A hypnosis script gives the hypnotherapist the wording for certain therapeutic interventions. The hypnotherapy script details everything that needs to be said and done throughout the hypnotherapy session.
Hypnotherapy scripts can be a useful guide for teaching unskilled hypnotherapists how to treat conditions that they have not previously dealt with.
A hypnotherapy script also gives the hypnotherapist a valuable insight into how other professional hypnotherapists deal with the different conditions that a client may presents with.
Hypnosis scripts can also be used for self-hypnosis by people who want to construct their own hypnotic intervention, such as self-hypnosis to lose weight or stop smoking.
A person would be usually do this by reading out the hypnotherapy script into a recording device and then playing it back to themselves while relaxing with their eyes closed in a comfortable chair or bed. Most find it useful to play some relaxing new age music to enhance the experience.
Hypnotherapy scripts can be used in various ways depending on the hypnotherapist and the issues that the client presents with.
Many beginning hypnotherapists will read the script out word for word. Other hypnotherapists will adapt the hypnotherapy script to suit their own style change it as they go to best suit the client.
Most professional hypnotherapists will have a look at the script and see the type of therapy being used and adapt this into their own hypnotherapy session.
A common mistake novice hypnotherapists make is paying too much attention to the script and not enough to the actual client throughout the session.
Hypnosis scripts are a valuable tool for hypnotherapist to use until they become more skilled and self-reliant and have developed the ability to adapt their own words to the underlying hypnotic principles.
There are several parts to a hypnotherapy session. These include:
- Therapy/change work
The pre-talk is simply gaining rapport and explaining what hypnosis is and isn’t to the client so they feel secure and is happy to proceed with the hypnotherapy session.
The induction can be done in a variety of ways. The simplest is to get the client to close their eyes and rest comfortable in a chair.
The deepener that follows usually consists of the hypnotherapist guiding the client into a calm relaxed state and guiding their awareness inward where the subject is deepened into a trance.
There are a number of progressive relaxation hypnotherapy scripts available for this stage of a session.
Once a subject is in a relaxed hypnotic trance, you can then begin the therapy or change work as some hypnotherapists call it.
The possibilities of hypnotherapy are infinite, and there are a limitless amount of hypnotherapy scripts available. The range of hypnotherapy intervention scripts just continues to keep growing.
After the therapy part of the session is over the clients is then awakened. There is a hypnosis script available for this phase, but most hypnotherapists’ therapists don’t need to use them to awaken the client.