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Hypnotherapy and Limits of Scope of Practise

Hypnotherapy and Limits of Scope of Practise

The usefulness of writing blogs and articles cannot be overestimated when it comes to developing a reputation or as a method of increasing a practitioner’s Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Indeed, part of the reason I write these pieces are for practical business reasons.

However, I am becoming more and more concerned about some hypnotherapists writing about specific psychological and even pathological issues which they claim to work with. Issues like Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Body Dysmorphia and other serious mental health issues seem to now be able to be treated with hypnotherapy. The problem is that the people writing these pieces are seldom qualified to undertake such work.

I have said many times that there is nothing wrong with a hypnotherapy qualification on its own. However, practitioners who have no additional training must be very careful to limit their work to those conditions in which hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective. It is a concern when those who mean well, just work with things because they feel called to rather than them being qualified to do so.

Hypnotherapy schools and associations need to be far more proactive when it comes to practising within a practitioner’s competence as well as qualification. If the professional bodies and schools let this slide, is it any wonder why we have well meaning practitioners operating outside their scope of competence.

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