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PREPARING YOUR CASE FOR A HYPNOTHERAPIST

If you have been convinced , after you visited this site and read through some material, that you can benefit by visiting a hypnotherapist, it is good to prepare your case before you go to him/her. This will save you valuable time and also cost as most hypnotherapist charge by the hour.

So how should you do it? There can be many ways in which you can give the information related to your case to the therapist.

A1. Giving out your issues in a narrative form, written or verbal, without linking/sequencing any information and randomly jumping from one issue/topic to another.

OR do some homework as follows:

B1. First write and define your issues, list them, prioritise them, and then relist them maintaining the priority.

B2. Then give complete information and history related to each issue, systematically and sequentially, as much as you consciously remember. Fill in the gaps over a period of a day or two and then mail it to the therapist before the appointment.

My experience is that in the case of A1 it can take a lot of time to become aware of your real issue(s), for which you are looking for help. So it is better to adopt the B1 &B2 approach.

I am putting below a sequence of steps to aid you to give your case effectively to the therapist. But if you feel that you can give it better by talking, so be it.

Step 1:

a. Make a random list of your issues as you become aware of them in your mind.

b. Prioritise the list, marking 'A' to the issue that bothers you maximum, then 'B', 'C', etc.

c. Choose/select the issue(s) for which you want a hypnotherapist's help.

d. Now make the following table to be able to give the hypnotherapist the history of the case, and the details which will be required by him/her to work with your mind to help you, issue wise.

The details in the table should be filled in chronological order, from the first time it occurred. If you do not remember it then fill it as you remember and then arrange them in date order. XL sheet is very helpful.

For issue 1.

 

 

What you went through in that situation?

Date     

Situation/Event               

Thoughts

Emotional feelings you had

Physical feelings

(Sensations in the body)

Any Other

03.6.85

My father scolded/beat me because my teacher wrote a note in my diary.

-What a horrible man my father is?

-He does not love me.

-He does not understand me.

-Teacher is my enemy. Etc.

-Sad

-Guilty

-Lonely

-No one cares for me

-Unhappy

-Deep hurt

-etc.

-Shivering

-knees giving way

-fainting

-trembling

-etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For issue 2.

 

 

What you went through in that situation?

Date     

Situation/Event               

Thoughts

Emotional feelings you had

Physical feelings

(Sensations in the body)

Any Other

03.6.85

My father scolded/beat me because my teacher wrote a note in my diary.

-What a horrible man my father is?

-He does not love me.

-He does not understand me.

-Teacher is my enemy. Etc.

-Sad

-Guilty

-Lonely

-No one cares for me

-Unhappy

-Deep hurt

-etc.

-Shivering

-knees giving way

-fainting

-trembling

-etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you are able to give the information in this manner, the therapist is able to understand you better and you also become clear on many aspects of your own issue.

The therapist can ask the relevant questions and also be able to know what he has to do to help you.

Also remember that as you are going for help in relieving your issues you need to support the therapist to design your therapy. The therapist needs the information to help you hypnotise and the processes and/or suggestions that he/she needs to use or design uniquely for you to provide you the relief you are seeking.

Also please cooperate in giving him/her the following additional information (to the above) as truly as possible with as much detail. You may use as many pages as required. (Pls. put the relevant sl. no. of the question in front of your descriptions.)
  1. From when do you think your issue started and grew to the present condition?
  2. Give major circumstances, as per your perception, leading to the issue getting generated.
  3. What all have you tried until now to get relief from the issues you face?
  4. What are your interests?
  5. What are your preferences?
  6. What do you enjoy doing (work, hobbies, etc.)?
  7. What do you do in your leisure time?
  8. What do you value maximum in a human situation-family, friends-at work?
  9. What do you like maximum?
  10. What do you detest maximum?
  11. How would you describe your core beliefs?
  12. What are your expectations from this therapy?
  13. Anything else you would like to tell me that will be valuable in designing your therapy process and suggestions.
So it a good thing to help the therapist, to enable him to help you.