The Building Of Rapport Is Often Considered One Of The Most Important Aspects Of A Hypnothrapists’ Work, Discuss
The purpose of this essay is to explore and illustrate how and why the building of rapport between a client and a therapist is paramount to a successful hypnosis result. It will look at how and when we can build a good rapport, considering the purpose of the notation form and explain the role of the Conscious Critical Faculty and what part it plays in successful hypnosis.
It is said that building a good rapport with a client for the purpose of hypnotherapy is paramount to it’s success, without it a client cannot receive treatment to the full therapeutic value. But what exactly do we mean by “Rapport”? And why is it such a crucial element in hypnotherapy and its’ success?
There are many words which can be used to describe ‘rapport’. It can be described as a connection, relationship, a trust, an understanding between two people, some may describe a rapport as being ‘on the same page or wavelength’ a chemistry. When a person gets this sense, this feeling, this good rapport then they will feel more free, comfortable and confident to open up, share, trust and confide the details, truths, emotions, concerns and problems to their therapist.
Generating a good rapport is extremely important. If the client does not feel ‘comfortable’ with the therapist, if they do not feel this sense of trust, understanding, this ‘good rapport’, then not only will conscious communication be stalled and inaccurate, communication with the subconscious may not even be possible constructively and communicating with the subconscious is ultimately the key to successful hypnosis.
A good rapport will also lead to quicker treatment as the client will be able to relax and reach the desired state of trance sooner as they will feel comfortable, confident and relaxed. Quicker treatment usually means less sessions and will therefore result in less expense for the
References: The Art Of Hypnosis – Mastering Basic Techniques C.Roy Hunter Ms,CHt Module 1,2 and 3 Chrysalis course Hypnosis for Change S Hadley and C Staudacher Quotations are marked, other material has been educational in the understanding of the essay topic.