3 Styles of Hypnotherapy, Which is Right for You?
There are a number of styles used for hypnotherapy that are used by practitioners however, not all known styles work well for clients. 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.
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.
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 – for this approach, what the hypnotherapist do is guiding the client in state of hypnosis and after that, give suggestion 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 – 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.
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. 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.