Hypnotic Suggestion for Professionals Volume III
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By Terence Watts
This book provides answers for some of the common difficult problems that are presented to the working hypnotherapist, including: a three-session complete IBS therapy, Dealing With Bullying, Anorgasmia and a further 23 professionally crafted scripts...
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As in the first two books, to call them 'suggestion scripts' most definitely does not do them the justice they deserve!
- Each script is light years away from the old-fashioned "From this day forward you will discover that you can..." approach, though this is very occasionally employed.
- Each one is a highly evolved and extremely powerful session, developed by the author himself - the only person in the psychotherapy professions to have ever achieved the prestigious MCGI (Member of the City and Guilds Institute), awarded in October 2007 for his innovative work in the field of Hypnotherapy.
- A professionally crafted narrative style of presentation entrains the logical, analytical and creative thought processes, and propels the imagination forwards - essential for success with a wide range of personality types
- Direct and indirect suggestion; elegant techniques such as covert anchoring; double binds, embedded commands, confusion, reframing, forward pacing... all these are employed to great effect
Whatever the style of therapy you use as a prime methodology - cognitive, analytical, Ericksonian or NLP-based - there will be many occasions where you need a well-written suggestion script to give your client the best chance of a successful therapy. This book was written by a successful working therapist with in excess of 27,000 hours of clinical experience and includes elegant session work for:
- The Triggered Panic attack
The triggered panic attack is very similar to a phobic response; this script is designed particularly for use where methodologies such as the '6 step reframe' have proved ineffective and where there is not the time or the inclination for investigative work. The desensitisation element means that it can be used for a great many different apparent phobic responses.
- Random Panic Attacks
The cognitive element, embedded commands and covert triggers in this script can be hugely effective. The problem with the random attack is that the individual concerned gets little or no warning that it is about to start, so that we have to use the onset of symptoms to create the desired 'fix'.
- The Hypno-Facial
This routine has two functions. It can be used as a superior relaxation routine which includes client participation and covert triggers; and it can be used to great effect as a promotional 'device' at exhibitions, work places, talks, etc - simply conduct the routine on one lucky person and when people observe the enormous change that can take place in a short time, they'll be queuing up!
- Shy Bladder
'Shy Bladder', or difficulty concerning urinating in a lavatory anywhere other than at home - and even then, sometimes, if there are other people anywhere nearby - affects more people than is commonly realised. This fact is addressed in the script, since it can often help when an individual recognises that they are not 'weird' or 'odd' but just experiencing something with which many other people are familiar.
- Stop Snoring!
Snoring is seldom a real problem for the individual who snores - and this can present a small difficulty for the therapist, in that there may be less drive to resolve the issue than there might be with other difficulties that have a more direct effect on life. For this reason, this script is repetitive rather than clever, since we do not need a strong logical 'hook' to grab the client's imagination.
- Saying "No."
Many people find difficulty in refusing the requests of others, even when those requests are going to interfere with prior plans and commitments. On the occasions when they do manage it, there is often guilt and anxiety for a long time afterwards. This script addresses both habitual responses - the difficulty with saying 'No' and the ensuing guilt when it is managed.
- Fear of Travel
The fear of travel affects many people and in several different ways; it is most often related to an inherited sense of vulnerability when being away from 'the cave' or out of familiar territory. This manifests in the 'Supposing I get ill...' or other 'catastrophising' type of thought. This script addresses a wide range of scenarios and is best delivered just before a journey the client has planned.
- Sexual Confidence
This script is designed for the male or female who is simply not confident with their ability to 'perform' sexual activity in the way that they believe that others can. It addresses supposition, tales that they have been told by others and anxiety instilled during their formative years. It can be used as a sexual performance enhancer though specific problems should be addressed separately.
Anorgasmia will quite frequently need some sort of investigative therapy to get the best results, especially where there is little or no actual sensation of sexual arousal - a psycho-sexual difficulty known as 'Hypoactive desire disorder'. This script is designed specifically for the individual who reaches the plateau phase of arousal but is unable to achieve climax.
- Early Ejaculation
It is important to recognise that this script is designed for the male who either suffers premature ejaculation OR the one who ejaculates faster than he would like to. These are not necessarily the same thing; a premature ejaculation does not carry full physical sensation and will feel 'weak' to the male whereas an early ejaculation is perfectly satisfactory as far as he is concerned but is too fast for his partner.
- Withheld Ejaculation
Withheld ejaculation is a sexual difficulty that is almost always of psychological origin. A hidden agenda of unwanted pregnancy is a possible cause, as is the belief that every ejaculation shortens life expectancy by x amount. Often, though, there is what might be termed an 'ABC' - Acquired Behavioural Complex - and this script will then work exceptionally well.
- Generalised Anxiety
This is designed to help the person who goes through life being 'anxious about everything' even though there is no real reason for the anxiety. Sometimes, this type of anxiety is reported as 'stress'; at other times, the client will state that they are a 'natural born worrier' or similar.
