Hypnosis is a natural, yet altered state of mind where communication and responsiveness with the subconscious mind is present. If that sounds commonplace, it’s because it is. Most of us go in and out of the trance state regularly. If you’ve ever zoned out on your daily commute, or found yourself immersed in the world of a book or movie, you’ve been in the trance state.
Hypnosis is known for harnessing “the power of suggestion.”
Hypnotherapy is the practice of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. To understand the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy, think of hypnosis as a tool and hypnotherapy as the use of a tool. Hypnotherapy is to hypnotism as art therapy is to art.