3 Styles of Hypnotherapy, Which is Right for You?
There are several styles being used for hypnotherapy but, not all of these styles will work wonderfully with clients. 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. It is important that you feel responsive and comfortable with your hypnotherapist and the only way to be aware about this is by interviewing them about their style and training.
If you want to broaden your knowledge of what style of hypnotherapy is best to take for you, then you should read the next lines.
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. This is basically the type of approach that we are often seeing in movies and stage hypnosis, which is the same reason why people are very familiar of this approach.
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 basically reflects what the client is actually experiencing and that they are free to whether or not respond to what’s being suggested.
When it comes to open ended style, the hypnotherapist is utilizing metaphor to teach clients new inner responses to the current situation or perhaps, expanding their resources and perception about the issue or 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.