Group Supervision and Development
Group supervision is a collaborative experience, which can be positive and motivating, helping you to expand your professional capacities. It can be a great opportunity to broaden your circle of 'work colleagues' (which, as a hypnotherapist, is often just yourself)... It also gives you an opportunity to talk to others about your experiences and get the benefit of their learning and practice too.
It can help you explore what and why you did what you did, the underlying theory, the real-world practice and alternative approaches as well as ethical dilemmas. It really is a great way of keeping professionally-healthy yourself, as well as getting a deeper understanding of how to react and respond to your clients, what works and doesn’t work for you and how you can develop and expand both your practice and your business. As most hypnotherapists are also business owners, group supervision can include discussing all things business, including marketing and self-promotion and what aspects of CPD has worked well for others.
Benefits and advantages of group supervision:
- A diversity of opinion and breadth of feedback
- Increased sense of support from others who have similar concerns
- Growth of understanding from challenges others are experiencing
- Reduces professional isolation
- Increased self-awareness and confidence in ability to act in practice
What is Supervision?
Group supervision is:
- Focused on professional growth, development and practice improvement, in the context of professional practice
- A reflection on work, with opportunities to present cases (anonymised) and discuss them
- Pooling of skills and knowledge to improve individual and group capabilities
- A safe environment to discuss problems and limitations without criticism
Group supervision is not:
- Monitoring work performance
- A cheaper alternative to individual supervision
- A form of personal therapy
In person or online?
Group supervision is now available in Central London and online (Zoom), each following the same format. Booking for online supervision is available for all HypnoTC graduates and students, and other hypnotherapists who have attended at least one in-person group or individual supervision session.
Dr Kate Beaven-Marks is an experienced clinical supervisor, and Approved Supervisor with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH), with skills in both individual and group supervision, Kate is a highly qualified and diversely experienced clinical hypnotist and hypnotherapist, with extensive specialist training including medical hypnosis, NLP, REBT, H-CBT, EMDR, IEMT, addictions and trauma. Her skills and knowledge are supported by six years of research into hypnotherapy teaching and learning for her Doctorate, together with Masters degrees in Psychology and Health Management.
She has therapy practices in West London and East London, and also works with a London teaching hospital, providing training for medical staff and also using hypnotherapy with in-patients and day cases.
Kate teaches with HypnoTC, both on the practitioner training and CPD. In addition, using her extensive research knowledge and skills, Kate lectures on research topics in a London University, supervising and examining MSc. Degree research students.
With a keen interest in raising standards within the profession, she is a member of the Hypnotherapy Profession Specific Board with the voluntary regulator, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and is also Chair of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). In addition, she writes articles for prominent publications, and regularly speaks at both national and international conferences.
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Group Supervision Meeting
Group Supervision Meeting
There is a minimum group size of 4 and a maximum group size of 12 so do book early.
An attendance certificate will be provided.
The ‘in-person’ Group Supervision and Development meetings are held in Central London, a 5-minute walk from Bond Street Underground Station. Online Group Supervision and Development meetings are conducted via Zoom, for this you will need a phone or PC with the Zoom app installed, together with video and audio. All online group members are expected to be connected via video. Meetings will not be video/audio recorded.
The meetings (for qualified hypnotherapists only) will be from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, at a cost of £30 per person, payable in advance via PayPal, here: