Hypnotherapy Compare And Contrast Style Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… The therapist needs to engage the client with their subconscious mind in the most effective way possible, in order that the client may gain an awareness of, and be able to access, their own potential. This highlights the essential view of the therapist as a skilled helper, enabling the client, rather than an all-knowing and all-powerful practitioner. As *Sandor Ferenczi so eloquently stated in 1916: …' the unconscious mental forces of the patient appear as the real active agent, whereas the hypnotist, previously pictured as all-powerful, has to content himself with the part of an object used by the unconscious of the apparently unresisting patient according to the latter's individual and temporary disposition'. Ferenczi not only developed an awareness of the complications associated with client conformity in his work (another important consideration), but also clarified the then termed 'Maternal' (permissive, warm, supportive) and 'Paternal' (authoritarian, direct, aggressive) styles of hypnotherapy (now termed 'Permissive' and 'Authoritarian') by recognising their associations with traditional parental approaches. An even finer definition of styles, often incorporated within those above are Indirect and Direct suggestions. It may seem obvious that the former would be associated with a permissive and the latter with an authoritarian style, however, although this is largely the case, these are also at times readily interspersed, dependent upon the needs of the client, intention of the therapist and …show more content…
It will help to build the fundamental relationship between client and therapist with the use of apparently mutually familiar territory. And so the use of a personalised induction individualises the experience of hypnotherapy, hopefully avoiding any serious pitfalls. But, as therapists whilst treating all clients as unique, it is absolutely vital also to remember that they are people, as diverse as are we all, and ever changing. Also, given the innate role of hypnotherapy, it may also be beneficial to adapt an induction other than directly in relation to a client's personal preferences in order to extend and enrich a client's experiences. This, however, would have to be undertaken only when the therapist has a detailed knowledge of the individual and their desired

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