Human beings are infinitely complex, and as therapists, we have the privilege of working with the wonders of the inner world of our clients. While this is rewarding, addressing our clients’ idiosyncrasies can get very tricky, especially if we don’t consider all there is within a person’s innermost experiences.
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Many psychological conditions, ranging from mild anxiety and depression to narcissism and dissociation, often lead to the life difficulties that bring people to therapy. When we first meet clients with these complaints, it might seem as though they’re ready to do just about anything to change, so they can make their lives better.
Are you a trauma-informed therapist? It would be hard to miss hearing these buzzwords bouncing around the world of behavioral treatment. Being a trauma-informed therapist means being aware not only of your client’s presenting systems, but also seeking their cause in any past trauma that may be present.
Have you ever been asked in a job interview, “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” It can be annoying to have to think about the (relatively) far future when you’re consumed by your most immediate goal — landing the job.
But employers want to make sure you see their job as more than a paycheck. They want to know if you view it as a step forward in your career, a launching pad from which you can reach toward your long-term professional goals. It speaks to your longevity in the role and commitment to it.
So, at the risk of coming off like a nosy job recruiter, we’ll ask you, “Where do you see yourself as a mental health professional five years from now?”
When you’re consumed by the daily struggle of building and maintaining a therapy practice — treating patients, marketing to find new ones, and endless paperwork — it can be hard to find the time and energy to step back, breathe, and think about the future.
But before you know it, routine can take hold and stagnation can set in. Five years will pass, and you’ll find yourself running essentially the same practice, with, perhaps, diminishing rewards.
Now is the time to invest in your future.
Welcome to hypnotherapy 101! If you’ve stumbled your way here through a maze of confusing and contradictory online sources, join the club. While hypnosis and hypnotherapy boast roots in ancient history and reams of experimentally-verified results, misinformation and mythology about the concepts abound.
As a trained, certified, and practicing psychotherapist, you’ve learned to seek out high-quality, science-based answers to your questions. But straight answers about hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be hard to come by.
So let’s start at the very beginning.