"This course is proving one of the best approaches to treating depression I have encountered so far. My client left with a big grin on her face after the second session, which she entered feeling pretty low. Mum was with her, and said afterwards she loved the questions I asked, which enabled her daughter to view the depression from a different perspective... Useful both for the parent and for the client. I'd recommend this course (and the book) for anybody wanting to help with depression."
- John Taylor
"Terence, as always is very insightful and inspirational. Learning should always be this much fun. Time goes so very quickly when listing to Terence!"
- Denise Minton
"Great classroom style of teaching conversationally. Very good practical exercises which can be used straight away with clients. Highly recommended"
- Vera Peiffer
"This is a great course - wonderful information - I am learning so much that I use and put together to make me a better therapist - Terence is a great teacher - I had to miss last weeks class because of family issues and I missed it!! Couldn't wait to catch up!! Thank you"
- Jane Timcke
"Very interesting lesson, covered sensitive and serious subjects in an informative and engaging manner"
- Claire Marron
"Watching / hearing / working along with the practical work is very effective... much better than just a lecture. Keep up the great work, Terence!"
- Colleen Copp
"Having been a long time student of Terence Watt’s Essex institute of Hypnotherapy, starting in 2002, with my Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, I have travelled to the UK on several occasions to take his courses in-house, in South-end on Sea.
Fortunately, Online training platforms became available, and I was delighted to be able to complete many more of Terence’s training courses, sitting at home in South Africa"
- Tracy Statt
"In-depth and personal knowledge form the instructor, with easy-to-understand materials for the therapists and also easy-to-follow exercises to give to the clients to help them manage their condition. Great learning experience! Superb!"
- Nastassia Tsuei
"Smashing Depression is an easy to follow course, with lots of experiential work, which is easy to understand by therapists, so can be explained to clients with confidence.
Questions may be asked throughout the training and are answered fully by the tutor.
The tutor holds your interest by sharing personal experiences and clearly knows his stuff. Excellent!"
- Jasmin Hodges
"Once again, Terence Watts offers a training course that is informative, motivating and exciting! Lots of invaluable new tools for personal use as well as for our clients...and for me, it also offers useful updates for a number of techniques I learned twenty-plus years ago when I first trained and qualified in hypnotherapy. Terence's teaching style is unique and uplifting. The 'Smashing Depression' training combines great insights excellent value. The book of the same name is well worth a read, too!"
- Angie Noon
"I took the ‘Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis with Psychotherapy’ at the Essex Institute and have never looked back. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned therapist, there’s a wealth of different courses to choose from. If you are looking for a sound theoretical knowledge-base, underpinned with lots of practical support as you learn, delivered by a solid professional with a proven track-record, then the Essex Institute is the place for you."
- Claire Gaskin
"I'm thoroughly enjoying the Smashing Depression course. The course has a lot of very interesting information which is delivered in a fun, easy to understand way. In addition there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions and interact with other students on this course. I highly recommend this course for anyone who has an interest in working with clients suffering from depression."
- Diane G
"I have done quite a few of the Essex Institute courses and plan to do them all - there is a wonderful selection to choose from and each one brings so much to my practice. I look forward to each class and what I will learn each week. I would highly recommend Essex Institute to anyone wanting to study the field of hypnosis and/or psychotherapy and of course, BWRT."
"Yet another great course from Terence. He once again he brings all his years of knowledge and experience to produce a highly interesting and informative course, delivered in a relaxed and interactive manner. Highly recommended."
- Fi Fear
"I really recommend this, Since completing WSN level Two I have been able to do some amazing work with my clients. My clients are amazed with how it has helped them change their lives.
WSN course has helped me in my personal life too.
This course is very exciting and I truly enjoyed it."
- Lisa-marie Bearman
"This is an excellent course, full of practical exercises which make depressed clients think in a far more useful way. Terence make it easy to ask the depressed client the right questions, in the right way which get the right results. He also shows the right homework to help clients get that zest back in their life. The notes are a fantastic reference as are the video available to look at again and again. Great course, great content, written by a great teacher."
- Margaret Mara
"I did this course in 2001, it was life changing for me, not only did I gain so much knowledege and understanding with regards to helping others but I learnt so much about myself too and gained a great deal of confidence and a whole new perception of life!"
- Louise D'Arcy
"6 months into my training at EICH, I felt confident enough to embark on setting up a full time therapy business (initially providing smoking cessation only). Now, over 7yrs on, I am enjoying an enormously rewarding career as a respected and experienced therapist. I would highly recommend EICH to those with the passion and ambition to move into a new career."
