Different Types of Hypnosis

Different types of hypnosis. Hypnosis has for many years been a useful tool to impress, guide, treat, amaze, and cure. In other words, it can help with positive changes for many issues.  It is a trance state. In this altered state, we may have more focus and can be more open to suggestions.

Hypnosis has been studied in science and popular as a therapy for change.

Different Types of Hypnosis



One myth is; they are all the same. However, we will discuss the many styles below and which would be more suitable for you.

Traditional Hypnosis

The first type that comes to mind first when we think about hypnosis.  You will be guided into a trance and given suggestions. This can influence your thoughts and behaviours.  

 It can be a very powerful and valuable tool for change and is also used in stage shows.

Self Hypnosis

This method relies on you inducing a trance-like state by following a course of action. This could be by listening to a recording. In self-hypnosis, you follow your own suggestions and commands instead of someone else. 

It can help to reduce stress by focusing your mind on a suggestion or a set of actions. It can also help with mental health problems and so on.

Clinical Hypnosis

different types of hypnosisThis model uses relaxed states to solve anxiety, pain relief, cease smoking, and much more. It is an altered state of awareness.  Often, doctors and other health care professionals practice this method. 

In clinical hypnosis, therapists treat problems to tackle emotional issues and promote healing and positive change. Also, it can help change patterns such as negative thoughts, feelings and addictions. 

Psychologists sometimes use this method to cure irrational thoughts and depression.  Surgeons have also used it in the operating theatre.  You see, our mind is able to control pain.

Hypnosis can be of benefit in mental health settings. It can help people with anxiety, phobias, sleep and speech issues, IBS, pain and so on.

In addition, dentists often use this method. Mostly for fear, bruxism, gagging and dental surgery.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis (CPH)

CPH uses various techniques to bring positive change in your thinking and behaviour. It uses tools such as suggestion and imagination to help you understand your problems.  Plus, it helps the unconscious mind to search for answers. 

Regression Hypnotherapy

This model involves a therapist taking your mind back into the past.  Furthermore, this can reveal the reason for the issues in the present. It searches your memories and analyses your past events to understand your current situation.  Plus, it helps create positive changes in behaviours and thoughts. It requires an experienced therapist to bring effective results. 

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

This assesses your current situation.  It can help decide how you would like your future to look.   Not only does this method depend on setting goals, but also on solving a problem.  It also looks at the reasons behind it in the past. 

The therapist acts as a guide to help you towards the right result.  However, it is important you and your therapist are congruent and work together to resolve your issues.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) 

It deals with issues such as phobias, bad habits, depression, fears, lack of self-esteem, and speech issues.  NLP helps promote positive feelings and encourages positive actions.  It is often used by public speakers to encourage participation and to give a ‘feel-good’ factor.

Moreover, the NLP tool brings positive changes.  It promotes good feelings to tackle behaviours and other problems.  Recently it has gained rapid growth in popularity.  It still is the best choice for life coaches, business specialists, and self-help courses. 

Ericksonian Hypnosis

It’s another popular method and involves storytelling, metaphors, indirect suggestions and commands.   Plus, it relies on your unconscious mind and assists you in positive change.  Often, it uses normal conversation and trance.

 In addition, this method has many names like black ops trance,  covert, secret,  conversational and instant hypnosis.  If you are wary of traditional hypnosis, then this method might be helpful for you.

Contact us today to discuss different types of hypnosis and which would benefit you the most.

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