The best therapists function as sources of support, inspiration, and motivation. The essential ingredients are the therapist’s genuine awareness of, respect for, and willingness to be responsive to the needs of the client.
Clients do not enter therapy to be lectured, ignored or controlled; they enter therapy to be understood and assisted in their attempts to cope with the realities of their internal and external situations. The hypnotherapist can use a wide range of strategies to create trust and cooperation.
Respect includes three components.