Video duration: 38 minutes
Manual size: 37 pages
A goal is an observable, measurable end point to an action or series of actions and behaviours focused towards meeting that objective. In hypnotherapy, the key benefit of setting a goal with your client is that the therapy goal provides a direction for your therapy process and helps your client focus on what is most important to them. The hypnotherapy goal also checks that what a client wants is realistically possible and achievable for them in the time frame they have in mind.
As well as those benefits, goal setting also makes your client engage in a decision-making process, which can help clients develop broader decision-making skills. Goal setting will help your client learn how to employ a range of strategies to help them move towards their own personal accomplishment, whilst gaining a greater sense of control over their present and their future. Also, when a hypnotherapy goal is achieved, the resulting confidence and the sense of personal satisfaction and power that a client experiences has a strong ego-boosting effect and helps motivate a client towards more easily achieving further goals moving forwards into their future.
Whether you are a complete novice or are an experienced hypnotherapy practitioner, you will be able to use the approaches within this goal setting for hypnotherapists training course to help you and your clients get the most from your hypnotherapy sessions. Goal setting approaches can be applied to the majority of hypnotherapy clients that you are likely to be working with. However, they are even more integral to the process when working with athletes, those working in business, music, the arts, and also with performers. The setting of strong, focused goals can boost client performance, motivating them to make an effort and helping them to prioritise their therapy process. Fundamentally, this means you can help clients to achieve faster, longer lasting changes that they will be able to stick to in the long-run.
Here’s a breakdown of everything that’s included in the goal setting for hypnotherapists training course…
We start by considering what goals are and how personality type and other factors can influence how to best formulate and achieve goals. We also explore how to focus goals most effectively, so that they’re just right for the client. As well as covering the role of client goals and the role of goals for therapy, you’ll also learn about influencing factors that contribute to how we view goals, including needs, wants, desires and ambitions. Finally, in this section, you’ll learn a way of assessing client motivation (which is another integral part of the successful hypnotherapy process). Here’s a list of exactly what’s covered in this section:
Introvert and extrovert style goals
The goal-setting process
The benefits of client goals
The roles of goals in therapy
The stages of change goal-focused approach
Personalised goal setting
Assessment and clarification factors
Quantifying the project
The 10W technique for assessing motivation
In this section, you’ll discover an advanced method of goal structuring, using the ‘SMARTER IS BEST’ approach. A structured and detailed formulation of your client’s therapy goal provides a tangible measurement for outcomes and success. Clients will often come to the therapy session with subjective goals. These can be general statements of what the client would like to develop. The SMARTER IS BEST approach enables the hypnotherapist to work with the client to incorporate time frames, specific topics, actions and desired outcomes in to an objective goal. Objective goals offer focused, structured and detailed statements that will offer direction for the process (behaviours, thoughts, emotions) and lay out what exactly is required to reach a specific desired outcome.
In this section you will also be able to work through your own SMARTER IS BEST goal formulation process. This will help you develop your confidence and competence at using this model with your hypnotherapy clients. So, we’re going to cover:
Subjective and objective influences
Using SMARTER IS BEST
Personal goal setting
So, by now you know that goals help your hypnotherapy clients focus their attention towards success. Clients can be boosted in their motivation when one or more of their ‘core values’ are connected to the goals. Core values represent what is of the utmost importance to the client. These personal values can influence how a client manages their health and mental state and gives them a personal ‘code of conduct’ to adhere to in order to attain a greater sense of well-being in all aspects of their life.
In this section you will learn how to present a range of core values and then guide a client towards those that are of highest priority to them, which you will then be able to incorporate into the client’s hypnotherapy goal. This value-driven goal will help the client to more easily and effectively engage with it, which makes it much more likely that they will endeavour to see it through to the desired end result. As well as helping with therapy engagement, clients can experience greater overall fulfilment when they live their life in a way that is congruent to their core values, as opposed to when they are working against those values (such as by using poorly thought-out goals). Ignoring, or being unaware of core values can be reflected in a client’s physical, emotional and mental states, so it’s far better to get the client working towards those things that are of high importance to them, and using these powerful core values in order to help build a bulletproof hypnotherapy goal.
Here are all of the topics covered in this section:
The benefits of core value living
The listing method for finding core values
The core value listing technique
Core value list
The discovery method for finding core values
The core values discovery technique
Integrating core values into goals
Core value goals and life aspects
Reinforcing a client’s goals in the hypnotherapy session can enhance the client’s connection to them and boost focus and effectiveness. The rapid goal focus technique utilises the primary goal and aspects of that goal, together with qualities and resources of the client to generate a powerful blend of direct and indirect suggestions that is totally bespoke to the client. When you tailor your hypnotic suggestion to the client and their specific goal, you will find that therapy engagement increases dramatically, and so too does your success.
This powerful hypnotherapy technique makes great use of mental rehearsal/future pacing alongside all other aspects of the goal setting that you’ve conducted up until this point. The future-focused goal approach takes the formulated goal and desired outcomes and helps the client explore a range of options and actions whilst in hypnosis. A goal formulated in the hypnotherapy session can seem like a great plan, logically. However, just knowing about a goal may not be sufficient to keep a client focused and motivated to actually engage with said therapy goal over time. Real life distractions, challenges and obstacles (both real and imagined) can side track or deter a client from committing to their goal. After using the rapid goal focus technique in hypnosis to help your client connect their internal resources to the many aspects of the goal, you can then use the future-focused goal approach to enhance this process. This makes it even more likely that the client will be able to remain focused on their goals by learning how to better cope with change, to manage challenges and problems, avoid distractions and interruptions to the process, as well as learning to limit the ‘distraction potential’ of time-wasting activities that might stand in the way of goal achievement.
When you buy this goal setting for hypnotherapists training course, you will receive a detailed training video together with a 37 page PDF course manual offering comprehensive notes about all of the goal setting techniques and approaches featured in the video. This means that you can watch each section of the video as often as you need, supported by the informative manual to grasp a full working appreciation of the broader and finer points of each goal setting technique. To further enhance your proficiency, we recommend that you engage in the experiential goal setting opportunities throughout the training course, and apply each goal setting technique that you learn to yourself. By doing this, you will quickly develop familiarity with these techniques, and enhance your own goal-setting abilities. As with any other skill, the more you practice, the more adept you will become at helping clients to set effective hypnotherapy goals. So, learn to set hypnotherapy goals now, and use them to help deliver the most efficient and effective hypnotherapy sessions that you can. Your clients will be glad that you did!
Upon purchase of this course you will be given the option to download a CPD certificate*. This certificate will reflect the number of hours of video training provided in this course. You will be able to download your CPD certificate from the course page via your member dashboard.
Though there is no mandatory requirement for you to evidence your understanding of the course material in order to receive your CPD certificate, we strongly encourage you to practice all of the techniques that you learn during this online training course, in order to get the full benefits from it.
*All short courses have CPD certificates. The Advanced Hypnotherapy course (coming soon) offers an Advanced Diploma which is available on successful completion of that course.
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