Licensed Hypnotherapists hold a recognized professional license in fields like medicine, nursing, psychology, dentistry, chiropractic, and counseling. They have taken additional training to achieve certifications specific to Hypnosis.
The difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a state of mind connected to deep relaxation, narrowed focus, and increased suggestibility. Hypnosis is an intermediate state between sleep and wakefulness.
Hypnotherapy is hypnosis used for therapeutic purposes. Hypnotherapy applies the technique of hypnosis to encourage your unconscious mind to find solutions to problems.
A qualified hypnotherapist should be at least a good listener. Hypnotherapists tend to work in a limited number of sessions – usually less than half a dozen – unless additional problem issues arise.
This is just a brief overview of some of the most common hypnotherapy treatment areas: Increasing confidence, Breaking bad habits such as smoking, nail-biting, bed-wetting, and so on, Removing phobias, Managing pain, Enhancing performance in artistic, academic, and athletic fields, Controlling weight and improving eating habits, Correcting eating disorders, Curtailing excessive alcohol use.
Non-licensed (Lay) Hypnotherapists do not have professional licensing. They have received training from non-accredited hypnosis schools that generally do not come under state or federal regulation.