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Briggs-Myers Personality Quiz

The Myers Briggs personality test is based on the work of Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. The development of the test occurred in the 1940s and itself was built upon the research performed by Carl Jung in the 1920s. The test is based on a series of questions that gather information on how a person usually responds and relates to various situations.

The answers to these questions are collated to determine the person’s personality type. Important insights can be gained by understanding personality types, such as potential career choices, better romantic and friendship links and paths to personal growth.

Tests that draw on this method sort people into one of sixteen different types which are organized by four pairs of opposite traits :

  • Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I)
  • Sensing (S) and Intuition (N)
  • Thinking (T) and Feeling (F)
  • Judging (J) and Perceiving (P)

One of each pair is taken and combined to create a 4-letter abbreviation for each personality type e.g. :

INFP: Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F) and Perception (P)

ESTJ: Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Thinking (T) and Judgment (J)

Everyone experiences both traits in each pair, but usually one is more dominant than the other in this personality test.

 

Extraversion (E)

Extraverts are energized when in the company of other people. Extraverts like speaking their minds and thrive in social situations. They are usually popular and well-liked by other people. Extraverts may feel down and become drained if they’re not in the company of others for too long.

Introversion (I)

Introverted people are quiet, reserved, and more comfortable being alone. Introverts prefer to rely on themselves for entertainment rather than seeking interaction with others. They are usually self-sufficient and would rather work alone than in a group.

Sensing (S)

Sensing individuals place great emphasis on what they see, touch and experience in the real world. Prioritizing facts and practicality, they prefer not to deal with philosophical ideas or introspective ponderings. They would rather focus on what they can concretely experience with their senses.

Intuition (N)

Intuitive individuals put emphasis on imagination and ideas. They tend to prioritize introspection and dreaming and sometimes feel like they do not belong or live in the real world. Intuitive people are inward-focused and prefer living in their own heads. They tend to lean towards allusions, read between the lines, and analyze things in great depth.

Thinking (T)

Thinking individuals are objective, rational, and logical. Their decisions and actions are usually governed more by their minds than by their hearts.  Feelings are not their main priority, and they can hide their emotions well. They prioritize facts over feelings.

Feeling (F)

Individuals with the Feeling trait care more about emotions and expressing them than what is deemed rational or logical. This does not mean that they are irrational but that they are more likely to express their emotions. Those who focus on feelings and expressions of emotion tend to be more open-minded, vocal, empathetic, and sensitive.

Judging (J)

Those with the Judging trait tend to strategize and plan before they act. They prefer a thought-out plan to ‘going with the flow’. They are organized, reliable, responsible, and have very good work ethics.  They are likely to commit to future plans but may forget to live in the present.

Perceiving (P)

People who have the Perceiving trait value their sense of freedom. They do not want to be tied down to a specific activity or commitment. They are excellent at spotting new opportunities. They are good with improvisation, even in emergency situations. They take life as it comes and feel unhappy if forced to stick to a schedule.

Each whole personality type is more than the sum of its traits. In addition to each of the four main traits of each personality, further insights from the test emerge when the combination of those traits are taken into consideration.

For instance, a person with Thinking (T) and Intuition (N) will behave differently than someone with Thinking (T) and Sensing (S).

Take our quiz starting below to find out your Personality Type.

 

 

 

Are You Stressed?

Everyone reacts to stress in their own way. No single stress test can provide you with a detailed diagnosis of your stress levels but they can give you an overview. For an in-depth analysis, please see a Stress Management professional.

Answer all questions by selecting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Select ‘Yes’ even if only part of the statement applies to you. Take your time and please be completely honest with your answers :

Drivers Quiz

Drivers are unconscious internal pressures that make us do things a certain way. They are sometimes unhelpful or inappropriate in achieving tasks as they tend to strive to satisfy inner needs rather than the needs of the task at hand.

Whilst any combination of results is possible there tends to be stronger, mid-range and weaker drivers. These drivers are called ‘Be Perfect’, ‘Hurry Up’, ‘Please Others’, ‘Be Strong’ and ‘Try Hard’. Whilst some seem to be at odds with each other, such as strong ‘Be Perfect’ and strong ‘Hurry Up’, they are a possible combination.

Take our test to get an indication of what your drivers are.

