The decision to consult a hypnotherapist is a vital one and requires that you undertake careful research in order to ensure an appropriate match. You will trust this person with your private thoughts and asking them to assist you in crucial areas of your life.
It is essential that you seek advice from well-informed sources to inform your eventual choice.
Quite simply, the difference between an excellent hypnotherapist and an average one is huge and by making the correct choice, you can greatly assist your changes of a successful therapeutic experience.
• A personal recommendation is invaluable
If at all possible, get a recommendation from someone that you know has had a positive experience with a hypnotherapist.
There is really nothing to beat the recommendation of someone who has been there, experienced therapy and had a successful result.
Do question them as to what was good and ask sensitively what the issue was that they sought assistance with.
Hypnotherapist tend to specialise in areas and for example if you are looking to lose weight, a recommendation from someone who has had success in that area is to be welcomed.
• Research the therapist’s qualifications and credentials.
Don’t just go for someone with a string of letters after their name,. find out what are the reputable training bodies and favour practitioners from these establishments.
They are likely to have undertaken a much more comprehensive training and to abide by a professional code of standards.
As a general guide a lengthy training ( i.e. a minimum of two years) is more likely to represent a quality training experience
• Contact the Hypnotherapist directly
As you are possibly going to be working together, it makes sense to make contact to discuss any issues in advance.
This will give you a chance to ask questions about relevant experience., likely success rates and how they might tackle your specific issue. You will also get an idea of whether you are likely to find it a positive experience working with this practitioner.
Written materials can only tell you so much – a good discussion and a face to face meeting can add tremendously to the decision making process.
Some of the questions you might wish to ask include
• What is your experience as a Hypnotherapist?
• What is your professional background and what qualifications do you hold?
• Have you successfully treated clients with my type of problem/issue before?
• How many treatment sessions am I likely to require?
• What are your fees?
The decision to consult a hypnotherapist requires a lot of consideration and preparation and planning. This will pay off in the end as you will have a more positive and potentially successful experience.