Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis and Conversation Hypnosis are all examples of trance sessions. To achieve the results you and your clients aiming to reach, these trance sessions will should and will take on whatever form necessary.
A basic structure for hypnotherapy is the best guide you can have, giving a simple guideline on hypnosis and hypnotherapy. As a basic rule, you should let things happen in a natural way if things vary a bit but still produce the trance and result which you have set out to obtain.
This basic structure for hypnotherapy is all based on eight concepts which you will read about as we continue. The eight concepts are therapeutic preparation, interviews, identify work, induce trance, change work patterns, test and future pacing, ending trance and setting tasks and dismissal.
Hypnotherapy Step # 1 – Therapeutic preparation
The first thing the hypnotist is required to do is prepare himself for the sessions and work to be done. It includes a variety of tasks he needs to practice, keep fresh and prepare for in, before and after each of the therapeutic sessions.
Hypnotherapy Step# 2 – Interviews
Interviewing your clients is the second step in the basic structure which you need to do. First you build rapport, comfort, and trust with your clients by meeting and greeting them. This meeting gives you a chance to converse out of trance and will initiate a general relationship built on warmth and ccmfort, inspiring confidence your ability to help one another. Thereafter, you will conduct a formal type of interview with your clients with an objective of gathering information, outline the problem, assess the resources you have to help and challenge the patterns that are causing limits in resolving the problem.
Hypnotherapy Step # 3 – Identify the work
This step comes after the process of interviewing the clients above. It involves identifying the areas in which you will be doing your work.
You will use the information that you were given in the interview process to identify the areas in which you can provide assistance with given the amount of time you have to work within. Part of this will be to make a judgment on what you believe your client can accomplish and work though in the given period of time you have.
Hypnotherapy Step # 4 – Induce Trance
In step four you will start with trance inductions. This is where your hypnotherapy or hypnosis will take place; you can do this either informally or formally.
Hypnotherapy Step # 5 – Changing Work Patterns
Step five is to involve change work patterns; these are methods such as changing frames, stories and other interventions. These are only a few options you have. You should constantly keep your mind open to new developments in this area as well as find the change work patterns that will work for you; these may be from other people or invented yourself.
Hypnotherapy Step # 6 – Test and future pacing
Step six in basic structure is to test and future pace. First testing is always going to be an important part of your hypnosis structure. It is important to test the progress you are making so you know what is working and what has potential of failure or falling apart. If your therapy is going to fall apart you will be better off discover this while in session than to realize it happened when you were not around to patch things up. Test thoroughly and often so you are aware of where you stand with your clients.
Future pacing is a rehearsal of future situations that the client’s problem would have appeared in, in the past. In this you will want the situation to naturally trigger the solutions you are helping your client to find. The language you use here will also help your client to move toward change.
Hypnotherapy Step # 7 – Ending trance
Now that you have worked your way through the first six steps in the basic structure of hypnotherapy you are ready to move on to step seven which is to end the trance. As you start to end your trance keep in mind that this is the most suggestible part of trance and you should use it to that advantage. Make positive suggestions and self esteem building tools here as you bring your client out of trance.
After you end the trance you will also want to avoid suggesting any problems occurred as well as distract their attention with a random set of comments. This will likely cause some amnesia to set in to they will only remember the end conversation of your session.
Hypnotherapy Step # 8 – Dismissing the client
The final step in this structure is to task and dismiss the client. The objective here is to assign tasks to the client that will aid in the processes you have used in the hypnosis. After that your session is ended and the person is dismissed, only do this once you are sure the trance has been broken for reasons of safety and proper function in the world outside of your office. And that is your simple basic structure for hypnotherapy.
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