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How do I choose a Hypnotherapist that is right for me?

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

How do I choose a hypnotherapist?

How to select a hypnotherapist?

When it comes to choosing a product or service, there are several things I would suggest you consider and to take into account because the main objective is not to make the hypnotherapist happy; it is to satisfy the clients’ needs.

But what would be a good selection process? How could we know that the selection was really good?

Well, let's answer those questions when it comes to selecting a hypnotherapist.

There are two important 'rules' that would be important to consider:

  • I would suggest the client do some research on the hypnotherapist prior to seeing them.

  • Every service and product is shown as the best choice, but remember, it's not about the marketing strategy, it's about client’s satisfaction, and satisfaction means resolved issues and changes in the client’s life. So check the hypnotherapist’s website for testimonials.

  • Find out how long they have been a hypnotherapist and where did they trained and how long was the training. Some people do a seven day coaching program and in the coaching program is one day training in hypnosis and call themselves hypnotist.

  • I would also suggest you ask if they belong to an association for hypnotherapy in Australia.

  • It is also important to ask them if they only use scripts. If this is the case I would look elsewhere.

  • Ask if they provide a complimentary 20 minute introductory call.

  • If they have hypnotist on their website and not hypnotherapist this is usually an indication they are not trained in the therapy modalities.

Some indicators of a good therapist can be:

  • The therapist seems to be interested in your problems.

  • The therapist is respectful and kind. If he or she shows lack of respect, ask improper questions, or behaves in a non-professional way; stop wasting your time and look for another one.

  • He or she is not in a hurry; is taking time to LISTEN to you and is showing that they are genuinely interested.

  • The therapist shows sincerity: He or she is really interested in helping you and asks as many questions he or she can to learn more about the client.

  • If the therapist has a vast knowledge, he or she should behave in a relaxed way, shows confidence, no hesitation, and makes you feel that she/he has the solution that best fits you.

These are some key points to evaluate if the therapist you are about to select is the best for you or not. You also must feel comfortable, if not, you have the right to keep looking for another one. This is like shopping, if you don't like it, don't buy it!

Since the therapist must show real interest in helping you to solve your problems, he or she shouldn't have any restrictions to teach you self-care techniques because it's actually part of the success of the therapy.

These are the basic items to take into account. If the therapist makes you feel confident, that's a good start because your satisfaction must be the therapist's goal.

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