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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 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 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 – when chosen this path, the hypnotherapist is guiding the client to reach a state of hypnosis by telling instructions of what must be done. 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. Just telling clients to be comfortable and relax and take deep breaths is already a direct suggestion. 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 – here, rather than telling the client to close their eyes, the hypnotherapist is utilizing a permissive style of hypnosis that may use a 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. 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. 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.

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