How a therapist dealt with potential unintended consequences of treatment and helped the patient to give informed consent.
Treating addiction. One therapist’s experience of how this symptom was approached, successful outcome achieved and the valuable lessons learnt along the way.
How can a confirming event occur before the causative event? Changing our terminology allows a logical progression to be seen.
As therapists, we can be asked if we can treat a condition or issue we know little or nothing about; we need to know how to reach an answer. We need general guidelines that we can use in all these kinds of cases. Here is one therapist’s systematic way through the process for whatever is the specific condition, diagnosis or symptom.
Questioning the patient’s conscious understanding of reactions can open treatment up to more far-reaching, beneficial outcomes.
Summary of the discussions held which cover a range of topics relevant to the provision of hypnotherapy via video conferencing and the changes which should or might be useful to ensure techniques work as well online as in person.
Many therapists use post-hypnotic suggestion in their ‘stop smoking’ treatment. One therapist explains the reasons why this may be counterproductive in certain cases.
A Student on the Stage 1 course, asks practising therapists for their opinions & experiences of allowing a patient to decide how to provide answers via IMR – the full question and replies are reproduced here.
Through research and experience, one therapist explains how she is now able to ensure Reinterpretation is carried out only on the Causative Event, not a confirmation or trigger incident.
Transcript of the final treatment session, along with feedback received from patient following completion.