What’s the difference? Isn’t it all Hypnosis?
Well, yes …. and no….. Clinical Hypnotherapy is just that… Therapy. It is usually related to an ailment such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraine or an anxiety or an unwanted behaviour, such as smoking or weight issues and has a therapeutic outcome. A client can also be induced into a very deep trance state which enables surgery and is being used more as a drug free alternative in childbirth.
Spiritual Hypnotherapy can also have a therapeutic outcome, especially if a client’s current symptoms can be relieved by past life or lives between lives regression. Is it real? Is it a metaphor? For some people it is very real and the life described has been authenticated. A search on YouTube will enable you to watch some Past Life documentaries, where children have been able to describe their previous lives with uncanny accuracy.
Stage Hypnosis is an art form. Somewhat frowned upon by the Clinical crowd, in fact many associations don’t allow their members to perform, the methods used to elicit the hypnotic state are worth investigating for the serious hypnotherapist.
“All the world’s a stage……” and every session of hypnotherapy or hypnosis is different, both for the hypnotherapist and client. Delving into the subconscious is like removing the stage paint or mask to find the true person underneath. If the outcome is achieved through therapy or fun or time travel, then it’s a job well done!