Although I had previous training specialising in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy and was completing a (home study) Batchelor Degree in clinical hypnosis, I wanted to balance my experience and learnings by enrolling on a training that covered all styles and applications of hypnosis, a training which particularly offered lots of practise opportunities. I wanted to come out of that training feeling competent enough to work with clients on a professional level. And I did. And it was worth every penny!
I felt a lot of my learning had been theoretical, now I wanted a hands on, practical, experiential, ‘have a’ go at it’ training. I work very intensively and time off is valuable. I wanted this training in New Zealand, not thousands of miles away.
I contacted three organisations and talked to all on the phone. As soon as I had talked with Roger Saxelby, I knew this was the training for me.
Roger is an incredibly experienced, passionate, extremely articulate and user-friendly trainer, with a great sense of humour. His interest, curiosity and liking of people comes across through the whole training. To back all that up, he is highly skilled at his trade. I like the fact that Roger is a ‘real’ person. It was great being able to discuss things, ask for his advice, share ideas, have a laugh together. So many trainers make themselves unavailable on that level.
I found the course to be superbly balanced, with theory, demonstration, and practise. It more than fulfilled all my expectations. It certainly provided challenges for me, yet I came away feeling totally confident in using my skills professionally. And I do.
The quality I valued most, was the breakdown of every aspect into manageable proportions for students with different knowledge levels and backgrounds. I felt valued, affirmed, highly supported & confident in an atmosphere of friendship and warmth.
Hypnosis is scientific, it is also magic, and this course encapsulated both those qualities perfectly. You can’t ask for more.
The pre-course (home study) assignments provide a brilliant way of preparing a student for the course. They gave me a taste of the goodies to come, built my knowledge base, expectations and wet my appetite!
I found the exam process and post course assignments fit at a perfect level with the training. And expanded our knowledge into key areas we may encounter when working with clients presenting with a variety of issues. E.g. Depression, anxiety, or grief. For those who thought that ‘exam video sessions’ are scary, forget it! We were so well prepared and trained, it was actually fun and enjoyable, and I learned so much from that it was like a huge bonus!
Roger and Susan Wood make a great team. You hear stories about some trainings, where the administration side does not match up to the actual teaching side. This whole course was professionally run, handouts, resources, manuals, library, even extra videos shown as requested by students, absolutely brilliant.
Susan was great in her role to the side of Roger, looking after all the Administration and support work. Incredibly helpful, efficient and friendly, helping students source books and article of interest, generally looking after people …and Roger! Susan shared some of her own work in the field of Hypnotic Regression, which was quite amazing. That’s the sort of training this is. There are lots of wonderful ‘extras’!
The one day workshop (Your Master Key to Success) is a ‘must’ experience. Apart from the processes, skills and learning Self Hypnosis; you get to see how to brilliantly layer and structure a one-day workshop …worthwhile all by itself.
Any parts of this letter may be used as testimonial, and my name quoted besides it if required.
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Trained with Alpha Hypnosis
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"This clinical hypnotherapy training course more than met my expectations, helped me personally and helped me achieve many, many goals. It ranks amongst the 3 best things I’ve ever done in my life.My only regret s that it took me so long to get around to doing it!"
"The course was brilliant. It was a wonderful blend/mixture of practical hands on, demonstration and theory. I can honestly say that my training with Alpha and now working with clients and seeing such amazing transformations, is one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done."
"The contents of a 1 year clinical hypnotherapy course, distilled and condensed to supply all the information needed, personably and effectively and delivered within 18 enjoyable intensive study days. It changed my life and medical practice. Thanks so much Roger"
"Roger, you are a gifted teacher and an amazing therapist. It is rare to have both talents. I learned so much from your lectures and from watching you demonstrate hypnosis. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to train with you. Thank you so much for teaching me what I believe to be my life’s work."
"Roger is an incredibly experienced, passionate, extremely articulate and user-friendly trainer, with a great sense of humour. I found the course to be superbly balanced, with theory, demonstration and practise. It more than fulfilled all my expectations."
Mitchell Bloom MD
(Roger and Sue) thank you for all generosity of time and effort, going the extra mile to make our hypnotherapy training experience very enjoyable. I had taken a hypnotherapy course from a different hypnotherapy trainer and found the Alpha training to be more comprehensive with more time to practice the vital skills, which enabled me to feel much more equipped to see patients with more complicated problems."
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