Finding the right hypnotist: Part 2

Finding the right hypnotist:

A checklist

Part 2: Questions to ask your hypnotist
(Read Part 1)
Now that you have an idea about some of the things that are important to you, it’s time to make a list of questions to ask your hypnotist.
  • How long have you been doing hypnosis? How long professionally?
  • If they haven’t been practicing for long, I would follow up with another question: What percentage of your training was done in person? I like this question more than, “Where did you get your training?” because it indicates they have done more than online classes. (There are some exceptional online classes that actually deliver more than many in-person trainings, which is why I think a combination of in-person and online trainings are ideal.)
  • Do you have a business license? Although municipalities have different requirements for who must have a business license, a hypnotist who has one demonstrates stability and professionalism.
  • Do you have insurance? If they say no, walk away.
  • What professional, business, or community organizations do you actively participate in? Hypnotists who are members of these types of organizations can offer several benefits.
  1. First, the practitioner has met a certain standard of educational or other requirements, so they have demonstrated quality. The National Guild of Hypnotists, the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, and other professional organizations have membership requirements.
  2. Second, as active participants, they demonstrate a desire to improve their own abilities and make a contribution to their profession and their communities.
  3. Third, active members of these types of organizations are more capable of making knowledgeable referrals. Just as we occasionally need to find a new auto mechanic, hairdresser, or dentist, it’s nice to know someone who is plugged into the professional community.
  • Can you tell me about someone you’ve helped who had an issue like the one I’m facing?
  • What is your process for working with a new client?
You may have additional questions if you are looking for someone with a certain specialty or expertise, but these questions provide a nice base.

2 Replies to “Finding the right hypnotist: Part 2”

  1. Is it possible to retrieve specific memories from many different points of time?
    I use to write poetry that was truly amazing. People would hear or read my work and be deeply moved. Always they ask why I wasn’t published.
    I did hope to be published, not for fame or fortune, which rarely come to poets anyway. I simply wanted to share my work with people who may use my work to express themselves in ways they may have been unable to do on thier own, or with thier own words.
    I’m sure I sound proud, etc. No. I was and am humble about the work I did. It was a gift. I am only trying to convey the truth of it.
    I was never able to recall a poem after writing it. If I didn’t get it on paper it would slip away. Maybe a line or two would remain. Still I had over 3000 poems & short stories catalogued when my ex husband burned all of my work years ago. It took over 2 years but I began to write again. And compiled many more amazing & beautiful pieces. Again it was all taken by fire.
    Since then something poetic may strike me. I’ll sit down to allow my muse to wander but the out come is very rarely beautiful or flowing, or anything close. I have succeeded in 5 poems. They’re good. In no way can they compare to my previous work.
    I’ve expressed much of why I wish to find these memories of poetry that must still be stored in my mind.
    So the question is can it be done? If not all, can any part be retrieved?
    Thank you for time reading this.
    Please do not judge my ability to express myself (at least in the past) to my lack of good punctuation skills.

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