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Monday, 18 January 2016

How to use aversion therapy effectively

Some hypnotherapists frequently use mildly aversive techniques such as 'fork in the road' or stronger ones such as asking the those who wish to quit smoking to imagine their own deathbed scene. Others use aversion techniques sometimes, or never.
 
It seems unethical to deliberately upset your clients or scare them witless unless there's evidence to prove it's helping them, so I went looking for this evidence. I found very little, but what I did find might surprise you.