Bristol CPD Programme

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) available for CPHT Graduates
As a practitioner you will be pleased to see, and participate, in the wide range of CPD’s and Workshops available below. All professional associations have Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) has chosen to follow the CNHC’s guidance on this. The definition of a CPD and also an indication of the type and quantity of CPD required can be found by following this link: CNHC CPD

National CPD Programme
The complete list of all CPDs available nationwide with dates can be found here.

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Colour code :

Required CPD for Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD) 10am – 5pm CPD – not AHD required 10am – 5pm Workshop – not AHD required am = 10am – 1pm pm = 2pm – 5pm Online Training Individual timings – Lecturer to advise if different from standard times
SFH & Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Helen Green

AIM : This extensive course will explore the range, impact and severity of IBS symptomology as well as the theories on causality and the range of treatments available, some of which your clients may have tried.

Crucially, in this CPD, we will also be exploring how and why Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help – from a neuroscientific and psychological viewpoint.

The course will provide you with lots of useful information and research, but also involve discussion of case studies and the chance to develop some practical skills through various activities and exercises. It will help you to develop your knowledge of IBS, understand your clients’ perspectives and treatments more fully, and help you to refine your approach and SFH tools, so that you can confidently help your clients to deal with this complex condition and other digestive issues.

Who would benefit from attending the course?

  • Any qualified SFH looking to develop their knowledge about IBS, digestion and how SFH can help.
  • Any therapist who has had clients who are struggling with IBS and would like to know more.
  • Anyone who has friends or family members with IBS, or even if you suffer yourself – this course will look at a variety of aspects that can be helpful.
  • Anyone wanting to feel more confident dealing with clients who have IBS or other digestive problems.
  • Anyone looking to expand their client-base and business offering, by developing their knowledge and expertise in this area.
  • Anyone wanting to learn about additional SFH tools for their toolkit, which can help many other clients, not just those struggling with IBS or digestive problems.

Brief course overview:


  • Digestive Health overview – biology and processes
  • IBD vs IBS
  • Diagnosed vs undiagnosed
  • Caveats and Disclaimers, including red flags when working with clients


  • History and Description
  • Prevalence
  • Symptomology – common and uncommon; physical, social & emotional

The science bit

  • What causes IBS and other digestive issues, what happens and how this affects us
  • Neuroscience and digestion
  • The serotonin powerhouse and mechanics of digestive transit
  • IBS and the brain!

Treatment & management

  • Latest medical approach – brief overview of medications, FODMAP etc.
  • The role of gut bacteria and how this impacts the brain.
  • Talking therapies – NICE and research studies, Gut-directed hypnosis vs SFH
  • The impact of stress and anxiety reduction


  • Client explanations and information gathering
  • Specific explanations during the IC – cortisol and serotonin and how these relate to IBS
  • Follow up sessions – using SF methods (scaling, MQ and SFQ) to identify and amplify strengths and coping strategies, and to enhance confidence.
  • Additional SFH strategies (also for use with pain, addiction, anxiety and other issues).

About Helen Green :

Helen Green CPHT CPD LecturerMy background is in Psychology, Health Psychology & Clinical Research. My areas of research covered specific aspects of psychopharmacology, and the impact of emotional states on behaviour (addictions) and physical health. I’m a certified trainer and love SFH and its effectiveness and have been a practicing SFH for several years!

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Hypnosis for Improved Sports Performance
Trevor Eddolls

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Exploring Stress Theories and Solutions (Online Presentation)
Helen Green

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Exploring Stress Theories and Solutions (Online Presentation)
Helen Green

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A reminder of key information :

Overview of CPD Content: CPD Programme List 2020 Plus Iss2
Lecturers will send out more information on CPD content via News Posts

Cancellation Policy We require minimum of 72 hours notice of cancellation.  If you cancel your place before the 72 hour deadline you are able to transfer your payment in full to another CPD*.  If you would like a refund there will be a £10 administrative charge. Numbers are limited. If you are not able to attend the CPD please contact us asap and we will delete your name, so that someone else can have your place.

*Contact Susan Rodrigues via email: or call 0117 317 9278 

Details of Bristol CPD’s, Workshops and Online Workshops will be sent out individually via News Posts Don’t forget to inform CPHT HQ at: if you have changed your email address or you might miss out on some important updates.

Discount Benefits for AfSFH Members Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) are working together to help you continue your personal and professional development. CPHT are proud to offer AfSFH members discounted rates on various CPD Seminars.

Additional Discounts – Bristol CPD Attendance Allowance (Travel Discount) CPD Attendance Allowance Post

Location: CPHT Bristol, The Clifton Practice, 8-10 Whiteladies Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PD. (see Reminder below re: location and parking)
Telephone: 0117 317 9278

Reminder – There is no Car Parking at The Clifton Practice. Please use local car parks – Multistorey on Jacobs Wells Road or Clifton Mall. Click here for Map and Parking Options.

Timing for All Bristol CPD’s See chart above

Timing for Online Workshops these may vary.  See further details sent out by Lecturers via News Posts.

List of Participants for Lecturers