3 Styles of Hypnotherapy, Which is Right for You?
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.
If you’re the type of person who feels at ease when given directions, then you can go with the directive approach but if you see yourself more of the rebellious type, then a permissive approach will surely be a better pick. 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. 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. 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 – 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.
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. The client under this style of hypnosis experiences it to be 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. 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. With this style of support, it is cultivating the ongoing relationship of client with his/her inner wisdom.