What I learnt from Derek Halpern about making online courses because yes, I am making online courses to help people.
I’m going through an exciting time in my business developing online courses so I can help people around the world. So I spent some time watching Derek Halpern from Social Triggers on You Tube who is good at all things online. Here are 3 things I’ve learnt from Derek Halpern
1 – How important working with knowledgeable people is to me.
I can’t just launch a course and hope that someone finds it! And that’s why I’ve been following Derek Halpern. He knows a lot about online courses and content. He has been doing daily videos for about a month now and I like his insights.
I’ve worked hard in my therapy career to learn from some of the top people in the business. Paul Mckenna for Hypnosis, Richard Bandler for NLP, Kevin Laye for Psychosensory Techniques and Principles, the list goes on. Not to mention all the books and online courses which are also an excellent way to learn.
So that’s my therapy core learning sorted (although I regularly top up and learn new therapies as many practitioners do). I’ve been helping people with stop smoking, anxiety, stress, sleep, weight loss, confidence, depression and life direction for years now and there is always something new to learn.
Some weeks my appointment book is very busy and so the way for me to help more people is with online courses and downloads. So I’ve created the Change Your Life Academy for that reason. It’s going to be jam packed full of courses to help you and I will give you all my best knowledge there.
2 – How important it is to give people that buy your courses quality content.
An online course shouldn’t be something that when the person that buys it starts using it they don’t get what was promised. I need to provide a service in my courses. Something of value. Especially if you are a therapist because the reason people are buying your course is because they want to make a problem better or they want to grow.
My course needs to be carefully thought out, full of quality content and most of all be of value to the person that buys it. This is the bit I am most looking forward to. I’ve spent years learning and can’t wait to share my theory and practical knowledge with you!
My first course which you can buy right now is Crush Your Sugar Cravings. This course was created by me to help you give up or reduce sugar in your diet. Take a look here
3 – How you need to be true to yourself in all that you do
It’s been really interesting watching Derek for a month. I feel like I know him better now! He has shared a lot of great advice over the weeks and taken us out onto the streets of New York which was cool. His style is quite direct and he wears black t-shirts and track suit bottoms most days because this is what he likes. I like that he is true to himself in this way.
I’ve always believed in being true to myself. Which means being true to others too because they are getting the real me. And I always intend to be this way in my business too. If someone comes to me as a client and we are going to work together to change their life for the better, they deserve the real me and my very self to facilitate their changes.
I thought you might want to know what you can achieve in one hour of Hypnosis, so here we go. When I refer to ‘Hypnotherapy’ here I am talking about the advanced Hypnotherapy I offer, along with other therapies like NLP and tapping. I weave these together in the best way for you so you get the best outcome.
You could change years of feeling something
Yes really. My therapies work with the feeling of something, rather than talking about the something. This is because your mind/body stores experiences and maps them all to a feeling. By working with the feeling, you remove the root cause. Remove a life long trauma.
It’s officially a two hour session but the work is done in one session. I’ve got stop smoking down to a fine art. We tap out the craving and desire, use a technique to remove your desire to stop and then top it off with Hypnosis to seal in your resilience and all the benefits of being a non-smoker.
You could remove anxiety
I will explain how although you feel like anxiety has control on you, with a few simple techniques and mindset shifts you can be in control. Again we are working with the feeling here. Some people need two sessions but this is mostly because of their beliefs (which we all have to different degrees). Many people choose to have two sessions because they like to put more ‘good stuff’ in where anxiety was (like confidence for example).
You could remove a phobia like fear of flying
This one is so simple. We tap out the fear and then use Hypnotherapy to set a new scene in your mind of you preparing for your flight, arriving at the airport, getting on the plane and taking off.
You could stop eating sugar
Yes I have had clients give up sugar in one session!
You could have a good night’s sleep
This seems to be a growing problem. It seems to be the people that say they are ‘over thinkers’ or ‘worriers’ that have the most trouble. You can offload a lot of worry in one hour of Hypnosis and many people say they have a really good sleep for the first time in ages after just one session.
You could remove pain
A lot of pain is due to an emotional distress or trauma being stored in the body. Hypnosis is a totally safe way to remove pain that no longer serves a purpose. Particularly effective for fibromyalgia, arthritic pain, chronic pain, old injuries, sciatica, chronic fatigue and back pain.
