The School of Mind

Professional Guidance and Training in Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-hypnosis and Self-awareness

It is now well understood how increased awareness improves the control we have over our minds, and by consequence, our everyday lives. From reducing stress, to releasing many of the worries and inhibitions modern day life can bring, gaining skills in meditation and mindfulness, securely places us on the correct path, toward becoming the gatekeepers of our minds, and the directors of our lives.


Even though we can trace much of our understandings of meditation back into the distant past, they remain especially relevant, today. When we combine these ancient ways with modern day methods – built on recent understandings of how our minds work – we have a powerful formula for change. Our modern world is becoming increasingly stressful, and as such, the necessity for skills in managing our psychological well-being, ever more important.

Through recognition of this need, the school has been recently established – as a division of The Freedman College – by the author and former Clinical and Analytical Hypnotherapist Philip Whittingham (DCAHyp). Philip closely adheres to a number of Buddhist beliefs and philosophies, yet believes the art of meditation, can never be tied to any specific religion. He remains passionate about imparting the knowledge and wisdom he has gained from over twenty years of study.

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During a meditative state, we seek to raise our conscious awareness, so we may better understand the nature of our thoughts. Hypnosis differs in some respects to this. Even though the word hypnosis originates from the Greek word hupnos, meaning sleep, we must not confuse it as such. Whilst ‘under’ hypnosis, we are in fact wide awake. All that has altered is our state of mind. This altered state concerns the bypassing of consciousness, so we may open the mind sufficiently, to gain access to our unconscious processing. It is often our unconscious beliefs and understandings, that directly conflict, with our conscious desires. As such, learning the skill of self-hypnosis, awards us the ability to directly influence and alter those things that unconsciously hold us back.

Course Details – Open only to those who regularly practice Meditation.


Raised self-awareness has to be one of the most powerful means of improving the quality of our lives. In real terms, the way in which this is achieved, is quite simple. The tools and information required, in order to begin the process of raising self-awareness, can be shared within one day.

We begin by discussing the importance of how brief examination of the past, highlights any difficulties we may be facing, in the present. This includes our beliefs: how they are formed and how they continue to help or hinder our thinking in the present moment. Mindful understanding, of the extent to which the past influences the present, automatically raises our self-awareness.

The techniques we teach, for recognising and removing the buried beliefs and character traits that seem to limit us through life, have proven invaluable. The School of Mind is committed to empowering you with these skills and resources.

Living a life, with all the unnecessary suffering and anxiety removed, is achieved when we better understand ourselves and how our minds work. Once we see clearly, the type of mechanisms we employ to manifest our own obstacles, the less likely it is, they will arise in the first place.

Contentment, mixed with a healthy appreciation of life and all it can offer, is something also awarded through raised self-awareness. It is true to say, once we have learnt how to be contented, our achievements, large or small, are far better appreciated.

Course Details – Open only to those who have previously attended Self-hypnosis Training.

Currently we have a myriad of valuable life skills and self-help techniques available to us all. Skills and techniques, that have empowered many individuals, to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Our half day meditation, self-hypnosis and self-awareness courses will be running in North London from the summer of this year. Apply for your place by completing the form found on our Contact Us page.

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