Base your answers on theoretical concepts and techniques presented in class.
This essay will discuss the question is a personalised induction more effective and will look at theoretical concepts and techniques. In this essay I will be looking at personalised inductions, what they are and how they are written. I will then discuss why I think they are more effective or not. I will look at the different types of inductions, the types of modalities and the permissive or authoritarian ways in which they are written. I am going write about Milton H Erickson and how he agreed that inductions should be changed to suit each client. I will also briefly look into Clark Hull and his research into hypnotherapy. I will try to argue both sides and discuss when a personalised induction can be used and when it is not best to be used but will mainly edge towards that a personalised induction will be more effective.
Personalised inductions Us humans are all very different, would be a very boring place if we weren’t. We have been brought up in very different families, cultures and surroundings. We have different views, likes, dislikes and hobbies, this means that each client is going to respond to the different types of hypnotherapy than the next. When seeing a client for the first time the hypnotherapist will be assessing them as to which hypnotherapy technique will work best for the client. This will help the client relax into a hypnotic trance more easily as they will be using language and a modality that they are more comfortable and relaxed with. Hypnotherapists can use a screed assessment to look at the client’s appearance and behaviours, although clients may not be themselves on a first visit to a hypnotherapist so talking and listening carefully to the client is very important, the hypnotherapist also need to include in the induction the reason for the clients visit, if they are there to stop smoking then an authoritarian approach may be needed. This is one reason why it’s important to treat every client as an individual, a client that you are assertive with who has issues with authority figures will not respond and will be unlikely to reach a hypnotic state “The words that we use make up only 7% of our communication with tone and volume coming in second at 38% and body language being 55%, so when we use language in hypnosis to achieve a change we have to study very carefully what we say (Chrysalis hand out year one module two)
The type of language and tone that is used in hypnosis is obviously very important as the client will usually have their eyes shut so body language is out of the picture. For hypnosis we have to have an understanding of how we work with our brains, If we give our brain direction it will follow - if a script is read to us with descriptions of scenes however strange or random our minds will try to picture that scene, if you are told to imagine a pink cat on a blue cloud your brain will try to picture that if you do not decide to block it for being ridiculous. Our brains can learn at a great speed, this is why it’s important what we teach them and what others teach them. Our brains have the ability to drift off and create and imagine, this could be while we a reading a good book, we can imagine the scene that we are reading, picture the characters and surroundings. Our brains can create our mental state, we can go back and imagine something that we fear or remember a happy experience which could make us feel scared or could calm and excite us, I have often been alone and thought back to a horror film that I have seen and have found myself running up the stairs scared. Our brains do not stop working, we can constantly think about things that we are planning in the future or about past experiences, this could upset sleep if we are worried about writing essays or excited