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Healing and Hypnotherapy

Healing and Hypnotherapy

Today we will talk about two words which are often linked together, but when they are require a major caveat. The words are hypnotherapy and healing. The word healing has a number of different connotations and is something that I believe should be used with strict caution when it comes to hypnotherapy. I say this because, a hypnotherapist does not heal anyone.

Hypnotherapy is a process by which a client can achieve a great many things and can overcome many different adversities. When conjoined with psychotherapy it is a very effective psychological, emotional and behavioural tool. This is, however, not the same as healing. A hypnotherapist does not give the client anything per se. But rather the hypnotherapist guides the client through his or her own resources in order to achieve a successful out come. This is known as an interactional outcome. This means that if the therapist does his or her job and the client does theirs, a positive outcome will be achieved.

If anything, hypnotherapy can assist a client to get in touch with the client’s own resources in order for him or her to change. So in effect, if there is any healing to be done, the client heals themselves with the aid of hypnosis.

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