Definition Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Difference Explained Q&A

Definition Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Difference Explained Q&A

The Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Difference Explained.

Definition Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Difference Explained

I am going to explain hypnosis and hypnotherapy difference in this article, and provide some frequently asked hypnosis questions and answers. 



What is Hypnotherapy?

Definition: Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic application of hypnosis.

It is a powerful form of communication that uses psychological procedures to generate healing and change.

The medical use of hypnosis began thousands of years ago, and the hypnotic trance has been used ever since in many different forms.


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Hypnotherapy is one of the most profound experiences you can experience, it is a therapy that is done from the inside out and working with your subconscious mind.

So what does the subconscious do, it records all the information, it also regulates your entire bodily function, which you don’t even have to think about moving your hand, or shaking your head…

Or even sitting in the car once you know how to drive, you sit in you turn the ignition on and drive.


We all experience hypnotic trance every day in various forms:

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Difference: What is Hypnotherapy?

If you have ever driven home and not remembered how you got there,

or if you have been so absorbed in a book,

watch a movie or play a computer game and you lost track of time,

you were in trance.


“Trance is natural and normal and everyone can and does do it.


In trance, you are able to communicate with your inner mind (subconscious mind) directly.

That is how the changes get made.


A good hypnotist will take you into trance gently and imperceptibly,

and in the same way that you can’t tell exactly when you cross over into sleep at night,

the crossover into trance is subtle and goes unnoticed.

Once in trance the therapist will begin to get you to work with your inner mind.


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Hypnotherapy is nothing like stage hypnosis.

Part of your mind remains alert and you are in charge the whole time.

You will not be asked to do anything you wouldn’t feel comfortable with.


Will I lose control?

Movies and promoters of stage hypnotists have built up a myth about mind control.

The opposite is actually true: you need to be in control in order to let go.

You can choose to accept the suggestions, but you can also choose not to.

Should you feel uncomfortable with the process, you can stop it at any time.


Will I say things I will regret?

You won’t be giving away any secrets.

You are in control of what you say at all times.

And you won’t be doing anything you don’t remember.

Trance is a special state of mind, so remembering the things that were talked about in trance is sometimes difficult to recall…

once you are outside of hypnotic trance.

However, if you think it might be an issue for you, then ask for special suggestions to be given to you…

so you remember everything that went on or happened in the hypnosis session.


Will I fall asleep?

Hypnosis is not sleep. Natural sleep is measurably different from hypnotic trance.

However, trance usually involves deep relaxation, so people don’t move much.

Hypnotized people might look as they are asleep, but they are only deeply relaxed.


What if I can’t be hypnotised?

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Difference: What if I can’t be hypnotised?

Everyone can be hypnotised. In fact the more intelligent the person is, the easier it is to hypnotize them.

Modern induction methods are fast and reliable – no swinging watches, no staring eyes…

just a gentle voice guiding you into a relaxing trance.


What if I don’t do it right?

The hypnotherapist will be monitoring you all time and constantly changing the words to fit your particular needs.

All you have to do is to enjoy the experience of trance.

You will find your mind drifting away as if you were in a dream.

Nothing else is required from you.


You don’t have to think, you don’t have to do anything except enjoy it.



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Hypnotherapist Mary Ananda Shakti of Donegal Hypnosis Services Ireland. Today you're one step closer to a new you, where you feel more empowered and can move towards a positive path of personal growth and wellbeing.   Call me Mary, if you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life.

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