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. You have to interview your prospective hypnotherapist regarding his or her style and training in order to know if you will be comfortable or responsive with 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 – when chosen this path, the hypnotherapist is guiding the client to reach a state of hypnosis by telling instructions of what must be done. Actually, many people are familiar of such approach as this is the technique we see often in movies and stage hypnosis.
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 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.
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 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. Whether you believe it or not, this style backs the cultivation of the client’s ongoing relationship with their inner wisdom.