Hypnotherapy and Nutrition
I regularly receive emailings asking me whether I am interested in this programme or that I seldom pay them any attention at all. However, the other day, I received one which was about teaching hypnotherapists how to teach clients about nutrition caught my eye and not in a good way. Of course, nutrition is an essential component to good health be that physical or mental health. Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool to assist people with motivation and exploration of eating habits. Hypnotherapists are NOT nutritionists, nor should they pretend to be.
When I was a boy, my grandfather would often say “the right tool for the right job”. I have since expanded on that when talking about professional services, “the right professional for the right issue”. Should therapists have a basic understanding of nutrition yes of course. However, this understanding should come from a qualified source. I tell my students that any nutritional guidance a client should be given should be pointing them to the Department of Health and their guidance. It is not perfect, but it is safe and in the main evidenced based.
Hypnotherapists have a great deal to offer clients when it comes to health and wellbeing, it is essential that they stick to their competence and not delve in to the realms of trying to specialise in fields which they have not been properly trained.