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No. The course is very 'practically orientated' and you need to attend the training modules to take advantage of the considerable amount of practical exercises during class. In addition to this there are several written assignments to be completed at home between training modules. There are some websites that claim our course can be studied through distance methods. This is not so. UPDATE: Due to current health-related restrictions, part of the course is being conducted by I.C.S.T.R. (Aust) via the Zoom platform.
Generally, yes. Occasionally, under special circumstances, a student may register for Module One only. (See the next item). In this case the Module One fee only is paid. This fee doubles as a deposit for the remainder of the course and if you wish to continue beyond Module One the balance is paid by the due date which is set prior to commencement of Module Two. If you apply to join a course more than 4 weeks prior to commencement, the school will accept a 'securing deposit' to hold a place for you. This fee is deducted from the balance of the remaining fees. A Securing Deposit form is included in the Application Package. UPDATE: You should check with I.C.S.T.R. (Aust) as there may sometimes be slightly different payment arrangements in place.
Generally, yes. However, when places allow, and after consultation with the school, students with other specific training and experience may be considered for Module One only. When they decide to continue, they are registered for the remainder of the course upon payment of the fee balance. At this time they will have made a sincere commitment to complete the remainder of the full program. Our experience has been that almost every student who completes Module One, is keen to go on and complete the full program.
No. If you have issues you think could be helped with P.S.H., we suggest you seek help from an independent P.S.H. therapist before you commence your training. If not, there would be no advantage in doing so. Some schools demand prospective students experience their therapy before starting a course. We can think of only three possible reasons for this: One, they believe their therapy (or the therapist) can magically heal or change you in some way whether you want it, ask for it or need it or not. Two, they want you to experience what your future clients will experience or three, they simply want to take money from you.
The facts are that no therapy or therapist can 'heal' or change anyone. Clients heal and change themselves - when they want to do so, and ask for a therapist's help. Secondly, no individual ever experiences something the same as another - most certainly not the experience of subconscious-mind therapy. We can only hope they don't believe either of these, which leaves just the money option.
Refunds are only given for the remainder of the course if you give notice and discontinue after Module One. Once Module Two is commenced no further refunds are available. The school requires 4 week's notice of your intention to withdraw. If we receive less than 4 week's notice, an admin fee may be retained. Our refund policy and amounts are all detailed in the application package which is available for download from the New Courses page.
Due to the practical structure of the program, much of its benefits would have to be jeopardized in order to comply with most 'Government approved' training schemes. The structure of our program has evolved over many years (since 1990) and both the course and our graduates enjoy a very high level of success, due largely to the way it is designed and conducted. We prefer to keep the integrity of the course intact rather than degrade it in order to gain Government accreditation, which does absolutely nothing to produce better therapists. See the next item.
Far more important than any Government recognition is that of the professional organizations who understand the subtleties and underlying principles needed to produce high quality therapy. The I.C.S.T.R. (Qld) — and the I.C.S.T.R. (Aust) P.S.H. Practitioner Training Programs are accredited by the Australasian Subconscious-mind Therapist's Association (ASTA), as the training requirement necessary for membership. All members of that Association (regardless of other affiliations) are trained P.S.H. therapists. Due to P.S.H. being held in such high esteem by so many, our course is also recognised in a similar manner by several other professional therapists' Associations.
In most cases, yes. Wherever possible, the school will arrange for you to join the next available course at the appropriate module, in the event you can't continue with your entry course. In some cases, there may be some slight fee adjustments required.
Absolutely. And we suggest you do. We are happy to put you in touch with past students and encourage you to speak with them. You will get an honest and unbiased view of the course and everything associated with it. We also suggest you read some of the testimonials in this website (they have all been written by genuine, past students).
Although students are not fully qualified until they have satisfied all requirements and graduated, they are required and encouraged to begin using P.S.H. (and charging a fee) from the completion of the second training module. Working with clients is an important part of the training program. Following graduation, they are deemed fully qualified and encouraged to start their professional practice. Students receive all the support and backup they require, throughout the training period, and for as long as needed following graduation. Some students start working with clients, using simple techniques (not P.S.H.), after completing the first module.
The formal training period (the four face-to-face modules) are usually scheduled to be completed within a period of twelve months, or slightly less. Most students require a further six months or so, to complete the necessary post-course practice and be eligible for graduation.
No. The fees cover all tuition and training materials for the entire program. Students are responsible for their meals, any accommodation costs and travelling expenses. Some students obtain reference books from local and/or university libraries, and others buy books of their own. Purchasing your own books would add to your overall expenses. Students sometimes lend books to their classmates during the course of their training.
There is a number of written assignments and some audio recording to do during the course. Most students need an average of approximately the equivalent of one, to one and a half days per week to complete assignments. There is usually at least two clear months between training modules, so providing a genuine effort is applied there is plenty of time to complete the required homework.
In theory, yes. However, the school strongly discourages students from working with family members and close friends, except as 'practise subjects' during the training period. The reasons for this will become abundantly clear during your training.
This would be very unlikely. Many of our students have gained benefit from having help with P.S.H., which has then motivated them to do our training. It is however, not something you can formally 'apply' to yourself.
Currently, there are very few instances where a P.S.H. therapist would be employed as such by someone else. Most students establish their own practice. Part of Module Three is devoted to teaching various aspects of conducting your own business/practice. Some assistance is available with various advertising materials supplied by the school at no cost to students. That said however, there are some indications that in the future, working as a P.S.H. therapist for someone else may become more common.
Not necessarily. Most of our students work from home (especially in the beginning) and save the expense of renting premises outside of their home. It is not uncommon however, for therapists to 'share' professional premises with other practitioners working in different (and perhaps related) fields. You may need to check local by-laws if intending to work from your home.
This is an issue for each person to decide for themselves. The school can help students obtain professional indemnity and public liability insurance at very low rates, upon completion of the second module of the course. Some professional organisations require their members to have insurance.
Most people need some time to establish themselves in a practice that will support itself financially - the amount of time depends on the entrepreneurial and professional skills of the individual. Every effort is made by the school to assist students with referrals, advertising ideas (and some material) wherever possible. A section of module three is devoted to the 'business side' of establishing and running a practice.
No. P.S.H. is securely grounded in the most up-to-date scientific understandings regarding the ways humans cause and solve subconsciously generated problems. The underlying principles and philosophies of P.S.H. are fully supported by the most contemporary neurobiological scientific understanding about subconscious processes and how they function. It is a gentle, non-invasive and thoroughly 'tried and tested' method of helping people permanently resolve these kinds of issues. The model of therapy taught in this course has been continuously and successfully used since 1983 by the principal trainer. His practice has maintained itself solely by client-referrals since approximately 1994. P.S.H. is becoming a most sought-after form of therapy for problems based at the subconscious level.