- Fear of Authority
The fear of authority can often be obscured by the symptomatic work, which can include social phobias, and relationship issues. There is often a tendency to 'catastrophise' over minor events where some sort of 'officialdom' might be involved, and excessive anxiety when there is a need to communicate with anybody who can be perceived as authority figures. These can include police, employers, bank managers, even waiters in 'posh' restaurants - and almost always their therapist, too!
- Fear of Being Alone
This is a more common problem than many realise and is usually based on insecurity. It can often present as extreme neediness or jealousy within relationships and sometimes as a submissive approach wherein a partner is allowed to behave in an inappropriate manner. Because the symptomatic work is reactive and dynamic there is a need to install an 'automatic override trigger' and this script achieves exactly that.
Although this script can be effective to help the client to gain some control over an asthma attack, it should not be in any way considered as a replacement for medication, nebulisers or ventilators. Also, it is entirely possible - though unlikely - that the employment of any scripted work for this condition may trigger an attack, so it is important that the client has to hand any medication, pump or ventilator that they normally use.
Although suggestion work is not the ideal method for dealing with this complex illness, there are occasions when it can produce surprising results, especially where the client is able to achieve a good state of hypnosis. Somnambulism is not necessarily ideal, since part of the work relies on client interaction.
Of all the various forms of social phobic response, blushing is one of the most uncomfortable for the sufferer. Sometimes, it is purely spontaneous though more often than not has a trigger of some sort, even though that trigger might make no logical sense whatsoever. This script addresses both the spontaneous and the triggered 'blush attack'.
- Dealing With Bullying
This script is designed to help an individual cope with the non-physical type of bullying that consists of verbal taunting, texts to mobile telephones, emails and letters, whispering campaigns and the like. It is not suitable for use where there is physical violence and cases of that sort should always be referred to the police, since they constitute a legal offence.
Claustrophobia is often thought of as the 'opposite' of Agoraphobia, though this is not truly the case - it's not unusual, in fact, for somebody to have a claustrophobic element to Agoraphobia. This script will help the client with a mild problem, specifically with small rooms and elevators, and is best used after an ego-strengthening session.
- Easy Book Learning
There is nothing remarkable about this script, though it is effective. Notice that this is not about easy recall but about easy book learning. It is a good companion to the 'Concentration and Recall' script that appears in the first volume of these 'Hypnotic Suggestion for Professionals' books.
- Eating in Public
There are many people who have difficulty with social situations because they are unable to face eating a meal in public. Sometimes, they can 'manage' a small cafe or a fast-food establishment but suffer panic at the thought of a 'proper' restaurant. The vast majority of the time, this is an acquired response pattern and needs nothing special to resolve it.
- Hot Flushes
This script is suitable for use with the menopausal hot flush as well as those that might arise from acute embarrassment or some physiological conditions. Do not attempt to rectify the 'offset' phrasing and apparent ambiguity where it occurs - it creates a confusional element that is important - but do learn how to read the script before using it with a client.
- Releasing Nightmares
Nightmares and night terrors are really best dealt with by some sort of investigative therapy, though some suggestion work will often need to be carried out when such therapy is complete. The script presented here, though, can be used on a 'standalone' basis and will provide at least some benefit even without 'delving' to find the cause of the dreams.
- Dealing with Work Stress
Many people are suffering from various forms of work-related stress issues and, in general, some form of solution focussed therapy is best, analysing the source of the stress and working at that. This script is designed more to help the individual who feels that their work/career overall is causing the anxiety, sometimes because of its effect upon their personal life. It can be effective even with those who are unable to achieve a deep state of hypnosis, as long as they are physically relaxed.
- I.B.S. (1 of three sessions)
IBS is one of those apparently 'modern' ailments which seems to be on the increase. In fact, it has been around for many years and was originally referred to as 'spastic bowel'. The symptoms can vary from constipation to diarrhoea and can even manifest both at the same time, though this is rare. Nobody is really certain what causes it and this series of 3 scripts seeks to provide symptomatic relief; there is no suggestion here that it is in any way a 'cure' though it is entirely possible that the training it provides for the client may effect an alleviation of symptoms for some considerable time.
- I.B.S. (2 of three sessions)
This second in the series of three scripts begins the actual 'body work' of the condition. It is designed to build a sense of anticipation within the client so that when the third session is conducted there will be a ready acceptance of the suggestion work. Some of the elements of the first script are reintroduced here for reinforcement.
- I.B.S. (3 of three sessions)
This third of the three scripts for I.B.S. repeats some of the elements from scripts 1 & 2 to reinforce the work that has already been carrieut; it also compounds the suggestions that have been averred to in the previous scripts.
- I.B.S. (Single session therapy)
This script is provided for use where the condition is not severe and where the client is unable/unwilling to make repeat visits to you. It contains elements from the previous three scripts and can actually be quite effective with the client who is able to achieve a deep state of hypnosis.
These twenty-eight will provide the professional hypnotherapist with a valuable and time-saving resource - it's certainly much faster than writing your own and each script costs less than £1.00!
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