Christine Parker 2,082 Words“A personalised induction will always be more effective”In this essay I will discuss the importance of a personalised induction in relaxation and if it is always more effective. As we know all individuals are different, not just the outward appearance but the inward person to. People have different characters and personalities built on their genes influences through life experiences, friends, school and age. It is important when we first meet the client to get as much information and history as possible. The client must also be made aware of how hypnotherapy works so that mutual realistic expectations can be agreed, for example; if someone wants to lose weight, it is about changing their eating habits and retraining their subconscious mind, not a quick fix. All of the information gathered will give a clearer picture about their likes, dislikes, background, hobbies, fears, allergies and history of any illness’s and medication past and present. This will assist in not only finding out about their preferences and their modalities but will also be a time when anxiety levels can be reduced, a rapport and the trust between client and therapist can be built. Mutual trust, respect, belief and empathy are key to a successful initial meeting. This information also assists the therapist in determining an individual’s personality. A person’s preferences and modalities can change in order to a situation that they find themselves in. So you can see why the induction has to be flexible, and by trying to find out which modality our clients prefer will help them in feeling more comfortable and relaxed. What are Modalities?We perceive the world through five senses and these senses are sometimes called modalities. Each person has a preferred modality that they use to think. The senses we are referring to are sight, hearing, feeling, smell and taste, although some people would describe the last two as secondary senses (Chrysalis course notes). Our brain represents experiences received from all our senses and different parts of our brain have been designated to our senses so we have a visual cortex, an auditory cortex, a kinaesthetic cortex, a olfactory cortex, a gustatory cortex and a auditory digital cortex. It was Handler and Grinder who revolutionised psychology by suggesting the terms and definitions of modalities as the first “Language of our minds” when we are communicating with other people do we just use speech? This is not entirely true, as research shows that words make up a mere 7%of our communication, tone and volume accounts for 38%, with body language making the remaining 55% (Chrysalis course notes). Most of this is unnoticed by us, but is registered by our subconscious and is translated so we understand what the person is really saying to us. For example, if we see a mime artist he can make us understand and communicate to us through his movements and expressions to emphasise what he is trying to tell us, and we do understand. So this tells us that even if we do not understand the language we can still communicate and know how someone is feeling. There may also be times when a person’s voice or their facial expressions may say something different to what the person is telling you, for example; “I’m really happy” but the smile is forced or it may be the tone of their voice that says differently. There are other subtle ways of telling if the things you are being told are true or not, these may be eye movements or micro facial expressions, and could easily be missed. It is more of listening and paying attention to what is not being said sometimes as well as what is actually being said to you.