There are three types of hypnotic suggestion. Each is perceived differently by the subconscious mind.

Type 1 Direct suggestion: Usually accompanied with the words ‘you will’ ‘you should.’ They are used when a specific response is required.

Type 2 Indirect suggestion: Usually given in the form of a metaphor. This allows the subconscious to relate to a past experience and process the suggestion accordingly.

Type 3 Seed suggestion: A very subtle suggestion and also the least controlled. This is because the suggestion is planted and allowed to grow without supervision.