Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy are Not the Same Thing
As regular readers will know I have a particular bug bear about lazy journalism and journalists when it comes to articles relating to hypnosis and hypnotherapy. In fairness, I am just as grumpy about practitioners who partake in articles without having the knowledge base to make a real contribution to the subject. But I digress.
I came across an article today where it said “Hypnosis also known as Hypnotherapy”. Well this is just wrong, and if I may be bolder, just stupid. Hypnosis is not in and of itself therapeutic, hypnosis is a state. Hypnotherapy is the utilisation of that state for therapeutic ends. This is by no means the first time that this error is made. I have seen articles referring to “stage hypnotherapy” which is just wrong as stage hypnosis is totally different to therapy.