To the public the difference between hypnotherapy, meditation and mindfulness may be confusing. Although they all help the patient access their subconscious mind, meditation can be very challenging for the untrained mind and mindfulness is most effective once emotions have been cleared. The modality of hypnotherapy, however, combines all these elements:
- accessing the subconscious mind;
- easy to do even by the untrained mind
- clears emotions.
There is also the confusion around the standardization of training. Hypnotherapists receive variable training ranging from a weekend training to a comprehensive, 400 hours of training—consumers beware! Our hypnotherapists are a select group who belong to the professional organization, The International Board of Hypnotherapy, which requires its members to have a minimum of 300 hours of training and adhere to a code of ethics.