An association is a thought connection and feelings about certain situations, people or things. Even during hypnosis, the client may experience conscious or unconscious associations of thoughts, perceptions, and memory contents. If the client feels directly associated during hypnosis, he may relive past situations. Here, interception by the hypnotherapist is important, as even hidden traumas can come to the (conscious) surface. Hypnosis offers a protected and safe framework for this.