Clinical hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis unfortunately share the same name hypnosis, which means peoples perception is often based on stage hypnosis.
Hypnosis is derived from hypnos being the Greek term for sleep,the Greeks having used sleep temples back in 4000 BC.
Relaxation of the conscious mind would have been a more accurate description.
So whilst undergoing hypnotherapy many clients may assume they are in a state of “sleep” and undergoing “therapy” all at the same time. Very few if any smokers undertake “therapy” for stop smoking
However hypnotherapy does realign feelings, which stem form the subconscious to a more positive state, and gives an all-important edge when it comes to becoming a non-smoker or breaking a habit.
So the name hypnosis is really a misnomer.
Stage hypnosis is based on entertainment, suggestibility and illusion. An impression is thereby given it is an external state, which is the opposite of what it really is an internalised state. Therefore people can be wary of hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is a process whereby you are working with a person to help instil a superior form of physical and mental relaxation to help realign the all powerful emotions to a more positive go forward state.
This is referred to as trance state, by bypassing the conscious mind and critical faculty. We do this every day when driving a car, reading a book of if we come emotional. Difference is hypnotherapy is a process, which undertakes this state in a controlled setting with a fee-paying results expectant client.
As hypnotherapy is a powerful process working with the subconscious/right side of the brain we refer to it as “right brain coaching”. This is a more accurate description of the work that we do.