Understanding mental health issues is almost as difficult as dealing with them.

Since mental health awareness is on the rise, more individuals are drawn toward seeking therapy. Hypnosis has proven to be beneficial for many people around the world—however, misconceptions about it deter some from seeking it.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are two distinct terms that are similar but not interchangeable. While both have a long history of practice, there are fundamental differences in them.

Let’s dive into the facts.

What Is Hypnosis?

This is a popular way of reaching into someone’s subconscious mind through hypnotic communication. During hypnosis, you go into a trance-like state where you are in a liminal stage between the conscious and unconscious mind. This is the deepest state of relaxation where you’re able to concentrate on subconscious elements with hyper-focus.

A hypnotic state is similar to zoning out during a train ride or falling into a reverie while listening to music. It’s about loosening contact with the real world and delving into the world of the mind.

What Is Hypnosis

What Is NOT Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a scientifically proven method of therapy. It can promote healing from trauma and resolve hidden emotional conflicts.

But some myths have tainted the reputation of this process. Hypnosis is not a magic trick that’ll make you act like an animal or enslave you to some evil. These are false ideas with no scientific explanation or evidence.

During a hypnosis session, you’re still partially conscious of your actions and may remember what happened. You can control what you’re doing. You don’t completely disconnect with your reality; you distance yourself from it.

What Is Hypnotherapy?

If hypnosis is the transition into the subconscious state of mind, hypnotherapy is the therapeutic process that follows.

As described earlier, hypnosis is the equivalent of zoning out while reading a book or being lost in thought. Hypnotherapy is when the hypnotherapist therapizes the subconscious conflicts while you’re in that state.

The therapeutic results of hypnosis are actually due to hypnotherapy. It is hypnotherapy that helps you tackle your repressed trauma and find your way to recovery. It processes negative thought patterns and filters out obsessive behavior. This is how hypnotherapy has helped people actualize their goals, heal from hurt, and overcome unhealthy habits.

Rena Greenberg is an acclaimed hypnotherapist and author, who has helped more than 100,000 people.

She offers her sessions over Skype, by phone, or face to face in Sarasota or Bradenton, Florida. She offers self-hypnosis weight loss programs as well to promote a positive self-image in her clients and facilitate their growth.

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