What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is when we use a state of trance (Hypnosis) with therapeutic suggestions that are designed to help make changes to the thoughts, words and actions of an individual. The changes primarily will be in behaviours, however, may also be seen in a change of attitudes and beliefs.
Carole is trained to use two styles of hypnotherapy – Suggestive Hypnotherapy and/or Analytical Hypnotherapy depending on what your requirements are. In addition to this Carole has also undertaken Weight Loss Protocol Hypnotherapy. This is specialised training.
What is a Hypnotherapist?
A hypnotherapist is a person trained and experienced in using a combination of trance and therapeutic suggestions to assist a client make changes in thoughts, words and actions. Their behaviours, attitudes and beliefs may all be modified as a result of treatment from a hypnotherapist.
Suggestive Hypnotherapy involves gathering information from the client on why they are wanting hypnotherapy. a look at any areas/issues they have and wish to make improvements in. From his information we can then induce a light form of trance/hypnosis and present the subconscious mind with specifically constructed suggestions based on the individual clients needs.
Analytical Hypnotherapy is a style of Hypnotherapy that will most commonly use a process of regression. Inducing hypnosis and taking the client back to remembering past events that may be “blocking” them in the subconscious mind. This can be helpful as an event from the past can be locked or long forgotten but can still impact the present. By accessing this memory in your subconscious a hypnotherapist can help you modify these memories and release them from anything that is holding them back.
What’s the difference between a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist?
A certified and registered hypnotherapist is trained in BOTH hypnosis and advanced hypnotherapy. Their training is extensive and involves more than one formal course through a reputable training institution that focuses upon training in navigating the sub-conscious mind safely and effectively.
A hypnotist is trained only in hypnosis and more often than not has gained a certificate over a short weekend course. They are not qualified to practice as a hypnotherapist although many may advertise themselves as such. This can create a problem when seeking a qualified hypnotherapist to work with.
The difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy is HUGE and so it is important to understand not only the difference but also how to ask anyone practicing as a hypnotherapist whether they are fully qualified or are simply a hypnotist that refers to themselves as a hypnotherapist.