5 Things Hypnosis is Not (Part 1) : A Therapy in Itself.

  • Posted on: 30 September 2015
  • By: Dr Emma

Hypnosis is a relaxed and resourceful brain state in which the mind finds it easier to make positive change than in the normal waking state.

In hypnosis, the subconscious mind and body wisdom is more accessible, allowing inner motivations and resources, such as healing, confidence, wisdom to be more readily available for use. It is NOT, in its self a therapy.

Hypnosis is a tool; a tool used within a therapeutic relationship to help a client skilfully find resolution of an issue.

Essentially, learning to ‘hypnotise’ someone is easy, you could Google it right now and learn how to put yourself or someone else into a hypnotic state by tomorrow; it’s only a natural state after all.

That’s not the hard bit. That’s not what clients pay me for.

To make effective and lasting change for a client safely, hypnosis must be :

1. Used within the safety of a professional and ethical therapeutic relationship

2. Used with full clinical assessment and understanding of a client’s psychotherapeutic and medical issues and needs

3. Used In highly trained, skilled and experienced clinical hands.

‘Hypnotising’ someone is easy, you will find tons of people advertising themselves well as Hypnotherapists doing that.

Knowing how to make effective, strategic and lasting positive change safely with a client in hypnosis, that’s the hard bit.

That is the expertise clients pay me for...


If you need safe ethical hypnosis for medical, motivational or emotional reasons, contact Dr Emma on 01244 470181 or email emma@chesterhyponotherapy.co.uk

Dr Emma Rae Rhead : Commited to Care since 1994. Providing Safe effective ethical hypnotherapy in Chester, Cheshire and the UK.