Therapeutic practice and process: the missing link?

Hilary Norris-Evans
Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham

Therapeutic Relationship Masterclass

What’s more important: the relationship or the technique?

In this one day workshop, I’ll take you through a deeper understanding of the therapeutic

relationship which every therapist needs to be aware of, in order to carry out the most effective

therapy possible.

Have you really truly understood transference, counter transference, process, self disclosure,

congruence, collusion, values, beliefs, client ’resistance’ ,excellence in communication, flexibility

and self disclosure ?

How well do you listen? Do your own preferences get in the way of active listening?

How aware are you as a therapist of your own process and how much it may impinge on the client?

Are rapport and bonding more important than the techniques or type of hypnotherapy you

employ? Very often, we are so focused on our techniques and scripts we will use and how we will

task the clients that we neglect the vital importance of our relationship with the client. Does our

language matter? Without true rapport, no good therapy can happen.

What does research show and reveal?

What do you really need to do in order to gain perfect rapport with all your clients? What is this

elusive thing called rapport?

Many courses do not explicitly cover these essential ingredients in an explicit way although some

curious students do pick it up implicitly .

All our relationships are made or broken by process yet it remains an elusive, mysterious entity,

Much will be examined, revealed and practised in this one day workshop , which aims to give you a

deeper understanding of the therapeutic relationship, so crucial to your and the client’s success.

Hilary Norris-Evans has been a therapist , trainer and supervisor for many years. She been

privileged to see and hear many neophyte and some experienced therapists worry about not

mastering techniques without giving a second thought to the therapeutic relationship, which is what

often holds back therapy. She is both an internal and external assessor for the HPD, so has had

many opportunities to ponder these questions with her own and colleagues’ students and

supervisees over the years. She has an enthusiastic, yet pragmatic touch to training and believes it

is her duty to pass on any insights she may have gained to others. The course features discussion and

practice and she hopes that those carrying forward this important work will all be in time totally

self aware and aware of others’ process. The future does not belong to technology but to those who

can communicate well enough and posses the integrity and understanding to help others on their

way in life.


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