celebrating small wins in the EHCP process

Managing Expectations: Navigating EHCP Goals and Celebrating Small Wins

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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Navigating the world of Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCP) can be both challenging and rewarding, especially when it comes to setting and achieving goals for your child’s development. As a parent, it’s natural to have high expectations for your child’s progress, but it’s essential to strike a balance between ambition and practicality. In this blog post, we will explore the common problems parents face when managing EHCP goals, present effective solutions, and introduce 1-to-1 Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) as a powerful tool for managing stress and anxiety, building resilience, and acquiring new coping skills.

Identifying the Problems

  1. Unrealistic Expectations: Parents often find themselves setting overly ambitious goals for their child’s EHCP. While it’s important to aim high, unrealistic expectations can lead to disappointment and frustration, both for the parent and the child.
  2. Overwhelm and Stress: Navigating the complex world of special education and EHCP can be overwhelming. Parents may struggle to find the right resources, understand legal jargon, and keep up with constant changes in their child’s plans.
  3. Lack of Support: Parents might feel isolated when dealing with EHCP issues. It’s not uncommon for them to believe that they are the only ones facing these challenges, which can lead to a sense of helplessness.

Presenting Solutions

  1. Setting Realistic Goals: Rather than aiming for lofty outcomes, focus on setting achievable goals that reflect your child’s current abilities and needs. Consult with teachers, therapists, and experts to ensure that your expectations align with your child’s developmental trajectory.
  2. Seeking Professional Guidance: Navigating the world of EHCP can be complex, but you don’t have to do it alone. Reach out to school counsellors, therapists, and support groups to gain insights, learn from other’s experiences, and get expert advice.
  3. Celebrating Small Wins: Instead of fixating solely on major milestones, celebrate the small victories along the way. Each step your child takes toward progress is a reason to rejoice and a testament to their hard work and determination.

Introducing 1-to-1 Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH)

Managing stress and anxiety, building resilience, and learning new coping skills are crucial not only for your child’s development but also for your own well-being as a parent. This is where 1-to-1 Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH), offered by the Bohangar City Practice, comes into play.

1. Managing Stress and Anxiety: EHCP management often comes with its fair share of stress and anxiety. CBH is a proven therapeutic approach that combines cognitive-behavioural techniques with hypnotherapy to help you manage stress and anxiety effectively. Through deep relaxation and guided imagery, CBH can assist you in alleviating these overwhelming emotions and replacing them with a sense of calm and control.

2. Building Resilience: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from challenges and setbacks. As a parent, cultivating resilience is essential, as EHCP-related hurdles may come your way. CBH can empower you to build resilience by shifting your perspective, enhancing your coping strategies, and developing a positive mindset that allows you to navigate difficulties with strength and grace.

3. Learning New Coping Skills: The journey of managing EHCP goals requires a toolbox of coping skills. CBH equips you with powerful techniques to manage stress, handle uncertainty, and stay focused. These skills not only benefit you but also set an example for your child on how to cope with challenges in a healthy and productive manner.


Navigating the world of EHCP goals is undoubtedly a complex journey, but it’s essential to manage your expectations to ensure both your child’s and your own well-being. By setting realistic goals, seeking professional support, and celebrating small wins, you can make this journey more manageable and fulfilling.

Moreover, the Bohangar City Practice’s 1-to-1 Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) offers an incredible opportunity to enhance your mental and emotional resilience. By managing stress and anxiety, building resilience, and learning new coping skills, you can become a source of strength not only for yourself but also for your child.

Remember, the path to success is paved with both small and large victories. Celebrate each step of progress, and don’t hesitate to explore the benefits of 1-to-1 CBH therapy to ensure you’re equipped with the tools to manage the challenges that come your way. You’ve got this, and your journey is worth celebrating every step of the way.

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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