Hypnotherapy is a method of creating a trance state within a client to either create desired outcomes or purge emotional connections to negative experiences. While in a trance state the conscious mind can also connect to an abundance of resources to guide and cultivate new ideas and direction, increasing health and happiness in a clients life.
Due to the power of hypnosis and some individuals’ needs to entertain, some have a negative notion of what hypnosis is and are even wary of losing control. This is unfortunate as hypnotherapy is only as powerful as a client allows it to be.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. For example when a stage hypnotist is about to start a show, he needs participants, and the easiest way to get them is to ask:
"Who wants to be part of my show?"
If he dragged someone from the audience, do you think that person would be willing and calm enough to enter that trance state? No.
And the same with hypnotherapy: the client has to be willing to change and let go in order to create a brighter future.
It’s easy to be deceived by stage hypnotists, to believe that the audience has no power over his or her skills, but it is not true. Every one in that show knows the audience is used to entertain; there has to be ‘free will’ present for the show to be a success.
Its the same ‘free will’ that someone in the audience uses to walk on stage, that a client also uses to walk into the office of a hypnotherapist.
Most importantly, we go into a natural state of trance a minimum of twice a day, all by ourselves; when we wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. Trance or an altered state of awareness is a natural phenomenon and when used correctly can instantly create safe, lasting changes – unlike other professions, including counseling and psychiatry.
There is a responsibility when practicing hypnotherapy to empower the client and educate them, dispelling all myths. This is missing from most teaching of hypnotherapy and is of primary importance if we are to ensure this art is cleaned up. A clear differentiation should be made from stage and the clinical aspect of hypnosis.
When the rules to hypnotherapy are learnt and adhered to a professional hypnotherapist can have great successes.
Why Interactive Hypnotherapy?
Why get your client to jump through your hoops when you can be jumping through theirs?
It’s your client’s journey and they have all the resources to deal with their challenge. Using your client’s model of the world is far more effective than thinking you have all the answers, which scripted hypnotherapy essentially indicates.
Interactive Hypnotherapy allows you as the hypnotherapist to go on the journey with your client, using their imagination to find the relief they are looking for. Are you in control? No. Can their imagination lead you anywhere? Yes.
This is why the skill of Interactive Hypnotherapy is not possible to learn from an online course. It’s an experience you need in person, if you are to understand how Interactive Hypnotherapy works and how to maneuver your client’s mind.