Which Hypnotherapy Style is 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.
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. 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.
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.
As a matter of fact, almost every style of hypnotherapy is using this aspect. Simply telling the clients to be relaxed and comfortable and take deep breaths is a direct suggestion already. If the client is open, receptive and suggestible to this process and if they do not have inner conflicts on hypnotherapy session, then direct suggestion will surely work.
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 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, the hypnotherapists use metaphor in teaching clients new inner response to the situation or expand the resources and perception of client regarding the problem or issue. Clients who are under this hypnosis style experiences to be more fluid, effortless and organic.
Transpersonal approach – most of the time, hypnotherapist invokes the inner wisdom of their client directly and asking for its support to guide the session. The client access such wisdom and directly work in it with trance via symbolic communication, voice dialogue as well as inner knowing that has direct access to wisdom, healing, creativity and insight. This style is supporting the cultivation of ongoing relationship of the client with his or her inner wisdom.