The word ‘as’ is very relevant in hypnosis. Read the following statements:
“As you walk into the spacious room, you feel instant freedom.”
”As you continue counting the number, you feel more relaxed.”
”As you become relaxed, you feel peaceful.”
The reason it is effective is because it is a continuing process. When the person hears ‘as’, her mind will give attention to it and see what happens next.
In any therapy, your objective is to get the client’s attention. Otherwise, it will not be effective.