The terms "hypnotist" and "hypnotherapist" are
oftentimes used interchangeably. A practitioner using hypnosis for the
purposes of helping a client for such things as eliminating bad habits,
reducing anxiety, improving motivation and performance, and also for
health-related purposes such as controlling pain and/or suggesting
greater health in a manner that is complimentary with other treatments
may call himself or herself a "hypnotist" or a "hypnotherapist".
However, "hypnotist" is somewhat broader and also includes the use of
hypnosis for entertainment or "stage hypnosis." Sometimes "hypnotist"
may seem a more appropriate term as well for applications such as
forensic hypnosis used in police work, because the connotation of
"therapy" in the word "hypnotherapy" would seem to be a poor fit in
this type of work. Therefore, the terms are very often interchangeable
but in situations having no resemblance to therapy (such as stage
hypnosis or forensic hypnosis) a practitioner would likely be referred
to as a hypnotist rather than as a hypnotherapist.
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Whichever way the term is used, hypnotists and hypnotherapists utilize
different variants of a method called an induction
in order to ease a person into the hypnotic state (or states) so that
suggestions can achieve the positive goals of the hypnotic session. On
the subject of the association of the term "hypnotherapy" with
"therapy", the association can be somewhat misleading. While some
psychiatrists and psychotherapists may use hypnotherapy as part of a
patient's therapy, more often than not "training" is a better term for
the typical use of hypnotherapy in a hypnotherapist's office.
Hypnotherapy is a form of education, or, if you will, training for the
mind to resolve old habits and realize positive life changes. In
hypnotherapy, the client has the opportunity to learn how to more
effectively use the power of her mind.
Hypnosis is conveniently located in Newton, MA near the Mass Pike and
Route 128 and is within a 1/2 hour drive of the following Greater
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