What Is A Personalised Induction?

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A personalised induction will always be more effective discuss “In hypnosis what you want your patient to do is respond to an idea. It is your task, your responsibility, to learn how to address the patient, how to speak to a patient, how to secure his attention and how to leave him wide open to the acceptance of an idea that fits the situation." (Erickson & Rossi, 1981 page 42) This essay seeks to explore whether a personalised induction within the realm of hypnotherapy will always be more effective than a generic format. Thus in order to discuss whether or not a personalised induction is always more effective I will begin by providing a definition establishing exactly what is meant by the term “hypnotic induction”, and the…show more content…
According to a Hunter and Tebbetes the hypnotic induction manifests: “The moment the critical activity of the conscious mind slows down, the instant of passivity occurs. At this moment the hypnotists give the subject suggestions that cause him to bypass the critical factor and the trance state of hypnosis is achieved” (Hunter and Tebbetes page 79) Therefore due to the fact that when inducing a hypnotic trance the therapist is attempting to appease the subconscious mind, they needs to analyse the specific hypnotic phenomena the client is susceptible to. For example everybody is different and will have different perspectives, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, values etc and therefore will all have differing needs. As Roy C hunter points out “All of our present habits, mannerisms, and thought patterns are the result of past subconscious programming” (Hunter, and Tebbetts page…show more content…
It also forgets to ingest that peoples needs and tastes have a tendency to change and therefore what works once or twice might not work a third or fourth time. Very often hypnotists work with groups of people who although may have a similar agenda e.g. to stop smoking they all have however differing needs, concerns and preferences to modalities. Therefore the fact that a personalised screed in this context would not surface adds further weight to the proposed charges. Finally A third negative aspect of the personalised screed as oppose to a generic format is the fact that the former is only designed to help one person while the latter can be used on a local, national and even global basis. Thus in conclusion from a sharp analysis of the former I believe that a personalised induction will not always be the most effective, it all depends on the circumstances. For example it would be more effective in a one on one session where there are no time constraints; however a generic script would be more beneficial in group
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