- Mark Reader
"When I decided to train as an Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist it was very important for me to train with the best possible person available, so I did a huge amount of research in to who to train with and Terence Watts consistently came out on top. I have had a great 2 years training and now I am in full time practice and this is in no small part down to Terence. His enthusiasm for what he teaches transcends the training"
- Tony Burton
"In 2005 I completed my courses with The Essex Institute under the excellent tuition and guidance of my fantastic mentor Terence. I absolutely loved my courses because Terence made each session so interesting that I couldn't wait for the following session knowing that I would learn even more. What an amazing insight into the workings of the human mind something that since my time with Terence has never ceased to fascinate me and which has enabled me to be in a position to help people which is my forte. I am truly grateful to Terence for his endless patience and his total honesty, no subject taboo attitude which is vital given the nature of our work and great preparation for challenging situations. He fed my thirst for knowledge constantly and gave me the confidence I have when dealing with my clients who all comment on how comfortable they feel with me, all thanks to Terence. I would never hesitate to recommend Terence and his wonderful colleagues who are also a constant support system for me to turn to, I am so grateful for the opportunity I had because I love my work."
- Valerie Mulcare-Tivey
"This course & the teachers gave me a better understanding of who I am, as well as the expertise to help others!The Essex Institute provides a very calm, informal atmosphere to work in and everyone is treated equally regardless of expertise or practice, whilst providing a web-site for further support from tutors and experienced therapists alike"
- Lucinda Lee
"Training at the EICH directly under Terence Watts prepared me to cope with the most tragic circumstances of my life when my 18 year old son was killed on his way to school. It has also helped provide me with the skills necessary to provide professional services to celebrities, professional fighters, actors, singers, rock stars and C-Class executives as well as a variety of other people from all walks of life"
- Bill Page
"I was so proud to qualify as a hypnotherapist in 2002 after a year of the most interesting and life changing learning experience I have ever had. I never thought I would enjoy studying for anything so much! It made a huge positive improvement to my life and I gained the skills and tools to help turn other peoples lives around too. I have never looked back"
- Brad Mace
"I was initially captivated by the introductory material on the EICH website, but doubted I would be able to learn hypnotherapy - having done nothing like it previously. Thanks to the enthusiasm shown by Terence and his professional team of tutors, I felt my confidence grow as they carefully built understanding and knowledge via tutorials, anecdotes, practicals, general discussion and homework assignments. Without really noticing how or when, I already know that a new career path is beckoning"
- Dave Holtom
"I found this course almost by “accident” or perhaps fate! I began in January 2012 and have already booked other courses with The Essex Institute. The standard of teaching and quality of the course material gives full support to the student at all stages of study and development. This course has given me exciting new knowledge and understanding, already making improvements in my life. I also feel confident that my growing skills will directly benefit others. Truly an exciting road!"
- Jackie Staines
"Having trained with several organisations over the previous 20 years I eventually found the EICH in 2001. Even now they still impress me as a progressive, well led and efficiently managed Institute that provides a consistently high standard of ongoing Training, Support and Education"
- Colin Stallard
"The comprehensive training I received from very skilled trainers at the EICH as well as the comprehensive structured course material we accumulated gave me the solid foundation and confidence to start my professional career. That was eight years ago now and I still continue to enjoy my work. Aside from always taking so much away from the study weekends, we had a lot of fun along the way and I was sad when the ten months came to an end"
- Holly Goody
"The course has been very professional, and great care has gone into the way it is presented, both in the materials provided and the practical aspects.I have thoroughly enjoyed it, and particularly appreciate the support and interest shown to every student. I am glad I chose to do the course, it has been thoroughly worthwhile, and I am very satisfied"
- Pauline Dunn
"I enjoyed this stimulating learning environment so much that after I qualified from the Advanced course in 2005 (I'd qualified elsewhere in 2000) I stayed on as a classroom assistant for five years and have been a supervisor to other hypnotherapists from the EICH for the last seven. As a result of my superior learning at the EICH, I have become an expert in my field"
- Jill Harvey
"I completed the course in 2011 and have not regretted it for a minute. I found it interesting and knowledgable and supportive. The course content has covered every clients problems since I've been in practise and has enabled me to be a good confident hypnotherapist"
- Linda Savill
"I qualified in 2011 and it is only now, after a year in practice, that i understand the full value of my training with Terence at the EICH. It underpins my whole approach from the initial client meeting through to the moment their therapy is complete. The course gave me the confidence to KNOW i am doing the right thing at the right time and for the right reasons"
- Peter Chapman
"I completed the foundation course in 2004 and the advanced course in 2009. Both courses were comprehensive and the support materials, hands on experience and tuition provided were outstanding. These courses enabled me to set up my own Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy business, which has not only changed mine and my families lives, but also the lives of many satisfied clients along the way. Thank you EICH!"
- Robert Fairhead
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