GHR - The General Hypnotherapy Registry, Acknowledged Supervisor, Chris Fleet, Devon School Of Hypnotherapy
Liz Hornby, Hypnotherapist, E H Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Reiki
Case Study ~ Liz Hornby, Hypnotherapist, E H Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Reiki

Liz Hornby ~ Case Study

Case Study ~ Liz Hornby, Hypnotherapist, E H Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Reiki

Liz Hornby

Dip. Hyp., Reiki Master

Hypnotherapy Case Study

Liz Hornby Gained A Certificate In Hypnotherapy & A Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Before Starting Her Own Hypnotherapy Practice

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Liz Hornby studied hypnotherapy at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy.  She gained both the Certificate and Diploma In Hypnotherapy.
She subsequently went on to open her own Hypnotherapy Practice, EH Therapy in Maidenhead, Berkshire and now specialises in Hypnotherapy and Reiki.
This is her story, as written by Hypnotherapist Chris Fleet.

 

“I cannot recommend this course, and Chris, highly enough. If you are in any doubt, go along to the taster (Certificate In Hypnotherapy) weekend because I’ll bet you anything you will find yourself wanting to take things further”

Liz Hornby

 

Liz and I have ‘almost’ known each other for decades through mutual friends.

A few years ago, one of our mutual friends attended a self-hypnosis workshop that I was running at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy Training and she brought Liz along too.
Subsequent to that event, we stayed in touch as Liz was considering a change of career and wanted to work with people rather than having an office-based administration job.
After much deliberation, Liz opted to train as a counsellor, as working in a practical vocation helping other people appealed to her. But having studied for a year, she didn’t feel as though the treatments she was being trained for were ‘offering solutions’ to her clients.
She started to look at alternative treatments that would be more aligned to her personal mission of wanting to help people improve their lives.

 

Liz Attended My Certificate In Hypnotherapy Training Course

Liz decided to attend my Certificate In Hypnotherapy Course weekend and living 200 miles away stayed in a delightful Bed & Breakfast, a short distance from Paignton seafront and convenient for The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy.
She passed the course and gained her Certificate and decided she wanted to continue her training to become a professional hypnotherapist.
The Certificate is the equivalent of Module 1 of the 10 Module Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course, a requirement in order to work as a professional hypnotherapist.

Liz Hornby, Hypnotherapist, E H Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Reiki

 

“When I’d weighed everything up I decided that I had nothing to lose in attending his ‘taster weekend’ (Certificate In Hypnotherapy) in February last year. I can only sum up the weekend in one word – “Wow”. I knew, finally, that I’d found something I could do as I seemed to ‘get it’ quite quickly”

Liz Hornby

 

Having To Travel 200 Miles To Attend The Course Was A Consideration

Living in the South-East, the extra cost of travel to Devon plus accommodation, in addition to the course fees was a big consideration.
There were plenty of alternative Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training Courses available locally to her, but none of them seemed to offer the same comprehensive practical and theory content and all were more expensive.
After much research, she concluded that my Diploma In Hypnotherapy course at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy was still cheaper, offered much better value and much superior content to the local alternatives.

 

Liz Took The Plunge And Signed Up

Liz signed up to the course and very quickly grew into it, flourishing as she learned more.
There were parts of the course that she found challenging, but she had plenty of help from myself and her fellow students.
One of the big benefits of working in a small class is everyone supports each other, and the help, guidance and encouragement she gained propelled her forward, through the challenges and her confidence grew rapidly.
Then came the practical and theoretical tests at the end of the course.

 

Liz Had A Phobia About Exams

Liz has always had a phobia about exams and was becoming more and more agitated as the tests grew nearer.
One of the advantages of doing this course is that MUCH practical work is included which involves the students working together; this enabled the other students to support Liz and to help her overcome her fear of exams.

 

The Whole Class Did Well

The whole class did very well … Module 9 involves a practical exam where members of the public come in for a supervised hypnotherapy session with the students.
Despite her initial nerves, Liz achieved a high score, here, of approximately 90{a84c90e7fc8742d8765d24ae64afde7c8c5e680d430ae1de696d39ef38fdeab2}.

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Then The Final Module

The next month was the final module where everything learned throughout the course comes together.
Having driven down to Paignton the day before, rather than on the day, she was well rested for the final exam.
Now, I am delighted to report that she flew through the exam with her combined score exceeding 90{a84c90e7fc8742d8765d24ae64afde7c8c5e680d430ae1de696d39ef38fdeab2}, making her the highest (just) scoring student in the class.

 

Liz Is Now Working Professionally As A Hypnotherapist

Using her Diploma In Hypnotherapy has allowed her to work professionally in her home town of Maidenhead, successfully offering Hypnotherapy and Reiki.
As part of my Diploma In Hypnotherapy Training, I offer full post-course support and advice and Liz has taken full advantage of this, seeking vital advice and support on:
  • how to start and run a new business
  • business planning
  • securing clients in a niche market place.
  • dealing with clients.
Amongst other aspects.

