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1st Edition

Dealing with Different Types of Losses Using Hypnotherapy Scripts

ISBN 9781032244129
Published June 16, 2022 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

Dealing with Different Types of Losses Using Hypnotherapy Scripts is a unique practical resource for hypnotherapists which considers many aspects of loss rather than focusing solely on dying, death and bereavement. It presents new ways of looking at loss and from many different perspectives.

Hypnotherapists will be encouraged to reflect on their own attitudes, values and ways of working on a one-on-one basis and in groups. Loss is inherently important because it can be identified when therapy is already underway and sometimes when it was not the original problem presented to the hypnotherapist. The author is a registered hypnotherapist who has put together a comprehensive range of tried and tested scripts and visualisations for both adults and children (age 5+). The scripts offer a variety of methods to choose from such as: solution-focused, metaphors (Ericksonian), Gestalt therapy, benefits approach and regression. The appendices include an assortment of practical resources and materials, such as: exercises, handouts, questions, forms for the hypnotherapist to use for notetaking during sessions and for developing plans after a hypnotherapy session has taken place.

The book will be of use to students, newly qualified and experienced hypnotherapists and trainers working in hypnotherapy training schools.

Table of Contents

Part I: Working with losses

  1. Introduction: hypnotherapy and losses
  2. How to use the book
  3. Different types of losses
  4. Assessment before working with losses
  5. Two scripts for the first session
  6. Part II: Dealing with emotions

  7. Journey of grief
  8. Tour bus
  9. Lost and found
  10. Visualisations for emotional pain
  11. It’s OK to feel...
  12. Opening tulips
  13. Feeling alone
  14. Fire and anger
  15. Learning to cry
  16. Wobbling
  17. Icicles
  18. Ice skating
  19. Dig it up
  20. Trees
  21. Building and breaking down walls
  22. Leaving the darkness in the cave
  23. Deflation, restoration and improvement
  24. Egg timer
  25. Part III: Facing and dealing with death

  26. Planning for death
  27. Man in the corner
  28. Animal heaven
  29. Conversations on the clouds
  30. The great pyramid
  31. The storage unit
  32. The red admiral butterfly
  33. Part IV: Moving forward

  34. Acceptance and aspirations
  35. Preparing for the future
  36. The jigsaw puzzle
  37. Kaleidoscope
  38. Clouds coming together
  39. Time capsule
  40. Brightness on the horizon
  41. Part V: Additional scripts

  42. Being assertive
  43. Freedom
  44. Bank vault
  45. Calendars of life
  46. Not always what it seems
  47. Finding a lost object
  48. Layla and the spoon
  49. Wizards
  50. Positivity

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Jacki Pritchard, MA, works as a clinical hypnotherapist, independent social worker and trainer in social care. She offers hypnotherapy services to adults and children (age 5+) in two practice locations, schools and colleges.


"Jacki Pritchard has done an excellent job in creating a range of superb scripts and metaphors to help with many types of loss. Any hypnotherapist helping clients to come to terms with loss should have this book in their toolbag."

Steve Burgess, Director, Lionheart Training

"This book is an essential resource for any hypnotherapist working with loss in any form, not just grief. It's packed with practical scripts to use with clients that are accessible and easy to adapt."

Caroline Dyson, Founder and Director of Hypnotherapy in Schools Programme (HISP)