Hypnosis for Psychologists/Therapists
Why should you learn hypnosis when you already have over 400 different kinds of therapies at your disposal? Hypnosis:
- Is easily implemented as part of your current protocol
- Works in the subconscious mind, not in the conscious mind where most talk therapy happens
- Identifies root causes that cannot be accessed in the conscious mind
- Changes deeply rooted beliefs and habits
- Is quick and efficient
- Helps move your client/patient when they are ‘stuck’
- Provides a different kind of tool in your toolbox
Hypnosis provides complementary techniques to traditional forms of therapy. When your
client/patient is able to access their subconscious mind, insights and neurological changes can happen quickly, sometimes instantly. Deeper insights can be achieved through understanding, and change of beliefs and habits happen much easier, and carry over into the conscious mind, creating a ‘teamwork’ effect.
There is much research on the efficacy of hypnosis for medical and psychological issues. The National Institute of Health, the British Medical Association, and the American Psychological Association have all endorsed hypnosis as a form of intervention, especially when used in conjunction with other traditional therapies. An excerpt from Scientific American, The Truth and Hype of Hypnosis, Michael Nash, July, 2001 says: “Another meta-analysis that examined the outcomes of people in 18 separate studies found that patients who received cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis for disorders such as obesity, insomnia, anxiety and hypertension showed greater improvement than 70 percent of the patients who received psychotherapy alone. After publication of these findings, a task force of the American Psychological Association validated hypnosis as an adjunct procedure for the treatment of obesity.”
Recent research from Dr. David Spiegel of Stanford University has isolated the specific areas of the brain that experience neurological change in hypnosis. While hypnosis can produce placebo like effects, we know that actual, permanent changes in the brain occur.
What You’ll Learn
Hypnosis is not part of most psychological/therapy training. Most licensed professionals who have had hypnosis training have taken an 8 or 16 hour course. That isn’t enough training to feel confident and competent to use hypnosis on a regular basis, and therefore they don’t have the results that are possible for their clients. Feeling confident comes from truly understanding the mechanisms of the techniques and their effects on the brain, and from lots of practice. The more you practice the more proficient you become, so class involves lots of practice!
The FARE Comprehensive Hypnotism™ course provides a variety of tools to enhance your therapeutic skills. Here’s just a few:
- NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) basic skills
- Creative covert and overt inductions
- Direct and indirect suggestion
- Use of story and metaphor
- Vagus Nerve and Bi-lateral stimulation techniques
- Ideomotor skills
- Emotion Resolution Work™
- Re-vivication and progression techniques
- Parts Negotiation
- Pain management and habit changing techniques
- Attention shifting and attitude adjusting techniques
- Rapid self-hypnosis training
- So much more!