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What's the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

When it comes to the world of mental health and personal growth, two terms are often thrown around interchangeably – hypnosis and hypnotherapy. But are they truly the same? The answer is an unequivocal no. Let's dive deeper into the differences between hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

First, let's talk about hypnosis. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness where an individual is relaxed and highly suggestible. It's like that moment just before you fall asleep or just as you wake up, where you are alert yet profoundly relaxed.


On the other hand, hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that uses hypnosis as a tool. It's a therapeutic application where a trained therapist - a hypnotherapist - guides you into a state of hypnosis to help you achieve specific goals or overcome particular issues.


In hypnotherapy, the goal is not just to put you into a state of hypnosis but to utilise that state to facilitate change. It could be for overcoming anxiety, managing stress, quitting smoking, or even for weight management - the possibilities are endless.


However, it's worth noting that while anyone with basic training can perform hypnosis, hypnotherapy should always be performed by a certified clinical hypnotherapist. At HDH Clinical Hypnotherapy, Brad is a trained professional dedicated to helping clients navigate life's challenges using clinically proven hypnotherapy techniques.


Understanding the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy is critical to making informed decisions about your mental health and well-being. If you are curious about how hypnotherapy could help you,


Let's start your journey towards better mental health today.

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