Career outlook for hypnotherapist
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would use hypnosis to help people make positive changes to their thinking and behaviour.
Hypnotherapy is a complementary medicine. During treatments you would help someone go into a deeply relaxed state, or altered consciousness, and make suggestions to their subconscious mind.
People will trust you to help them overcome a wide range of psychological and physical conditions.
These could include:
- Panic attacks
- Sleep problems
- Lack of confidence
- Stress-related physical conditions
- Unwanted habits such as smoking or overeating
Hypnotherapy can also be used as a way to manage pain and help with childbirth.
- Have an initial consultation with your client
- Ask about the person’s medical and social history
- Recommend a course of treatment
- Induce a hypnotic trance
- Make positive suggestions and statements
- Take notes and write reports on progress
Some people may need several sessions for the treatment to be successful. You might also choose to combine hypnotherapy with other types of psychotherapy and counselling techniques.
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- Verbal communication
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Self esteem
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