 

Initially Her New Business Generated A Second Income

Her new business was set up alongside her main career and with a growing list of new clients, she is now able to reduce the number of hours she works on her ‘day job’ 
The business, known as E H Therapy, now boasts its own website www.ehtherapy.uk, reaching out to potential clients and is taking off well, starting to provide a good ‘second income’ for her.

 

“Sometimes I still can’t believe I now have a Diploma with letters after my name! My best friend, who is also a mutual friend of Chris’s, commented that when I talked about the training with Chris, there was a lot of passion in my voice. That’s all down to Chris who has passed on his passion for hypnotherapy to us all and, for that, I thank him”

Liz Hornby

 

I Am Certain She Will Go On To Great Things

Liz has already worked with a celebrity to great effect and being a person who people naturally will go to for help, she makes me think that there is little doubt that she will go on to achieve great things.

 

I Can Personally Recommend Her Services

If there is anyone in the Maidenhead area who is looking for a very astute and professional hypnotherapist then please give Liz a shout out at liz@ehtherapy.uk.
You can see more on her website: http://www.ehtherapy.uk/

Chris Fleet, top UK accredited Hypnotherapist & Hypnotherapy Trainer for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Final Word From Chris Fleet

Liz did find parts of the Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course challenging and she struggled with her phobia for exams, but the one big advantage of studying the course in a small group is the mutual support everyone receives, not just from myself but also from the other students. 
In the end, she excelled, finishing top of the class.

 

The Courses Are Designed To Allow Time For The Students

Parts of the courses can be challenging but they are designed to allow time for students to grasp even the most challenging concepts included.
I am also a very patient and experienced trainer and know how to guide students through the harder parts of the courses.

If You Wish To Know More

If you would like to know more about my courses, I offer a FREE ONE HOUR CONSULTATION at my Devon Clinic, by SKYPE or by ‘phone, whichever is best for you.
Then, I would be able to explain everything fully for you and be able to answer all your questions.
Please book your FREE CONSULTATION by ringing 01803 500300, emailing chris@fleethypnosis.com or by contacting me below:

See More Information On Our Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy Courses

Please contact Chris Fleet:

01803 500300

chris@fleethypnosis.com

Alison DeMatos Hypnotherapist, ex student from The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Qualified with Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy
Alison De Matos, Case Study

Alison De Matos ~ Case Study

Alison De Matos

Hypnotherapy Case Study

Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Before Starting Her Own Hypnotherapy Practice

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Alison De Matos studied hypnotherapy a couple of years ago at The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy.  She gained both the Certificate and Diploma In Hypnotherapy.
She subsequently went on to open her own Hypnotherapy Practice, Alison De Matos Hypnotherapy in Devon and now specialises in weight loss.
This is her story, as written by Hypnotherapist Chris Fleet.

Alison De Matos & Chris Fleet's Devon School Of Hypnotherapy for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

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“I loved the course and Chris was highly supportive and learner centred. At times I found it challenging, in a good way, as Chris has high standards and suddenly all my learning clicked into place”  

Alison De Matos

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Hypnotherapy Was New For Alison

Hypnotherapy and hypnosis was completely new to Alison.  Previously she had a background of corporate management working for the British Red Cross. 
Prior to attending The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy, Alison did her homework, researching hypnotherapy and hypnosis extensively and the courses that were available. She said she chose course as was impressed by the contents and the qualification gained. 
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Alison Took The Certificate In Hypnotherapy Course

Alison was a little nervous, initially, but she was also very excited to be attending her first hypnotherapy training class. 
She took and passed the Certificate In Hypnotherapy Course.
This is essentially a ‘taster’ course and an introduction to hypnotherapy.  It also forms the first module for the accredited Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course.
The content for this Course involves both written theory and practical work.  As part of the practical work, students are taught how to put others into hypnosis and Alison learned how to achieve this, but I am sure she will not mind me saying that she did not set the world alight.
Alison also found some of the written theory work challenging but she showed determination and gained her certificate.
Learning hypnosis and hypnotherapy was completely different to the management world that she had worked in previously and I had the strong feeling that she would not wish to pursue any further training in hypnotherapy.

