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A Personalised Induction Will Always Be More Effective

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"A Personalised Induction Will Always Be More Effective". Discuss, Base your answers on theoretical concepts and techniques presented in class.


In this essay I will try to describe the advantages of a personalised induction, I will also look at the disadvantages and why you might not use a personalised induction. I will discuss the methods and techniques that are used to personalise screeds when working with different clients by looking at modalities and different types of scripts and in conclusion whether I feel it is important to personalise the induction.

A Personalised Induction

When anyone goes to see a hypnotherapist today, on the initial appointment the hypnotherapist will assess the client to get an understanding of what they want to achieve from the therapy sessions, what they expect to happen to see if they have a good understanding of how hypnotherapy can work, and how hypnotherapy is achieved. The hypnotherapist will start to build up a rapport with the client which will help to build a trust up between the hypnotherapist and the client which will hopefully help to reassure the client so that they can get the most from the sessions.

It is usually necessary to correct the patients' expectations and beliefs and to allay fears, since any misapprehensions or anxiety will interfere with the entire experience and may possible even prevent him from entering the hypnotic state. (Karle et al, 1987, 23).

Each client is unique and different in many ways, and no two assessments will give the same results and this is because of many different factors like different backgrounds and how different people are brought up. Everyone has different opinions, different likes and dislikes, fears and phobias, different alcohol and drug use, and most important if they are taking any medications, before a hypnotherapist can start a programme with the client if there is any doubt the hypnotherapist should contact the client's General Practitioner to get their medical history. This is what makes us all individual so therefore as hypnotherapists we need to know many different techniques to help devise the correct therapy for each individual client so they can achieve the best possible result from the therapy sessions.

By personalising the induction we can tailor it to suit a specific individual, when we work with the subconscious mind we need to achieve the best possible result to help the clients achieve their goal.

We can personalise the screed that we will use by using language and phrases that the client uses, by trying to include as many likes and dislikes that the client has as this will help relax the client and feel more at ease, we can do this by using all of the senses in the screed, which is known as compounding, this creates the most authentic experience for the client, as the more relaxed the client is the more success we will have, as a danger of only using one modality in the screed can make it not appropriate to the client and not effective as you may want it to be.

Usually we all communicate with each other through language, but we not only use words when we communicate we also use body language which work well together when communicating to each other. In fact the words we use make up only 7% of our communication, with tone and volume coming in second at 38% and body language being 55% (Chrysalis pg2). When we are working with a client they will have their eyes shut so they will not be able to see any body language, so for the therapy to be effective we can adapt or personalise the way we speak, the words we use to suit the individual, and this is done by assessing the client to see which one of the senses is their most prominent. There are six senses in total, and these are known as "languages of the mind" or modalities.


When we think we don't just use words we create an experience that involves the modalities, we use the senses as a means of expanding and enhancing the thinking process. Most people favour one modality and these are the visual modality for sight, the kinaesthetic modality for touch and the auditory modality for hearing. There are two more modalities called olfactory modality for smell and gustative modality for taste. The sixth modality is known as the digital modality which refers to people who think mostly in language and symbols.

We use all of our senses in a particular situation but all of us will have a favourite which we are more comfortable with and likely to fall back on in times of crisis (Chrysalis pg4).

By assessing the client's modalities, is a way of personalising the screed that you will use with them. The best time to assess which modality your client uses is during the initial appointment by listening to them to see what type of speech patterns they use, what sort of style speech they use and by using the types of words will help put them at ease.

People with a kinaesthetic (feeling) modality will use words and phrases like "I personally feel", "I know how you feel" and "I cannot put my finger on it". So when constructing a screed for people with a kinaesthetic modality we could use words like touch, smooth, gentle, pushing all types of words and sentences to do with touch and feeling of things.

People with a visual (sight) modality will use words and phrases like "I see your point", "I see what you mean" and "it is as clear as day" and "it looks good to me". So when constructing a screed for people with a visual modality we could use words like look, watch, imagine and bright.

People with an auditory (hearing) modality will use words and phrases like "thinking



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