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Bulletin: September 2020

28th September 2020

Advice & Guidance on Returning to Work Safely

 

For Practitioners:

 

As the GHR is a Verifying Organisation (VO) within the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), it would seem prudent for us to refer to their extensive and regularly updated information at https://www.cnhc.org.uk/covid-19-advice-return-to-work-and-working-safely

 

We appreciate that not all GHR practitioners are registered with the CNHC but their advice and guidance nonetheless remains relevant to all.

 

We also realise that the CNHC overseas the Voluntary Self-regulation of a number of healthcare professions other than hypnotherapy but it is made clear within their material where the advice relates to ‘face to face therapies’ (which of course includes hypnotherapy) rather than to ‘hands-on’ or ‘close contact therapies’ (e.g. massage).

 

For Training Providers:

 

With regard to personal attendance training, the latest Government guidance on further education can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-further-education-provision/what-fe-colleges-and-providers-will-need-to-do-from-the-start-of-the-2020-autumn-term and although it does not specifically state ‘private tuition’, it does include ‘independent training providers’, which we must assume covers such categories as hypnotherapy tuition etc. Like all Government documents it is somewhat wordy (no doubt in this case because it has to cover a whole variety of training facilities and situations) but in the absence of official guidance that relates specifically to our sector, it should nonetheless be possible to pick out the passages that are relevant to your particular training situation. (However, the guidance does appear to relate to England and we cannot therefore confirm that it is entirely applicable to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland).

 

With regard to what action to take if a student is showing symptoms of coronavirus, please visit https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/918919/Symptomtic_children_action_list_FE_FINAL_17-09.pdf

 

With regard to those training providers who are running GHSC accredited courses and who would prefer not to offer tuition by personal attendance during the pandemic, we can confirm that the usually required 120 hours of live attendance training may currently be conducted remotely (e.g. via Zoom), and with no end yet in sight to the virus situation, this concession is likely to remain in place for some time yet.

 

N.B. The above notwithstanding, it is essential in this fast moving and constantly changing situation that both practitioners and training providers alike maintain an ever-present watchful eye on evolving requirements for their particular geographical region/s.

 

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Responses Invited to a Basic Questionnaire on Personal Attendance vs Remote Therapy & Training Sessions

 

During the current crisis many hypnotherapy practitioners, supervisors and training providers have quite legitimately replaced personal attendance client, supervisee or student sessions with remote methods – e.g. Zoom etc.

 

We feel that it would be of considerable value to obtain feedback from those who have offered /are offering their services remotely on its perceived effectiveness as opposed to personal attendance sessions.

 

We have consequently put together some basic questions on this topic and we would be most grateful to receive your comments. The results of the survey will subsequently be circulated in the next News E-bulletin. (N.B. These would be entirely anonymous).

 

Please note that we are not seeking opinions on whether a remote approach should be acceptable or not, essentially because it is already firmly established and our view is that it can only become more mainstream in line with the ever-increasing advances in Internet Technology.

 

To respond, reply to this email at admin@general-hypnotherapy-register.com
Copy and paste the relevant below questionnaire section/s into the body of your email, space as necessary, indicate your selected answer, enter any brief comment you may wish to add (preferably in RED text) and then send.

 

For Practitioners:

 

  1. Which remote method/s do you use?

 

  1. How would you rate the technical difficulty in carrying out the process?
  • straightforward (b) some difficulty  (c) very difficult

 

Any further comments:

 

  • How would you rate the client/therapist experience as opposed to personal attendance?
  • worse (b) similar  (c) better

 

Any further comments:

 

  1. How would you rate its overall effectiveness compared to personal attendance sessions?
  • less effective (b) similar  (c) more effective

 

Any further comments:

 

For Supervisors & Peer Support Group Facilitators:

 

  1. Which remote method/s do you use?

 

  1. How would you rate the technical difficulty in carrying out the process?
  • straightforward (b) some difficulty  (c) very difficult

 

Any further comments:

 

  • How would you rate the overall experience as opposed to personal attendance?
  • worse (b) similar  (c) better

 

Any further comments:

 

  1. How would you rate its overall effectiveness compared to personal attendance sessions?
  • less effective (b) similar  (c) more effective

 

Any further comments:

 

For Training Providers (including CPD events):

 

  1. Which remote method/s do you use?

 

  1. How would you rate the technical difficulty in carrying out the process?
  • straightforward (b) some difficulty  (c) very difficult

 

Any further comments:

 

  • How would you rate the tutor/student experience as opposed to personal attendance?
  • worse (b) similar  (c) better

 

Any further comments:

 

  1. How would you rate its overall effectiveness compared to personal attendance sessions?
  • less effective (b) similar  (c) more effective

 

Any further comments:

 

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The Administration Team

 

Views expressed within the above material and any conclusions reached are those of the author

and not necessarily shared by the GHR or the GHSC

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