What is the difference between a Hypnotist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist?
When you hear the word hypnosis majority of people think? Acting like a chicken on a stage, in front of a lot of people; right? Which, is exactly what a Hypnotist might do. Although, did you know that hypnosis has significant therapeutic value when conducted under a certified clinical hypnotherapist.
There are several differences between a hypnotist and a certified clinical hypnotherapist. A hypnotist utilizes short-term hypnosis for entertainment purposes and intentionally attempting to humiliate someone to obtain laughs. Hypnotist also may or may not have training in hypnosis; some hypnotists are self-proclaimed, have no training other than self-taught, and trial and error efforts.
A certified clinical hypnotherapist is the complete opposite. A certified clinical hypnotherapist utilizes hypnosis for long-term changes towards personal change and development. Clinical Hypnotherapist have received training and engaged in yearly continued education to provide the best ecology possible for client’s personal development and desired outcomes. Clinical Hypnotherapist are able to assist with reducing symptoms such as: smoking, weight management, stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and so much more.
Below is a brief diagram that outlines some of the differences between a Hypnotist and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist:
|Hypnotist||Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist|
|Entertainment Purposes||Work towards resolution of faced issues, stressors|
|Self-Taught. Might have training, might not.||Certified and trained in hypnosis. Licensed Professionals. Approved by an accredited board. Requires yearly CEU’s.|
|Suggestions provided that only last during the show.||Suggestions provided that are meant to reach client’s personal individual goal|
|Hypnosis is temporary.||Hypnosis is long term.|
|Utilizes hypnosis to humiliate clients in order to obtain a laugh or enjoyment for others.||Utilizes hypnosis for therapeutic value. Individualized and personalized.|
|Setting is typically on stage in a club, bar, etc||Setting is in an office or via video telehealth. No audience presence. Relaxing environment.|
Even though hypnosis is utilized in many different forms, with the first being entertainment purposes that a vast majority of society think of when they first hear the word “Hypnosis.” Although, hypnosis has been utilized for centuries for therapeutic purposes, illustrating multiple benefits and positive outcome.
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Written by Jesse Miller, M.Ed, LPCC, BIP, CAMS-II, CCHt, NLPP, TTP, EFT