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Types of Hypnotherapy



Hypnotherapy is a remarkable tool that professionals use to provide relaxation to their clients.


If hypnotherapy seems to be appealing to you, then read on to know the types of hypnotherapy and when and how it heals.


Below are some common types of hypnotherapy and how it may benefit you.


Ericksonian Hypnotherapy


Ericksonian hypnotherapy is in the name of one of the most prominent psychiatrists, Milton Hyland Erickson. This hypnotherapy has become a revolution in the hypnotherapeutic industry, and most of the hypnotherapists nowadays use this type in various ways to their clients.


This hypnotherapy is an indirect therapeutic method to bring positive behavioral changes in the clients. The therapy is all about giving indirect suggestions to the clients, storytelling, usage of metaphors, and confusion techniques.


A hypnotherapist is likely to use complex topics and handshake induction to distract their conscious mind and bring progress in behavior. This therapy is ideal for those clients who would like to try something different from the conventional types.


Cognitive Hypnotherapy


The second is cognitive hypnotherapy. Cognitive hypnotherapy is an influential mixture of various disciplines and techniques to create a tailor-made approach for the client.


Cognitive hypnotherapy has been receiving a great response for it celebrating the uniqueness of every client. It deviates from the path of the conventional approach, saying a single size can fit all.


The cognitive hypnotherapy includes variation in therapy- from cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance, and commitment therapy to a mindful approach.


This flexible hypnotherapy changes how the client thinks and responds towards a particular issue. Because of its flexible approach, it tries to uproot several concerns like anxiety and phobia.


Analytical Hypnotherapy


In order to uproot a problem, we need to know and understand the root cause of it. Analytical hypnotherapy is one such therapy, which helps to recognize the problem of the clients or why they are doing in a certain way or what they are doing.


This is a great therapy to give an insight into the clients and the clients themselves. We often have the answer to the problem but fail to be aware of it.


So, with the help of this therapy, the hypnotherapists analyze the problem to make the client aware of the solution.




As the name suggests, it is an integration of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. This relaxation therapy helps in overcoming anxiety and stress-related health concerns, pain, and unwanted habits.


The Hypno-psychotherapist creates an empathetic and supportive relationship with the client. The Hypno-psychotherapist set up a safe and comfortable environment to provide a remedy to the client’s problem.


Again, Hypno-psychotherapy manages any deep-rooted problems. Not only has that, with this therapy, the hypnotherapist boosted the confidence of the client.


Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy


Solution-Focused hypnotherapy is basically client-centric hypnotherapy. Here, the hypnotherapist uses a questioning technique to bring out the hidden solution.


The hypnotherapist helps the client to set a goal and serves the role of a facilitator. By doing so, the hypnotherapist guides invoke the inner strength of the clients.


The hypnotherapist, with the usage of solution-focused hypnotherapy, uncovers their core beliefs to find a way out of the challenging situation.




Just like Hypno-Psychotherapy, Hypno-Counseling is a blend of both hypnotherapy and counseling.


First, the hypno-counselor builds rapport and counsels the client to talk and vent out their issues. This is followed by the part of working on the emotions.


Then the hypnotherapy part comes in to improve self-recognition, self-esteem, and confidence and provides relaxation. When you work on these domains, it heals the concern and accomplishes a far-reaching optimistic effect on the client.


Clinical Hypnotherapy


Clinical hypnotherapy is a more intricate therapy that the hypnotherapist handles under a clinical setup.


This therapy helps to serve medical conditions like psycho-sexual disorders, obstetrics, pain, or any other medical disorders. A clinical hypnotherapist, along with other healthcare providers, forms a team to take care of the overall management of the client.


Regression Hypnotherapy


Regression hypnotherapy often comes into consideration as a final approach of the hypnotherapists. In this type of hypnotherapy, the client travels back to their past events that may be the reason for the ongoing problem.


It is important to note that a well-qualified hypnotherapist might use regression hypnotherapy at the very beginning of the session. Suppose you have a phobia that is inside you because of a childhood event.


So, the therapist takes you back to that past event to remove the dread you were dealing with for a long time. It is not necessary to always enter into a past adverse event. It can be used for accessing favorable memories also.


Past-Life Regression Hypnotherapy


The past-life regression hypnotherapy is suitable for those clients who have faith in past lives and impacts their current troubles.


When these clients go through the past life memories experience, they attain insights into their problems and the cause of it.


Other Hypnotherapy and Techniques


Apart from these few hypnotherapy types, there are a few more therapies and techniques such as Standalone hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming technique, timeline therapy, etc.


These types of hypnotherapy lend as tools to hypnotize the clients directly or indirectly to give rise to a positive change in their behavior.


A well-trained hypnotherapist will provide an elaborate description of the hypnotherapy and why they are using it.