What happens during hypnotherapy sessions is specific to the individual. The session is structured, but there is no one-size-fits-all approach to hypnosis. However, here's some insight into what a session may look like:
Introduction: The hypnotherapist's role is to serve as a guide. He or she asks the questions and observe. The patient remains in control and determines the direction of things. Patients need to be honest about their fears or concerns. The hypnotherapist has to know what they're trying to help before the induction starts.
Induction: This is the relaxation part of the session that leads to hypnosis. A patient is aware of their surroundings and will hear every word coming from the therapist. The hypnotherapist customizes the induction method based on the patient's situation. After a while, he or she questions to find out the state of hypnosis the patient is in.
The therapy session: This is where the work happens. The hypnotherapist starts with the changes you want to make based on the responses and answers you gave at the session's start.
Transition to awakeness: The therapist starts to bring you back from the hypnosis. This is usually after they feel you have explored your subconscious mind and finished the change work.