Stephen has a wealth of experience in communicating and helping people throughout his career in voluntary work (Stephen was awarded a certificate of achievement for outstanding voluntary work in 1999). He also has extensive experience of working in Private enterprise and the Public sector in addition to gaining a FA certificate in football coaching and qualifying as a gym and fitness instructor.
Stephen has delivered cognitive behavioural change programmes both in custodial and community settings. He was at the forefront in training prison service colleagues in the juvenile staff awareness programme.
In the course of these experiences, he studied Accelerated Learning techniques, hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and realised it was possible to greatly enhance the learning capacity of students who he facilitated.
Training as a hypnotherapist with the World Federation of Hypnotherapists he learned that these same methods could be adapted to enable people to learn to live happier and healthier in all areas of their lives. Just as the students he facilitated mastered their abilities for personal enhancement better and more quickly through these techniques, so also his hypnotherapy clients are learning to lose weight, overcome phobias, achieve emotional well- being and build confidence and motivation.
The world federation of hypnotherapists
incorporating the British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists
Professional practitioner diploma in hypnotherapy
Professional practitioner level course information.
12 MONTHS DURATION.
7 PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS.
6 READING ASSIGNMENTS.
28 HOURS OF RECORDINGS FOR HOME STUDY.
COMPLETION OF A RECORDED INDUCTION.
A SUCCESSFUL INDUCTION DEMONSTRATION.
A WRITTEN EXAM CONSISTING OF 75 QUESTIONS.
(minimum of 16,0000 words in the exam with 70% pass mark required.Equivalent
to 60 written pages of A4).
A 5,000 to 7,000 word essay/thesis.
Sports performance coaching diploma.(Warickshire school of Hypnotherapy)
Certificate in working with IBS. (Academy of clinical&medical hypnosis ltd)
Integrated NLP Hypnotherapy and Coaching Certificate (Life Practice UK) Nov 2010
Sport Hypnosis (UK College in Cognitive and Behavourial Therapies in Association with the Centre of Sport Hypnosis, Crystal Palace) May 2010.Written examination completed June 2010.
Smoking Cessation Certificate corporate medical services May 2010
Hypnotherapy for Children Certificate of Merit November 2009
7 years experience facilitating cognitive behavioural programmes in the prison service 2003 – 2010
Stephen is currently facilitating a south Yorkshire police public awareness course from a cognitive behaviour specialist background angle.