Your Questions Answered
What Is Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Hypnotist?
The myth out there is that someone “does hypnosis to you” and not “with you”. Just like NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), hypnosis is a “do with” process.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You cannot be made to do anything in a hypnotic trance that you wouldn’t normally do in a waking state already.
Hypnotic trance exists in many different stages in everyday life. Have you ever driven from Point A to Point B and wondered how you got there? That’s a light state of trance. You’re in a trance while watching TV or a movie while reading or even while in a deep conversation. In fact, people live most of their lives in one trance or another.
Hypnotherapy is simply the use of trance for therapeutic purposes. In addition to NLP, Hypnotherapy is an accepted method used to help people create change that lasts at an unconscious level. All Learning, Behavior, and Change happen Unconsciously. While in a trance your awareness is heightened, you are relaxed and feeling good and suggestions can be given at an Unconscious level for the following benefits:
- Reduce Stress
- Enhance Your Performance
- Lose Weight
- Stop Smoking
- Sleep Better
- Improve Your Overall Health
Who Is Considered A Hypnotist
Hypnotist is a board certified person that can induce positive state of trance through advanced techniques such as Hypnosis of Erickson, Elman, and Estabrooks.
MILTON H. ERICKSON
Milton H. Erickson is considered the grand-father of modern hypnotherapy. Ericksonian Hypnosis is one of the fastest growing and influential branches of hypnotherapy today. Ericksonian hypnosis uses more of what is called “indirect suggestions”. Indirect suggestions are much harder to resist because they are often not even recognized as suggestions by the conscious mind since they are usually embedded within stories or metaphors for the Unconscious Mind to easily understand. This is the method of hypnosis we teach our students during our NLP Practitioner Training.
Erickson’s methods have inspired short term therapy, guided visualization processes, and NLP to list a few. Milton Erickson is often referred to as “the greatest therapist who ever lived.”