July Online Lesson: Script Composition, and the Language of Hypnotherapy
The issue of ‘scripts’ is one that challenges new and experienced therapeutic therapists alike – should I use one? Is it ok for me to use one? Should I not bother? Does using a script make me less of a therapist…?
Scripts are helpful, and, when you’re starting out, important. Borrowing or buying someone else’s is fine…but so much better that you know how to prepare one yourself.
Much of the value of a hypnosis script lies in the preparation of it.
A hypnotherapy script should read like an elegant, respectful, one-sided conversation. It should be engaging and encouraging, sometimes gently challenging, always affirming. Furthermore, a hypnosis script utilises a special kind of language.
In our next lesson we are going to be working through the basic elements that every hypnosis script should have – we will talk about it’s structure and its form. We will devise a script together, and then we will have the opportunity to practice with each other.