 

I Was Wrong

I was, however, very pleasantly surprised when Alison said that she wanted to continue and take the full Diploma In Hypnotherapy Course.
Like the Certificate course, the Diploma Course contains a combination of theory and practical work.  The initial modules are also relatively easy.
For the third module, pupils are asked to use their own imagination and initiative for some of hypnotherapy concepts.
Alison has a great imagination and much initiative, but she initially found some concepts a challenge to grasp.
One vital part of the hypnotherapy training is known as ‘fork in the path’ but, I think it is fair to say, that she struggled initially with this concept.
We talked this concept through, we walked it through, we drew it on the board and repeated it over and again – and then it fell into place.
The effort was worth it.
That was a turning point …

Alison DeMatos Hypnotherapist, ex student from The Devon School Of Hypnotherapy. Qualified with Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Alison Started To Flourish

Suddenly, Alison began to flourish, her voice became more confident, her body language subtly changed. She became a star pupil and whatever concept we put to her, she got it.
On gaining her Diploma In Hypnotherapy, she decided that she did not just want to work as a professional hypnotherapist but she started her own practice in Dawlish, Devon.
In the process of starting her own business, she sourced good offices to work from, built a professional looking website and has been busy networking with health professionals throughout the area.

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Alison Specialises In Weight Loss

Alison now specialises in weight loss hypnotherapy and has people travel to see her specifically for weight loss.
She has also studied other talking therapies such as counselling and CBT and she has already earned back her investment in the course and is fast becoming well known in the area for the work she does.
And, for those not living locally in Devon, she now offers her hypnotherapy services via skype.

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" ... A course outline is just words unless the content is delivered by a trainer who can bring a course alive, with rich experience, interesting and exciting content and most importantly get the best out of their learners in a supportive, encouraging way. I highly recommend this course as it exceeded all my expectations."      Ali De Matos

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Her Business Is Growing

Alison’s hypnotherapy business is growing from strength to strength, as she helps people improve their lives.
If you wish to know more about Ali De Matos and the work she does, please view her website at the link below and please contact her – like myself, her consultations are free too.
https://alisondematos-hypnotherapy.co.uk/

Chris Fleet, top UK accredited Hypnotherapist & Hypnotherapy Trainer for Certificate In Hypnotherapy & Diploma In Hypnotherapy

Final Word From Chris Fleet

Alison said the course was challenging in places and several other students have said the same but, like Alison, all have conquered these challenges and all have succeeded in qualifying.
The courses are designed to allow time for students to grasp even the most challenging concepts included.
I am also a very patient and experienced trainer and know how to guide students through the harder parts of the courses.

If You Wish To Know More

If you would like to know more about my courses, I offer a FREE ONE HOUR CONSULTATION at my Devon Clinic, by SKYPE or by 'phone, whichever is best for you.
Then, I would be able to explain everything fully for you and be able to answer all your questions.
Please book your FREE CONSULTATION by ringing 01803 500300, emailing chris@fleethypnosis.com or by contacting me below:
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Binge Eating Disorder: Is Hypnotherapy The Answer?

Binge eating
This is a conversation between my work colleague and I when I announced that I was going to try hypnotherapy for binge eating;

Me: “I’ve booked myself if to see a hypnotherapist for binge eating.”
Colleague: “You aren’t a binge eater-are you?”
Me: Well, kind of. I find it hard to stop eating once I start and I’m always thinking about food.”
Colleague: “But so does everyone!”

 

Most of the people I know would have said the same, but does that mean it is healthy?

Okay, so I’m neither overweight nor model thin, so most wouldn’t suspect I have issues with food, but I do. I don’t ever want to be the type that eats purely to fuel the body, but I also don’t want to be consumed by thoughts of when/what I can eat next.

My weight fluctuates throughout the year. Once I say yes to tempting treats my mind goes into overdrive until I’ve gained three sizes. It is at this point that I find myself at war with my mind. When I’ve battled hard to lose the weight, my brain clicks repeat, and so the cycle continues.
I decided to try hypnotherapy after reading articles on how it had helped so many people control their eating.

The website read:

“We work with the unconscious mind to remove positive associations connect with binge eating allowing you to feel in control.”

-It sounded great, but I didn’t have a clue what it meant.

 

My first session lasted about an hour. We talked about me which was rather self-indulgent but enjoyable. My therapist told me that hypnotherapy is about reaching psychological wellness, meaning that we have a clear state of mind free from addictions.

 

“Once we have a clear mind we are more susceptible to being guided in the right direction.”

I realise that my mind is far from clear and ponder if this affects my binge eating habits?

