Arguments Against Personalised Induction

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“A Personalised induction will always be more effective” Discuss. Base your answer on theoretical concepts and techniques presented in class. Introduction In order to be able to discuss the effectiveness of personalising an induction, it is important firstly that we explore what is meant by the term personal induction and define it clearly. On doing so, we can then look at the concepts involved in the process. The rest of this essay will focus on the arguments in favour of personalised inductions and the arguments against personalised induction, before drawing a conclusion. What does personalising an Induction mean? Every human being is different in various ways. We all have our own likes and dislikes and everyone has had there…show more content…
When we communicate, on the whole, we seem to converse using language, but in truth this is not entirely accurate. Body language, the tone we use and volume are by far the most important components in communicating rather than solely the words we speak. “In fact the words we use only make up 7% of our communication, with tone and volume coming second at 38% and body language being 55%” (Chrysalis Counselling and Psychotherapy – Year One – Module Two). If we think about the hypnotherapists relationship with the client, more specifically the induction phase, the therapist does not generally have the ability to use body language as the client will as a general rule have there eyes shut. This means that we need to communicate our messages through words and the tone of our voice. In order for us to enable the client to reach a state of hypnosis, we need to work closely with them, to get to know there likes, dislikes and personality. By building up this rapport it will help gain the confidence of the client and give the hypnotist the best chance of successfully achieving a positive outcome for the…show more content…
There are numerous arguments why screeds should be personalised. Personalising an induction for a client and focussing it on their favoured modality and whether they prefer an authoritarian or permissive technique can help them feel more at ease with their surroundings. By starting off with the clients preferred modality you can create a safe and restful space for them to begin with, but, it is important to make sure you use there all of there senses in their induction to create a more rounded and fulfilling experience. Although an all round screed using all the senses is important, it is not the only facet to consider as we need to build up a rapport with the client. This view is supported by Diamond 1984 cited in Lynn & Rhue (1991) “One of the most salient features of the hypnotic situation is the relationship between the subject and the hypnotist” This shows that building a connection with the client is evidently important and can open up more pathways into the clients

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