Doing Clinical Hypnosis is like getting in to the zone or daydreaming with a purpose. We do this naturally whenever we're driving on "autopilot," getting lost/pulled into a movie/show/book, or really focusing on a task or project.
In our sessions, we can collaborate on whatever your purpose is with the clinical hypnosis. I have had patients who wanted to find their calm/safe place, ease their pain, let go of stuff, work through something, or imagine their future happy healthy self.
Side note: The last one is where I got the idea for naming my practice PNW Happy Healthy, PLLC.
All clinical hypnosis is essentially self-hypnosis. You're "awake" and "aware" the whole time. You wouldn't do anything in trance you wouldn't normally do out of trance. You're welcome to record our clinical hypnosis sessions for practice later. But you can guide yourself in your own practice.
We might have to modify how we approach clinical hypnosis in telehealth sessions versus in-person sessions.
Hypnosis and You: An Introduction to Professionals and the Public from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
PDF brochure about Hypnosis from The American Psychological Association Division 30, Society of Psychological Hypnosis