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Complementary Practices.

Complementary practices are defined as being different from the main practice yet supportive of it. This means they can bring additional benefits without compromising on what’s been developed within the primary practice.

 

At IAPCP, we support all conventional approaches to well-being and advocate for the practices that mainstream physical and psychological practitioners often overlook. 

 

For many seeking solutions to problems that conventional approaches have failed them in, there is a wealth of conflicting evidence and uncertainty about credibility. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which path is best for you. Complementary practices are about bridging the gap between conventional techniques and finding new ways to incorporate them into everyday life.

 

We are dedicated to bridging the information and credibility gaps by providing this platform so individuals can find the support they need to make lasting changes in their lives and assist them in reaching their full potential and living meaningful lives.

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Why These Practices and Why Now?

It's been said that with the right mindset, anything can change. Over recent years particularly since the pandemic, the mental health crisis has become mainstream news rather than an issue conveniently ignored. Although we support many Complementary practices IAPCP has chosen to focus initially on two disciplines Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming which have a wealth of evidence-based support for their efficacy in helping with thinking, behaviors, and mindset.

Hypnothrapy

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a process where a qualified hypnotherapist uses techniques such as guided imagery, relaxation, and suggestion to help you explore ways to develop yourself personally. This ranges from dealing with underlying issues that might be causing difficulty or distress to more positive focused outcomes such as creating compelling, exciting goals. 

 

During hypnotherapy, your conscious mind is relaxed so the subconscious can do the work necessary for change. The goal of hypnotherapy is to use its power of influence to bring about desired changes in behavior, thinking, and emotions. 

 

During sessions, your hypnotherapist will guide you into a deeply relaxed state where your deeper level of consciousness can be reached more easily. In this altered state, you may experience heightened focus, concentration, and suggestibility while maintaining full control over yourself and being able to respond appropriately to instructions from your hypnotherapist.

 

IAPCP recognizes two levels of Hypnotherapists as members.

 

Certified Hypnotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist. 

 

  • Certified Hypnotherapists have completed a basic but comprehensive course that gives them a good understanding of hypnosis and its application in personal development. This can include common behavioral changes such as compulsions, weight loss, anxiety, and stress management. They will have undergone a study program that includes support, testing, and practice. 

  • Clinical Hypnotherapists go on to complete an advanced level of training with assignment work and exams with some element conducted under examination conditions and with individual feedback from a qualified trainer or supervisor. They are trained to deal with medical and psychological issues, including often deep-seated behavioral issues such as trauma, eating disorders, PTSD, OCD, and bipolar disorder. 

Hypnotherapists who have completed courses as either Certified or Clinical Hypnotherapists can apply to enroll as Accredited Practitioners if the organization they trained with is on the IAPCP TrainersHUB  If the training organization is not yet on the IAPCP Accredited register, practitioners may still apply as Verified Practitioners. 

 

Verified Practitioner applicants will have to submit information about their course as well as evidence to enable our assessment team to evaluate their training and compare it to that offered by Accredited institutes. If it meets the entry standards, they will be given the ability to enroll as a Verified Practitioner with the same access rights as an Accredited Practitioner, excluding the IAPCP certifcation..

NLP

Neuro Linguistic Programming

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) was developed in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, two individuals who were interested in understanding how people communicate. NLP has been described as "a curiosity about humans that leaves behind a trail of techniques."  It helps us recognize patterns of thinking and behavior in ourselves and others and offers insights into how we can modify our own thinking and ultimately lead better quality lives.

 

By understanding how you think, speak, act, process information, interact with your environment, and create relationships, you can make changes to improve your life. Additionally, learning NLP strategies can help you be more confident, creative, and better able to reach your goals, accelerate your ability to make behavioral changes, and acquire new skills and capabilities.

 

Some of the applications of NLP include goal-setting and achievement strategies, personal development strategies, persuasion techniques, conflict resolution skills, improved communication, stress management tools, and much more. With proper study and practice, a person can become an expert in their own life by understanding the power within themselves.

 

The IAPCP recognizes three levels of training as credible NLP certifications, including Practitioner, Master Practitioner, and Trainer level. Each level requires a different set of skills and knowledge to attain certification. Still, each will help you become more proficient in using the techniques associated with NLP for your personal or professional development.

 

All students of NLP can apply to enroll as Accredited Members if the organization they trained with is on the IAPCP TrainingHUB.

 

If the training organization is not yet on the IAPCP Accredited register, practitioners may still apply as a Verified Practitioner. 

 

Verified Practitioner applicants will have to submit information about their course as well as evidence to enable our assessment team to evaluate their training and compare it to that offered by Accredited institutes and if it meets the entry standards, they will be given the ability to enrol as a Verified Practitioner with the same access rights as an Accredited Practitioner.

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