I have just returned from a very interesting weekend in London - the weekend was the first part of a course where I would learn the skills to become a supervisor and mentor for other hypnotherapists.
The course itself consisted of the theory of the supervision process as well as lots of opportunities to practice our newly learned skills on one another. In my busy personal practice and the running of my hypnotherapy school, I realised that I didn't really take much time to create some space for either personal or professional reflection.
Over the weekend I came to appreciate how supervision and mentoring is mutually beneficial helping therapists to explore new ideas, meet new challenges and stimulate creativity. The safe, supportive environment of supervision promotes personal well-being, positivity and professional development and improvement.
So far, so good - now I just need to make a start on the 15,000 word portfolio that I need to write...!