Redirect, rehearse and reinforce desirable behaviors
Educating leads to learning; but is not as simple as listen, parrot back, learned. It takes time to integrate new knowledge and practice new skills. The path to mastery is littered with naïve interpretations and incomplete applications. In other words, learning is a developmental process that requires practice, feedback and modification until mastery is achieved.
This is the part missing from traditional hypnotherapy conducted in just a few sessions. The effective, change-oriented, hypnotherapist must be authoritative and in charge in order to direct the client as she learns (usually via reframing) and repetitively practices new communication skills. Adult clients may consider themselves too mature to have to submit to new learning, making it critical to have established a trust relationship in which the best interests of the client are preserved and protected.