Working with Addictions:Drugs and Alcohol
Working with Addictions – Drugs and Alcohol
with Nick Wrapson
October 13th 2013 - Southampton, Investment £94.50
Working with Addictions from Hypnosis for Solutions
My name is Nick Wrapson. I am a Hypnotherapist, Trainer and Drug and Alcohol specialist. My early career started off as a Police Officer in London which led me to work in the Prison Service. This is where I started to learn some of the difficulties faced by those with drug and alcohol problems. After three years in the prison service I began to work one to one with high risk offenders upon release from prison with the intention of addressing their offending behaviour and substance misuse. It was at this point I began to develop a true interest in substance misuse issues so subsequently I became a full time drug and alcohol worker in Luton, Bedfordshire where I worked one to one with individuals to address their drug and alcohol uses and also facilitated groups.
After a period of time I became interested in Hypnotherapy as I had been working alongside a Hypnotherapist in the Drug and Alcohol field and had seen the benefits that it had brought to our client group. This was the catalyst for me to go and complete my HPD which I did alongside my full time job. Whilst I was training I was offered a promotion to a management level drug and alcohol job which involved me delivering a lot of training. I had written and delivered training before but was really starting to enjoy it now. My Hypnotherapy practise was now up and running and I was getting my fair share of weight loss, anxiety and smokers booking in. But what surprised me was the amount of clients I started to get who wanted help with an alcohol problem.
I began to work with these clients and one reoccurring thing that they told me was that they had contacted other therapists and the other therapists were reluctant to help through lack of experience. This was good that the other therapists were reluctant as it demonstrates that we therapists do stick to those codes of ethics from which ever association we are attached to as most have one about not working with things that we are not experienced in. I then realised that this was my opportunity to incorporate training into my private work so began to develop courses around addictions which I have been delivering for some time now.
Please read on for a description and synopsis for my working with Addictions CPD. This course will deliver a good foundation understanding of working with substance misuse to Hypnotherapists. It will specifically cover how to work with Alcohol as this tends to be the main presenting substance for us.
Should delegates have concerns around working with any types of substances then we will have a forum to look at such things although, the days training is very comprehensive and covers all the commonly presenting substances.
Upon completion of the course, delegates are welcome to email me for further support should they require it in the future as I am always happy to answer questions.
This day’s workshop is delivered by Nick Wrapson who is a hypnotherapist with many years of experience working in Drug and Alcohol treatment and managing drug treatment centres. Nick is a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP).