What makes a suggestion powerful? What do a lot of hypnosis schools fail to teach that means suggestion won’t have the best chance of working? What is the e-myth and what does it have to do with hypnosis? What are criteria and why are they so important to include in suggestions?
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How do the metaphors we use to navigate our lives affect us? Is using surgery as a metaphor to help people lose weight a good idea? What does war have to do with relationships? What does rat poison have to do with hypnosis? Does the unconscious mind take metaphors literally?
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I’ll come right out and say it. I don’t like scripts. I think a little information gathering and you can give far better suggestions than a script can provide. And, I believe focusing on issues is not nearly as effective as focusing on processes and criteria. And scripts focus you on issues and at best, guess at processes and criteria. The truth is that a phobia might have more in common with a nail-biting habit than it has with another phobia.
But scripts are not totally without merit. You can use them to see how other hypnotherapist approach an issue. You can get ideas. And if you don’t know anything about how to give yourself an hypnotic suggestion, a script can provide one viewpoint.Continue reading