beyond the EHCP document

Beyond the EHCP Document: Recognising Your Child’s Progress and Personal Growth

Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Founder:Bohangar City Practice: (ex Banking Analyst): Transforming Minds, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

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Every parent dreams of watching their child flourish and grow, reaching milestones, and achieving their full potential. However, when you have a child with special educational needs, the journey may be more complex than simply checking off developmental stages. The Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) document plays a crucial role in guiding your child’s education, but it’s essential to remember that progress and personal growth extend far beyond paperwork. In this article, we’ll explore the challenges parents face in recognizing their child’s progress, and how 1-to-1 Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) offered by the Bohangar City Practice can be a transformative solution for managing stress, building resilience, and learning new coping skills.

Challenges in Recognising Progress

Parents of children with special educational needs often find themselves caught in a web of assessments, therapies, and meetings. Amidst this whirlwind, it’s easy to lose sight of the small yet significant strides your child is making. The EHCP document outlines goals and objectives, but it doesn’t capture the full scope of your child’s achievements, both in and out of the classroom.

Furthermore, comparing your child’s development to that of neurotypical peers can lead to frustration and unrealistic expectations. Each child’s journey is unique, and measuring progress solely against societal norms can be disheartening.

Recognizing the emotional and psychological aspects of your child’s growth can be even more challenging. Stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem are common among children with special educational needs, making it vital to address their mental well-being alongside their academic progress.

The Power of 1-to-1 Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH)

The Bohangar City Practice offers a revolutionary approach to supporting parents and children on this journey. 1-to-1 Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) therapy is designed to manage stress and anxiety while fostering resilience and equipping both parents and children with essential coping skills.

  1. Stress and Anxiety Management: CBH therapy integrates cognitive behavioural techniques with hypnotherapy, providing a holistic approach to managing stress and anxiety. This combination helps children and parents identify negative thought patterns and replace them with positive ones, leading to improved emotional well-being.
  2. Building Resilience: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from challenges. Children with special educational needs might face obstacles that require extra perseverance. CBH therapy assists in building resilience by teaching effective ways to handle setbacks, fostering a growth mindset, and promoting self-compassion.
  3. Learning New Coping Skills: Coping skills are invaluable tools for navigating life’s complexities. CBH therapy equips parents and children with practical strategies to manage stressors, regulate emotions, and enhance communication. These skills go beyond the therapy room, benefiting various aspects of their lives.

The Benefits of Targeted Light Touch Therapy for Parents

Recognising your child’s progress and personal growth requires a balanced and calm mindset. Parents often neglect their own well-being while focusing on their child’s needs. CBH therapy extends its benefits to parents, helping them manage the stress that can accompany raising a child with special educational needs.

  1. Stress Reduction: CBH therapy offers parents a safe space to address their own stressors. Learning relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, and guided imagery can alleviate tension and promote emotional balance.
  2. Enhanced Coping Strategies: Parenting a child with special educational needs comes with unique challenges. CBH therapy empowers parents with effective coping mechanisms, enabling them to navigate difficulties with patience and grace.
  3. Improved Communication: Effective communication is key in any relationship, especially within the family unit. CBH therapy enhances communication skills, fostering healthier interactions between parents and children.
  4. Positive Self-Image: Self-care often takes a backseat for parents. CBH therapy encourages a positive self-image, reminding parents that their well-being is essential for the entire family’s harmony.


Beyond the EHCP document lies a world of progress, personal growth, and emotional well-being for both children and parents. Recognizing your child’s achievements requires a shift in perspective, embracing the uniqueness of their journey. The Bohangar City Practice’s 1-to-1 CBH therapy offers a transformative solution to the challenges faced by parents and children with special educational needs. By managing stress, building resilience, and imparting essential coping skills, CBH therapy paves the way for a brighter future, rich with accomplishments both big and small. Remember, the journey is as important as the destination, and every step counts.

Note from the Author on this Article ‘Chigg’

The insights and guidance presented in this article stem from a blend of personal encounters with the EHCP review process and a deep-rooted professional understanding of CBH therapy. The author, having personally navigated the intricate maze of the EHCP/SEND process from its initiation to its ongoing stages, brings a unique perspective to the table. This hands-on experience is further enriched by a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy from the esteemed UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, and a certification in understanding Autism.

Before venturing into the realm of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, the author carved a successful career spanning over two decades in Investment Banking, with significant roles in global hubs like the City of London, Singapore, Frankfurt, and Zurich. This background, although seemingly distinct, instilled a passion for relaxation, self-hypnosis, and the art of simplifying complex problems.

Today, channeling this passion and expertise, the author has established the Bohangar City Practice. This venture is a testament to their commitment to assisting others through Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, drawing from both their professional training and personal journey with SEND. This article, thus, stands as a credible and empathetic guide for parents embarking on or navigating the EHCP review process.

Disclaimer, Please Read: The information provided in this article is for illustrative and informational purposes only. It does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. For medical issues or emergencies, always consult with a licensed medical professional. For non-clinical challenges related to stress, anxiety, and other emotional or behavioural concerns, considering a consultation with a therapist may be beneficial. Bohangar City Practice is a registered Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy practice, specializing in combining cognitive behavioural techniques with hypnosis to address various challenges and promote well-being. Any questions, please do reach out

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