I keep getting asked what makes a great hypnotherapist. One answer is someone who realises that hypnosis is a ‘do with’ process rather than a ‘do to’ process. Many people think that hypnotherapy is about someone commanding someone to go into a hypnotic state, however the reality is far from that.
For example, if someone is told ‘close your eyes’, who is it who closes the eyes? The client, of course! The hypnotherapist cannot make someone close their eyes – they cannot reach over and pull their eyelids down!
So many times people see hypnosis on television or stage shows and get the wrong idea about what hypnosis is. Hypnosis is a highly relaxing state, where the client can make incredible changes.