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Hypnotherapist Certification Training
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MULTIPLE CHOICE: Circle the correct answer or answers.
Which of the following is a quality of a successful hypnotherapist?
a. Prestige
b. Enthusiasm
c. Confidence
d. Patience
e. All of the above
Hypnosis was named by
a. James Braid
b. Franz Anton Mesmer
c. Sigmund Freud
d. Al Krasner
“Hypnos” means sleep in
a. Greek
b. Egyptian
c. Roman
d. Latin
Basic Rule of Formulating suggestions include?
a. Be positive
b. Be Specific
c. Use present tense
d. All of the above
Which of the following should be included in the first hypnotic session?
a. Suggestibility tests
b. Pre-induction talk
c. Progressive relaxation
d. All of the above
The purpose of the suggestibility tests are
a. To provide the client with a demonstration of hypnosis
b. To demonstrate how hypnosis feels
c. To determine the client’s level of suggestibility
d. All of the above
In an ideal situation, the client’s condition after coming out from a hypnosis session should be one of
a. Alertness
b. Drowsiness
c. Drowsiness then slowly to alertness
d. It depends on the client
Dissociation refers to
a. The client detaching himself from his environment
b. A business deal
c. Seeing someone else doing something
d. None of the above
Milton Erickson approach of hypnosis was
a. Direct
b. Indirect
c. Authoritative
d. None of the above
10. Which of the following is a method of hypnotic induction?
a. Permissive technique
b. Authoritarian technique
c. Confusion technique
d. Mechanical technique
e. All of the above
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11. The purpose of a convincer is to
a. Convince the client during the session that they are hypnotized
b. Convince the client after the session that they were hypnotized
c. Convince the hypnotherapist the client is hypnotized
d. All of the above
12. Which one of the following suggestions is an indirect suggestion?
a. Everybody stand up
b. Close your eyes
c. You yawn … and they yawn
d. Stand on your head
13. In hypnosis, a person
a. Will hear everything
b. Will hear nothing
c. Will not remember anything at all
d. Will only be able to awaken when the hypnotist allows them to awaken
14. The main purpose of creating rapport in hypnosis
a. To induce trance
b. So that the client will accept suggestions unconditionally
c. Client believes he can go into trance.
d. All of the above
15. Hypnosis is not
a. Sleep
b. Being gullible
c. Loss of self control
d. All of the above
16. Utilization Approach has
a. 1 stage
b. 2 Stages
c. 3 stages
17. Which of the following is not a negative statement?
a. I try very hard
b. Sometimes I do it
c. I am able
d. I can’t do it
18. All suggestions should lean toward
a. Happy thoughts
b. Preservation
c. Amnesia
d. Getting done on time
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MULTIPLE CHOICE: Circle the correct answer or answers.
19. The subconscious
a. makes value judgments
b. Has a critical faculty
c. Is where the willpower is
d. None of the above
20. Which of the following is not a convincer
a. Finger vise
b. Heavy eyes
c. Heavy legs
d. Light arm
21. When a client wants to lose weight and quit smoking, the therapist should do
a. Smoking first
b. Weight first
c. Both at the same time
d. Smoking or weight first; the order doesn’t matter
22. When the imagination and willpower are in conflict
a. The willpower will win
b. Neither will win
c. The imagination will always win
d. Confusion occurs which causes hypnosis
23. All hypnosis is
a. Silly
b. Self-hypnosis
c. A lie
d. Done with one’s eyes closed
24. The brain wave pattern for hypnosis is
a. Alpha wave
b. Beta wave
c. Theta wave
d. Delta wave
25. When formulating suggestions, you should
a. Be positive
b. Be realistic
c. Be repetitive
d. All of the above
26. Which of the following is a suggestibility test
a. Sway test
b. Book and balloon
c. Finger vise
d. All of the above
27. An abreaction is defined as
a. A relaxed state
b. The release of emotions from the subconscious
c. A response to a question
d. A change of respiration
28. One common indication of hypnosis is
a. The client’s rapid talking
b. Movement by the client
c. Flaccid facial muscles
d. None of the above
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29. Which one is the part of Trance work in Utilization Approach
a. Preparation
b. Evaluation of results
c. Fixation of attention
d. None of the above.
30. The pre-induction interview is
a. Essential
b. Not needed
c. Only needed sometimes
d. None of the above
31. It is very important to impress on the client that
a. The body responds like a robot
b. They are always in control
c. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis
d. All of the above
32. The purpose of the lemon demonstration is to show the client
a. How to visualize
b. That the body is like a robot
c. Lemons are sour
d. None of the above
33. The finger vise demonstrates
a. How gullible the client is
b. The control of the therapist
c. Hypnosis with eyes open
d. How strong your willpower is
34. Rapid inductions are most successful with
a. Executives
b. Children
c. Highly suggestible subjects
d. All of the above
35. A suggestion is ecological only if it is
a. Safe to the client
b. Safe to others
c. Safe to the planet
d. All of the above
36. What indicate light Trance
a. Lethargy
b. Smell and Taste Change
c. Analgesia
d. All of the above
37. What indicate deep trance
a. Negative Hallucination
b. Comatose
c. Somnambulism
d. All of the above
38. Embedded command is an example of
a. Direct Approach
b. Indirect Approach
c. None of the above
d. All of the above
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_____ Suggestibility tests are not necessary unless the client is refractory.
_____ You must have a client’s cooperation.
_____ Anything the mind imagines, the body tends to do.
_____ All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.
_____ Hypnotic suggestion deals with the will power, not the imagination.
_____ The hypnotist controls the client.
_____ A client in hypnosis will not talk.
_____ Daydreaming is an altered state.
_____ The more gullible a person is, the better client they are.
10. _____ The body responds to the mind like a robot.
11. _____ If a client does not release their pain after a therapy, they may have secondary gain.
12. _____ Flaccid facial muscles are an indication of hypnosis.
13. _____ fixation of attention is Ericksonian approach of utilization.
14. _____ The Ericksonian Induction is for deep trance..
15. _____ Ideomotor activity refers to involuntary responses of the muscles.
16. _____ Dissociation is the inherent ability of the client to “detach himself from his environment.”
17. _____ The lemon demonstration is done with the eyes open.
18. _____ Pain control is easily accomplished after you have relaxed your client.
19. _____ You cannot hypnotize yourself.
20. _____ When the imagination and will power are in conflict, the imagination always wins.
21. _____ Suggestibility tests determine if the client is suggestible.
22. _____ Convincers are not necessary after the first session.
23. _____ Milton Erickson created direct, authoritarian hypnosis.
24. _____ Written referrals from physicians are not necessary for relatives that are in pain.
25. _____ Eye Catalepsy is the deep stage of hypnosis..
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ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. Use additional paper if needed.
Name 2 deepening procedures.
Name 3 points to be covered during a pre-induction talk.
Describe in detail 3 suggestibility tests.
There are 3 criteria necessary in order for the interview to be complete. What are they?
Name 2 usual ways of bringing the client out of hypnosis.
Name 3 facial characteristics that indicate a client is in a light trance.
List and describe in detail 3 convincers.
List and describe the 3 types of suggestions you can offer to a client during hypnosis.
Explain end result imagery as it is used in relation to smoking cessation.
10. Explain the differences between prestige and non-prestige suggestions. Give examples of each.
11. List some of the negative words to be avoided in hypnotherapy.
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