What is Music Hypnotherapy?

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Music has long been used to help people relax and improve their lives. It is also a very powerful tool, and you can use it for a wide variety of different purposes. There are many different types of music hypnotherapy techniques, including: Positive hand metaphors, Ambient Therapy, and Induction.


Music and hypnosis are complementary interventions that can help patients deal with the challenges of illness. Research demonstrating the benefits of these approaches is increasingly being conducted. They can help patients deal with symptoms of pain and anxiety, and they can increase overall wellbeing. Hypnosis and music have been shown to help patients manage symptoms related to various types of chronic illness.

However, there are some precautions to take when selecting music for hypnosis sessions. First, patients should choose music that triggers positive emotions. They should also avoid selecting music that evokes negative memories. Then, therapists should check the musical content to ensure that it is able to change the patient’s state of mind. They should also pay close attention to the tempo, lyrics, and harmonic structure of the piece.

Lastly, music for hypnosis interventions should be soothing. For example, the ‘positive hand metaphor’ is used to transfer a feeling of comfort, wellbeing, and balm to a patient’s body. The patient can then apply this metaphor to areas of his or her body that are less comfortable.

During a hypnosis session, a student should identify their positive and negative performance desires. Students who focus on the negative aspects of performing are programming their minds in a way that is counterproductive to hypnosis. In contrast, those who focus on positive performance desires tend to express a desire to feel technically secure, confident, relaxed, and comfortable on stage. In addition, they want to create a special bond with the music.

Positive hand metaphors

Music hypnotherapy uses positive hand metaphors to improve the listener’s self-esteem. This kind of language is often used to help clients overcome fears and anxieties. These metaphors have been used throughout history and have positive connotations. A great example is Chopin’s music, which has been used as an example of music under hypnosis. Many say that this music is closer to ecstasy than other music, and that it allows people to experience a spiritual experience.


The first step in the hypnotherapy process is the induction. The patient is put into a trance state through the gradual use of a variety of techniques. These techniques can either be permissive or authoritarian. Permissive inductions encourage the client to associate things with the hypnotic experience, while authoritarian inductions require the patient to comply with the therapist’s instructions.

When used properly, music can be a powerful tool in hypnotherapy. The music selected by a professional hypnotherapist can help patients resolve problems and work through inner conflicts. The music should be carefully chosen for the client to ensure that the experience is positive and beneficial.

The music chosen for hypnotherapy should have a low tempo, around 48 to 65 beats per minute. It should also be soothing and not distracting. Similarly, it should not contain drones or shrills. Some hypnosis music also contains nature sounds. The sound of a cricket chirping, for example, can be used as a hypnotic metronome.

Another form of induction is eye fixation, which involves staring at a spot above the eyes. A deep breath is taken during this process to create the hypnotic state.


Deepeners are used to encourage a more in-depth trance state in a hypnotized subject. Deepeners are usually given directly after induction and may take the form of a simple suggestion or a more elaborate process. Although they are not essential for successful hypnotherapy, deepeners are favored by most practitioners.

Deepeners are used to enhance relaxation and focus in the hypnotized subject. For example, if your subject is not particularly visual, you may start the deepener with a small star image that gradually grows in size. This is a gentle deepener that will help a less visual subject achieve a deep trance.

Most therapists use scripts for these sessions. They have a library of suitable stories or scripts to use to instill hypnosis in a patient. Once the hypnotherapist begins the process, the patient is placed in a trance state. During the session, the hypnotherapist gives carefully worded recommendations.

Precautions to reduce unmanageable emotions

There are precautions to reduce unmanageable emotions when using music hypnotherapy to treat patients with traumatic memories. These precautions include choosing pieces that generate positive emotions and avoiding those that trigger traumatic memories. Other precautions include verifying the emotional content of the music by observing its tempo, lyrics, mode, and harmonic and melodic structure.

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