Paternal hypnosis refers to hypnosis that uses an authoritative approach.
The hypnotherapist controls the process by simply giving instructions to his client who then follow them.
Examples of authoritative style are:
a. Now close your eyes and go into trance.
b. Asking the hypnotized person to place his hand on the hypnotist’s hand and with a sudden pull of the hand, the hypnotized person’s hand dropped and was told to close his eyes and go into a trance.
This kind of hypnosis can work because of “Authority”. People always like to listen or at least pay attention to a person who is an authority in any fields. Subconsciously, they have already conditioned themselves.