Inductions are utilised in hypnotherapy to communicate with an individual’s subconscious to assist in bringing about the change a client desires; as a therapist it is paramount that we assist our clients in the best way we can. So is tailoring an individual induction the best way to achieve this or can we stick to a standard set of
In this essay I will be examining the validity of the Statement in various situations, within a range of hypnotherapists’ sessions, both group and individual, and through a range of unique clients. Does, or should, one defined model of personalisation fit all situations? Firstly I will consider what a personalised induction involves and the theory behind the techniques. When a client comes to you for hypnosis it will in many instances as a last resort to solve a problem. It is important to quickly build up a rapport with the client to reduce their anxiety levels and aid their path to relaxation.
I found that using certain skills such as paraphrasing, reflecting feelings, summarising, challenging and asking open questions to explore options were required to form a therapeutic alliance between my client and me. Despite using these skills effectively, certain situations evoked anxiety during the session. Hovarth and Symonds (1994) believe teamwork between therapists and client is the key element of a therapeutic alliance. It provides a safe environment for clients to explore themselves, a relationship where the client’s key issues are explored,
Posture and gesture are also clues to a clients modality, these should all be taken into consideration but nerves and how a client feels on the day of the initial consultation should be considered. A person will not just communicate their feelings using verbal language but by using body language. It well documented that 7% of communication is through spoken words, tone and volume is 38% and 55% is through body language. This makes it vitally important to view each client as an individual and adapt the script or screed to his or hers preference and suitable for the therapy that is
Essay title: “A personalised induction will always be more effective”. Introduction The purpose of this assignment is to discuss the merits of a personalised induction. In order to do this I will aim to demonstrate that the personalised induction is always more effective, in order to prove this hypothesis will need to consider the modalities in which we work along with different styles both authoritarian and permissive and the efficacy in each type of induction. When undertaking hypnosis as a therapist it is usually because the client has come to you for the purpose of some kind of therapeutic were. In order to achieve this the client needs to achieve a hypnotic state and therefore an induction is required to ensure that the subject is sufficiently relaxed to allow the therapist and client access to the subconscious mind in order for therapy to take place.
Lawrence Crabb claims that the goal of counseling should be psychological and spiritual maturity. Counselors should also seek to assist their clients in reaching their full potential for a life of service. He explains that this accomplished through the counseling relationship. This relationship will vary from client to client. Despite the variations amongst all individuals, Crabb believed that it is important to “abstract a game plan” (Crabb, 1986, p.149) which can be applied to a wide range of situations.
Application: Psychopharmacology and Mental Health Counselor Sabrina Anderson Walden University Abstract This paper will explain the boundaries regarding recommending and prescribing medications to clients as a mental health counselor. The mental health counselor’s role in educating the client about the medication and whom the client would be referred to for the medications. Also I will discuss what information would be given to the professional the client was referred to and how as a mental health counselor I would interact with the other professional. Psychopharmacology and Mental Health Counselor: Boundaries regarding recommending and prescribing medications as mental health workers we must have a basic understanding of the behavioral medications available. It is important for the counselor to understand the risks and benefits of the medication and communicate this effectively so the client has a clear understanding of the treatment options.
Why is the initial consultation so important? A client can feel a lot of anxiety and mixed emotions when they come for their initial consultation. During this essay I am going to discuss why the initial consultation is so important and the factors an ethical therapist will cover at the time of the first consultation. The hypnotherapy society says that “all clients are entitled to a good standard of care from their practitioners in Hypnotherapy”. They say that “good standards of practice and care require professional competence, good relationships with the clients and colleague, and commitment”.
This will also guide the therapist as to the client’s modalities and what style of delivery would be best for an induction. Furthermore it can facilitate in creating the best environment; which can be crucial in assisting the client in reaching a suitable state of hypnosis for a positive, successful outcome to their therapy. For the purpose of this essay we now shall define creating the best
To suit a client’s preferences and personality in a personalised induction we may have to adjust the words we use, the tone, the volume or our pace in order for the desired effects to be reinforced. During an initial consultation, many therapists may assess their clients ‘modalities’ before creating a personalised screed. These modalities are also known as our 5 main senses; kinaesthetic (feeling), visual (sight), auditory (hearing), olfactory (smell) and gustatory (taste). They are represented in an individual’s behaviour, language, eye movement, physiology and sometimes their preferences in work or leisure. For example, if a client’s primary modality is visual then they will have a great imagination and may like drawing or design.