I have found in my private practice in Tarzana, CA as well as the Greater Los Angeles area, that there are two successful approaches to hypnotherapy that work for me. Having the clients “Buy the symptoms.” Secondly having the client understand the problem is half the treatment. The hypnotherapist can reduce anxiety and stress almost immediately if they explain to the client what the problem is and helps them understand the problem in detail.
Just by accepting his/her symptoms, relieves the pressure for the client. Once the client knows what the problem is then the process of change can begin. Change cannot and will not happen without resistance. However, just knowing what the problem is, is not enough. The problem must be dealt with. The hypnotherapist should go for cause in order to determine how to proceed. The client’s symptoms are not the cause of the problem. The physical changes that occur are only the symptoms. If you remove the problem, the symptoms will disappear.
The big threat to hypnotherapy is that we might just “cure you” according to Dr. Kappas, Founder of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, Calif. It’s important to know that by the time we get a client, chances are they’ve already sought out other treatments first. Coming to us for the first time might very well be their last resort according to many clients.
Once the primary cause is eliminated the hypnotherapist can move on to work on the secondary causes the subject might have and allow the client to have a more fulfilling life. In my private practice, the first session is always the most important because the first session will help you to determine the language the therapist will use. It also helps me to determine if I need to be more maternal or paternal with the client. A hypnotherapist should go for cause when the client’s problem is strong enough that we can trace the problem often times back to when the problem first originated.
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