Hypnotherapy : 10 Things You Have to Prepare Before It


Professional psychotherapists usually have to implement a psychotherapy hypnosis method in a specific consultation room, and follow the following standard procedures to ensure the patient’s rights and treatment effectiveness.

(1) Maintain optimal physical and mental state : Two hours before receiving hypnotized treatment, the patient needs to eat something but should not eat too much, and don’t eat a diet that is too irritating. Because eating too much is easy to get dizzy or want to sleep when receiving treatment, if patient is too hungry, he also can’t relax and it is difficult to enter hypnosis. Irritating foods such as coffee, tea or peppers can easily make the brain too awake, excited or uncomfortable, and difficult to hypnotize successfully, too. Patients with poor stomach can also cause abdominal pain and diarrhea after eating spicy food such as pepper, which is more likely to interfere with hypnotherapy.


(2) Pay attention to the time : Generally, one hour after a meal or after bathing is the best time to get hypnotized, so you can agree on the start time first, and you are more likely to be hypnotized.

(3) Choose a safe place : The psychotherapist should arrange a “quiet, clean, comfortable and safe” consultation room to ensure the safety and privacy of the patient.

(4) Control light source : The therapist should adjust the orientation of the indoor light source and control the brightness of the light to make it easier to induce the patient to enter hypnosis.

(5) Comfortable temperature :Use air conditioning systems (cold and heating equipment) to control the temperature in the treatment room to a level that is comfortable for the patient, usually around 26 degrees Celsius

(6) The clean air : Keep the air inside clean and fresh, without any odors (such as smoke or strong perfume), and pay attention to keep the air circulating.

(7) Perfect equipment : All kinds of hypnotic equipment should be prepared, such as CD stereo, so as to play “relax music” according to the physical and mental reaction of patients.

(8) Accompanying family members : If the patient agrees to be accompanied by a family member, relative or friend, the psychotherapist should advise them to keep quiet at all times so as not to interfere with hypnosis.

(9) Induce hypnosis : When ready, therapists can use various “hypnotic induction techniques” to help patients relax and enter a hypnotic state with their consent.

(10) Deepen the hypnotic state : Because each patient’s constitution and susceptibility to hypnosis are different, the psychotherapist should try to maintain the hypnotic depth in a stable “moderate hypnosis” to facilitate the next psychotherapy skills.


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