I was lucky enough to be working with a group of qualified hypnotherapists over the weekend, helping them to better use one of the major tools of Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy: The Miracle Question. It can be asked in many different ways, but it does take practice and experience on the part of the therapist to be able to use it confidently and effectively.
In its basic form it involves asking the client what life would be like if a miracle happened so that the problem that made them seek therapy in the first place had completely disappeared. Of course it is not just as simple as asking one question, there are follow up questions ultimately leading to a “next small step”. For many it is not an easy question to answer, partly because clients have often been so held back by a problem in the past that they can’t see beyond it anymore.
However, at CPHT, our experience, knowledge of neuroscience and understanding of what makes truly effective hypnotherapy shows us that it is important for the client to start seeing beyond the problem and it is our job to help them do that. The Miracle Question serves this purpose nicely. In addition it enables the client to start building a picture of what a more positive future looks like so that they can start working towards it, within the realms of what currently feels possible for them. As these changes take hold, anxiety levels fall and confidence levels increase, often the miracle happens and the problem disappears or becomes less prevalent.
During the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma course at CPHT, we equip our trainees with this wonderfully powerful therapeutic tool which can literally encourage miracles to happen in front of their very eyes.
If you want to see miracles unfolding in front of you, why not train as a hypnotherapist with CPHT.