1st Edition

Dealing with Different Types of Losses Using Hypnotherapy Scripts

By Jacki Pritchard Copyright 2022
    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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)