There are many styles of hypnotherapy. My primary approach is a permissive and interactive style that uses naturally occurring hypnotic states in which the client remains conscious, aware, in control, and yet is often able to experience vivid imagery.
This method of hypnotherapy allows the client and practitioner to maintain an interactive dialogue throughout the session and lends itself well to the use of "psychosynthesis guiding". This style of hypnosis, in combination with psychosynthesis, can be very effective in a wide range of applications.
My initial training in professional hypnotherapy was deeply influenced by three teachers: Svarna Wilkens, PhD, Richard Beyer, MA, and David Quigley, the developer of "Alchemical Hypnotherapy."
Read about Alchemical Hypnotherapy in an article I wrote for Spirit of Change magazine.