Understanding Your Client
Crucial to helping a client is recognizing how best to communicate with them both in and out of hypnosis.
In this section, we will look at several methods for testing the suggestibility of your client so that your sessions will be effective and geared towards your client specific personality and preferences.
You will also take a test to see where you lie on the suggestibility scale.
You will learn how to develop rapport and how to do an effective pre-talk.
Topics covered will include:
-To test or not to test-- rationale behind suggestibility testing
-The Kappas theory of suggestibility
-The Kappas Suggestibility test
-Traits of an emotional Suggestible
-Traits of a Physical Suggestible
-Suggestibility in siblings
-How to conduct a proper pre-talk.
-Developing rapport including Mirroring, Calibration and Representational Systems
-Transference and countertransference.
by the end of this unit, you will be able to
-Explain the rationale behind suggestibility testing.
-Explain and be able to conduct several suggestibility tests, including the lemon test, hand clasp, arm levitation and others.
-Describe what "conversion" is and explain the controversy around conversion.
-Explain Kappas' contribution to hypnosis.
-Explain the traits of a physical suggestible.
-Explain the traits of an emotional suggestible.
-Adapt working with the client to their suggestibility.
-Understand how suggestibility can be different in siblings.
-Explain the necessary components of a pre-talk.
-Be able to conduct an effective pre-talk including explaining hypnosis and discussing the client's goal.
-Understand and be able to use several techniques for developing rapport such as mirroring, calibration, and using representational systems.
-Set boundaries with a "seductive client"
-Utilize the need for acceptance loop.
-Set effective boundaries with a client in hypnosis.