A Personalised Induction Will Always Be More Effective

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Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Essay Title: A personalised induction will always be more effective A personalised induction will always be more effective than an impersonal induction or will it? It is clear that both are effective, so the question is how effective?. Human beings are complex and we are all different. Ask ten people what their favourite holiday destination is and you are guaranteed to get differing responses ranging from snow to sun, some people take risks others prefer not to and so on. I believe finding out what makes someone tick is the basis for building any successful relationship, more so if you have someone in front of you who needs to change a behaviour. So lets look at the process regardless of which type of induction is used. From the initial meeting with the client and establishing the reason for our meeting. I would question the client and understand their hopes, fears phobias and if as most people from my experience, he/she is fearful of hypnotherapy. Some people are anxious about losing control and being made to do something they don't want. I would want to understand how they learn and their emotional state I would also look at my own behaviours, have I for example asked the correct questions or am I making assumptions. I witnessed an example of assumptions during a class exercise. My colleague was trying to get across that she was talking about the colour green to her partner by pointing to her chest, her Tee shirt was green but her partner was colour blind. You could almost see the question mark hovering above his head. She should have asked this at the initial meeting to understand this clients learning needs are different. An eminent Psychiatrist Milton H. Erikson (5 December 1901 25 March 1980) was an advocate of language he was born in the United States and specialised in medical hypnosis and family

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