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Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills. In this essay I will be looking at the methods and techniques that are used to personalise screeds to suit working with different clients. In doing this I will explore the reasoning behind personalisation and in my con

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Course code CAMBR1A Year One Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills - Module Two Essay title "A personalised induction will always be more effective." Discuss Word target 2,000* Word count 1,999 *Word count excludes Title page and Bibliography Introduction In this essay I will be looking at the methods and techniques that are used to personalise screeds to suit working with different clients. In doing this I will explore the reasoning behind personalisation and in my conclusion I will consider whether this type of induction will always be more effective. Why Personalise a Screed? The more personalised hypnotherapy is, the more effective it will be, as whilst all humans appear quite similar, we are different in many ways. We have different likes and dislike; come from different cultural backgrounds; and will have been brought up in environments that have provided us with different outlooks, values and perspectives. Discussion with clients is important, however the impact that the words we use only make up 7% of our communication. The tone and volume come in second at 38% and body language at 55%.1 When we are using our screed for Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) ...read more.


They are the opposite of indirect suggestions, in which imagery plays an integral part. As direct suggestions are given, the client responds to the words rather than the images. The suggestion may be one word, or several sentences that trigger an immediate response.3 Some examples of direct suggestions are: - "And now you can imagine a peaceful and special place. You can imagine this special place and you can even feel it" "You are alone and there is no one to disturb you. This is the most peaceful place in the world for you" Indirect suggestions are of two major types. In the first, a desired emotional state such as happiness is focused upon. Interviewing the client to identify an experience that once provoked the desired emotional state would do this. Once identified, the client is motivated (by way of the PMR) to relive the experience, and the accompanying positive emotion. The second type of indirect suggestion is often associated with the work of Milton Erickson. Although not the first, Erickson was one of the most influential people in using this technique. Erickson used metaphors and analogies within the framework of hypnosis to give suggestions outside the conscious awareness of the subject. ...read more.


Often, people repeat negative statements in their minds, without even being aware of what they are doing. Do you keep thinking and telling yourself that you cannot do something, that you are too lazy, lack inner strength or that you are going to fail? Your subconscious mind accepts as true what you keep saying, and eventually attracts corresponding events and situations into your life, irrespective of whether they are good or bad for you, so why not choose only positive statements?5 Conclusion I believe that by spending time 'getting to know' the client and understanding their preferred modality prior to commencing any treatment, can only have a positive outcome. By personalising the PMR you are increasing the opportunity to 'reach' the client on both a personal and also a subconscious level. This can only be beneficial to both the therapist and the client, and make it easier to provide more effective treatment. The alternative would be to use a standardised PMR, incorporating all the modality aspects and hope that somehow, by chance, the right buttons are pushed. It resembles comparing World War flak guns to today's Surface to Air Missiles. The latter has a 99.9% of hitting the target. Will a personalised induction always be more effective? Yes I believe it will. ...read more.

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