Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience and Hypnosis

Seeing what clients are seeing when in hypnosis is a thing. I’ve always done it. Recently I had a question from a hypnotherapist asking me to name it. To me, it means you are a visual. What does that mean?

Types of Abilities

I will use the names of different psychic abilities to explain. Some of these abilities are:

  • Clairvoyance – the ability to see items or events past present and future through extrasensory perception.
  • Clairaudience – the ability to hear what is inaudible.
  • Clairsentience – “which means clear sensing, is the ability to feel the present, past or future physical and emotional states of others, without the use of the normal five senses.”
  • Clairalience and Clairgustance – the ability to smell and/or taste without the physical presence of the item smelled or tasted.

Being a Visual

Clairvoyance in psychic terms is the ability to see. The reason I call it being a visual is that it happens whether you are using psychic ability or not.

Being visual means you actually see your daydreams. You can see pictures when doing visualizations. During a guided meditation or hypnosis session you are able to see what is being described.

Not everyone is lucky enough to be visual. I am extremely visual but I have clients and friends that cannot see pictures in their minds. This doesn’t make their abilities less, just different.

The ability to see what your client sees in a hypnosis session is a gift. It assists the hypnotherapist in moving through the session. Are all hypnotherapists able to do this? I doubt it. I wouldn’t be surprised however, if many of them do it without realizing they are. Any hypnotherapist reading this please leave comments and let me know.

My belief without any scientific backing whatsoever is simple. When I sit down to do hypnosis with a client I am 100% focused on them. I am wide open to wherever their session takes them. Since I am out of my own head I am able to mingle my consciousness with theirs.

The study of consciousness and it’s existence outside of the body is a thing. You can look it up. Amazon has a number of books on the subject including Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe


The ability to hear clearly is a talent I would love to develop. Psychically clairaudience allows someone to access information based on hearing what others don’t. The only time I am able to do this is in a float tank.

This ability, among others, assists in mediumship once it is trained. Allowing the medium to stay connected to their guide. To learn more about mediumship, here is a link to one of my absolute fav’s Developing Mediumship with Gordon Smith

I have used this ability while in hypnosis but not as a hypnotherapist. I invite other hypnotherapists to add comments about their experiences.


If I had to define my strongest abilities this would be it. Psychically it allows a person to tap into how another person feels now and in the future as well as the past. It is the tool of the empath. It is also the tool of the energy healer and medical intuitive.

I have done numerous group hypnosis sessions where participants have tapped into each others experience. It is always wonderful to share after the session and see just how many people have done this. In my experience there is always at least one example of this in every group session.

This ability as well as being visual are what I believe allow hypnotherapists to follow along in their clients session.

Tasting and Smelling

Clairalience and clairgustance are two rarely heard of abilities in the psychic realm. My ability to smell what is not there is expanding on its own. I have yet to be able to taste.

This ability can be part of the experience during meditation. It can also be part of the hypnotherapists ability when following along in their clients session.

I am curious to know if this could be related to synesthesia. Synesthesia is the ability to see music or smell color among other things. It will take some research on this before I can elaborate. In the meantime I did find a book on Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses (MIT Press)


There are many many books and articles on hypnosis. I have a dear friend that writes medical hypnosis articles and teaches at a medical school. I have friends that specialize in Past Life Regressions. The truth is no one really knows what the human brain is capable of.

If you are a hypnotherapist that is able to see what your clients see, remember it is a gift. Questions?  Remember, non-verbal hypnosis has been practiced sine the 1800’s.

If you are interested in becoming a hypnotherapist you can check out the schools via the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Assoc.  I can recommend the Pacific Institute of Advanced Hypnotherapy This is particularly good for those that want to do medical hypnosis.