The difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy are commonly confused concept. This is especially true when hew to the subject , so here is difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy ?
Hypnosis is a state in which the hypnotic subject is focused on an idea, thought or physical space. This focus is sufficient that they have a reduced awareness and become more open to suggestion. There are three main uses for hypnosis.
- Hypnosis is used for entertainment, as with stage hypnosis. In stage hypnosis usually only the most responsive subjects are used. This shows off the power of hypnosis to its full extent. However, it is not innately beneficial to the subject.
- Hypnosis is also used to recover memory in legal cases. this practice is called Forensic hypnosis. The quality of the memories recovered are treated with great suspicion by the legal world. The reason for this suspicion is that memory can easily be altered, even by accident. This creates what is known as a false memory.
- For therapeutic benefit, also known as hypnotherapy.
hypnotherapy is the use of the powerful state of hypnosis to create beneficial change. Typically, this may involve suggestions or imagery which will help the subject to achieve their desired change. Hypnotherapy is used around the world to help people ;
- Break habits and change behaviours.
- Reduce nerves anxiety.
- Cope with physical and emotional pain.
- Improve their performance.
- Many other issues and problems.
The important thing to remember is that hypnotherapy is used specifically with the intention of helping the subject in some way.
Author – Matt Krouwel is a hypnotherapist in Birmingham (UK). He is also the course leader for the West Midlands School of Clinical Hypnotherapy
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Training to become a hypnotherapist
A hypnotherapists is only as good as their training. Here are 5 of the top things to be on the look out for when choosing a training course.
- How much classroom time? – Hypnotherapy is a practical skill and requires supervised classroom time to practice. Most courses won’t allow you to pass with anything less than 100+ hours of contact time. Anything less than this should make you suspicious.
- Is there any 1-2-1 or small group time? – Small groups and 1-2-1’s can be essential in preventing your learning needs from becoming lost. A good course will offer this, often with external tutors.
- What accreditation does the course have? – In the UK you should be looking for a statement of formal academic level (usually 3 or 4). Be careful; terms such as ‘Certificate’ can be deceptive as they may mean an in-house qualifications with no external validation.
- Is the course associated with a professional body? – Professional bodies exist to maintain standards after you have qualified. They deal with ongoing issues of Continuous Professional Development (CPD), ethics and legislative changes and professional conduct. If there isn’t a professional body associated with the training course then be very wary. Even if there is, some of these are attached to one school only and have little real value. In the UK Professional bodies should also be accredited with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH).
- Insurance? – Most professional bodies will be able to direct you to an insurer, such as www.holisticinsurance.co.uk. Insurance is important to protect you professionally. Although it is not often mentioned on websites a training provider should be able to tell you a little about insurance for the industry.
Matt Krouwel is the course leader for the West Midlands School of Clinical Hypnotherapy and has 14 years experience as a hypnotherapy teacher both in the UK and abroad . He also researches hypnotherapy for Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at the University of Birmingham.