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. Observing yourself the way you are reacting or responding to people who tells you what to do is one simple way of knowing which works best for you.
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. 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.
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 – 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. Actually, many people are familiar of such approach as this is the technique we see often in movies and stage hypnosis.
Basically, many styles of hypnotherapy is taking on this aspect. It’s a direct suggestion already to tell clients to take deep breaths and be relaxed and comfortable. 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, hypnotherapists are using metaphor to teach clients new inner response to a given situation or to expand their resources and perception about the 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.