Episode 37: Interview With Trevor Silvester - Revisited
Trevor Silvester Chats About…
His new book ‘GROW!: Personal Development For Parents.’
How he had originally thought his book should be called, “Lessons from a therapist’s chair so your child never needs to sit in one”.
It’s ok for kids to have issues but… where do you draw the line?
Why it takes bravery to be a parent!
Children – Are you training them or are they training you?
Priming children to focus on a growth mindset.
Guess what? You are going to screw your kids up!
Parents ARE hypnotising their children.
Trevor is the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy and the Training Director of The Quest Institute. He is a practising Hypnotherapist with a clinic in Harley Street. He was the editor of the Hypnotherapy Journal of the National Council for Hypnotherapy for nine years, and was their Director of Ethics and Supervision for a further five until he stepped down in 2011.
He is a Fellow of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and in 2003 received their Researcher of the Year Award for his ground-breaking book Wordweaving: The Science of Suggestion. He was a Keynote speaker at their international conference in 2006, and in 2007 received their highest honour, the Hartland Memorial Award, for his outstanding contribution to Hypnotherapy.
Trevor has gained a reputation as one of the leading experts in the theory and practice of hypnotic language, and his integration of modern scientific discoveries into the practical aspects of therapy has made him one of the key figures in the modern therapy field. His books have gained him a worldwide audience, and students travel from all over the world to train with him.
To promote Cognitive Hypnotherapy Trevor contributes to a wide range of national magazines, and has appeared on BBC radio on several occasions, including appearing regularly, with Rebecca, on the Jeni Barnett show on BBC London as resident Agony Aunt and Uncle.
You can listen to him on the Steve Wright show on BBC Radio Two here: R2 Steve Wright
Sport is one of Trevor’s principal passions, both as a participant, and as a mind coach.He is a student of both Kickboxing and Wing Chun Kung Fu and has written for UltraFit, Combat and Running Fitness magazines. He races at distances up to half marathons and he and Bex practice yoga. His clients have included professional fighters (boxing and UFC), Olympic runners and TeamGB level Judoka.
In 2011 he was asked by Camilla Batmanghelidjh, of the wonderful charity Kids Company, to begin working with staff and kids as their inhouse Cognitive Hypnotherapist.
Since his interview with Rapid Change Matters (which kicked off the Rapid Change Conversation – Episode 1 Link Here) he has written and released a fascinating new book called ‘GROW: Personal development for parents’ so it’s great to welcome him back to the series to talk about all things change work and parenting!