Hypnosis in a case of vocational counselling

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Hypnosis was used with a client facing a difficult vocational decision. The client was a young woman who had made a series of vocational decisions in the past without fully understanding her own interests and needs. A variety of hypnotic techniques were used, including time projection, going to a special place, and listening to an older and wiser version of herself. Hypnosis was effective in developing self-confidence and relaxation, as well as enhancing self-awareness, enabling the client to make an appropriate vocational decision. Hypnosis is not often reported in the vocational counselling literature, but this case study demonstrates its efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-81
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000

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