You could pass your driving test
Many driving test failures are caused by nerves. Hypnosis is very effective for calming nerves and boosting confidence.
You could pass the interview and get the job
Learn how to use your posture to be more confident, how to connect to your inner confidence and retain your train of thought under pressure. You’re hired!
Just one hour can change your life
Yes you can make huge differences in an hour and many people do but we are all different. Some people will want the change so much it’s almost instant. Others need to work through other beliefs of secondary gain before they change. Some people need to take their time and that is fine too. The point I am making in this post is you don’t always need weeks or months of therapy.
The entire premise of my work is to make a difference to how you feel from the first session. But self development is a big area and people very often choose to come back for more sessions so we will look at what else you can achieve in a couple of other blog posts this week.
Please note, weight loss and depression are not quick fixes. I offer a 4 week programme if you want to deal with these.
Book for free consultation today. Text me now 07530 890089 or email me and then we’ll chat 🙂
A question I am asked a lot is what does Hypnosis feel like? And I answer that it is different for everyone.
How Hypnosis might feel
I remember my first Hypnotic experience during an NLP course some years ago. I closed my eyes and was encouraged to connect with myself inside and I had a light trance. I thought wow, that’s interesting!
I trained as a Hypnotherapist pretty soon after that and as a result had a lot of Hypnosis. Which was great! I noticed that I went into deeper and better trances as I allowed myself to and saw the benefit of it. During the training we had to do 50 hours of practice and I noticed that everyone’s Hypnosis experience was different.
How people say Hypnosis feels
Hypnotic experiences can vary greatly from a light trance where someone relaxes for the first time in ages, to a very deep experience. It’s a different feeling to describe but I will use some of the things that my clients have told me to try and explain it to you.
Hypnosis is becoming more and more widely used. More people are recognising that’s it’s a safe way to improve their life. The most common uses of Hypnosis are to help with anxiety, phobias and weight loss. I’ve been using it to treat depression for a number of years.
Something important for people who feel depressed or anxious is to feel something different. And Hypnosis certainly achieves that. When you have felt something different to how you may have felt for a long time, it feels great!
Feelings of Hypnosis
Hypnosis is not sleep. Even though the word ‘sleep’ is commonly used, you are not asleep. You are in a trance but your subconscious mind is actually very alert.
You will feel relaxation in your body and your mind. But relaxation is not the goal of Hypnosis; change is.
You already go into Hypnosis yourself many times a day. You know when you arrive somewhere in the car and think, how did I get here? During running you can go into a trance, when listening to music, watching TV (you know that because you can talk to your kids while they are watching TV and they don’t hear you!).These all examples of trance.
Other feelings of Hypnosis are:
Being ‘in the zone’ is a form of Hypnosis.
Daydreaming is Hypnosis.
The feeling before you go to sleep and you have thoughts and ideas that you might not be able to put into words is Hypnosis.
Being intently focused is Hypnosis. Especially if your eyes go a bit ‘foggy’ or glazed.
Hypnosis is your natural ‘reboot’ and a good healthy thing to have and do.
Whilst in Hypnosis, you will hear what’s going on around you but it won’t bother or disturb you in anyway. You are focussed on your own ‘inside’, not what’s going on ‘outside’.
It feels nice!
It feels natural.
You are in control. You won’t say or do anything that you don’t want to.
Some people see colours.
Some people have wonderful memories.
Some people feel connect with their ‘higher self’ or ‘inner self’.
As much as I love Hypnosis, I think the best bit is afterwards. You will feel lighter and brighter. You will have let go of things that were troubling you and be ready for better things. Some people clear up or accept issues and pain that have been around for years. You may be able to forgive others and yourself and let go of guilt or shame.
You might still feel relaxed afterwards, not to the point where you can’t function because your Hypnotist will have brought you back to full consciousness. But you might have let some issues or emotional baggage go and that can mean to feel a bit tired.
Or you might feel super energised and ready for action! After a recent deep Hypnosis session I spent a week decluttering and organising. So not only did I feel great internally but had loads of focus and drive to get things done. Hoorah!
So you want to know more or book an appointment?
If you want to chat about Hypnosis or you are ready to make an appointment, please do get in touch. Best way is on my mobile 07530 890089