Hypnotherapy is a form of healing that has proven effective in balancing and healing the subconscious mind and spirit. Hypnotherapy can often help ease a wide variety of emotional, psychological and physical problems. People turn to hypnotherapy for a variety of reasons. Hypnosis has proven effective in the cessation of many habits by reducing physical symptoms and cravings. Hypnotherapy helps individuals stop biting their nails, quit smoking and lose weight, to name a few, through guided imagery.
Other Uses of Hypnotherapy Include
- Pain reduction
- Dealing with anger in a positive way
- Building self confidence
- Improving concentration and motivation
- Attracting healthier people and relationships
- Realizing your life goals
- Programming your mind to think in a more positive light
- Reducing and managing stress
- Treating panic attacks and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
- Relieving phobias
- Sports & Performance Enhancement
- And so much more…
Hypnotherapy is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an officially recognized therapeutic model for healing.
Today people are beginning to look outside the realm of traditional medicine, steering toward the path of holistic health care. The average person is typically dealing with an emotional or physical illness, involving themselves or someone close to them. As people seek out solutions to these problems, the need for more holistic health care practitioners is on the rise. A career in hypnotherapy is not only rewarding, but is also profitable and in demand.
With a Hypnotherapy Specialist Certificate of Excellence (100 hours), you can begin your own private practice with our 100 classroom hour program. With our Clinical Certification, you will complete the requirements of The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners in our 300 hour program!
Common Hypnotherapy Myths and Fears
Hypnotherapy is a proven therapeutic treatment recognized by the AMA and yet, for some, hypnosis carries some unjustified stigmas. Here are 5 common misconceptions that often scare people away from this truly incredible healing art.
This just isn’t the case. No one can be hypnotized against their will and in allowing relaxation and acceptance of the therapy to take place, you are essentially the one in control of your own mind and you can choose to stop it of your own free will at any point.
This is a common fear of many people unfamiliar with hypnosis as a form of therapy. Often times people picture the popular stage act hypnosis of people doing funny, and often times embarrassing, things. Again, you are in control at all times. The therapist simply guides you, but does NOT control you.
No, even if the therapist were to walk out of the room, you would soon realize he/she was no longer talking and you would open your eyes and be awake or perhaps, due to the relaxed nature of the therapy, you might even fall asleep but would soon wake up without assistance.
The therapist’s goal is to guide your mind on the path you wish to take. Many times patients may seek a therapist to retrieve repressed or forgotten memories. During hypnotherapy the mind may retrieve these memories; however, it is up to you as the patient whether or not you vocalize these thoughts to the therapist.
At the very core of hypnosis, is relaxation. Though there is some amount of stress in everyone’s lives, we are all capable of relaxing at some point and relaxation is all that is needed to begin the guided imagery.