With hypnosis and hypnotherapy becoming ever more popular in today’s modern world, it can be difficult to know how to choose the right practitioner.Do you want to learn more? Visit Kingscliff Hypnotherapy
Here are a few pointers to help you should you be considering working with a hypnotherapist or professional consulting hypnotist.
Qualifications & Associations
To begin, check out the practitioner’s qualifications. Sadly, too many ‘hypnotherapists’ and hypnosis practitioners have received only minimal training. There are ‘schools’ who even offer their qualification in return for a few correspondence lessons and the payment of a fee.
All truly reputable practitioners will have their qualifications listed on their website. Look for people who are accredited members of hypnosis organizations that operate independently of specific schools or groups of schools. Accreditation with a professional body means that the therapist has accomplished a substantial level of training, and has the required experience to treat clients in a professional and competent manner.
You can check the association’s website to see whether membership is open to all suitably qualified hypnotists, or exclusively to graduates of the association’s school or affiliates, since these will have obvious business interests in the association.
In the USA, organizations such as the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), and the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE) are amongst the foremost associations to which qualified practitioners can belong.
In the UK, some of the key organizations to which reputable and well-trained therapists may belong are the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP), The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), the National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (NRPC), and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
In both the UK and the USA, therapists are required to fulfill continuing professional development (CPD) requirements in order to maintain membership in these associations.
An excellent way to find a fully professional, competent hypnotist is to ask around. Check with doctors, family and friends, and ex-clients who have visited a hypnotist or hypnotherapist and got results.
Don’t be shy in calling around and asking questions. You should exercise the same care in choosing your hypnosis practitioner as you would in choosing a new car. Talk to the therapist. Above all, make sure you feel comfortable talking to him or her.
Important Questions To Ask The Practitioner:
What kind of experience do you have in treating my kind of problem? How long have you practiced for? What are your qualifications? How soon can I see you? What are your fees? Will you teach me self-hypnosis as part of the treatment?
Key Questions To Ask Yourself:
Does this practitioner seem genuinely interested in my problem and me? Does this practitioner seem truly professional and knowledgeable? Am I treated with respect? Do I feel accepted? Do I feel heard? Does their place of business feel like a professional haven?
It’s best not to be overly concerned with the per session rate of a good hypnotherapist or consulting hypnotist. A low per session fee may sound like a bargain, but in monetary terms it’s the total number of sessions that will really count. Think of how much you’d be prepared to invest in things like your teeth, your eyesight, and your vacations. In the most human of terms, becoming well can make even a relatively high fee seem like a real bargain.