Hypnotherapy training offers those who want to work with clients in a truly magical way, the ability to do so. Using hypnotherapy, we can help others overcome a vast array of problems with ease and speed.

In this world, which is becoming increasingly fueled by stress, anxiety and depression, more people will be turning to the benefits that hypnotherapy can offer them. This is why so many people are able to start up a career as a hypnotherapist and make a sustainable income from doing so.

However, accomplished hypnotherapists do more than create wonder trance experiences for their clients. They also ask questions. They ask the kind of questions that dig deeper into the reasons why a client has chosen to take the steps to see a therapist.

They ask this questions not to be nosey, but to help the client to discover what the deeper problem may be that they are experiencing.

Usually clients are only aware of the surface structure problem. The see the part that is causing them pain or anxiety. They believe the anxiety is the problem and they want the therapist to provide respite or resolution to that problem. They are initially happy to just get rid of the symptoms they are experiencing.

What the client may not know is what is behind the symptoms of that problem. There could be an unresolved trauma from the past, an unhappy relationship, a lack of love for their job. A key question you should always ask is about their job. If someone is showing signs of unhappiness or anxiety and hasn’t really identified why, ask them if they love their job. They probably spend most of their awakened time doing that job. If they’ve fallen out of love with it it is bound to set their unconscious mind to mischief, creating unwanted panic attacks and the like.

Have you ever noticed how sometimes children misbehave as a distraction from something else. Perhaps the parents are arguing and then the child starts acting up in some way. The parents think “great, now this!” and yet what the child is really communicating is that they feel insecure because the parents are arguing. They perhaps do not have the language to say “Your arguing is making me feel insecure” so they get the parents attention in an undesirable way instead.

Your unconsciously will work in much the same way. Seemingly random problems show up to let you know that something isn’t right and that something could be in an entirely different area of your life.

For that reason you must talk to your clients about more that they expected you to do. Ask them about many aspects of life to help you identify the cause of the real problem so that you do not end up only dealing with the symptoms.

If you avoid doing so and only work with the presenting problem of the symptoms you may offer some relief but it will likely only work temporarily. This mean that if a client is returning to see you, stating that their problem has come back, you didn’t pinpoint the correct problem the first time.

By Gemma Bailey