A Personalised Induction Will Always Be More Effective
Discuss with constructive argument.
“…the unconscious mental forces of the patient appear as the real active agent…” Sandor Fereczi 1916 1
Like every other aspect in life, our conscious interpretation of our world and what we require from it, can be at odds with our subconscious demands of experience and people. We will with any given social setting adapt our speech and body language to best suit the recipient. We instinctually know how best to personalise our communication and adapt to the differences consciously and sub-consciously resulting in dialogue that we want to hear, and perhaps what we think we want to hear. Understanding the relationship between these two very different aspects of the brain can help us to ascertain what is required to induce a positive response, whether that be from friendly banter or the persuasive requirements of a hypnotic script.
How can any one hypnotic theory inspire the masses?
Are we during therapy aware of our honest mental states? Or do we choose to mask true emotions? In reality it is a complex mixture of both, but it does serve to suggest that we enjoy the concept of ‘difference’, perhaps to be unique, and often manage our responses to seem more complex. Not only are we physically distinctive, our demands for stimulation are also unique, with most stimuli processed internally.
Upbringing, race, age, gender and cultural experiences serve up a convoluted mixture making up the individual. But it is prevalent in life to be institutionalised diversely by choice and establishment, and often, both. Can a single model of personal therapy meet the needs of all this diversity, or in reality can we only pigeonhole?
Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) an early pioneer of understanding the difference in us all, labelled the “processes of stabilising a personality… by varying influence and experience throughout life… as individuation”.2 But how...