My hypnotherapy is based around the hypnotic language patterns developed by Milton Erickson. By using hypnotic language the therapist relaxes the client, the client being aware all the time of what is going on and fully able to stop the process at any time.
During that relaxed state, the therapist can talk to the client’s unconscious mind and ask it to help or ask it questions in order to solve the clients problems.
In case you are worried about hypnotherapy, you have no need to be. At all times you have the chance to get up and walk away if you wish. I cannot hypnotise you to quack like a duck or assassinate a politician! All that happens is that you simply go into a state of deep relaxation. I have found a personal side-effect that is very helpful to me-because your body relaxes completely, I have found that it reduces my arthritis pain signifcantly for some hours.
Besides, we all go into hypnotic states more often than we think. Have you ever been so absorbed in a film you believe that the characters are real and you cry when one of them dies? Have you ever driven your normal route to work and found when you got there that you have little memory of the trip? Both cases are examples of hypnotic states.
Your hypnotherapy session may well be recorded for your protection and peace of mind.
This type of hypnosis is not used in isolation, it just one tool available amongst the broad range of tools within NLP. In fact, much of NLP is based on hypnotic language patterns, so it is woven throughout both NLP and Timeline© Therapy.
I also use a guided visual meditation and visualisation process that is very similar to hypnotherapy, which is why it works so well.