All “special occasion” days are special; however some hold more weight than others. One that is often overlooked by the general public is also one of the most important, and that is International Nurses Day. For us here at the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this day is really important. All our courses are accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), but also by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), hence the importance of this day for us, and anyone else in jobs / roles of caring for and helping people with their physical and mental health.
If you stop and think about it for a moment, who assists doctors in their role of helping us get better? Who assists therapists in their task of helping us to get better? Who do you find at your bedside, changing a drip, monitoring your progress? Who helps us recover from mental and physical illnesses…Yeap, nurses…
On May 12th we celebrated and remembered nurses right across the globe. Here in the UK, we hold a special service at Westminster Abbey (London). During the service, a symbolic lamp is taken from the Nurses’ chapel, and handed from one nurse to another, then to the Dean who places it on the High Alter. This passing of the lamp is to signify the passing of knowledge from one nurse to another. This is a powerful symbol of the passing of knowledge, and in many ways, it it’s exactly what the College of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is all about, the passing of knowledge.
By offering such a wide range of courses, from foundation courses to advanced diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, we help create the next generation of therapists; we are passing our knowledge down to that next generation, so that the next generation can apply that knowledge and help individuals. Who knows, they in turn may well come back to the college and help pass that knowledge on to the next generation, and the next.
For information on our courses follow this link back to our website http://www.ccbh.org.uk/hypnotherapy_courses_london
So each year, on May 12th, spare a thought for all the nurses out there and the wonderful jobs they do.