Medical checkup cannot relieve your stress, but a hypnotherapist can help alleviate your mental distress that you’re facing every day. Young Post reporter interviewed Moon Ying, who works as a hypnotherapist in a clinic.
Many people whom you get in touch with are always pessimistic and feeling sad, so you should remain optimistic and have a high EQ to handle those negative emotions.
You always need to be calm as you have to analyse the cases with a clear mind. Also, clients’ emotions are already unstable during the treatment. If you are too emotional, the situation may worsen.
You should be a confident hypnotherapist and avoid doubting your ability. Or else your performance will be poor and you can never succeed in curing them.
You should have an excellent memory to remember the steps that you havedone during the hypnotherapy.
You should have good communication and language skills as you need to talk to them using a variety of expressions such as metaphors, rhetorical devices and analogy.
A keen interest in hypnosis and a sincere heart for helping people are crucial.
Having a bachelor degree in psychology is an advantage, as you will know more information and the background of psychology which helps with your study of hypnosis.
In fact, studying hypnotherapy doesn’t need a very high educational background. However, experience is a must for being a hypnotherapist. Overseas study is essential to gain sufficient experience. You can register in Hong Kong Guild of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists to get a license.
Once you get the certificate, you can start your job. Most of the time you need to face tragedies happened to the patients and what you need to do is change their pessimistic mind and let them feel more comfortable. You also need to listen to them wholeheartedly and comfort them. It is a kind of respect.
Ying said optimism and EQ are absolutely important. For being a hypnotherapist, she said that she used to feel sad uncontrollably after hearing what the patient said. “His experience was touching,” Ying said, “but I’ve to control myself. I need to be calm so that I can continue with the treatment.”
A day at work
Every day, Ying enters the clinic, waiting for the first patient. She needs to listen to the patients’ plight and feelings, have a deep conversation so as to determine what the source of the problem is and then decide whether they need any treatment. Some may need to receive a further treatment.
Other than that, Ying also needs to write a report about the case of the patient. It helps self-reflection to see if she has done any wrong thing.
“It’s exhausting.” Ying said, “But I enjoy helping people.”