Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy: What’s the Difference
Do you know the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
Often hypnosis and hypnotherapy are used interchangeably, but there are very real differences between the two.
Hypnosis can be defined as a state of mind. It’s a state of consciousness that all human beings can access. A simple definition of hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation accompanied by focused attention and receptivity.
Hypnosis is the same state of consciousness that we access when are about to fall asleep and right as we are waking up. Hypnosis is the same state of consciousness that we access during meditation or conscious prayer.
Hypnosis has three main applications.
- Hypnosis for entertainment. Most people’s exposure to hypnosis has either been through TV, movies, or hypnosis shows for entertainment.
- Hypnosis is used by someone trained in hypnosis (hypnotist) to help people achieve goals like losing weight and stopping smoking.
- Hypnosis is used in a therapeutic context by a licensed mental health professional (hypnotherapist) to heal trauma, PTSD, addictions, sexual abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, fears and phobias, and so much more.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is when we use this relaxed state of mind in the therapeutic context with a licensed mental health professional (a hypnotherapist) with the intention of healing.
Hypnotherapy is used to heal trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, sexual abuse, addictions, anxiety, depression, fears and phobias, certain medical issues, insomnia, and so many other mental health issues.
Hypnotherapy has shown to have a 93% success rate after just six sessions as compared to Behavioral Therapy which showed a 72% success rate after 22 sessions. And compared to psychoanalysis which showed a 38% success after 600 sessions.
Clearly, there is something powerful happening when we access the subconscious mind for deep healing, profound insight, and lasting change. But don’t take my word for it.
What Others Have Said About Hypnotherapy
“The hypnotherapy work I did with Kelly was incredibly clarifying, releasing, and refreshing. She was able to bring me into a state where I could see and clear emotional wounds, and gave me tools to be able to access my power and be able to keep me in a highly functioning, conscious, and happy state. I would recommend her work to anyone struggling with a specific situation or emotional wound that is blocking them from having a thriving, prosperous life. Since the work we did together I have been able to see new pathways to help me in all areas of my life.” H.C.
“My hypnotherapy work with Kelly was powerful. As a CEO, I came to her with an issue that was affecting how I was showing up in my business. Through our work together, I was able to dig deep and change an old pattern that was holding me back from being more successful in the work that I do. In just one day after our work together, I was able to make the change I needed in myself to show up as my full, empowered self. Thank you for your deep healing and powerful work!” C.K.
“Working with Kelly has given me the tools and insight to make real progress on a number of lifelong struggles. Kelly’s empathy, insight, skill, and focus are second to none. I was ready to give up hope before we started working together and now I greet my days with clear-eyed joy. If you are ready to move beyond looking at symptoms and tackle your struggles at their most basic level, I couldn’t recommend a finer guide.” J.R.
There’s nothing more validating than seeing real transformation, growth, healing, and insight from your clients after each hypnotherapy session.
If you’re ready to go deeper with your clients and see real transformation in your clients, hypnotherapy is the necessary skill you can add to your toolbox today.
Hypnotherapy Training Evolved
During the last 30 years, we have witnessed a historical first: all of the world’s cultures are now available to us.
Knowledge itself is now global. This means that, for the first time, the sum total of human knowledge is available to us—the knowledge, experience, wisdom, and reflection of all major human civilizations—premodern, modern, and postmodern—are open to study by anyone.
What if we took literally everything that all the various cultures have to tell us about human potential—about spiritual growth, psychological growth, social growth—and put it all on the table?
What if we attempted to find the critically essential keys to human growth, based on the sum total of human knowledge now open to us?
What if we attempted, based on extensive cross-cultural study, to use all of the world’s great traditions to create a composite map, a comprehensive map, an all-inclusive or integral map that included the best elements from all of them?
This map uses all the known systems and models of human growth—from the ancient shamans and sages to today’s breakthroughs in cognitive science—and distills their major components into 5 simple factors, factors that are the essential elements or keys to unlocking and facilitating human evolution.
We took this map and applied it to the field of hypnotherapy itself.
Welcome to Meta Hypnotherapy.
During our 5-day hypnotherapy training and certification course, you’ll learn the five essential keys to unlocking and facilitating your own human evolution and those that you serve.
Not only that, but you’ll also learn how to apply Meta Hypnotherapy to every aspect of your life— from work to relationships, spiritual practice to health and well-being.
We are the only hypnotherapy training and certification course that teaches you the most comprehensive map of human consciousness available. Without an excellent map, it’s easy to get lost in the territory of the mind. We teach you both the map and how to navigate the territory of consciousness itself for optimal healing of self, society, and Spirit.