I will also discuss modalities, or the process that occurs when the brain receives information from our senses and how this represents itself internally. The senses I will be discussing for this essay are sight, hearing,smell and taste. The reason I am discussing modalities in relation to the effectiveness of a personalised induction is because I believe that it is part of the assessment process between therapist and client to ascertain which modality each individual feels most comfortable with. Further to this I will also discuss both the permissive and the authoritarian styles of hypnotic induction. This will include my belief that each person deserves to have a careful assessment or initial consultation from therapist to client and after careful consideration of the clients needs and preferences that the most appropriate screed would be used to benefit the client.
The theoretical orientation that is a foundation for this writer is the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This writer will discuss Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as her primary approach in terms of techniques, goals, therapist/client relationships and concepts. Other concepts, such as Carl Roger’s Person Centered Therapy will be blended into this writer’s orientation. This writer recognizes client’s are more likely to cooperate with therapy interventions if they feel they are in control of their direction of treatment and the therapist is genuinely interesting in their
The bottom line in this kind of assessment is to find out if the client would respond to more of an authoritarian approach or a gentle passive approach. There are other incites that are learned about the client here which help determine what kind of language it to be used wether that be colorful, flamboyant, descriptive, thought provoking and so on. Combinations of different choices of words and language are decided on the scoring system effectively tailoring the session for the individuals personality. I would agree that these steps are valuable in gaining the insite you need before venturing into a therapeutic session with a client. If PMR was attempted without any kind of background research on the client the outcome would most likely be unsuccessful or contrived.
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.
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
LEVEL 4 COUNSELLING DIPLOMA. UNIT 1: PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONAL ISSUES IN COUNSELLING 1. DEFINES COUNSELLING AND BRIEFLY STATES OWN PHILOSOPHICAL POSITION. When counsellor and client meet in a private, confidential setting to explore the client’s difficulty, distress, loss of sense of direction or purpose or dissatisfaction with life they may be experiencing. (McLeod 1998).
Using modality is one way we have to personalise screeds although it is beneficial to use all the senses when trying to create a safe and comfortable space for a client. Modalities play a big part in personalising inductions as assessing the client as an individual helps decide which style will best suit that person. As you begin the process of learning how to hypnotise, you’ll begin to understand that there are two basic styles of hypnotic induction, and these are the Permissive style and the Authoritative style. The permissive style is the more usual style in therapeutic situations where the client needs to feel like they are in control of the situation before they can begin to relax. Attending a hypnosis session for the first time can be a scary thing because of all the mythology that a person probably has about hypnosis.
If used properly the goal of the therapist will communicate in such a way for client personality change to occur. Over time and treatment the clinician would have an unconditional positive regard for the client. Thus far, building a respect for the client and their concerns should be the center focus of the clinician. The therapist encourages the client to use self exploration and acceptance, and openness to self and others by giving clarification of what the client is saying and reflecting on the feelings of the client. The client will learn to show empathy and warmth toward him self and anyone involved.
I would say that some of these characteristics that I carry include: a curious and sharp mind, empathy, perceptiveness, humility, and self-reflection. Counselors must be curious about what makes people, groups, and systems do what they do and I am definitely curious about all of that. This trait is important both for learning more about others, as well as doing therapy and staying abreast of the ever evolving, new treatments, that are being created in the psychology field. A Counselor's primary task is to listen to others with empathy, and I enjoy doing just that! I believe that listening to others and being able to put yourself in their shoes in order to understand what they might be feeling is very critical.
Analyse and evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of their preferred or natural style. I feel I use a humanistic approach to counselling, I feel my main practice is Person Centred and my core training is PCT based but during my work with child care and development I have also learned about other approaches such as Gestalt and Solution Focussed Therapy and find when appropriate these are useful to integrate into practice. I find Gestalt’s empty chair theory very helpful where a client has to consider what they could say to someone else and then explore what that person could say to them, being active and creative in their exploration can increase the client’s awareness and enable them to gain a better insight into possible outcomes, I also find this blends well when used with PCT. The use of buttons or marbles in therapy is also a useful integrative tool; it can be used where it would be helpful to the client to analyse and evaluate how they are placed within a given situation to represent themselves and/or others and gives a very graphic illustration of how moving one element of life can affect others. This technique can be integrated into many different counselling methods such as PCT, Solution Focussed Therapy and I have used it with a client who had anger issues and how their anger affected others around them, it can be used for further exploration, discussion, identification as well as enabling the client to use a differing media when they are struggling with an issue and the effects of change.