were written about herbal medicine, which made the popularity of essential oils increase throughout Europe. While aromatherapy is not solely a cure, many people opt to use it on a daily basis.
Neurolinguistic programming can have many positive impacts on your life, whether that be in your relationships, career or general health. The art of NLP itself involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes that result in certain behaviours. NLP provides the tools you need to have an increased awareness.
The COVID-19 restrictions have disrupted all parts of society, but perhaps none more so than mental health workers. Even outside of pandemic times, giving therapy is a deeply personal occupation that requires the creation of a space where individuals can freely share their most troubling thoughts.
A successful business can fail if the owners have not invested in themselves. Entrepreneurs need to invest in themselves to tackle emerging challenges in the business world. Therefore, enrolling yourself in a personal development course is an excellent place to start. This will make a massive difference in how you approach customers, suppliers, and employees.
Some of the world’s leading personal development coaches and speakers have harnessed the power of NLP in their journey, but how can it help you thrive? Let’s take a look at just some of the many benefits NLP can bring you. Managing emotional states Tony Robbins calls the ability to control and change state.
A good therapy practice is a place where clients can feel safe to open up about their mental health, relationship struggles and anything that may be festering in their mind. Having the correct qualifications, positive attitude and tools are great but it takes the correct interior for a therapy practice to feel safe and comforting.
One of the toughest things about running a therapy practice isn’t gaining clients, it’s retaining them. Counselling can be uncomfortable. It’s understandable that many patients simply find it to be too much and choose to end their sessions.
Imagine the scene. A man falls to earth and a concerned group crowd around him. “What happened?” one member of the crowd asks. “Don’t ask me,” replied the man “I just got here myself.” This amusing story…
We all know that training to become a renowned positive mindset coach requires developing certain knowledge and skills. Of course, there are many ways to gain certification to become a successful CBT coach and start a business. However, the truth about being a dedicated CBT therapist is that the work you do is an ongoing personal journey.
What do you do first thing in the morning? Do you reach for your phone to catch up on the news? Or do you make a large mug of steaming coffee? We think you should shake it up a little, and do some hypnotherapy first thing.
If you are struggling to stay motivated on tasks, goal setting is a really useful tool. Here are some useful tips for goal setting and how to use it to achieve.
Just because they treat people with them, therapists are not immune to mental health struggles. In fact, helping others through their own struggles can be mentally taxing. If you are a therapist and are concerned about your own mental health, here are some tips.
Sadly, there’s likely to be a lot more work for private therapists post-pandemic, especially if you offer PTSD support to NHS staff and other key workers suffering from the after-effects of dealing with the worst phases of COVID-19.
If you’re busy, but still want to attract new customers, you might want to think about expanding and improving your website. Chances are, you already have a website that details your services, but how can you use it to attract more customers? We’ll go into some details in this post!
After the year 2020, we’re sure everyone can agree that some positivity is needed. A positive mindset means you will have a positive outlook and expectation of success within your life. The mindset you have will determine your feelings. Also, to ensure your clients have a positive mindset, you need to have one as well.
There are many benefits of neurolinguistic programming, and there are a few neurolinguistic programming techniques that are particularly useful in improving relationships whether that be with your friends, partner, strangers or your own self.
The past year has certainly taken its toll, with the COVID-19 pandemic changing life as we know it in almost every aspect. One of the biggest things we’ve had to go through is three national lockdowns, where we’ve been forced to stay in our homes and only mix with those we already live with.
Starting off a business as a CBT practitioner has its challenges and attracting clients when you are just starting out can be tricky. At the beginning, you won’t have had the opportunity to bring in clients through word-of-mouth and you will have to use your own marketing skills to promote your services.
Hypnotherapy is a branch of alternative medicine that is related to positive psychology. With so many people distracted by their outer circumstances in today’s world, hypnotherapy could be very beneficial, allowing people to move past their distractions and start living a more conscious life. Here are three common life challenges that hypnotherapy can help people with.
As you will know, there are lots of forms of CBT. One of these is ERP (exposure response prevention). ERP is mainly used to treat people with a history of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), but can also be used for other types of anxiety, such as health anxiety. But what exactly is ERP?
The new year is finally here, and many of us will be taking stock of last year and setting new goals for 2021. However, goal setting is not just about writing down things you would like to accomplish; it’s more meaningful than that.
What do you associate neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) with? The truth is, in today’s world there are many ways in which this psychological approach can help to grow self-confidence, manage people, and create strategies for problem-solving. But there are some types of professional who can benefit more from NLP than most.
CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, usually happens over a series of 5 to 20 coaching sessions between the patient and therapist, depending on the patient’s mental health needs. However, over the past year, many CBT practitioners have taken their sessions online due to COVID-19. In addition to the obvious safety precautions, there are many benefits.
Running your own CBT practice can be really exciting. It gives you control over when you work and who you choose to work with. So it’s understandable that not every CBT therapist running their own business is thrilled about the idea of supervision. But, it’s important to think of it as a way of offloading.
The coronavirus outbreak has taken over the world, and most of us are restricted to our homes. COVID-19 is having adverse mental effects on many of the population. More people are seeking hypnotherapy in addition to those who already receive hypnosis treatment. As a result of social distancing regulations, online hypnotherapy is growing in popularity.