Personalised Induction

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A personalised induction will always be more effective?

Personalised inductions come in many different forms and these vary depending on what works best for your client. As stated in Hypnosis for change by Hadley and Staudacher, it is vital that the induction brings about complete relaxation of the body and mind, Focus, reduced awareness of the environment that surrounds them and any concerns they might have, greater internal awareness of sensations and of course a hypnotic trance. The main parts of a screed are the induction and the suggestions created by the therapist for the clients (Allen P Roger 2004).  Hypnotic induction is the preliminary part of a hypnotic session, consisting of a series of instructions which leads into hypnotic trance where the effective therapy can get started. As such it plays an important role in the whole process; the success of the therapy may depend on the right choice of an induction technique carried out by the therapist (Hadley J & Staudacher C 1996) .A therapeutic approach must be suitable not only for the patient but the therapist as well, otherwise the whole screed is going to be somewhat strained and unnatural and far more likely to be unsuccessful. There are many different approaches and all of them have advantage, so anyone can find the therapist who matches to their expectations (Allen P Roger 2004). However if a therapist is ready to provide a flexible approximation and willing to develop the therapeutic approach to the patient instead of trying to conform the patient to the therapists own ideas a therapeutic relationship will be easier to forge and more likely to have beneficial results for the client which is one of the main aims of therapy (Allen P Roger 2004). As a hypnotherapist it is important to try and find the most effective way to communicate with your client so they can get the most effective results, so when meeting a client for the first time it is critical to build up a good rapport and gain trust (Allen P Roger 2004). Everybody has individual characters and personalities with different likes and dislikes We may come from different cultural backgrounds or have been brought up with different values or perspectives and that is why I feel it would be very useful to find out about their backgrounds, hobbies and interests in order to personalise an induction specifically to suit them (Allen P Roger 2004).   It is imperative to be aware of any topics, colours word or phrases that may have a negative impact on your client as well as this may lead to a stressful and ineffective induction (Allen P Roger 2004). Although an initial consultation is a time for acquiring information and finding out a client’s history in order to personalise an induction, an individual’s preferences and modalities are not always fixed and sometimes situations change and sometimes too much could be presumed after an initial consultation, also when meeting someone for the first time they may be wearing a metaphorical mask and not presenting their true self’s (Allen P Roger 2004). This is why I think inductions certainly need to be flexible, and by trying to get an idea of which modality your client favours or if they prefer more than one modality will help them to feel more comfortable. Using modality is one way we have to personalise screeds although it is beneficial to use all the senses when trying to create a safe and comfortable space for a client. Modalities play a big part in personalising inductions as assessing the client as an individual helps decide which style will best suits that person(Allen P Roger 2004). The brains represent experiences received from our senses, and different parts of our brain have been designated to our senses so we have a visual cortex, and an auditory cortex, a kinaesthetic cortex etc. There are some points to take in to consideration when carrying out a personalized induction. Firstly, people are different in many ways. They have...
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