Which staff can it help?
- Any staff within school – teachers, teaching assistants, learning mentors, admin support staff, lunchtime supervisors,
- Have no history of psychosis
- Are willing to engage with the intervention
- Are willing to make a change
- Are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the sessions
Staff must attend a HISP session on a voluntary basis. HISP will not run sessions for staff if they have been directed to attend.
Staff HISP sessions run for groups of 5 staff maximum per group.
What issues can it help with?
- Managing stress
- Increasing confidence and self-esteem
- Helping to switch off from work
- Feeling calmer around OFSTED
- Managing challenging behaviour more calmly and not taking it personally
- Being more organised
This list is by no means exhaustive. If there is an issue that is not listed above, please get in touch to see if HISP can help and would be suitable.
There is an initial informal session for staff to attend which will discuss what hypnotherapy is/isn’t, how the process works, what the aim of the session is, etc. Every staff member attending a staff HISP session will need to complete a confidential questionnaire that only the HISP Practitioner will see. Assuming there are no issues with any information provided on this, the HISP session will be arranged. This is a one off 1 hour long session. As part of this, each participant will be given a hypnotherapy CD to support them which they can listen to at home.
How to refer staff
If you are a school and would like to refer staff for HISP, please contact Caroline Dyson (or your nearest HISP Practitioner) who will send you the referral forms and provide you with more details.