Which Hypnotherapy Style is for You?
Hypnotherapists are using different styles when performing hypnotherapy and clients have to pick a style that suits them. One of the simplest methods that can help you know which style is the best to take is done easily by observing how you are responding to people telling you things what to do.
If you’re the kind of person who feels secure when you’re given directions or requests, then directive approach is likely the best for you, if you deem yourself to be rebellious when people are telling you what to do, a permissive approach will be of better choice. You’ve got to interview your prospect hypnotherapist about his/her style and training to know if you’ll be responsive and feel comfortable to their chosen approach.
You’re going to have brief overview of some of the styles of hypnotherapy in the next lines, which will help you understand what is best for you.
Directive approach – in this approach, what the hypnotherapist will do is guide the client in a state of hypnosis and then, gives suggestions on what to do. Many people are quite familiar with this said approach as it’s the kind of technique that is similar to what we see in movies and stage hypnosis.
Any style of hypnotherapy adopts aspects of such style. Simply telling the clients to be relaxed and comfortable and take deep breaths is a direct suggestion already. If ever the client is open, receptive and suggestible to the process and if they don’t have inner conflicts on the focus of hypnotherapy session, direct suggestion will work effectively.
Open ended style – as for this style, what the hypnotherapist do than simply telling their client to close their eyes is to apply a permissive or embedded suggestion that uses permissive or embedded suggestion. In this suggestion, the language is mirroring what the client is experiencing and that he/she has the freedom to respond to what is suggested or not.
In open ended style, hypnotherapists are using metaphor to teach clients new inner response to a given situation or to expand their resources and perception about the problem. Clients who are under this hypnosis style experiences to be more fluid, effortless and organic.
Transpersonal approach – oftentimes, the hypnotherapist will invoke the inner wisdom of the client directly and ask for support in guiding the session. What happens then is enabling the client to access this wisdom and be able to work in it with trance through voice dialogue, symbolic communication etc. Whether you believe it or not, this style backs the cultivation of the client’s ongoing relationship with their inner wisdom.