Hypnotherapy Case Study

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Simon Harris Hypnotherapy 2001 words Why is the initial consultation so important? What factors will an ethical therapist cover at this time? Jane has been married for five years to her husband Peter. Peter suggested Jane tried to do something about her smoking habit and Jane decided to seek the help of a hypnotherapist who was recommended by a friend. On the initial questionnaire that Jane was required to fill in was the question: “When did you start smoking?” Jane’s answer was that she first started in her teenage years but managed to give up the habit by the time she got married at twenty. She started again five years later when she found out her husband was having an affair with her best friend. It was apparent from other…show more content…
At present the BSECH is a self regulating body and does not have the necessary legal status to prevent a clinical hypnotherapist from practicing. It is only able to enforce its rules through the threat of expulsion. The BSECH relies on its recognition and acceptance within the medical professions for its status and therefore has an acceptable built in mechanism to seek excellence and increase its professional standing. R1 P185-186 As far as the clinical hypnotherapist is concerned, the advantages of being a member of BSECH are great. Not only because of their credibility within the medical profession, but also as a source of advice and help in difficult cases that may be presented on occasion. Mark had heard from a friend who was an amateur hypnotist, that the headaches he occasionally suffered could be brought under control himself by seeking the help of a clinical hypnotherapist. He could be taught how to divert or substitute the pain for other more pleasant feelings. The idea sounded good as quite often his headaches would start at the most inopportune moments, such as when he was flying his newly purchased light aircraft at the local…show more content…
It gives the therapist the opportunity to carefully assess the case history before committing to a course of action. In many circumstances it allows him to gain a complete picture of the client’s situation and also gives him time to make any enquiries he may subsequently need to make, having first sought the client’s permission. Contacting the GP is often a vital requirement and the hypnotherapist should always bear in mind the importance of building good relationships with professionals who are in a position to help with a satisfactory outcome for the client. Determining the effects of drugs that the client may have been prescribed and how they could effect treatment may require research and is an initial part of the preliminary process. It is possible that it is not until some time after the initial interview that the hypnotherapist can make the final decision whether or not to
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