A personalised induction will always be more effective

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A personalised induction will always be more effective A personalised induction is the hypnotic induction that is tailored to suit individual people. It can be quite easy to fall into the trap of thinking that one screed will suit all however, it must be understood that everybody is different and when trying to induct them into a hypnotic state it means that the screed can be personalised to specific people. Clients can come in all ‘shapes and sizes’ and it is the job of the therapist to identify certain traits about them that they can help the construction of a personalised screed, people have different cultural backgrounds, different likes and dislikes, values, outlooks and perspectives. All these factors can give little clues to …show more content…

The authoritarian approach is very direct and logical, when delivering the screed it is very to the point with the therapist in complete control of the direction in which the mind is being led, there are very few choices offered to the client and using limited metaphors. Some see this technique as being too harsh and could find themselves resisting but too many it is effective and sometimes necessary for issues such as quitting smoking or weight loss where the therapist has to be assertive to convince the client they are powerful enough to enforce it. The authoritarian approach ties in with direct suggestion where by in stead of giving the client suggestions the therapist will be very direct on where they want the clients mind goes. With direct suggestions the client responds to words rather than images, the suggestion could be one word or a short sentence that will trigger an immediate response. A few examples of the authoritarian/direct approach would be; ‘You are alone here in your special place and you are finding that it is more peaceful than anywhere you have ever been.’ ‘You feel the weight lift off your shoulders.’ One notable hypnotherapist who was more in favour of the authoritarian/direct approach would be Dave Elman (1900-1967) who used direct suggestions in all of his screeds this would explain his success in teaching the medical field this approach. We naturally think of doctors as an authority so we do not normally question

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