Our students need to complete case studies as part of their assessment and throughout the course, they need volunteers to practice their developing skills.
Some students can enlist the help of family and friends for practice, but others are in need of people to work with - if you would like to take part, please contact the school.
Can you become a volunteer?
- Volunteers need to be over the age of 18 and in generally good physical and mental health. You may be asked to contact your GP before undertaking hypnotherapy.
- At different times of the year, our students need volunteers to ...
- simply experience hypnosis, so they can practice different ways of achieving trance
- talk about their issues, so they can practice questioning and listening skills
- work with issues so they can complete case studies, suitable topics are
- motivation and goal achievement (e.g. sports, career)
- unwanted habits
- smoking cessation
- weight loss
- confidence and self-esteem
- pain control
- past life regression
3. Some issues and medical conditions are 'contraindicated' for hypnotherapy which means that it might not be a suitable therapy for you to use, even with an experienced therapist. These include but are not limited to: physical or sexual abuse, severe depression, drug or alcohol abuse, medically diagnosed eating disorders, psychosis. If you're not sure if this applies to you, contact us in confidence to find out, or let us know about your concerns on the volunteer form and we'll advise.
4. The majority of our students live within easy travelling distance of Wakefield and York although some travel to reach us and others may be prepared to work with you online. However, for legal and insurance reasons, you must live in the UK.
5. Students are (obviously) only allowed to practice techniques they've already covered on the course. You need to be flexible about when you undertake your therapy. There is also a limited number of students available so we can't guarantee to pair you with someone.
6. Students can contact a tutor for advice, and they are not allowed to charge a fee for their practice hours. However, they are students - which means inexperienced. We cannot guarantee any specific outcome for the therapy you undertake with them. (Although, come to that, experienced therapists can't offer guarantees either).
7. Our decision about whether to allow our students to work with you is final and although we will give you a reason where we can, we also reserve the right not to. If our students can't help we may be able to refer you to well-qualified therapists who can.
Having read all that, if you would like to volunteer, please complete the form HERE telling us more about you and the issue you'd like to address. If we can't help immediately we'll keep your details on file for up to 6 months and contact you if an opportunity arises.
Still not sure? You can read a volunteer's experience of working with our students here.
If you want to deal with other issues, prefer to see someone already qualified and experienced, or cannot be flexible with when you undertake your hypnotherapy, please contact us for a recommendation.