Different Styles of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapists are using different styles when performing hypnotherapy and clients have to pick a style that suits them. One way to know what style is going to work best for you is by observing yourself how you respond or react to people who tells you what to do.
Say for example that you don’t like the idea of people telling you things of what you should be doing, then you better eye for permissive approach but if you are fine or feel more secure in people giving requests or directions, directive approach will be fine. 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. There is a high probability that direct suggestion will work if for instance the client is open, receptive and suggestible and that they are not having any problems in the focus of the hypnotherapy session.
Open ended style – instead of telling what the client has to do, the hypnotherapist uses permissive style of hypnosis that might be using 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. As a matter of fact, those who are under this style tells that things are more fluid, effortless and organic.
Transpersonal approach – in most cases, what the hypnotherapist do here is directly invoking their client’s inner wisdom and ask for support. The client can then access such wisdom and work directly in it with trance through symbolic communication, voice dialogue as well as inner knowing. Whether you believe it or not, this style backs the cultivation of the client’s ongoing relationship with their inner wisdom.