PLEASE NOTE: The Distinguished Hypnotherapist is aimed at hypnotherapy professionals only, and is not for beginners. Whilst highly applicable to all therapists, some content is devoted to the subtle art of hypnosis and suggestible influence.
HYPNOTHERAPY – a profession that doesn’t understand its market, and a market that doesn’t really understand the therapy. Attracting clients, managing their expectations, and providing an effective journey of personal change is a challenging task and one that doesn’t pay as well as some might think.
As a hypnotherapist, you may sometimes experience self-doubt, a lack of confidence, and question the nature of hypnosis and your competence in using it effectively. I’m talking about genuine suggestibility – not just relaxing someone with a script and hoping the suggestions stick.
This book is a candid and detailed exploration of the nuances of being a professional hypnotherapist. The chain of influence begins from the advertising and very first phone call, through to your practice room and how you present yourself. You’ll also learn how to re-frame the process of hypnosis to never need to worry about failure or resistance.
Many ideas and suggestions are given to boost your effectiveness and confidence. You’ll feel genuinely excited about your next client session.
– the Hypnotherapy industry
– the circular minefield of unreliable training
– being confident about the art of hypnosis (effective inductions included)
– common conflicts that plague most practitioners, and how to escape them
– the impression that you make on your clients – what they actually see and think, and how to get it right
– getting a grip on marketing, where most therapists fail miserably
– becoming more aware of how you view yourself as a hypnotherapist in order to avoid the various traps that lead to burn-out
As a bonus, informal forum writings on the subject of hypnosis are included at the end.
The Distinguished Hypnotherapist is written in a very candid, down-to-earth way – addressing the subtleties that most other books gloss over, answering the “what if” moments that other books miss. It’s written from years of experience of handling a varied range of clients, situations and professional decisions. It will challenge you, stimulate new thought, and provide enough re-frames for you and your practice to get you out of those ruts you may feel from time to time.
A must for any serious professional in the therapy industry.
This is an excerpt from our NLPPOWER Master Mind Meetup Group Where the focus was on Regressing To Cause. Its very casual class even though we deal with very high level material in a practical real world manner.
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Hypnotherapy is one of the most promising branches of psycho-therapy. It can cure different illnesses that concern the mind such as insomnia, asthma, tension headaches, weight loss, eating disorders, addictions, and phobias. In hypnotherapy, the hypnotherapist put the patient in a trance-like state and asks him to open his mind and listen to suggestions. In this manner, some patients are cured of their illness because their mind are conditioned and refreshed.
There are two types of hypnotherapy that are commonly used in helping patients and these are the suggestive hypnotherapy and the analytical hypnotherapy. In suggestive hypnotherapy, the hypnotherapist can cure unhealthy habits of patients like nail-biting, eating disorders, and smoking. When the patient is put on a trance-like state, the hypnotherapist will make either direct or indirect suggestions to the patient in the form of metaphors or other figurative speech so that the patient will abruptly stop doing his habits. For example, if the person is keen on biting his or her nails, then the hypnotherapist will likened his nail into the patient’s mind into something awful like insects or worms. After the session, this will make the person automatically keep his fingers away from his mouth whenever he feels like biting them. The advantage of this method is that because of the suggestive statements the patient hears from the hypnotherapist, the patient begins to form images in his mind that are very unaccommodating. In this manner, the conditioned mind of the patient will be in his favor. This type of hypnotherapy can only take about 1 or 2 sessions. The only problem with this method is that there is a great probability that the habit may return after some time if the patient see other people do the same habit.
The analytical technique, on the other hand, is the method wherein the treatment goes directly to the mental issues of the client. This is the method wherein the hypnotherapist will be asking the patient while in trance to uncover the issues he is keeping from his subconscious mind. The hypnotherapist understands that anxieties, depression, nervous breakdown and other mental anomalies that cannot be cured by drugs emanate from past experiences and therefore must be uncovered for analysis. After few sessions and the causes have been determined, the hypnotherapist will then replace all the negative emotions and replace them with positive feelings so that a renewed mental state can be reached.
Analytical hypnotherapy is also used on people who are suffering from physical pains and other mental related issues like eczema, hay fever, and insomnia. These disorders sometimes occur and recur once stress and depression sets in. With more sessions, the hypnotherapist can resolve the issues of the patient one by one until all negative feelings are replaced with positive emotions. This makes the treatment more solid and reliable and the effect can be long lasting.
This is where analytical hypnotherapy gain advantage over suggestive hypnotherapy because with analytical hypnotherapy the probability of the recurrence of illness is lesser or not at all. However, the disadvantage of this therapy is it can take many sessions before the patient can fully get over his or her problem and some patients do not come back after few sessions because probably they think they are already cured. That is why hypnotherapists always advise to their patients that they should be willing to undergo many sessions because it takes a lot of time to go back to the life history of the patient and find the root cause of his problems.