Tracy, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Newport, Shropshire
Location: Shropshire, GB
If I have a client that gives no eye contact, doesn’t mirror my body language, I will do suggestibility tests to check whether they will find Hypnotherapy is the best method for them. I have only had one client similar that said on arrival that everyone in her family said that she wont do it and it wont work, so she had already given up before she had started. I decided to charge her a consultation fee which covered the room and my time and if she wanted to go ahead, the remaining amount would be payable on the second session. I now use this to all clients especially when theyve not had hypnosis and its a program that is very effective, but its not 100%.
I Bought this manual this time last year and so far its been 95% effective. I have used some of the info to print out a leaflet and manual for the clients to take away with them. I have weight, height and blood pressure charts and work out their BMI. I found the first script to be spot on for most, but for Analytical/Auditory types, I do a rapid induction with deep relaxation. On the second reinforcement session, I adjust to whatever, if at all, they need more motivation for exercise or for cutting out certain foods. Most have reached the stage where they have cut out junk, not buying it off the shelves and are exercising more. If I havent reached this stage, I repeat the reinforcement or deal with any blockages such as stress. I give the client recordings according to their learning type for stress, relaxation or if they cant sleep to use as and when they feel the need. Once the stomach shrinking session has been completed, the client will feel their stomach actually pulling in and shrinking. I check when coming out from Surgery session that it worked by asking them to press on the plaster and usually they find that they feel a bruise there. Most have returned 8 weeks after for band adjustment, but not all. The most successful client has lost 10 stone since last May and he has brought me many clients as a result. I have not advertised anywhere other than the clinic window and leaflets and the diary has been full.
I hope thats of use to anyone.