Recent reviews of our online courses
Our online courses are the latest feature of our site, and we’re pretty excited about them. But it is what our students think that really matters, so here are a selection of reviews. If you have completed one of our online courses, please post your own review.
By ordgar on 26/09/2012
I thought that the course was really excellent and I found it both enjoyable and informative. I have done a few online training courses in my time and this one ranks as one of the best.
The instructions said that it was best done using Internet Explorer, but I used Google Chrome and had no problems.
I have a few ideas for what I would consider to be improvements, but none of them are major.
1. I would have liked more information up front about the number of hours study and the breakdown into watching videos, practicing etc.
2. I think that many people doing this course would have already purchased the first two books and it would have been nice to opt out of getting second copies of these.
3. I would have liked more practical exercises - perhaps a list of direct suggestions that should be converted to indirect Wordweaving and similar stuff.
4. I think the final exam should be harder. Writing out a script is only half the battle - you need to be able to deliver it as well. I think that the student should submit an MP3 file of them actually reading the script - maybe only for a couple of minutes.
Nevertheless, I would highly recommend the course and, in fact, have already done so to a colleague, so you may start to get a few applications from Ireland.
By jacqui50 on 06/07/2012
Absolutely brilliant course! I had never studdied online before and wasn't sure how easy it would be, but thanks to a really well put together course, I need not have worried. I can now do wordweaving and I can't believe it! It is now enabling me to help others which is great.
By Dawn on 19/09/2011
This was a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining course. I think online learning is a challenge for any subject, but even more so on this kind of subject.
I loved the balance between instructor led, video and tests. Brilliant
By catherinejones on 25/06/2009
... I now CAN do Wordweaving!
I really enjoyed the course and just taking it all step by step again and doing the exercises gave me so much confidence to have a bash myself and now really enjoy writing my scripts for my clients - yes - clients! Who'd have thought, eh. And do you know what? I think it's really working, how exciting is that.
Many, many thanks and I wish I'd done in sooner.
By John Nutter on 03/06/2009
Having studied Hypnotherapy for the past 15 years and qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist 2008 I have to admit that I was never entirely satisfied that the hypnotherapy I offered to my clients would work 100% for them. I think it was mainly because of the content in the scripts I used and the answers to the their "problem" were my answers and not theirs.
Thankfully having read Trevors books and the Wordweaving online course I am more than happy to continue my work with my future clients.
It is far easier for me for now to ask my clients for their answers to their problem, this would obviously increase my success rate also.
Thanks again Trevor...looking forward to Vol.3.
By Barbara Charlotte Clegg on 20/10/2008
Kia Ora and Thank you, Trevor, for putting together such a wonderful online course.
When I was searching for a way to continue learning and improving my skills, and finding a way to do this while building up a business in a new country, renovating a home and enjoying a sort of 'solo mum' situation, my choices were pretty limited - at first. It was a wonderful synchronicity to come across the Wordweaving course.
I had done some distant studies before - and in some cases really missed the one-to-one study room quality - and in this case I found everything I needed:
Quality, Intensity and Trevor's assistance allow me to feel that I have obtained a great training. And I loved sensing Trevor's enthusiasm and dedication to make things work.
Good success to all future students.
Barbara (Gentle=Works) www.walkyourtalkinternational.co.nz
By Ian Read on 05/10/2008
This is a well-crafted and thought-out course. Trevor Silvester manages to convey what can be difficult concepts with just the right touch of humour and always well.
The course materials of printable documents, books, video display and attached powerpoint presentation, give students everything needed to master wordweaving to the point where they can take it away and use it in the real world.
I have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone wanting to learn what is to me a truly elegant way of helping clients.
By Walter Lewis on 05/04/2008
This is a course that I believe serves as a much better foundation for a hypnotherapy practice than more traditional training. Trevor integrates some very important concepts in a fundamental way that will not even be introduced in a more traditional training. He's taken much of the best of what has been created through the development of the discipline and then contributed his own innovations in a way that bring many concepts together and make them even better. I found his approach to teaching very user friendly and complete as well. The concepts are well explained, and there is a lot of opportunity to practice creating suggestions. Most importantly, the final exam, the most challenging part of the course, is invaluable, as it takes you through the entire interview and script creation process. If you can get through the exam, then you have just demonstrated to yourself that you can do it in real life, because you create a real script for a real client who was interviewed by Trevor.
By Lysette Jane Offley on 03/04/2008
What a brilliant idea!
The course is well thought-out and executed. The learning points are easy to grasp and are beautifully illustrated with explanations, background information and diagrams, making the whole experience of this fascinating concept extremely enjoyable.
The sequence of lessons leading me, the student, through the steps, pulling the different components together, allowed me to consolidate my learning as I went along. The tests at the end of each section confirmed that I was ready to move on to the next stage.
I have to confess, it gave my brain a bit of a work-out, this is advanced stuff. There was a lot to take in, but it was so well organised that bit by bit, at my own pace, I progressed. The great thing was that I could take my time and fit the modules in when it was convenient to me.
And in any case, as someone very famous once said, “It’s not supposed to be easy, just possible!”
And it was!
I’d recommend this to anyone wanting to increase their understanding and ability to use advanced language patterns to influence positive change.
Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Henley on Thames
By graham furphy on 25/02/2008
I'd like to say how pleased I am with the course and materials. I regularly go on courses through work (I'm a computer geek) which cost thousands of pounds and are completely (to put it bluntly) crap, inadequate and lacklustre. I was over the moon with the online bit and was pleasantly surprised when the books and card game turned up as I hadn't realised they were included This is obviously a work of passion for the Quest institute and it shines through in the course.
I'm getting to the end of the course but I feel I will be watching the presentations for some time to come till I truly feel I know this. This would have cost a fortune to employ you to spend this much time with and I would never have had the means or time for it. This course and your philosophy and teachings are pretty much exactly what I was looking for and have provided a much needed shortcut.
I was never really interested in becoming a therapist but you never know. I'm pretty sure I'm going to do the nlp and cognitive hypnotherapy course next now, anyway.