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Does it work?

What is CORP?

I use CORP (CPHT Outcomes Research Programme) software with clients to track their progress.

The client takes a small amount of time at the end of each session to think about their positive thoughts, activity, strengths / resources, happiness and confidence. This gives us a reflection of how they feel in that moment. It’s numberless so they can’t be sneaky and put the same information as our last session. It helps them to be mindful of where they stand after a positive and relaxing session and it gives them the opportunity to see a visual representation of what works and what doesn’t work in their lives outside of solution focused hypnotherapy.

This data is then backed up and collated anonymously in the cloud. It allows fellow Solution Focused Hypnotherapists to add their data too, giving us a tool to show prospective clients, doctors and other hypnotherapists the value and results that we see. It builds on the efficacy of our approach and, as our clients can see the possible benefits for stress, anxiety, phobia and low mood work, it all bolsters their commitment and engagement with the process.

Of course, hypnotherapy or solution focused hypnotherapy may not be for everyone. It’s not a magic pill that can cure all ills! But, by putting together research and getting results such as those below, we can help those who might otherwise have thought we have more in common with less reputable practitioners or may not even considered the benefits of hypnotherapy before.

Using CORP software to look at my data for the last 3 months of 2016 shows that for clients that present with anxiety there is a 92.37%* improvement over 6 sessions. Figures like these are not only great for my clients but also great for the industry as a whole. Whilst this only reflects my own practice and clients, I look forward to adding more data to give greater accuracy and to presenting global data from solution focused hypnotherapists, using the same training and techniques to help clients across Britain.

*Results may vary and client participation, such as listening to the support CD and engaging in sessions, is essential for therapy to be beneficial.

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Ben Gaskell MA HPD SFH SUP DSFH MNCH (Reg.) CNHC-Reg is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist working with clients who suffer from anxiety, stress, low mood and phobias. Based in both Deansgate, Central Manchester and the Stretford area of Greater Manchester he serves the local and surrounding areas of Urmston, Didsbury, Sale, Chorlton, Hale, Altrincham and Trafford. Further details can be found on ‘getting here’ or my ‘contact’ page. For more information on how Ben at Greater Manchester Hypnotherapy can help you please call 07756 932 702 or email [email protected].