The beginning of every hypnotherapy session I do a client is basically a conversation. I’m giving a lot of suggestions to the clients unconscious mind inside of the conversation, which he or she may not be aware of consciously. Hypnotic communication can include suggestions in the form of words, suggestions in the form of stories were metaphors, and indirect suggestions through voice tone and facial expressions.
As a result, my clients will start going into hypnotic states before we do a formal hypnosis session. And sometimes these clients will find that their eyes want to close and wonder if that’s appropriate. I do reassure them that it’s fine. People can certainly learn in their own ways, and sometimes the best way to learn is with the eyes closed. Sometimes the best way to learn is with the eyes open. As long as the client is committed to the conversation, and doing their best to respond honestly they will have a good result.
Wesley Anderson, Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy
Atlanta Hypnosis Expert