The therapist said that I needed to think about eating like going to the toilet-only doing it when we need to, and when it isn’t convenient, we don’t act upon it.

I tell them that I consider myself to be a very happy person, so comfort-eating doesn’t apply to me. My therapist tells me that this constant happiness state isn’t real and that I should allow myself to feel different emotions. If I have negative thoughts, I need not to worry about them.

 

“It is about getting happy with looking like you. The dissatisfaction kicked in at some point and it has become a permanent feature.”

Brutal, but true.

 

Then we moved onto the actual hypnotherapy. I laid back in the chair whilst calming music played and my therapist spoke over it. I defiantly felt relaxed and a little woozy, but I was aware of everything-even the cars outside. The therapist talked about how I would soon find myself not wanting to overeat because it would be too much effort. -I have to say that at this point my mind had wondered to what I wanted to lunch.
I was given a CD to play at home over the next week.

For the rest of that week, I did make better food choices and didn’t eat to excess but sadly, it didn’t last. I found myself not having time to listen to the CD because my mind was full of everything else.

I went back for three more sessions. We worked on various issues that I didn’t even consider would impact on my eating such as relaxing before I went to bed, removing work from my house, allowing myself time to feel emotion, and forgiving myself for not being perfect.

Granted I do not always listen to the CD, but I know it is there should I need it and that is enough for me.

So, how are things now? Well, I’ve accepted that my body is a vessel and not a failed project, I can be unhappy and angry, and that if/when I slip off the path that isn’t the end of the world.

Of course, things haven’t always gone to plan and there have been times when I’ve wondered if any of this has helped at all, but those times have become far less frequent, so something is working.

 

If you would like to discuss how hypnotherapy can help you with binge eating,

please contact us on 01803 500300 for a no-obligation discussion.

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Driver Anxiety, The Unspoken Phobia

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Thousands of people each year are affected by driver anxiety regardless if they are a learner or an experienced driver.

Vehphobia is the term coined to explain the condition. The term means a persistent or reoccurring fear of driving. Symptoms vary person to person and by the situation. The most common is a fear of driving on the motorway. Less well-known fears include passenger and parking anxiety. This condition can affect anyone from the everyday commuter to professional drivers.

Driver anxiety can be associated with panic and erratic driving behaviour, such as sudden stopping, driving slowly or driving close to the edges of the road.

 

It is important that if the condition is serious to impair judgment that the DVLA are informed.

Those who suffer from Vehphobia say their quality of life is impaired. May cite having to meticulously plan any journey to avoid any trigger roads-motorways, A roads, hill starts, sharp corners. Those with extreme cases give up driving altogether.

 

So what causes this?

As with generalised anxiety, the cause varies wildly. Triggers can arise from a traumatic event, a stressful situation/time, a predisposition for anxiety, change of vehicle/journey, driving with passengers or a new baby, or by roadworks.

Imagine that you are driving along and suddenly someone cuts you up. Immediately your body goes into fight or flight mode as a shot of adrenaline is pumped around your body. Now, you are in a car, so you cannot flee, neither can you fight. You take a couple of deep breaths, perhaps turn the music up to calm yourself and allow your body to settle. All of this is fine and perfectly normal but what if it happened on your way home as well, the next day, and then several times a week for the next year? What if on a particularly stressed day? This build-up could lead to a serious problem. The point here is that some will have driving anxiety from an accident, but most develop it because of numerous small events.

 

Can hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy has a strong positive history when it comes to helping those with anxieties. Hypnotherapists have several approaches-Neurolinguistic Programming techniques or NLP, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing or EMDR, and cognitive Behavioural therapy or CBT-which are all designed to produce changes on an unconscious level.

For your safety, both in session and on the road, your therapist will work at an appropriate pace whilst maintaining your road awareness and comfort behind the wheel.

If you feel you would like support with anxiety around driving please contact us to arrange an informal discussion.

 

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Things I Learnt About Being a Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapy itself is only a small part of a successful business

Not everyone agrees with hypnotherapy

There are some who you just can’t help

What to do if it goes horribly wrong

Stage hypnotherapy is not good but it helps

 

 

 

I have been a professional hypnotherapist for fifteen years and I still thoroughly enjoy the process and results.

When I started my journey hypnotherapy was not taken as seriously as it is in 2017. It was seen as ‘way out there’. It is thanks to people such as Dr. Whorwell, a Gastroenterologist, Manchester University, who single-handily put hypnotherapy into the NICE guidelines as a treatment for IBS.

