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Course code CAMBR1A Year One Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills - Module Three Essay title "What makes a good hypnotic suggestion and what other factors have an effect on the success of therapy" Word target 2,000 Word count 2,005* *Word count excludes Title page and Bibliography Introduction In order to make a good hypnotic suggestion the therapist should understand the workings of the conscious and the subconscious mind. They need to be aware of the role of the Conscious Critical Faculty (CCF) and the importance of recognising a client's beliefs. They must have a congruent belief in what they are saying in order to influence the client's belief system. By using Waking Hypnosis and positive statements beneficial change can be induced. Another factor, which will help to make therapy successful, is the initial consultation, possibly free of charge, which will enable the Hypnotherapist to build rapport, break down barriers, and overcome any objections, resistance and institutionalised misconceptions. Also when a client's treatment is individualised, the success of the therapy is increased. The Conscious and the Subconscious Mind There are two separate parts of our mind. The conscious is the part that is dealing with experiences that are occurring in the present. ...read more.


This creates our belief system. The conscious mind has the ability to be critical of suggestions or compare possible actions. The subconscious however, will exercise its power in favour of its perceived best action to ensure our survival and to reduce our anxieties in the quickest possible manner Conscious Critical Faculty Between these two parts of the mind is the Conscious Critical Faculty (CCF) that can best be thought of as a kind of psychological membrane that separates the conscious and subconscious. The CCF constantly monitors the input from our senses, and tends to reject that which does not agree with an idea or concept that has been previously experienced and accepted as 'valid'. This is why if an individual has understood that they are stupid, there will be a rejection of information to the contrary, just as certainly as if they believe themselves to be clever. In other words, unless we can get beneath the CCF, it is very difficult indeed to make lasting change. Hypnosis can enable this to happen. Chrysalis, in Year One, Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, Module Three offer a less technical definition of hypnosis, which is, 'A naturally occurring altered state of consciousness in which the critical faculty is bypassed (mind in the conscious mode) ...read more.


Details of their family history is important as this may help understanding cause and effect, and direct versus indirect symptoms. Managing the client's expectations is key as well as discussing fees and gaining agreement to the number of sessions before a progress review. Conclusion When hypnosis is used to focus on a specific goal or behaviour there can be a laser-like precision and intensity. It is a little like looking through a telescope from the wrong end; you see just one tiny spec of the environment in focus though you may be aware of everything else around it. Understanding the way in which the conscious and the subconscious mind interact and how the CCF can be bypassed is essential to ensure the effectiveness of implanted suggestions. The placebo effect shows that when the therapist has a belief in what they are saying, and recognises a client's belief system, the success of the hypnotherapy can be increased. A free initial consultation with a client offers the opportunity to build trust, rapport, belief, likeability, and confidence. This can be useful in identifying whether a client is suitable for therapy, and the best approach to adopt. Therefore the success of the therapy lies in the ability to individualise each client's treatment. ...read more.

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