Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu
A guide, like myself, is sometimes required to help an individual reach a meditative or hypnotic state. While similar, meditation and hypnosis do have differences.
Meditation boasts many health benefits and in fact studies have shown the meditative brain actually appeared different than the non-meditative brain. Through my own personal experience, the health benefits are attainable. My blood pressure is lower and my heart rate slower. It is easier for me to focus on one task at a time and I am also able to have better, restful sleep when meditating before bedtime.
Hypnosis also boasts many powerful benefits, too, but the hypnotic session (or sessions) is goal oriented. There is a desired outcome to be reached – to drop a bad habit, lose weight, etc. The guide uses techniques and methods to reach the suggestibility state of mind with the client and thereby works to change or enhance a particular behavior.
The methods and techniques are similar, sometimes interchangeable, but the practices themselves are different. With either – it will take as long as it takes to reach whatever particular goal the client is interested in. There should be no hurry.