Meeting the current CPD Requirements of the HGI


Our aim is to provide affordable CPD to fellow professionals and others who are interested in improving the mental health and wellbeing of the people they work with or employ. It is our aim to develop bespoke training workshops; and invite guest speakers from many different fields of expertise and knowledge, to share their skills and information for the benefit of the wider community.


Each one of our training events is different and unique depending strongly on the subject matter and the professional who is delivering the training. We always provide course notes and further reading to support the underpinning knowledge of the experiential training and to provide further opportunities for study and research. We feel that this is important as the training day is only one part of the learning opportunity, by stimulating the curiosity, the course notes support further interest in the subject matter.


We also provide certificates to support evidence of your Continuing Professional Development for professional registered bodies.


All of our training days are held within the A12/A14 corridor so that they are accessible by car or rail, we always provide food so that the delegates can concentrate on the training without the concern for attending to their fundamental needs. Further more this provides opportunities for the delegates who attend from many different areas of specialism to network and share information about themselves.


We also have close links with local hotels who can provide accommodation if this is required.


Recent training delivered by Therapy Needs Met


Understanding the Biology of Gender DifferencesA one-day course with tutor: Anne Moir.


See – Brain Sex: The real difference between men and women can be purchased here.


How new findings can improve psychotherapy and educational outcomes.


Recent research shows that our brains are sexed just as surely as our bodies and that the differences between the typical male and female brain are in fact much greater than we used to think. Understanding these differences and their implications is crucial for improving communication between the sexes, relationships, education, child development, therapeutic outcomes and, in fact, any human endeavour.


In order to be a happy and well balanced person we need to understand ourselves and others, in order to achieve this we need to understand our relationships within couples, families, communities and our work place and how the gender difference affects us and the way we behave; Why we take risks; why we need to be competitive; how the genders think and how our emotional state affects our behaviour. With this new knowledge we will be able to make choices to improve our relationships and our quality of life.


Looking into the dynamics of parent – child relationships over timeA one-day workshop with tutor: Miriam Chachamu


See – How to Calm a Challenging Child can be purchased here.


Author of How to Calm a Challenging Child: Foreword by Cassandra Jardine, The Daily Telegraph ISBN-10: 0572034954


Our relationship with our parents, and then with our children, has an immense influence on our development and emotional well-being. Yet this important topic is rarely explored systematically and in depth.


Many discussions about the relationships between parents and young children are reduced to the practicalities of everyday life such as feeding, discipline or education. When discussing teenagers and their relationships with their parents, many give up in despair . And relationships between parents and their adult children are explored even less.


A better understanding of the parent-child relationship over time can help us become more effective in our communication with both our children and our parents, and can go a long way towards healing any difficult feelings we may have as a result of our own upbringing.


Stories for Life – A Practical One Day Workshop that provides you with new understanding of how metaphors shape our lives


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Dr Kate Powis and Hypnotherapist, Gavin Roberts have combined their therapeutic knowledge and love of stories to produce this practical one-day workshop. You will identify the stories that have shaped or influenced your life (and how this has happened) by exploring how metaphors create unconscious patterns and expectations in the brain. With a deeper understanding of your own stories you will be better able to help your clients identify their own patterns (many of which will be problematical, leading to a whole range of issues from addictions, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, depression, and anxiety to name just a few). With awareness of patterns comes the chance to change the story. We will explore the entrancing nature of story and also find other creative ways to tell your story by engaging the imaginative mind. You will learn how to change your ‘story for life’ by creating healthier metaphors for yourself and/or your clients.


Feedback from our delegates


‘I found the scientific explanations and research very reassuring, it backs up what we instinctively know. Lots on new pieces to the jigsaw, to add to the puzzle that is the male/female difference’.


Understanding that there is a biological difference –will help me working (and living) with men’


‘This will be so useful, especially with regards the couples’ therapy I do’


‘The evidence that we are not ‘cast in stone’ and we can change our brain’


‘As a therapist virtually all the information is useful to me. Excellent’


‘Loved the role play-thinking about strategies to empower families and thinking about others needs, and how to communicate effectively. Excellent!’


‘Fascinating insight into the affects of pre-birth influences, it confirms how important it is for the mother to feel safe and secure, to be loved and in a loving relationship, and to care for her physical needs so that she can care for others, this needs to be shared with all mothers and fathers to be’


‘The link between the subconscious and stories. The power for people to change and make connections for themselves, the ‘aha’ moment’


‘Adds to the creativity in the counselling room’


‘Allowing the space to tell the story not offering the solutions-allowing it to be the client makes the connection’


‘Linking specific stories to people’s needs eg depression, low self esteem, this will enhance my therapeutic work’


Using a short story to offer insite for ‘clients’ to challenge or change their patterns’


‘How the brain ‘pattern matches’ to outside stimuli – how it seeks out completion of the patterns in the brain to make sense and understand the world around us’


Train your brain with Grange Fitness.


Listen to the interview by clicking the recording below or for further details Click here.





To find out more please contact the Therapy Needs Met team now.