When I qualified (2002), there were very few hypnotherapists in Devon. Jump forward fifteen years and there are many hypnotherapists, most of which I have personally trained. This double-edged sword of public acceptance and competition creates a great need for successful marketing. The problem is that not everyone has the money to hire in a marketing guru. I have spent a small fortune on marketing companies over the years, money that quite frankly could have been put to better use.

Another thing I found out after the fact, I had to be my own accountant and deal with the HMRC. In the beginning, I genuinely thought that all I had to do was put an advert in the Yellow Pages and the work would come flooding in. How wrong I was! Still, the options were limited to print, radio, and television. Today we have to be the salesperson, the marketer, the financier and IT savvy before we can even begin doing what we set out to do. Things become even more complicated if we do not know how to do all of these things when we have to outsource and negotiate rates of service. Of course, all these things can be learned but it takes time and cost is always at the top of the business list.

One piece of advice is to be bold; tell everyone how accomplished you are. I have trained some fantastic therapists over the years, but they have been too shy to tell the world that they are really very good.

 

 

Not everyone understands Hypnotherapy

Some people just don’t get it and that is okay.

In the early days, I did a large amount of networking-standing in front of people saying “My name is Chris Fleet and I am a hypnotherapist”. It was usually at this point half of the room shared humorous glances and tuned out. Granted it was frustrating but there was still the other half who listened. That was an important lesson I learned early on-not everyone will understand hypnosis and that it is no mickey mouse stage show. The best thing is to work on those who are interested. The number of therapists I have seen trying to convince noninterested people about hypnotherapy defies belief.

 

 

 

When hypnotherapy doesn’t work

It is estimated that 98{a84c90e7fc8742d8765d24ae64afde7c8c5e680d430ae1de696d39ef38fdeab2} of the population can be hypnotised but that doesn’t mean you will be able to hypnotise all of your clients. That is why it is important to have plenty of tools in the box. You need a good network of contacts and resources such as CBT, Counselling or NLP in adjunction to hypnotherapy.

I have previously had clients come in for CBT but haven’t taken to it so I combined hypnotherapy and cognitive therapy. It works both ways as I had a hypnotherapy client who really struggled so we started using CBT. It is about using those tools correctly.

Some therapists simply do not know if their client is in hypnosis, they go on if they look like they are, but are they really? It is important to check to ensure the suggestions are going in and not being washed over them.

 

 

Instant and snap inductions

More commonly seen by stage hypnotherapists it is useful to know how to hypnotise your client in a matter of seconds. Why do you ask? It is because some clients are very analytical and when they are required to think too much it stops the process from working. You can ascertain during their initial consultation which process will work best for them.

For those not in the know, there are three main types of induction (with a thousand variants).

  1. Progressive induction where the conscious mind is effectively bored.
  2. Rapid induction which when correctly used takes 2-3 minutes.
  3. Snap induction which does what it says.

I tend to use the second most often.

In order to execute rapid induction, you need to be trained properly because if it should fail it can really affect your client’s confidence.

If you would like to know more about each of the different inductions and how they work for different clients do contact me and I can send you information and video footage of how they work.

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Hypnosis For Weight Loss?

Weight Loss

 

For those with weight issues, they are always ready to try any measure to help them shed those excess calories but many haven’t heard much about hypnotherapy for weight loss. The technique and it being a psychological therapy does make one wonder how it would work but it does. Weight gain/loss starts in the mind so it should be the first place we start.

 

 

 

What is hypnotherapy?

It is an alternative mind-body technique designed to be used in a way that alters a person’s mental state in a positive way. The mind is transferred from the physical state into the subconscious state allowing positive suggestion to take more effect. This subjective state allows the practitioner to suggest positive ways in which you can alter your behaviour with no detrimental effect.

 

Does it work in shedding excess weight?

In one word, yes. By sourcing the root cause for the excess weight, we can analyse it. You gain the opportunity to find the real cause of why you are unable to maintain a healthy weight. Your therapist will find ways to enable you to come out of overeating. Of course, there are many reasons a person overeats from stress to tiredness, boredom, and lack of willpower. Exercise is an integral part of weight management and through hypnosis, it can be suggested that you increase your current exercise program to one that will be more beneficial to you.

 

Once the problem is identified, the hypnotist will more towards its cause by going back in time focusing your mind on a point(s) in your life that have lead you to a negative self-image. They start to work on these issues by repeatedly reiterating phrases and asking you to use mental imagery.

 

If you are tired of trying the latest diet or are at your wit’s end, hypnotherapy for weight loss could be ideal for you.