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How is Hypnotherapy different from Stage Hypnosis

I am often asked this question particularly by people who are concerned about the safety of Hypnotherapy. The simple answer is they are like chalk and cheese.

Hypnotherapy is primarily concerned with helping people and Professional Hypnotherapists will have Accredited qualifications, be members of professional bodies and will be committed to ethical practice. Qualified Hypnotherapists use hypnosis to help people with issues ranging from smoking cessation, weight loss, anxiety, stress and pain control, through to full medical hypnosis for patients who are allergic to anaesthesia. The client’s well-fare and well-being are the highest priority.

Stage hypnosis is primarily a show where the person conducting the event is more interested in entertaining the public than the welfare of the people invited on stage. A careful selection process is used to ensure that only people who will provide this entertainment get as far as the stage and many of the factors have nothing to do with hypnosis. For instance, the people selected are usually extroverts who enjoy being the centre of attention and who will not be concerned if they make a fool of themselves.

Sadly, stage hypnosis sometimes brings Hypnotherapy into disrepute by association and promotes myths about hypnosis. If you are considering Hypnotherapy for yourself or a family member it is okay to ask your Hypnotherapist about your concerns. Any well trained Hypnotherapist will be happy to answer your questions and reassure you.

If you are looking for Hypnotherapy Training as a new career make sure you find a training provider who offers Accredited Training plus ongoing support, mentoring and supervision. This is key to ensure that you develop your own good practice.

If you are looking for Hypnotherapy Training as a new career make sure you find a training provider who offers Accredited Training plus ongoing support, mentoring and supervision. This is key to ensure that you develop your own good practice.

If you are interested in finding out more about my training programmes in Hypnotherapy click here for details, including my next module in Hypnotherapy starting on 15th April. We are Accredited with both General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and American Board of Hypnotherapy.

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