Course Code: WELWY1A
Tutor: Karen Ferguson
“Using the case study at the end of the module assess the client’s issues and describe your treatment plan. What ethical issues might arise?”
Student: Antonia Masson
Hand-in Date: 8th May, 2011
Word Count 1, 958
Using the case study at the end of the module assess the client’s issues and describe your treatment plan. What ethical issues might arise?
Miss E identified her presenting issue brought to Hypnotherapy as one of wanting to succeed in her attempt to lose weight. In the initial consultation, further information was gathered to enable further understanding of Miss E’s current situation and any events in her personal history that may be contributing to her present feelings and concerns regarding her weight. The reasons why one overeats may not always be clear to the individual. As such, activities that result in being overweight create long term physical and emotional damage and the origins or cause for overeating are usually buried deep in the subconscious.
Hadley and Staudacher (Chap 4, pgs 60- 62, Chrysalis notes 1-6 07/2010 SC pgs 6-7) suggested there to be five common reasons for overeating. In the treatment of Miss E, it will be vital to isolate the reasons for her overeating in order to help her through the process of hypnosis. Working in hypnosis, we must work with the client’s particular issue, that is, the underlying reason or reasons for weight gain and the inability to loose it. This must not be done by depriving the clients as this will not serve to address the issue, but more the reprogramming of the subconscious into eating properly and taking pride in themselves, almost to endeavour to recreate a healthy relationship with food. It will be the process of replacing the satisfaction or comfort that food gives to the individual with something that gives as much emotional satisfaction in return.
Miss E’s case study provides information and indicators that can be identified...