What is a Hypnotherapist?
“Hypnotherapist—induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior pattern through hypnosis. Consults with client to determine the nature of problem. Prepares client to enter hypnotic states by explaining how hypnosis works and what client will experience. Tests subject to determine degrees of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic state in client using individualized methods and techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client’s problem. May train client in self-hypnosis.”
– U.S. Department of Labor Directory of Occupational Titles. D.O.T. 079.157.010.
Q: What is hypnosis?
A: Hypnosis is a natural but altered state. Hypnosis is a method of achieving a relaxed state of heightened focus and concentration, it is intensified attention and receptiveness to an idea or set of ideas.
Q: What is Hypnotherapy?
A: Hypnotherapy is the complimentary treatment of a health problem using hypnosis following a diagnosis. Hypnotherapy is performed by a Hypnotherapist. By law, Hypnotherapy must be performed by a trained professional who is a medical practitioner, or under the supervision or direction of a licensed practitioner. Medical hypnosis require a script from a medical doctor for a referral in the state of Florida.
Q: Will you make me say or do anything that I do not want to?
A: No, you are in full control of what you want to say and do. At any time you can refuse suggestions or come out of hypnosis on your own.
Q: Will I remember what happens?
A: Yes, you should remember what happens.
Q: What if I get stuck in hypnosis?
A: You will not get stuck in hypnosis. Hypnosis is a natural state that you pass through every day when falling asleep and awakening.
Q: What if I can't be hypnotized?
A: If you want to be hypnotized, you will be hypnotized. Everyone is susceptible (to one degree or other) to suggestion. Furthermore, hypnosis is not done to you, it is done with you!
Q: Will you make me cluck like a chicken?
A: No, but do you want to cluck like a chicken?