For this essay I have been asked to look at and discuss why or why not a personalised induction is more effective.
For this I have looked at what was learnt in class, the theoretical concepts & techniques. I have also looked at historical and modern hypnotherapists views on inductions.
Personally I believe that a personalised induction is a vital part of giving the most effective treatment that is based on the individuals own needs for reason that are explained in this assignment.
This essay will argue but evidence that a personalised induction is more successful in benefitting your client and in offering a more successful treatment unless in a group setting. With a group setting you are not making the client feel important or are catering for that individuals needs.
Every human being is different, therefore we need to take into account likes/dislikes, values and perspectives along with their cultural backgrounds, religions and beliefs to achieve the best results possible.
Much of the way that human beings communicate with each other is in ways other than the spoken word; body language, facial expressions, gestures, tone of voice and so on make up some of the non verbal ways of getting information across.
In contrast to this during hypnosis the therapist has very few of the above techniques available; the client would usually have their eyes shut and so non verbal communications are not possible; it is solely about the voice, the words used and how they are used, including the tone of the practitioners voice.
Many people coming for treatment for the first time have their own beliefs, many people still believe that you are put into an unconscious state and many individuals still think of stage hypnosis. With these beliefs and anxieties, it is important to build a trusting relationship and a good rapport with your client prior to any treatment to
Bibliography:  ASCH 1980 taped lecture RA 2005 p17, Wisdom of Milton H. Erikson).  (cited in Havens, RA 2005 p14)  (cited in Hidden depths, the story of hypnosis 2004)