What is Hypnosis ? Direct suggestion – example language style Indirect suggestions – example language style
Metaphor – example language style
I use metaphors and tell stories which during hypnosis you can then make relevant to your own issue.
Metaphors in the context of clinical hypnosis are stories and are an indirect method to achieve a number of goals. They are considered one of the most powerful and gentle means for communicating relevant information. Metaphors relate a story that can capture your conscious interest while at deeper levels allowing you to learn new ways of thinking and behaving.
Analytical – example language style
‘when you enter this particular room you’ll find something very meaningful and significant there…and soon you will discover something or someone relevant to what you’re struggling with…’
You are relaxed into hypnosis and, using free association, we set out to release and resolve bottled up emotions, conflicts and anxieties. It may be that you have no conscious recollection of the thing you need to resolve and if you have no recollection it is therefore not possible to grieve, cry or talk about it. It is not so much a case of ‘finding’ the incident/emotion but rather allowing it to come to the surface by itself.
Teaching the client Self-help (Including self-hypnosis and tasking)
I consider teaching self hypnosis and giving homework to be fundamental to the effectiveness of a treatment programme and your eventual self sufficiency. I supply supporting literature, direct you to relevant books or YouTube/TED Talks etc in each session.
Types of inductions to the Hypnotic state that I use include:
For use if you have not experienced a formal trance induction before. The purpose is to inform you about the process of trance and imitate trance experiences.
For use when your conscious mind would continue to analyse, critique, plan etc throughout a basic induction or if letting go of control is a concern.
For use if you are anxious about the hypnotic process or reluctant to engage it. The induction does not mention trance or hypnosis and instead it focuses upon the development of relaxation and comfortable self-awareness.
For use if you have successfully experienced hypnosis before and to take you deeper into trance.
For use when you can remember a non hypnotic trance experience in a particular situation such as jogging, sitting by the ocean, day dreaming and so on and then to use this to achieve trance.
Eye Fixation/Arm Levitation Induction
For if you expect or are seeking a demonstration of hypnosis similar to that of stage hypnosis.
For use if you are experienced and are able to then achieve a quick trance state and then move into the work phase of the trance.
Traditional Self-Hypnosis Training Induction
How to enter and use a self-hypnotic trance to relax in stressful situations, to manage urges and/or for therapeutic self-exploration.
Rapid Self-Hypnosis Induction
A modified version of the Self-Hypnosis Training Induction for use if you can exercise a high degree of imaginative involvement.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Induction
Effective in achieving trance whether you are experienced or inexperienced with hypnosis; however especially effective if you are predominantly kinaesthetic (feelings).
A popular induction and for use because of its simplicity. It involved counting downwards implying ‘going down’ into trance.
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