The Difference Between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and How They Can Help You Overcome Anxiety and Depression

Hypnotherapist helping a patient with anxiety and depression

Many people confuse hypnosis with hypnotherapy, assuming that they are the same thing. However, there is a significant difference between the two. So what is the difference between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?  Hypnosis is a state of consciousness that occurs when an individual is in a trance-like state, induced by a hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy, on the other hand, is a form of psychotherapy that uses hypnosis as a therapeutic tool to help individuals overcome their mental health challenges. Anxiety and depression are prevalent mental health conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. They can cause debilitating symptoms that affect your daily life, work and relationships. Luckily, there are several treatment options available, including hypnosis and hypnotherapy, that can help individuals manage and overcome their symptoms.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis, when used as a tool for self-help, can help individuals overcome anxiety and depression by accessing their subconscious mind. In a state of hypnosis, an individual is more open to suggestion and can change their thoughts and behaviours more easily. A hypnotherapist may use various techniques, such as guided visualisation, to help individuals overcome their negative thoughts and emotions.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a more structured approach to therapy that involves the use of hypnosis. Hypnotherapists are trained to help individuals access their subconscious mind and identify and overcome negative thought patterns that contribute to their anxiety and depression. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, phobias, and depression.

If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, hypnotherapy can be a helpful treatment option. I can provide you with the support and guidance you need to overcome your challenges. If you live in Perth I am conveniently located in South Perth, or Australia-wide I can conduct our sessions over zoom.

Mental Health Professional

It’s important to note that hypnosis and hypnotherapy are not a substitute for professional medical care. If you are experiencing severe symptoms of anxiety or depression, it’s essential to seek help from a mental health professional. Hypnotherapy can be used as a complementary treatment to traditional therapy, but it should not be used as a replacement.

In conclusion, hypnosis and hypnotherapy are valuable tools for managing anxiety and depression. Whether you choose to use hypnosis as a self-help tool or seek out a qualified hypnotherapist for more structured therapy, hypnosis can be a helpful adjunct to traditional therapy. Remember to always seek professional medical care if you are experiencing severe symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Get in touch with me on 0418 942 319 and let’s talk.

Love Jen x

Disclaimer: Results may vary from client to client

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