Hypnotic Suggestion for Professionals Volume IV
by Terence Watts
So many therapists requested 'more of the same' after purchasing the first three volumes that Terence eventually decided there had to be a 'Volume IV'. The result is a 'tour de force', a book for every professional hypnotherapist.
The presentations in this book simply cannot be defined as 'hypnotherapy scripts' - they are light years away from the tired, old fashioned and common-place "From this day forwards you will discover that you can..." approach.
- Each script is a highly evolved and extremely powerful session, developed and used by the author himself - the only person in the entire World of psychological therapies to have ever achieved the prestigious MCGI (Member of the City and Guilds Institute), awarded for his innovative work in the field of Hypnotherapy.
- Each presentation begins by entraining conscious thought processes, then engages and enhances the creative imagination of the client - essential for success with a wide range of personality types
Couple these with your own expertise for the perfect session!
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.
Whether your prime methodology is investigative or suggestive, maternal or paternal, there will always be occasions when you need a professionally crafted script - even if only to trigger your own 'creative juices'. This book was written by a successful working therapist with in excess of 28,000 hours of clinical experience and includes elegant session work for:
Bruxism, or grinding the teeth, is predominantly a sleeping condition, though there are those who will unconsciously 'perform' during waking hours. This script aims to condition the subconscious into unclenching the teeth as soon as the grinding starts, minimising potential damage to dentition and to the bite. It uses the fact that our hearing has evolved through bones that used to be part of the jaw.
- Coping With Dyslexia
This script does not attempt to directly alleviate the symptoms associated with dyslexia, though will possibly do so indirectly. Instead, it seeks to lessen the feelings of stress and inferiority which have often been 'adopted' as a result of conditioning from teachers, parents and other authority figures. In this way, concentration may improve and this is a key factor for those with this condition.
- Body Dysmorphia
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is more common among young women than it is among males. It is probably an obsessive illness and there is no one treatment which is guaranteed to be successful. This script is not pretending to be an answer to 'full on' BDD but can definitely help to break the chain of habitual thought processes and fixation.
- Coping With Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia used to be known as fibrositis and was only renamed in 1976; the word means, literally, 'pain in fibrous tissue'. Whatever it's called, though, it is a painful condition and it is fortunate that one of the best ways to provide assistance is via hypnosis, relaxation, and creative imagery. This script provides all three...
- Coping With Hypochondria
The major problem for the hypochondria sufferer is that while they know they are ill, almost everybody else seems to not believe them - this leaves them feeling extremely vulnerable, which can heighten the symptoms. There is usually a large element of obsession involved and while hypnotic suggestion cannot actually effect a 'cure' it can make coping with the condition a lot easier
- Immune Tune
This script is designed to help those who tend to suffer a series of relatively minor ailments such as colds, 'flu, stomach upsets, mild infections and the like. It seeks to address the fact that the reason that the immune system isn't working as it is intended to is because of stress that was present some time ago, rather than currently, but also addresses the need for current stress reduction.
- Coping With Money Worries
Money is actually not mentioned until quite late on in this script, which can easily be adapted to work with almost any specific anxiety. It can usefully be combined with any script for financial abundance (see Volume I of this series), since that is not addressed here.
- Night Terrors
'Night terrors' should not be confused with nightmares since there is no apparent dream that triggers the symptom. This script is designed to awaken the client, and discharge the subconscious urge for motor action in just a tiny movement, since attempts to alleviate the process as it occurs during sleep are seldom successful.
- PTSD Fix
This script is designed for mild to moderate cases of PTSD and/or where the causal event is known. It may not be suitable for more profound cases and is ineffective where the causal event is not known - in those cases, some 'uncovering' work is required first. In some cases, you might need to repeat part of the script where shown and it is important that the process is completed without rushing.
- Skin Problems
This script is designed to help the physical systems of the body to cope with various skin problems including psoriasis, eczema and urticaria (hives). It is important that you are able to easily say the name of a specific condition called: ichthyosiform erythroderma of Brocq. This is pronounced as: ick-thee-ossy-form ee-rith-ro-derma of Brock. The 'thee' part of it is a hard sound as in 'thermal' and to rhyme with 'see'. The narrative within the script is part of a true case which has been somewhat embellished for effect.
- Turbo Charged Success
This script draws upon the 'Warriors, Settlers & Nomads' concept (althouhg it is not important that you are familar with it) and helps to focus the client on the associated deep inner resources and release any inhibitions about using them. The effect is very much that of a turbo-charge!
