Explaining What Happens in a Hypnotherapy Session

Part of Hypnotherapy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Briefly, here are the steps involved in a typical hypnotherapy session. However, bear in mind that a ‘typical’ session varies widely depending on both the hypnotherapist and the patient.

  1. You get acquainted with your hypnotherapist.

  2. Your hypnotherapist gathers information about you (mainly completed in the initial session).

  3. Trance is induced.

  4. Trance is deepened.

  5. The actual therapy takes place.

  6. You’re given post-hypnotic suggestions.

  7. You’re given feel-good suggestions.

  8. You emerge from hypnosis.

  9. You’re given homework to help reinforce the therapy in between sessions.