In this essay I will be looking at the methods and techniques that are used to personalise a screed, to suit working with different clients. I will also give an outline of my understanding of Hypnosis and in my conclusion I will consider whether a personal induction will always be more effective.
WHAT IS A PERSONALISED INDUCTION?
A personalised induction is a hypnotic induction that is tailored to suit a specific individual. Although as humans we all appear to be quite similar, we are different in many ways. We come from different cultural backgrounds and have different likes and dislikes, outlooks, values and perspectives. When working with the subconscious mind in Hypnosis, we need to try and achieve the best chance of success, and to do our upmost to help put clients achieve their goals.
I think that a screed for an induction should try to include as many likes and where possible, no dislikes. Likes can relax a person and make them feel at ease, dislikes can distract and distress someone and make them feel uneasy. As was explored in my previous essay relaxation is vital for an infective induction.
Communication between people is not just using language. Our body language, tone and volume are generally more important when communicating than the words we use. It is estimated that about 7% of communication is through words we use and 55% is through body language, with rate and tone of voice being 38%. As a client will most likely have their eyes shut throughout an induction the hypnotherapist will lose over half of their opportunity to communicate. This is why the emphasis should be placed on choosing the wording that you would use in a screed carefully to maximise the use of the 7% most effectively.
As we are in a position where words will have to suffice, we have to work closely with the client on their likes and dislikes, as well as their personality, in order to gain their trust and help them to reach a state of hypnosis for the work we would be doing together. To enable us to do this we need to have more of an understanding of how our brain work and how we can work with our brains.
Our brains are constantly receiving information, this then enables us to remove ourselves from the present moment and indulge ourselves in something else. When we are daydreaming or reading a book that interests us we may find that we are reliving the experience. This is a very useful human trait that enables us to enhance our use of hypnotherapy. Our brains create our mental state, so if we think of something that causes us to become distressed, anxious or fearful we can have a physical reaction. This can work both ways, if we think of something that makes us happy and or relaxed we can become happy and relaxed. If a suggestion was planted into our subconscious mind during hypnosis, this suggestion may have a physical reaction. Some personalities are more inclined to react to certain experiences. Our brain makes sense of information and can store information for later use. Experiences can be received by the brain from our senses; parts of our brain have been designated to our senses. We have a Visual Cortex, an Auditory Cortex, and an Olfactory Cortex and so on... Bandler and Grindler revoluntioned psychology by using the terms and definitions of Modalities. (The word modalities refers to a certain type of information/and/or the representation format in which information is stored) as the first language of our minds.