Technophobia is quite commonplace among the older generation who are beginning to realise that it's becoming ever more important to be at ease with all sorts of technology. Technophobia can extend to any place where there are buttons or touch screens to press and dialogues to read, including the later generation of mobile 'phones and kitchen gadgetry and this script addresses them all.
- Managing Tinnitus
A management script is used here since a 'cure' for this condition is unlikely to be found by any method other than some form of investigative therapy. Distraction and acceptance are the best methodologies and although this script is not particularly remarkable it can be effective in mild to moderate cases. Severe cases might respond to an extent but care should be taken not to raise client hopes too high in those cases.
- Travel Sickness
Travel sickness is better described as 'motion sickness' and is very common among both adults and children. It has a definite 'self-cycling' effect in that once the discomfort has started the sufferer will test to see if it is getting worse. Some people experience nausea but with no vomiting. There is nothing particularly remarkable about this script but it is effective, nonetheless.
- Fear of Getting Old
Fear of ageing can sometimes be associated with a fear of death and in those cases this is probably not the best script to use, since the individual really wants to stop the ageing process and this, of course, is just not possible. This script deals with anxiety about the actual processes of ageing and the accompanying difficulties such as ill-health and so on.
- Fear of Birds
As with most 'Fear of' scripted work, this one is designed to help the client with a conditioned response or learned reaction of some sort, rather that the individual with a genuine phobic reaction - although it might well reduce the severity of a true phobia. It's shorter than some but no less effective for that.
- Fear of Blood
Fear of blood can be a complicated issue which is seldom fully understood by the client - they perceive a fear of blood where it might in reality be a fear of seeing blood or anything that reminds them of blood, such as the colour red, for example. This script is designed to diminish the response as far as is possible but may not be suitable where the client is even fearful of the word 'blood'.
- Fear of Cancer
Fear of cancer - Carcinophobia - is sometimes an obsessive condition but is not necessarily so. It can arise out of the experience of several friends/family contracting the disease or even a belief that it is some way contagious. Superstition, lack of medical knowledge, fatalism, and a misunderstanding of statistics might all come into play and this script seeks to help the client find a 'feet on the ground' place where they can start to be more realistic.
- Fear of Cats
This script will work effectively where the fear of cats is based upon a conditioned or learned response pattern; it is not designed to permanently release phobic responses although it can certainly diminish the severity and in any case, a truly phobic response to cats seems quite rare.
- Fear of Dogs
This script will work effectively where the fear of dogs is based upon a conditioned or learned response pattern; it is not designed to permanently release phobic responses although it can certainly diminish the severity in these cases.
- Fear of Germs
Sometimes, this symptom is indicative of OCD - but at other times there are no indicators of obsession at all but just a declared fear of germs and/or resulting illness. It can sometimes be a 'disguised' Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) though conversation will usually reveal that this is the case, since the client will fear any illness that has the potential to make them sick.
- Fear of Heights
The fear of heights - acrophobia - is, to an extent, a rational fear, since falling can bring danger, even death. So a fear of heights is absolutely normal and this script seeks to address that situation, whilst discharging the irrational belief of the likelihood of falling. Sometimes, people experience the same type of fear while looking up at a height and this is addressed as well.
- Stress Management (1 of 2)
This script is the first of a two-session stress busting therapy. This first script introduces the client to the idea of stress management via hypnosis and is essentially a deepener with a staged approach to releasing stresses. Although it is effective, it is not really designed to produce a permanent or semi-permanent effect... but that is adequately covered in the second session.
- Stress Management (2 of 2)
This second script in the two part therapy works on the basis that the client has now learnt how to achieve a deeply relaxed state and indeed, we repeat part of the concept of the first script as a preparation here.
- OCD 1 (First of four sessions)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is unlikely to be completely 'fixed' via scripted work alone. The four-session therapy presented here is designed to help with the habituation aspect of the problem and is best used in conjunction with other styles of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural work or 'standard' psychotherapy. That said, there are occasions when this four-session therapy alone will produce a noticeable improvement in the condition.
- OCD 2 (Second of four sessions)
Session two of this four-session therapy borrows from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, working on the basis of 'helpful thoughts' and 'unhelpful thoughts' and seeks to reinforce the work of the previous session and at the same time start to create a more constructive mindset.
- OCD 3 (Third of four sessions)
Session three of the four-session OCD therapy is concerned with anchors and triggers. We are seeking here to begin to create an automatic 'helpful thought' process, building strongly on the work that we have done in the previous two sessions. Dissociation is used to good effect.
- OCD 4 (Fourth of four sessions)
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 top quality scripts 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!
This book is a 'must have' and it's available NOW