About the author: Fanis Makrigiannis of Mind Sprit Body Hypnosis is certified and accredited by The American Board of Hypnotherapy, The National Guild of Hypnotists, and The American Board of Neuro-linguistic Programming.

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Great question, and honestly I’m asked this at least once a week.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is the process of a trained professional placing their subject into a completely relaxed state of mind. This hypnotic state of mind can be achieved by various techniques including progressive relaxation, metaphors, or what is known as “mind-bending language” (words and phrases that help bypass the conscious mind). Hypnosis is completely natural and safe.

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We tend to go into hypnosis naturally throughout the day (called trances). Sometimes we forget the car ride home or fall into a deep focus while watching tv or listening to music. These are all examples of trance states.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic modality performed by a trained professional to effect changes in behaviour. Some of these behaviours include smoking cessation, ending addictions, managing stress and anxiety, weight management, increasing confidence and self-esteem, and much more.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

Another great question. My personal experience tells me this: if you want to be hypnotized then you will be. Many have come to me as skeptics but came to me with an open mind. The results were powerful and predictable. A strong hypnotic response was evident. I used many suggestion tests to prove the presence of hypnosis. One of the most powerful hypnotic indicators is time distortion. The subconscious simply cannot tell time.

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