Recently I was asked what it meant to have another string to my bow? It made me think for a moment and then I was aware of a warm, confident feeling flow through me.
Currently I am a Chiropractor training in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH). Seem odd to you? Well there are actually a lot of overlaps. Many of my Chiropractic patients re-present repeatedly with aches and pains caused by posture, injury and more than often driven by an element of stress and tension. SFH helps people to relax and unwind, which can be very beneficial to not just their mental wellbeing but that of their physical body too.
I ventured into SFH because I wanted to help patients realise and be their best but also Chiropractic is a very physical job and due to my genetics it is likely that I won’t be able to physically do my job right up to retirement age and the thought of not being able to help people out of pain was challenging me.
The opportunity came along and I grasped it with both hands. Not only do I get to continue to help people for longer but I have benefitted myself from learning about and understanding, how the brain works and what a healthy mind looks and feels like.
I am half way through my training and I feel lighter, brighter and confident. The trials and tribulations of life still happen but they are more manageable and I see a future full of helping people feel the same way.
Dr Bridget Bath
If you’ve been inspired by Bridget’s story, why not take charge of your future too and apply to be on our next course. Training is over 10 months and you’ll be working towards the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), the only nationally recognised and independently assessed hypnotherapy qualification in the UK. Click here to apply now
Dr Bridget Cook runs Greenacres Chriopractic and, since completing her Hypnotherapy Training and qualifying in 2016, Bridget now runs both her Chiropractic and Hypnotherapy Clinics from her premises in Glinton near Peterborough. Bridget has completed a number of CPD courses, offered by CPHT, and now also offers hypnobirthing as well as Hypnotherapy services for children and young adults. You can find out more about Bridget’s hypnotherapy work at Forward Focus Hypnotherapy