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Fresh insights and competent scripts
on 12 September 2009
I think that the main benefit that this book has provided is to refresh my approaches and methods.
I am a practicing hypnotherapist and counsellor and I bought this book because I am interested in anything that might help to develop my work with clients with new insights and methods. I believe that it has done this to a greater extent than many other books that I have read on the subject.
A general and adaptable approach for initial analysis was described that I have started to use with new clients.
I found the approaches described very competent and pragmatic with no unnecessary window-dressing designed to impress the client but rather to get results with as little fuss as necessary. I feel more confident having absorbed some of the general philosophy of the book.
There are a lot of scripts but this is not just another book of random scripts. I have already rewritten, adapted and used some of them to suit me and they felt, "comfortable". They provide a firm basis and the style is consistent. I would not expect to read all of the scripts but use them to repair and replace some of the weaker scripts that I already use and to develop new ones as required.
I had, actually, nearly stopped using scripts at all but this can lead to a certain, "flatness", due to memory boredom and repetition. This book has provided a refreshing tonic.